Malabar Elementary School in L.A.’s Boyle Heights is planning a centennial celebration in September and is seeking alumni who are interested in participating or contributing to the program.

“There were a fairly large number of Japanese Americans that attended Malabar over its 100-year history,” said Jeff Hiroto, a teacher at Malabar. He added that his mom and three aunts attended the school.

If you have photos that can be scanned for public display, contact Rosa Overstreet or Eric Medina at (323) 261-1103 or email

Alumni can share their photos and memories on Facebook at

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