Sexual assault victims ‘Take Back the Night’

By Keyla Lopez Emotions ran high Thursday evening at the third annual ‘Take Back the Night’ event as sexual assault survivors shared their experiences. ‘Take Back the Night’ events encourage survivors to break their silence and provide them with a safe and supporting environment where they don’t have to feel ashamed or alone over what they’ve been through. Sonia Rivera, director of Sexual Assault and Emergency Services at the East…

May 2, 2012
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‘The Lucky One’ paints picture for romantic viewers

By Keyla Lopez In the latest adaptation of a Nicholas Sparks novel, “The Lucky One,” the idea of fate is strongly conveyed to win hearts over. Nicholas Sparks’ novels are known for painting beautiful and poignant love stories that often translate onto the big screen. “The Lucky One” introduces Logan Thibault played by Zac Efron, who is best known for Troy from High School Musical, is a U.S. Marine serving his…

April 25, 2012
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‘August G’ sweeps streets

By Keyla Lopez Casa 0101 presents the American Premiere of “The Imaginary Life of the Street Sweeper, August G,”originally written by Armand Gatti. The play was originally written in French and first premiered in France in 1962. This English version of the play was translated and also directed by Emmanuel Deleage and is the first time the production has been presented in English. The play runs concurrently with and art…

April 25, 2012
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‘Grease’ stands test of time

  By Keyla Lopez “Grease”  is the word when it comes to this timeless story about two star-crossed lovers who meet and fall in love one summer. “Grease,” the 1971 musical first hit theaters on June 16, 1978, starring John Travolta as Danny Zuko and Olivia Newton-John as Sandy Olsson. The story is a little cheesy and cliché, but with the catchy music and performances by it’s great cast makes up…

April 25, 2012
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Student pianist place top three in sonata competition

By Keyla Lopez Three students succeeded in placing in the top three in a piano sonata competition sponsored by the California Association of Professional Music Teachers March 10. Elans Jerome de los Santos, Chun M. Jeremy Lee, and Hui-Chi Melody Lin, who are under the instruction of Lucy Nargizyan in the applied music program at East Los Angeles College, placed first, second and third, respectively, in the competition. De los…

March 21, 2012
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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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