Bye Bye “Bye Bye Birdie”

Bye Bye “Bye Bye Birdie”

Edward Ponce and Leonel Quintana
March 10, 2016
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“Bye Bye Birdie,” Drama’s second production of the year, was an exciting experience full of laughs and production value. The musical was performed in Baldwin Park’s Performing Arts Center on Friday, February 26th - Saturday, February 28th. While Janice Marquez and Armando Tovar took on the challenge...

Your New Pondahan

Your New Pondahan

Tyra Castro and Arlyn Ruiz
March 10, 2016
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Pondahan is a restaurant behind Yogurtland in West Covina, California. Pondahan translates to “hang out” in Tagalog and this restaurant is able to stay true to its name due to their delicious Filipino cuisine and being a peaceful place for family and friends. On arrival, diners were greeted and...

Express Lane to Blissful Eating

Express Lane to Blissful Eating

Edward Ponce and Leonel Quintana
March 9, 2016
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Meizhou Express is a great representation of what an authentic Chinese restaurant should be, and it’s right in the heart of Baldwin Park at 4518 Maine Ave. Sure, there are fast-food chains such as Panda Express to satisfy one’s everyday need for some take-out Chinese food, but Meizhou Express satisfies...

Aloha, Good Food!

Aloha, Good Food!

Sharon Tran, Editor
March 5, 2016
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BALDWIN PARK, CA -- Aloha Hawaiian BBQ and Sushi is a Hawaiian restaurant hidden away in the plaza in between the Subway and Wingstop near Sierra Vista High School. Both small and humble, the restaurant may not seem like much at first, but do not let its appearances fool you. The food is amazing; it li...

How to Be Single Movie Review

How to Be Single Movie Review

Julissa Jimenez, Editor
March 1, 2016
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How to Be Single, sounds like a cliche; the title creates a sense that this movie would be the typical chick flick. Another factor that adds to the films cliche is that the film was released on February 12th. People would assume that the film is simply for the lonely singles on Valentine's Day, but it is ...

Merc With a Mouth: Deadpool (Spoiler Free)

Merc With a Mouth: Deadpool (Spoiler Free)

Andres Martinez, Editor
February 17, 2016
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Although Deadpool may seem like any other superhero origin movie, it makes up for its lack of an original plot with its crude humor. From the opening scene to the closing, this movie is sure to fill its hour and forty-eight minute run time with something comedic, whether it’d be sarcasm, satire, or...

Italian Cuisine For The Soul

Italian Cuisine For The Soul

Andres Martinez and Linda Preciado
February 2, 2016
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Local Covina restaurant, “Palermo's Italian Restaurant,” is one of those places that is daunting to enter upon first glance. It looks tiny and dark from the outside, but on the inside, it is perfectly dimmed to accentuate any occasion. The restaurant is open everyday from 11 A.M. until 8 P.M. to...

Blackstone and Chill

Blackstone and Chill

Francisco Cardoso, Staff Writer
January 23, 2016
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The new go-to place has opened up in Baldwin Park. The Blackstone Owl opened up last November. Co-owners Steven Sanchez and Benny Gasgonia both previously worked at another gaming lounge in the San Gabriel Valley, however they saw how things were done there and decided that they could do it better the...

A Hidden Gem

A Hidden Gem

Cesar Arevalo and Edward Ponce
January 12, 2016
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The inconspicuous restaurant provides a relaxing environment for those looking for a well-priced meal that will leave them feeling satisfied.

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The Force is With Us

The Force is With Us

Reyna Sanchez, Staff Writer
January 12, 2016
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Calling all Jedi’s the force has awoken! Star Wars: The Force Awakens was released on Friday, Dec 18th. Thirty years after the defeat of the Galactic Empire, the galaxy faces a new threat from the evil Kylo Ren. A past Clone Trooper named Fin crashes on a desert planet. He meets Rey and a droid known...

The Hunger Games Mockingjay Part 2 Review: Spoiler Free

The Hunger Games Mockingjay Part 2 Review: Spoiler Free

Julissa Jimenez, Staff Writer
December 12, 2015
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Mockingjay Part 2 came out on November 20, 2015, an epic finale to the hugely adored book trilogy. At 7:30 pm opening day there was already a line outside theater 1 for the 8:30 screening of Mockingjay Part 2. There was a buzz of excitement from younger kids to older adults where they could be seen highly...

Spice Up Your Eating Habits

Spice Up Your Eating Habits

Andres Martinez and Linda Preciado
December 6, 2015
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The Himalayan Café on Maine Ave., in front of the Dollar Tree, might seem like any other ethnic restaurant, but it surely isn't. We decided to give it a shot for our new Restaurant Review column in The Vanguard News. Although we were hesitant about whether or not to give the café a try due to the...

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