Maravilla neighborhood
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The Maravilla neighborhood

Maravilla neighborhood

Jesse Jimenez, 39, left, and Eduardo De La Torre, 18, carry doors on their heads as they walk past a Day of the Dead mural in front of the Maravilla Handball Court in East Los Angeles.

 

 

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Eunice Garcia, 15, lifts her 9 month-old cousin, Francesca Ceja, at a sidewalk sale held inside the Maravilla Handball Court in East Los Angeles. The handball court is also used for movie nights, art exhibitions, political lectures and celebrations.

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Amanda Perez, 60, looks over a silk screen that will be used to make T-shirts for a group called the Old Timers of Southern California while standing inside the residential area of the Maravilla Handball Court.

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Family members and friends attend the funeral for Louie T. Herrera at the Gutierrez Mortuary in East Los Angeles. Herrera was a longtime resident of the Maravilla area and played handball at the Maravilla Handball Court.

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Family members and friends remember Louie T. Herrera, who played handball at the Maravilla Handball Court in East Los Angeles.

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Seniors collect free groceries at Soledad Church in the Maravilla neighborhood of East Los Angeles. The food giveaway started in 1986 and about 40 seniors come every Friday. 

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Bride Jasmin Ramirez prepares to enter the Belvedere Church of God in the Maravilla neighborhood of East Los Angeles. 

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Skateboarders participate in the Raggy Skate Races at Belvedere Skate Park in the Maravilla neighborhood in East Los Angeles. A handball court in the neighborhood also provides an athletic outlet for residents and visitors.

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A vendor fills his truck with paletas from El Paraiso Mercado in the Maravilla neighborhood of East Los Angeles. Vendors walk up and down the streets of East Los Angeles selling the frozen Mexican treat. 

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Bea Garcia, who has a tattoo of her visually impaired grandson, attends a wedding at the Belvedere Church of God in the Maravilla neighborhood of East Los Angeles. The neighborhood is home to the oldest handball court in Southern California.

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A flower girl and other guests spill out of Belvedere Church of God after the wedding ceremony of Jasmin and Jesse Ramirez in the Maravilla neighborhood of East Los Angeles. 

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Ezekiel “Eze” Ordaz, 57, attends the 2016 Maravilla Historical Society Handball Tournament at the Maravilla Handball Court in East Los Angeles.

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Guests at a quinceañera celebration gather in front of Soledad Church in the Maravilla neighborhood of East Los Angeles. 

 

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Father Armando Bernabe pours water over Perla Montero at her baptism at Soledad Church in the Maravilla neighborhood in East Los Angeles. The church, built in 1925, is not far from the oldest handball court in Southern California.

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Father Armando Bernabe, right, prepares to bless guests attending a quinceañera celebration at Soledad Church. 

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A paleta vendor is reflected in the graffiti-marked window of El Paraiso Mercado in the Maravilla neighborhood of East Los Angeles.

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Alondra Pineda, 15, left, waits for her quinceañera Mass at Soledad Church in the Maravilla neighborhood of East Los Angeles to begin. Standing nearby are Estephania Romo, 15, second from right, and Maria Morales, 15.

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Seniors pray before receiving free food at Soledad Church in the Maravilla neighborhood of East Los Angeles.

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