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Alan and Santina Byler take in the view from a high vantage point, where visitors can view the entirety of the Japanese garden in Huntington Library in San Marino, Calif., on Wednesday, Feb. 24, 2021.

Zen Zones: Places for Angelenos to relax under the sun

Nadine Cortez, Samantha Bravo, and Kaitlyn Lavo April 15, 2021

The coronavirus pandemic may have forced residents to stay home, but Los Angeles is an outdoor city — there are plenty of activities people can do to relieve the tensions brought on by the pandemic. From...

Amoeba Music's new 20,000 square feet-store at 6200 Hollywood Blvd. is roughly the same size of its former location at 6400 Sunset Blvd. The new location in Hollywood, Calif. reopened on Thursday, April 1, 2021.

New location, same vibes: Amoeba Music reopens on Hollywood Boulevard

Samantha Bravo April 9, 2021

Nostalgia returned to the streets of Hollywood last week when the iconic music retailer, Amoeba Music, opened its doors after being closed for more than a year. Customers waited in a socially distanced...

A customer chats with Kendra Settle at Uplift Us Marketplace in Granada Hills, Calif., on Saturday, Mar. 27, 2020.

Granada Hills’ Uplift Us Marketplace: a store that unites, boosts Black-owned businesses

Evelin Robles, Reporter April 6, 2021

A line of people wrapped around the corner of Shoshone Avenue and Chatsworth Street as a young boy and girl passed down the line with a tray that had small water bottles and samples like small New Orleans-style...

Going Back to College with Hengame Abassi: Entrepreneur Julia Kozlov

Going Back to College with Hengame Abassi: Entrepreneur Julia Kozlov

Hengame Abassi, Contributor April 1, 2021

Julia Kozlov is a Los Angeles Valley College transfer student, a mother of two children and the owner of Let's Celebrate Entertainment. In this episode of “Going Back to College with Hengame Abassi,”...

A surfer walks into the water at Surfrider Beach next to the Malibu Pier on Tuesday, Feb. 16, 2021.

Zen Zones: Malibu Pier and Surfrider Beach

Samantha Bravo March 3, 2021

The Malibu Pier is a Southern California landmark that is equipped with dining options and located next to Surfrider Beach, a popular surf attraction. Surfrider Beach, known for its three-point break,...

A father offers to carry his son the rest of the way while other families make their way back from climbing the beautiful natural structures in Vasquez Rocks Natural Area Park on Sunday, Feb. 14, 2021.

Zen Zones: Vasquez Rocks Natural Area Park

Kaitlyn Lavo, Staff Photographer February 26, 2021

As people take in the smoothly sculpted landscape that makes up Vasquez Rocks, their eyes light up their masked faces. For Los Angeles residents looking to escape from their daily quarantine routines,...

A sign decorated in colorful Christmas lights and angels says,

Photo Essay: Home for the holidays

Chris Torres, Photo Editor December 27, 2020

Christmas is the time of year for families to come together, open gifts, and enjoy the festivities the holiday season brings. From smaller gatherings to new beginnings, here is how the Sundial photography...

Mac & cheese, green beans, fried turkey,  baked ham, and a sushi bake spread across the Cortezes' Thanksgiving dinner table.

Thanksgiving photo essay: A feast for the eyes

November 27, 2020

Every year on the fourth Thursday of November, people across the country celebrate the harvest and other blessings of the past year with a Thanksgiving feast. Families gather and bond over the delicious...

Kenia Ochoa, left, and her children, Bell and Sonny Brooks, spend time with Andrea Antonio, right, and her son, Luca DeLeon, at the CSUN campus on Nov. 13, 2020.

Photo series: Life goes on despite empty campus

Chris Torres, Photo Editor November 24, 2020

With the semester coming to a close and most classes being online, CSUN students have been deprived of on-campus learning and peer interaction. However, there is still a community presence on campus. CSUN’s...

Keith Roberts, the co-owner and lead beekeeper at The Valley Hive sits outside of the gift shop on Nov. 5, 2020, in Chatsworth, Calif.

Business as (un)usual: The Valley Hive

Natalie Miranda, Assistant Culture Editor November 20, 2020

A 10-year-old boy came to The Valley Hive with his mother to confront what he feared most – bees. As the child extended his arms to grip a frame full of bees from Keith Roberts’ hands, Roberts could...

Going back to college with Hengame Abassi: Musician Edris Foroughi

Tiago Barreiro, Video Editor October 29, 2020

Hengame Abassi is going back to college. She is non-traditional student: a student at the end of her 60s. Originally from Iran, Abassi was a nurse and reporter who had to flee political persecution while...

5 ways to celebrate Halloween safely

5 ways to celebrate Halloween safely

Camille Lehmann, Reporter October 26, 2020

Celebrating any holiday or event this past year has been tricky. In the wake of COVID-19, many have assumed that Halloween 2020 is canceled. Luckily for my ghost and ghoul lovers, there are various creative...

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