Melina Paris

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Melina Paris is a Southern California-based writer, who blends her passion for writing and connecting people to their local community into pieces centered music, cultural events, the arts, and most recently, the intersection of art and social justice.

New Media Advance Indie Sounds

Los Angeles Indie-Rock band New Media have been making a name for themselves playing gigs from the West side to Long Beach.

By Melina Paris, Music Columnist; Photo by Simone Wicks

Taking Care of Our Own

Coast Guard spouse collects donations for other Coast Guard families, fears a renewed shutdown

By Melina Paris, Reporter Just days before President Donald Trump temporarily ended the sh

Art History Bears Path to Success for Wilson Grad

2018 Wilson High Graduate and Art History Major, Tess Anderson

By Melina Paris, Staff Reporter Continuing our second in the series on two Wilson High graduates from Long

Music for the Soul

Setting the Standard with a Blues Holler

By Melina Paris, Music Columnist I’ve been preoccupied by two thoughts in regard to music these past few months. First: Th

Town’s Public Artists Dive Into Renaissance

We’ve recently fallen back from daylight saving time. But if you’ve traveled along Gaffey Street during the abbreviated sunlight hours, you may have noticed the variety of new artwork on the Department of Tr

Wilson High School graduate, Jairo Izaguirre-Reyes.

Through Music and Language, A Wilson Student Grasps Keys to Success

By Melina Paris, Staff Reporter

Two recent graduates from Wilson High School in Long Beach have found their pathways to higher education, receiving full scholarships

The Spirited History of the LA Harbor Holiday Afloat Parade Carries On

By Melina Paris, Staff Reporter As far back as 1934, the Los Angeles Harbor has participated in spirited holiday festivities. On Dec. 24, 1934, United States naval ships in San Pedro were transform

Wide Eyes Open Palms A Safe Space Builds New Ground By Melina Paris, Staff Reporter

Wide Eyes Open Palms is what you get if you combine a specialty coffee shop run by women who provide seasonal cuisines and politics that promote safe spaces for the whole community.

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Unpausing American MONUMENT

An Opportunity for Restorative Justice

By Melina Paris, News Reporter

It’s been two months since California State University Long Beach removed University Art Museum director, Kimberli Meyer, from her post and no explan

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