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  • April 23, 2015 Issue

    admin
    23 Apr 2015 | 1:41 pm
  • Wife of Slain Bell Gardens Mayor Indicted on Voluntary Manslaughter Charge

    Editor
    23 Apr 2015 | 1:06 pm
    The wife of slain Bell Gardens Mayor Daniel Crespo Sr. pleaded not guilty Thursday to a grand jury indictment charging her with voluntary manslaughter for his shooting death last fall. The grand jury indictment was unsealed Thursday against Lyvette Crespo, 43, who allegedly shot her husband three times in the right side of the chest […]
  • Firefighters Put Out Fire at Vernon Business

    admin
    23 Apr 2015 | 12:51 pm
    Vernon firefighters helped by the Los Angeles County Fire Department battled a fire inside a wholesale electronic supply warehouse in Vernon, authorities said. The blaze inside Hometronix at 3009 Bandini Blvd. was reported at 1:06 a.m. Wednesday, according to a Vernon Fire Department dispatcher. It took firefighters two hours to extinguish the blaze. What caused […]
  • Man Killed in Shooting Identified

    admin
    23 Apr 2015 | 12:48 pm
    Authorities Wednesday identified a knife-wielding man who was killed in an officer-involved shooting in Lincoln Heights. The shooting occurred at 4:17 p.m Tuesday in the 3400 block of Manitou Avenue, said Officer Jack Richter of the Los Angeles Police Department’s Media Relations Section. No officers were hurt. Luis Martinez, 35, of Los Angeles died at […]
  • Students Splashed with Diesel Fuel

    admin
    23 Apr 2015 | 12:46 pm
    Seven fifth-graders on an outing with classmates were taken to hospitals to be examined Tuesday after diesel fuel splashed on them when a school bus became disabled by a mechanical problem. The bus driver pulled onto the right shoulder of the northbound Glendale (2) Freeway near the interchange with the Foothill (210) Freeway about 10:30am […]
 
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    Wave Newspapers

  • Judge orders city to release video of LAPD arrest

    Wave Wire Services
    27 Apr 2015 | 6:15 pm
    LOS ANGELES — A federal judge Monday ordered the Los Angeles City Attorney’s Office to turn over the raw video footage of a police officer allegedly using excessive force during an arrest last fall. In her one-page order, U.S. Magistrate Judge Alicia G. Rosenberg directed that footage of the Oct. 16 incident involving Clinton Alford Jr. and Officer Richard Garcia be given to Alford’s attorney, Caree Harper, by noon Wednesday. “Today a judge validated my client’s right to have a copy of the raw video footage of the brutal beating that included him being kicked and hit by…
  • Bell Gardens High band receives foundation donation

    Wave Staff
    27 Apr 2015 | 5:50 pm
    MONTEBELLO — Clarinets, saxophones, cymbals, piccolos, guitars and an electric keyboard are among the musical instruments and accessories donated to Bell Gardens High School by the Mr. Holland’s Opus Foundation, a Montebello Unified School District spokesperson said. The nonprofit organization awarded the Bell Gardens High music program instruments valued at almost  $42,000, as part of its “Keeping Music Alive in Our Schools” campaign. Foundation members visiting Bell Gardens High School said they were impressed with the dedication and tutelage of music instructor Frank Rico, as well…
  • Downey honors former Mayor Bob Winningham

    Arnold Adler, Staff Writer
    27 Apr 2015 | 5:36 pm
    DOWNEY — Most area cities reorganize and choose a new mayor once a year, honoring the official stepping down for past services. But for former Mayor Bob Winningham, who served in 2000-01, it took almost 15 years to receive some accolades. Winningham, who served on the City Council from 1998 to 2002, received a certificate of recognition April 14 from current Mayor Luis Marquez and a number of past mayors who recalled some of the accomplishments of the former official, who served one term before moving from the city for business purposes. “We sometimes forget things people do,” said…
  • Montebello students receive bilingual program scholarships

    Wave Staff
    27 Apr 2015 | 5:31 pm
    MONTEBELLO — Two Montebello Unified School District students who have overcome challenges in their lives have been awarded $500 scholarships for excellence in bilingual education, thanks in large part to the guidance of district staff and strong district programs that promote academics and a global worldview, a district spokesperson said. Schurr High School senior Miguel Rios earned the Shelly Spiegel-Coleman Scholarship and Vail High School senior Miguel Perez Inclán earned the Daniel Carlos Herrera Memorial Scholarship from the Los Angeles County Bilingual Directors’ Association, which…
  • ROP students win medals at county competition

    Wave Staff
    27 Apr 2015 | 5:27 pm
    MONTEBELLO — Six students from the Montebello Unified School District’s Regional Occupational Program are being recognized for their showing during this year’s Los Angeles County Office of Education Outstanding Student Recognition Competition, which showcases career skills in subjects ranging from automotive technology to professional dance. The students — all nominated by their ROP teachers — took home one silver and five bronze medals from the contest held at Southern California Edison’s Energy Education Center in Irwindale. It featured more than 100 students from 23 ROP…
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    Daily Bruin

  • USAC Slates Set Signs Along Bruinwalk

    Conor Cusack
    28 Apr 2015 | 4:29 am
  • Q&A: Peter Sellars talks new UCLA project, art’s role in US politics

    Rebecca Sarvady
    28 Apr 2015 | 2:32 am
    Photographer Richard Ross spoke about his art in front of world arts and cultures/dance professor Peter Sellars’ students two years ago. For Sellars and many others, Ross’ work has sparked a series of conversations about criminal injustice in America. For the past several years, Ross has interviewed and photographed the lives of incarcerated youth in the United States. After traveling to hundreds of institutions across the country, he self-published a book in 2012, entitled “Juvenile In Justice,” and, in 2015, published a follow-up book of the same nature that focuses…
  • Q&A: Alum musician Julian Le talks about touring, life after UCLA

    Alisha Kapur
    28 Apr 2015 | 2:27 am
    At 3 years old, UCLA alumnus Julian Le began playing classical piano under the guidance of his parents. From then on, he played the instrument regularly, garnering gigs at churches and with his band around Los Angeles throughout his college career. Today, he has performed with artists such as Chris Brown, Childish Gambino and Kendrick Lamar. In December, Le joined R&B artist Jhené Aiko on her headlining North American tour. He will be part of Aiko’s band opening for J. Cole’s European summer tour in May. He will co-host and perform at a concert at The Lyric Theatre…
  • Web series trend ignites new possibilities for filmmakers, students

    Kelsey Rocha
    28 Apr 2015 | 2:23 am
    He was the oldest person at the YouTube Web series workshop by at least 30 years. He said he only understood one in four words used, and he said it was thrilling. Although UCLA alumnus Sam Ingraffia worked in the film and television industry for more than 35 years, the realm of Web series production was uncharted territory. In the 10 years since YouTube’s inception, the Google-owned video-sharing site has amassed more than 1 billion users, with more than 300 hours of new video content uploaded every minute. While the medium is a forum for posting rant videos, embarrassing moments and…
  • Submission: USAC slates should focus on affecting change, not party politics

    Aurelia Friedman
    28 Apr 2015 | 2:19 am
    The Undergraduate Students Association Council is supposed to be a place to affect change and create a good experience for all students. It is supposed to be inclusive. It is supposed to be inviting. It is supposed to be a positive and enriching environment. I ran for USAC external vice president with the Bruins United slate last year to make the office more independent and inclusive. After I lost, I realized the flaw in that logic. As long as I was preaching my slate’s mantra, I was being neither independent nor inclusive. This is especially true because neither slates’ mission…
 
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    CBS Los Angeles

  • ‘American In Paris,’ ‘Fun Home’ Get A Leading 12 Tony Noms

    cbskapost
    28 Apr 2015 | 7:09 am
    NEW YORK (AP) — The musicals “An American in Paris” and “Fun Home” each received a leading 12 Tony Award nominations on Tuesday, showing two very different sides of this Broadway season. One side is sunny — the dance-heavy stage adaptation of the 1951 musical film choreographed by Gene Kelly — and the other moody — the dark show based on Alison Bechdel’s coming of age graphic novel about her closeted and suicidal dad. The best new play category will include the candidates “Wolf Hall, Parts One & Two,” ”Hand to…
  • LASD Seeks Public’s Help To Locate Evidence In Murder Investigation Of Newborn

    lmeltzerkcbs
    28 Apr 2015 | 6:58 am
    LOS ANGELES (CBSLA.com) — Detectives Tuesday continued their investigation into the death of a dismembered infant that was found in South Los Angeles. Deputies from the South Los Angeles Sheriff’s Station were sent to the 1500 block of West 104th Street around 10:05 a.m. Saturday for report of suspicious circumstances, according to the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department. Upon their arrival, deputies learned from the homeowner that human remains were discovered. Homicide detectives and the Los Angeles County Department of Coroner confirmed the remains were human at the…
  • Josh Rubenstein’s Weather Forecast (April 28)

    lmeltzerkcbs
    28 Apr 2015 | 6:37 am
    STUDIO CITY (CBSLA.com) — An off-shore flow remains in place, but we don’t have to worry about winds. The high pressure and northerly flow will keep us warm today and Wednesday. Expect temps to drops only a degree or two each day. We will be watching for the return of the marine layer because that will be the weather factor to really cool us down. By this weekend, look for temperatures to hit closer to average levels. Aside from some marine layer drizzle, it will be dry for the extended forecast.
  • LAPD Working To Help Man Threatening To Jump From 50-Foot Tree In Downtown LA

    vabergland
    28 Apr 2015 | 6:15 am
    http://media.losangeles.cbslocal.com/CBSLA_20150428084711063AA.mp4 LOS ANGELES (CBSLA.com) — Los Angeles Police Department officers Tuesday were trying to talk a man down from a 50-foot tree in downtown LA after he threatened to jump. Police responded around 12:35 a.m. to 6th and San Pedro streets. Officers were on scene trying to convince him to safely come down. No further details were released.
  • California Drought Water-Reduction Mandates Set For Revision

    vabergland
    28 Apr 2015 | 5:30 am
    LOS ANGELES (AP) — State water regulators are set to release on Tuesday an updated plan for conservation during the drought after their previous water-use reduction targets have come under fire from some local water departments. The mandates for water savings by the State Water Resources Control Board are in response to Gov. Jerry Brown‘s order to slash statewide water use in cities and communities by 25 percent compared with 2013. The board is expected to formally adopt the regulations next week. “This is an issue of everyone getting prepared for the longer haul,” said…
 
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    Los Angeles Business News - Local Los Angeles News | Los Angeles Business from bizjournals

  • Wage theft bill proposed by California state senate leader

    Allen Young
    28 Apr 2015 | 7:38 am
    Senate leader Kevin de León is carrying legislation that would give California’s Labor Commissioner new tools to go after employers who fail to pay their workers. The legislation would require businesses with outstanding judgments involving unpaid wages to post a “wage bond” of $150,000. If the business does not purchase the bond, the Labor Commissioner would have new power to file a lien against the employer’s property. The law would target the employer’s property as a way to discourage…
  • In a boom, workplace deaths in California rise

    Allen Young
    28 Apr 2015 | 7:37 am
    The number of Californians who died at work rose slightly in 2013 from the prior year. Officials at the California Department of Industrial Relations attribute the increase to more people working under a rebounding economy. Workplace deaths increased by nearly 6 percent from 2012 to 2013, to approximately 396 fatalities, according to new data from the department. “This data is a clear reminder that we still have some work to do in the area of prevention,” department director Christine Baker…
  • Tesla's Musk, taking cue from Apple's Jobs, prepares an unveiling

    Gina Hall
    28 Apr 2015 | 7:37 am
    Invites went out for Tesla Motors Inc.'s big event Thursday just outside of Los Angeles. Didn’t get one? No worries, because we have a preview. The invitation to Tesla’s press event at its Hawthorne, California headquarters is stark white and teases “the missing piece” with a faint outline of a white box, as noted by the Verge. The coy nature of the summons smacks of past Apple press invites, which only alluded to the iPhone-maker’s latest launch. Tesla CEO Elon Musk is an Apple enthusiast,…
  • ​Paramount giving 'Selma' DVDs to every U.S. high school

    28 Apr 2015 | 6:43 am
    Paramount Pictures Corp. is sending every high school in the nation, both public and private, a free DVD of its Oscar-nominated film, “Selma.” The move is an extension of Paramount’s “ Selma for Students” initiative, which included free theatrical showings of the film to more than 300,000 students. “The response from students and teachers to our ‘Selma for Students’ initiative was overwhelmingly positive and we are delighted to be extending the campaign,” said Megan Colligan,…
  • ​Mattel, Warner, DC Comics team on Super Hero Girls

    28 Apr 2015 | 6:42 am
    It’s been a long-held notion that boys like superheroes, but now girls can leap beyond Barbie and get a piece of their own action too. Mattel, Warner Bros. and DC Entertainment are joining forces to launch a line of toys, digital content, books and other products aimed at girls featuring Wonder Women, Supergirl, Batgirl and other female superheroes. Beginning this fall 2015, the companies will unveil DC Comics’ line-up of female characters, featured as “relatable teens,” across multiple…
 
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    Music/rss

  • Talk in Tongues Were Born in the '90s, But Their Sound Is Pure '80s Shoegaze

    28 Apr 2015 | 5:30 am
    The crowd is thick surrounding Bardot's stage. Onlookers stand close as Talk in Tongues whip through one psychedelic pop jam after the next. It might seem as though the band has been playing its big-guitar, harmony-heavy tunes since the shoegaze wave of the late 1980s and early '90s, but that...
  • The Owner of Canter's Deli Has a Plan to Reunite Guns N' Roses

    28 Apr 2015 | 5:00 am
    I think about the possibility of the Appetite for Destruction lineup reuniting more often than I think about many of my dead relatives. So pop-culture website Uproxx’s three-part mini-documentary, One Man's Plan to Reunite Guns N' Roses, grabbed my fascination by its imaginary leather pants within seven opening seconds: A mid-'80s clip...
  • What Happens When Rabid Concertgoers Get Old?

    28 Apr 2015 | 4:00 am
    Ten years ago, if I made a trip to the Smell, I would have made a detour or two to pick up friends. We would have searched for the last remaining parking spot near a street light, walked to the club huddled in a group and met up with a...
  • Snoop Dogg-Backed Weed Delivery Is Coming to Los Angeles

    28 Apr 2015 | 3:30 am
    While riding Uber, a thought may have crossed your mind. Why not combine a weed delivery with vehicles and drivers flexible enough to serve all kinds of destinations? Snoop Dogg and others are aiming to make that dream come true. The rap star is now a contributing investor in new...
  • This Fake FYF Flyer Proves It's Not That Hard for Festivals to Book More Women

    27 Apr 2015 | 5:15 am
    These days, in most genres of music — especially rock, as demonstrated by last year's wildly successful, female-focused Burger a-Go-Go festival —  women are just as active as men. So why are so many major music festivals still big, hairy bro-fests? The sausage party effect was cleverly illustrated in a...
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    Deadline

  • David Krumholtz Comedy ‘Gigi’s Bucket List’ Gets Series Order By IFC

    Nellie Andreeva
    28 Apr 2015 | 7:20 am
    IFC has greenlighted comedy series Gigi's Bucket List, starring David Krumholtz. The eight half-hour episodes will shoot this June in Los Angeles for a premiere later this year. Gertrude Rotblum, aka "Gigi," just lost her beloved husband Harold, but has gained a new lease on life with the help of an unknown bank account discovered in his will. With her dead husband's secret millions, this 76-year-old yenta with a heart of gold and a razor-sharp tongue sets out to…
  • Evan Handler To Topline CIA-Set Digital Series ‘The Analyst’

    Denise Petski
    28 Apr 2015 | 7:15 am
    Evan Handler (Californication) is set to star in a 10-episode digital series produced by Cinelan and veteran film producer Barbara DeFina, set inside the CIA’s terrorism finance tracking unit. Based on an original story by screenwriter J.D. Zeik, The Analyst stars Handler as Kevin Mercer, a CIA analyst targeted by an unknown enemy as he navigates the increasingly murky, dangerous world of financial espionage. The series is comprised of ten eight-minute real-time episodes…
  • British Plays, American Tuners Split 2015 Tony Nominations; ‘Fish,’ ‘Neverland’ Blanked

    Jeremy Gerard
    28 Apr 2015 | 6:10 am
    UPDATE 3: Updates throughout with major races, with quote from nominee Helen Mirren. UPDATE 2: Complete list of nominees, below: UPDATE: More nominees, below: The National Theatre of Great Britain’s ingenious adaptation of The Curious Incident Of The Dog In The Night-Time and a revival of David Hare’s end-of-the-affair romance
  • YouTube Backs Movies, Series With AwesomenessTV, Four Of Its Biggest Stars

    David Bloom
    28 Apr 2015 | 6:00 am
    Faced with stiffening demand for its home-grown stars from online competitors and traditional media, YouTube said it will back original series by four of its best-known creators, including the Fine Brothers, Prank vs. Prank, Joey Graceffa and SMOSH. The Google subsidiary will also partner with DreamWorks Animation-owned AwesomenessTV to create “several” films featuring YouTube stars over the next two years. Together, the deals mark a significant shift in approach for…
  • Maker Studios Will Develop Online Videos With Marvel And Other Disney Units

    David Lieberman
    28 Apr 2015 | 6:00 am
    Like other digital video providers, Maker Studios is using its NewFront presentation in New York this morning to introduce new shows. But the short-form content specialist is especially eager to highlight its alliances — including with parent Disney, advertiser data services, and celebs such as designer Rachel Zoe, actress Taryn Southern, comedian Lisa Schwartz, and web-series star Meghan Camarena (a/k/a Strawburry17). Maker will team with Disney-owned Marvel to develop…
 
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    Los Angeles Magazine

  • The Best Quotes from The L.A. Times Book Festival

    Ruth Madievsky
    28 Apr 2015 | 7:14 am
    Around 150,000 people attended The Los Angeles Times Festival of Books on USC’s campus earlier this month. Between the readings, panels, discount book tents and food trucks, it was easy to get over-stimulated. With so many incredible authors flocking to one place, deciding which events to attend was, to say the least, a struggle. We present you with some pearls from our favorite panels: (On why she chose to write Citizen: An American Lyric in the second person) “When you’re talking about minorities, you’re talking about ‘the second person’.” Claudia Rankine, author of Citizen:…
  • Montage of Heck Presents a Stunningly Intimate Portrait of Kurt Cobain

    Theis Duelund
    28 Apr 2015 | 6:59 am
    Filmmaker Brett Morgen’s Montage of Heck, an intimate portrait of one of the most iconic figures of the nineties, Seattle grunge rocker Kurt Cobain, just ended a three day run at ArcLight Hollywood. The film premiers Monday on HBO. Montage of Heck, produced with the consent and participation of Cobain’s widow, Hole front woman Courtney Love, was screened in the Cinerama Dome where the advanced sound system did the film’s amazing soundtrack of Nirvana songs and interpretations of the bands music justice. As Morgen, who attended most of the weekend’s screenings put…
  • Race to Erase MS: Nancy Davis is Always Sprinting Towards a Cure

    Kari Mozena
    27 Apr 2015 | 5:31 pm
    It’s not everyone who can pull off a bright orange ball gown but it works on mega-MS fundraiser Nancy Davis. Davis held her 22nd annual (wow!) Race to Erase MS fundraiser on Friday night packing the Hyatt Regency Century Plaza from wall to wall with an energetic crowd. They were so buzzy that she could hardly get them to zip it when she hit the stage. Tommy Hilfiger bounced up there to receive an award. Hilfiger was given the award by his son and daughter. “I accept this on behalf of my sister who has had MS for 25 years,” he said. “She is great in spirit but she suffers.” His wife…
  • A Few Ideas On Where to Drive the Limited Edition Z06 Corvette

    Neal Broverman
    27 Apr 2015 | 3:55 pm
    Chevy is prepping the release of a faster Z06 Corvette, but only 500 models will hit the market this summer. Available in coupe and convertible, the Z06 comes with a 650-horsepower engine (200-HP is considered impressive) that is perfectly suited for racetracks and boulevards. But with a car like this, you don’t want to just be puttering on Wilshire. If you managed to get your hands on a Z06—pricing will be revealed next month—here’s where you should show it off: -The 405 at midnight, from Sherman Oaks to West L.A. Apple Pan is open until 1 a.m. on Friday and Saturday nights.
  • Watch the Finale of Mad Men With the Cast of Mad Men

    Theis Duelund
    27 Apr 2015 | 2:40 pm
    Mad Men may be a quintessential New York show, but fans of the series, which ends its run for good on May 17, are about to have a quintessential L.A. experience: Film Independent is producing a special live reading of a Mad Men manuscript as directed by Jason Reitman (Juno, Up in the Air, Young Adult) and starring a group of actors who—in keeping with Live Reads’ regular programming—won’t be revealed in advance. After the reading, which will take place at the Theatre at Ace Hotel downtown, show creator Matthew Weiner and a slew of cast members will sit down for a screening of the…
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    Los Angeles Magazine

  • The Best Quotes from The L.A. Times Book Festival

    Ruth Madievsky
    28 Apr 2015 | 7:14 am
    Around 150,000 people attended The Los Angeles Times Festival of Books on USC’s campus earlier this month. Between the readings, panels, discount book tents and food trucks, it was easy to get over-stimulated. With so many incredible authors flocking to one place, deciding which events to attend was, to say the least, a struggle. We present you with some pearls from our favorite panels: (On why she chose to write Citizen: An American Lyric in the second person) “When you’re talking about minorities, you’re talking about ‘the second person’.” Claudia Rankine, author of Citizen:…
  • Montage of Heck Presents a Stunningly Intimate Portrait of Kurt Cobain

    Theis Duelund
    28 Apr 2015 | 6:59 am
    Filmmaker Brett Morgen’s Montage of Heck, an intimate portrait of one of the most iconic figures of the nineties, Seattle grunge rocker Kurt Cobain, just ended a three day run at ArcLight Hollywood. The film premiers Monday on HBO. Montage of Heck, produced with the consent and participation of Cobain’s widow, Hole front woman Courtney Love, was screened in the Cinerama Dome where the advanced sound system did the film’s amazing soundtrack of Nirvana songs and interpretations of the bands music justice. As Morgen, who attended most of the weekend’s screenings put…
  • Race to Erase MS: Nancy Davis is Always Sprinting Towards a Cure

    Kari Mozena
    27 Apr 2015 | 5:31 pm
    It’s not everyone who can pull off a bright orange ball gown but it works on mega-MS fundraiser Nancy Davis. Davis held her 22nd annual (wow!) Race to Erase MS fundraiser on Friday night packing the Hyatt Regency Century Plaza from wall to wall with an energetic crowd. They were so buzzy that she could hardly get them to zip it when she hit the stage. Tommy Hilfiger bounced up there to receive an award. Hilfiger was given the award by his son and daughter. “I accept this on behalf of my sister who has had MS for 25 years,” he said. “She is great in spirit but she suffers.” His wife…
  • A Few Ideas On Where to Drive the Limited Edition Z06 Corvette

    Neal Broverman
    27 Apr 2015 | 3:55 pm
    Chevy is prepping the release of a faster Z06 Corvette, but only 500 models will hit the market this summer. Available in coupe and convertible, the Z06 comes with a 650-horsepower engine (200-HP is considered impressive) that is perfectly suited for racetracks and boulevards. But with a car like this, you don’t want to just be puttering on Wilshire. If you managed to get your hands on a Z06—pricing will be revealed next month—here’s where you should show it off: -The 405 at midnight, from Sherman Oaks to West L.A. Apple Pan is open until 1 a.m. on Friday and Saturday nights.
  • Watch the Finale of Mad Men With the Cast of Mad Men

    Theis Duelund
    27 Apr 2015 | 2:40 pm
    Mad Men may be a quintessential New York show, but fans of the series, which ends its run for good on May 17, are about to have a quintessential L.A. experience: Film Independent is producing a special live reading of a Mad Men manuscript as directed by Jason Reitman (Juno, Up in the Air, Young Adult) and starring a group of actors who—in keeping with Live Reads’ regular programming—won’t be revealed in advance. After the reading, which will take place at the Theatre at Ace Hotel downtown, show creator Matthew Weiner and a slew of cast members will sit down for a screening of the…
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    Entertainment Today

  • Sprout: The Audio Antidote to Too Much Choice

    BRAD AUERBACH
    26 Apr 2015 | 10:41 am
    The proliferation of choice wrought by the digital explosion has resulted in the pendulum understandably swinging back toward a realization that less is more. Sprout is an incredibly simple yet versatile amplifier that delivers the full promise of amazing sound without an exhausting range of features that deliver only diminishing returns. While not a complete ‘Back to Mono’ manifestation that probably only Phil Spector would endorse, the Sprout does not require you to give up all your current entertainment sources. In other words, you can use this elegantly designed unit with Bluetooth,…
  • John Wayne’s Odyssey Ball 2015 spotlights “True Grit” heroes

    MARGIE BARRON
    23 Apr 2015 | 12:31 pm
    J.R. Martinez and Gary Sinise (photo by VinceBucci) John Wayne would have been proud of all the heroes that were in the spotlight at the 30th annual John Wayne Cancer Institute Auxiliary’s Odyssey Ball. “We Can All Be Heroes” was the theme of the event, fitting for the honorees Gary Sinise and Dr. Maggie DiNome. Plus returning as the perfect host, Dancing With the Stars champ, actor, author, motivational speaker, and U.S. Army veteran J.R. Martinez, who certainly embodies The Duke’s idea of”True Grit.” In keeping with the evening’s heroic theme, Martinez told the…
  • Celebrities gather for fashion and beauty event

    MARGIE BARRON
    23 Apr 2015 | 12:19 pm
    Sue Wong Fashions (all photos by Margie Barron) Prior to this year’s MTV Movie Awards, celebrities and VIPs gathered at the Secret Room Events Style Lounge at the SLS Hotel and discovered the event benefited a special cause—Rock It 4 Reef. The Rock It 4 Reef charity was set up to help a little boy, Reef Carneson who at the tender age of six is bravely battling cancer. He has endured leukemia and a bone marrow transplant. He now suffers from Graft Versus Host Disease and skin cancer. Yet he still loves to dance to Pharrell’s “Happy” song. His parents moved from their…
  • CBS’ new Odd Couple a hit with Garry Marshall

    FRANK BARRON
    22 Apr 2015 | 10:49 am
      Garry Marshall   (photo by Margie Barron) Garry Marshall is keeping an eye on one of his favorite old shows. He’s an executive consultant on CBS’ sitcom reboot of the Neil Simon classic The Odd Couple. Marshall, the creator/producer/writer of The Odd Couple TV series starring Tony Randall and Jack Klugman, approves of the updated comedy starring Matthew Perry as the messy Oscar Madison and Thomas Lennon as neat-freak Felix Unger, who are forced to move in together. The series also stars Yvette Nicole Brown (Community), Wendell Pierce, and Lindsay Sloane. All appeared with…
  • Independent School Alliance & The Passion of the Opera

    MARCI WEINER
    16 Apr 2015 | 2:56 pm
    Established in 1985, the Independent School Alliance is an organization of 54 private, independent schools that endeavor to increase their diversity. To date students have received nearly $70 million in financial aid from member schools.  This year, Brian & Mira Lee received the Visionary Award from actress, and Honest Company Founder, Jessica Alba, who thanked Brian Lee for guiding her through the formation of her own company. And who could do better than the gentleman who created Legal Zoom and Shoe Dazzle? Conductor James Conlon, Woody Allen & Placido Domingo at LA Opera The…
 
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    Variety

  • Snapchat Taps CNN’s Peter Hamby as Head of News

    Todd Spangler
    28 Apr 2015 | 7:39 am
    Snapchat, the popular ephemeral-messaging service, has hired CNN national political Peter Hamby as head of news. A Snapchat rep confirmed Hamby’s hire, but declined to provide details on what he will exactly be doing at the company. “We are excited to have him join the team,” she said. Hamby joined CNN in 2005 as part... Read more »
  • IFC Orders David Krumholtz Drag Comedy ‘Gigi’s Bucket List’

    Cynthia Littleton
    28 Apr 2015 | 7:37 am
    IFC has given a series order to “Gigi’s Bucket List,” which features David Krumholtz in drag playing a newly rich 76-year-old widow. IFC has ordered eight episodes of the half-hour series, exec produced by Krumholtz and Tim Gibbons (“Curb Your Enthusiasm”) along with Grandma’s House Entertainment’s Ben Newmark and Dan Newmark, Ricky Mabe and Zach Golden.... Read more »
  • TV Review: ‘The Casual Vacancy’

    Brian Lowry
    28 Apr 2015 | 7:30 am
    Wrestling J.K. Rowling’s 500-page book into a three-hour miniseries flummoxes “The Casual Vacancy,” a project made with considerable ambition and lyricism, yet which feels scattered and unfocused. Rowling’s deviation from wizard-lit clearly had plenty on its mind, including class distinctions and social justice, but the screen version skims too lightly over an abundance of characters,... Read more »
  • Jaunt VR Launches Los Angeles-Based Virtual Reality Production Studio

    David S. Cohen
    28 Apr 2015 | 7:00 am
    Virtual reality tech company Jaunt VR is launching Jaunt Studios, a new division dedicated to creating live-action virtual reality experiences. The new studio will set up its first physical plant on the west side of Los Angeles, near other digital media companies. The company did not project how many people Jaunt Studios will eventually employ, but said... Read more »
  • Evan Handler to Star in CIA-Themed Digital Series

    Debra Birnbaum
    28 Apr 2015 | 7:00 am
    Evan Handler (“Californication”) is set to star in “The Analyst,” a digital serial being produced by Cinelan, about the CIA’s terrorism finance tracking unit. Barbara DeFina (“GoodFellas,” “You Can Count on Me”) will executive produce the project, which is based on an original story by screenwriter J.D. Zeik (“Ronin”). “The Analyst,” which will be ten eight-minute real-time... Read more »
 
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  • Dodgers keep home mojo working with win vs. Giants

    Earl Bloom and Chris Haft
    28 Apr 2015 | 12:23 am
    The Los Angeles Dodgers sustained a four-run outburst in Monday night's third inning and held on to extend their home winning streak to eight games with an 8-3 victory over the San Francisco Giants.
  • Pederson's pop, defense lead Dodgers to win

    Earl Bloom
    27 Apr 2015 | 11:30 pm
    Joc Pederson had the biggest moments Monday night at Dodger Stadium as the Dodgers finally won in their fourth try against the Giants this season, 8-3.
  • Tight side causes Dodgers' Crawford to exit early

    Earl Bloom
    27 Apr 2015 | 11:26 pm
    Dodgers left fielder Carl Crawford had to come out of Monday night's game vs. the Giants in the bottom of the third inning because of tightness in his right side.
  • Kershaw gets rematch with Bumgarner

    Earl Bloom
    27 Apr 2015 | 10:28 pm
    Ace left-handers Clayton Kershaw of the Dodgers and Madison Bumgarner of the Giants match up again Tuesday night at Dodger Stadium in the second game of a three-game series.
  • Dodgers' Urias whiffs career-high 10 for Tulsa

    Alex M. Smith
    27 Apr 2015 | 10:22 pm
    Julio Urias is just 18 years old, but the No. 2 Dodgers prospect (No. 8 overall) dominated in his start for Double-A Tulsa on Monday night. The lefty gave up just one hit and struck out 10 batters in six innings.
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    WordPress Tag: Los Angeles Angels

  • April 21, 2015 - UTR Pitcher Performances

    utrminorfinders
    22 Apr 2015 | 6:23 pm
    By Jim Brown   National League – Starters    LHP Nick Gonzalez (LoA Augusta – San Franci
  • Game Preview: Athletics At Angels

    Bobby Solorio
    22 Apr 2015 | 8:28 am
    (AP) – After struggling in his first two starts, Jered Weaver looked more like the pitcher who has led the league in victories in two of the last three seasons his last time out. A home start against the Oakland Athletics should help him see further improvement – and pick up his first win. A night after the Los Angeles Angels roughed up Oakland’s pitching staff, Weaver looks to continue his home dominance of the Athletics on Wednesday night. The Angels (6-8) totaled six runs and 16 hits during a three-game losing streak before collecting 15 hits in Tuesday’s 14-1…
  • Angels infielder smashes television screen with foul ball

    Nick Schwartz
    22 Apr 2015 | 8:15 am
    Gary A. Vasquez/USA TODAY Sports Angels second baseman Johnny Giavotella unintentionally destroyed a television monitor in the seventh inning of a blowout win Tuesday. Giavotella fouled the ball straight back, and it sailed in between two broadcasters, bounced off a wall and smashed the monitor. Your browser does not support iframes.
  • Scioscia: Hamilton close to reporting to spring camp

    Cyndee Maxwell
    22 Apr 2015 | 7:15 am
    Los Angeles Angels left fielder Josh Hamilton is close to reporting to extended spring training in Arizona. Hamilton, who has been recovering from surgery on Feb. 4 to repair the AC joint in his right shoulder, was visited by manager Mike Scioscia in Houston last week prior to the Angels’ weekend series with the Astros. Arbitrator Roberta Golick ruled April 3 that Hamilton cannot be disciplined under Major League Baseball’s drug agreement for his self-reported relapse into alcohol and cocaine use. Hamilton missed all of spring training, and will need time to get back into shape.
  • Angels blow out A's with 3-run HRs by Giavotella, Calhoun

    Cyndee Maxwell
    22 Apr 2015 | 6:29 am
    The Los Angeles Angels had a pretty easy time against Oakland pitching — until they faced first baseman Ike Davis. Johnny Giavotella hit a three-run homer, his first for the Angels after the second inning was extended by a replay review, and the defending AL West champions routed the Athletics 14-1 Tuesday night to end a three-game skid. Giavotella had a career-high four RBIs and Kole Calhoun tied a career-best with four hits, including a three-run homer. Giavotella was acquired in a trade from Kansas City in December and won the second base job in spring training after Howie Kendrick was…
 
 
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    Los Angeles Clippers

  • Game 5 Preview

    27 Apr 2015 | 4:58 pm
  • Top Five Plays Of The Week – 04/27/15

    27 Apr 2015 | 2:50 pm
    Some spectacular plays contributed to the Clippers triumphing over the Spurs on Sunday in San Antonio to even the series back up. The gems, however, weren’t just limited to one game. While the majority of last week’s top plays have to come from a Game 4 win in San Antonio, a couple Blake Griffin dunks from a tough loss earlier in the week were too special to go unnoticed.
  • Long Film Session Helped Turn Page For Game 4

    27 Apr 2015 | 11:52 am
    The Clippers didn’t run from a blowout Game 3 loss. They meticulously watched the entire performance, spending more than two hours in a film session prior to a bounce back Game 4 performance which couldn’t have gone much better. What they learned was as bad as Friday went, it wasn’t time to make an overhaul.
  • Livestream Video: Clippers vs. Spurs - Game 5 | 4/28/15

    26 Apr 2015 | 7:30 pm
  • Starters Say Austin Rivers Changed The Game Sunday

    26 Apr 2015 | 6:24 pm
    It all started with a bucket and a foul for Austin Rivers. Then came another basket, and another, as Rivers’ seven straight points early in the second quarter gave the Clippers the lead and were part of a series-high 16 points for the backup guard Sunday, who’s playing in the NBA playoffs for the first time in his career.
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    NELA Live

  • Save the Date! Next Second Saturday Art Night is May 9

    Cheryl Johnson
    26 Apr 2015 | 5:39 am
  • Open Houses for Sunday April 26, 2015, Northeast Los Angeles Real Estate

    Cheryl Johnson
    26 Apr 2015 | 5:19 am
    Open House Report with Photo Listings as of 04/26/15 at 5:13am Page 1 Listing # Price Address City Area Date Time Listing Office RESIDENTIAL 315003804 $2,088,800 2101 Estes Rd Los Angeles (City) Eagle Rock 04/26/15 2:00 pm - 5:00 pm Keller Williams Real Estate  Comment  Directions 315003837 $759,000 1916 Escarpa Dr Eagle Rock Eagle Rock 04/26/15 2:00 am - 5:00 pm John Aaroe Group Inc.  Comment  Directions Colorado Blvd east to Eagle Rock Blvd. South on Eagle Rock to Westdale. Turn left to Westdale (east) to Alumni, left (north) to Escarpa. 215005568 $679,900 4726 College View Ave Eagle…
  • OPEN HOUSE SUNDAY - Beautiful Monterey Hills Condo

    Cheryl Johnson
    25 Apr 2015 | 4:39 am
    OPEN HOUSE SUNDAY APRIL 26 1:00 - 4:00pm 5599 VIA MARISOL UNIT 229B Los Angeles, CA 90042 Offered for sale at $380,000 This stunning & exceptional Monterey Hills treasure boasts of 2 Bedrooms, 2 Baths with Gorgeous Views from LR, both BR's & Balcony and will dazzle you and your friends whenever you are there. Large Living Room, nice Dining Area, great Kitchen w/ Stove, Microwave, Dishwasher & Disposal; Plus a great laundry area w/ washer & dryer hook-ups in large hall closet. Beautiful Laminate Wood Flooring in LR, DA & both BR's. Some carpet is down but can…
  • Open House in Garvanza Sunday 4/26; 2:00 - 4:00PM

    Cheryl Johnson
    24 Apr 2015 | 4:33 am
    Open House Sunday 4/16/2015 2:00 - 400PM 834 North Avenue 63 Garvanza District of Highland Park Frances will be holding OPEN HOUSE this Sunday 4/26 2:00 - 4:00PM at 834 North Avenue 63 in GARZANVA. It's a truly charming two bedroom home with a studio/office behind the garage. For lease at $2,100 per month,
  • CALL FOR ARTISTS - POP-UP OPPORTUNITY

    Cheryl Johnson
    22 Mar 2015 | 5:38 am
    Date:  Saturday, April 11, 2015 Location:  5526 North Figueroa Street, Highland Park CA 90042 The SECOND SATURDAY of every month is ART GALLERY NIGHT in NORTHEAST LOS ANGELES. Established and pop-up art galleries, artist studios, businesses, shops and restaurants open their doors as the streets fill with shoppers, diners, patrons and interested pedestrians. At Bob Taylor Properties, on the SECOND SATURDAY of every month, we transform our office lobby into a POP-UP ART GALLERY displaying work by some of our neighborhood's most talented and creative artists, with LIVE MUSIC provided…
 
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    REW Blogs : Real Estate Webmasters Blogging Platform

  • Overview of Real Estate Market Analysis for Major Properties in Chennai And Bangalore

    carlharper9
    27 Apr 2015 | 12:50 am
    Over the long term, future of real estate market in Chennai looks promising as the city is emerging into a major automobile, IT and manufacturing hub of India. In terms of buyer interest, residential property sector in Chennai has experienced a significant improvement as developers are resorting to aggressive marketing. More enquiries are pouring in, translating into higher property sales. For instance, realty companies are getting maximum enquiries for properties in Sriperumpudur, Grand Southern Trunk (GST) Road and Porur. Even though high construction cost and land acquisition rates have…
  • Doctor Phillips Luxury Estate Homes

    myteamconnect
    26 Apr 2015 | 4:24 pm
    Doctor Phillips has always been a highly sought after community for buyers seeking luxury properties in Central Florida and the increase of these available estate homes for sale make them a prime time to purchase. Real estate is, and will always be, about supply and demand and the 63 Doctor Phillips Luxury homes presently on the market give potential buyers attractive leverage during negotiations landing a great deal. The real estate crash in 2007 and following 3 years saw property values fall as much as 40 percent and Doctor Phillips wasn't spared. While some market did not see a come back…
  • Freshen Up Your Furniture with Knitting

    andynew7
    26 Apr 2015 | 7:43 am
    Did you know that actually no one knows how old knitting is? We have absolutely no information about when did somebody come up with the idea to pick up two needles and create something beautiful from wool and silk. Even now it sounds a little bit unrealistic. The common belief is that the ancient Egyptians used this method to knit socks, and this is the oldest piece of clothing preserved, from the period in the range of 3rd and 5th century. Knitting was popular in the Arab world, and today we believe that we’ve copied this skill from them back in the time of the Crusaders, and from the year…
  • Successful Real Estate Selling Strategies

    andynew7
    24 Apr 2015 | 1:01 am
    One of the hardest things in life is to sell real estate you own. Not so much because you are maybe emotionally attached to it, but because there are a lot of factors you need to think about when doing so. Achieving the best price, advertising and renovating can sometimes give you a lot of headaches. We are here to help you keep stress to the minimum and give you a few of advices on how to sell it successfully. Make it look nice The first impression buyer is going to get is the most important thing and you won’t get the second chance for it. Make sure the potential buyer is swept from his…
  • How to Properly Present Your Real Estate to Potential Buyers

    andynew7
    23 Apr 2015 | 3:49 pm
    If you are planning to sell your real estate, you simply cannot present it in its current state, unless it is spotless. Actually, you could do that, but it would be such an unreasonable decision, since its price would instantly fall by at least 20% and all of this because you were too lazy to tidy it up a bit or simply unaware of the importance of preparing your home for selling. In this article you will find many useful tips regarding this subject and, hopefully, you will sell your house for the good price. Basics Believe it or not, you will not have to do anything too demanding, but only…
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    The Disney Blog

  • Tokyo Disney Resort announces large expansion, including Frozen land

    John Frost
    28 Apr 2015 | 4:13 am
    The Oriental Land Company, announced several themed developments to be added to the two parks of the Tokyo Disney Resort. For Tokyo Disneyland, two areas within Fantasyland will be redeveloped to concepts from Disney’s Beauty & The Beast and Alice in Wonderland. Tokyo Disney Sea will welcome Arendelle with its...Follow The Disney Blog on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, YouTube, and Feedly. Tokyo Disney Resort announces large expansion, including Frozen land originally posted on The Disney Blog - Disney News and Information -- by fans, for fans . If you're reading this on a different…
  • Disney’s Descendants Trailer arrives

    John Frost
    28 Apr 2015 | 1:05 am
    Disney’s “Descendants” arrives this summer as new Disney Channel Original Movie. The first trailer for the new movie gets us an extended look at the contemporary world that’s created when the children of heroes and villains encounter each other in a school setting. Okay, that looks suitably campy for a...Follow The Disney Blog on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, YouTube, and Feedly. Disney’s Descendants Trailer arrives originally posted on The Disney Blog - Disney News and Information -- by fans, for fans . If you're reading this on a different site, please click…
  • Best Food of EPCOT Flower & Garden Festival 2015

    John Frost
    28 Apr 2015 | 12:35 am
    When you think of America and food, great Barbecue will always rise to the top of the list. So it makes sense that the America Pavilion at EPCOT’s Flower & Garden Festival is focused on delivering a delicious sampling of regional BBQ. After tasting many of the food booths at...Follow The Disney Blog on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, YouTube, and Feedly. Best Food of EPCOT Flower & Garden Festival 2015 originally posted on The Disney Blog - Disney News and Information -- by fans, for fans . If you're reading this on a different site, please click the above link to read the…
  • Magic Kingdom Plaza / Hub Construction Update – April 2015

    John Frost
    28 Apr 2015 | 12:05 am
    The Hub, or Central Plaza, of Walt Disney World’s Magic Kingdom is in the middle of a major makeover that will bring a lush garden like setting with more room for viewing parades and fireworks. There will also be new permanent stage lighting and control booths along with outdoor vending...Follow The Disney Blog on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, YouTube, and Feedly. Magic Kingdom Plaza / Hub Construction Update – April 2015 originally posted on The Disney Blog - Disney News and Information -- by fans, for fans . If you're reading this on a different site, please click the above link…
  • Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. preview – The Dirty Half Dozen

    John Frost
    27 Apr 2015 | 8:18 pm
    The original six agents of Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. are back together as opposing forces join together to defeat a common enemy. In “The Dirty Half Dozen” – Gonzales and Coulson must find a way to put their differences aside and work together against Hydra, even if it means teaming up...Follow The Disney Blog on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, YouTube, and Feedly. Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. preview – The Dirty Half Dozen originally posted on The Disney Blog - Disney News and Information -- by fans, for fans . If you're reading this on a different site,…
 
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    Blogging.la

  • Concorso de Ferrari 2015 in Pasadena…its a wrap

    frazgo
    27 Apr 2015 | 10:30 am
    Yup, this Sunday as promised was the Concorso de Ferrari in Old Town Pasadena. It was a most excellent show. A Ferrari for every budget from 40K fixers for sale to a one of a kind 15M model.  And everything in between.  Making a token appearance to offset the legion of La Ferrari was a Saleen S7.  Even Maserati, the bastard stepchild of Ferrari, was there with new cars under a tent from a local dealer.  Not to be out done, totally non-Italian Aston Martin was present with its own tent as well.  Supercar stars were alligned in Old Town this weekend. 1952 212 Export Coupe, click to…
  • Sweeney Todd opens at Monroe Forum Theatre in NoHo

    frazgo
    24 Apr 2015 | 11:05 am
    Sondheim fans will really enjoy this production.  New to Sondheim, well Kristin Towers-Rowles diection of “Sweeney Todd, the demon barber of Fleet Street” is a great introduction.  She did a pretty terrific if not out right amazing job fitting this production into the small square platform of a theater that is the El Portal.  Meant for the big theatre, this small stage carried the impact in its small footprint.  No mean feat. The cast is pretty amazing.  Set in Victorian England in the grittier side of town among the poor and barely surviving the story is of a man wrongly…
  • Concorso Ferrari this Sunday in Old Town Pasadena

    frazgo
    24 Apr 2015 | 10:29 am
    Concorso Ferrari 2015 Poster, click to embiggen This weekend is the Concorsco Ferrari ’15 to be held in Old Town Pasadena.  Its open free to the public and will include hundreds of Ferrari’s along the stretch of Colorado from Raymond Avenue to Pasadena Avenue.  Quite the collection of cars. Also known as Ferraris on Colorado, this signature event hosted by the Ferrari Club of America Southwest Region delights over 5,000 owners, enthusiasts and spectators each year. Impressive Ferraris from around the country will line Colorado Boulevard from Pasadena Avenue to Raymond Avenue.
  • Mad Max Mustang Best of Show at Fabulous Fords Forever

    frazgo
    20 Apr 2015 | 10:39 am
    Mad Max Mustang, best of show at Fabulous Fords Forever. Click to embiggen By far the best car of the show at Fabulous Fords Forever this past weekend in Buena Park was what I called the Mad Max Mustang.  I adored this car.  Not that it was an excellent restoration, or stunning custom.  It was sheer genius combining two historic vehicles into one mash up that worked here or in a Mad Max movie.  The owner chopped and stretched the wheelbase of an original bronco to fit under a 1968 Mustang.  Still Primer gray, and nothing else would be appropriate.  The crowning touch was the inclusion…
  • MHS Robotics has GoFundMe to get to World Championship

    frazgo
    8 Apr 2015 | 11:00 am
    MHS GoFundMe Flyer, click to embiggen The kids at MHS Robotics, have battled their way to the National Robotics Championship and need help to get the money raised to get them there.  The first ever Tech Challenge World Robotics Championships will be held in St Louis April 22-25 and they need to raise $12,000 to pay travel expenses and entry fee.  They have a GoFundMe set up to make the donating process easy and painless.  If you can help this great group of good kids realize a dream please donate!  They need just another 3K to get there! This isn’t the first time I’ve written…
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    Los Angeles Magazine

  • The Best Quotes from The L.A. Times Book Festival

    Ruth Madievsky
    28 Apr 2015 | 7:14 am
    Around 150,000 people attended The Los Angeles Times Festival of Books on USC’s campus earlier this month. Between the readings, panels, discount book tents and food trucks, it was easy to get over-stimulated. With so many incredible authors flocking to one place, deciding which events to attend was, to say the least, a struggle. We present you with some pearls from our favorite panels: (On why she chose to write Citizen: An American Lyric in the second person) “When you’re talking about minorities, you’re talking about ‘the second person’.” Claudia Rankine, author of Citizen:…
  • Montage of Heck Presents a Stunningly Intimate Portrait of Kurt Cobain

    Theis Duelund
    28 Apr 2015 | 6:59 am
    Filmmaker Brett Morgen’s Montage of Heck, an intimate portrait of one of the most iconic figures of the nineties, Seattle grunge rocker Kurt Cobain, just ended a three day run at ArcLight Hollywood. The film premiers Monday on HBO. Montage of Heck, produced with the consent and participation of Cobain’s widow, Hole front woman Courtney Love, was screened in the Cinerama Dome where the advanced sound system did the film’s amazing soundtrack of Nirvana songs and interpretations of the bands music justice. As Morgen, who attended most of the weekend’s screenings put…
  • Race to Erase MS: Nancy Davis is Always Sprinting Towards a Cure

    Kari Mozena
    27 Apr 2015 | 5:31 pm
    It’s not everyone who can pull off a bright orange ball gown but it works on mega-MS fundraiser Nancy Davis. Davis held her 22nd annual (wow!) Race to Erase MS fundraiser on Friday night packing the Hyatt Regency Century Plaza from wall to wall with an energetic crowd. They were so buzzy that she could hardly get them to zip it when she hit the stage. Tommy Hilfiger bounced up there to receive an award. Hilfiger was given the award by his son and daughter. “I accept this on behalf of my sister who has had MS for 25 years,” he said. “She is great in spirit but she suffers.” His wife…
  • A Few Ideas On Where to Drive the Limited Edition Z06 Corvette

    Neal Broverman
    27 Apr 2015 | 3:55 pm
    Chevy is prepping the release of a faster Z06 Corvette, but only 500 models will hit the market this summer. Available in coupe and convertible, the Z06 comes with a 650-horsepower engine (200-HP is considered impressive) that is perfectly suited for racetracks and boulevards. But with a car like this, you don’t want to just be puttering on Wilshire. If you managed to get your hands on a Z06—pricing will be revealed next month—here’s where you should show it off: -The 405 at midnight, from Sherman Oaks to West L.A. Apple Pan is open until 1 a.m. on Friday and Saturday nights.
  • Watch the Finale of Mad Men With the Cast of Mad Men

    Theis Duelund
    27 Apr 2015 | 2:40 pm
    Mad Men may be a quintessential New York show, but fans of the series, which ends its run for good on May 17, are about to have a quintessential L.A. experience: Film Independent is producing a special live reading of a Mad Men manuscript as directed by Jason Reitman (Juno, Up in the Air, Young Adult) and starring a group of actors who—in keeping with Live Reads’ regular programming—won’t be revealed in advance. After the reading, which will take place at the Theatre at Ace Hotel downtown, show creator Matthew Weiner and a slew of cast members will sit down for a screening of the…
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    Los Angeles Magazine

  • The Best Quotes from The L.A. Times Book Festival

    Ruth Madievsky
    28 Apr 2015 | 7:14 am
    Around 150,000 people attended The Los Angeles Times Festival of Books on USC’s campus earlier this month. Between the readings, panels, discount book tents and food trucks, it was easy to get over-stimulated. With so many incredible authors flocking to one place, deciding which events to attend was, to say the least, a struggle. We present you with some pearls from our favorite panels: (On why she chose to write Citizen: An American Lyric in the second person) “When you’re talking about minorities, you’re talking about ‘the second person’.” Claudia Rankine, author of Citizen:…
  • Montage of Heck Presents a Stunningly Intimate Portrait of Kurt Cobain

    Theis Duelund
    28 Apr 2015 | 6:59 am
    Filmmaker Brett Morgen’s Montage of Heck, an intimate portrait of one of the most iconic figures of the nineties, Seattle grunge rocker Kurt Cobain, just ended a three day run at ArcLight Hollywood. The film premiers Monday on HBO. Montage of Heck, produced with the consent and participation of Cobain’s widow, Hole front woman Courtney Love, was screened in the Cinerama Dome where the advanced sound system did the film’s amazing soundtrack of Nirvana songs and interpretations of the bands music justice. As Morgen, who attended most of the weekend’s screenings put…
  • Race to Erase MS: Nancy Davis is Always Sprinting Towards a Cure

    Kari Mozena
    27 Apr 2015 | 5:31 pm
    It’s not everyone who can pull off a bright orange ball gown but it works on mega-MS fundraiser Nancy Davis. Davis held her 22nd annual (wow!) Race to Erase MS fundraiser on Friday night packing the Hyatt Regency Century Plaza from wall to wall with an energetic crowd. They were so buzzy that she could hardly get them to zip it when she hit the stage. Tommy Hilfiger bounced up there to receive an award. Hilfiger was given the award by his son and daughter. “I accept this on behalf of my sister who has had MS for 25 years,” he said. “She is great in spirit but she suffers.” His wife…
  • A Few Ideas On Where to Drive the Limited Edition Z06 Corvette

    Neal Broverman
    27 Apr 2015 | 3:55 pm
    Chevy is prepping the release of a faster Z06 Corvette, but only 500 models will hit the market this summer. Available in coupe and convertible, the Z06 comes with a 650-horsepower engine (200-HP is considered impressive) that is perfectly suited for racetracks and boulevards. But with a car like this, you don’t want to just be puttering on Wilshire. If you managed to get your hands on a Z06—pricing will be revealed next month—here’s where you should show it off: -The 405 at midnight, from Sherman Oaks to West L.A. Apple Pan is open until 1 a.m. on Friday and Saturday nights.
  • Watch the Finale of Mad Men With the Cast of Mad Men

    Theis Duelund
    27 Apr 2015 | 2:40 pm
    Mad Men may be a quintessential New York show, but fans of the series, which ends its run for good on May 17, are about to have a quintessential L.A. experience: Film Independent is producing a special live reading of a Mad Men manuscript as directed by Jason Reitman (Juno, Up in the Air, Young Adult) and starring a group of actors who—in keeping with Live Reads’ regular programming—won’t be revealed in advance. After the reading, which will take place at the Theatre at Ace Hotel downtown, show creator Matthew Weiner and a slew of cast members will sit down for a screening of the…
 
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    Los Angeles Mission - Providing help, hope, and opportunity to men, women and children in need.

  • Recognizing Volunteers

    Staci Pedersen
    23 Apr 2015 | 9:56 am
    Volunteers are the lifeblood of the Los Angeles Mission.  Last year, 6,648 people gave 22,741 hours to the Mission.  Our volunteers did everything from serving meals to painting hallways.  Event volunteers helped wrap Christmas presents and fill Easter baskets. Still others handed out those gifts and baskets at events. Some creative volunteers decorated inspirational bulletin boards. Still other experienced volunteers quietly worked one on one to improve students’ reading skills.  We had fit volunteers lead exercise classes. While some other talented volunteers gave haircuts, and did…
  • Our Homeless Veterans Deserve a Home

    Staci Pedersen
    11 Nov 2014 | 11:27 am
    In today’s highly partisan national discourse, there is one idea everyone can agree on: taking care of our nation’s veterans.  Facing a frustrating, unending series of foreign entanglements, how we care for our warriors when they return has reached the mission critical stage.  We simply cannot continue to ignore those who give their all to keep us safe. While the methodology of the various homeless surveys are by no means perfect, the results can still break your heart.  Veterans comprise around 34 percent of the general U.S. population yet veterans are grossly over-represented in our…
  • Rescue Missions Make Change Happen

    Angel Quiroz
    3 Jun 2014 | 11:42 am
    Original story on St. Louis Post-Dispatch: “Billy is a happily married family man, a veteran who works hard, goes to church and pays his taxes. He volunteers regularly at a homeless shelter showing others there is hope. Billy is also a former alcoholic who lived homeless on the streets of Los Angeles for a year. Billy is a proud graduate of the Los Angeles Mission Fresh Start program. Billy is like so many others who successfully turned homelessness into hope and a home. Billy was hungry and came to the Mission for meals. He came back to get a shower, new socks and some clean clothes.
  • A Tribute to a True Friend (of the Los Angeles Mission): King Taco Founder, Raul Martinez, Sr.

    Angel Quiroz
    9 Dec 2013 | 4:12 pm
    From the LA Times: Raul Martinez Sr., founder of the King Taco chain, one of the original Los Angeles Mexican fast food restaurants known for al pastor tacos and late night sopes, died Tuesday at the age of 71, the company announced. “To our beloved customers, it is with great pain and sorrow that we inform you that on December 3rd, one of our founders, Raul Martinez Sr. passed away. In respect to him and his family all King Taco locations will be closed in his honor. He will be truly missed. May God bless everyone and his family.” However, that company statement doesn’t tell…
  • Early Prisoner Releases Pose Challenges for Emergency Bed Providers and Permanent Housing. Just A Thought…

    Angel Quiroz
    5 Sep 2013 | 12:47 pm
      Just when it seemed emergency bed needs were stabilizing or drifting slightly downward along comes another challenge… early prisoner releases. Because many of these individuals have no “home” to return to they end up hitting the streets of Skid Row.  Some looking for help – some looking for trouble.  This trend was noted by LAHSA in the 2013 homeless count earlier this year, but it is in full force now. As noted by this LA Times story, http://www.latimes.com/local/la-me-jail-early-release-20130901,0,5286701,full.story, this is a growing challenge. Despite work by several…
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    L.A. Story

  • 'Wild Kratts: Shark-Tastic' DVD Gets Kids Excited About Ocean Life

    27 Apr 2015 | 4:00 am
    The Kratt brothers are back, and this time they're exploring underwater creatures, including the great white shark.And CC and Will couldn't get enough of it!We had the chance to check out PBS Kids' "Wild Kratts: Shark-tastic!" on DVD (SRP: $12.99), which was released earlier this month, and the kids (and I) were happy to learn about sea life such as the Pacific octopus, sea turtles and the great white shark.There's even a creature quiz on the DVD itself: "How many teeth can a great white shark lose in its lifetime?" (Read on to find out!)The 60-minute DVD includes four episodes, with each…
  • 'Paddington' Visits the Los Angeles Zoo

    21 Apr 2015 | 11:31 pm
    Will and I meet Paddington Bear at the Los Angeles Zoo.Paddington Bear made a special appearance at the Los Angeles Zoo this weekend in honor of the digital, Blu-ray and DVD release of the film.In addition to the marmalade-loving bear himself, there were bear-shaped sandwiches for the kids, as well as activities and a photo booth. Will even got to make his very own red hat.While the movie, starring Nicole Kidman and Hugh Bonneville ("Downton Abbey"), is already available for digital viewing as of April 17, the Blu-ray and DVD editions of the film (released by Anchor Bay Entertainment and…
  • Friday Finds: Hello Kids' Toothpaste

    17 Apr 2015 | 7:35 pm
    While there are lots of great toothpastes out there for kids, I just found out about hello and had to share.The packaging, with its vibrant colors and clever designs, will draw you in, but it's what's on the inside that counts, right?CC and Will tried out bubble gum and green apple, and I've gotten a thumbs up from both. (I think the fact that it's different from the usual mint variety is also a plus.) Not only that, but the ingredients are natural -- no dyes, artificial sweeteners or flavors.But it's not without powerful ingredients like fluoride to help prevent cavities and strengthen…
  • Blake Lively Talks Family, Romance, 'Adaline'

    15 Apr 2015 | 9:08 pm
    Blake Lively and Michiel Huisman in "The Age of Adaline"When it comes to family, Blake Lively makes sure that's a top priority.The actress and mom of 4-month-old daughter James (with husband Ryan Reynolds) made that endearingly clear during a recent video interview, where I sat down with her and co-star Michiel Huisman to talk about their new film, "The Age of Adaline" from Lionsgate.Lively talks about how close she is with her mom and gives a shout-out to a couple of special guests, who also happen to be relatives.She also hints at possible future siblings for little James.Check out the full…
  • 'Frozen' Takes Brushing Kids' Teeth to the Next Level + *Giveaway*

    10 Apr 2015 | 11:52 pm
    Kristen Bell (aka Anna) shows off "Frozen" toothpaste and a toothbrush.Congrats to Katrina, who won the "Frozen" Crest + Oral-B Pro Health Jr. prize pack! Thanks to everyone who participated and for the great toothbrushing tips!We all know how hard it is to get our kids to brush their teeth.CC brushes with Oral-B JR. and Crest.While CC and Will are in the habit of brushing twice a day, they could still use some incentive to brush for the full two minutes.Enter "Frozen," Crest + Oral-B Pro-Health JR. and a cool new Disney Magic Timer app that occupies kids while they brush -- so they're not…
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  • EXCITED TO HAVE A NEW STORY IN "THRICE FICTION"!

    Ron Burch
    27 Apr 2015 | 8:45 pm
    CLICK THE LINK BELOW TO READ ONLINE!http://www.thricefiction.com/
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    26 Apr 2015 | 11:12 pm
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    26 Apr 2015 | 11:04 am
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  • MY COMEDY "THE GLASSES" OPENS AT THE IDIOM THEATER!

    Ron Burch
    23 Apr 2015 | 8:45 pm
    If you're in or near Bellingham, WA, check out my play: a big-hearted office farce about a magical pair of glasses that allow their wearer to hear other people’s inner thoughts. It runs April 23, 2015 to May 10, 2015.Click the link below for more information:www.idiomtheater.com/tickets!
 
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  • Political Musings: Cuba Si/Yankee No? Hillary Steamroller?

    LAJewishLawyer
    20 Apr 2015 | 12:26 pm
    La Jewish Lawyer  Political Musings: Cuba Si/Yankee No? Hillary Steamroller?                       Now that the Cold War prohibition of dealing with Cuba has all but evaporated, the next question must be asked? What benefit does this give the Untied States? The obvious economic benefits to the US are clear. New markets for US goods. Various industries in the US will benefit. More cars, computers, and other goods are at the ready, waiting to be exported to Cuba. The Cuban government stands to benefit as well. Major League Baseball…
  • Three Strikes and you stay in?

    LAJewishLawyer
    20 Apr 2015 | 11:52 am
    La Jewish Lawyer  Three Strikes and you stay in?                       With the baseball season now upon us, the song take me out to the ball game is particularly relevant when talking about criminal law and public safety. Unlike the song which states that three strikes and you’re out, the same does not hold true in criminal law sentencing. Proposition 36 when passed used a Draconian sentencing formula when dealing with “third strikers” in criminal law. The Proposition mandated a 25 years to life mandatory…
  • Death Penalty: Justice, Vengeance, or Cruel and Unusual Punishment?

    LAJewishLawyer
    14 Apr 2015 | 9:25 am
    La Jewish LawyerDeath Penalty: Justice, Vengeance, or Cruel and Unusual Punishment?                       There are currently more than 700 people on death row in California. There have been no executions in this state since 2006. The Governor of the State of California has asked the state legislature for an additional $3.2 million dollars for more cells to house the death row inmates. Is this a wise use of state resources? Proponents of pro and anti death penalty camps can point to this request with questions. Should the overcrowding on…
  • Iran Nuclear Agreement: The Real Deal or Phantom Steal?

    LAJewishLawyer
    10 Apr 2015 | 9:57 am
    La Jewish LawyerThe Obama Administration must tread a fine line between US foreign policy objectives (a non-nuclear Iran), ensuring our biggest ally in the Middle East (Israel) that we are not selling them out and domestic policy (ensuring a Democratic President is elected in 2016). The US wants to add an element of stability to the volatile Middle East Region. A non-nuclear Iran would be a step in that direction. The problems with this goal are fraught with conflict. How does ISIS and its groups factor into the overall regional stability? Can the Iranians be trusted? Is the Iranian…
  • Should Voting be Mandatory?

    LAJewishLawyer
    24 Mar 2015 | 11:16 am
    La Jewish LawyerAs the old saying goes, “if you are not part of the solution, you are part of the problem”. We all like to complain about our politicians, the people we elect to do our bidding for public policy. Recently, President Obama complained about low voter turnout. The key question arising from this is should voting be mandatory. Conversely, is a minority (those who vote) making decisions for a large majority (those who don’t vote?) Should Voting be Mandatory? With the presidential campaigns all but started, the choices that voters will face is daunting. should they…
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