Los Angeles 2014 Election Blog
By Melina Paris, Music Columnist
The power to draw crowds hasn’t changed for Carson born, rhythm & blues, soul and reggae singer, Tenelle. Her devoted fans fill venues when she performs with her island flavor grooves and enchanting smile. This was the case again at Saint Rocke in Hermosa Beach, August 11, when Tenelle performed with … Read more…
Hispanic Heritage Month
By Terelle Jerricks, Managing Editor
The period between Sept. 15 and Oct. 15 is a designated time to recognize the Hispanic and Latino contributions to the American fabric we call the United States. Food, liquor, music and conversation are the best ways to learn.
¡Viva el Tequila!
The Museum of Latin American Art is hosting a … Read more…
“Doubt,” Father Flynn tells us in the sermon that opens John Patrick Shanley’s Doubt: A Parable, “can be a bond as powerful and sustaining as certainty.” Those words echo throughout the play, as we find ourselves confronted with the question of whether Flynn is molesting one of his students, an investigation spurred by a nun … Read more…
By Melina Paris, Music Columnist
Social justice is achieved when human rights are manifested in the everyday lives of people at every level of society. Protest music provokes and inspires us to act and to bring light to injustices.
That is what singer-songwriter Aloe Blacc brought to a recent concert at the Ford Amphitheater. He and his … Read more…
By Andrea Serna, Arts and Culture Writer
Two high profile galleries in the San Pedro Arts District have been evicted by their landlords, a stinging reversal to a cultural blueprint that the creative community had toiled for years to realize.
TransVagrant@Warschaw Gallery, operated by Ron Linden, and Ben and Peggy Zask’s South Bay Contemporary Gallery received eviction … Read more…
By Arlo Tinsman-Kongshaug, Editorial Intern
The San Pedro High School band has seen more success this past year than it has in recent memory. In December, the San Pedro High School’s Golden Pirate Regiment swept first place honors at the Los Angeles Unified School District’s All City Marching Band and Drill Team championship.
The month before, at … Read more…
82,000 People Are Homeless on Any Given Night in LA County
By James Preston Allen, Publisher
I was quite surprised to read the Los Angeles Times article about the city asking for ideas on reuse possibilities for the Lincoln Heights Jail. It’s a vacant property the city has owned since 1931. It sits just north of Chinatown … Read more…
Isms are sticky wickets. However useful your favorite ism may be as a belief system and a way of seeing, individual and societal realities are far too messy ever to be fully accounted for by it. Feminism is no different.
Not that feminism is monadic. That’s the philosophical jumping-off point for Gina Gionfriddo’s Rapture, Blister, Burn, a … Read more…
By Gina Ruccione, Cuisine and Restaurant Writer
By the age of three, I knew where to get cookies and cake in the Harbor Area. Half the time I begged to go to the First Presbyterian Church of San Pedro, just so I could go to Polly Ann’s bakery after service. My family was Catholic, but I … Read more…
By Christian L. Guzman, Contributing Reporter
Walk into a hospital and there’s a strong chance you’ll see a Filipino nurse. Data from the California Healthcare Foundation reports that Filipinos, despite representing three percent of the general population, make up 18 percent of all nurses.
Turn on the television to a show that is set in a … Read more…