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When you choose mobile storage containers over traditional storage facilities, you get more space for less, plus the convenience of onsite, 24/7 access to your valuables. And if you can't keep a container at your location, we offer you the flexibility to store it at our place instead. Rest assured, our high-quality storage containers will keep your items safe from weather, pests and break-ins. When you need to rent, buy or modify mobile storage containers in East Los Angeles, CA, look no further than Southwest Mobile Storage.

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Best Things To Do This Weekend In Los Angeles And Southern California: Nov. 3 - 5

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Amal Walks Across America follows the journey of Amal, a 12-foot-tall puppet of a 10-year-old Syrian refugee girl who shares her story of hope as she discovers America's diverse culture and people. Amal wraps her final L.A. stop with a special event created by director and choreographer Debbie Allen. She's crafted a performance with the theme of monarch butterflies featuring 350 local student dancers and musicians from all across Los Angeles, who echo Amal’s migration journey. Expect a program of dance, music and spoken-word performances. Free admission and parking. Entrance on Prairie Ave.

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C itizens for Los Angeles Wildlife (CLAW), a nonprofit environmental organization, works to protect and restore the wildlife environments of Los Angeles and California from dwindling open spaces. The organization presents an educational hike with L.A.'s first-ever resident ecologist Courtney McCammon. The 1.5 to 2-hour hike is appropriate for all ages and fitness levels. Learn about Griffith Park's habitat and biodiversity. Bring water, sunscreen and binoculars if you have them. Space is limited.

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Bring your amateur and family home movies (16mm, Super 8 and videotape) to the museum for a free event in the museum's Shirley Temple Education Studio and Lower Lobby. Home Movie Day 2023 will shed more light on your films and add to L.A.'s own visual history. Meet with Home Movie Day volunteers and media archivists, explore film gauges, button-making and more activities. The open community screening with games and prizes runs from 12 to 4 p.m.

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Benny Boy Brewing holds a two-day celebration with fall-inspired eats and treats, live music, new product releases and apple-pressing to make a community cider. The fall festival features foods by River Street BBQ, Gumbo Boys, Zef BBQ and Wellie Belly; apple pies and apple cider donuts from Just What I Kneaded and Amiga Amore; Benny Boy’s mulled cider, the release of 2023 Pippin Pommeau Part Deux and the launch of Pippin Cider in four packs to-go. Applefest is 21+.

Lowriders roll down Whittier Boulevard in East LA as California lifts ban on cruising

EAST LOS ANGELES (KABC) -- A parade of classic lowriders slowly cruised down Whittier Boulevard in East Los Angeles on New Year's Day as drivers celebrated the beginning of a new chapter for the California car scene.A new law went into effect on Jan. 1 that prohibits cities and counties from adopting laws that ban cruising on city streets, giving car lovers the OK to stroll in their customized cars."It is a different time. We no longer fall into the stereotypes of what a lowrider is. What a lowrider is? It's us," said...

EAST LOS ANGELES (KABC) -- A parade of classic lowriders slowly cruised down Whittier Boulevard in East Los Angeles on New Year's Day as drivers celebrated the beginning of a new chapter for the California car scene.

A new law went into effect on Jan. 1 that prohibits cities and counties from adopting laws that ban cruising on city streets, giving car lovers the OK to stroll in their customized cars.

"It is a different time. We no longer fall into the stereotypes of what a lowrider is. What a lowrider is? It's us," said Tomas Requejo, a local attorney and lowrider enthusiast who worked to reverse the cruising ban.

Several car clubs gathered for a celebration as the sign that read "No cruising" was taken down.

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"It's very important to me because it means I don't have to worry about that for my son, who has a beautiful '54 Chevy, or anybody else's son or daughters," said Requejo.

The 1979 movie "Boulevard Nights" helped introduce low riding and cruising to the world. It shows young Latino drivers cruising along the streets, displaying their modified cars, as a way to meet up with other car fanatics.

"I always say those were the wonder years," said Vidal Herrera, a member of the Los Angeles Lowrider Alliance. "Mainly Sunday night on Whittier Boulevard. It was just a spectacle to see, everybody was here. There was never any trouble."

Cruising was curbed starting in late 1970s amid rising violence and stereotypes about the culture. The Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department, which once led the charge to close streets, is now working with car clubs to ensure the roads are open and safe.

"Getting this back, it shows a little bit of trust in us," said Miguel Torres with Imperials Car Club. "Let us keep the trust open, you know, with the merchants, the people out here, the community especially. Letting them know that we're not here to cause problems or trouble."

While young Latino men popularized low riding, women also had a hand in helping the culture develop.

"It's like a hobby," said Pat Saldana with Vintage Ladies Car Club. "Everybody has their likings of different things, but we like low riding, showing our cars, and what we have. Everybody has their own style and taste."

In the years following cruising bans, car clubs gathered at car shows, but the lifting of those restrictions has given the lowrider community their traditional avenue to gather once again.

Go Metro to these 5 FREE events and celebrate Mexican Independence Day!

One of the biggest celebrations in Los Angeles is undoubtedly the Independence of Mexico, which is celebrated every September 16. However, what happened on September 15, 1810, cannot be ignored. On that date, the priest Miguel Hidalgo incited the people of Dolores to rise up in arms against the Spanish Viceroyalty by summoning them by ringing the bells of their parish and eloquently shouting the reasons why they could not wait to start fighting. For this reason, the event is called “El Grito,” according to the Mexican government....

One of the biggest celebrations in Los Angeles is undoubtedly the Independence of Mexico, which is celebrated every September 16. However, what happened on September 15, 1810, cannot be ignored. On that date, the priest Miguel Hidalgo incited the people of Dolores to rise up in arms against the Spanish Viceroyalty by summoning them by ringing the bells of their parish and eloquently shouting the reasons why they could not wait to start fighting. For this reason, the event is called “El Grito,” according to the Mexican government.

To celebrate these dates, here are five ALL FREE events that will take place throughout the month and where you can go and enjoy with family and friends. And they’re easy to reach on Metro buses and trains.

Did you know that the first parade to celebrate Mexican Independence in East Los Angeles took place in 1946? That’s right, it has become a tradition rich in culture and art. This year the parade will have decorated floats; as well as typical dances, live music, food and fun.

When: Sunday, September 10.

Where: Belvedere Park Lake – 4914 E Cesar E Chavez Ave. East Los Angeles, CA 90022.

Time: 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.

Metro: Take the Metro E Line to East LA Civic Ctr Station. You can also take the Metro Line 258 to Mednik / Cesar E Chávez.

For more information visit: eastla-parade.com

The City of Los Angeles invites the community to participate in El Grito, Somos LA. This year’s madrina will be Councilwoman Monica Rodriguez; Metro is also a sponsor of this event. The celebration will have live music with Banda Machos, Las Cafeteras, Las Colibrí and Banda las Angelinas. Vendors from Goddess Mercado will also be there. You will be able to enjoy a variety of food, a resource fair and even a silent disco. This annual tradition includes Los Angeles leaders joining the Mexican Consul General in recreating the historic Grito de Dolores.

When: Friday, September 15.

Where: Los Ángeles City Hall – 200 N. Spring St. Los Angeles, CA 90012

Time: 5:00 p.m. to 11:00 p.m.

Metro: Take the Metro B/D Line to Civic St./Grand Park OR take the Metro A/E Line to Historic Broadway Station.

For more information visit: monicarodriguez.org/events/el-grito

To celebrate the cry for independence and to welcome Hispanic Heritage Month, the City of Compton invites the community to enjoy a day full of entertainment with food, music, art, games, cultural activities and more.

When: Saturday, September 16.

Where: Gonzales Park – 1101 West Cressey Street Compton, CA 90222.

Time: 12:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m.

Metro: Take the Metro Line 125 to Rosecrans / Dwight OR the Metro Line 205 to Wilmington / Rosecrans.

For more information visit: Evenbrite.com/save-the-date-mexican-independence-day-celebration

The Downtown Los Angeles Community Bike Ride will give you the opportunity to learn about Chicanx history and communities through public art. One of the stops on the tour will be in front of a mural located in La Placita Dolores, commemorating Miguel Hidalgo’s famous call to action to resist Spanish colonial rules. The tour will be in English and Spanish.

When: Saturday, September 23.

Where: The meeting point is at Union Station West Portal – 834 N Alameda St Los Angeles, CA 90012.

Time: 10:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.

Metro: Take the Metro B/D/A Line to Union Station.

For more information visit: bikeshare.metro.net

When: Saturday, September 23.

Where: Lincoln Park – between Pacific Ave & W Broadway Long Beach, CA 90802.

Time: 11:00 a.m. to 9:00 p.m.

Metro: Take the Metro A Line to Downtown Long Beach.

For more information visit: downtownlongbeach.org

If you need assistance with the Metro system, you can use Google Maps or call Metro at (323).GO.METRO / (323)-466-3876. This service is available in English and Spanish Monday through Friday from 5 :00 am to 9:00 p.m. and weekends from 6:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m.

•A regular one-way fare is $1.75 with two hours of free transfers. Our reloadable TAP fare cards can be purchased from TAP machines at Metro Rail and Busway stations for $2 plus fare. You can also ride all day for $5 and all week for $18. Just use a TAP card with stored value.

•Popular trip planning options include Google Maps, Apple Maps, the Transit app, the Moovit app or metro.net.

A new twist to a classic: Girls’ flag football at the East L.A. Classic

A historic moment unfolded at the 88th edition of the East Los Angeles Classic on Friday at East L.A. College’s Weingart Stadium. For the first time ever, girls played flag football, marking a new chapter in the longstanding rivalry between the Garfield High Bulldogs and Theodore Roosevelt High Rough Riders.With excited supporters in the stands and determined players on the field, this event showed that barriers can be overcome. Jessica Barbosa, Roosevelt’s assistant coach, shared her enthusiasm for providing young women w...

A historic moment unfolded at the 88th edition of the East Los Angeles Classic on Friday at East L.A. College’s Weingart Stadium. For the first time ever, girls played flag football, marking a new chapter in the longstanding rivalry between the Garfield High Bulldogs and Theodore Roosevelt High Rough Riders.

With excited supporters in the stands and determined players on the field, this event showed that barriers can be overcome. Jessica Barbosa, Roosevelt’s assistant coach, shared her enthusiasm for providing young women with a chance to compete in a sport traditionally dominated by males.

“I am very excited for the girls,” she said. “I’ve been seeing them grow in so many ways, athletics-wise, and to see them finally get an opportunity to play a sport that has been more like, ‘for men only,’ I am excited about that.”

Roosevelt’s head coach, Juan Pimentel, praised the team members for their commitment and hard work leading up to the game. He stressed the significance of recognizing their achievements and expressed appreciation for the overwhelming support they received when making their debut in this iconic event.

“The community is supporting the girls’ flag football a lot and it means so much because some of these sports don’t get to have recognition and there’s a lot of great talent,” he said.

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Roosevelt senior Ariana Flores scored the winning touchdown in the Rough Riders’ 12-6 overtime victory and described the moment as incredible.

“There was a lot of pressure because we were tied and went into overtime, so I was just hoping that we would win,” she said. “And in the end we did, so that was amazing, and knowing I had the support of my team — it was just incredible.”

After the game, Garfield’s captains — Samantha Pacheco, Izabella Marquez, Ruby Moreno and Abigail Amaya — said they were proud of their team’s effort, despite the loss.

“I feel proud of my team, I feel like we did give it our all,” Marquez said. “Yes, we did lose, but we have to keep our heads up and hope that next year better things come.”

They underscored their joy in being part of a groundbreaking moment and in laying the foundation for the next wave of female athletes.

“It means a lot, as we’re often overlooked as female athletes, so it feels good to be a part of history,” Moreno said. “We’re starting something new, a new tradition for the next years.”

Marquez’s father, Bernie, a Garfield alum, expressed joy in watching his daughter participate in the Classic, which he said holds special significance for him because his sons had previously taken part in the boys’ football event.

“Both of my sons have played in the Classic, and now I can say that even my daughter has,” he said. “All three of my children have participated in this event, so that makes me really proud.”

The East L.A. Classic is more than just a football game fueled by a long-time rivalry — it’s a celebration of the community and its rich culture, particularly its vibrant Latino heritage. The annual event brings people together to embrace their shared traditions and pride, transcending the field to symbolize unity and the spirit of East Los Angeles.

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“The Classic brings out one big family,” said Garfield coach Oscar Tavera. “What happens between the lines is one thing, but at the end of the game, win or lose, the community always wins.”

This year, the Classic was supported by both the Los Angeles Rams and Nike. Sophomore player Allyn Vargas of Roosevelt, who scored the game’s opening touchdown, said that support made her and her team feel appreciated for their dedication.

“When we got support from Nike, they gave us new gear so knowing that we got that stuff for the Classic, it felt like we were wanted and like we should do our best to win,” she said.

Roosevelt’s captain, Brandy Escobar, said she hoped younger girls who witnessed flag football at the Classic for the first time would be inspired. Players participating in this event, she said, can encourage and empower the next generation of female athletes, proving that they too can shine in the spotlight.

“I never saw flag football growing up, so when I got this opportunity I thought it was so awesome because we’re setting the standard for future generations to come,” she said. “A lot of young girls get scared and intimidated sometimes, and I just want to let them know that they can do it.”

Xiomara Gerardo works as an editor at a Spanish-language automotive site, Autoproyecto, covering motorsports such as Formula One and Indycar. She is also the founder and administrator of an F1 social media outlet, Grand Prix Journal.

15 Essential Restaurants on the Eastside of Los Angeles

While the term “Eastside” is often used to reference any Los Angeles neighborhood that doesn’t touch the ocean, historically speaking, it is reserved for the communities directly east of the Los Angeles River that runs alongside Downtown. The area is home to countless vibrant and historic neighborhoods including Lincoln Heights, El Sereno, Boyle Heights, City Terrace, and East Los Angeles. From tacos of all kinds to old-s...

While the term “Eastside” is often used to reference any Los Angeles neighborhood that doesn’t touch the ocean, historically speaking, it is reserved for the communities directly east of the Los Angeles River that runs alongside Downtown. The area is home to countless vibrant and historic neighborhoods including Lincoln Heights, El Sereno, Boyle Heights, City Terrace, and East Los Angeles. From tacos of all kinds to old-school Japanese or Korean hot dogs, here now are 15 essential restaurants on the Eastside of Los Angeles.

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Open in 1917, this family-run winery expanded during Prohibition; survived the Great Depression; and witnessed two World Wars, the Watts Riots, LA’s massive social unrest in 1992, and COVID-19. San Antonio Winery also has one of the area’s best wine and alcohol collections while operating a full-service restaurant, and wine tours.

A Lincoln Heights hidden gem with one of the coziest patios in town, Mazal has a plant-based Middle Eastern menu that is ideal for bringing a group to share the goods. The bourekas, labneh, oyster mushroom shawarma, and harissa brussels sprouts boast big flavors. Save room for the chocolate-covered Medjool dates for dessert.

Al & Bea’s, the diminutive walk-up stand known for its simple Mexican American delights, is all about the delightful bean and cheese burrito along with tacos, tostadas, burgers, and antojitos. Be prepared to wait in a short but speedy line for some of the best Mexican food in town.

Tacos dorados de camarones, deep-fried shrimp parcels garnished with avocado and fresh salsa, are the specialty at this seafood truck in Boyle Heights. Owner Raul Ortega and his team operate LA’s beloved Mariscos Jalisco truck parked on Olympic Boulevard just south of Soto every day from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m.

The air smells of spices and miso paste at Otomisan, the 66-year-old Japanese restaurant in Boyle Heights. Settle into a plush red booth and start with an order of pan-fried gyozas before moving onto a sizable platter of savory curry with crispy pork.

Boyle Heights Milpa Grille takes influences from the pre-Hispanic Mesoamerica timeline, but the result is modern, historic, and tasty all at once. Order the standard Milpa bowl with black beans, grilled corn, veggies, and meat. It’s a warming and satisfying (and timeless) meal.

Brooklyn Avenue Pizza Co. overlooks bustling Caesar Chavez Avenue, with floor-to-ceiling front windows that pour light into the 100-year-old venue, the Paramount Theater. Try the mole pizza and french fries covered in a Chicano-style poutine with chorizo, queso fresco, and cilantro. Traditional pizzas are available too, including a margherita and a shrimp with vodka sauce.

El Momo is a local and citywide favorite for some of the crispiest, juiciest pork carnitas tacos possible. The Aporkalypse — three cuts of meat inside one taco — is a gloriously gluttonous behemoth of carnal beauty that is so overwhelming, it’s hard to believe the thing comes from a truck daily.

Lebanese-Oaxacan flavors marry well at X’tiosu in Boyle Heights, where tacos and hummus take unfamiliar turns toward the extraordinary. While the tacos are a worthy start, there’s also something special about sampling a falafel or chicken shawarma plate and letting the mix of flavors and cultures come through.

There’s often a line at Liliana’s, but it moves swiftly. The house specialty is special, but don’t stay too focused on the tamales and get the machaca with eggs, pozole, or chilaquiles.

Los Cinco Puntos, the timeless grocery store and meat supplier known for long weekend lines and for serving up thick hand-patted tortillas, is where to go for a healthy serving of carnitas to take home and eat throughout the week.

Head to this cramped but cozy tortilleria for corn and flour tortillas sold by the dozen and made-to-order burritos and quesadillas. Whether it’s asada, pollo, chorizo, or carnitas, when the tortilla is this exemplary, the stuffing is almost an afterthought.

Jaime Lechuga, his wife Virginia, and their friend Epi Osuna have been preparing Enseñada-style cocteles, tostadas, and tacos at Mariscos los Lechugas for the past decade. Locals call it the lechuga trailer, which is parked in El Sereno from 11 a.m. until it sells out.

Though there are now 10 Southland locations, Two Hands Seol Fresh Corn Dogs is stationed in Boyle Heights. The LA-based chain’s best sellers are the spicy dog, a corn dog dipped in proprietary spicy sauce and hot Cheetos powder. The other popular dog includes a potato-wrapped corn dog topped that packs heat.

The vampiro is what to order at Asadero Chikali, the upstart Eastside specialist that trades in Mexicali flavors with lots of cheese and even more smoky carne asada.

Open in 1917, this family-run winery expanded during Prohibition; survived the Great Depression; and witnessed two World Wars, the Watts Riots, LA’s massive social unrest in 1992, and COVID-19. San Antonio Winery also has one of the area’s best wine and alcohol collections while operating a full-service restaurant, and wine tours.

A Lincoln Heights hidden gem with one of the coziest patios in town, Mazal has a plant-based Middle Eastern menu that is ideal for bringing a group to share the goods. The bourekas, labneh, oyster mushroom shawarma, and harissa brussels sprouts boast big flavors. Save room for the chocolate-covered Medjool dates for dessert.

Al & Bea’s, the diminutive walk-up stand known for its simple Mexican American delights, is all about the delightful bean and cheese burrito along with tacos, tostadas, burgers, and antojitos. Be prepared to wait in a short but speedy line for some of the best Mexican food in town.

Tacos dorados de camarones, deep-fried shrimp parcels garnished with avocado and fresh salsa, are the specialty at this seafood truck in Boyle Heights. Owner Raul Ortega and his team operate LA’s beloved Mariscos Jalisco truck parked on Olympic Boulevard just south of Soto every day from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m.

The air smells of spices and miso paste at Otomisan, the 66-year-old Japanese restaurant in Boyle Heights. Settle into a plush red booth and start with an order of pan-fried gyozas before moving onto a sizable platter of savory curry with crispy pork.

Boyle Heights Milpa Grille takes influences from the pre-Hispanic Mesoamerica timeline, but the result is modern, historic, and tasty all at once. Order the standard Milpa bowl with black beans, grilled corn, veggies, and meat. It’s a warming and satisfying (and timeless) meal.

Brooklyn Avenue Pizza Co. overlooks bustling Caesar Chavez Avenue, with floor-to-ceiling front windows that pour light into the 100-year-old venue, the Paramount Theater. Try the mole pizza and french fries covered in a Chicano-style poutine with chorizo, queso fresco, and cilantro. Traditional pizzas are available too, including a margherita and a shrimp with vodka sauce.

El Momo is a local and citywide favorite for some of the crispiest, juiciest pork carnitas tacos possible. The Aporkalypse — three cuts of meat inside one taco — is a gloriously gluttonous behemoth of carnal beauty that is so overwhelming, it’s hard to believe the thing comes from a truck daily.

Lebanese-Oaxacan flavors marry well at X’tiosu in Boyle Heights, where tacos and hummus take unfamiliar turns toward the extraordinary. While the tacos are a worthy start, there’s also something special about sampling a falafel or chicken shawarma plate and letting the mix of flavors and cultures come through.

There’s often a line at Liliana’s, but it moves swiftly. The house specialty is special, but don’t stay too focused on the tamales and get the machaca with eggs, pozole, or chilaquiles.

Los Cinco Puntos, the timeless grocery store and meat supplier known for long weekend lines and for serving up thick hand-patted tortillas, is where to go for a healthy serving of carnitas to take home and eat throughout the week.

Head to this cramped but cozy tortilleria for corn and flour tortillas sold by the dozen and made-to-order burritos and quesadillas. Whether it’s asada, pollo, chorizo, or carnitas, when the tortilla is this exemplary, the stuffing is almost an afterthought.

Jaime Lechuga, his wife Virginia, and their friend Epi Osuna have been preparing Enseñada-style cocteles, tostadas, and tacos at Mariscos los Lechugas for the past decade. Locals call it the lechuga trailer, which is parked in El Sereno from 11 a.m. until it sells out.

Though there are now 10 Southland locations, Two Hands Seol Fresh Corn Dogs is stationed in Boyle Heights. The LA-based chain’s best sellers are the spicy dog, a corn dog dipped in proprietary spicy sauce and hot Cheetos powder. The other popular dog includes a potato-wrapped corn dog topped that packs heat.

The vampiro is what to order at Asadero Chikali, the upstart Eastside specialist that trades in Mexicali flavors with lots of cheese and even more smoky carne asada.

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Garfield wins East L.A. Classic in rout of Roosevelt

One of the oldest rivalries in the City of Angels was renewed Friday night when Roosevelt and Garfield met in the 88th edition of the East L.A. Classic, and by the end of the game the estimated 18,000 fans packed inside Weingart Stadium at East L.A. College in Monterey Park had the song “Who Let the Dogs Out” ringing in their ears.The Grammy Award-winning hit by Baha Men boomed over the sound system after every Garfield touchdown, and there were seven of those in the Bulldogs’ 49-16 blowout that kept them perfect in ...

One of the oldest rivalries in the City of Angels was renewed Friday night when Roosevelt and Garfield met in the 88th edition of the East L.A. Classic, and by the end of the game the estimated 18,000 fans packed inside Weingart Stadium at East L.A. College in Monterey Park had the song “Who Let the Dogs Out” ringing in their ears.

The Grammy Award-winning hit by Baha Men boomed over the sound system after every Garfield touchdown, and there were seven of those in the Bulldogs’ 49-16 blowout that kept them perfect in the Eastern League and likely secured a top three seeding and a home game to begin the City Section Open Division playoffs in two weeks. Brackets will be released Saturday night.

Garfield had the ball inside the Roosevelt 10 in the final minute, but rather than try to score again, Lorenzo Hernandez, in his 23rd season as Bulldogs coach, told his players to take a knee. The CalPreps.com computer gave Garfield a 99% chance of winning and had predicted a final score of 56-12.

“You want to win by enough points to impress and hold your ranking, but at the end of the day it’s about sportsmanship,” Hernandez said. “Our top running back [Damian Cornejo] didn’t play tonight because we want him as healthy as can be for the playoffs, but the other kids stepped up. We’ve won nine in a row and I think we’re showing good balance.”

As is the tradition, the marching bands for both schools played the national anthem together and fans on both sides waved colorful signs with messages like “Dawg Pound” and “Rider Pride.”

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“No matter the teams’ records or the circumstances, this is a special event,” said Hernandez, whose wife, Martha, and daughter Ana are Garfield alums and whose son Noah is the starting right offensive guard. “The pageantry of it, the student body decorating the hallways and having pep rallies … it’s what high school football is all about.”

Robert Sanchez rushed for 112 yards and three touchdowns in 10 carries and Damian Cabrera threw three touchdown passes — two to Jayden Barnes — as the Bulldogs not only earned neighborhood bragging rights for the 12th time in the last 13 meetings, but also pulled even at 41-41-6 in a rivalry that began the year Garfield opened in 1925. Since then the only years the game was not played were from 1939 to 1948 because of the Great Depression and World War II and in 2020 because of the pandemic.

Paul Ramos returned a punt 70 yards for a touchdown to put the Bulldogs (9-1 overall, 6-0 league) ahead 42-0 late in the third quarter. The Rough Riders (4-6, 3-3) were forced to punt on five of their six drives in the first half and were held to 50 yards over the first two quarters.

Alan Ortiz spoiled the shutout with a 29-yard touchdown run on the first play of the fourth quarter and added a five-yard scoring run with 7:47 remaining. Sebastian Clark ran for both two-point conversions.

“Last year at the Coliseum it was a whole different environment and there were like 40,000 people, but this was more traditional since it’s where we usually have this game,” said Cabrera, who took turns hoisting the winner’s trophy in front of the home crowd, which chanted “East L.A.!”

“In the locker room I got all my guys together and made sure there wasn’t going to be any letdown. This is just a stepping stone for us on the way to something even bigger and better.”

For the first time in the long history of the rivalry, the Classic also featured girls’ flag football. The first game of the day proved to be the most thrilling as Roosevelt prevailed 12-6 in overtime thanks to a 10-yard pass from Brandy Escobar to Ariana Flores.

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“I’ve always wanted to play football and this is my senior year, so I’m glad I have the chance,” Flores said after joining her teammates in dousing coach Juan Pimentel with water. “We came here thinking we’re not leaving without a trophy and if the boys can’t do it, we will.”

Roosevelt took a 6-0 lead on a pass from Escobar to Allyn Vargas late in the first half, but Garfield tied the score on a 15-yard strike from Gisselle Galicia to Evanie Macias with 4:22 left in regulation.

Pimentel and Garfield coach Oscar Tavera graduated from Roosevelt four years apart (Tavera in 1989, Pimtentel in 1993) and served as assistants together for 10 years on Javier Cid’s staff at their alma mater.

“Oscar is one of my mentors and it’s sad that one of us has to lose but this is rewarding for the girls,” Pimentel said. “I have family and childhood friends who went to Garfield so we know what this rivalry means to the community. Hopefully this win rubs off a bit to the JV and then to varsity.”

Column: No matter the odds, there’s never an underdog in the East L.A. Classic

There are very few people who think Roosevelt has a chance to defeat Garfield in Friday’s 88th East L.A. Classic at East Los Angeles College.The CalPreps.com computer gives Garfield a 99% chance of winning, with a predicted score of 56-12. Garfield is 8-1 and averaging 52 points a game with eight consecutive victories. Roosevelt is 4-5 and has few seniors in its starting lineup.So how come Roosevelt coach Aldo Parral is feeling so relaxed in preparation for...

There are very few people who think Roosevelt has a chance to defeat Garfield in Friday’s 88th East L.A. Classic at East Los Angeles College.

The CalPreps.com computer gives Garfield a 99% chance of winning, with a predicted score of 56-12. Garfield is 8-1 and averaging 52 points a game with eight consecutive victories. Roosevelt is 4-5 and has few seniors in its starting lineup.

So how come Roosevelt coach Aldo Parral is feeling so relaxed in preparation for the City Section‘s greatest football rivalry that drew more than 40,000 fans to last year’s game at the Coliseum?

“I told the kids, ‘We’re playing with house money.’ We have nothing to lose. It’s a young squad. All the pressure is on them,” Parral said.

There’s a reason Garfield coach Lorenzo Hernandez is reminding his players not to take the Rough Riders lightly.

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“I always reference the 0-6 Roosevelt team playing Garfield’s 6-0 team in 1990 and Roosevelt beat them 7-0,” Parral said.

Yes, underdogs can win this game because there’s so much emotion on the field and in the stands.

Last season Garfield was the underdog and won 16-8.

Fans make so much noise you think it’s a concert. And there was a concert last year at halftime with the Black Eyed Peas providing the entertainment.

“It’s loud,” Garfield quarterback Damian Cabrera said. “It’s a whole different atmosphere.”

Any player associated with the two schools wants to play in this game, whether healthy or not.

“You can break your leg and come back. Everyone has miracle recoveries,” Hernandez said.

It’s homecoming for both schools, so alumni return from all over the country. There’s so much food to be eaten during pregame, halftime and postgame celebrations that someone should bring a scale to document who gains the most pounds among alumni.

Hernandez is feeling pressure because his wife, Martha, is a Garfield grad, and his son, Noah, is a starting right offensive guard.

Martha yells so loudly, Lorenzo can hear her from the sideline. When Garfield lost two seasons ago to Roosevelt, “It was very quiet” at home, he said.

Alumni from both schools should be excited about the future. Garfield is getting a new all-weather field, with construction scheduled to begin in December. Roosevelt is getting a complete stadium upgrade with a new grass field and press box. The team won’t have any home games next year while construction takes place.

Garfield’s big advantage is having a healthy Cabrera. He started the season on the sideline because of a shoulder injury, missing six games. He returned Sept. 29 against Bell and keeps getting better.

“I was only able to do a couple things,” he said of his first game back. “Now I’m back to normal.”

He passed for 261 yards and four touchdowns last week in a 42-7 win over Legacy.

It’s a big week for rivalry games in the final week of the regular season. King/Drew is playing Dorsey on Friday night at the Coliseum, with a halftime concert featuring Warren G and Xzibit.

Muir is playing Pasadena on Wednesday night at the Rose Bowl. Burroughs can win the Pacific League title if it beats Burbank at home Friday night. The Sunset League title is on the line when Edison plays Los Alamitos at Veterans Stadium in Long Beach.

Southern Section playoff pairings will be released at 10 a.m. Sunday, while City Section pairings will be announced at 5 p.m. Saturday.

Thousands flock to Weingart Stadium for 88th edition of East LA Classic

More than 10,000 Angelenos enjoyed one of Southern California's most storied rivalries on Friday, when longtime rivals faced off for the 88th edition of the East Los Angeles Classic, which dates all the way back to 1925.The classic showdown, which always pits James A. Garfield High School Bulldogs against Theodore Roosevelt High School Rough Riders, returned to East LA College's Weingart Stadium after last year's game was held at the LA Coliseum.The longstanding showdown has been fairly even over the years, with recent history ...

More than 10,000 Angelenos enjoyed one of Southern California's most storied rivalries on Friday, when longtime rivals faced off for the 88th edition of the East Los Angeles Classic, which dates all the way back to 1925.

The classic showdown, which always pits James A. Garfield High School Bulldogs against Theodore Roosevelt High School Rough Riders, returned to East LA College's Weingart Stadium after last year's game was held at the LA Coliseum.

The longstanding showdown has been fairly even over the years, with recent history trending in the Bulldogs' favor. Only three matchups have been canceled since the game's inception, due to major historical events like the Great Depression, World War II and the COVID-19 pandemic.

Regardless of the outcome though, the fans, of which there were more than 16,000 on Friday, reveled in the experience, which is the pride of the East Los Angeles community.

"Both Garfield and Roosevelt know how much this game means to us," said Judith Rivera, a junior at Roosevelt High School. "We both put in the effort to make it the best as possible for us students but people as well.

"It's just the atmosphere, the people around watching the game and seeing all the players play," said Garfield High School student Nicholas Mares.

"I know there's little kids who will someday get inspired to be out there on that field," said Roselyn Coreas, a senior at Roosevelt. "I think that's so important."

The event always draws a massive crowd usually sprinkled with alumni and local legends.

"Bringing the community together, now enjoying with the grandkids what we went through," recalled Jesus Lopez, a Garfield High School alumni from the Class of 1969.

Sonia Herrera, a Roosevelt High School alumni with the class of 1993, says that while the game means more than just the outcome, it definitely helps when your side wins.

"For a long time, those were the only high school sin our community," she said. "It's always been a fun rivalry to see who's the best in the east!"

This year's event was sponsored by both the Los Angeles Rams and Nike, helping both sides up the atmosphere and create a better experience for all.

"This is a special night," said Jonathan Franklin, former UCLA Bruin and NFL running back who is currently working as the Rams Director of Social Justice while speaking with KCAL News. "It doesn't just bring incredible game together, but really the community of East LA to celebrate the power of football."

Friday night's matchup ended in Garfield's favor, with the Bulldogs storming to a lopsided 49-16 victory. Garfield improves to 9-1 on the season while Roosevelt falls to 4-6.

Dean Fioresi

Dean Fioresi is a web producer at KCAL News in Los Angeles. He covers breaking news throughout Southern California. When he's not writing about local events, he enjoys focusing on sports and entertainment.

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