Bibliography & Links

Story: “Mama”- Still a staple of MacArthur Park

Interview with Sandi Romero and Rocio Ramirez.

Mama’s Hot Tamales Website.


Story: English teacher finds and unexpected classroom

Interview with Virginia Trujillo, teacher with LAUSD.

Interview with Jose Veliz, director at CARECEN Los Angeles day laborer center.

Interview with Geronimo Salguero, co-director at CARECEN Los Angeles day laborer center.

Interview with “Alex,” didn’t want to reveal his last name, resident in the neighborhood and day laborer at CARECEN.

CARECEN day laborer center Website.


Story: Q&A with district Councilman Ed P. Reyes

Interview with Councilman Ed Reyes at MacArthur Park.

Ed Reyes district Website.


Story: A conversation with Collective Space community activists

Interview with Daniel Morales, Winston Leva, and Brian __.

Collective Space is located at 1833 W. 8th Street. Los Angeles, CA 90057.


Story: Living in a home that is falling apart

Interview with Daniel Morales, Winston Leva, and Brian __ of Collective Space.

Interview with Ignacia Osorio from Collective Space.

Interview with Juan Rodriguez, Tenant Organizer at Inquilinos Unidos.

Interview with 2 people at residence, who wished for their names to remain anonymous.

Los Angeles City program “Building Healthy Communities 101″ : Four people in one bedroom is considered overcrowding.


Story: What MacArthur Park looks like in numbers

Los Angeles Department of City Planning Westlake Community Planning Area Statistics.

Los Angeles Times “Mapping LA” Westlake Profile.


Story: MacArthur Park: The former “Champs-Elysees” of Los Angeles

Strawn, James. “Who’s park: An architectural history of Westlake/MacArthur Park.” Link to thesis. Early history of the park.

Postcard photos provided by the Los Angeles History Archive (their Website) and Image

History of Otis College of Art and Design. Their website “Otis History Past and Present.”

History of Westlake Theatre. Westlake Theatre Rehabilitation Project Website.

Los Angeles Times. “Park Renamed for Gen. MacArthur.” Times Past Archive.

Black and white photos provided by USC Digital Library. C.C. Pierce Collection 1860-1960.

Information on gangs in MacArthur Park and the 18th Street Gang from Street

May Day Melee: KPCC, “Air Talk,” May 30, 2007. Link.

KPCC, “Quick May Day melee trial closes in Superior Court,” June 30,2010. Link.

Additional historical information from “Curating the City.”


Additional information helpful for this project:

Hamilton, Nora. “Seeking Community in a Global City: Guatemalans and Salvadorians in Los Angeles.” Temple University Press, Philadelphia. 2001.

Interview with Alba Escobar, Women and Children Program Director, of the Oscar Romero Clinic.