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Photos: 69th Northeast Los Angeles Holiday Parade

"People Helping People" was the theme of this year's parade, L.A.'s longest-running event of its kind.

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Photos by Herb West

Thousands of people celebrated the 69th annual Northeast Los Angeles Holiday parade this past Sunday in Highland Park as marching bands, drill teams, dancers, musicians, floats, equestrian units, celebrities and community representatives, accompanied by Santa Claus, marched on North Figueroa Street, from Avenue 60 to Sycamore Grove Park.

The city's longest-running parade was led by actor, producer and humanitarian José Yenque, who was the event's grand marshal. The parade's theme was "People Helping People," a reflection on a year's worth of volunteerism and community engagement across Northeast Los Angeles. 

The sponsors of this year's parade included the Highland Park Chamber of Commerce, Council District 1 Representative Gil Cedillo, Council District 14 Representative José Huizar and numerous local businesses and volunteers.

Click here to access Herb West's complete selection of 246 photographs from the parade.

Images from Herb West's other NELA events can be found here.

Juan Jones December 13, 2013 at 01:48 AM
Voters need to know. Huizar is a liar. He is trying to say his relationship with francine Godoy was consensual to continue his career,as many politicians have done before him. If the truth came out, which is that he used his position to harass and torment this poor girl, his life/marriage would be over.The fact is, Francine Godoy was a victim and is now being portrayed as a home wrecker because huizar "admitted to an affair" which just isn't true. People are just stuck on her salary...in the public sector, if a guy over 7 years worked his way up the corporate ladder, it wouldn't be a big deal. All this girl did was work hard and kept her honor the whole time. Anonymous posters on blogs who made up rumors years ago were just jealous of her and in competition. .... Jose is a scum bag. Sincerely-someone who knows

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