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El Monte's Visions for a Healthier Community

El Monte's Visions for a Healthier Community

El Monte and South El Monte residents share their ideas about how their community can become a healthier place to live, work and go to school.
A Brief History (and Geography) of the San Gabriel Valley

A Brief History (and Geography) of the San Gabriel Valley

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.
Punk and the Seamstress

Punk and the Seamstress

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 ...
Memories of El Monte: Art Laboe's Charmed Life On Air

Memories of El Monte: Art Laboe's Charmed Life On Air

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.
Ricardo Flores Magón and the Anarchist Movement in Southern California

Ricardo Flores Magón and the Anarchist Movement in Southern California

As an anarchist-in-exile, one of the many stops during his stay in "El Norte" was none other than El Monte, California.
Tarzan on the Rio Hondo! When Hollywood Invaded the Whittier Narrows

Tarzan on the Rio Hondo! When Hollywood Invaded the Whittier Narrows

The emerging film industry and El Monte's Gay's Lion Farm shaped a bizarre period of exoticism surrounding the Whittier Narrows.
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