Low riders hold summer rallies from the East Side along the L.A. River to the beach at Ballona Creek. Parks, beaches, creeks, and rivers bring Latinos and other people together to have fun, hang, barbecue, eat and drink, primp their rides, flirt, listen to musíca Latína, and spend healthy time outside.
Low rider beach rallies at The City Project photo gallery
Latin R&B, hip hop, rap, rock en español, boleros, and corridos fill the air. Weekend radio shows include Alma del Barrio and Serenata de Tríos on KXLU, 88.9 and on the internet. Oldies but goodies DJ Art LaBoe sends out radio dedications (“Smooch! This song goes out from Letty de Lynwood to Freddy in Fresno, ‘I love you, baby!'”). He’s been broadcasting for decades, since “los old school chos” at El Monte Legion Stadium.
Lighter Shade of Brown – On A Sunday Afternoon – Brown and Proud at Whittier Narrows Park feeding into the L.A. River.
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The student mural Postcards from Ballona on the Park to Playa trail along Ballona Creek “reflects historic and current events in the life of the creek and Culver City.” A close reading reveals remarkably diverse people, values, and insights presented by Culver Middle School students working with the county library.”This mural reflects historic and current events in the life of the creek.” OG Vato, zoot suiter, low rider pick up truck at the beach and more . . .
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