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February 5, 2014 | By Houston Mitchell
WWE has donated $25,000 to the East LA Boys & Girls Club as part of its Be a STAR anti-bullying initiative, which WWE co-founded with The Creative Coalition in 2011. The Be a STAR grant will support and fund parent workshops and training taught by local anti-bullying experts.  “WWE is proud to implement its first-ever Be a STAR grant program, and offer five distinguished and deserving non-profits support for their anti-bullying programs,” said Stephanie McMahon, Chief Brand Officer, WWE. “Our hope is that these five grants will provide the additional resources needed to help combat bullying in their communities.” The others receiving grants were: The Armory Foundation, New York; Blue Star Families, Inc., Falls Church, Va.; DoSomething.org, New York and the National Voices for Equality, Education and Enlightenment, Fort Lauderdale, Fla.  
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April 10, 2014 | By Lisa Girion and Scott Glover
A doctor has been indicted on federal drug trafficking charges for allegedly turning his East Los Angeles and San Gabriel clinics into lucrative mills where he doled out prescriptions for powerful painkillers and other widely abused medications in exchange for cash. Dr. Andrew S. Sun, 78, of La Mirada, surrendered to federal authorities and was expected to be arraigned Thursday. Sun faces 24 counts of prescribing Vicodin, Xanax, a cough syrup with codeine known on the street as "Purple Drank" and other dangerous narcotics to undercover agents who had no medical need for the drugs.
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October 24, 2011 | By Hector Becerra, Los Angeles Times
The moment Carmen Fought laid eyes on the man in the hallway of a Pomona courthouse, she was certain he was white. Then his lips parted, and Fought did an about-face. Now she was sure he was Mexican American, probably from East Los Angeles or Boyle Heights. The tell-tale signs: the drawn-out vowels in the first syllables of his words. "Together" became "TWO-gether" instead of "tuh-GE-ther. " "Going" sounded like "GO-ween. " Fought, a linguistics professor at Pitzer College, sidled up to the man for some detective work.
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April 7, 2014 | By Teresa Watanabe
A citywide coalition of community groups and civil rights leaders unveiled a comprehensive new measure Monday ranking L.A. Unified's neediest schools and urged more targeted spending on students there. The "student need index," which analyzed test scores, dropout rates, gun violence, asthma and eight other factors that affect learning, found that the neediest schools were concentrated in southern and eastern Los Angeles, along with the Pacoima area in the San Fernando Valley. The schools included Fremont and Jordan high schools, Bethune and Drew middle schools and Griffith Joyner and Woodcrest elementary schools.
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January 17, 2013 | By Kevin Baxter
With the second pick in Thursday's Major League Soccer SuperDraft in Indianapolis, Chivas USA made good on its pledge to pick a Mexican American player by selecting midfielder Carlos Alvarez, a former Salesian High School star from East Los Angeles and the University of Connecticut. The New England Revolution, which traded up to get the first pick, used that selection on the University of Louisville 's Andrew Farrell, a defender considered by many to be the best player available.
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December 27, 2007 | By Jean-Paul Renaud, Los Angeles Times Staff Writer
The Gold Line extension into East Los Angeles promises to carry development and prosperity into an area long troubled by poverty and blight. But some business owners along the neighborhood's busy 3rd Street, where a large section of the six-mile, above-ground rail line is being built, say the roadwork and street closures have all but halted commerce in the area. Some merchants say they have been forced to skip rent payments and lay off employees. They even wonder whether they will be around to see the train whiz by. "The worst that I can remember was the El Niño year . . . but it was nowhere as bad as this," said Fred Lane, whose E.L.A.
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March 30, 2012 | By Reed Johnson, Los Angeles Times
Members of the restlessly inventive East L.A. band Quetzal admit there's something humorous about their new album being released on a label called Smithsonian Folkways Recordings. As Martha González, the group's bilingual diva, recently observed, the record company, a branch of the Smithsonian Institution, normally focuses on groups that are "considered maybe on the verge of going extinct. " One spin through "Imaginaries" should convince listeners that Quetzal is anything but a museum piece.
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February 8, 2013 | By Dalina Castellanos, Los Angeles Times
In East Los Angeles, murals are as common and overlooked as clouds in the sky, but both take shape and significance when looked at through a different lens. A group of students from Monterey Continuation High School learned this lesson recently by writing and performing one-act plays about the wall art in their neighborhood and the muralists who put them there. About…Productions oversees the Young Theaterworks program at the school and encourages students to communicate through the arts.
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January 21, 2012 | By Hector Becerra, Los Angeles Times
East Los Angeles' dream of becoming a city, deferred for more than a half-century, appears to be on the brink of collapsing once more. A new report concluded that the unincorporated neighborhood would not be able to financially sustain itself as a city. The study found that proponents of making East L.A a city also vastly underestimated the cost of law enforcement by about $10 million. The report to the Local Agency Formation Commission, which approves the formation of cities, suggests rejecting the East L.A. cityhood proposal, which the commission is expected to vote on Wednesday.
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September 20, 1986
How will history remember George Deukmejian? As the man who humbly attended a public school as a child and brought a prison to East Los Angeles? Or one of a number of medieval governors who set back the progress of race relations in California? (Yes, we've had a few in our past.) In either case, as a fitting tribute to the man I strongly suggest that we name the new prison after him so he won't be easily forgotten. HOWARD KIM Los Angeles
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April 3, 2014 | By Ken Schwencke
A shallow magnitude 2.5 earthquake was reported Thursday morning one mile from East La Mirada, according to the U.S. Geological Survey. The temblor occurred at 3:59 a.m. PDT near the surface. According to the USGS, the epicenter was one mile from La Habra, two miles from La Mirada, and three miles from Fullerton. In the past 10 days, there have been 10 earthquakes magnitude 3.0 or greater centered nearby. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service, and this post was created by an algorithm written by the author.
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March 17, 2014 | By Ruben Vives, This post has been corrected, as indicated below.
A couple who allegedly used a fake pipe bomb to commit a bank robbery in East Los Angeles in 2012 have been found guilty, the U.S. attorney's office said Monday. [For the record, 8:02 p.m. PDT, Monday, March 17, 2014: A previous version of this post incorrectly cited the Los Angeles County district attorney's office as the prosecuting agency. ] Former East Los Angeles Bank of America assistant manager Aurora Barrera and her boyfriend, Ray Vega, were found guilty of conspiracy to commit robbery and bank robbery.
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February 5, 2014 | By Houston Mitchell
WWE has donated $25,000 to the East LA Boys & Girls Club as part of its Be a STAR anti-bullying initiative, which WWE co-founded with The Creative Coalition in 2011. The Be a STAR grant will support and fund parent workshops and training taught by local anti-bullying experts.  “WWE is proud to implement its first-ever Be a STAR grant program, and offer five distinguished and deserving non-profits support for their anti-bullying programs,” said Stephanie McMahon, Chief Brand Officer, WWE. “Our hope is that these five grants will provide the additional resources needed to help combat bullying in their communities.” The others receiving grants were: The Armory Foundation, New York; Blue Star Families, Inc., Falls Church, Va.; DoSomething.org, New York and the National Voices for Equality, Education and Enlightenment, Fort Lauderdale, Fla.  
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January 17, 2014 | By Paresh Dave
A self-proclaimed homeless gang member convicted of murdering two car salesmen and two other men within a seven-month period in East Los Angeles was sentenced to death Friday. A Los Angeles jury convicted Angel Mendoza, 39, in October of four counts of murder, three counts of possession of a firearm by a felon and multiple special allegations. The death penalty was recommended by the jury and affirmed by Los Angeles County Superior Court Judge Ronald Coen. A parole officer who completed the pre-sentencing investigation said Mendoza showed no remorse for the killings and remained troubled by mental illness.
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November 13, 2013 | By Reed Johnson
The lunch order at Lucy's El Adobe on Melrose was as follows: Cesar Rosas: steak picado with corn tortillas. David Hidalgo: chile relleno, with a beef taco dorado a la carte. Louie Pérez: vegetarian burrito. Conrad Lozano: steak picado, but could he have flour tortillas instead of corn please? The waiter, originally from Tijuana, knew he'd been handed a setup line. "No flour here!" he barked at Lozano. "Only Mexican people here!" PHOTOS: Unexpected musical collaborations The Los Lobos bassist and his bandmates broke up laughing.
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November 1, 2013 | By Steve Galluzzo
Ty'Jon Delancy rarely stops talking, and he was quite a chatterbox before the biggest game of his life.  However, he proved he can put his money where his mouth is Friday night, rushing for 119 yards and two touchdowns in 25 carries as Los Angeles Garfield retained neighborhood bragging rights over L.A. Roosevelt with a 22-6 victory in the 79th East LA Classic before an estimated crowd of 15,000 at East Los Angeles College. The first half looked like a carbon copy of last year's epic struggle - which Garfield won, 7-0 - but the Bulldogs' offense took over in the last two quarters, and defensive lineman Eri Velasquez scored on a 35-yard interception return to clinch the win. The victory kept Garfield (6-3, 5-0)
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September 19, 1986 | JACK JONES, Times Staff Writer
It has done little or no good, backers of Gov. George Deukmejian's plan for a new prison have discovered, to point out to opponents that the site he favors is not really in East Los Angeles, but a couple of miles to the west--on the far side of the Los Angeles River. Strictly speaking, the unincorporated Los Angeles County area labeled East Los Angeles is bordered on the west by the Boyle Heights area of the City of Los Angeles, which lies between it and the cement-lined river channel.
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November 1, 2013 | By Steve Galluzzo
The 79th edition of the East L.A. Classic kicks off 30 minutes from now and Garfield would like nothing better than to crash Roosevelt's homecoming party by dealing the Rough Riders their seventh defeat in the last nine meetings of a rivalry dating all the way back to 1925. Garfield (5-3, 4-0) leads the Eastern League, but if Roosevelt (7-1, 3-1) prevails it will move into a first-place tie with one regular season game remaining for both schools. The Bulldogs won the JV game 41-12 and East Los Angeles College is filling rapidly in anticipation of the City Section's most storied grudge match.
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November 1, 2013 | By Steve Galluzzo
Ty'Jon Delancy ran for 119 yards and two touchdowns and Garfield earned bragging rights over neighbohood rival Roosevelt with a 22-6 victory in the 79th East LA Classic game at East Los Angeles College.  The Bulldogs (6-3, 5-0) remained unbeaten in the Eastern League and beat their archrivals for the seventh time in the last nine meetings. Roosevelt (7-2, 3-2) still leads the overall series. David Arriaga's one-yard keeper pulled the Rough Riders to within 12-6 in the third quarter, but Aaron Rocha's field goal put Garfield ahad by two scores and defensive lineman Eri Velasquez scored on a 35-yard interception return to ice the victory.
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