Saturday, September 22

Food Truck Junkie: Food trucks serve good grub at low prices

Growing up in the thriving foodie culture of San Francisco, I have always had a deep personal connection with food. Since the age of 8, when I ordered rack of lamb instead of a burger, I have been obsessed with food. But one thing that has always disappointed me is the exclusivity of many restaurants. Whether it is not allowing people into an establishment because of their attire (no shirt, no shoes, no service), or charging ridiculous prices for minuscule portions, the amount of excluding factors makes it hard for people to try new things.

During my first year of college, my sister sent me a link to the now famous Kogi truck, a mobile kitchen serving a fusion of Korean and Mexican cuisine at surprisingly affordable prices. During my first year of college, my sister sent me a link to the now famous Kogi truck, a mobile kitchen serving a fusion of Korean and Mexican cuisine at surprisingly affordable prices. Ever since then, I've had a fascination with food trucks.

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UCLA vocal studies Professor Vladimir Chernov stars in quintet "Nocturnes" with alumni

UCLA Professor Vladimir Chernov On Sept. 26, music faculty and alumni of UCLA will be featured in the world premier production of the voice and string quintet “Nocturnes.” It will be the first of seven different productions premiering at the Dilijan Chamber Music Series at Zipper Concert Hall in downtown Los Angeles.

“Nocturnes” is an original composition by UCLA's Ian Krouse, a professor of theory and composition. “Nocturnes” is not only centered off of Armenian poetry but will also be performed in the same language. UCLA alum David Parmeter takes the stage as bassist and expressed his desire to better understand the language.

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Chew on this: Bibigo

Opening night at Bibigo restaurant proved to be a venture into unknown food territory for the likes of my palette. However, I soon discovered the appeal of Korean food and can say I'm the newest member of the fan club. With build-your-own dishes that allow for flavorful customization, Bibigo is Westwood's latest quick-stop for Korean cuisine. Here's a look at some of the savory selections that didn't make the paper and see just how long it takes for your mouth to stop watering too.

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Frugal fashion tips: make your own acid wash jeans

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Denim never gets old. And considering that it's basically always summer in Los Angeles, every California girl needs a pair of cute, jean shorts. Plus, Katy Perry is singing about it, so I guess that means we have to live up to our name.

Homemade bleached jeans are a perfect way to get that unique summer look without having to spend much, or any, money. And, better yet, they're extremely versatile- pair them with a tank top and flip-flops for a casual look, or dress them up with a blazer or leather jacket and flats or boots. Here's a step-by-step guide on how to get your perfect summer shorts:

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