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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...

MedTalks: Welcome to the healthcare field

MedTalks: Welcome to the healthcare field

MedTalks is the Los Angeles Times HS Insider’s first-ever medical column by Sriya Datla. It highlights the role of medicine and discusses various medical specialties with a focus on their impact on modern life. In this week's article, Datla reflects on her experiences...

L.A.’s newest project? A youth development department

L.A.’s newest project? A youth development department

For seven years, L.A. youth organizations have pushed for the creation of a youth development department within the city. They’ve met with city council members and organized rallies with students across the county.   Now, it’s finally happening.  After months of...

Review: You need these artists in your summer playlist

Review: You need these artists in your summer playlist

Summer seems to be slipping away faster than sand through my fingers on the beach. Desperate to achieve my main-character-in-a-coming-of-age-movie summer dreams, I scoured the depths of Spotify’s “New Releases,” “Charts” and “Rising Artists” playlists to find the best...