Tuesday, January 19, 2021

Living a double life

Kevin Perez sits in his bedroom in Sun Valley, Calif., on Nov. 5, 2020. Photo by Katya Castillo. After a long night of dance practice for his cousin’s quinceanera, 12-year-old Kevin Perez came home late. His mother was angry—rightfully so, he thought. But when he sat down for her lecture, she...

Kicking down stereotypes

David Tucker performs a jumping side kick at Point Dume Beach in Malibu, Calif., on Nov. 11, 2020. Photo by Benjamin Hanson. David Tucker plays his bass guitar. Photo by Benjamin Hanson.David Tucker holds his hands in prayer at Topanga State Park in Topanga, Calif., on Nov. 11, 2020. Photo by Benjamin Hanson. David Tucker...

Warmth from a blue screen

Photo illustration by Benjamin HansonPhoto illustration by Benjamin HansonDr. Julie Kokesch poses for a portrait in her office in Los Angeles, Calif., on Nov. 11, 2020. The blue light projecting from the computer screen pierces the pupil as it’s pried open. The cursor fiercely wanders over to Safari before clicking on the icon.

Rescue, Rehabilitate, Release

Wendy Leeds holds down a baby elephant seal at the Pacific Marine Mammal Center in Laguna, Calif. on March 13, 2020. The rescued patients go through a process of tube feeding when malnourished. This method does not hurt the animals and is needed so they can be weaned onto fish eventually. Photo by: Chelsea WestmanA California sea...

Without a home, but not alone

Charlie Psy holds his dog Halu in Venice, Calif. Photo by: Atena NaghiCharlie Psy holds his dog Halu in Venice, Calif. Photo by: Atena NaghiCharlie Psy’s dog Halu is by his side in Venice, Calif. Photo by: Atena NaghiRonald Johnson holds his snake in Venice, Calif. Photo by: Atena NaghiCharlie Psy plays the guitar in Venice,...

Ranch Blessing

Natalamb the sheep is one of the animals at the Sheep Unit at the Pierce College Farm in Woodland Hills, Calif. Photo by: Adam BaronJulio Wong smiles as he feeds the goats at the Pierce College Farm in Woodland Hills, Calif., on April 23, 2020. Photo by: Chelsea Westman A baby goat sits in a bucket at...

Why Do We Love Our Pets So Much?

Molly the dog, photo courtesy of: Nathalee Montano Photo of Samwise the cat, courtesy of: Aleczandra Vick(Left to Right) Patty Esmeral and Raisa Esmeral hold up their cats Toki and Pepper to their window at their home in Reseda Calif., on May 6, 2020. Photo by: Chelsea Westman(Left to right) Claudia Miranda and John Miranda hold their...

The Sun, the Moon, the Stars and your Dog: Dogstrology

Illustration by: Chelsea WestmanDog astrologer Yesenia Flores smiles with her dog Zeus. Photo by: Hannah Davis It was another Wednesday afternoon in Los Angeles, and the sun was blazing down as if it was deep in the summer. But it’s April 29 and in the middle of a pandemic, a dog...

Farewell, Little Pine

Little pine, a vegan restaurant in Los Angeles, Calif. Currently closed to the public because of the "Covid-19" Pandemic. Photo by: Adam BaronThe inside of Little pine, a vegan restaurant in Los Angeles, Calif. Currently closed to the public because of the "Covid-19" Pandemic. Photo by: Adam BaronLeslie Charles, the former manager of Little Pine, sits with...

Saving animals, helping families

Angela Killips, an assistant veterinary technician, poses with her dog Lucas in the Vet Tech building at Pierce College in Woodland Hills, Calif., on Sept. 26, 2019. Lucas has been given the title of program assistant by fellow vet tech students and faculty. Photo by: Katya CastilloFormer Pierce student Dr. Leticia Gonzalez-Garcia wraps the ear of a...