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Third-generation lowrider Orlando Holguin, six years old, was riding low and slow before he could walk. [Video by Shannon Cottrell for the L.A. Weekly.]

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OOPS, SORRY POCHOS.
THE VIDEO PEOPLE CHANGED THE SETTINGS TO PRIVATE.
IT WAS FUN WHILE IT LASTED!

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babybuggyDennis J. Romero of LAWeekly.com was on the scene at the Luxe Hotel on Sunset Boulevard in Brentwood Friday afternoon as Donald Trump came to speak to a private GOP gathering:

Donald Trump’s mouth might be the most uncivilized thing to have graced the blue-blood hills of Brentwood, but those reacting to the GOP presidential candidate’s presence in Los Angeles tonight were as civil as afternoon tea.

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gaymariachisSomos here, somos queer, somos Mariachi Arcoiris de los Angeles — Rainbow Mariachi of L.A.

Maria Hinojosa and Camilo Vargas of LatinoUSA tell the story: [Mas…]

quetzalEast Los band Quetzal dedicates this video to the street vendors of L.A., the only major U.S. city where street vending is illegal. To learn more about the efforts to help hard-working families like the ones in this video, check out the Los Angeles Street Vendor Campaign on Facebook. Quetzal is the collaborative project of Quetzal Flores (guitar), Martha González (lead vocals, percussion), Tylana Enomoto (violin), Juan Pérez (bass), Peter Jacobson (cello), and Alberto Lopez (percussion). [Mas…]


Southern California pochos Chicano Batman started out in the hood, lucked out with a spot at Coachella and then went on the road opening for Jack White. They shared their story with LatinoUSA.

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POCHO’s Migrant Editor Al Madrigal – who lives in Los Angeles – had to make lifestyle changes because of the California water shortage. In New York, where there’s more than enough H20 to go around, Al can let it all hang out, as he explained to Jon Stewart on The Daily Show.

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eastcoastelotesThen there was the time chef Jonathan Pimental popped up a restaurant on the roof of an LA building and served “East Coast” elotes, designer sopes and elegant churros. [Mas…]

Angry area youth calls menudo ‘yucky,’ demands pizza

by ESTEFANIA ZAVALA May 18, 2015 Cultura
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(PNS reporting from ALTADENA) Javier “Flaco” Hernandez outraged his family Sunday night when he refused to eat his bowl of menudo. “It’s yucky!” the 8-year-old shouted as he repeatedly banged his spoon on the dinner table and insisted on pizza instead. Flaco’s refusal ticked off his mom, who had spent hours preparing the beef stomach broth […]

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L.A. lowriders cruisin’ and jumpin’ for Cinco de Mayo (NSFW video)

by Soy Capitan May 5, 2015 Cultura
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Every year for Cinco de Mayo the lowriders cruise to Los Angeles’ Elysian park for some fun family time and spectacular hydraulic jumpin’. Sunday’s conclave was captured in this video from MancaveTV. [Hiphop soundtrack is NSFW with N-word etc.]

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What’s for breakfast? Breakfast tacos or breakfast burritos?

by Barney Asada March 13, 2015 Cultura

Here in Los Angeles, we like breakfast burritos. We like the breakfast burritos so much that breakfast burritos can be enjoyed in Jewish delis, Chinese restaurants, Greek diners, burger stands, sushi joints, lunch trucks, Mexican restaurants, old-school coffee shops and fancy places near the beach. LA.Eater, for example, just published a list of three dozen […]

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Hey Vato! This one is dedicated to Art Laboe (video)

by Barney Asada February 17, 2015 Cultura
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Smiley and Chuy of Hey Vato! hop on the webcam to share their many feels about the apparent end of LA radio DJ Art Laboe’s famed oldies but goodies show – and the romantic dedications that helped “seal with deal” with many a hyna.

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CNN finds ‘underground’ tacos in Los Angeles (video)

by MOSCA MEXICAN February 10, 2015 Cultura
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Oh wow! Underground food! Taco trucks! Street vendors! Birria! Secret restaurants in peoples’ homes! CNN’s Nick Valencia has the scoop from the City of Angels.

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Photos: Los Angeles No Pants Subway Ride 2015

by HABLO PICASSO January 13, 2015 Cultura
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Photographer Dan “The Steel Shark” Cooke braved the chilly 60° L.A. weather Sunday to take his pants off and ride the subway. He brought some friends.

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When a fire burns Downtown L.A., Mexicans be like… (toon)

by GALAC TICO December 10, 2014 Cartoons
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The Chavez Ravine’s hardcore musical tour of ‘Los Angeles’ (video)

by MOON GUAC October 20, 2014 Cultura
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When you’re named after an infamous chapter in L.A. history, like the band The Chavez Ravine, your musical tour of the City of Angels would be pretty hard core too! ¡Mira Los Angeles! What’s the story on this band? Their Facebook esplains:

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Ask A Mexican: Is calling the Dodgers ‘Los Doyers’ racist? (video)

by F. NANDO VALENZUELA October 6, 2014 Cultura
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Is calling the Los Angeles Dodgers Los Doyers racist? Gustavo ¡Ask A Mexican! Arellano has a video answer:

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Las Clikas de L.A. according to El Popo (1970s docuvideo)

by JOE LOW October 6, 2014 Cultura
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Public affairs documentary producer Charles Cahill presents Street Gangs: Challenge to Law Enforcement a 1970s training movie digitized from a 16mm film purchased on eBay, according to YouTube uploader GuilfordGhost. Who are the OG’s in the video? Recognize anyone? Has anything changed?

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Mayor Eric Garcetti: Happy Hispanic Heritage Month, LA! (photo)

by Especial Correspondents September 16, 2014 Cultura
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¡Feliz Hispanic Heritage Month! — Alcalde Eric Garcetti Manhole cover image via Buzzfeed.

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Making It in L.A.: From El Salvador to American Apparel (video)

by Barney Asada June 27, 2014 Cultura
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Salvadoran refugee Alma Velasco fled the civil war to come to America when she was 16. Now she works as a seamstress at American Apparel in Los Angeles. This is her story, courtesy I Am Los Angeles: As a teenager, Alma Velasco had dreams of finishing school and getting a degree in El Salvador. But […]

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Guy practices L.A. driving directions like his Mexican mom (video)

by Lucida Grandé June 27, 2014 Cultura
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OMAIGA! Practice makes perfect, as Francisco Hernandez tries to get his Mexican-mom-style driving directions exactly right.

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Dear gringa who wants to defend the Mexican food in New Jork

by TIA LENCHA June 19, 2014 Cultura
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I read jur article ^^^^ on the google about the Los Angeles Mexican food is not better than the New Jork food but different. Tia Lencha’s chonies are in a bunch. Is that how ju say? Ju don know what ju are talking about. These are the reasons gwhy: In jur articulo, ju spend mos […]

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El Conjunto Nueva Ola vs. A-Ha: ‘Take On Me’ (music videos)

by MOON GUAC June 11, 2014 Cultura
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A 1985 A-Ha award-winning music video gets cumbia-nated and lucha-fied in this just-released re-make from hometown heroes El Conjunto Nueva Ola. It’s not Take On Me, they say. It’s Taco Me. Look for the Spanglish captions! 😉 Here’s the A-Ha video:

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Your VOA Reports: Chinos + Mexicanos = The new Americanos (video)

by EDUARDO BURRO May 30, 2014 Cultura
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Chinese and Mexican immigrants to the U.S. have a lot in common. And in the Los Angeles area, they live next door to each other. A Chinese-Mexican-American Angeleno explains it all to your official Voice of America (VOA.)

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