East Los Angeles is enjoying a rocksteady renaissance, thanks largely to a group called The Delirians. They formed as teenagers and have made the traditional Jamaican music their own, blending the slower-than-ska-but-faster-than-reggae riffs with signature East L.A. sounds of soul, funk and R&B. The ... More >>
In our new column, First Person, L.A. writers tackle the good, the bad and the funny about life as they know it.There is a high price to pay in the city of Los Angeles for the feeling of wind rushing through your hair -- $526, or 68 community service hours, to be exact. I know, because it ... More >>
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A public wake and memorial have been planned to honor former Garfield High School mathematics teacher Jaime Escalante, according to a Thursday announcement made by the actor who portrayed him in Stand And Deliver, Edward James Olmos. On April 16, a wake will be held in the classroom where Es ... More >>
Edward James Olmos as Jaime Escalante in 'Stand and Deliver.'It's said that Jaime Escalante's biggest problem with the 1988 movie about his successes with East L.A. Latino students at Garfield High School was that Stand and Deliver made it seem like they achieved academic excellence overnight ... More >>
Following recent fund-raising efforts to help continue his cancer treatment, retired teacher Jaime Escalante of Stand and Deliver fame died in Reno, Nev. at the age of 79. Garfield High School's Facebook made an announcement Tuesday, stating that the former math teacher there "will forever ... More >>
Edward James Olmos as Jaime Escalante.The family of Jaime Escalante, the Garfield High School math teacher known for getting his Eastside students to strive for better educations, has announced that they need more money to help the 80-year-old battle cancer. Family members told Fox 11 News t ... More >>
Javier Cabral turned 21 two weeks ago, which means not only that now he can legally drink alcohol when he eats out with his blogger friends, but that the name of his blog, Teenage Glutster, seems a bit outdated. Some might agree that after a mention from Dana Goodyear in a New Yorker profile of Jona ... More >>
United Teachers Los Angeles filed suit against the Los Angeles Unified School District over its establishment of a charter campus that would relieve overcrowding at the Eastside's storied Garfield High School. What's wrong with charter schools, you ask? This could be about jobs. The UTLA arg ... More >>
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