The space occupied by Starlite Swap Meet in South El Monte can best be described as a void in the urban landscape, only becoming a place upon the arrival of the people who occupy i
For me, Epiphany Church was the first place in which I was part of a larger community that extended beyond my family. It was youth, and it's still my South El Monte.
Rush Street is hardly a destination or scenic route; and yet for me, this street has marked itself upon me, silently engrained its name in phantom scars. It started as an unlikely
An ancestral home of the indigenous Gabrielino/Tongva people, San Gabriel Valley today is the largest majority Latina/o and Asian American region in the U.S.
A memoir of love, bmx bikes and arcades with South El Monte's Golfland as the setting.
From the 1910s until its demolition in 1972, Hicks Camp was one of the most vibrant neighborhoods of El Monte.
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