During the past six months of pandemic restrictions, it has been a challenge to find ways to get enough exercise to keep from turning into a gelatinous blob. Although LA County gyms, yoga studios and fitness facilities continue to suffer from “outside only” limitations, Angelenos have found creative ways to keep in shape while staying connected to the outer world at large. In the early days of the lockdown, acclaimed choreographer Ryan Heffington became an unlikely touchstone for wellness activity, which rapidly spread around the …
‘Coco’ brings real Mexican culture to the big screen
Pixar’s 19th feature animated film “Coco” hit cinemas late October in Mexico and audience reactions were outstandingly positive. It quickly became the #1 film in the country because of its beautiful representation of Mexican heritage, and it was very much needed specially during the current political climate in which President Donald Trump targets Mexicans as being rapists and drug dealers. Now that it has debuted in the United States this past Wednesday, I could understand why this Disney Pixar masterpiece, directed by Lee Unkrich and …
DACA student fights for those in the shadows
In the early morning on the busy streets of downtown LA back in September, there was a rally put together by members of Coalition for Humane Immigrant Rights of Los Angeles (CHIRLA) in the morning in front of the Edward Roybal federal building. There were people slowly driving by in traffic honking at the crowd and waving their hands showing support. Union members, community group leaders from various groups like Undocumedia, allies, as well as LA County supervisor Hilda Solis spoke at the podium, voicing …
PCC earthquake drill: the importance of preparedness
The movement of an earthquake can devastate places within a couple of seconds. It is a sudden motion that occurs when one least expects it, and although no earthquakes in California has been nearly as destructive as the “Great Quake” of 1906 in San Francisco, one can never underestimate the importance of being ready.
Mother Nature is pissed off
There’s a party in the USA and hurricanes, earthquakes, fires, and heat waves are all invited.
It’s not American safety, it’s anti-immigrant propaganda
It’s been no secret that Trump and his band of scheming, corrupt accomplices (or what government would apparently call an administration) have a personal vendetta against undocumented persons.
OP-ED: More immigration is good
Latinos are projected to become the largest “single racial/ethnic group” in the state of California by March of this year, according to California Governor Jerry Brown’s new state budget.