Chinese Restaurants Taste Authentic and Exceptional

By Yuan Wei Mama Lu’s Dumpling House has some of the best juicy pork dumplings in the Los Angeles & San Gabriel Valley area. Chengdu Taste is another popular chinese restaurant that has the traditional Chongqing flavor. There are certain foods and restaurants that gain almost legendary status. Buzz picks up about them, food blogs and TV shows highlight them, and whispers among friends continue. When it comes to Chinese…

December 13, 2017
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Netflix’s ‘The Punisher’ is best adaptation of character

BY JOE VILLARRUEL     After Netflix’s release of Marvel’s “The Punisher” starring Jon Bernthal as the Lone Soldier himself,  viewers may notice the amount of mature content the show may contain. In comparison to any other Marvel property on Netflix, “The Punisher” outranks the amount of gore, blood, and adult material the show contains. It goes as far as to be comparable to one other of Marvel’s character creations…

December 3, 2017
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‘Runaways’ displays more story than action

December 2, 2017

By John Molina Hulu’s first three episodes of Runaways sketches out the plot easily for fans and new watchers to understand, but there is a lack of action. “Runaways” is based on the Marvel comic by Brian K. Vaughan and Adrian Alphona. Although Hulu has made some subtle changes to the beloved characters, they portray the hero’s as accurately as possible. The first episode spends a lot of time giving…

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Stranger Things 2 leaves fans guessing

November 5, 2017

By Melody Ortiz “Stranger Things 2” both pleased and shocked fans by expanding and darkening the world inside the series. Creators, Matt and Ross Duffer, AKA the Duffer Brothers, delivered a satisfactory second season with much material worth discussing, from racism to Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD). The season’s plot was supported with amazing special effects and left viewers analyzing each episode. Though there were a few references to season…

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Psychological horror returns in ‘The Evil Within 2’

October 25, 2017

By Russell Zazueta Like preparing to watch a good horror flick, turn off the lights, close the door to your room and take a ride into the terrifying world of the video game The Evil Within 2. The nightmare continues with the return of Sebastian Castellanos, the now-retired detective, three years after the incident at Beacon hospital, where an unsolved mysterious mass murder took place. Castellanos’ former partner Juli Kidman…

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Unfamiliar mutants shine in ‘The Gifted’

By Frank Portillo “The Gifted” has potential to develop into an interesting look at lesser known X-Men characters with a solid pilot episode. The new series is one of the many comic book shows that have come to television recently. Going up against the other superhero shows that are so popular, “The Gift” finds a way to make its C-list characters worthy of their own show. The show is set…

October 5, 2017
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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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