It is Saturday night, and El Monte’s atmosphere is buzzing with a youthful glow. As the parking lot and the surrounding streets began to fill with vehicles from the American golden age of automotive design with names like Galaxie and Mercury, the space became saturated with cosmic energy.

Our first book tells the story of America’s multiethnic suburbia, and reimagines public history through the vivid lives of anarchists, farmworkers, punks, writers and more in the San Gabriel Valley.

After my home, Epiphany is the place that looms largest in my South El Monte life. It was […]

This is the very first installment of our new series,¬†East of East: Mapping Community Narratives in South El […]