Mapping the Tongva villages of L.A.’s past by the LA Times

  By SEAN GREENE and THOMAS CURWEN MAY 9, 2019 Tovaangar The original people of Los Angeles, the Tongva, defined their world as Tovaangar. It extended from Palos Verdes to San Bernardino, from Saddleback Mountain to the San Fernando Valley. A land of villages Tovaangar supported about 5,000 people in nearly 100 villages. Each village was independent and…

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Low Incoming Housing Available

If anyone that is over 62 or older, The Menorah Housing Foundation has some low-income senior housing available.   You can reach out to them at 310-475-6083. Vineland Avenue Senior Housing Los Angeles (North Hollywood), CA Enables very low-income residents age 62 and over to obtain an accessible, affordable independent apartment, designed with features to accommodate…

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The Arboretum in Arcadia has site for Gabrielinos to Renovate

The Arboretum in Arcadia has a site dedicated to the Gabrielinos that needs to be renovated.  They have reached out to us and we are currently working with them on some ideas for the site.  They are currently raising funds for several remodel projects on the grounds. Help is needed to spread public awareness of…

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Los Angeles Mural: A Celebration of Diversity

World renowned artist, Robert Vargas is currently painting the world’s largest mural painted by a single artist.  He is well aware of our ancestry and is using a portrait of a young Tongva girl as his focal point for his mural.  His painting will be about the city of Los Angeles from its beginning (Tongva girl) and throughout…

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Community Garden Blossoms

After two years of incubation, the Grow Beach! community garden will hold an unofficial opening at 1 p.m. Friday on the developing land on Atherton Street and Earl Warren Drive. “This is the first semester we’re actually breaking ground and building the garden itself,” said Natalie Baugh, the publicity officer for Grow Beach! and a…

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Charles Alvarez, Tribal Councilman

I am extremely proud of being a Native American Indian, part of the Gabrielino Tribe, and being a husband and a father. Throughout out my life, I have worked diligently at all tasks, to demonstrate that I am a hard worker and a proud person. Today I feel even prouder to be selected as your…

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Linda Candelaria, Tribal Councilwoman

Linda was born in Pasadena, California and has lived in the San Gabriel Valley most of her life. She is the eldest of eight children. Linda has worked as management in the healthcare field for 25 years. She has participated in several charitable foundations such as Breast Cancer walks, Aids Walk LA, and several others.…

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Vincent Holguin, Tribal Councilman

Tribal Member Vincent Holguin, was awarded the President’s Scholarship from California State University, Long Beach.  Vincent was recommended by the Tribal Council after a formal application process with the Tribe.

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