2019-08-01

Big Omega Salmon Burgers

From "Cooking with Cristina"

Serves 4 1 pound salmon, deboned, skin removed, and chopped into small pieces ¾ cup mayonnaise 1 cup Panko breadcrumbs ½ cup finely chopped celery ½ medium red bell pepper, seeded and chopped small ¼ cup finely diced white onion 2 scallions, white and light green parts, finely diced 2 jalapeños chiles, one diced small, one sliced into rounds 1 […]

Roasted Butternut Squash Soup with Balsamic Surprise!

From "Cooking with Cristina"

“I love making this velvety soup in the fall. It’s filling and satisfying, and my home smells like the holidays because of all the simmering spices. My kids remember how I insisted on Halloween that they first have a warm bowl of soup before we went trick-or-treating. Butternut squash is low in fat and rich in dietary fiber, making it […]

Green Monster Power Booster

When afternoon hunger strikes, Cristina is prepared. “I am committed to staying strong and healthy, so my choice is to make this delicious and good for you power-boosting smoothie. It gives me just the kick I need to continue on with my day, feeling strong and in control. This smoothie is great for breakfast too. I see green and automatically […]

Ganache Tart with Coconut Crust

From "Food for Thought"

Makes 14-16 slices Coconut crust . cup coconut oil ¼ cup brown rice syrup 2 cups shredded coconut 1 Tbsp. raw cacao powder Preheat the oven to 350º. In a saucepan, melt coconut oil and brown rice syrup. Remove from heat and add the shredded coconut and cacao powder. Mix well. Press the mixture into the bottom and ¼” up […]

2019-08-01 E-Edition

Striking a chord

This professional arranger, composer and conductor is leading a new generation of performers

Hearing someone call themself a professional musician usually conjures images of studios and stage lights, and raises the question: “Have I heard any of your songs on the radio?” But there’s a whole class of talented professionals who get overshadowed by the Adeles of the world, and many of them won’t be found in the Top 40: classical musicians. Westlake […]

Full ‘STEAM’ Ahead

Kids’ science, tech, engineering, art and math toys that encourage learning powered by play

Not all heroes wear capes

This CEO is breaking barriers for women in technology


Michelle Wilner is like a digital superhero, battling virtual villains hell-bent on infiltrating the websites and web applications of companies around the world. As the Newbury Park-based CEO and co-founder of Virtis—a cybersecurity company—she helps shield government organizations, hospitals, financial institutions, law firms and retailers from costly data breaches. Virtis was established in New Zealand in 2008 and expanded to […]

Getting artsy in DTLA

Exploring the color and creativity of downtown Los Angeles’ ever-changing Arts District

Change seems to be an omnipresent force in the eastern corridor connecting downtown L.A. to the Los Angeles River. Known as the Arts District, the neighborhood’s 52 square blocks have witnessed over a century of turbulence, transformation and growth that continues through present-day. Had you wandered into this district in 1886, you would have been met with a bucolic scene […]

School spirit!

Readers let their school colors fly