It was a spectacle that would stay with him into adulthood: two imposing arches that soared past as his father’s blue Ford Tempo whizzed down the 6th Street Bridge.
Pete Chavez made sure to peer out the rear window at those iconic structures every time his family traveled between East Los Angeles and downtown.
“When you’re a kid, that’s magical,” he recalled.
Now 34 and living in Anaheim, Chavez made the trek to downtown Los Angeles early Saturday, intent on taking a bit of that magic home. With a line that stretched down Santa Fe Avenue and around Willow Street, the event dubbed “Rock Day” offered up free pieces of the...