Food

Review: Los Angeles’ best meatless eateries

Review: Los Angeles’ best meatless eateries

It’s a picturesque summer day and in honor of a loved one’s birthday, you and your friends are sitting down for a late lunch. As you settle in, you appraise the seemingly endless menu and grin with anticipation at the delicious meal you’re sure you’ll order and savor....

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...

Opinion: The race against homelessness

Opinion: The race against homelessness

As you wait for the red light to turn green, a man sitting on the curb catches your eye, but you quickly turn away because once you make eye contact, it's game over. You turn back to face the road, but suddenly, you hear a knock on your window. You turn to the man as...

Opinion: L.A.’s homeless population needs support now

Opinion: L.A.’s homeless population needs support now

Echo Park Lake reopened May 26, after homeless people were forced out in late March. Authorities fenced off Echo Park Lake and closed it to the public March 24, forcing out people who resided in a homeless encampment, according to L.A. Mag. Hundreds of supporters of...

Column: After all, a girl can dream

Column: After all, a girl can dream

It was a Wednesday morning of the year 2015, when the usual announcement sounded on the rusty speaker in my daily 5th grade life. “Good morning ladies and gentlemen … raise your right hand over your heart ... ready, begin,” was the usual morning routine. It was spirit...

Opinion: Bring politics to the dinner table

Opinion: Bring politics to the dinner table

Growing up, you might have heard your family members remind each other not to bring politics to the dinner table, especially at gatherings with members of your distant family. In fact, in America, almost everyone knows the unspoken rule of “no politics at the dinner...

Column: ‘Mansplaining’ and gender in the classroom

Column: ‘Mansplaining’ and gender in the classroom

I was my first grade teacher’s favorite student. Every week, Ms. Holland gave a Milky Way candy bar to the most well-behaved student in class, and I won more than anyone. She told other students to behave like me — to raise their hands before speaking and to always...