Tuesday, March 2, 2021

Long days, tired nights

Photo illustration by Katya Castillo. Vanessa Rivero sits outside her home. Photo by Vanessa Rivero. Most people have struggled with getting a good night’s sleep. People toss and turn in bed before finally getting rest. But what if that rest never comes? When discussing mental...

The refuge of helping others

Huma Rahimi ushers in students from all around the world for her job in the International Students Program at Pierce College.

From Teens to Marines

Story By: Raymond Chavez Rodriguez Jr. In the intense hot heat of the summer day, in the football stadium at Los Angeles Valley College, parents are waiting patiently in the bleachers. The sun continues to beat down on them. They are uncomfortable; they seem to be suspended in a shared state of calm anticipation. The silence is broken as cheers erupt...

Mending house and home

It’s hard to move through the cramped room. Statues, porcelain tea cups, and trinkets of all kinds cover every surface. The place looks like an antique shop that hasn’t been open in months. Sometime in the fall, the resident of this San Diego home died alone of natural causes. The body was not discovered until March. In a home...

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...

The Big Blue Truck

Story by: Lynn Levitt The narrow road winds its way through homes, balancing on narrow hillsides. It is easy to get lost. Make a left turn and the road circles to the bottom. Make a right and a big blue truck comes into view. There are no signs on the truck, which indicate construction, handy man, gardener or plumber. If...

That History Belongs at Valley Relics

When entering the Valley Relics Museum, the love for Los Angeles is immediately apparent. Racks of t-shirts line the walls proudly displaying the defunct logos of family-owned companies from the San Fernando Valley’s past. The glass counter is stocked with small pieces of memorabilia and merchandise, including coffee mugs, tote bags and bumper stickers stating, “History is Beautiful.” The museum...