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City Mourns Passing of Vernon Councilman

The news of Vernon Councilman Michael A. Ybarra’s death last Friday was met with sadness in the southeast city. The councilman died in Lodi, California following... Read more »

Ruth A. Apodaca Passes Away at Age 98

Obituary – Funeral services will be held Wednesday and Thursday of this week for Ruth A. Apodaca of Bradbury, CA, who died July 2, 2014 at the age of 98. Ruth... Read more »

Veteran Actress and BFA Co-Founder Has Died

Veteran actress Carmen Zapata, who appeared regularly on television, in movies and on stage during a nearly 70-year career, died of heart failure at her home in... Read more »

Eastside Public Education Activist To Be Remembered

Friends and family will remember an education activist who served as Los Angeles Unified’s first Director for the Mexican American Education Commission during... Read more »

Gone: Famed Co-Owner of El Tepeyac Succumbs to Cancer

Manuel Rojas with his daughter, Elena, outside El Tepeyac restaurant in Boyle Heights in May 2010. (Erik Sarni Exclusive to EGP) “Is it true? Did Manny Rojas die?” ... Read more »

The. Very. Best. Valentine. Ever.

This year I came up with the best Valentine’s Day gift ever for my wife and daughter. It’s inexpensive and, unlike a bouquet of flowers, should last beyond their... Read more »

Orozco: He Kept a Close Watch Over His Town

“Bill” Orozco passed away overnight on Jan. 24. at the age of 63. (Photo courtesy of the Orozco Family) For at least three decades, William “Bill” Orozco... Read more »

Lucille Bessera Roybal Left Her Own Legacy

She was perhaps best known as the wife of the late Congressman Edward Roybal, and the mother of Congresswoman Lucille Roybal-Allard, but Lucille Beserra Roybal should... Read more »

Former Northeast Councilman Dies

Former Los Angeles city councilman, lawyer and lobbyist Art Snyder, whose political career was derailed by an influence-peddling scheme, died Wednesday. He was 79. Snyder... Read more »

‘Con Safos’ Co-founder’s Legacy Lives On

“My dad was a compassionate, generous, humble, philosophical, intelligent man,” said Susan Sifuentes Trigueros, remarking on the passing of her father, longtime... Read more »

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