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Sharing Lemongrass from the garden in Boyle Heights.
Photo Credit: James Rojas
November 9, 2015

2015 Found LA Was A Success

Another year, another round of great tours – lead by people who love where they live and what they do and graciously share their enthusiasm with the rest of Los Angeles. This year LA Commons heeded the message that one day was not enough, and so tour opportunities were available on either Saturday or Sunday, […]



August 30, 2013

3rd Annual Found LA:Festival of Neighborhoods

A FESTIVAL TO CELEBRATE LOS ANGELES NEIGHBORHOODS   Sunday, October 20, 2013, LA Commons will host the third annual Found LA: Festival of Neighborhoods.  This year’s theme, “The River of Your Imagination” invites Angelinos to explore the range of ways they interact with the LA River.  Los Angeles culture seekers will be able to: Visit […]



June 11, 2012

Meet the Docents Part I: Introducing the faces of Trekking LA

Trekking LA could not be possible without our host of incredible docents who lead tours around the areas of the city they know best. We’d like to introduce some of the amazing people that make the program possible. Malissa Strong, docent for Boyle Heights Malissa is originally from a small suburb of Chicago, but for […]



May 29, 2012

Trekking LA Tour Series Explores Boyle Heights with local docent Malissa Strong

One of over 30 tours led by trained neighborhood docents throughout the summer   On Saturday, June 9, 2012, the non-profit L.A. Commons (www.lacommons.org)—with the mission to connect people across Los Angeles’ vast metropolis through the artistic, social and cultural projects that celebrate the unique stories of L.A.’s neighborhoods—will continue with its sixth series of […]



December 1, 2011

Reflections on 2011

Unbelievably, 2011 is nearing a close. At LA Commons, we’ve had a great year with many exciting programs and significant organizational growth to go with it. Our most exciting endeavor is our partnership with USC and CRA/LA to install 200 banners in the neighborhoods surrounding the campus to herald the opening of the Exposition Line. […]



August 11, 2011

Press Release: Trekking LA Tour 2011; Uncovering Undiscovered Boyle Heights

Contact: Karen Mack Karen@lacommons.org 213.705.4457 FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Trekking LA Tour 2011: Uncovering Undiscovered Boyle Heights LOS ANGELES, CA — August 11, 2011 — On August 21st 2011, LA Commons continues a summer series of tours with an exploration of the rich hidden gems to be found in Los Angeles’ Boyle Heights. Grand Performances and […]