Iconic Hispanic Angelenos

Iconic Hispanic Angelenos in History: Ellen Ochoa

As the first Hispanic woman in the world to fly into space, her influence can be felt far beyond the galaxies.


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Iconic Hispanic Angelenos in History: Danny Trejo

Iconic Hispanic Angelenos in History: Danny Trejo

Growing up in Pacoima, Trejo seemed poised for a career in boxing.
Iconic Hispanic Angelenos in History: Mia Lehrer

Iconic Hispanic Angelenos in History: Mia Lehrer

Her commitment to sustainable design and community empowerment has made her a powerful force in the architectural community and in Los Angeles.
Iconic Hispanic Angelenos in History: Judy Baca

Iconic Hispanic Angelenos in History: Judy Baca

The renouned muralist and educator has created hundreds of murals around the country, using art to bring communities together.
Iconic Hispanic Angelenos in History: Oscar Zeta Acosta

Iconic Hispanic Angelenos in History: Oscar Zeta Acosta

Famously depicted as Dr. Gonzo in Hunter S. Thompson's "Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas," he was a lawyer, activist and writer who played an important role in the Chicano Movement i ...
Iconic Hispanic Angelenos in History: Fernando Valenzuela

Iconic Hispanic Angelenos in History: Fernando Valenzuela

The Latino community finally had a reason to return to Chavez Ravine as Valenzuela continued to wow crowds, setting records and pitching more shoutout games.
Iconic Hispanic Angelenos in History: Francisco Ramirez

Iconic Hispanic Angelenos in History: Francisco Ramirez

As editor of the first Spanish-language newspaper in Los Angeles, he highlighted the discrimination and injustice faced by Mexican-Americans, Californios, Chinese, and Blacks.
Iconic Hispanic Angelenos in History: Alice Bag

Iconic Hispanic Angelenos in History: Alice Bag

She brought a strong Chicana sensibility to Hollywood clubs, often with a bag on her head.
Iconic Hispanic Angelenos in History: Cristóbal Aguilar

Iconic Hispanic Angelenos in History: Cristóbal Aguilar

The son of one of California's first prominent families, Cristóbal Aguilar was the first L.A.-born mayor of the city and the last Hispanic mayor until the election of Antonio Villa ...
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