Incumbent Candidates Expected to Win

Chris Rodd, Staff Writer

October 31, 2012

Filed under Opinion

Unless you’ve been in a cave the past year or so, you know its election season, with President Barack Obama running against Mitt Romney. As important as the presidential race is, a number of important and close local races are...

Biden Comes Out Ahead in VP Debates

Sal Polcino, El Vaquero Staff Writer

October 17, 2012

Filed under Opinion

Heading into a four-game series down 0 – 1, Vice President Joe Biden needed to score big to bring the Democrats back into the race. He did just that, dominating the debate against Rep. Paul Ryan, R-Wis. Unlike Jim Lehrer in...

Obama Fares Poorly in First Debate

Anthony “Sal” Polcino, Staff Writer

October 17, 2012

Filed under Opinion

In the first of three scheduled presidential debates, critics and analysts from both major political parties chalked one up in the win column for Republican candidate Mitt Romney. Romney and President Barack Obama met Oct....

Of Tigers and Tax Initiatives

Angel Silva, Managing Editor

September 20, 2012

Filed under Editorial, Opinion

American writer Frank Stockton is best known for his fable “The Lady and the Tiger,” in which a man is sentenced to a unique punishment for having an affair with a king’s daughter: he is given two doors, and behind either...

Column: Let Them Have Licenses

Tex Wells, El Vaquero Staff Writer

June 7, 2012

Filed under Opinion

Let’s cut to the chase: Illegal immigrants should be allowed to obtain driver’s licenses in California. Los Angeles Chief of Police Charlie Beck announced his support of driver’s licenses for illegal immigrants during...

Editorial Commended

Wendy Grove, Public Information Coordinator

May 24, 2012

Filed under Letter to the Editor, Opinion

I just wanted to say that I loved your editorial in the current El Vaquero. There is a lot of crazy legislation being proposed in several states against women (forced trans-vaginal ultrasounds for example) and it is quite alarming....

TV Gives Feature Film a Run for its Money

Evan Ramirez, El Vaquero Staff Writer

May 23, 2012

Filed under Opinion

For years, when a movie star took a job in television he or she was looked down upon. Taking a role on television could end up killing their career on the silver screen entirely. However, in recent years, the landscape of entertainment...

Opinion: Facebook Hinders Real-World Networking

Tatevik Manucharyan, El Vaquero Staff Writer

May 8, 2012

Filed under Editorial, Opinion

“To make the world more open and connected” is Facebook’s mission, as stated on its web page. Indeed, it has succeeded in making connection an easy and effortless task, and in the process, has reduced friendship to a wall...

The Cannabis Question: Should Marijuana be Legalized?

Tex Wells, El Vaquero Staff Writer

May 8, 2012

Filed under Editorial, Opinion

The writing is on the wall and it has been there for quite a while now: marijuana’s time has come. Everybody but President Obama and the pope have spoken up for it. Well, almost everybody. The list of supporters in...

Armenian Youth Groups Raise Funds for Protest

Catherine Yesayan, El Vaquero Guest Columnist

April 25, 2012

Filed under Opinion

Watching television to avoid the unusually heavy rains of March 25, I came across a fundraising program on one of the Glendale local Armenian channels. It was a telethon organized by Unified Young Armenians (UYA) to raise money...

Republicans: The Message is Misogyny

Jessica Bourse, Editor-in-Chief

April 25, 2012

Filed under Editorial

Let’s play a game of word association. When you see the word “Republican,” what words come to mind? Perhaps fiscally conservative, right-wing, traditional, Ronald Reagan, religious.... What about misogynistic? It’s...

Revival Theaters Offer Classic Entertainment at Bargain Prices

Evan Ramirez, El Vaquero Staff Writer

April 25, 2012

Filed under Opinion

Chain theaters just can’t compare to the experience of watching a film in a revival house — sitting down in a theater that oozes history and being surrounded by fellow classic film lovers. From the welcoming theater size...

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