Tuesday, April 23, 2019

Fugitive finders

A variety of tattoos cover his arms. His salt and pepper hair is accompanied by honey brown aviator sunglasses. This 6’5” military veteran quietly sits underneath the bright sun, remembering a time when he never imagined he would become a professional bounty hunter. A raspy voice shares his experience working alongside his wife traveling the United States. When someone fails to...

Rebels with a home

Legends were made in a place tucked away in the hills on Mullholland Highway. The Rock Store is still home to rebels and bike enthusiast alike.


 

She Loves Lucy

Story and Photos by: Genna Gold Sitcom Star Impersonator Keeps A Legacy Alive Every morning she lines her lips bright ruby red, pins her  corkscrew fiery wig, and puts on a vintage blue and white polka-dot cotton dress that blows in the breeze. Perfect white pearls adorn her ears and neck while antique black-rimmed sunglasses cover her ever-wandering eyes. A brilliant...

Missing Gene

Photo by: Lynn Levitt   It was Christmas Eve 1984, and 15-year-old Lisa Gonzales listened to the buzzing sound of the electric razor as it shaved clean the hair from the back of her head. “The surgery took place and somewhere through the entire process I thought the brain tumor was caused from making bad lifestyle choices, like my use of drugs,”...

Column: A pro-feminist piece written by a man, so maybe you’ll listen

The absolute best way to support women is to show up and sit down. Exist in spaces where women are sharing their experiences, and in your silence, in your conscious, deliberate decision to not interrupt or make the conversation sink to your comfort level, you contribute support. Don’t expect a pat on the back for doing the bare minimum, though. Listen...

Form & Function

The sun rises on the canyon and with it comes not the sounds of birds singing but the whirring of drills. Hammering echoes over the hills that are covered in grasses nearly waist high in some spots. A breeze caresses the curves of the hill and causes the grass to wave lackadaisically in cool of this early Saturday morning. The...

Making a new home

One of eleven children, Mario Sandoval made his way to the United States. After nineteen years he is getting his American citizenship, at Olvera Street, Los Angeles, Sept. 30, 2015. Photo: Lynn Levitt.   Over the sound of his quiet measured breaths Mario Sandoval could hear voices outside the vehicle. After the man outside gave permission for the car to “go...

Mother Plucker

Photo by: Sonia Gurrola Five blocks from MacArthur Park, on a gloomy secluded street east of downtown Los Angeles, you will find the Mother Plucker Company. Entering the concrete building there is a showroom full of feathers. Willy Zelowitz, a true artist, is the owner of this magical feather shop. Over 40 years ago with a $40 bag of feathers, Zelowitz...

The spirit of driving

It’s seven in the morning at Willow Spring International Raceway, in Big Willow, California.  The sun starts to heat up and the sound of roaring engines stupefies one’s hearing. Crowds of spectators as well as drivers wearing colorful racing suits gradually fill up the place. Dane Remo steps out of his little red Mazda Miata with a casual demeanor, wearing...

Volunteer Task Force AX

Hair as light as low simmering ember, tied back with a black hairband into an impeccable ponytail, anthropology major and Pierce College student Brenna Perteet increases her pace as she rushes into Starbucks. Cream, sugar, spices and warm baking dough engulf her senses while she cuts ahead of the growing line. She ordered her coffee online the night before....