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Sunday, July 26, 2015
Vista L.A.'s Patricia Lopez with Tacolandia founder Bill Esparza (center) and Gilberto Cetina Jr., chef at Chichen Itza Restaurant in South Los Angeles.
Vista L.A.'s Patricia Lopez with Tacolandia founder Bill Esparza (center) and Gilberto Cetina Jr., chef at Chichen Itza Restaurant in South Los Angeles.

LOS ANGELES (KABC) -- Exploring L.A. through a Latino lens. This week, Vista L.A.'s Patricia Lopez takes you out to the must-see La Bulla, and then out for tacos with a special preview of Tacolandia. Then we go one-on-one with Mexican boxing sensation Saul "Canelo" Alvarez as he trains for his next big fight, and with Chiquis Rivera who's talking about "Forgiveness." Jovana Lara shares her tips for ordering Cuban food; plus we're on the runway during L.A. Fashion Week for Johana Hernandez's Glaudi and her "Latinos Con Corizon."

La Bulla - Mexican Wrestling Event

The inaugural La Bulla, a Lucha Libre event, art exhibit and concert was held at Plaza de la Raza on April 11 and Vista L.A. was there! This one-of-a-kind event merges live Mexican wrestling, music and art, to create a cultural experience not to be missed. They're hoping to have more events in the future.

Tacolandia Preview

Patricia met up with Tacolandia Founder Bill Esparza for a preview of the fare at this year's gourmet taco festival featuring more than 80 top taco vendors in Los Angeles.

Our preview included:

Petty Cash in the Fairfax District -

Chichen Itza Restaurant inside Mercado La Paloma in South L.A. -

Soho Taco in South L.A. and taco catering carts throughout L.A. -

One-On-One With "Canelo"

Vista L.A. was invited inside the home of Mexican boxer and former Light Middleweight Champion, Saul "Canelo" Alvarez! Our Patricia went one-on-one with Canelo and learned all about his daily regimen and intense workout as he preps for the big upcoming fight against James Kirkland on May 9, 2015.

Time For "Forgiveness"

Chiquis Rivera is the daughter of the late singer Jenni Rivera. It's been two years since her mother's death, and Chiquis seems to be following in her mother's footsteps. She's launched a music career and is now making her debut as an author. Our Patricia sat down with Chiquis to talk about her memoir "Forgiveness."

Local Designer Does Good

In L.A.'s fashion industry, 28-year-old Johana Hernandez is a rising star, and in her home country of El Salvador, she's a SUPERSTAR! The fashion designer is the talent behind GLAUDI, whose bold designs have been worn by celebrities like Gina Rodriguez, Gloria Trevi, Roselyn Sanchez, Lucero and many more. Last year, Johana was included in People En Espanol's "25 Mujeres Mas Poderosas" ("25 Most Powerful Women"). Vista's Patricia caught up with the fashion star, and learned that Johana's first school for fashion was L.A. sweatshops -- where she watched her parents work when she was a young girl. Now she creates gorgeous dresses, but the true beauty behind each of Johana's designs goes beyond the runway. For every GLAUDI dress sold, the charity Johana founded, "Latinos Con Corazon," benefits! This non-profit helps impoverished children in Mexico and El Salvador.

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