Shared stories

Morin Memorial Square

By Eddie Morin

I am the son of Raul Morin who was an activist, veteran and author. He wrote the book, “Among the Valiant” which chronicled the heroics of the Mexican American Medal of Honor recipients of WWII and Korea. He spoke out against police brutality and other relevant issues affecting our community. He was active in many […]

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Santa Martha Hospital

By Mario E. Zugasti

I no longer live in LA but it makes me sad that the Hospital where I was born, Santa Marta Hospital no longer exists. I have fond memories growing up in Boyle Heights/East L.A. attending Lorena Elementary and checking out books from Stevenson Library. (That is all)

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Homeboy Histories

By Dr. Ysamur Flores Pena

I am teaching a class at Otis College of Art and Design about the history, impact, and identity of Boyle Heights. The idea is to connect artists and designers to help the community through their art.

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I Left My Heart In Boyle Heights

By Betsy Kalin

When I moved to L.A. from the East Coast, I was floored by how much it defied every stereotype. There were so many neighborhoods and corners to explore, so much diversity, and an abundance of fantastic food experiences, but it wasn’t until I came to know Boyle Heights that I felt like I finally found […]

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