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Johnny Chingas

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Johnny Chingas

Born in Chihuahua, Mexico, Raul Garcia, better known as Johnny Chingas came to the United States when he was a child and began playing music in junior high school. He played a variety of instruments, including saxophone, piano, bass and vibraphone. After graduation from Glendale's Hoover High School in 1956, Garcia formed Rudy Garcia & the Imperials, which recorded many Latin and rock 'n' roll singles on Garcia's own label, Katinga Records. Later, Garcia renamed his label Billionaire Records and wrote and produced his own material. He recorded about a dozen albums and toured the Southwest, Central and South America...

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California Gov. Jerry Brown signs overhaul of bail system, saying now 'rich and poor alike are treated fairly'

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California Gov. Jerry Brown signs overhaul of bail system, saying now 'rich and poor alike are treated fairly'

California Gov. Jerry Brown has championed legislation and ballot measures downgrading drug crimes, expanding chances of early release for prisoners and easing punishment for juvenile offenders. On Tuesday, he ushered in one of the most sweeping criminal justice reforms of his administration, signing a bill abolishing the state’s current money bail system, and replacing it with one that grants judges greater power to decide who should remain incarcerated ahead of trial. The legislation virtually eliminates the payment of money as a condition of release. Under last-minute changes to the proposal, judges will have greater power to decide which people are...

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Kalm One X Unauthorizedink collaboration interview

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Kalm One X Unauthorizedink collaboration interview

Had the great honor to have a dope ass lettering beast do us a design for our company. Unauthorized Ink. Don't forget to follow him. All the necessary information is at end of interview. Thanks again to our brother Kalm One for giving us the opportunity to be graced with some artwork for a design.   UI- Who is Kalm One? Kalm One- Kalm One is a graffiti writer and tattooer, but most of important, a family man. UI- Where is Kalm One from? Kalm One- I was born in Guatemala in Central America. From there we moved with my...

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Wedding Photographer Shares A Ridiculously Simple Photography Trick And The Results Are Stunning

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Wedding Photographer Shares A Ridiculously Simple Photography Trick And The Results Are Stunning

Wedding Photographer Shares A Ridiculously Simple Photography Trick And The Results Are Stunning If you haven’t yet mastered the inner workings of a camera, simple photography tricks can help you a great deal. Recently, wedding photographer Mathias Fast has shared a zero-budget hack how to improve your portraits by adding reflections, and it will take every beginner’s shots to a whole new level. The secret is simple. A phone screen. Using it as a reflective surface, people can easily get rid of undesired elements entering the frame or add intrigue to a simple composition. Scroll down to check out how...

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$100,000 Vs. $45: The Differences Paid to the Photographers Behind These Microsoft Windows Images

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$100,000 Vs. $45: The Differences Paid to the Photographers Behind These Microsoft Windows Images

You’re no doubt familiar with these two images since both have served as stock photos placed on every Windows computer. However, the huge difference in the payday for their respective photographers may surprise you. “Bliss,” the photo of a blue sky and green field taken somewhere in the middle of the Napa and Sonoma counties in California, January 1996, was shot by Charles O’Rear. His photo was picked as the default wallpaper for Microsoft XP after being spotted through the Westlight stock photo agency, which had just been purchased by Bill Gates’ Corbis.   Bliss by Charles O'Rear Although the exact sum...

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