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In-the-Music Spotlight — Sareena Rama

In-the-Music Spotlight — Sareena Rama

It’s a pleasure to share my interview with Sareena Rama during “release week” of her first single, Catastrophize. Sareena shares how she faced rejection by major music industry professionals yet is conquering defeat and flipping it to triumph while following her gut and taking chances.

Reality Mimics a Playful Melodrama — A Review of Studio City, Season 1

Reality Mimics a Playful Melodrama — A Review of Studio City, Season 1

In this feature review article, SoCal Spotlight dives deep into season one of this multiple award-winning series, winner of three Emmys® and 16 nominations. With 11 engrossing episodes, Studio City audiences will be amused and driven to introspection as husband-and-wife-duo, Sean and Michele Kanan deliver a thoroughly entertaining behind-the-scenes satire of the soap opera medium.

I Will Remember You — Angel

I Will Remember You — Angel

  I Will Remember You, by Sarah McLachlan is a timeless, heartfelt classic song. It also became a fitting complement to a tribute post in honor of Miguel Angel Mozo Hernandez, better known as Angel to his high school buddies. I was inspired to write the tribute...

Angel — Honoring a Young Life Lost

Angel — Honoring a Young Life Lost

A college freshman, well on his way to a bright future, died last Saturday night in Encinitas. It's a tragedy that hits home. Angel was a close and dear friend to my son, Nico. Miguel Mozo Hernandez was a friend to many. His high school buddies called him Angel. Angel...

Unleashed Anguish — A Review of RUTHLESS

Unleashed Anguish — A Review of RUTHLESS

[Caution: This review contains spoilers.] A Film by Art Camacho If the unthinkable happened to your child, how would you respond? Director Art Camacho compels his audience to explore that question in his new movie, RUTHLESS. Dermot Mulroney headlines the feature, starring as a high school wrestling coach with an unruffled exterior.

Earth Day Plantains

Earth Day Plantains

It was prophetic that as Earth Day approached our very own plantain tree let us know it was ready to be harvested with some over-ripe brown fruits among the yellow gems in the bunch. When you live in Southern California and are fortunate to have a plantain tree in...

SoCal Peach Cobbler

SoCal Peach Cobbler

In honor of National Peach Cobbler Day — and because today promises to be another cloudy, rainy SoCal Saturday [boo!] and a little peachy orange hue reminds me of our absent sunshine — I’m whipping up a cobbler version of our peach pie family fave!