Friday, February 23, 2024

Dodgers fans bleed blue

Blake Williams, an editor for the Dodger Blue blog, stands in front of a mural in North Hollywood on Nov. 10, 2023. Photo by Daniela Raymundo. While Jazzlyn Flores can’t remember much of her first Dodgers game, she can recall the Dodger dog that her small hand could barely hold, the sea of...

Where LA shops

Dominic Anaya stands in his vendor tent at Melrose Trading Post in Los Angeles on Oct. 22, 2023. Photo by Benjamin Hanson. Turn one corner on North Fuller Avenue in Los Angeles, which is full of quiet residential houses, and a new world emerges, with more than 300 shops selling jewelry, inking tattoos...

Food emporium of LA

Entrance to the Grand Central Market in Downtown Los Angeles on Oct 26. 2023. Photo by Dannie Carreon. The Grand Central Market, first named “Wonder Market,” is a historical landmark in Downtown Los Angeles. It opened in 1917 on the ground floor of the Homer Laughlin Building. It currently has...

Walk among the stars

Singer Gwen Stefani gives a speech during her “Walk of Fame” ceremony in Hollywood on Oct. 19, 2023. Photo by Benjamin Hanson. It was 11:30 a.m., on a recent, radiant Thursday morning on Hollywood Boulevard, as throngs of fans gathered behind metal fences to get a glimpse of their queen bee—singer Gwen Stefani—for...

History oozes

(L-R) Vanessa Weinert plays with an interactive tar simulation as her mom Emma watches inside the Natural History Museum in Los Angeles on Nov 5, 2023. In the heart of Los Angeles lays an iconic piece of the city known for its ability to blend science and culture into one. 

Magic everywhere

People ride the Big Thunder Mountain Railroad rollercoaster in Disneyland on Nov. 8, 2023. Droves of people gather in front of the Sleeping Beauty Castle in Disneyland every night at 9:30. People from all across the world fill Main Street U.S.A. Some have scouted out viewing spots two hours in advance. Others scramble...

Life in plastic

Model Ashley Cardenas. Photo illustration by Rachael Rosenberg. In his Beverly Hills office, which is like his second home, Dr. Jay Calvert’s fingers hold a scalpel drenched in red liquid that slides into the flesh of a patient lying on an operating room table.  As he cuts through the cartilage,...

Chicano fashion

(L-R) Jennifer Martinez and Ella Sapphire pose at “Porvidalosangeles,” a Hispanic Heritage Month event at the Arts District in Los Angeles, on Sept. 15, 2023. Photo by Daniela Raymundo. The streets of East LA Viridiana models at the RepurposingLA fashion show in East Los Angeles...

LA underground

People dance during a Powersource rave in Downtown LA, Calif., on April 29, 2023. Photo by Alexis Guevara When the sun goes down and the clock strikes 10 p.m., ravers of  Los Angeles flock to the streets Downtown following their map of directions—and the noise—to reach venues.Partygoers receive the location from an automated...

Journey to self-awareness

Bhardi Patel performing Puja ritual before entering The Valley Temple in Northridge, Calif., on March 27, 2023. Some people have bodily concept of life and take the mind for granted. But when meditating, people may find a purpose and a path to self-realization. This practice is a form of exercise...
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