NiBi Pho brings quality to the table

By Alex Lopez Outstanding hospitality and great food keeps loyal customers coming back to NiBi Pho Bistro, which serves the best Vietnamese home-made soup in the City of Commerce. NiBi Pho’s Bistro is set in the Citadel Outlet Mall food court where a variety of restaurants are also found. Being the only Vietnamese restaurant in the court, this place stands out from the rest promoting loyalty to all incoming customers daily. The…

November 28, 2011
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Newsboys revive Christian Rock

By Adrian Lepe Following a hugely successful album “Born Again,” Newsboys return with a new album entitled “God’s Not Dead.” The debut of their new album showed everyone that Christian rock is on the rise. In this album many of the songs are not new, but are actually well-known songs from church and worship. More than half of the songs have been recorded by other artists, and have actually topped the…

November 28, 2011
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Cultural Art Walk in Downtown Los Angeles

By Heidy Garcia When it comes to experiencing authentic Los Angeles art life, Art Walk is the only one way to truly live it. Many may think that art walk is just a night where art snobs and hipsters go and socialize. It’s not. It’s a gathering of people that want to share their love of art or simply want to experience something new in their life. There is so…

November 23, 2011
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Dine like Ghengis Khan

By Xavier Morales Shabu Shabu House restaurant, a local Japanese style eatery in Little Tokyo usually has hordes of people eagerly waiting to enter its warm ambiance for dinner. Shabu-shabu (literally, “swishswish”), the Japanese art of cooking thinly-sliced beef and vegetables by dipping them in a pot of boiling water, is said to have been created by Genghis Khan in the 13th century as a means of rapidly feeding his…

November 23, 2011
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Homegirl Cafe provides homey atmosphere

By Keyla Lopez Located on the corner of Alameda Street and Bruno Street, who knew Homegirl Café is little gem right in the backyard helping our community. If you can look past the few cons that it comes with, it is definitely a place you should check out and eat in at least once. Homegirl Café provides a homey atmosphere to grab a bite. Homegirl café is branch of Homeboy…

November 23, 2011
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‘Happy Feet Two’ dances into theaters

By Rosa Guillen  “Happy Feet Two” contains messages of hope and it also addresses issues that are now endangering the lives of animals in Antarctica. Mumble, the tap dancing penguin returns to the big screen voiced by Elijah Wood in the star-studded film as the father of Erik, voiced by Ava Acres, the young emperor penguin in search of something different. We first met Mumble in 2006 in the Oscar-winning…

November 23, 2011
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CaminArte connects Boyle Heights community

By Augustine Ugalde The radiant sights and sounds of the bustling CaminArte celebration are sweet music to Nico Avina’s ears as his vision for Boyle Heights gets closer to reality. Avina, along with a collective of like-minded artists, brought the event to the Mariachi Plaza this summer as an outlet for budding Boyle Heights artists to display and sell their artwork locally. “People talk about the rebirth of Boyle Heights, but…

October 20, 2011
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Food truck caters to Elans’ appetite

By Lindsey Maeda It is about time ELAC had a food truck that was truly accommodating to its customers. The food tastes even better knowing that the people serving it put in additional tender love and care. Serving up a variety of satisfying dishes, the About Time food truck provides accommodating service with a smile to East Los Angeles College students.  Around noon, the truck brings-in ELAC’s hungry lunch crowd, but…

October 20, 2011
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Poor script kills ‘Killer’

By Thy Lam Regardless of its big names such as Jason Statham, Robert De Niro and Clive Owen, “Killer Elite” disappoints with a poorly written script. Based on a true story, “Killer Elite” is a cat and mouse game between Danny (played by Jason Statham), a former special agent of Britain’s Elite Special Air Service (SAS), and a leader of a secret military society, Spike (played by Clive Owen). While…

September 28, 2011
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‘Brown and Out’ spotlights Latino community

By Vivian Ramirez CASA 0101 was greeted with much success during its opening weekend of the Brown and Out Play Festival, representing the Latino lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender community. The Festival was a series of short plays authored by six people. All 10 plays vary from humorous to serious and touch base with nearly every emotion in between. Brown & Out tells the stories of a wide spectrum of Latinos…

September 28, 2011
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