East Los Angeles

East L.A. extends east from Downtown, roughly between Highway 60 and Interstate 5. It’s a big swath of territory, most of it owned by Lockheed and its affiliates. This is the warehouse and factory district, and it looks the part. What used to be residential areas—old East Los Angeles, Montebello, Pico Rivera, Whittier, La Habra and La Miranda—has become the city’s industrial core. Little houses, apartment buildings and local shops have given way to big ugly plascrete rectangles, smokestacks, and festoons of thick metal pipes with peeling paint that channel sludge and poisons into the air and water and soil. Parts of East L.A. look absolutely hellish on dark nights, what with white smoke and blue-and-orange flames silhouetted against a sky tinged dirty orange from sodium lamps.

East Los Angeles

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