Thursday, March 4, 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. 


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...

At peace with meditation

Photo by: Jing Shi   He is sitting on Venice Beach, wearing an orange robe, with the beautiful ocean and sky behind him. He looks like a Buddhist statue, and seems to be spectacular and dignified. He normally can meditate for five hours. His eyes are half closed, you can see a slight smile on his lips and you can see his...

Laying down a beat

 The mass of fans, packed into the Troubadour in West Hollywood, chant “Eve6, Eve6!” with religious fervor. Later, the opening notes of “Inside Out” are played, driving the crowd to scream and shout. As the lead vocalist sings into the mic, the fans echo the lyrics with mounting enthusiasm. Q: When did you start writing music? Jon Siebels: I started writing...

Love at First Site

Online dating has become one of the most popular ways of dating since the traditional bar scene hook-up. What is it about online dating that has so many young and old people following this new way? Is it that many people enjoy talking to someone they’ve never met? Could it be that people want to explore other options like dating...

Louder than Words

Two women, two artists, from two different countries share one common voice. A voice against injustice and inequality, a voice against sexual assault and domestic violence, a voice, “Louder Than Words.” Sexual assault is rooted in history. When a land army was victorious, the women were captured and raped. This problem has never disappeared, however, in times of peace, they were...

Dying to Live

Robert Hernandez was standing in front of the White Memorial Medical Center in East Los Angeles. His friend wanted to wait for the bus, but he wanted to get a taxi instead. Hernandez was smoking a cigarette with his friend when they saw a car pass by and a man lowered the window to yell out his gang’s name.

SO, Who you gonna Call? PIERCE COLLEGE!

As she lay in the middle of a church, trying to relax and figure out what was going on in the main alter, Kirsten Thorne, 46, began to feel her necklace move. The chain with a heavy metal skull gripped tight around her throat and left marks as it crawled up her neck. She felt as if “it” was...

Hundo and Justbeatz

Rapper and Producer on their plans to take over an industry Ryan “Hundo” Williams and Justin “JustBeatz” Garner pose in the photo studio at Pierce College in Woodland Hills, Calif., on Oct. 16, 2019. At 18, during one of Ryan Williams’ shifts at Footlocker, a colleague grew sick...

Under Control

Story & Illustrations by Jeremy M. Nation Photos by John Gutierrez It is a common fear in the mind of parents that their child might be caught amid screams of terror and shouts of warning as a killer steps slowly, purposefully down a narrow hall. Students running from him become, in an instant, victims crumbling to the floor, with pools of crimson...