Archive for ‘May, 2017’


2016-2017 Teacher of the Year Nominee: Isis Gonzalez of Miramonte Elementary School!

2016-2017 Teacher of the Year Nominee: Isis Gonzalez of Miramonte Elementary School!

Tom Louie nominated Isis Gonzalez of Miramonte Elementary School I would like to nominate Mrs. Isis Gonzalez, a teacher of the third grade at Miramonte Elementary School, Los Angeles Unified School District, as Vroman’s Teacher of the Year. Isis is much loved and admired by students and co-workers alike, and she has always lifted the […]

Implementing Prop 57: Should non-violent sex offenders be eligible for parole?

Implementing Prop 57: Should non-violent sex offenders be eligible for parole?

A new proposal by Gov. Jerry Brown would make it easier for non-violent offenders to get parole for good behavior and give judges the latitude to decide whether juveniles as young as 14 to be tried as adults for serious crimes. ; Credit: L. Matthew Bowler/Getty Images AirTalk® In 2016, California voters approved a parole […]

It’s Time to Honor, It’s Time to Remember: Enduring Heroes

It’s Time to Honor, It’s Time to Remember: Enduring Heroes

Todd, JP, Willie, Sergio, Cory, Rogelio, Joe, Adam, Dion, Carla, and Scott. They “are a diverse group of young soldiers who, nonetheless, have much in common. Those lucky enough to have known them, remember their bravery, selflessness, and the love they brought into the world.”   They are… Army First Lieutenant Todd J. Bryant, 23 – […]

Evening in the Arroyo & Wildflower Hike

Evening in the Arroyo & Wildflower Hike

The Pasadena Sierra Club is leading a 3 mile hike—”Evening in the Arroyo“—on May 24. These Sierra Club hikes are free and open to the public. The trail is level and the hike is suitable for children 8 years and older. Various leaders—David Czamanske, Don Bremmer, Bill Joyce, Elizabeth Pomeroy, Bonnie Strand, and Pat Zeider—will […]

More Aymar Family Poems

More Aymar Family Poems

I Shall Make Poems by Carol Armstrong I shall make poems long after I’ve forgotten my middle name, what cinnamon is for or why the unfamiliar place I sleep is not the home of my childhood The words will seem at first enigmatic and oracular, then untranslatable, unintelligible. They will abandon agreed-upon usage, assume an […]

Coconut & Chia Seed Granola

Coconut & Chia Seed Granola

Breakfast is by far my favorite meal of the day. You can get away with having sweet things like buttermilk pancakes and cinnamon rolls or something savory like eggs Benedict or corned beef hash. It satsifies all my cravings. Lately, I’ve had a hankering for granola and sadly I’ve been sort of too lazy to […]

Teas of the World: Pu-erh

Teas of the World: Pu-erh

Japanese green tea or Chinese? What’s Keemun versus Assam? Though Linda Louie earned her Master of Social Work and worked for the Los Angeles Superior Court, she was born and raised in Hong Kong and a life-long passion was calling. Linda is now owner of the Bana Tea Company, an online business specializing in Pu-erh […]

Scenes and Sightings from Boyle Heights

Scenes and Sightings from Boyle Heights

A selection of recent Instagram photos from Boyle Heights. “Your ears hear the words your mouth speak…” sounds obvious but how many times have you wondered why you can give other people good advice but can’t see your own problems as clearly. Or, how many times have you talked yourself out of or into things? […]

2016-2017 Teacher of the Year Nominee: Ms. Dawn Rangel of Odyssey Charter School!

2016-2017 Teacher of the Year Nominee: Ms. Dawn Rangel of Odyssey Charter School!

Sadie nominated Ms. Dawn Rangel of Odyssey Charter School Ms. Dawn, my teacher, deserves this award for many reasons. So many that I could not say all of them in a book the size of Harry Potter. One very important reason why Ms. Dawn deserves this award is because she is respectful. I had been […]

El Sereno shooting leaves man wounded

El Sereno shooting leaves man wounded

EL SERENO — A male was injured in a shooting Friday night in the 5000 block of Templeton Street. Hollenbeck Police say the victim was transported to the hospital just before midnight, where his condition is currently listed as stable. Police have released no information on possible suspects, or of any other details of the […]

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