Lonnie Dominguez, a 26 year old San Fernando Valley native, joined the Valley Star as a staff reporter in the Spring of 2017 .He quickly built a reputation as a reliable, solid writer who could be counted on in a pinch. In addition to journalism, his studies have focused on sociology and political science; ultimately he plans to create an independent news outlet..his journalistic influences include; Edward Murrow, Ruben Salazar, Hunter S. Thompson, Walter Cronkite, Anderson Cooper, Laura Ling, and Jamali Maddix.