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Meet your new favorite Gelato truck in Santa Monica

Written by Pauline Mikhail, Staff Writer Gelato may be the Italian word for ice cream, but it looks and tastes nothing like it. While ice cream, frozen yogurt, and other frozen treat shops are found in California, gelato shops usually aren’t, nonetheless gelato popsicles. Stickhouse Gelato is a new frozen treat shop that opened up in Santa Monica in 2015. The founders, the Sottile family, originally opened The Stickhouse Gelato in Torino, Italy, otherwise known as Turin in English, in 1972. The family began to make and serve the gelato out of a small storefront. As a little boy, Vincenzo Sottile never dreamed he would one day grow his family’s gelato empire and have more than 80 stores located in 16 countries. In 2006, Sottile did not want to sacrifice the freshness and quality of gelato, so he designed and developed La Ghiacciola, “The Icicle,” which is an innovative machine that uses micro-crystallization to produce an intensely flavorful gelato using only natural ingredients. Since opening a Stickhouse Gelato shop in America, they have offered the …

Bringing South L.A. what it deserves with love

Written by Estefani Alarcon, Staff Writer Driving south on Vermont Avenue is nothing special until your eyes drift to a colorful building that stands out amongst others. They are dull compared to the green, grey and orange building with the With Love Market & Café sign right in the middle. The curiosity builds and you need answers. What was once a costume storage for a Hollywood studio is now the light at the end of the tunnel providing healthy food options for the West Adams community. With Love Market & Café opened on March 14, 2016. Their grand opening answered prayers for those who travel more than 7 miles for an affordable, organic grocery store. As you walk in, you’re welcomed in thirteen different languages by a sign on the floor. There are food icons on every section of the market for people to visually see what they are looking for–language not being a barrier. The founder, Andrew McDowell, lived in the neighborhood and had to repeatedly travel far to have access to healthy food. …