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How a trans and nonbinary punk band are reinventing political music

Victoria Ivie, Community News Reporter January 22, 2022

Cancer scares, transphobia and a police encounter as a Black trans person. This convergence of unfortunate events was the beginning of a trans and non-binary punk band, You Guys Suck Like Real Hard....

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Eastside resident shares creativity and life lessons through workshops

Braylin Collins, Community News Reporter December 21, 2021

Bobby Ramirez, who grew up in El Sereno, had a cousin that graduated from Columbia Law School and another doing life in prison. Which cousin’s path would he follow? The right choice seems obvious...

A man dressed up in Día de Los Muertos celebration wear which includes feathers. He is also playing the drum next to an alter set up.

What is Dia De Los Muertos?

Stephanie Medina, Staff Reporter November 2, 2021

Día de Los Muertos is a time for people to remember their loved ones and mourn their transition into the afterlife. But how did it begin?  In Mexico and other Latin American countries, it is called...

Photo essay: A look at the Andy Warhol exhibit

Photo essay: A look at the Andy Warhol exhibit

Amy Becker, Photo & Video Contributor October 30, 2021

Andy Warhol: Selections from the Luckman Permanent Collection” is currently on view at the Luckman Fine Arts Complex at Cal State LA.  Warhol was most notable for his contributions to the pop art...

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Art and culture converge in El Monte

Victoria Ivie, Community News Reporter October 12, 2021

Four dancers wear headpieces adorned with fierce animal heads. They ask ancestors for permission to perform honored traditions, commanding the attention of a hushed crowd. As the performers throw themselves...

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A celebration of Latino and indigenous cultures in Alhambra

Priscilla Caballero, Community News Reporter October 6, 2021

Aztec dancing. Salsa and Bachata music. An ofrenda for Día de los Muertos, or Day of the Dead. And lots of food: Papusas, elotes, agua frescas and churros.  These were some of the highlights of Fiesta...

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Administrator to artist: Eagle Rock native immortalizes furry friends with pet art

Stephanie Presz, Community News Reporter October 1, 2021

Tiffany Dnaka, who grew up on the border of Glendale and Eagle Rock, couldn’t imagine that the loss of her dog, Moxey, would change her life as it has and bring her closer to her two biggest joys in...

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Local La Puente artist pays homage to his city

Briana Munoz, Community News reporter June 14, 2021

La Puente resident Emmanuel Salgado used the city as his canvas in the making of his latest music video “27 Dream”. Salgado, also known by his artistic name “Manny Maverik,” released the video...

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An accident that could have ended his life gave him a new one

Stephanie Presz June 10, 2021

At the age of 21, Martin Vogel was dispatched from rehabilitation after a life-threatening motorcycle racing accident that left him paralyzed from the chest down. He knew that newly paralyzed adults...

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A battle with myself

Genesis Gonzalez, Community News Reporter May 11, 2021

It started when I was 10 years old. “You need to start eating less,” my friend told me. That’s when it hit me: My classmates are almost all thin. Over the next few days and weeks, self-doubt...

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Drive-in and virtual events are providing an ‘escape’ from the pandemic

Tahiti Salinas, Editor-in-Chief May 4, 2021

Companies have adapted to the changes brought on by the pandemic by creating events that can be experienced from the safety of a car. Events like Electric Mile, Stranger Things: The Drive-Into Experience...

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Hollywood producer wrote the roles she once wanted to play

Krysta Pae, Community News Reporter April 29, 2021

Growing up, Luisa Leschin was surrounded by the arts and culture. Her mother was a concert pianist and her dad, a former president of El Salvador. As a child, she traveled around the world dancing...

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