“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

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

‘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

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

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…


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…


El Chamizal delivers great Mexican cuisine

December 8, 2014

By Miguel Maceda El Chamizal “La Casa de Las Parrilladas” is one of many restaurants that serve Mexican food. The smell of fresh cooked food awaits as people enter inside. The restaurant hostess waits by the entrance to seat customers. The wooden tables and chairs shine and reflect the green and blue lights on the walls and the red light from the ceiling. A large painting of two men and…


‘Buried Child’ sends audience on a thrilling ride

December 4, 2014

By Ismeal Carillo The emotion was felt through the theater in one of the final performances of Sam Shepard’s “Buried Child” presented in the Proscenium Theater on Nov. 22. A family secret is revealed after a rollercoaster of laughter, mental abuse and sadness. David C. Hernandez plays Dodge, the family father and husband, whose performance convinces the audience that his illness has taken him prisoner and is almost ready to…


‘The Hunger Games’ continues to soar in ‘Mockingjay: Part 1’

December 4, 2014

By Nicole Flores “The Hunger Games: Mockingjay Part 1” is the calm before the storm. Unlike its two previous segments, this film is not action packed, but doesn’t leave its fan without a little suspense throughout the movie. While “Catching Fire” left wondering what happened to everyone who was left in the “Quarter Quail,” this film explains it all. The love triangle between Katniss Everdeen (Jennifer Lawrence), Peeta Mellark (Josh…


Pink Floyd takes listeners on last trip with ‘The Endless River’

By Russell J. Zazueta After 20 years on hiatus, psychedelic rock innovators Pink Floyd released their final LP, “The Endless River,” last week, demonstrating their music wizardry to the world once again. In 1993, during the writing sessions of the “Division Bell,” written with then-alive founding keyboardist Rick Wright, Pink Floyd cut 20 hours of tapes for a disc of ambient music to be included with the album. It was…

November 19, 2014