« Arts District Street Closures for New Year's Eve | Main | More from East L.A. »

Comments

Mr. Gertner

Thanks for adding to the publicity for the David Gonzales event. Should be a great one.

Also, in case readers are wondering why the Rough Rider Blog has been lacking posts for the past couple months, the journalism class is on Track C, which has been on vacation since the end of October. The students on the staff will be back and blogging after New Year's.

In the meantime, your readers may be interested in a post I wrote about housing and changes in Boyle Heights.

Dennis Smith

My favorite outdoor "fitness zone" in East Los Angeles is the path that forms the perimeter of the huge Evergreen Cemetery. For more than a decade, the locals have tried to forestall internment in the cemetery by sweating out laps run around the cemetery. A few years back it even got an official designation as the Evergreen Running Trail complete with its own logo, a jogging skeleton, natch.

e@v

Doing laps around a cemetery could almost be a cultural based motivator to exercise. Perhaps you and I can get the ball rolling for an East LA Day of the Dead 5K run.

Don Garza

I like that idea. I might train for it...actually I will train for it.

5k day of the dead run. And you don't have to block the streets to do it either. Great idea Ed.

Don Garza

I like that idea. I might train for it...actually I will train for it.

5k day of the dead run. And you don't have to block the streets to do it either. Great idea Ed.

Dennis Smith

Hmmm, so many activities already on Dia de los Muertos from Self-Help Graphics to the Sixth Street Bridge Fair to La Placita, especially as 2008 finds November 1-2 falling on a weekend. Maybe a route that would connect the sites of different activities?

Sin embargo, let's hope we don't have to wait ten months for the exercise regimen to kick in. Come the Spring and the return of the National Pastime, I'd be happy to help put together a walk from Downtown to Chavez Ravine for a Dodger game. It works out to a seven mile walk (more than a 10k) but it can be pleasantly broken up by an opportunity to take in some cerveza y cacahuates at the ballpark and if any hot dogs are consumed it can be done with little guilt as folks get a chance to walk them off on the return home.

Laurie Avocado

Poor Molina, she's probably responding to all the "epidemic of obesity" propoganda. Being a woman of size herself makes it difficult. I'm with her on this one. Maybe she thinks she's a heroine about the murals, but the way she pushed her agenda with no public discussion is unforgivable.

EL CHAVO!

Nice round up of Chicano/Latino stuff online, good to see that the peeps are tagging up the virtual walls as well! ;)

The comments to this entry are closed.