Boyle Heights

  • Blogs

    September 18, 2014

    The 10 Most Important Tacos in Taco History

    This week marks the beginning of Hispanic Latino Chicano Brown People Heritage Month, a time where corporations outdo each other in pandering for pesos. We here at the Weeklyare not immune to such cheap points--hell, we pander all year! So in the spirit of that, behold a listicle celebrating taco hi ... More >>

  • News

    April 3, 2014

    Fred Ross Was Orange County's Loss—But César Chávez's Gain

    The legendary community organizer influenced a generation of Latino civil-rights activists. But in OC, he was run out of town

  • Blogs

    August 13, 2013

    A Look Behind the Making of "Luna Lovers," Las Cafeteras' New Video!

    Las Cafeteras, a seven-piece son jarocho inspired ensemble from East Los Angeles, are beaming after the release of their latest music video "Luna Lovers." Our sister blog over at the LA Weekly had the honors of exclusively premiering the social media exploding effort last Thursday. The song is the s ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 3, 2012

    Wienerschnitzel's Chili Cheese Tamales: Too Lean on the Beef!

    After Thanksgiving, my holiday diet mainly consists of tamales and pozole until a few days after the New Year. With that uptick being the case for a lot of us Mexis, Wienerschnitzel is wise to roll out its 'for a limited time only' Chili Cheese Tamales starting this month. Loving the signature brown ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 26, 2012

    DEA Gets Raid-Happy In So Cal

    According to both the LA Times and our sister paper LA Weekly, the DEA raided three pot shops and ordered several dozen other marijuana dispensaries in Los Angeles to close yesterday. The three raids took place downtown, and in Silverlake and Boyle Heights, but landlords and club operators of 6 ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 21, 2012

    Las Cafeteras Plays For Those Who Work Hard to Survive

    [Editor's Note: This new Weekly music feature highlights outtakes and personal stories from bands who just finished working their asses off to put out new music.]Las Cafeteras, a seven-piece Latino folk-fusion band birthed out of the Eastside Café in El Sereno, keep the rhythms of son jarocho a ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 3, 2012

    Winning By a Neck at Kentucky Fried Buches

    The first time I ever saw buches--perhaps more properly known as pescuezos de pollo--was at the late, lamented Breed Street vendor fair in Boyle Heights, where the scent of frying chicken competed for olfactory primacy against enchiladas, pambazos, churros, and pit-roasted meat. I wasn't paying atte ... More >>

  • Columns

    February 17, 2012

    Where Can I Find the Mexico of Donkey Shows?

    [¡Ask a Mexican!] And will Mexicans support Marco Rubio?

  • Blogs

    February 14, 2012

    It's Casual Debut a Pro-Public Transportation Message in 'The Redline' [WATCH]

    ​Eddie Solis wasn't kidding when he told us that he enjoys taking public transportation in the city. The LA native (proudly from Boyle Heights, yo!) Says traffic, instead of being "harsh" and "time-consuming," is "fun." And he put his money where his mouth is in The New Los Angeles, reissued wit ... More >>

  • Music

    February 10, 2012

    It's Casual Are Citified

    The LA band live and breathe their city

  • Blogs

    August 3, 2011

    Pilar Díaz Checks in from Chile (and Talks About the Los Abandoned Reunion Show)!

    On site in Santiago filming a new music video for 'La Vitrola'​ While Southern California has been slugging through an often humid summer full of music events and festivals, singer-songwriter Pilar Díaz has been chillin' in Chile as inverted seasons make the country a winter wonderland. Hard at ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 28, 2011

    Homeboy Industries Music Releases 'The Big Lay-Off'

    ​ Last year was a tumultuous ride for the heralded LA-based institution known as Homeboy Industries. Despite its reputable work over two decades in transforming the lives of gang members through employment and other programs, its money coffers have dried up. The organization, founded by Boyle Heig ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 7, 2010

    Pastrami Sandwich-Eating Contest at Tommy Pastrami Next Month

    Note: actual Skyscraper sandwich much taller than this...​Another food contest for the local gluttons: the Tommy Pastrami chain wants YOU to be the fastest person to eat TWO of their Skyscraper Pastrami sandwiches to win $500. A full fortune that is! Details after the jump!

  • Music

    December 2, 2010


    [Mental Notes] The best alt-Latin acts in OC

  • Blogs

    November 26, 2010

    Latin Alternative Music Guide: OC Edición!

    Earlier this week, I introduced readers to my "Latin Alternative Music Guide: LA Edición" and the musicians who compiled it - a task too much for one person and one blog post! (Other "must listens" that came to mind after publication were Cava, Monte Carlo 76, and BEATMO to name a few) Now I turn t ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 23, 2010

    Latin Alternative Music Guide: LA Edición!​Our lovely, monstrous, sprawling metropolis to the North otherwise known as Los Angeles has seen new talent fuse with established artists to create a revival of sorts in the broad Latin Alternative music scene. Supportive venues like La Cita in downtown Los Angeles, and Eastside ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 1, 2010

    Cupcakes Out, Pies In: Someone Gets Paid To Predict Food Trends

    Flickr user vpickeringWhere food trend predictions come from...​We're coming up to the end of the year, which means it's time for would-be tastemakers to make all sorts of bold and useless predictions about what the new trends are. That people pay to hear this nonsense is hysterical (though the fa ... More >>

  • News

    June 17, 2010

    Killing for the Cartel

    Police believe East LA high-school dropout Jose Saenz has killed a good friend and the mother of his daughter

  • Blogs

    June 3, 2010

    Racist OC Register Fustercluck of the Day

    ​Headline: Two arrested following attempted carjacking fvproud wrote: Latinos en masse are a parasite on a community. Racist statement? Yes. Untrue? No. Name a latino community that is nice? Still waiting. Still waiting. Santa Ana, Bell Gardens, Bell, Parts of Anaheim, Stanton, Midway City, South ... More >>

  • Music

    December 3, 2009
  • News

    November 5, 2009
  • Blogs

    November 3, 2009

    Last Night: Vampire Weekend at the Art Theatre in Long Beach

    Andrew Youssef​Last Night: Vampire Weekend at the Art Theatre in Long Beach (11/02/09)Better Than: the last time I saw them at the Glass House in September of 2008.After a secret show in Chinatown and a last minute show in Boyle Heights, Vampire Weekend "officially" kicked off their mini tour of C ... More >>

  • Columns

    September 3, 2009
  • Blogs

    June 26, 2009

    Friday Film Funnies: Larry "Nativo" Lopez

    My email and Facebook in-box have been invaded with the news that longtime Latino activist/racialist Larry "Nativo" Lopez was arrested on felony counts of voter fraud this Wednesday. We'll see whether the charges (that he voted in Boyle Heights but lives in OC), but my only comment at this point is ... More >>

  • Music

    March 3, 2005
  • News

    July 31, 2003

    Repatriate Act

    Joe Dunn fights for Mexicans, gets an ass

  • Film

    July 5, 2001

    Look, Maman, No Hands!

    The Crimson Rivers, plus "crazy/beautiful"

  • Music

    September 28, 2000

    Punk en Espanol

    Union 13 let it burn