Daina was a staff writer at the Occidental College student newspaper from September 2008 to March 2010 covering L.A. ethnic and urban culture.
March 3, 2010
The acclaimed LA Weekly food critic and writer will make a special Occidental College appearance.
February 27, 2010
The new Gold Line Extension offers one more opportunity to leave Oxy’s bubble and experience the city near its eastern border, exploring unknown culture and interacting with eastside Angelenos and their neighborhoods.
Infobox: “Riding the Gold Line: Guide to Little Tokyo” – February 27, 2010
October 23, 2009
Oxy poets and composers team up to produce melodic accompaniment to the Homecoming Concert and President Veitch’s Inauguration
May 2, 2009
Robert Winter, former Occidental Professor and renowned architectural historian, continues to teach and inspire community and college
March 23, 2009
It can’t be long before Northeast L.A. wakes up to discover the cultural wealth of the Philippines, just steps away from home.
February 4, 2009
Students use blogs to record experiences and share them with the world.
November 25, 2008
A journey one hundred years back to the age of kerosene lamps and cross-country train expeditions, preserved in Highland Park
November 5, 2008
OPINION: We must see the world before our eyes in all its complexity, a world where we can trade fantasies like the Great American Melting Pot for clear-eyed reform.
October 29, 2008
This Latin American holiday has undergone transformations in the United States that have extended its celebration beyond conventional reverence for the dead to include expanded festivities favoring skulls and bones in an open-minded political forum.
October 22, 2008
Protest for immigration reform takes place in Los Angeles
October 22, 2008
The eclectic musician behind the Oscar-winning scores for Brokeback Mountain and Babel plays a sold-out show on Sunset
October 15, 2008
Northeast Los Angeles is blessed with religion. Temple Beth Israel of Highland Park and Eagle Rock is the city’s second-oldest temple.
October 8, 2008
A day at the West Hollywood Book Fair explains why we love book fairs: they remind us that literature and knowledge are cherished in our city.
October 1, 2008
Imagine Klezmer clarinets, blaring brass, banda ballads, crazy congas, vigorous violins, fine flutes, syncopated steps, awesome oom-pah-pahs, amplified accordions, giant guitarrones and hilarious good humor! Is it a wild dream? No, it’s a performance by the ¡Viva Yiddish! Project at California Plaza in Downtown Los Angeles.
September 24, 2008
On the second Saturday evening of every month, the NELA Art Walk highlights the art in our local community.