Friday, December 15, 2017

The Art of Seduction

Lola Chan, who goes by the stage name of Bettie P’Asian, is a burlesque dancer who headlines her own monthly show at Bar One Beer & Wine Parlour. Chan talks about her view on the burlesque subculture and what it's like for her during her performance. Video by Mohammad Djauhari

Married & Homeless in Los Angeles

Ally and Eddie have been together for 20 years, despite dealing with illness, becoming homeless and various other hardships. Through it all, they say their loyalty to each other and positive outlook is what keeps them going.   Video by Lynn Levitt

Soleful: A Love of Sneakers

Francisco Flores, a travel agent, is the owner of a large collection of rare and expensive sneakers. Flores is a burgeoning collector who started buying shoes recently, though the interest has been there for years. “Within the last year and a half, I just boomed into a huge sneakerhead, and now it’s like I’ve got to have every single shoe...

Rufio the Warrior

Jose Juan Vasquez, also known as Rufio, is 26-year-old former Marine who came back from war and found himself inspired by the freedom of motorcycle culture. Inspired by bikers, Rufio plans on creating a motorcycle museum. Video by Giuliana Orlandoni

Aaron Chan

For those that have been forced to sit through a three hour summer course with a broken air-conditioner, Aaron Chan was one of the ones responsible for quickly rescuing the class from a near heatstroke. He has been the sr. secretary to the dean of academic affairs, Barbara Anderson, for the last four years and before that he worked...

Bronson Oliveira

There is a new face in the coaching department at Los Angeles Pierce College. Bronson Oliveira, from Culver City, has arrived at Pierce. He will be the Assistant Coach for the Men’s Volleyball program. He played volleyball at Ohio State University and played the libero position. Oliverira coached volleyball at Calabasa High School for both the boys and girls program,...

Phyllis Schneider

With a soft smile on her face and a welcoming energy, it is easy to see why Phyllis Schneider is the director of the Child Development Center at Los Angeles Pierce College. The child development program has been around for 35-years, but has only been in its current location for about four years. The CDC does not look like an average kindergarten or pre-school....

Leland S. Shapiro

A busy man on the go, Leland Shapiro, chair of the Agriculture Department and director of the Pre-Veterinary Program at Los Angeles Pierce College, does not appear to have been slowed down by two brain surgeries, the second one only two months ago. He is teaching several classes including anatomy, physiology and nutrition and has taught 35 different classes...

Deborah Hefter

The Los Angeles Pierce College swimming pool has been the home for Brahmas swimmers for more than three decades. The pool system runs day and night, seven days a week. However, keeping the pool running at its full potential requires a trained individual who can handle both pool and student issues. Deborah Hefter, a tan, fit, and always cheerful individual...