Showing posts from January, 2014

Salesian Mustangs Take Championship

For the first time in history the Boyle Heights Salesian football team takes home a championship. Photo by Tom Varela by Thomas Varela The bar has been raised at Bishop Mora Salesian High School as the Mustangs ploughed through the Northeast section of the CIF Division XIII play-offs to capture their first ever football championship. Salesian had the home field advantage for the game that was played at their Soto Street at Whittier Boulevard campus on Saturday, December 7th. From the opening kick-off the Mustangs played with focus and purpose testing their opponent, Mission Prep High School, from San Luis Obispo. It was a lively and exciting first quarter as both squads were busy scrambling after fumbles punts and QB sacks until nerves were quelled and sophomore sensation, Felipe Mesa, broke off a 61 yard run and a couple of plays later the quarter ended with a 0-0 draw and the Mustangs knocking on the door at the Warriors eight-yard line. A minute and 35 seconds into the

Dear Wise Latina

DEAR WISE LATINA, I just had a baby and I’m wondering at what age I should start talking to my child about sex? CURIOUS MOTHER DEAR CURIOUS MOTHER, Start speaking to your child about sex as soon as your child starts asking about his or her body and how babies are born... (Never wait to speak to them about it because they may be the ones having to speak to you about sex and the trouble they’re in.) The earlier you talk to them with a positive attitude the sooner they’ll get the message that sex is natural and their bodies are perfectly fine. When my sons were 6 and 4 they wanted to know how babies are born.  In the simplest way I explained without any shame or awkwardness. They were so delighted to know how simple it was and now they know they can ask me anything like, “Mommy, when did you have your period?” When my son asked me I was happy to tell him. He knew he could trust me to tell him the truth and it would be no big deal. Children learn to be ashamed of their bodies fr

Fwd: Brooklyn & Boyle Valentine 2014

Greetings/Feliz Año! Our upcoming Día de Los Enamorados/Día de la Amistad/Valentine's Day issue will include, for the first time ever, a special section devoted to personal notes and dedications. As a special way to remember someone you care for or to simply say "I love you," Brooklyn & Boyle is making a 2-inch, single column-width space available for only $10. Of course, business owners, agencies and community-based organizations are still also welcome to inquire about display advertising rates for special Valentine's Day promotions, specials and/or events. Our February cover will feature a brilliant new painting by Michael Rascón, whose work conveys all the beauty and power and triumph of the East Side art's community. With kind appreciation for your continued support. Abel Salas Editor/Publisher Brooklyn & Boyle @ Medford Street Studios 2623 Medford Street, Unit B - 8 Los Angeles, CA 90033 213-321-7115