Homeless Chinese Man In DTLA Goes Viral With ‘American-Style Begging’ Videos, Branding Him Both a Hero and Villain Across the Pacific
Some praise Prof. Fatman Ding as a walking middle finger to a U.S. job market that runs on abusing immigrant labor. Others see him as a freeloader and a disgrace to the Chinese American community.
Echo Park’s Own Xochitl Gomez Wins The Finale of Dancing With the Stars
The young Marvel star shared the importance of showcasing her Mexican heritage in her ballroom dances through her song choices, set design, and wardrobe. Gomez is a constant advocate for representation both on movie sets and now in the ballroom.
‘These Animals Saved My Life:’ L.A.’s Equestrian Communities Fight Ordinance Seeking to Ban Local Rodeos
After three hours of public comments from both sides, the City Council decided the ordinance be sent back and reviewed before it officially can be voted on. L.A.'s cowboys and cowgirls who were present at the meeting took this as a small win for the city's rodeo culture.
For L.A.’s Palestinian Activists, Fear, Grief, and The Will to Resist
“Everyone is just desperately trying to stay in touch to make sure everybody is okay. Several members of our family were killed in the last week," says Dr. Laila Al-Marayati of KinderUSA, a charity that helps Palestinians with community services.
L.A.’s Next Great Sinaloan-Style Taco Is At a Target Parking Lot in North Long Beach
The taco tides are turning in Los Angeles. After years of birria and Tijuana-style tacos controlling the city's Taco Life, another taco style is emerging as a new trend: Sinaloa-style. But even more specifically, El Verde, Sinaloa. Check out where to find the latest and greatest handmade chorreada in Los Angeles.
A Running List of Highly Impactful People That Have Come Out of Lynwood, California
Lynwood, California, is a relatively small city of only 70,000 people, but it has produced HIGHLY IMPACTFUL people from all walks of life. In fact, it should be called L.A.’s Land of Legends. For this week's Neighborhood Project, Evan Lovett—L.A. In a Minute—compiled a running list of the most significant people that have come out of this pocket of southeast Los Angeles.