Monday, September 23, 2019

The Duality of the Afterlife

I took these photos because this is what I envision when I see the afterlife. Lights and darks, two separate entities that cross but never overstep each others boundaries. Similar to Yin and Yang. This is an effort of translating what I see through my eyes into the print to give others the same...

REVIEW: Mambo International Kitchen

Hong Kong Rice Bowl at Mambo International Kitchen in Northridge, Calif. on March 17, 2019. The bowl consists on deep fried pork spare ribs served with a side of garlic rice. Photo by Chris Torres.Korean tacos at Mambo International Kitchen in Northridge, Calif. on March 17, 2019.The Banana Nutella Eggroll with Vanilla ice cream at Mambo...

The Long Way Dao-wn the Road

(Left to Right) Long Dao, mens tennis head coach, talks to Christian Ponce and Daniel Vinterfeld in the tennis courts at Pierce College in Woodland Hills, Calif on Feb. 27, 2019. Photo by Chris Torres. Beside the rusty metal fences surrounding the outdoor tennis courts stood a hooded figure dressed in a bright...

Fitting Into the Industry

Originally drawn to working with airplanes or being involved in restaurants, Mariela Quintanilla now looks to reach new heights in the fashion industry and the owner of Ga Eul on Sherman Way in Canoga Park. The store has shoes, shirts, dresses and skirts. It also includes female wallets, little backpacks and other accessories. Mariela Quintanilla said that she doesn’t want to...

Find strength in a warrior’s zen

It may seem like there is a yoga studio on every corner in the greater Los Angeles area. However, that is not true for the San Fernando Valley. North of the 101 between the 405 and Topanga Canyon, you will find a land sans yoga, with no legit hot yoga to practice for miles. But new business in Woodland Hills...

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...