Monday, April 6, 2020

From the punk show to the classroom

Pierce College English Professor standing in his office in Woodland Hills Calif., holding some memorabilia from his time as lead singer and guitarist for punk band Still Life. Photo by Cameron Kern Blue dyed hair, skin-tight jeans, ear piercings, skull tattoos and fast-paced strumming of guitar strings- these are just some...

Review: Krimsey’s Cajun Kitchen

No longer do the words Cajun and Vegan have to exist as an oxymoron.  This woman-owned, all-vegan Cajun restaurant is redefining what it means to eat Vegan, one southern fried, tastefully seasoned, homemade meal at a time.  Krimsey’s Cajun Kitchen, located in North Hollywood, was named...

Review: Sabroso Mexican Restaurant

Situated next to a busy car wash a few blocks before Winnetka Avenue, on Vanowen Street stands a rectangular olive green Mexican restaurant. Upon entering, one is greeted with beautiful murals of Mexico style art. There is one mural in particular of a foundation with white doves perched...

Review: Green Cottage Mediterranean Restaurant

From fresh salads to a romantic garden in the backyard, a Mediterranean restaurant located at Ventura Boulevard in Woodland Hills stands as a testimony of why green is truly a color of life. Green Cottage Mediterranean Restaurant, inspired by the scenic landscape of Europe and its sophisticated modern design,...

Review: Saigon Sandwiches

When most people think of Southeast Asian cuisine, they usually picture noodles or egg rolls. But Saigon Sandwiches in Canoga Park serves bánh mì, a Vietnamese sandwich that combines European and Asian ingredients.  There’s nothing eye-catching about the exterior of the restaurant. The place is part of a block of...

Review: Paoli’s Pizzeria and Piano Bar

Italian Restaurants are renowned as a staple of Chicago or New York culture. Finding genuine Italian food in Los Angeles is an interesting challenge. The Chicagoan will claim it isn’t nearly as good as their local spot, while the New Yorker wouldn’t even bother with the attempt.  Yet, it’s hard...

Review: The Village Café

Steamy cabbage soup is prepared at the Village Cafe in Winnetka. Cabbage soup is one choice on their "Soup de jour" special. (Photo by: Chelsea Westman)Steamy cabbage soup is prepared at the Village Cafe in Winnetka. Cabbage soup is one choice on their "Soup de jour" special. (Photo by: Chelsea Westman)A signature patty melt is served with...

The Art of Seduction

Lola Chan, who goes by the stage name of Bettie P’Asian, is a burlesque dancer who headlines her own monthly show at Bar One Beer & Wine Parlour. Chan talks about her view on the burlesque subculture and what it's like for her during her performance. Video by Mohammad Djauhari

Married & Homeless in Los Angeles

Ally and Eddie have been together for 20 years, despite dealing with illness, becoming homeless and various other hardships. Through it all, they say their loyalty to each other and positive outlook is what keeps them going.   Video by Lynn Levitt