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Review: A beautiful chaos: The art of David Stewart Klein

Review: A beautiful chaos: The art of David Stewart Klein

When a person views an art piece, it makes us go deep in ourselves. When looking at artwork we not only see what we want to see but we also view what the creator was wanting to portray. Art is the most creative, therapeutic and provocative process that engages the...

The story of Bahari: Its origins and the journey ahead

The story of Bahari: Its origins and the journey ahead

It all started when two 16-year-olds from very different backgrounds found each other at a recording studio in Los Angeles. Ruby Carr, who had recently arrived in the United States from Kenya, and Natalia Panzarella, who, unlike the former, was already living in Los...

Virtual learning didn’t stop L.A. Braille Institute

Virtual learning didn’t stop L.A. Braille Institute

What used to be a classroom full of enthusiastic students has now turned into a screen featuring boxes of students’ faces. But, the energy in the room is the same nonetheless. Since its founding in 1919, the Braille Institute has established seven centers around...

Column: A COVID-19 summer in bear country

Column: A COVID-19 summer in bear country

On a hot summer day, you stand waiting in a seemingly endless line of people for a scoop of ice cream at a local’s favorite. But wait, they aren’t 6-feet apart? You sneak a look behind you and find yourself staring bug-eyed at a blaring rock concert that's packed with...

She is beauty, she is Grace

She is beauty, she is Grace

Hope hails from unexpected places, and, sometimes, it just might originate from an iPhone 7 with a cracked screen. Wielding 12 megapixels and a fierce pride in her heritage, Diamond Bar High School senior Grace Tjiptadjaja brings a beacon of kindness and positivity...

Street vendors in Santa Ana bring happiness on wheels

Street vendors in Santa Ana bring happiness on wheels

It’s a Friday afternoon in July and the weather is scorching hot. As children laugh while they play and adults chat nearby, the sounds of horns, chimes and bells cut through the lively neighborhood.  It’s a familiar jingle on Eastside Avenue. Families make their way...