Browsing All posts tagged under »Los Angeles«

Do You Know the Way to East LA?

May 16, 2011

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Do You Know the Way to East LA? by AnneLise Sorensen While it aimed to skewer stereotypes, Cheech and Chong’s bong-fueled 1980 “Born in East LA” lingers in the minds of some as synonymous with the neighborhood. (Cheech: I was born in East LA. Chong: Oh yeah…? Let`s see your green card. Cheech:  Huh? Green […]

Ay, ay, ay, ay! Mariachi in Los Angeles

March 16, 2011

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Ay, ay, ay, ay! Mariachi in Los Angeles by AnneLise Sorensen Pass by during the week, and Mariachi Plaza in Boyle Heights (Metro: Mariachi Plaza) can look forlorn and empty, as if tumbleweed might come skittering through. Pay a visit on an early Saturday afternoon though, and the plaza lives up to its name. Mariachi […]

Eat Your Way through East LA

February 10, 2011

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Eat Your Way through East LA by AnneLise Sorensen This story captures my philosophy about living as a “global local” – and traveling in your own backyard. I wrote it for New York Magazine this month – click here. And, now on my blog I’m including the longer, “unabridged” version – starting with the food. […]