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  • Suspect in Deadly Bentley Shooting Pleads Not Guilty

    Suspect in Deadly Bentley Shooting Pleads Not Guilty
    LOS ANGELES -- A man accused in the shooting death of a car salesman whose body was found in his silver 2005 Bentley pleaded not guilty to murder and other charges Friday. Michael Angel Aleman, 34, of Los Angeles, is charged with one count each of...
  • Olvera Street mural 'America Tropical' may see the light of day

    Olvera Street mural 'America Tropical' may see the light of day
    ITHAS taken so long for the city to unveil the lost Olvera Street mural by Mexican master David Alfaro Siqueiros that the recovery itself is becoming historic. For 40 years, activists and art lovers have sought to reclaim Siqueiros' controversial "América...
  • Chicano art, beyond rebellion

    Chicano art, beyond rebellion
    VISITORS to the sprawling Chicano art show opening today at the Los Angeles County Museum of Art are greeted by a display of photos depicting a group of daring guerrilla street artists known as ASCO, Spanish for "nausea." The photographs are from the...
  • 'Lost' art tells of a love lost

    He was a celebrated painter and political agitator who put revolution before art. She was a twentysomething poet, dazzled by her charismatic suitor, David Alfaro Siqueiros, one of the leading Mexican muralists who audaciously combined public art and...
  • Happy 228th Birthday Los Angeles!

    Happy 228th  Birthday Los Angeles!
    LOS ANGELES -- The city of Los Angeles turned 228 this week, and native sons, daughters and fans celebrated Saturday with a walk from the Mission San Gabriel to the El Pueblo de Los Angeles Historical Monument downtown. The 6 a.m. walk, organized by...
  • Bus riders protest transit fare hikes

     
    Five members of the Bus Riders Union began fasting Thursday morning in downtown Los Angeles to protest transit fare hikes that will go into effect on July 1 unless the Metropolitan Transportation Authority rescinds the increases. The protest, which...
  • Chicano Moratorium exhibit on view at L.A.'s Olvera Street

     
    An exhibit celebrating the upcoming 40th anniversary of a historic Mexican American rally against the Vietnam War is open to the public at Olvera Street in downtown Los Angeles. The exhibit includes photographs, documents, paintings and videos documenting...
  • Sanchez gets his street back

     
    In April, I wrote about the long-frustrated effort of one Los Angeles resident, 90-year-old Jack Sanchez, to have a street sign reinstalled downtown. Jack Sanchez is the great-great-nephew of the man Sanchez Street was named for: Vicente Sanchez, who...
  • Christmas Celebrations Around the Southland

    LOS ANGELES - Universal Studios celebrates "Grinchmas" during the month of December with Whoville on the Back Lot, a special holiday show, real snow and family activities. They're even open on Christmas day. - DWP Light Festival in Griffith Park...
  • Mexico City Ready to Exhale

    Mexico City Ready to Exhale
    Mexico began to emerge from its swine flu isolation and tried to reclaim its bustle Tuesday, vendors once again hawking their goods amid the familiar noise of busy traffic and music blaring from street stands. Across Mexico, people were eagerly...
  • Saturday, May 1 & Sunday, May 2: The 137th Annual Cinco de Mayo Celebration at El Pueblo Historical Monument

    The 137th Annual Cinco de Mayo Celebration will take place at El Pueblo Historical Monument, also known as Olvera Street, from 11:00am - 9:00pm each day. Olvera Street, the birthplace of the City of Los Angeles, is a colorful village featuring 27...
  • Cinco de Mayo Events

    LOS ANGELES -- Angelenos will find plenty of ways to celebrate Cinco de Mayo, one of the most important days on the local calendar. Here's a sampler. Cinco de Mayo at Olvera Street: Celebrate Mexico's victory over French forces in Puebla, Mexico, in...