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Residents of Lincoln Heights enjoying the fair. (by Braylin Collins, UT)

Boys and Girls Club Fair brings Lincoln Heights back together

Braylin Collins, Community News Reporter October 12, 2021

Last year was the first time in five years that the Los Angeles Boys and Girls Club canceled its annual Fair on Broadway in the community to help raise funds for the youth programs it provides to Lincoln...

neon sign that says electric mile

Drive-in and virtual events are providing an ‘escape’ from the pandemic

Cal State LA students and faculty share their drive-in and virtual event experiences.
Tahiti Salinas, Editor-in-Chief May 4, 2021

Companies have adapted to the changes brought on by the pandemic by creating events that can be experienced from the safety of a car. Events like Electric Mile, Stranger Things: The Drive-Into Experience...

Illustration of Godzilla fighting King Kong

Big reptile, big monkey: A meditation on “Godzilla vs Kong”

Ethan Axtell, Copy editor April 30, 2021

“Godzilla vs Kong.” I keep wanting to write “King Kong vs Godzilla” since that was the title of the original 1962 showdown between these two nasty heavyweights. A film that I actually owned on...

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Hollywood producer wrote the roles she once wanted to play

Luisa Leschin has worked on 'Everybody Hates Chris,' 'George Lopez,' 'Mr. Iglesias' and now, 'Gentefied'
Krysta Pae, Community News Reporter April 29, 2021

Growing up, Luisa Leschin was surrounded by the arts and culture. Her mother was a concert pianist and her dad, a former president of El Salvador. As a child, she traveled around the world dancing...

Being and belonging in Boyle Heights

‘Gentefied’ co-creator grapples with his role as a ‘gentrifier’
Vanessa Wyatt, Community News Reporter February 28, 2020

As a generation of urban Latinx youth grow up and aspire to achieve the American Dream, does their success contribute to problems in their communities? That question is part of what the Netflix series,...

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