March 23 – March 28

Editor’s Pick 4th Annual Mariachi Women’s Festival (March 25, Pre-Concert Community Event @ 5:30 p.m., Main Event @ 7:30 p.m., San Gabriel Mission Playhouse, 320 S. Mission Drive) The 4th Annual Mariachi Women’s Festival returns to Los Angeles with the theme “Viva Veracruz”. The Festival celebrates the talent, intelligence, and strength of mariachi women and acknowledges their important role...

Business, Business Profile

Colette Restaurant

Mimosa time and brunch junction at Colette Pasadena! Story and Photos By Emily G. Peters Nestled on the border of Pasadena and Sierra Madre is Colette, your new affordable brunch spot. Colette’s take on American cuisine promises good eats and energy for the quiet corner between the two neighborhoods, guided by foodie founders Tony and…


Why Law Enforcement Needs Reinforcement
Columns, Opinion

Why Law Enforcement Needs Reinforcement

The Behavior Savior By Jordan Yassine The job of our law enforcement is to serve and protect. However, the meaning of these words are vague. Who and what are police officers “serving and protecting”? While this may seem like a common sense question, it’s a reasonable one to ask. Police departments across the country have…



Leroy Baca Faces 20 Years in State Prison

Baca to Face the Music May 15, US District Judge Says By Terry Miller Former Los Angeles County Sheriff Lee Baca is expected to be sentenced in May, according to Federal prosecutors. Baca was found guilty last week of three felony counts related to the jail corruption that brought down Undersheriff  Paul Tanaka and several other high...


Arts & Entertainment

March 2017 Art Column

By Jeff Davis Christine Frerichs’ solo exhibition, “Beacon”, runs through April 15 at Klowdenmann in Culver City. The focus of her work revolves around color, light and landscapes to emote feelings, moods and meaning from time spent living and working in Los Angeles, New York and Tucson. Her abstract landscapes and symbolic portraits using wax,...
Arts & Entertainment

Father-Son Duo to Be Featured at Cal Phil Event

Internationally-renowned cellist, Dennis Karmazyn, and emerging, violin virtuoso and son, Max Karmazyn, perform during 2017’s second installment of Music, Martini’s and The Maestro. The last Sunday in March may be the first time that Music, Martinis and the Maestro concert-goers have been treated to the awe-inspiring talent of father and son musicians, Dennis and Max Karmazyn. The dynamic...

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Millennial Feed

Surviving as a Millennial During a Housing Crisis

Forget buying a house, many of us are lucky to find an affordable apartment – with a roommate, or two By Blake Pinto Living in Southern California definitely has perks. Affordable housing is not one of them. According to a 2017 draft report from California’s Department of Housing and Community Development (which is no longer...


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