Tuesday, August 16, 2022

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...

Drafting Dream Drives

Story by Natalee Ayala Photos by Lynn Levitt   "Batman", “Iron Man,” “Minority Report,” “Tron” and “Transformers” can all be identified instantly by one feature: their vehicles. These films, as well as others, have iconic vehicles that are recognized by many people, even by those who have never seen the films. However, the man behind the designs and concepts remains behind the scenes. Harald Belker,...

Juicing

...the natural fast food An orange slice hangs in Los Angeles on May 6, 2021. Photo illustration by Katya Castillo. Joe Stepanian opens up The Real Juicery every morning with color on his mind. Lemons, oranges and apples are washed and hung in baskets. The colors act...

Ghostly Encounters

Story By: Jeffrey Gonzalez No physical evidence of ghosts exists on earth; however, ghosts have been defined as apparitions, translucent shapes,  spirits or souls of a dead person or even animals. In Roman history, Pliny the Younger, an author and statesman, recorded one of the first notable ghost stories in the first century A.D. As the years have gone by the...

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...

Rebels with a home

Legends were made in a place tucked away in the hills on Mullholland Highway. The Rock Store is still home to rebels and bike enthusiast alike.


 

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...

The Afterlife

What Happens When We Die? Story by Gina Wong ...

Lost in the virtual world

5-year-old Robbie Silos plays a mobile game on his smartphone. Photo by Peter Villafane.Gamer Robbie Silos with his mother Cheska Silos. Photo by Peter Villafane. “Robbie! Robbie! Robbie! Robbie!” “ROBBIE!” After the fifth call, mother of two Cheska Silos finally gets the attention of her 5-year-old son.

The Mic’s the Limit

Story by: Danielle Meegan Photos by: Todd Rosenblatt Aspiring Rapper Realizes the Difficulties of Making it in L.A. A chubby, baby-faced Midwestern man, Chester Lovegren stepped up to the microphone, dressed in a wardrobe inspired by ‘90s hip-hop. The black T-shirt reads “Captain Morgan” in light, gold cursive letters. A pair of black gym shorts with gray stripes extends past his knees. Black...