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Brewing hope and staying grounded: Skid Row Coffee

Brewing hope and staying grounded: Skid Row Coffee

Danny Park was 9 years old when he walked through one of downtown Los Angeles’s most poverty-ridden communities, Skid Row. His mother and father grabbed his hands and told him “let’s go, walk fast,” seeking to sprint past the scores of homeless people lying on soiled...

Sweat and static: punk’s return to the Valley

Sweat and static: punk’s return to the Valley

In the back alley of a small music venue in the San Fernando Valley, Jack Zisfain showed off his favorite jacket. The piece’s thick, leather base was difficult to glimpse through his collection of buttons, 34 to be exact, including one decorated with a caricature...

The Last Bookstore: First in my book

The Last Bookstore: First in my book

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ViVEigy47No Carlos Ruiz Zafon, author of "Shadow of the Wind," is well-known for creating "The Cemetery of Forgotten Books," a twisting maze filled with literature and surprises.  It doesn’t actually exist, but a similar treasure lies...

Untold stories of biracial Asians in America

Untold stories of biracial Asians in America

Sometimes you can’t see someone’s race by looking at the color of their skin or the shape of their eyes. I used to think that it was hard to fit in in America as an Asian, but I recently noticed that my...

SCPGA and LA84 Foundation swing for the future

SCPGA and LA84 Foundation swing for the future

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=utbJz51Wsm0&feature=youtu.be A serene July morning at East Covina’s Charter Oak High School united the SCPGA Foundation, LA84 Foundation and Friends of Golf in celebration of the PGA’s Clubs For Youth Program. Clubs were given out...

Students receive fast-track sports education

Students receive fast-track sports education

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=s0D9v95G08o Providing services to many low-income families, the Boys and Girls Club of Whittier has begun their second annual summer sports camp for incoming fourth and fifth graders. Over four weeks, students will learn basic soccer,...

MOLAA: Envisioning the future of Latin American art

MOLAA: Envisioning the future of Latin American art

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ARFdmIOTGPc The Museum of Latin American Art, or MOLAA, is the only art museum in the United States that focuses on Latin American art. It resides in Long Beach and features works from Tamayo and Matta to Cruz-Diez, Los Carpinteros and...

‘LAX Presents’ enables artists to shine

‘LAX Presents’ enables artists to shine

In an effort to bring visual and performing arts into the large public areas in Los Angeles World Airports, LAX is now presenting live music in terminals in conjunction with the art exhibitions that have been running for more than a decade. LAX, the fourth busiest...