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Chihuahua held in a purse
Tina Lerno, April 18, 2019

When it comes to cats versus dogs, or birds, rabbits, and horses, what makes your pet special? Is it all your love and nurturing? Its abject cuteness and sass? What if you could receive a blessing for your pet—more special still?


waffle with syrup and strawberries

Cooked right, they’re warm and fluffy, with a glaze of buttery-syrupy goodness and a golden color to get anyone up and running to Denny’s at 2 a.m. Cooked wrong, well, waffles are still pretty delicious.


Deaf students in class
Danielle Ball, March 15, 2019

National Deaf History Month, which runs from March 13 to April 15, celebrates deaf history and promotes awareness of American deaf culture. The celebration spans two calendar months to include several key dates:


hand tinted bird photo
Diane Garcia, March 20, 2019

The hills of Los Angeles blossom in spring. This time of year can make traffic a bit more pleasant as the sun squeezes its lemon-yellow rays onto the mint colored hillsides of our metropolis. In the northern hemisphere, the March equinox marks the beginning of spring.


Classic Poetry or the Book of Songs written in traditional Chinese characters against a Chinese painting.
Julie Shu, March 06, 2019

Ancient Chinese classic poems are complex works of art. As far back as 3,000 years ago, Chinese poets composed the beautiful work called Book of Songs and Elegies of the South. They later created more splendid poetry during the Tang and Song dynasties.


Olvera Street Mardi Gras revelers
Tina Lerno, March 05, 2019

I must confess I didn't really know that much about the history of Mardi Gras, but with a little bit of librarian research, I found out some interesting facts.


Classic Poetry or the Book of Songs written in traditional Chinese characters against a Chinese painting.
Julie Shu, February 05, 2019

Ancient Chinese classic poems are complex works of art. As far back as 3,000 years ago, Chinese poets composed the beautiful work called Book of Songs and Elegies of the South. They later created more splendid poetry during the Tang and Song dynasties.


Two champage classes with body of water in background
Sheryn Morris, December 29, 2018

Champagne is a sparkling wine served on festive special occasions (birthdays, anniversaries, or to ring in a new year), and to christen boats and ships (military or pleasure). Champagne has a legendary history and a certain cachet.


Saint Óscar Arnulfo Romero y Galdámez
Ana Campos, October 24, 2018

Óscar Arnulfo Romero y Galdámez, mejor conocido como Monseñor Romero o San Romero, es considerado un símbolo de la justicia social en El Salvador y en toda latinoamérica.


Saint Óscar Arnulfo Romero y Galdámez
Ana Campos, October 24, 2018

Oscar Arnulfo Romero y Galdámez, better known as Monsignor Romero or San Romero has represented a symbol of social justice against repression and poverty in El Salvador and throughout Latin America for more than 38 years.


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