Wednesday, August 16, 2017

I’m killing myself

In 2008, I was diagnosed with hyperthyroidism, a hereditary condition that involves an overactive thyroid gland that releases too many hormones. My mother had it a couple of years ago, and some relatives were also once affected. It was almost inevitable that I would also be afflicted. My symptoms included extreme restlessness and low stamina, sensitivity to temperature, mood swings and...

Coming to a Theater Near You

Story By: Angel Bocanegra Despite a fresh coat of paint, Pacific Theatres Winnetka 21 in Chatsworth seems old from the outside. Inside, employees smile and sell outrageously-priced tickets and popcorn, which beckons customers with its freshly-popped, buttery smell. Walking down the aisles of the theater, the smell of leather from the seats lingers in the air. But the real showstopper is...

Video: Underground or Mainstream

Story by Teresa Leyva Filmed & Edited by John Gutierrez [youtube https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=H2PEjp5X-gs]

Tinseltown Treasures

Story & Photos by Kristen Aslanian   The roots of the famous Hollywood sign are much deeper than the steel poles mounted on the hillside of Mount Lee. Once a simple ad, the sign has grown in stature to the point that three organizations now care for it—the city of Los Angeles, the Hollywood Chamber of Commerce and the Hollywood Sign Trust,...

Fashion Legacy

Leggings have come along way since being used by men for warmth and protection during the 13th century. Over the centuries, hunters, soldiers and cowboys wore leggings underneath as two separate garments. As time passed, leggings took on the form of a single garment and hit the fashion world in the 1960s as nylon. While leggings have been seen throughout generations, modern-day...

Packed Together

Colette and Paul Pondella founded the Shadowland Foundation in 2009. Located in the Lake Hughes area, Shadowland is dedicated to educating people about the true nature of wolves and their contribution to the ecological balance the environment. “The wolf has always been iconic,” Colette Pondella said. Roman mythology tells of Romulus and Remus, abandoned to die in the Tiber river. The...

A Whole Lotta Bull

Pierce College, formerly known as the Clarence W. Pierce School of Agriculture, was originally thought up by its namesake for the purpose of  providing students with a specialized school for vocational agriculture. Over the years, the college, which opened in September 1947, has transformed incorporate general education needs of students ranging from high school graduates to professionals looking to brush...

L.A. Chinatown 74th Harvest Moon Festival

Video by: Eli Diaz and Maria Salvador Audio by: Michaia Hernandez Story by: Calvin B. Alagot The Bull takes to the streets to capture the spectacle of the annual harvest moon celebration in Los Angeles' Chinatown. With hundreds of attendees, the open event could be heard blocks away with live music and the smell of food filling the air. Food trucks lined the West...

Rise of the Undead

Video by: Eli Diaz and Maria Salvador Audio by: Michaia Hernandez and Sonja Dumass Story by: Calvin Alagot Photos by: Kristen Aslanian The Metro Red Line screeched to a halt at the Hollywood and Highland station. Commuters stood ready to hop on when the doors slid open and a swarm of flesh-eating zombies spilled out onto the platform. Screams and groans echoed through...

Burningman

Story and Photos by: Lynn Levitt Have a good burn! As you turn off the cement highway onto the vast 400-mile Black Rock Desert, your stomach stirs with excitement of the unknown. It is your first time at Burning Man and you are a virgin. Here you will touch the terrain of what feels like another planet. You’re arriving at the end...