Modern cafe offers varieties

By Sergio Berrueta Ganache Patisserie and Café, located in Monterey Park, is a new café specializing in decadent desserts, rich pastries and unique coffee blends. Ganache prides itself on recipes relying on ganache, a sauce or filling for a variety of pastries. The café has a modern spin to its décor with sketches of their in-house recipes and items lining the walls. The red and black on the tables and…

September 26, 2012
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‘It’s Time’ brings folk music back

By Erik Luna With a perfect blend of traditional Son Jarocho music from Veracruz, spoken word, poetry and Afro-beat, Las Cafeteras’ new and first studio album, “It’s Time” brings together an old but refreshing sound that brings people together to dance. The energy given out from this seven-piece band is apparent from their first song, “El Chuchumbe” to their last, “Trabajador Trabajadora”. This English and Spanish speaking band, which features…

September 26, 2012
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Justo Almario Quartet kicks off Friday jazz series

September 18, 2012

By Vivian Ramirez The First Friday Jazz Series kicked off the new semester with a performance by the Justo Almario Quartet in the S2 Recital Hall on Friday, Sept. 7, 2012. The group is composed of bassist John Pena, guitarist Ramon Stagnaro, drummer Walter Rodriguez, and features saxophonist Justo Almario. Almario is a well-known musician in the industry who has shared the stage with Tito Puente, Charles Mingus, and Queen…

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‘Lawless’ expresses true life tales

By Jair Fuentes Based on actual events and inspired by the true-life tales of Matt Bondurant’s prohibition era novel, “The Wettest County in the World,” “Lawless” tells the story of three moonshining brothers from Franklin, Virginia. The film stars Shia LaBeouf, Tom Hardy, and Jason Clarke as the Bondurant brothers, Jack, Forest and Howard. The three brothers run a successful bootleg liquor business from their bar, when Forest hires a…

September 18, 2012
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‘Branded’ aims to confuse audience

By Erik Luna Advertising might not always be intriguing, but in the new mystery-action movie “Branded” it takes on a whole new life. The movie, which is a half love story, half confusion incarnate, takes place in Moscow where advertising controls what people eat, watch and drink. The protagonist of the movie Misha Galkin, portrayed by Ed Stoppard, is an advertising specialist who goes mad once he discovers the truth…

September 18, 2012
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Kung Fu Tea Bar brings retro decor to Monterey Park

September 13, 2012

  By Erik Luna   The grand opening of Kung Fu Tea Bar has already welcomed many with its retro decor, Asian pop music and a menu that offers affordable meat dishes ranging from the Taiwanese Minced Pork Bowl ($4.99) to the Enoki Beef Bowl ($5.99). Curious customers entered this new location enjoying its free Wi-Fi, outside dining and student specials. Although the music may be distracting for studying, its…

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Carlos Almaraz Exhibition at ELAC

  By Jesus Figueroa   The exhibit reception for “Carlos Almaraz: A Life Recalled” at the Vincent Price Art Museum on the East Los Angeles College campus brought inspiration to the community last Saturday. The museum is named after the late Vincent Price, whose daughter, Victoria Price, attended her first exhibit opening at the Vincent Price Art Museum. “Inspiration” was the word Victoria Price used to describe the artwork being…

September 12, 2012
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ELAC audience claps to Justo Almario Quartet

By Vivian Ramirez The First Friday Jazz Series kicked off the new semester with a performance by the Justo Almario Quartet on Friday in the S2 Recital Hall on Friday, Sept. 7. The group is comprised of a bassist John Pena, guitarist Ramon Stagnaro, drummer Walter Rodriguez and extensively features saxophonist Almario, a well-known musician in the industry. Almario has shared the stage with Tito Puente, Charles Mingus and Queen…

September 8, 2012
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Chago Ahogados satisfies taste buds

By Joe Ruiz Students seem to be growing tired of the same options for lunch everyday at East Los Angeles College.  Luckily a restaurant not too far from ELAC’s main campus has already begun to revive students’ and locals’ taste buds.  Chago Ahogadas is a wonderful hidden gold mine in Montebello, serving authentic dishes from Guadalajara, Jalisco, México. Chago Ahogadas just closed their location in East Los Angeles to a…

May 30, 2012
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‘What to expect’ offers comical view of pregnancy

By Keyla Lopez “What to Expect When You’re Expecting” offers its audience a handful of laughs and conflicts about pregnancy. The movie is based off the bestselling parenthood manual of the same name, but that’s about all that compares between the two. With its clichéd situations, the all-star cast provides, while being a little unrealistic and over the top, a comical look into pregnancy, parenthood and the emotional difference between…

May 30, 2012
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