‘Inherent Vice’ tells bizarre P.I. story

By Jesus Figueroa The strange staggered pace film “Inherent Vice” gives the feeling of desperation and confusion that the main character Doc Sportello, played by Joaquin Phoenix, makes the film enjoyable. Director Paul Thomas Anderson brings life to the first film adaptation of a novel by Thomas Pynchon, and combined with the spectacular acting skill of Phoenix, the film is funny and entertaining. Doc’s ex Shata, played by Katherine Waterston,…

December 11, 2014
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Choral concert calms the night

By Sergio Berrueta A chorus of sopranos, tenors and baritones enchanted the night at the Annual Christmas Choral Concert on Dec. 8 at the S2 Recital Hall. Conducted by professor Dr. Anthony Lupica and accompanied on piano by Dr. Lucy Nargizyan, the East Los Angeles College Choir and Chamber Chorale delighted the audience in a sentimental night of classical arrangements. The ELAC College Choir began the night with two songs…

December 11, 2014
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‘Gotham’ tells backstory of James Gordon

By Ivan Cazares Fox premiered its new television series Gotham, set in the world of Batman, last Monday. However, the story revolves around rookie Detective James Gordon, played by Ben McKenzie, as he rises to police commissioner. McKenzie embodies a strong character, which makes Gordon seem strong enough to take on the rough streets of Gotham. He does a good job of making the viewer root for him as he…

October 1, 2014
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Crosses cast spell with debut album

  By Megan G. Razzetti Crosses released their haunting electronic rock self-titled debut album consisting of tracks from their previous two EPs. This is one of a few side projects of Deftones singer, Chino Moreno. Along with him are two of Moreno’s childhood friends: Far guitarist Shaun Lopez and Chuck Doom. The trio together have created a dark dream within this album. The combination of Moreno’s signature vocals resonates perfectly…

February 26, 2014
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Vince Vaughn Delights in “Delivery Man”

By Daniela Zea Delivery Man is a heartwarming family-oriented movie about David Wosniak played by Vince Vaughn. David Wosniak, a meat truck driver, donates sperm 639 times and out of those donations he bears 533 children. Vaughn plays a charming character that makes all viewers fall in love with him by portraying the typical American heartthrob that undergoes challenges like everyone else through. In serious debt, Wosniak goes under a…

November 27, 2013
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Boba Bear Packs in New Flavor

By Nguyet Tran Combining three different ethnic concepts into one small package, Boba Bear in El Monte is quickly attracting attention. Located off Baldwin Avenue, the compact lounge offers Asian fusion teas, coffee and boba; as well as hookah and crepes. With a seating capacity of 45 customers, the décor is simple yet inviting. The white walls are decorated with fun and quirky hand-painted murals of cute bears smiling and laughing…

November 27, 2013
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Quality food at Bollini’s

By Joshua Inglada Not too far from campus is Bollini’s Pizzeria, an Italian restaurant that succeeds in both quality and quantity. With several authentic recipes handed down through tradition, their goal is to satisfy customers with the freshest ingredients California has to offer. The menu offered pizza, both in small and large sizes, but also listed pasta, salad and other appetizers. They had main courses, too, like roasted chicken and…

November 27, 2013
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Elizabeth’s Bakery Provides Sweets and More

By Marisol Perez “Elizabeth’s Bakery” is a popular local bakery located in the City of South Gate. The sweet and appetizing fragrance of bread baking at “Elizabeth’s Bakery” draws customers every morning. The scent fills the air and once in the bakery its hard not to want to try everything they have to offer. They specialize in cakes for all occasions such as, weddings, birthdays, graduations, and even bachelor’s parties….

November 27, 2013
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Hotpot, Hot Deal

By Derek Venegas “Szechuan Hotpot & BBQ” is a clever fusion of Taiwanese style hotpot and Korean BBQ paired with the explosive and pungent properties of Chinese Szechuan style cuisine. Hotpot is a traditional Chinese way of cooking soup that promotes family style interaction. Usually a large portion of broth is cooked prior to a meal. Once everyone is seated, the broth is poured into a large bowl in the…

November 27, 2013
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A Different Kind of Taco Spot.

By Janet Garcia Family owned “Tacos el Negro” is a popular taco spot among locals looking for something different. It is very well known for its appetizing their authentic Mexican flavor of “al vapor’’ or steamed tacos. This is the place to go to when you are craving tacos and are looking for friendly fast service. Not only are they healthy they also don’t use any oil to cook them….

November 27, 2013
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