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Urgent: L.A. TACO Falling Short of Fundraising Goals and Needs Your Support

Emergency. This is not a test. This is not a ruse. This is not a marketing scheme. We need your support if we're going to make it and every single membership counts.

April 23, 2024

Two New Lowrider-Inspired and Dodger-Blue L.A. TACO Hats Are Now Available!

Wear your L.A. TACO swag and support our inclusive, street-level community journalism!

March 27, 2024

Celebrate Women’s History Month with these Indie Women-Owned Businesses In L.A.

Celebrate women all year round with this list of goods in the 'hood, from a punk-owned vinyl shop in the South Bay, handmade sexy chainmaille bras in South Central, an affordable Salvi-owned facial shop in Koreatown, and more.

March 8, 2024

What Do You Want To Read On L.A. TACO In 2024?

Readers, let us know what's up! What do you want us to cover more often? Or less? Find the survey on our site.

December 21, 2023

My East L.A. Upbringing Taught Me How To Grieve, Dia De Muertos Taught Me How To Live

The older women in my East L.A. neighborhood would invite me to see their altars with the familiar faces of kids who died due to gang violence. The entire block had paths of marigolds leading into their homes.

November 2, 2023

How to Make a Proper Altar for Day of the Dead Right Now

From your loved one's favorite dish to explaining the spiritual significance of cempasúchil flowers and copal incense, here is our trusty step-by-step guide to build a respectful altar for Dia de Muertos this season.

October 6, 2023

‘Orquestra Guadalupana Baja California’ From Tijuana’s Barrios to Play Free Show Near Melrose Avenue Tomorrow

As part of a community resource fair organized by Councilman Hugo Soto-Martinez tomorrow, Orquestra Guadalupana will be playing around noon at Lemon Grove Park off Melrose Avenue.

September 8, 2023

From BMO to the Barrio, Angel City Football’s ‘PodeRosas’ Supporter Group Builds Community

“Growing up, we mostly saw men playing soccer; our families mostly cheered for men’s teams,” said Grijalva. “We know how male-dominated soccer is. Our intention now is to center women athletes, women fans, women’s voices.” 

August 9, 2023

Opinion: Alcohol Permits Are a Tool of Displacement, and Highland Park Does Not Need More Liquor Licenses

Gentrification, rooted in historically racist policies surrounding housing in the United States, is not inevitable like we have been led to believe. However, if regulations are not upheld, “gentrification inevitably leads to corporate control of neighborhoods,” according to How to Kill a City by P.E. Moskowitz.