East Los Angeles
The Six Best Cemitas Poblanas and Where to Find Them In Los Angeles
Named after the type of bread they are made from—an oversized sesame bun—a cemita is like the torta's cousin. It comes stacked high with milanesa, pápalo, quesillo, avocado, chipotle, and pickled jalapeño. Here's where to find the best from East L.A. to The Valley.
The Ten Best Tacos Along the Metro E Line, From East L.A. to Santa Monica
Metro's mighty E Line now takes you from deep East Los Angeles to the shores of Santa Monica. Pescado zarandeado with a view in DTLA, a 35-year-old birria de chivo OG in Boyle Heights, and a Mixe-powered al pastor along the way. Get that TAP card out and let's go eat some of the city's best tacos easily accessible by public transit!
The 6th St Bridge Taquerías: Meet the New Pop-Ups That Set Up Shop On Both Sides
On one side of the bridge you have a husband-and-wife duo making a fried tamal with meat and cheese already mashed into the corn. And on the other side, another married couple making old-school shrimp cocktails for traditionalists and a chorizo taco made with octopus.
Headlines: McDonald’s Working Conditions Protests Enter 6th Day in East L.A. Following Woman’s Death
Staff at an East L.A. McDonald's continue to strike over working conditions, entering the sixth day of protests following the death of Bertha Montes, a co-worker who was reportedly denied the right to go home when feeling ill, and then died weeks later.
Spot Check! ‘Voodoo Chicken’ in Hollywood, a Weed-Themed Lucha Party In DTLA, and La Cevicherie Opens in Long Beach
There's also a free banda night in West Adams with asada Crunchwraps and cold micheladas, chowder fries and lobster bisque shots from a Westside truck, and black habanero aguachile in Long Beach.
Headlines: LAPD Gets Its First Robotic SWAT Dog, Following City Council Vote
Activists have protested the donation, claiming the robot dog would become a tool for the LAPD to harass and conduct surveillance of Black and Brown communities.
Principal At East L.A. Performing Arts Magnet Place On Leave, Accused of Creating “Hostile” Environment
John Edwards Estoesta, who was principal for less than a year at ELAPA, was accused of dismissing racist, homophobic, and transphobic remarks made by students as well as making sexist remarks and inappropriate gestures towards female students.
Headlines: L.A. Inspector General Directs Sheriff’s Deputies To Expose Their “Executioners” and Banditos” Gang Tattoos and Identify Other Alleged LASD Gang Members
Thirty-five deputies are being asked to show their legs below the knee and to identify any colleagues known to have Sheriff's Department gang tattoos or history, among other demands.
After 80 Years, L.A. Formally Denounces The Racism of The “Zoot Suit Riots”
A motion brought by Supervisor Hilda Solis was unanimously approved to denounce "the devastation of the Zoot Suit Riots, recognize [it] as a dark chapter in Los Angeles County's history, and recommit to fighting against racial discrimination.''