New Exhibit Captures Latinos’ Timeless Spirit

September 13, 2017 by · Leave a Comment 

Los Angeles City Hall plays a supportive role in a exhibit of Rick Ortega’s art opening this weekend at the ChimMaya Gallery in East Los Angeles.

It’s a fitting inclusion given that L.A. City Hall on Friday will play host as it has for decades to “El Grito,” a festive commemoration on the eve of Mexico’s Independence Day on Sept. 16. It should be noted, that “El Grito” has been expanded over the years to include the independence days of Nicaragua, Guatemala, Costa Rica, Honduras, El Salvador & Chile, and the month long observance of Latino Heritage Month.

With Latino Heritage month set to start on Sept. 15, the opening of two new exhibitions marking the 12th anniversary of ChimMaya – a gallery its owner says was established to support and highlight emerging Latino artists – is a visual reminder of Los Angeles’ deep Latino roots and culture.

Artist Rick Ortega says his art (pictured) is a reflection of modern day Latinos that still carry “the spirit” of past generations. His new exhibition, “Nuestro Espiritu/Our Spirit is Timeless,” opens Sunday in East Los Angeles. (Photo courtesy ChimMaya Gallery)

Artist Rick Ortega says his art (pictured) is a reflection of modern day Latinos that still carry “the spirit” of past generations. His new exhibition, “Nuestro Espiritu/Our Spirit is Timeless,” opens Sunday in East Los Angeles. (Photo courtesy ChimMaya Gallery)

Located on Beverly Boulevard near the border of East L.A. and Montebello, ChimMaya’s unpretentious exterior belies the Latino cultural beauty found in its four separate gallery spaces, showcasing Latino art, jewelry and classic furniture.

ChimMaya owner Steve Acevedo told EGP that he never intended to own an art gallery, but after opening his handbag and jewelry store, his customers started telling him about friends and relatives who were great artists, encouraging him to bring their works into his store.

“Once I decided to showcase artists work it became about connecting with the community and showcasing predominantly Latino art,” Acevedo said.

On Sunday, ChimMaya will hold an opening reception for two new shows at the gallery, one is a group show, the other highlights artist Rick Ortega who is returning to the gallery after a 7-year absence.

In an interview with EGP, Ortega recalled being a young artist in search of a place to show his work and ChimMaya opening its doors to him.

Rick (Ortega) was rejected by a number of galleries on the Westside, recalled Acevedo, telling EGP that those galleries wanted Ortega to change the subjects in his work.

“It’s crazy,” Acevedo said. “How do you tell someone to change what they see?” he said incredulous. Rick, he pointed out,  “doesn’t put anything in his work that doesn’t have significance.”

Ortega’s new exhibit is titled “Nuestro Espiritu/Our Spirit is Timeless.” The artist said the exhibit has special meaning to him, capturing “a time in his life when he stepped away from his art while searching for inner peace.”

“Life takes you through some rough patches,” Ortega said. “When you come out of this darkness, this depression, you realize that life is good.”

According to Ortega, he had to transform his negative energy into something positive in order to be able to once again create art.

His work is a reflection of modern day Latinos that still carry “the spirit” of past generations, explains Ortega about the pieces included in the exhibition.

“Nuestro Espiritu/Our Spirit is Timeless” opens Sunday at ChimMaya Gallery in East Los Angeles

“Nuestro Espiritu/Our Spirit is Timeless” opens Sunday at ChimMaya Gallery in East Los Angeles

The artist describes his latest exhibit as a weapon against the Trump administration, and at the same time “a weapon of hope” that puts to rest misconceptions spoken by President Trump.

“No matter what politicians” say, one always has a voice and “mine is art,” Ortega said, adding that art has the ability to lift one’s spirit.

With this exhibit, “I’m showing the world who Latinos and Chicanos really are and what they stand for,” he told EGP, calling it an honor to be showcased at ChimMaya.

While the month-long celebration of Latino history is important, Ortega points out that Latinos celebrate all the time.

“We are always celebrating, through art, music and poetry,” he observed. “I’m just glad to be part of the movement of artists that continue to keep Latino history alive.”

Echoing Ortega, Acevedo said his gallery is a place where you can celebrate Latino heritage every day.

“It’s nice that Latino history is being recognized, but a month is just that, a month,” Acevedo said.

Quoting a famous line from the movie “Field of Dreams,” “If you build it, they will come,” Acevedo told EGP that ChimMaya has become a safe haven for artists and the surrounding community.

“We have artists that capture the beauty of our community,” he said. “And ChimMaya is that place close to home to come and view that beauty.”

The opening reception for ChimMaya’s new exhibitions will take place on Sunday, Sept.17 from 4-7p.m. The gallery is located at 5282 E. Beverly Blvd., L.A. 90022.

Barricaded Knife-Wielding Man Surrenders

September 13, 2017 by · Leave a Comment 

EAST LOS ANGELES (CNS) – A man who threatened to stab a neighbor in East Los Angeles held deputies at bay for more than five hours Monday before being subdued and taken into custody.

Deputies from the sheriff’s East Los Angeles Station were called about 12:35 p.m. to the 3300 block of Winter Street to investigate a report of a person with a knife. When they arrived, a neighbor told them the suspect had tried to stab her, authorities said.

Deputies located the man, holding a knife in each hand, in front of a home, where he challenged them to a fight, according to the sheriff’s department.

A crisis negotiation team was called in. Around 6 p.m., the man was hit with less-lethal rounds and taken into custody, officials said.

He was then taken to a hospital for a psychiatric evaluation, according to the sheriff’s department, which reported that the standoff took place outside and not inside the home.

One person was at the residence while the standoff continued, but was not held hostage and no injuries were reported.

Man Convicted of Kidnapping, Making Death Threat Against Ex- Girlfriend

September 1, 2017 by · Leave a Comment 

An East Los Angeles man was convicted Sept. 1 of forcing a former girlfriend into a car in Duarte, attacking her and threatening to kill her.

Alberto Casillas, 38, was found guilty of one felony count each of kidnapping, injuring an ex-girlfriend and making criminal threats, according to Deputy District Attorney Yoobin Kang Hernandez.

Casillas went to his former girlfriend’s home May 3, forced her into his vehicle and threatened to hurt if she got out, the prosecutor said.

He then drove the woman to his home, where officers found the victim in the driveway with injuries to her body, according to witness testimony.

Casillas was arrested that day by Los Angeles County sheriff’s deputies and has remained in jail since then.

He is due back in an Alhambra courtroom for sentencing Sept. 28, when he is facing up to 24 years and four months in state prison, according to the District Attorney’s Office.

Shared ‘Celestial’ Experience Captivates SoCal

August 24, 2017 by · Leave a Comment 

Friends, families and colleagues put life’s daily routines on hold for a few minutes Monday as they tried to get a look at the first total solar eclipse in the United States in 38 years.

Although the eclipse reached “totality” in a roughly 70-mile-wide path stretching from Oregon to South Carolina, the Southland saw only about 62 percent of the sun obscured.

Nonetheless, the celestial event was not something to be missed, nor did it disappoint the thousands of star-gazers at the Griffith Park Observatory and dozens of other local venues who waited hours to view the eclipse in what turned out to be one of the biggest social media events in recent times.

Dozens of people showed up at the Montebello, East Los Angeles and other city and county of Los Angeles libraries.

They gathered as families or groups of friends, and a few lone individuals wanting to share the experience with other eclipse watchers.

At the East L.A. Library, four-year-old Nathan Solano, appropriately sporting a t-shirt with an image of the U.S. Flag — after all, this was the first time in history a full solar eclipse was exclusively visible from U.S. soil — was excited to put on his approved, solar viewing glasses. With his father watching, he got his first look in his young life at a solar eclipse, a “wow” moment that brought a broad smile to his face.

For Suzanne Johnson, who attended the viewing event at the Montebello Public Library, it was a chance to share a rare and exciting experience with her eight-year-old son Jacob Johnson Rico.

Johnson recalled seeing the 1978 eclipse at the age of nine. “It was a special moment” that she shared with her parents, Johnson excitedly told EGP.

“I want my son to have that same memory when he’s older,” Johnson said. “I couldn’t miss this opportunity to share it with him!”

While Johnson was reliving her childhood, others like Tracy Fish and Lilian Pineda were excited to be making first-time memories with people close to them.

Tracy on Monday sat in the grass with her nine-year-old son Connor, reading to him from a book about eclipses as they patiently waited for the solar event to begin. Connor, his eyes focused on the book, sat still as his mother read, eventually reacting excitedly to what he’d just heard; “Wow that’s amazing,” he said, his face lighting up as his mother showed him pictures of a solar eclipse.

While Tracy, a Montebello resident enjoyed the proximity of the viewing event, Pineda and her friend Jesus Tejada made the hour plus drive from Northridge to take part in the Montebello Library activities. They pair wanted to watch the eclipse from where they’d grown up, Tejada explained.

Solar-watchers at the East Los Angeles viewing event were treated to snacks as they watched live coverage of the eclipse on a large screen.

Outside the library, guests shared solar viewing glasses with those who didn’t have any. Others used handcrafted projectors of paper and foil to track the movement of the moon across the sun.

There for her first solar eclipse experience, East Los Angeles resident Ofelia Alonso witnessed the celestial phenomena through solar viewing glasses, photographing the image on her cellphone.

It’s “beautiful” she said, passing her phone to others so they too could see her captured moment in time.

Residentes de East L.A. Temen Perder Casas en el Proyecto I-710

August 10, 2017 by · Leave a Comment 

Un plan propuesto para ampliar y hacer renovaciones a un segmento de la autopsita 710 (Long Beach) en el corazón de Los Ángeles podría terminar costándole a las familias sus hogares y dañar la salud de los residentes que viven cerca del corredor de trafico congestionado, según un grupo do propietarios enojados en el camino del proyecto de transporte.

Se refieren a las varias alternativas esbozadas en el Anteproyecto de Informe de Impacto Ambiental del Proyecto de Corredor I-710 (Recirculated Draft Environmental Impact Report for the I-710 Corridor Project, en íngles) para mejorar la ruta de conexión principal el movimiento de mercancías entre los puertos de Los Ángeles y Long Beach y los patios de ferrocarril en las ciudades de Commerce y Vernon y puntos más al este. Una de las áreas principales que las agencias de transporte estatales y locales han apuntado es el intercambio 710 e I-5 (autopsita de Santa Ana) a través de Commerce y del este de Los Ángeles.

La planificación para las mejoras de la autopsita ha estado en marcha durante años y los residentes en esas áreas han temido durante mucho tiempo el plan de Caltrans y Metro de tomar hogares en su vecindario para el proyecto, que podría ser el caso si la Alternativa 5 o 7 en el Draft EIR es finalmente adoptada.

Evelin Guzmán se mudó al vecindario adyacente a Commerce hace unos tres años y dice que puede que no pierda toda su propiedad, pero podría perder aproximadamente 30 pies del pequeño pedazo de tierra que llama a su patio trasero. (EGP foto por Carlos Alvarez)

Evelin Guzmán se mudó al vecindario adyacente a Commerce hace unos tres años y dice que puede que no pierda toda su propiedad, pero podría perder aproximadamente 30 pies del pequeño pedazo de tierra que llama a su patio trasero. (EGP foto por Carlos Alvarez)

Ellos han testificado en una reunión pública y han proporcionado un comentario escrito que desacredita cualquier intento de remover hogares, y están indignados de que “hayan sido ignorados”, dijo Juan Vásquez, maestro del Distrito Escolar Unificado de Los Ángeles y líder del Grupo de Vecindarios de Sydney Drive.

El grupo se formó hace unos dos años y sirve como un refugio local para los residentes que desean expresar sus preocupaciones o proponer cambios en el vecindario.

“No estamos siendo representados” en este proceso, dijo Vásquez quejándose durante la reunión del grupo la semana pasada. “¿Por qué es que cuando se planea un nuevo proyecto tiene que afectar al este de Los Ángeles?”, dijo con enojo. “No es justo”.

Hay varias otras alternativas enumeradas en el borrador de EIR, pero las alternativas 5 y 7, si elegidas, tendrían el impacto más grande en los residentes en la impulsión de Sydney Drive en el este de Los Ángeles no incorporado, donde docenas de hogares podrían ser programados para ser removidos.

 

Mientras Vásquez vive en Sydney Drive, no se verá directamente afectado, pero le dijo a EGP que no quiere que ninguno de sus vecinos pierda su hogar, ni quiere que se construya una pared para separar su casa de la autopsita.

En una reunión poco asistida el jueves pasado en la casa de Vásquez, los residentes enfatizaron que lucharían para mantener a los residentes de la impulsión de Sydney Drive de perder todo o parte de sus hogares.

Evelin Guzmán se mudó al vecindario adyacente a Commerce hace unos tres años y dice que puede que no pierda toda su propiedad, pero podría perder aproximadamente 30 pies del pequeño pedazo de tierra que llama a su patio trasero.

“Es un espacio pequeño para mis hijos”, dijo Guzmán, señalado a la pared que separa la autopsita de su patio trasero.

Mientras que perder el área de juego de sus hijos es una preocupación, Guzmán dice que ella está más preocupada por la salud de sus hijos, explicando que su hija Katelyn fue diagnosticada recientemente con asma y los cambios propuestos en las alternativas 5 y 7 la pondrían en un mayor riesgo de enfermedades relacionadas con la contaminación. Eso haría difícil para que ella permanecerá en su casa, dijo Guzmán.

Carlos Ibarra y su madre Modesta pueden enfrentar el mismo destino que Guzmán. Ibarra dijo a EGP que sus padres han vivido en Sydney Drive desde 1974, y cada pocos años los funcionarios de transporte proponen planes para reestructurar la autopista y los planes siempre llaman a despojarlos de parte de la tierra en la que se sienta su casa.

“Siempre hay unos metros aquí, por esto y aquello”, pero “nunca es suficiente”, dijo con frustración.

Vásquez le dijo a EGP que, a lo largo de dos años, los residentes en el este de Los Ángeles no incorporado han tenido proyectos de transporte onerosos que confían en ellos sin el aporte de la comunidad.

Dijo que los residentes deben informarse sobre lo que está sucediendo en el vecindario, y agrego que él quiere que la supervisora del condado Hilda Solís – su única funcionaria local elegida directamente – se reúna con los propietarios y escuche preocupaciones.

“Nos hemos tratado de comunicar con ella y siempre nos contesta un representante” de su oficina, pero no ella, dijo Vásquez. “La ex supervisora Gloria Molina estuvo más involucrada, nunca vi a Solís en ninguna de las audiencias públicas”.

Drive desde 1974, y cada pocos años los funcionarios de transporte proponen planes para reestructurar la autopista y los planes siempre llaman a despojarlos de parte de la tierra en la que se sienta su casa, dijo Carlos Ibarra y su madre Modesta. (RGP foto por Carlos Alvarez)

Drive desde 1974, y cada pocos años los funcionarios de transporte proponen planes para reestructurar la autopista y los planes siempre llaman a despojarlos de parte de la tierra en la que se sienta su casa, dijo Carlos Ibarra y su madre Modesta. (RGP foto por Carlos Alvarez)

Mientras Vásquez expreso su disgusto con Solís, otros residentes creen que finalmente se reunirá con ellos.

Ernesto Rodríguez, de 71 años, ha vivido en el vecindario desde 1950, y le dijo a EGP que cree que Solís es una mujer con integridad.

“Su historial es el de la gente”, dijo Rodríguez. “Ella se preocupa por la gente y la comunidad”, dijo, lo que implica que él cree que en última instancia tomara un paso al frente en sus nombres.

En marzo de 2015, Solís presentó el Movimiento 22.1 a Caltrans y a la junta de Metro, de la cual es miembro, solicitando que los diseños de autopistas minimicen los impactos mientras maximizan los beneficios de la comunidad.

 

Solís le dijo a EGP por correo electrónico que está profundamente comprometida con una mejora de la calidad de vida, la reducción de contaminación del aire y la reducción de la congestión del tráfico con poco impacto negativo para la comunidad.

“Mi responsabilidad es asegurar que todos tengan un asiento en la mesa para ayudar a informar la decisión final”, lee el correo electrónico de Solís.

La supervisora aún tiene que aprobar cualquier alternativa en particular, pero dijo que favorece “un enfoque equilibrado y comprensión de los beneficios”, agregando que “pesar todos los impactos es absolutamente crítico”.

Por ahora, residentes como Vásquez, Guzmán, Ibarra y Rodríguez continúan informando a sus vecinos de Sydney Drive sobre cómo las propuestas de transportación I-710 bajo consideración podrían cambiar sus vidas por completo.

“Me involucré para ser una voz para mis vecinos”, dijo Vásquez, explicando que “es desalentador a veces cuando tenemos estas reuniones y sólo 15 personas asisten”.

Vásquez le dijo a EGP que seguiría de casa en casa para que la gente sepa que tiene que unirse en contra de las alternativas en el I-710 Draft EIR que podrían cambiar sus hogares y vecindarios.

Una audiencia pública está programada para el miércoles 23 de agosto en el Commerce Senior Center (el Centro para Mayores de Commerce) ubicado en el bloque 2555 de Commerce Way, en la cuidad de Commerce desde las 6 a 9 de la tarde.

“Estaré allí”, dijo Vásquez mientras caminaba por el vecindario y entregaba folletos de reunión a los residentes.

ELAC Student Charged in Sexual Assault of Teen Girl

August 3, 2017 by · Leave a Comment 

East Los Angeles Community College student Joao Affonso, 27, was arrested July 21 and charged with three sex- related counts in the sexual assault of 16-year-old fellow student.

East Los Angeles Community College student Joao Affonso, 27, was arrested July 21 and charged with three sex- related counts in the sexual assault of 16-year-old fellow student.

Police Tuesday announced the arrest of an East Los Angeles College student who allegedly befriended and sexually assaulted a 16-year-old fellow student, and investigators said they suspect there may be other victims.

Joao Affonso, 27, was arrested July 21 and later charged with three sex- related counts, to which he pleaded not guilty. He has since been released on $200,000 bond, police said.

Los Angeles Police Capt. Ruby Flores, commanding officer of the LAPD’s Hollenbeck division, said the alleged victim told investigators that Affonso befriended her at East Los Angeles College, where both attended classes.

“She relayed to family members that she had met an individual, Mr. Affonso, and he befriended her and started wooing her by asking her to study, go get coffee, kind of hang out with her, become friends,” Flores said.

“Ultimately it progressed where … the suspect eventually lured the juvenile victim to his place of residence here in Boyle Heights. He did sexually assault her.”

Police said they are aware of at least one other possible victim, although detectives were still investigating that case. But Flores said police fear there may be other victims who have not come forward.

“We do have a tendency for victims of domestic violence or rape or sexual assault not to come forward, so we’re using this as an opportunity again to encourage women to know and understand what a healthy relationship is all about — what they should tolerate, what they should not and what is illegal,” Flores said.

The captain also said victims “can come forward without any fear of deportation or any questions about their (immigration) status.”

Any other possible victims or anyone with information about Affonso was asked to call police at (323) 342-8900.

Affonso is due back in court Monday. He was charged with two counts of unlawful sexual intercourse with a minor and one count of oral copulation with a minor.

Two Wounded in Drive-by Shooting

August 3, 2017 by · Leave a Comment 

EAST LOS ANGELES (CNS) – Two men were hospitalized Monday with gunshot wounds inflicted in a drive-by shooting in East Los Angeles, authorities said.

The shooting took place around 11 p.m. Sunday in the 700 block of South Williamson Avenue, said Lt. Rick Mejia of the Sheriff’s East Los Angeles Station.

The two victims were taken to hospitals for treatment, Mejia said, adding that they have not been able to provide information to investigators.

The assailants were described as four males in a car.

Eastside Nonprofits Get Funding Boost from County

August 3, 2017 by · Leave a Comment 

The Board of Supervisors approved $450,000 in funding Tuesday for community organizations in East Los Angeles.

Supervisor Hilda Solis proposed allocating money to two nonprofits: InnerCity Struggle and El Proyecto del Barrio.

“Our community-based organizations offer tremendous support, dedicated staff and critical resources for our residents,” Solis said in a statement issued after the board vote. “These organizations have formed longstanding relationships with our communities.”

El Proyecto del Barrio will receive $200,000 to update its East Los Angeles Early Education Center for preschoolers ages 3 and 4. The money will be spent on educational materials and new playground equipment, some of which will be designed for special needs children.

InnerCity Struggle will use $250,000 in county funding to make general improvements to its Boyle Heights headquarters, Solis said.

“We have been serving our Eastside communities since 1994 by engaging our youth and families through leadership promoting safe and healthy neighborhoods,” said InnerCity Struggle Executive Director Maria Brenes.
 

Over Residents’ Protests, Sups Approve East L.A. Housing Project

July 27, 2017 by · 2 Comments 

The Board of Supervisors on Tuesday turned down an appeal by East Los Angeles residents to block the development of affordable rental units at Whittier Boulevard and South Downey Road, pushing forward with plans to fight homelessness.

Supervisor Hilda Solis said such developments are sorely needed to keep more people from losing their homes.

“Were not even scratching the surface,” Solis said, noting that the county’s housing gap between supply and demand amounts to more than half a million units.

Corner of Whittier Boulevard and South Downey Road in East Los Angeles where one of two affordable housing sites approved by County supervisors will be built. (EGP photo by Carlos Alvarez- July 27, 2017)

Corner of Whittier Boulevard and South Downey Road in East Los Angeles where one of two affordable housing sites approved by County supervisors will be built. (EGP photo by Carlos Alvarez- July 27, 2017)

The two-building complex, to be built on two sites across from Calvary Cemetery, will replace vacant commercial buildings.

Downey I — a three-story, 42-unit, garden-style apartment building — will include 1,161 square feet of retail and parking space on the northwest corner of the intersection. Downey II will be four stories with 71 units and 3,208 square feet of retail and parking.

All but two manager’s units will be for low-income residents and 15 percent will include features for renters with special needs.

More than 100 residents signed a letter opposing the project, raising concerns about traffic, parking and the scale of the development in an area of single-family homes and duplexes.

“We acknowledge (that) some form of development on these land parcels is desirable,” the letter reads. “All we humbly ask is that … consideration be given to projects that the community actually wants and that enhance the quality of life for those who already live in this community.”

Many turned out to try and persuade the board, in both English and Spanish, not to move forward.

“There’s already impossible traffic … and I don’t understand how over 400 more residents are going to fit in this community,” said Estela Donlucas, telling the board that her family had lived in the neighborhood for more than 45 years.

Others worried about hazardous contaminants like lead and arsenic.

Soil samples showed “no significant concentration of lead,” but elevated levels of arsenic were found in two areas, one on each site, according to a county fire official in the department’s hazardous materials division.

The developer, Meta Housing, has agreed to handle environmental cleanup before beginning grading on the sites. Asbestos and lead-based paint in the buildings set for demolition will be managed through the permitting process.

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Many residents remained unsatisfied.

“Our houses will be very affected by all these toxins,” Enedina Paz told the board. “I believe you have children and grandchildren and you wouldn’t like for them to be inhaling toxins.”

Voters approved Measure H, a quarter-cent sales tax to fund the fight against homelessness, by nearly 70 percent. However, residents in many communities have pushed back against affordable housing development in their own neighborhoods.

Some Angelenos offered their support.

Fanny Ortiz, a Boyle Heights resident and single mother of five children, including one with special needs who requires 24-hour nursing, said access to affordable housing changed her life.

“I believe housing is a basic human right. We are in a housing crisis and development of affordable housing is an equitable solution,” Ortiz told the board, adding that she once lived in the neighborhood in question.

As a “transit priority project,” the proposed development was granted a California Environmental Quality Act exemption, which means it will not have to report on traffic impacts on global warming or the regional transportation network.

Solis defended the board’s decision, noting that poverty rates in the county have risen above 25 percent. The lowest income renters right now spend more than 70 percent of their income on rent, Solis noted, citing data from the Public Policy Institute of California.

Immediately following the board vote, Solis issued a statement.

“It is evident that both the community and Meta Housing are deeply passionate about quality of life of our residents. Every testimony we heard at the board today had one thing in common: the community and its well-being,” she said.

“I work every day to keep the safety, quality of life and environmental health of our neighborhoods at the highest quality possible, and those values are reflected by our vote to deny today’s appeal,” Solis said. “My colleagues and I agree that Meta Housing has met all requirements to develop this project, including a number of measures designed to meet the communities’ environmental health and safety concerns.”

Major Weekend Closure On 710 Freeway Starts Tonight

March 18, 2016 by · Leave a Comment 

Motorists planning to the use the Long Beach (710) Freeway from the Monterey Park area this weekend may want to look for an alternate route or prepare for delays, thanks to a major closure that begins tonight.

According to Caltrans, the southbound 710 Freeway will have only one lane open between the San Bernardino (10) and Pomona (60) freeways to accommodate the placement of concrete slabs. Connector ramps from the 10 Freeway to the southbound 710 will also be closed.

The closures begin at 10 p.m. and will continue until 5 a.m. Monday.

The work is part of a $120 million pavement replacement project on the 710 Freeway between the Century (105) Freeway and the 10. The project is scheduled to be completed later this year.

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