“The Social Justice Coffee Shop,” otherwise known as the Whittier Cafe, is where community activists gather. At the height of last month's protests, we sat down with the owner to discuss how her African espresso bar became a landing place for BLM and why this movement feels different.
For most of Arturo Garcia’s life creating art was merely a hobby until a near-death experience made him reflect on what he truly wanted to do with the rest of his days. Eight years later, he owns an art studio and gallery on Morrison Road in Westwood where he works as a full-time artist. Through his work he depicts not only gratitude for life, but also brings awareness to wildlife conservation and Indigenous culture.
Maurice Wade grew up watching Westerns, and though he saw only white cowboys on the screen, he dreamed of being a cowboy. For the past 35 years, he has lived that dream while helping others learn about the diverse groups that rode, roped and ranched the West for centuries.