Tuesday, August 3, 2021

Room for All-Ages


One man's dream is the driving force behind the San Fernando Valley's newest all-ages music venue: The Breathing Room. 


Not in my house

From the courtroom to the altar, a priest helps his community using his knowledge of law to take loads off of families.

The Road to the Show

Story by: Robert Knox Photos by: Kristen Aslanian Additional reporting: Tyler McGee Bounce back players and their struggle to go pro The dream of making it to the big leagues, aka “the show,” has been the aspiration of many baseball players that have come through Pierce College. One of these dreamers is Nick Murphy. Murphy, who came after graduating from Royal High School in...

Insidious; Surviving A Cult

 Photos and Story by Magdalena Bleu Briggs Her journal was all that was left behind. Sad evidence within the pages showed how she struggled with the notion that everything she was told growing up was a lie. She wrote she was talking to God and still trying to get prophecies. As a child she...

Coloring a concrete jungle

In Los Angeles, it’s difficult to walk a block without seeing it. On city walls, across the sides of buses, on billboards stories above—from quick scrawls to painstakingly crafted murals, graffiti is all around. But, while some can stop to admire the artistry behind these pieces, others are far less appreciative. The City of...

Missing Gene

Photo by: Lynn Levitt   It was Christmas Eve 1984, and 15-year-old Lisa Gonzales listened to the buzzing sound of the electric razor as it shaved clean the hair from the back of her head. “The surgery took place and somewhere through the entire process I thought the brain tumor was caused from making bad lifestyle choices, like my use of drugs,”...

Form & Function

The sun rises on the canyon and with it comes not the sounds of birds singing but the whirring of drills. Hammering echoes over the hills that are covered in grasses nearly waist high in some spots. A breeze caresses the curves of the hill and causes the grass to wave lackadaisically in cool of this early Saturday morning. The...

Helping others help themselves

Carlos Velasquez, an alumnus of the Addiction Studies program and student of California State University, Northridge’s credential program, posing in Woodland Hills, Calif., on Nov. 3, 2020. Photo by Kamryn Bouyett.Judy Farash, a former addiction studies professor, stands in front of Pierce College on Winnetka Avenue in Woodland Hills, Calif., on Oct. 15, 2020. Photo by Kamryn...

Weaving a Path to Success

Story by Teresa Leyva Photos by Lynn Levitt   While he was going to school and waiting tables at a local restaurant, Kevin Weaver never expected to become the executive vice president of the iconic label Atlantic Records. His fairy tale story  brings his passion to life. While working one day, a good friend of Weaver’s asked him if he would be interested...

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...