It was 425 years ago on this day that the first Filipinos arrived in what is now the United States on a Spanish galleon near Morro Bay, CA -- some 33 years before Pilgrims from England arrived at Plymouth Rock.
Ryan Suda, owner of Torrance-based Asian American t-shirt company Blacklava. | Photo: Elson Trinidad "I SPEAK ENGLISH." "GOOD ASIAN DRIVER." "I SUCK AT MATH." "I WILL NOT LOVE YOU LONG TIME." These are all satirical phrases boldly emblazoned on t-shirts...
Well-refrigerated, it's the perfect beverage on hot summer days like these. Until I saw it: A large Hollywood office building swaddled in oversized advertising wrap featuring pop singer Rihanna, hawking... coconut water.
In 2002, the city of Los Angeles placed a moratorium banning murals on private property. As a result of the ban, murals became illegal in Los Angeles. Many up and coming artists were forced to take down their murals, or have their artwork painted over.
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