Angeleno Heart

Stories from the streets of Los Angeles

Angeleno Heart was started with the thought of capturing pictures and telling a story.


“Los Angeles has so many untold stories. I set out to hunt and capture them one at a time. I was born and raised in L.A, and it’s a city that in my eyes will be better understood; once you read these little packaged stories that make up this great city. I hope you enjoy them.”

– Henry Lara, Photographer/Writer, Angeleno Heart

more stories from Angeleno Heart

Buddy Jimmy

May 1, 2017 By Henry Lara

Real Los Angeles people: We met Jimmy on the streets of L.A.. He grew up on spam and eggs, and came to L.A when...

Simon Que Si

April 21, 2017 By Henry Lara

In 1982 my carnal Simon (see-mon) was falsely accused of murder. His name ain't really Simon but todos en la vecinadad called him that....

El Senor de los Carritos

April 21, 2017 By Henry Lara

Los Angeles story about the search to find your true calling, and one lucky Angeleno, Jose Esparza - who found his as a kid.

Picking through the Cornucopia of “Tites” Crafts

April 21, 2017 By Henry Lara

Life doesn’t really begin when you are born, but rather when you master a craft or a number of them. In the case of...

Greenspans, Serving Firme Estilo Since ’28

March 3, 2017 By Henry Lara

Founded in 1928, your first visit to the legendary men's clothing store Greenspans in South Gate is quite mesmerizing and surprising.

The Wonder on Bonnie Brae Street (Mooers Residence)

March 3, 2017 By Henry Lara

The Mooers Residence in Westlake Los Angeles is an architectural masterpiece built in 1894 that is located at 818 South Bonnie Brae.

Angeleno Heart by Henry Lara

March 3, 2017 By Henry Lara

Angeleno Heart: I've always loved my city and today I love it more than ever. I'm crazy about old L.A relics & about getting...

La La Land and the Magic on Carrol Avenue

March 3, 2017 By Henry Lara

Historic preservation in Los Angeles has always been a battle, and to think of the terror that took place on Bunker Hill between the...

Las Palmas de Los Angeles

March 3, 2017 By Henry Lara

The only native palm tree to Los Angeles is the California fan, all others have been imported.

A Cup of Coffee with Tony Tracy

February 1, 2017 By Henry Lara

Minutes before I sat down for a cup of coffee with Tony Tracy, he was raging to passers-by on Figueroa Street about the dismantling...

Once was Jazz

February 1, 2017 By

History shows that we seem to forget things and sometimes we need reminders of history - like that a huge jazz scene was once...

Oil Boom in Los Angeles

January 24, 2017 By

The oil boom in Los Angeles may be long gone, but Los Angeles and it's surrounding communities are still smeared in black gold.