For many youth east of the L.A. punk scene the suburban backyard became the ideal venue for a neighborhood gig.
Punk's impact and longevity in El Monte continues to be a source for creativity and is deeply rooted in the immigrant experience of youth that sought an alternative to a very disma
Laboe came to El Monte because regulations in the city of Los Angeles did not allow public dances for patrons under 18, who formed the core of Laboe's audience.
As an anarchist-in-exile, one of the many stops during his stay in "El Norte" was none other than El Monte, California.
The story of the Tongva medicine woman that helped lead a revolt against the padres and the communities who continue to claim her legend.
The San Gabriel Mission has endured now for centuries. But in its first years it may not have seemed so fixed, so permanent, or so necessary.
Residents of the area fought to found their city against the expectations of regional planners, and they worked tirelessly to bring the benefits of postwar metropolitan growth to t