Steve Saldivar

Writer

Steve Saldivar is interested in arts, culture and ideas. He served as the Getty’s first social media coordinator. Previously he was a producer for Frontline/WORLD. Saldivar received his B.A. in English from UC Berkeley. He thought he was going to live in Walden Pond like his favorite author. Instead, he stayed and graduated from the UC Berkeley Graduate School of Journalism, where he fell in love with all the ways to tell a story. Originally from East Los Angeles, he can still be seen walking down Whittier Boulevard eating shrimp burritos from Tacos Baja.

Recent Articles

  • The fate of a mural in Boyle Heights renews concerns about gentrification

    The fate of a mural in Boyle Heights renews concerns about gentrification

    Over three decades, the mural at the southwest corner of Cesar Chavez Avenue and Soto Street in Boyle Heights has been a backdrop for countless bus commuters, students walking to school and shoppers. “El Corrido de Boyle Heights” — “The Ballad of Boyle Heights” — depicts neighborhood musicians...

  • These L.A. dancers are changing the way people protest

    These L.A. dancers are changing the way people protest

    “We’re going to go right, left, right right,” Shamell Bell called out to a group of people learning to do “the Dougie,” a street dance created in Dallas. But they weren’t in a dance studio or at a party, they were dancing directly in front of Los Angeles Police Department headquarters. She called...

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