Gina's People: Libros Schmibros

In the heart of Boyle Heights, next to Mariachi Plaza, you'll find a small book shop called Libros Schmibros. It's a non-profit lending library founded by David Kipen.

There are thousands of books in English and libros en Español. Some books are donated but most are from Kipen's personal library. His goal is to share his love of books with the community. Watch the video to find out more on Libros Schmibros and David Kipen.

Gina's People: We want to hear from you!

Gina has seen her share of people throughout Southern California – real characters with real stories many making a difference each day with little to no recognition. These are Gina's People, hometown heroes who quietly go about making Southern California and the world a better place for all of us. 

If you know a person or a group who deserves some recognition, please fill out this form which goes directly to Gina. 

Help her tell the stories of the people and groups who make a big difference each day.

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