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  • Emigdio Vasquez dies at 75; prominent O.C. Chicano artist

     Emigdio Vasquez dies at 75; prominent O.C. Chicano artist
    Emigdio Vasquez, a renowned Orange County Chicano muralist and painter whose pieces captured the reality and grittiness of everyday life, has died. He was 75.
  • DJ Steve Aoki balances decadent party image with business dreams

    DJ Steve Aoki balances decadent party image with business dreams
    It was just past 2 a.m. on one of those "what happens in Vegas, stays in Vegas" Saturday nights, and a capacity crowd of more than 3,000 revelers inside the Strip's epically proportioned nightclub Hakkasan Las Vegas were tripping the light fantastic. To...

    Orange County's 'Godfather of Chicano Art' dead at 75

    Orange County's 'Godfather of Chicano Art' dead at 75
    Emigdio Vasquez, a renowned Orange County Chicano muralist and painter whose pieces captured the reality and grittiness of everyday life, has died at age 75. He succumbed to pneumonia early Saturday in an assisted living home in Newport Beach, his...

    Jesus Burgers offers Isla Vista food for body and spirit

    Jesus Burgers offers Isla Vista food for body and spirit
    Angela Boyd bounced on the balls of her feet as the smell of sizzling meat pierced the ocean breeze. The 19-year-old and her friends were about to celebrate her birthday in Isla Vista, but they were making a pit stop at the Jesus Burgers house. Music,...

    Standing in the shadows of Staples Center

    Standing in the shadows of Staples Center
    The steps that lead to the soul of Los Angeles' glittering sports palace were first taken in bowling shoes. Long before Lee Zeidman ran Staples Center, he worked at Simi Bowl, where he learned happiness didn't involve colorful balls or clattering pins,...