From ‘Fresco’ Food Tasting to An Evening With Wonder Woman, There’s A Lot to Do

October 12, 2017 by · Leave a Comment 

The week ahead is filled with activities for the entire family that won’t break the back, can help you stay informed about your community, get healthy, do something good for the environment or just have fun!

Friday, Oct. 13

6-10pm–Wonder Woman Movie Night at Montebello Park Amphitheater. A family fun evening of women power, hosted by local women leaders and City of Montebello, with a free screening of Wonder Woman the movie at 7pm. Free popcorn, drinks & cotton candy. First come, first serve! First 100 kids will receive Wonder Woman capes. Food trucks on site for food purchases. Park is located 1401 W. Whittier Blvd, Montebello 90640. For more info, visit

Saturday, Oct. 14

9am-3pm—Free L.A. County Household Hazardous and E-Waste Roundup at the Huntington Park City Yard located at 6900 Bissell St. County residents can safely discard household hazardous waste such as antifreeze, unused pharmaceuticals, car batteries, used motor oil, paint, pesticides; home-generated sharps waste such as hypodermic needles, pen needles, syringes, lancets, and intravenous needles; universal waste including household batteries, fluorescent light bulbs; electronic waste (e-waste) such as TVs and monitors, computers, VCRs, stereos, and cell phones. For more information, contact the LA County Dept. of Public Works at 1(888) CLEAN LA, or, or the LA County Sanitation Districts at 1 (800) 238-0172 or


: Saturday, Oct. 14-Noon-4pm–Free Harvest Fest /Fresco in Hermon (NELA) –Enjoy a Free community event featuring food tasting, raffles, free gifts, pumpkin painting, face painting, music & much more. Be sure to stop by Pueblo Chip’s booth to sample delicious products! Fresco is located at 5914 Monterey Rd. LA 90042. For more info, visit Fresco Facebook: Announcement sponsored by Pueblo Chips, the best tasting tortilla chips in town!

Saturday, Oct. 14 from Noon-4pm–Everyone invited to attend Harvest Fest at the Fresco Community Market in Hermon (NELA). Enjoy a Free community event featuring food tasting, raffles, free gifts, pumpkin painting, face painting, music & much more. Be sure to stop by PUEBLO CHIPS’s booth to sample our delicious products! Fresco is located at 5914 Monterey Rd. LA 90042. For more info, visit Fresco Facebook: This announcement sponsored by PUEBLO CHIPS, the best tasting tortilla chips in town!

9am–Peace March in Lincoln Heights. Join Lincoln Heights Clergy, Councilman Gil Cedillo, Mayors GRYD Office, LAPD and & community leaders for a peace march and resource fair. March starts at 9am at the Boys and Girls Club, 2635 Pasadena Ave, LA 90031. A Resource Fair, free food, and swimming will follow march at the B & G Club. For more info, call (323) 221-9111.

10am-4pm–The Commerce Comic Book Invasion Returns! This free and open to the public event is packed with exciting workshops, presentations, panel discussions and signings from over 30 comic book artists, writers and cosplayers. Location: Rosewood Librar, 5655 Jillson St. Commerce, 90040. For more info, call Commerce Library Teen Librarian Erik Jackiw at (323) 722-6660.

10am-2pm–Los Angeles Derby Dolls’ 9th Annual Health Fair at the El Sereno Senior Center. Free blood pressure &glucose screenings, flu shots, child safety seat inspections & more. Time: 10am-2pm. Senior Citizen Center located at 4818 Klamath Pl, L.A. 90032. For more information, call (323) 222-2040. To schedule a safety seat inspection, call (310) 318-5111.

10am-2pm–Kids Health Fair Hosted by LAC+USC Medical Center (LAC+USC) Dept. of Pediatrics. Over 30 exhibitors; info on nutrition, screenings, immunizations, injury prevention; car-seat safety & the Breathmobile asthma clinic. Location: Children’s Village, 2010 Zonal Ave (Building B), LA 90033. For more info, call 323-409-5318.

10:30am-12:30pm–16th Annual Cash for College & Career Convention at Los Angeles Trade Technical College. Free, open to the public workshops on applying for college & financial aid (regardless of immigration status) & qualifying for free community college; help writing college admission essays & choosing a college major. Meet college reps & scholarship providers. LA Trade Tech is located at 400 W. Washington Blvd. LA 90015. Free parking at 23rd St & Grand Ave. For more info, visit,

11am–5pm–Montebello 97th Anniversary Parade & Park Festival at City Park. Parade kicks off at Whittier Blvd & 4th St and ends at City Park: Enjoy live bands, food, games, arts & crafts vendors, and much more. Free Admission. Be aware of local street closures. For more info, call (323) 887-4540, or visit

2:30-3:30pm–Remembering the Families of Chavez Ravine: Hispanic Genealogy Discussion at the East Los Angeles Library. Lawrence Bouett will speak about the early history of the Los Angeles/Chavez Ravine barrios of Palo Verde, Bishop, and La Loma. He has traced the genealogies of many families who lived there through U.S. Census and Voter registrations between 1910 and 1950. Event is sponsored by the Genealogical Society of Hispanic America. Library is located at 4837 E. 3rd St. LA 90022. For more info, call Daniel Hernandez at (323) 264-0155.

6:30pm–Free Movie Night at Sycamore Grove Park Bandshell in Highland Park. Take the family for an outdoor screening of “Pirates of the Caribbean.” Hosted by Councilman Gil Cedillo, Arroyo Seco NC, LA Dept. of Rec & Parks. Free small popcorn while it lasts. Bring a lawn chair, pivnic and blanket. Park is located at 4702 N. Figueroa, LA 90042.For more info, call Sylvia Robledo at (323) 550-1538.

Sunday, Oct. 15

12-8pm–Dia de los Muertos Skate Festival in Boyle Heights-Skateboarding, live music, art, free face painting. Location: 1st Street closure between Boyle and State.

2-3pm–East LA Library Presents Readers’ Theater: The Diaries of Adam and Eve, performed by local actors Cruz Flores & Lezlie Anne Moore. Mark Twain’s final & most personal work was adapted for stage by Cruz Flores. Open to Teens & Adults. Library is located at 4837 E. 3rd St. LA 90022. For more info, call (323) 264-0155.

Wednesday, Oct. 18

4-5pm–Kids Game Night at the Cypress Park Library. Kids ages 5-11 can enjoy a variety of board games, building bricks and electronic games on the Wii Console. Bring your friends. Library located at 4025 E. City Terrace Dr., LA 90063. For more info, call (323) 261-0295.


Assemblyman Miguel Santiago Presents Free Women’s Self-Defense Workshops Oct. 20 (Koreatown) & Oct. 21 (Downtown L.A.) Learn how to protect yourself; discuss legislation on women’s issues. Locations: Koreatown-Olympic Community Police Station 1130 S. Vermont Ave. LA 90006); DTLA-Ketchum-Downtown YMCA 401 S. Hope St. LA 90071. For more info, call (213) 620-4646.

Free Visual Car Inspection Oct. 21 at the Highland Park Senior Center. Visual inspection includes lights, wipers, belts, hoses, vehicle battery & much more. Time: 9am-1pm. Senior Center located at 6152 N. Figueroa St. Highland Park, 90042. For more info, call (323) 255-7913.

Two Open Houses to Review Boyle Heights Community Plan Update-Tues. Oct. 24 & Sat. Oct. 28 at the Boyle Heights City Hall. The Open Houses are being held to showcase the draft plan update and proposed zoning. Locations: Oct. 24 (6-8pm) at Roosevelt High School Cafeteria, 456 S. Mathews St. LA 90033; Oct. 28 at Boyle Heights City Hall (10am-1pm) 1st Fl. Meeting Rm, 2130 E, 1st St., LA 90033. For more info, visit .

Oct. 25-Nov. 2-Free Dia de los Muertos/Day of the Dead Novenario & Festival at Olvera Street in downtown LA. Nine consecutive nights of pageantry, featuring processions in traditional day of the dead dress, blessings, music, face painting, colorful public altars, dance & great food. Presented by the Olvera Street Merchants Assoc, & El Pueblo de Los Angeles. Day time & evening events. For more information & a schedule, visit



Community Calendar: May 11, 2017-May 17, 2017

May 11, 2017 by · 1 Comment 

Thursday, May 11

5-7pm—Education Town Hall at Luther Burbank Middle School in Highland Park. LAUSD Board Member Ref Rodriguez, Superintendent Roberto Martinez, in partnership with the Arroyo Seco Neighborhood Council to discuss educational issues in the district. Burbank is located at 6460 N. Figueroa St., LA 90042. For more info, visit

Friday, May 12

8-11pm–Friends of Chinese Museum Present “Story Night” in the Pico House on Olvera Street. An evening of poetry, music and spoken word about Asian Pacific American identity, civil rights & social justice movement. Free admission. Location: 125 Paseo de la Plaza, L.A. 90012, across from Union Station. For more information, call (213) 485-6855.

Saturday, May 13

9am-3pm–Free LA County Hazardous & E-Waste Roundupat the El Monte Airport: 4233 N. Santa Anita Ave, El Monte. Safely discard household hazardous waste: antifreeze, old medications, car batteries, used motor oil, paint, pesticides, needles, syringes, lancets, household batteries, fluorescent light bulbs; and e-waste such as TVs, monitors, computers, VCRs, stereos, and cell phones. For more information, call LA County Dept. of Public Works at 1(888) CLEAN LA or go to or call LA County Sanitation Districts at 1 (800) 238-0172 or

10am-4pm–LAFD Fire Service Day-Neighborhood Fire Stations Open to the Public. The stations will roll up their doors to offer tours, fire safety & disaster preparedness training, education, & free home smoke alarms while supplies last. For more information, visit visiting:

2-4pm–“Cuisine of Early 19th Century Los Angeles” Presented by El Pueblo Park Association & Culinary Historians of So. California at the Avila Adobe on Olvera Street in downtown L.A: 125 Paseo de la Plaza, L.A. 90012, across from Union Station. For more information, call (213) 485-6855.

2-3pm–Dave Winstone Presents Music of the Rock & Roll Era at the Montebello Library. Learn about its roots in the blues & influence of British invasion. Entertaining & informative program for adults & families with kids over age 10. Free admission. Library located at 1550 W. Beverly Blvd. For more info, call (323) 722-6551.

2:30-3:30pm–Let’s Salsa –Dance Class at the Bell Gardens Library. Dance instructor Emmy Lam will teach the basic steps of salsa dancing. Get an hour of exercise and have fun along the way! No partners needed. For ages 18 and up. Free Admission Library is located at 7110 S. Garfield Ave. For more information, call (562) 927-1309.

3pm–Lummis Day Poetry Workshop at the Arroyo Seco Library in Highland Park. Called The Sense of an Ending in Poetry, workshop will engage with the challenge of ending a poem: how to provide closure with a turn, a contraction, or an expansion. Open to teens & adults. Library located at 6145 N. Figueroa St. LA 90042. For more info, call (323) 255-0537.

5-8:30pm–Opening Reception of Self Help Graphics Exhibit “The Art of Indigenous People: Inspiring the Protection of Mother Earth.” Exhibition runs through June10. Self- Help Graphics is located at 1300 E. 1st St., LA 90033.

7-10pm–Opening Reception: Art as Resistance: Paintings in Protest to a Trump Presidency at Ave 50 Studio in Highland Park. Features works by 17 artists in a visual protest to Executive Orders, Alternative Facts, Muslim Bans and Border Walls. Anti-Immigrant Rhetoric, ICE Raids, Cuts to the EPA, NEA and PBS. Curated by Eric Almanza. Closes June 3. Free admission. Ave 50: 131 N Ave. 50, LA 90042. For more information, visit or call (323) 258-1435.

Monday, May 15

3:30-5:30pm–Mother’s Day Craft at Bell Gardens Veterans Park. Create a special craft for mom. Supplies will be provided. Park is located at 6662 Loveland St. For info, call (562) 806-7650.

Wednesday, May 17

4-5pm–Post Mothers Day Show at City Terrace Library Featuring Performance by Danza Azteca Xochipilli. Bring mom or another important woman in your life to share event. Free admission. Library located at 4025 E. City Terrace Dr., LA 90063. Call (323) 261-0295 for more details.


Bike to Work Day Pit Stops May 18 In Support of Metro Bike to Work Month. Stop by one of three locations in L.A. Councilman Huizar CD-14 District: Eagle Rock City Hall, 2035 Colorado Blvd; El Sereno CD 14 Office, 4927 N. Huntington Dr.; Boyle Heights CD-14 Office, 2130 E. First St.

LA Sanitation Hosts “Discover Recycling” Open House May 20 at North Central District Yard. Program will feature equipment demonstrations, facility tours, information booths, recycling games, & the dynamic duo “Mr. Recycle” and sidekick “Robo Blue” as they jump into action to serve family fun, food and prizes for kids. Time: 9am-2:30pm. Yard is located at 452 N. San Fernando Rd, LA.

Argentine Guitarist Rafael Orsi Performs May 20 at the East Los Angeles Library. Enjoy a wonderful night of music as Rafael Orsi, singer, guitarist & proprietor of Radio Raices Argentinas plays folklorico music from his native Argentina. Free admission; ages 18 and up; light refreshments courtesy of Los Amigos of the East LA Library. Time: 3-4pm. Library located at 4837 E. 3rd St. LA 90022. For more info, call (323) 264-0155.

MOTA Day May 21. Visit all Six Museums of the Arroyo-The Gamble House, Heritage Square, LA Police Museum, Lummis House, Pasadena Museum of History & Southwest Museum for free. Time: Noon to 5pm. For more info, visit

Alina Fiesta Show May 25 at the Chet Holified Library in Montebello. Dressed in authentic costumes, Alina will perform a different latin dances. She will be dressed in beautiful authentic Library is located at 1060 S. Greenwood Ave. For more info, call (323) 728-0421.

Memorial Day Observance May 29 in Boyle Heights at the All Wars Memorial/Cinco Puntos. Join the solemn remembrance honoring the men and women who lost their lives defending our nation.

Time: 10-11am/ Memorial is located at 3300 E. Cesar Chavez Ave, LA 90063 (Cinco Puntos).

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Importancia de Reciclar Aceite y Filtros de Aceite de Carros

April 6, 2017 by · Leave a Comment 

Las latas de aluminio y botellas son comúnmente recicladas, pero ¿sabía que el aceite de motor que se cambia en un vehículo y el filtro de aceite usado, también pueden ser reciclados?


Uso de Aceite y Filtros Usados

El aceite de motor usado puede ser reprocesado y usado en sistemas de calefacción para hogares, escuelas y negocios o usado en plantas de energía para generar electricidad.

Ya que los filtros de aceite están hechos de acero, también pueden reciclarse. El acero recolectado de los filtros reciclados puede usarse en automóviles, refrigeradores, estufas, lavaplatos y otros aparatos domésticos. También se puede utilizar en la construcción de autopistas, puentes y edificios. De hecho, si todos los filtros de aceite vendidos en Estados Unidos cada año fueran reciclados, se recuperaría suficiente acero para construir 16 estadios de fútbol.

Además, el reciclaje de aceite de motor usado y filtros ayuda a reducir la contaminación del aire y en aguas subterráneas, ríos y arroyos.

Descarte Correcto de Aceite y Filtros

Tirar el aceite de motor usado por el drenaje en casa, en la basura, en la tierra o en el drenaje para aguas lluvias no sólo es terriblemente dañino para el medio ambiente, sino que también es ilegal. Esta práctica pudiera resultar en una multa de hasta $10,000.

Para desecharse correctamente del aceite de motor usado, colóquelo en un recipiente limpio con una tapa bien apretada.

Luego, asegúrese de que el aceite no se mezcle con ningún otro líquido.

Para reciclar el filtro de aceite, colóquelo también en un recipiente limpio y a prueba de filtraciones después de drenarlo, tal como una bolsa de cierre de plástico.

Finalmente, lleve el aceite y los filtros usado a cualquier centro de recolección certificado.

Para más información, puede llamar al 1-888-CLEAN LA o haga click aquí. 

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