Wednesday, September 22, 2021

The Hero Next Door: Lifeguard

Name: John Ragsdale Age: 61 HEROcation: Lifeguard CLICK TO READ FULL STORY

The Hero Next Door: Lifeguard

Photo: Joe Kukuczka Name: John Ragsdale Age: 61 HEROcation: Lifeguard  John Ragsdale currently works as a lifeguard at  Castaic Lake in Castaic, Calif. John has been saving lives for more than 30 years . He doesn’t consider himself a hero because he is just doing his job and just wants people to boat safely. -Lorrie Reyes “I remember hearing a kid tell his friend, ‘you...

Hero Next Door:Survivor

Name:  Bella Roos Age: 92 HEROcation: Holocaust Survivor CLICK TO READ FULL STORY

Hero Next Door: Holocaust Survivor

Photo: Erin Stone Name:  Bella Roos Age: 92 HEROcation: Holocaust Survivor Bella Roos survived World War II by fleeing the Nazis when they raided her home.  They took her mother and cousins, who eventually were killed in the concentration camp.  Bella fled and lived on the run for 5 years. “I cannot look upon my experiences as heroic because my natural tendency was not...

The Hero Next Door: Barista

Name: Elyse Schwartz Age: 23 HEROcation: Caffeine CLICK TO READ FULL STORY

The Hero Next Door: Barista

Photo: Jose Romero   Name: Elyse Schwartz Age: 23 HEROcation: Caffeine Elyse has worked at Ciao Coffee in Sherman Oaks as a barista for the past four years. A full-time student juggling 14 units between three different schools within the Los Angeles Community College District, Elyse gets to work every morning before most of us have even gotten out of bed. She knows about...

Xtreme Justice League

Story by Calvin B. Alagot Partners in crime fighting take to the streets to protect innocence from evil    The Extreme Justice League assemble infront of the Hall of Justice after doing their patrol, April 16, 2012 in downtown San diego, Calif. Photo: Joe Kukuczka   A full moon oversees the historic heart of San Diego in Downtown. These 16 blocks, known as the...

One Dog at a Time

Story by Coburn Palmer Photos by Joe Kukuczka Pitt bull training helps owners remain in control   Tito, a blue nose pitbull sits on top a fire hydrate April 15, 2012 in the Santa Monica Mountains "Top of Reseda." Photo: Joe Kukuczka   Baking in the hot sun, the brown haired pit bull had been left to fend for himself. He had been driven to...

Room 1300

Story by Russell Gill Photo Illustration Erin Stone Pierce students bond as they struggle to pass symbolic logic   Photo Illustration: Erin Stone   Failure was not an option.  They were horrified. Many visibly trembled, others began to cry. Panic stricken they received the results of their first quiz.  Graduation this semester was at stake.  Jordan Dorn, calmly looked at the frightened faces of his friends...

Life on the Line

Story by Monica Velasquez Photos by Jose Romero An inside look at 9-1-1 dispatchers   Officer Oscar Morales, Officer Jill Gates and Deputy David Lewey answer phones at the Lost Hills/ Malibu Sheriff's Station Photo: Jose Romero   There is a glow in the distance. Witnesses frantically watch, knowing that all they can do is call for help. The crowd is drawn to it like...