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tacos-villa-corona-breakfast-burrito.0.0Here 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 breakfast burrito destinations, which includes Mid-City 24/7 Lucy’s Drive-In (Gustavo Arellano’s go-to place for chile relleno burritos), Anthony Bourdain pick Tacos Villa Corona in Atwater Village (photo, above) and ∼$12 burritos at the The Farm in Beverly Hills which are filled with aged cheddar cheese and applewood smoked bacon.

But breakfast burritos are an anomaly in some parts of Texas, where breakfast tacos are the norm. [Mas…]

vatosartSmiley 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. [Mas…]


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.

pantsintroPhotographer 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. [Mas…]

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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: [Mas…]

doyers640Is calling the Los Angeles Dodgers Los Doyers racist? Gustavo ¡Ask A Mexican! Arellano has a video answer:
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streetgangsPublic 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? [Mas…]

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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Jay Smooth: The multi-layered racism of Donald Sterling (video)

by Lucida Grandé April 29, 2014 El Now
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WBAI (NYC) DJ Jay Smooth analyzes the Donald Sterling tape chingadera and wonders why adjudicated racist Sterling needed to get caught saying something before people got pissed. East Los homeboy Sterling has been an evil guy for years. And what about the the girlfriend? PREVIOUSLY ON DONALD STERLING:

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LA’s Edward James Olmos/Jaime Escalante mural (video)

by Lucida Grandé April 11, 2014 Cultura
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Michael Montenegro takes us to MacArthur Park in Los Angeles to see the gigantic mural of an iconic public school teacher — Jaime Escalante — and the actor who portrayed him in Stand and Deliver, the homie Edward James Olmos. PREVIOUSLY ON TEACHERS:

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Pope: ‘Quakes are message from God: Let there be gay’

by Especial Correspondents April 1, 2014 El Now
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(PNS reporting from VATICAN CITY) The recent earthquakes in Southern California are a message from God, according to Pope Francis. The Almighty, he told a visiting delegation of American Catholics Monday, will shake things up until they are more gay. “Lord knows this mortal world needs some bright flashes of color that aren’t suicide bomb […]

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Artist marks rap history at Los Angeles’ intersections (NSFW video)

by MOON GUAC Y HABLO PICASSO January 9, 2014 Cultura
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Los Angeles locations like Pico and La Brea, 108th and Crenshaw, The House of Blues and Dockweiler Beach were all featured in rap lyrics. Now New York’s Jay Shells wants to make sure these landmarks get the respect they deserve. [Some NSFW lyrics.] PREVIOUSLY ON PICO BOULEVARD:

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Alice Bag: ‘Christmas is Just Another Day’ (audio)

by MOON GUAC December 24, 2013 Audio
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L.A. puro punk pocha Alice Bag explains why she sings the sads: This is a song I wrote when I had to spend Christmas apart from my husband. Performed by Goddess 13, vocals by Alice Bag, backing vocals by Teresa Covarrubias. PREVIOUSLY ON ALICE BAG:

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Latino Stereotypes 101: Arsenio Hall and Felipe Esparza (video)

by Bronco del Camino December 12, 2013 Cultura
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Arsenio Hall and (Last Comic Standing) Felipe Esparza head to Santee Alley in L.A.’s Garment Fashion District to see if they can pin down some Latino stereotypes. Hot sauce, Home Depot and “No hablo ingles” here we come! PREVIOUSLY ON ARSENIO:

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Lost in translation: Trevor Noah visits a taco truck (NSFW video)

by MOSCA MEXICAN October 23, 2013 Cultura
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South African standup comic Trevor Noah wasn’t sure what to expect the first time he ate at a taco truck in downtown Los Angeles. [NSFW language.]

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Happy Hispanic Heritage Month from L.A. Mayor Eric Garcetti (photo)

by Comic Saenz October 11, 2013 Cultura
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¡Feliz Hispanic Heritage Month! – Alcalde Eric Garcetti Manhole cover image via Buzzfeed.

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Cholafied Virgen: The barbed wire is a nice touch (photo)

by Sara Inés Calderón July 25, 2013 Cultura
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Virgen de #Guadalupe #mural #streetart in #Highland Park. I think the barbed wire is an especially nice touch. #Latinas #latism

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Dave Alvin (ex-Blaster): ‘Hey, baby, it’s the 4th of July!’ (music video)

by Victor Payan July 4, 2013 Cultura
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Here’s to all the lovelorn working stiffs and Mexican kids shooting fireworks below. Hey, baby, it’s the 4th of July!  Keep your fingers and barbecue eyebrows safe! [Downey homeboy Dave Alvin]

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