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From ‘Coco’ to Pacoima: Día de los Muertos Celebrations in L.A.

With contributions by Elise Thompson. Día de los Muertos, or Day of the Dead, is a Mexican holiday that is also celebrated here in Los Angeles. It brings together families in a cultural melting pot of celebrations to honor the … Continue reading

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Among the Dead with Author Caleb Wilde

  It’s Dias de los Muertos time here in Los Angeles and many other places touched by the goofy-syncretic Catholic paganism we associate with seeing our besties, our daily barrista, and even our bosses en calavera, surrounded by bouquets of … Continue reading

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Dia de los Muertos Events 2014

Olvera Street Merchants Association Now through Nov. 2, 2014 FREE The Olvera Street Merchants and El Pueblo Historical Monument 125 Paseo de la Plaza in downtown Los Angeles (across from Union Station.) (213) 625-7074. Blessings and Novenaria Processions take place along … Continue reading

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Dear Librarian…

“Dear Librarian…”  My continuing struggle against one of the oldest enemies in Los Angeles…  IGNORANCE! Boris K. of Beverly Hills asks, “Dear Librarian, what’s up with Halloween anyway?  Is it just another bullshit commercial opportunity like Christmas, or is there … Continue reading

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Feliz Dia de los Muertos – Olvera Street!

There is always something magical to see when Olvera Street celebrates the Day of the Dead with the traditional Novenario procession, public ceremonies, ofrendas, face painting and of course that big cup of champurrado caliente for all us thirsty calaveras! … Continue reading

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Dia de los Muertos

Today is the first day of the 2-day celebration of Day of the Dead. Because of the timing this year between weekends and its proximity to Halloween, there are events happening over the span of two weeks. here are some photographs … Continue reading

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¡Es La “Semana” De Los Muertos!

In days past one would celebrate El Dia de los Muertos on Nov. the 1st and 2nd in the privacy of one’s home, local cemetery, parish hall or select bastions of la cultura Mexicana like Olvera Street. Nowadays Day of … Continue reading

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