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A Helping Hand for the Cadets of Hollywood High

December 10th, 2008 by Jean Yung | Comments Off

A Helping Hand for the Cadets of Hollywood High

Does the military’s 92-year-old Junior ROTC program benefit inner-city high schools or line up fresh recruits? by Jean Yung


Daughter of the Antelope Valley

December 3rd, 2008 by Michelle Lanz | Comments Off

Daughter of the Antelope Valley

When your father does top secret work in the aerospace industry, life in the defense-dependent and generally mundane Antelope Valley can take some interesting twists and turns. by Michelle Lanz


A Man Apart: Basam Ridha

December 2nd, 2008 by Catherine Lyons | Comments Off

A Man Apart: Basam Ridha

Basam Ridha has thrived in Southern California since 1987, but leaves his Arabic oasis in San Dimas for the dangers of the Baghdad Green Zone for 80 percent of the year. by Catherine Lyons


Imam Sayed Moustafa al-Qazwini

December 2nd, 2008 by Lara Coger | Comments Off

Imam Sayed Moustafa al-Qazwini

Over the past five years, SoCal based Imam Sayed Moustafa al-Qazwini has lent a helping hand in rebuilding his native Iraq. by Lara Coger