Monday, September 28, 2020

Comic Book Heaven

Story by: Gabriela Rodriguez Photos by: Lynn Levitt Comic Book Geek is Surrounded by his Favorite Things Batman. Cat Woman. Spiderman. Wonder Woman. Red Lantern. Tank Girl. Mega Man. These are only a few of the hundreds of comic books that decorate the shelves of Collector’s Paradise in Winnetka like a never-ending superhero wallpaper. “It’s the best experience I’ve ever had,” says Joseph...

Los Angeles design, African culture

Along black hooded sweater is laid across the table. Stuck somewhere between a cardigan and a robe in its style, the soft quilted fabric reflects little light due to its semi-matte finish. This contemporary article of clothing draws inspiration from Los Angeles street fashion and the rich heritage of Zimbabwe. At the helm of its design is Zimbabwe native...

She Loves Lucy

Story and Photos by: Genna Gold Sitcom Star Impersonator Keeps A Legacy Alive Every morning she lines her lips bright ruby red, pins her  corkscrew fiery wig, and puts on a vintage blue and white polka-dot cotton dress that blows in the breeze. Perfect white pearls adorn her ears and neck while antique black-rimmed sunglasses cover her ever-wandering eyes. A brilliant...

Superstitious rituals abound within baseball team

The pitcher is the leader of the baseball diamond. The inning starts and ends with him. The starting pitcher for the Pierce College Brahmas continued his warm-up pitches before the start of every spring game. The velocity of his throws matched the stern concentrated look on his face. Michael Knopf, 19, is a product of Notre Dame High School and...

Bully No More

Story by: Pamela Wells Photo Illustration by: Jorge Alvarado Former abuser reflects on his bullying He felt like a dog backed into a corner. He did not want to attack but he also did not want to be conquered. Torrey Drake looked around for his target, or as he calls him, the victim. His victim was bigger than him and could have easily...

Forging a Future for Others to Follow

White sparks sailed as embers landed on the weathered work boots of young shielded students. The sun started to fade as welding instructor Darlene Thompson worked her way down the rows as she observed her students from a distance with calculated and warm eyes. Originally from Chicago, Thompson and her family moved to California in 1984 where she attended Mount...

Pretty tough

It’s early in the morning at the Pierce College Farm. The sound of the wind whips the grass, the smell of soil and animal manure are the first to invade the senses. A ray of sun hits the field and the sweat rolls down one’s forehead signaling the beginning of a workday. It’s time for animals to be fed, for...

The Law of Attraction

Story by: Sonja Dumass Illustration by: Maria Salvador Can we make our dreams come true with our thoughts? Even though David Rosenblatt and Stephen Humphries were born and raised in different parts of the world, they have something in common. They both believe in the power of their thoughts; and that with that power they can manifest things in their life. Rosenblatt and...

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.

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...