Boyle Heights is located southeast of downtown Los Angeles and has long been a destination for newcomers to Los Angeles, including Jewish, Japanese, Mexican, and Russian immigrants. Throughout the past century, people moved to Boyle Heights in search of new opportunities, creating a self-sustaining community of diverse art, culture and family. In recent years the area has become the home to the Metro Gold Line and a budding arts corridor along 1st Street.
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 [...]
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 [...]