New movie, Snatched, to disappoint comedy seekers

By: Joseph Dargan   After planning a vacation for two, socially awkward Emily, played by Amy Shumer, is suddenly dumped by her boyfriend and forced to invite her overprotective mom Linda, played by Goldie Hawn, on what would become the jungle adventure of a lifetime. With the overuse of dull-witted, lowbrow humor and the occasional predictable gag, “Snatched”, unfortunately falls short of comedy gold. Hawn’s performance is solid while Shumer’s…

May 23, 2017
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South Gate Teriyaki Sushi House Review

May 17, 2017

By Erick Alfaro Teriyaki Sushi House is a sushi restaurant in the city of South Gate, that offers a wide variety of delicious traditional, yet modern sushi and teriyaki dishes. One of, if not my favorite sushi spot in the city of South Gate. Teriyaki Sushi House is a great spot for delicious, quick, and affordable sushi. Located at 9807 Long Beach Blvd, Teriyaki Sushi House is a great place…

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Movie Review: Lowriders

By Dylan Dixon Somewhere between La La Land and Blood in, Blood Out falls Lowriders.  Like a teenager or early adult, Lowriders is unsure what it aspires to be.   In the film, actor Gabriel Chavarria, who plays Danny, is an aspiring street artist in modern-day Los Angeles.   His father, Miguel, played by Demian Bichir, has a passion for lowriders and can’t wait for the annual lowrider competition, where…

May 16, 2017
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Local South Gate Campus bakery sells the best conchas

May 16, 2017

By: Crystal Madelyn Escobedo As you enter Elizabeth’s Bakery parking lot you will notice an elderly man guarding and greeting customers as they approach. Manuel Parra, owner of Elizabeth’s Bakery, migrated from Cuba to the U.S when he was a young man. Parra had a great deal of ambition and determination. The menu has expanded since Elizabeth’s first opened. For example, they now serve tamales, tortas cubanas, pastries, smoothies, fresh…

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“X-Men Apocalypse” starts strong but ends typical

By Daniela Jalteco Set in the 1980s, the X-Men go up against the villain Apocalypse who plans on destroying and purifying the world in “X-Men Apocalypse.” Every shot of destruction you see in the trailers is exactly what you see in the movie. You would think that with a movie is called “X-Men Apocalypse,” the filmmakers would have done something big and unexpected. Instead it’s pretty much the same thing audiences…

May 31, 2016
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Caffé offers healthy choices for customers

By Daniela Jalteco Eating healthy has never been so tasty. Urth Caffé is known for serving health-conscious organically sourced meals, desserts, coffees, teas and smoothies. Urth Caffe was founded in 1989 by Jilla and Shallom Barkman originally selling non-toxic health conscious natural products for the home. After meeting an organic coffee farmer they branched out selling Heirloom coffee. The Heirloom coffee plant is extremely rare, never being genetically modified. This is…

May 26, 2016
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‘Furious 7’ takes audiences for an emotional ride

By Jesus Figueroa “Furious 7” is not just another “Fast and Furious” movie, what makes this film great is the passion shown throughout. The emotion, the laughter, the action and the sentiment comes across strong with a complete storyline, a fantastic job by all the actors and great thrills. The film is thrilling and action packed with a great plot and story. It unfolds at a great pace and the…

April 5, 2015
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Disney delights with new ‘Cinderella’

By Julianne Obregon Disney reinvents its 1950s animated film “Cinderella” through live-action and leaves the audience wondering what will happen next. In this version of the film, the audience is given the opportunity to get a better look at Cinderella’s life before and after her new family arrives. When Cinderella, played by Lily James, was a young girl, she made a promise to her mother, played by Hayley Atwell, to…

March 21, 2015
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Cha Cha Chili offers Korean-Mexican food fusion

December 11, 2014

By Jane Fernandez Located just three miles south of campus, Cha Cha Chili, a Korean Mexican fusion restaurant is sure to satisfy anyone’s hunger. The medium-size restaurant has a welcoming feeling, with signs mimicking old beer ads. With booths and side tables, the staff ensures that their customers are comfortable during their time there. The owners are also conscious about recycling. There are recycling bins throughout the restaurant. The staff…

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Szechuan Impression stands out from the rest

December 10, 2014

By Cortez Cruz Serrato Located in the city of Alhambra, Szechuan Impression serves up Chinese cuisine that firmly separates itself from other restaurants in the area. Szechuan food is a style of Chinese cuisine that comes from the province of Sichuan in China. Szechuan cuisine is known for using an abundant amount of garlic, spices and chili peppers. The restaurant opened in September and has generated a lot of buzz…

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