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  • March 26, 2015 Issue

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    26 Mar 2015 | 1:14 pm
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  • Stepping In When Tragedy Strikes

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    26 Mar 2015 | 12:48 pm
    Maria Leandra Reyes fought to hold back tears as she recalled the tragic death of her good friend Jesus Valderrama and her recent search for his relatives. Valderrama, a 62-year-old native of Chihuahua Mexico, was killed at around 10:20 a.m., Mar. 10 when a 2003 Honda Accord traveling west on Whittier Boulevard near South Ditman […] [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
  • Garcia Calls For More Women In Power

    admin
    26 Mar 2015 | 12:43 pm
    At an event recognizing women making a difference in their communities, Assemblymember Cristina Garcia praised the work these women are doing in her district, and expressed hope more women will soon take on leadership roles in Sacramento. Reflecting on her peers in the California State Assembly, Garcia said as one of the very few women […] [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
  • Remembering Our Heroes

    admin
    26 Mar 2015 | 12:37 pm
    U.S. Congressional Medal of Honor recipients were remembered Wednesday at a ceremony at El Pueblo Historical Monument in Downtown Los Angeles. Veterans, representing all branches of the U.S. Armed Forces, and others paid tribute to recipients of the country’s highest award for “conduct beyond the call of duty.” The event was hosted by the Eugene […] [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
  • Benefits of Minimum Wage Hike Debated

    admin
    26 Mar 2015 | 12:29 pm
    Economists sparred Tuesday over the effects of a proposal to raise the minimum wage to as high as $15.25 per hour in Los Angeles during a city council committee hearing Tuesday attended by hundreds of business people and activists. The city council is considering raising the minimum wage from $9 an hour to $13.25 an […] [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
 
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    Los Angeles News

  • Death Cab for Cutie's Ben Gibbard steps through the fire

    31 Mar 2015 | 5:42 am
    Figures in American indie rock. True to form, Gibbard, 38, explores the nuances of that easily caricatured experience on Death Cab for Cutie's new album, "Kintsugi," released on Tuesday. The album also follows the departure late last year of guitarist Chris Walla, who formed Death Cab with Gibbard in 1997 and produced each of the group's previous seven albums. Ultimately, he went on, Walla wanted to be known as a producer, an aspiration hindered by being on the road for nine or 10 months out of the year. His departure was a big deal, Gibbard said.
  • Woman Found Guilty Of Stabbing Grandparents To Death When She Was 14

    30 Mar 2015 | 5:16 pm
    Sophia Janalisa Cristo was 14 at the time of the killings of Jack Bezner, 71, and his 64-year-old wife, Susan, who were found dead in their bed Aug. 9, 2010, with dozens of stab wounds. Deputy District Attorney Scott McPheron said Cristo was the mastermind of the crime and she had confessed that she and her boyfriend had killed the couple. The pair were arrested two days after the killings in Horizon City, Texas, after detectives were told they might be headed there in the Bezners' missing Nissan SUV.
  • Raku pottery from Japan on exhibit at LACMA

    30 Mar 2015 | 1:09 pm
    When: 11 a.m.-5 p.m. Monday, Tuesday and Thursday; 11 a.m.-8 p.m. Friday; 10 a.m.-7 p.m. Saturday and Sunday through June 7. The exhibit "Raku: The Cosmos in a Tea Bowl," at the Los Angeles County Museum of Art through June 7, is a perfect example of this flux. "Ceramics is a vital tradition in Japan. People who are potters love to go to Japan because they call it the paradise, the heaven, for ceramics," said LACMA curator Robert Singer. Lovejoy finds the Japanese people's reverence for Raku I fascinating. Our culture is different," Lovejoy said.
  • Eliane Elias enjoys musical homecoming on new CD

    30 Mar 2015 | 1:09 pm
    Eliane Elias, "Made in Brazil" Eliane Elias displays her full range of talents as a pianist, singer, composer, arranger and producer on her first recording in her native Brazil since moving to the U.S. to play jazz in 1981. The upbeat "No Tabuleiro da Baiana" blends percussive jazz piano with the hot rhythms of Brazil's Bahia state. Seamlessly switching from Portuguese to English, and blending American jazz with her Brazilian musical roots, Elias proves she's right at home in her native and adopted countries.
  • Harrison Ford out of hospital

    30 Mar 2015 | 12:01 pm
    Jordan Strauss/Invision/AP Harrison Ford Harrison Ford has been released from hospital. The 'Star Wars' actor seems to have recovered from his nasty plane crash earlier this month as he was spotted driving around Los Angeles over the weekend, according to PEOPLE.com. Dad has the best care possible, on the mend and of strong mind body & spirit. But this isn't the first time he's been involved in an accident as he also crashed a Bell chopper in 1999 while flying in California. Related Stories Is actor Harrison Ford really a hero?
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    Wave Newspapers

  • Street vendors accuse LAPD of harassment

    Wave Wire Services
    31 Mar 2015 | 4:16 pm
    LOS ANGELES — Street vendors and their supporters staged a protest outside Los Angeles Police Department headquarters March 31, alleging a rise in harassment by police even as city leaders weigh a possible street-vendor permitting program. Two street vendors and attorneys from the Los Angeles Street Vendor Campaign also delivered a “citizen’s citation” issued to Police Chief Charlie Beck that lists violations such as verbal harassment, intimidation and confiscation of street vendor property. “Our work is innocent. None of us are criminals,” Pacoima-area vendor Alfonso Garcia told…
  • Los Angeles businesses prepare for expected influx of Chinese tourists

    WaveNewspapers.com
    31 Mar 2015 | 1:34 pm
    Los Angeles sees millions of tourists from around the world every year. However, international guests are increasingly coming from one place in particular: China. An estimated 700,000 travelers came from the country last year, making up almost 11% of 2014′s 6.5 million international visitors. Moreover, this number represents nearly a 20% increase from previous years. With the State Department allowing Chinese leisure and business travelers to obtain short-term visas that will be good for up to 10 years, this number is only expected to increase. As a result, Chinese tourists are now…
  • Generational divide discussed at Black Press Week breakfast

    Jaivon Grant, Contributing Writer
    31 Mar 2015 | 11:03 am
    WASHINGTON — A generational divide threatens the future of black America was the topic of discussion March 27 during the Black Press and the Black Pulpit Breakfast as part of Black Press Week here. “I think that the greatest threat to the future of black America is ignorance,” said Dorothy Leavell, editor and publisher of the Chicago Crusader. “Many of us, through our own lives, we always wanted our children to not have to suffer what we suffered,” Leavell added. Some college students serving as interns at black newspapers who attended the breakfast felt the older generation focuses…
  • Scott Larsen becomes mayor of Bellflower

    Arnold Adler, Staff Writer
    30 Mar 2015 | 6:33 pm
    BELLFLOWER — The faces were familiar as was optimism for the city’s future as Councilmen Sonny Santa Ines, Ray Dunton and Ron Schnablegger were sworn in for new four-year terms March 23 while Mayor Pro Tem Scott Larsen moved into the mayor’s seat again and Dan Koops was selected mayor pro tem. The three councilmen were sworn in by Los Angeles Superior Court Judge Deborah L. Sanchez. They had no opposition in the March 3 municipal election, which was canceled. The officials said the lack of competition was because voters were satisfied with what they were doing and the…
  • Hansen to serve second term as Paramount mayor

    Wave Staff
    30 Mar 2015 | 6:29 pm
    PARAMOUNT — At its annual reorganization meeting March 17, the City Council elected Tom Hansen as mayor and Daryl Hofmeyer as vice mayor. The council members will serve one-year terms in their respective offices, a city spokesperson said. A Paramount resident since 1949, Hansen has operated his chiropractic office in town since 1972. He was elected to the City Council in 2007, and this will be his second term as mayor. He replaces outgoing Mayor Diane Martinez. Hansen has long been involved in the Paramount community as a 41-year member of the local Elks Lodge, former president of the…
 
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    Daily Bruin

  • Album Review: ‘Carrie & Lowell’

    Sebastian Torrelio
    1 Apr 2015 | 12:00 am
    Sufjan Stevens’ main musical projects come few and far between – only two appeared in the last decade: 2005’s state-centric “Illinois” and 2010’s electronically-minded “The Age of Adz.” But Stevens is no slacker, as shown by his expansive output of work in between studio albums, including rap collaborations, movie soundtracks and a few Christmas CDs. All of it, in one way or another, is beautiful. It’s no surprise, then, that “Carrie & Lowell,” an album stripped down to the roots of folk music even farther than…
  • Shani Shahmoon: Proactive approach needed for Greek life regulations

    Shani Shahmoon
    1 Apr 2015 | 12:00 am
    When organizations fail to adequately police themselves, university administration has a responsibility to step in. Nowhere is that more apparent than in Greek life on campus. Following a string of troubling incidents at fraternities nationwide, UCLA administration has a responsibility to take a proactive, rather than reactive, approach. UCLA should not wait for a major incident on campus to take action; to do so would be to ignore the pervasive and systemic issues within Greek life as an institution. Two recent events at other universities illustrate this reactionary approach. At…
  • UCLA alumna showcases original mouthwatering creations on YouTube

    Alisha Kapur
    1 Apr 2015 | 12:00 am
    On a regular weekday, alumna Izzah Khan sits in front of a computer at her day job in risk management, but cooking, baking and filming for her YouTube channel, “Rookie with a Cookie,” fill her weekends. Khan, who worked at the De Neve Bakery during her fourthyear in 2013, recently started the channel, where she shares her recipes. She puts out videos every Wednesday and has made many different dishes, from a No Bake Nutella Cream Cake to a Chilli Pepper Double Decker Grilled Cheese Sandwich, on screen. Normally, Khan said, UCLA students do not work at the De Neve Bakery. However,…
  • Submission: Support of new bill would reduce tobacco-related diseases

    Travis Meyers
    1 Apr 2015 | 12:00 am
    On Feb. 26, Senator Richard Pan (D-Sacramento) and Assemblyman Rob Bonta (D-Oakland) introduced Senate Bill 591 in the California State Legislature. The main provision of SB 591, also known as the California Tobacco Tax Act of 2015, is to raise the current tax on tobacco products from 87 cents per pack to $2. The UCLA community should encourage the legislature and Gov. Brown to approve this bill in order to reinforce tobacco control and reduce the burden of tobacco-related disease in California. Tobacco continues to pose a serious public threat to Californians. About 10.5 percent of high…
  • Powell Library hosts Edible Book Festival

    Zach Hotis
    1 Apr 2015 | 12:00 am
    Students, faculty and alumni gathered in Powell Library Tuesday afternoon to take a bite out of reading. Watch the video to see highlights from this year’s Edible Book Festival.
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    CBS Los Angeles

  • Avoid These IRS Red Flags With Tips From The Experts

    Iris Salem
    31 Mar 2015 | 11:36 pm
    http://media.losangeles.cbslocal.com/CBSLA_3103201523284406938AA.mp4 STUDIO CITY (CBSLA.com) — There is one customer at Joe Miceli’s restaurant in Studio City he says he must always keep happy: the IRS. “If we were to get audited, the accountants have told me it’s a nightmare,” Miceli, the restaurant owner, said. But as CBS2’s Peter Daut reports, there are a number of red flags the government agency looks for on a tax return that can increase one’s chance of getting audited. “People need to be careful,” said Los Angeles CPA Elisha Wiesenberg.
  • Highland Twin Boys Recount Residential Burglary While Home Alone

    Iris Salem
    31 Mar 2015 | 11:24 pm
    http://media.losangeles.cbslocal.com/CBSLA_3103201523190788983AA.mp4 HIGHLAND (CBSLA.com) — Authorities said one person was apprehended and others remained at large in connection with a residential burglary at a Highland home. Deputies responded to a call of a burglary in progress in the 7400 block of Palm Avenue just before 3 p.m. Monday. Gretchen Hicks said she was on the phone with her kids when one of her sons told her the suspects were kicking on the front door. Miles away, she was helpless. “They were just knocking on the door and so we looked through the peephole, but we…
  • Curry, Thompson Help Warriors Hold Off Clippers, 110-106

    mrkamlet
    31 Mar 2015 | 10:53 pm
    LOS ANGELES (AP) — Stephen Curry scored 27 points, Klay Thompson added 25 and the Golden State Warriors held off the Los Angeles Clippers 110-106 Tuesday night for their 10th consecutive victory. The Clippers blew a 17-point lead and had their seven-game winning streak snapped. Blake Griffin scored 40 points, Chris Paul added 27 and J.J. Redick 14. Paul’s layup drew the Clippers to 106-104 with 12 seconds left, but he was called for a backcourt violation while taking an inbounds pass from DeAndre Jordan with 9 seconds left. Thompson and Curry combined on four straight free throws to…
  • Metrolink PSAs To Hit SoCal Theaters Amid Concerns Films Glamorize Dangers Of Moving Trains

    Iris Salem
    31 Mar 2015 | 10:48 pm
    http://media.losangeles.cbslocal.com/CBSLA_3103201522481750460AA.mp4 LOS ANGELES (CBSLA.com) — The Hollywood blockbuster “Insurgent” is receiving some backlash from Metrolink, which claims the film and others like it glamorize the dangers of moving trains. The rail service in response says it’s created its own public service announcements, which Metrolink plans to show in Southern California movie theaters beginning this summer. “There are young people who see these portrayals in the entertainment industry, and they try to emulate it,” said Scott Johnson, a…
  • America’s Cup Teams Vote To Downsize Boats

    mrkamlet
    31 Mar 2015 | 10:36 pm
    SAN DIEGO (AP) — America’s Cup teams have voted to reduce the size of boats to be sailed in the 2017 regatta in Bermuda, a cost-cutting move that could lead to the two strongest challengers dropping out. In a statement Tuesday night, organizers said only that a majority of teams favored the move from 62-foot catamarans to cats in the 45- to 50-foot range. They also said the majority of challengers favor all racing being held in Bermuda rather than having a qualifying regatta in Auckland, New Zealand. It’s believed Italy’s Luna Rossa and Emirates Team New Zealand voted…
 
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    Los Angeles Business News - Local Los Angeles News | Los Angeles Business from bizjournals

  • UTA nabs five comedy agents from CAA

    Annlee Ellingson
    31 Mar 2015 | 2:55 pm
    Not since Ari Emanuel and a handful of other agents ankled ICM to start Endeavor two decades ago has a mass exodus shaken up the Hollywood agency system. Jason Heyman, Martin Lesak, Gregory McKnight, Greg Cavic and Nick Nuciforo have all defected from CAA to join UTA as partners. Heyman will also serve as a special advisor to the board of directors, and Nuciforo will head the agency’s comedy touring division — a role he also held at CAA. “Jason, Marty, Gregory, Greg and Nick are among the…
  • ​SoCal restaurants lead OpenTable's top 'hot spots' list

    31 Mar 2015 | 1:35 pm
    Restaurants in Southern California dominated OpenTable’s latest list of the top 100 “hot spot” restaurants in America. San Francisco-based OpenTable, which provides online restaurant reservations, compiled the list after culling the opinions of more than 5 million restaurant reviews submitted by verified OpenTable diners for more than 20,000 restaurants in all 50 states and the District of Columbia. California boasts the greatest number of winning restaurants with 22, followed by Florida…
  • ​Caltech gets $15 million gift for graduate education

    31 Mar 2015 | 1:06 pm
    James F. Rothenberg, chairman of Los Angeles–based Capital Group Cos. Inc., and his wife, Anne, have given $15 million to support graduate education and research at the California Institute of Technology. The Rothenbergs' gift will endow fellowships that are crucial for attracting top graduate students and supporting their research across scientific disciplines, Caltech said. Another portion of their gift will bolster the Caltech Innovation Initiative (CI2), which provides seed funding for early-stage…
  • ​CBRE to buy Johnson Controls unit for $1.475 billion

    31 Mar 2015 | 12:51 pm
    Commercial real estate services company CBRE Group Inc. has agreed to buy the Global WorkPlace Solutions business of Johnson Controls Inc. for $1.475 billion in cash. The announcement by Los Angeles-based CBRE(NYSE: CBG) confirms reports earlier this month that it had beat several private equity firms in talks to buy the business, which provides facilities and energy management for more than 1.8 billion square feet of corporate real estate. CBRE said the purchase price will amount to $1.3 billion…
  • ​AOL premieres digital docudrama 'Connected'

    31 Mar 2015 | 12:50 pm
    AOL is premiering its first long-form series for AOL Originals, the Morgan Spurlock-produced “Connected,” on Tuesday. The show, which streams on www.aol.com/connected, was adapted from an award-winning Israeli docudrama series from Koda Communications and is set in New York City. “Connected” weaves together the stories of six New Yorkers in a format that merges the documentary, drama and reality genres. The show gave each of the six featured people a camcorder to document their lives over…
 
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  • Kanye West Interrupts Kanye West Concert

    1 Apr 2015 | 5:00 am
    Last night, Kanye West stormed the stage of downtown L.A.'s Nokia Theater, interrupting a Kanye West concert. The 37-year-old rapper grabbed the microphone from the 37-year-old rapper's hand during a performance of "FourFiveSeconds" and proclaimed, "Imma let you finish, but I got to say, Kanye, you need to respect artistry." The...
  • 20 Crazy Stories From 20 Years of SideOneDummy

    1 Apr 2015 | 4:45 am
    When Bill Armstrong and Joe Sib started SideOneDummy Records two decades ago, they were a two-man show operating out of a closet-sized office on Melrose Avenue. The pair of musicians-turned-label owners were surviving on bagels and coffee, aspiring to build a company where the bands came first and the fridge...
  • The Best Free Concerts to See in L.A. This April

    1 Apr 2015 | 4:15 am
    Thursday, April 2 The Giving Tree Band, The Cerny Brothers PAPPY & HARRIET'S PIONEERTOWN PALACE Yeah, sure, we wish Pappy & Harriet's was just a little closer, but when they give us free shows like this? We can't really complain. Catch popular "new age outlaw" folk-rock act The Giving Tree Band...
  • Battle Rapper Daylyt's Trolling Antics Serve a Deeper Purpose

    1 Apr 2015 | 4:00 am
    [An L.A. native, L.A. Weekly columnist Jeff Weiss edits Passion of the Weiss and hosts the Shots Fired podcast. Find him online at passionweiss.com, follow him on Twitter and also check out his archives.] There’s a thin line between trolling and genius. Whether it’s Odd Future or Lil B, the...
  • Brian Fest Was Great, But It Would Have Been Even Better With More Brian Wilson

    31 Mar 2015 | 9:07 am
    Brian Fest Fonda Theatre March 30, 2015 At this point in his 50-plus-year career, Brian Wilson’s accomplishments need no introduction. His track record is almost second to none, as he’s managed to endure and become more appreciated over time for both his chart-topping hits and his more bizarre, experimental songs...
 
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    Deadline

  • ‘Top Gear Live’ Shows To Go On, Sort Of; New China Rules In Force: Global Briefs

    Nancy Tartaglione
    1 Apr 2015 | 2:19 am
    Although he will no longer appear on the TV series, erstwhile Top Gear host Jeremy Clarkson will be present at upcoming live tour shows. Top Gear Live events in Norway were cancelled for March 27 and 28 while Clarkson's fate at the BBC was still undecided, and the BBC then confirmed last week that Clarkson's contract would not be renewed. However, BBC News now reports that upcoming live gigs will be fulfilled with Clarkson and co-hosts Richard Hammond and James May on…
  • T Group & Interior Day Entertainment Ink Co-Production Deal

    Anthony D'Alessandro
    1 Apr 2015 | 2:00 am
    T Group Productions is forming a co-production partnership with Canadian producers Jay Kovitz and Matthew Kershaw and their company Interior Day Entertainment (At the End of My Leash, Real Housewives of San Diego). Under the deal with T Group, Kovitz and Kershaw will focus on developing new, unscripted formats and docuseries for the U.S. and Canada.  The Interior Day team will relocate to T Group's Santa Monica office and work closely with Jenny Daly, President of T…
  • Exit Hugh Jackman, Enter Josephine Baker: Cush Jumbo’s Changing Times

    Jeremy Gerard
    31 Mar 2015 | 11:12 pm
    One of the many things I never knew until I saw Cush Jumbo’s show Josephine And I is that Josephine Baker sang Bob Dylan’s “The Times They Are A Changin'” at Carnegie Hall in a triumphant 1973 concert. She didn’t shed her clothes, shake a banana skirt or summon African spirits. She sang the song with smoldering fury, ending every verse, “For the times they are a-change…changin’” You can watch Baker on the video here, and if you’re lucky enough to catch one of the last few…
  • Trevor Noah Fracas “Much Ado About Nothing,” Millennials Get Him, Says Aasif Mandvi, Quoting 451-Year-Old Playwright

    Lisa de Moraes
    31 Mar 2015 | 9:30 pm
    The Daily Show’s Aasif Mandvi told LinkedIn exec editor Dan Roth today the controversy over new host Trevor Noah is “much ado about nothing.” “The guy made some sort of, you know, off-color, irresponsible tweets, but he was trying to be funny,” Mandvi said, adding, “I think the millennials understand this more than the people who are sort of upset about this…” Asked how he thinks Noah will do as Jon Stewart’s replacement, Mandvi said, “great” because, “They wanted someone…
  • Citing ‘Greatest American Hero’ Case, Judge Rules ‘Three’s Company’ Parody Doesn’t Violate Copyright: Media

    Jeremy Gerard
    31 Mar 2015 | 7:47 pm
    In a significant free-speech victory, Loretta A. Preska, Chief United States District Court Judge for the Southern District of New York, ruled Tuesday that 3C, a play that parodies the 1970s sitcom Three’s Company, does not infringe on that copyrighted program. The ruling ends nearly three years of court tennis during which playwright David Adjmi was prohibited from publishing the script of his black comedy and pursuing new productions. And in her ruling, Judge Preska…
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    Los Angeles Magazine

  • What’s Spicing Up Skin Care? Turmeric

    Navdeep Mundi
    1 Apr 2015 | 1:19 am
    Want to spice up your beauty routine? Think turmeric. The peppery, bitter root (a cousin to ginger that has been harvested in China and India for more than 5,000 years) may be better known for giving mustard its traditional golden hue and for flavoring Thai curries, but it has also long been used as a powerful anti-inflammatory in both the Chinese and Indian medicine. Today, beauty brands are jumping to add the rootstock to skincare basics. That’s because turmeric has perhaps more anti-aging powers than any other natural ingredient. According to Paul S. Nassif, M.D., F.A.C.S, turmeric is…
  • Hey, Ladies! The First Ever Status Report on L.A. Women Is Here

    Shayna Rose Arnold
    31 Mar 2015 | 3:00 pm
    Mount Saint Mary’s University today released two parts of its five-part report on the status of women and girls in the city of Los Angeles, which was funded by the Commission on the Status of Women. The study is significant because it details key findings about what women in L.A. look like, how old they are, what they do for a living, and how much money they earn—and also because it’s the first of its kind. In an introduction to the report, Mayor Garcetti, whose office helped develop the research, says he wants Los Angeles to “lead in employing and empowering women. [The report]…
  • The Style Social: Desanka Fasiska

    Gabrielle Wooden
    31 Mar 2015 | 2:56 pm
    Ceramicist/interior designer Desanka Fasiska’s seriously coveted “Lux Lodge” is reminiscent of a ’60s era Laurel Canyon A-frame cabin with its macramé plant hangers and vintage rattan egg chairs. The dreamy abode features an open floor plan with a sunlit clawfoot bathtub surrounded by blue Moroccan tile, conveniently located steps away from a plush ivory king bed. It’s no wonder so many photographers such as Olivia Malone and designers like Gillian Rose Kern and Laura Hall of For Love and Lemons have used her home as a backdrop for photoshoots. But as popular…
  • L.A. Archetype: Psychic

    Shelby Wax
    31 Mar 2015 | 2:50 pm
    ➻ “I get a lot of clients who are not mystical or spiritual—left-brained lawyers and accountants. And because it’s L.A., I have tons of industry people. Creative types are naturally into what I do.” ➻ Armády, 39, was born in Los Angeles. She dabbled in occult studies on her own before meeting William Kiesel and Daniel Garber—master occult teachers and “like, real wizards,” she says—in her late twenties. They tutored her in practical tarot. Armády is now a senior reader and instructor at the House of Intuition in Echo Park. ➻ “I am very skeptical. Even though I…
  • Lou on Wine: Weingut Knauss “Without All” Trollinger 2013

    Lou Amdur
    31 Mar 2015 | 2:40 pm
    Andi Knauss is a brilliant winegrower from Swabia, a southern German land with zero international reputation for producing wine. Nevertheless, Knauss creates a seemingly infinite spectrum of rieslings, and also a bit of wine made from trollinger, a local red grape. Trollinger is a light, mineral red that you can put a chill on, if you are so inclined. Knauss’s version, “Without All,” uses neither sulfites nor chaptalization (a common process whereby sugar is added to fermenting wine to amp up the alcohol level). There’s a smidgen of spritz at first, but it blows off quickly, revealing…
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    Los Angeles Magazine

  • What’s Spicing Up Skin Care? Turmeric

    Navdeep Mundi
    1 Apr 2015 | 1:19 am
    Want to spice up your beauty routine? Think turmeric. The peppery, bitter root (a cousin to ginger that has been harvested in China and India for more than 5,000 years) may be better known for giving mustard its traditional golden hue and for flavoring Thai curries, but it has also long been used as a powerful anti-inflammatory in both the Chinese and Indian medicine. Today, beauty brands are jumping to add the rootstock to skincare basics. That’s because turmeric has perhaps more anti-aging powers than any other natural ingredient. According to Paul S. Nassif, M.D., F.A.C.S, turmeric is…
  • Hey, Ladies! The First Ever Status Report on L.A. Women Is Here

    Shayna Rose Arnold
    31 Mar 2015 | 3:00 pm
    Mount Saint Mary’s University today released two parts of its five-part report on the status of women and girls in the city of Los Angeles, which was funded by the Commission on the Status of Women. The study is significant because it details key findings about what women in L.A. look like, how old they are, what they do for a living, and how much money they earn—and also because it’s the first of its kind. In an introduction to the report, Mayor Garcetti, whose office helped develop the research, says he wants Los Angeles to “lead in employing and empowering women. [The report]…
  • The Style Social: Desanka Fasiska

    Gabrielle Wooden
    31 Mar 2015 | 2:56 pm
    Ceramicist/interior designer Desanka Fasiska’s seriously coveted “Lux Lodge” is reminiscent of a ’60s era Laurel Canyon A-frame cabin with its macramé plant hangers and vintage rattan egg chairs. The dreamy abode features an open floor plan with a sunlit clawfoot bathtub surrounded by blue Moroccan tile, conveniently located steps away from a plush ivory king bed. It’s no wonder so many photographers such as Olivia Malone and designers like Gillian Rose Kern and Laura Hall of For Love and Lemons have used her home as a backdrop for photoshoots. But as popular…
  • L.A. Archetype: Psychic

    Shelby Wax
    31 Mar 2015 | 2:50 pm
    ➻ “I get a lot of clients who are not mystical or spiritual—left-brained lawyers and accountants. And because it’s L.A., I have tons of industry people. Creative types are naturally into what I do.” ➻ Armády, 39, was born in Los Angeles. She dabbled in occult studies on her own before meeting William Kiesel and Daniel Garber—master occult teachers and “like, real wizards,” she says—in her late twenties. They tutored her in practical tarot. Armády is now a senior reader and instructor at the House of Intuition in Echo Park. ➻ “I am very skeptical. Even though I…
  • Lou on Wine: Weingut Knauss “Without All” Trollinger 2013

    Lou Amdur
    31 Mar 2015 | 2:40 pm
    Andi Knauss is a brilliant winegrower from Swabia, a southern German land with zero international reputation for producing wine. Nevertheless, Knauss creates a seemingly infinite spectrum of rieslings, and also a bit of wine made from trollinger, a local red grape. Trollinger is a light, mineral red that you can put a chill on, if you are so inclined. Knauss’s version, “Without All,” uses neither sulfites nor chaptalization (a common process whereby sugar is added to fermenting wine to amp up the alcohol level). There’s a smidgen of spritz at first, but it blows off quickly, revealing…
 
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    Entertainment Today

  • LA Theater Scene April 2015

    MARGIE BARRON
    1 Apr 2015 | 12:17 am
      NEWSIES (photo credit Disney Theatrical Productions) NEWSIES at the Hollywood Pantages Theatre Read all about it– NEWSIES, Broadway’s exuberant headline-grabbing musical, is at the Pantages Theatre in Hollywood (March 25 – April 19, 2015). The show celebrates the underdog, the downtrodden newsboys, with such joyful singing and especially its high-energy dancing, that it deserves to be called one of the best musicals of this generation. The story is set at the turn of the 20th century, when youngsters stood on street corners selling papers to everyone who wanted to know…
  • Night of 100 Stars Oscar Viewing Party & John Wayne Odyssey Ball

    MARCI WEINER
    24 Mar 2015 | 5:20 pm
    Same event (for 25 years;  same Producer & Dinner Chairman (Norby Walters); Familiar Sponsor, famed designer Peter Nygard & similar cast of former Oscar winners & nominees — but this year a different venue — The Beverly Hilton Hotel.  This event, which was even bigger & better, included more than 200 film & television stars, dressed to the nines, being interviewed by more than 250 international media outlets, organized by PR wiz, Edward Lozzi. Tony Denison, Norby Walters, Amy Smart & Steve Bauer at Night of 100 Stars Some of the VIP’s strolling down the…
  • The Church – Bowery Ballroom

    BRAD AUERBACH
    13 Mar 2015 | 9:45 pm
    As to the guitars on this stage, you will only find more 12 strings in Roger McGuinn’s house or a guitar shop. The resulting jangly surging melodies are infectious. I first became enamored of The Church when they opened for Echo and The Bunnymen decades ago, and their appeal remains. Other than a bus breakdown in Chicago, by all accounts the current tour is going from strength to strength. The enigmatic Marty Wilson-Piper has recently become ‘unavailable.’ Whether he has gone missing or more likely is reviewing Excel spreadsheets, no matter. Ian Haug has strapped on various…
  • Safety & style & so much more take centerstage at celeb lounge

    MARGIE BARRON
    12 Mar 2015 | 3:32 am
      Lyndie Greenhood  (photo by Margie Barron) During Hollywood’s awards season, celebrities attending a fabulous gift lounge became part of something special. In addition to stylish and luxury gifts and services offered to luminaries, an important lesson in safety was centerstage. STOP-ATTACK.COM was the presenting sponsor of the always sensational GBK Productions lounge held in honor of the 2015 Oscar Awards. STOP-ATTACK.com partnered with GBK to make Hollywood aware of its assault-response app and help spread the word for the service for IOS and Android mobile devices. Stars and…
  • Bob Seger – San Diego 2/25/15

    BRAD AUERBACH
    26 Feb 2015 | 6:25 pm
    Seger’s decades long appeal is built on the fact he is one of us. In contrast, David Bowie is not one of us, and his appeal is of a different sort. Seger came roaring out of the heartland in the 60s and he has been reflecting on that legacy ever since. Whether exploring teenage mysteries in the back seat of a Chevy or the heartache of a gone girlfriend (‘wish I didn’t know now what I didn’t know then’), Seger has been leaning against the wind for decades. His fans celebrate the Rocky-like underdog nature of Seger. There were more than a few canes in the audience, and Seger himself…
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    Variety

  • T Group Productions and Interior Day Entertainment Sign Co-Production Deal

    Seth Kelley
    1 Apr 2015 | 2:00 am
    The Santa Monica-based production company T Group Productions announced a co-production partnership with Jay Kovitz and Matthew Kershaw of Interior Day Entertainment on Wednesday. The joint effort will focus on creating new, unscripted formats and docuseries to be co-produced with T Group in both the U.S. and Canada. T Group Productions president Jenny Daly will... Read more »
  • Rules Tightened for Foreign Content on China’s Online Video Platforms

    Patrick Frater
    1 Apr 2015 | 1:14 am
    Unlicensed foreign films and TV series are to be removed from China’s powerful online video platforms from today. Under new regulations drafted by the State Administration of Press, Publication, Radio, Film and Television (SAPPRFT), which were announced in September last year and took effect from today April 1), all films and TV shows must be... Read more »
  • Golden Harvest Confirms Profits Slump

    Patrick Frater
    31 Mar 2015 | 8:35 pm
    New cinemas in mainland China are a profits drag for pan-Asia cinema group.
  • Hideaki Anno and Shinji Higuchi to Direct ‘Godzilla 2016′

    Patrick Frater
    31 Mar 2015 | 8:07 pm
    Top Japanese filmmakers Hideaki Anno and Shinji Higuchi will team up to co-direct “Godzilla 2016”, the new Japanese version of the iconic Godzilla monster movie franchise. The Toho studio, which licensed remake rights to Warner Bros. for the hit 2014 revival by director Gareth Edwards, produced the seemingly terminal “Godzilla: Final Wars” back in 2004.... Read more »
  • Ricky Wong Denies Agreement to Rescue Hong Kong’s ATV

    Patrick Frater
    31 Mar 2015 | 7:02 pm
    ATV announced news of the deal on its main evening news show.
 
 
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    WordPress Tag: Los Angeles Angels

  • Build Your Own 20-game Schedule With the Flex Plan

    Ryan W. Krol
    24 Mar 2015 | 12:31 am
    Time to get creative! Choose from 81 games & build your own 20-game schedule w/ the Flex Plan: http://t.co/t77jyYA6ZM pic.twitter.com/V6v8iAPNNN — Angels (@Angels) March 24, 2015
  • Strong bond continues between Jon Wilhite and Angels

    Ryan W. Krol
    24 Mar 2015 | 12:09 am
    How #Angels have strengthened their embrace of Jon Wilhite, 6 years after the loss of Nick Adenhart: http://t.co/xpiymCT5fV — Bill Shaikin (@BillShaikin) March 24, 2015
  • Strong bond continues between Jon Wilhite and Angels

    Ryan W. Krol
    23 Mar 2015 | 11:59 pm
    How #Angels have strengthened their embrace of Jon Wilhite, 6 years after the loss of Nick Adenhart: http://t.co/xpiymCT5fV — Bill Shaikin (@BillShaikin) March 24, 2015
  • Watch Old Angels Games On YouTube!

    Ryan W. Krol
    23 Mar 2015 | 11:17 pm
  • MLB.com: Richards, Shoemaker, Injuries, Roster

    Ryan W. Krol
    23 Mar 2015 | 10:52 pm
    usatodaysports.com This week’s MLB post features the daily game recap, as well as injury updates, making adjustments, and profiles on present and future Halos: Richards twirls four no-hit innings in Triple-A start Shoemaker not concerned with facing teams multiple times Santiago takes part in fantasy mock draft Righty Rasmus out 6-8 weeks with core injury Angels, Trout working on two-strike approach this spring Joyce feeling ‘really good,’ expects to play soon Angels lefty Wilson focused on changeup consistency Angels will wait for possible roster upgrades Angels hit four…
 
 
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  • Piney Orchard Home Sale and Real Estate Statistics for February 2015

    PineyOrchardHomes
    31 Mar 2015 | 5:46 pm
    There were 11 homes sold in the community of Piney Orchard in February 2015 compared to a total of 9 sales in the same period in 2014. Sales included 5 condominiums, 6 townhomes and 0 single family homes. Single Family Homes Average Sale Price Average Days on Market Average Sale/List Price Townhomes Average Sale Price $345,317 Average Days on Market 69 Average Sale/List Price 94.3% Condominiums Average Sale Price $197,800 Average Days on Market 64 Average Sale/List Price 91.4%
  • Piney Orchard Home Sale and Real Estate Statistics for January 2015

    PineyOrchardHomes
    31 Mar 2015 | 5:41 pm
    There were 8 homes sold in the community of Piney Orchard in January 2015 compared to a total of 11 sales in the same period in 2014. Sales included 4 condominiums, 4 townhomes and 0 single family homes. Single Family Homes Average Sale Price Average Days on Market Average Sale/List Price Townhomes Average Sale Price $290,175 Average Days on Market 71 Average Sale/List Price 91.2% Condominiums Average Sale Price * $274,000 Average Days on Market 44 Average Sale/List Price 96.6% * The value for condominiums is higher than normal this month because two of the large, 1,900 s.f. units sold in the…
  • Piney Orchard Home Sale and Real Estate Statistics for December 2014

    PineyOrchardHomes
    31 Mar 2015 | 5:29 pm
    There were 23 homes sold in the community of Piney Orchard in December 2014 compared to a total of 8 sales in the same period in 2013. Sales included 9 condominiums, 14 townhomes and 0 single family homes. Single Family Homes Average Sale Price Average Days on Market Average Sale/List Price Townhomes Average Sale Price $324,036 Average Days on Market 100 Average Sale/List Price 92.7% Condominiums Average Sale Price $202,922 Average Days on Market 86 Average Sale/List Price 94.1%
  • What's the True Cost of Technology?

    Michael Audet
    30 Mar 2015 | 8:44 am
    How Much Should I Pay and Budget For Technology? Before I get into what technology should actually cost for real estate professionals today I think we need to look at why this is even an issue. You could argue that the cost is the cost, etc., but I think there is a deeper issue that impacts many real estate professionals when it comes to paying for technology that we need to look at as part of this conversation. We get to see it all the time since we create and license technology, but I don’t think the average real estate professional really sees it the same way. Let me give you an example…
  • Recent AdWords Quality Score Drops? Google Statement Here

    REW Anne
    27 Mar 2015 | 9:21 am
    Have you noticed a recent drop in your AdWords quality scores in the last couple of days? We have too! After receiving reports from the REW PPC team that their accounts' Quality Scores declined significantly overnight, I decided to find out what the problem is by going straight to the source: Google. Real Estate Webmasters has received confirmation from Google that these quality score drops are a temporary bug in the system. From Google (8.44am PST): "We're aware of a bug that is affecting quality score reporting and are actively working to fix this. Rest assured, the bug affects reporting…
 
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    The Disney Blog

  • Disney adds Polynesian Villas & Bungalows to its DVC lineup

    John Frost
    1 Apr 2015 | 4:32 am
    After a small opening ceremony last night, Disney’s latest resort is welcoming it’s first guests today. The Polynesian Villas & Bungalows are the 14th resort to join the Disney Vacation club portfolio. Offering 360 Deluxe Studio accommodations (opening in phases … Continue reading → Disney adds Polynesian Villas & Bungalows to its DVC lineup 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 original story. Thank you.
  • Cast of Disney’s Aladdin on Broadway celebrates 1 year anniversary

    John Frost
    1 Apr 2015 | 4:18 am
    This is a really cute way to celebrate the 1 year anniversary for Disney’s Aladdin on Broadway. They held a “Co-Star Challenge” and challenged the show’s cast members to see how much they know about each other. The result is … Continue reading → Cast of Disney’s Aladdin on Broadway celebrates 1 year anniversary 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 original story. Thank you.
  • Anaheim students harvest first crop from teaching garden funded by Disneyland

    John Frost
    1 Apr 2015 | 4:05 am
    Disneyland takes its membership in the Anaheim community seriously and what better way to show that than to pass along the values of health and conservation to the next generation. Last year Disney VoluntEARS joined with the American Heart Association … Continue reading → Anaheim students harvest first crop from teaching garden funded by Disneyland 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 original story. Thank you.
  • Flash Mob Marriage Proposal at Disney’s Boardwalk

    John Frost
    1 Apr 2015 | 3:55 am
    A recent flash mob marriage proposal at Disney’s Boardwalk is starting to get some national attention for its romantic flair. Gavin Hatch, who does the photo finds column for Orlando Attractions Magazine, thought he was going out to Disney’s Boardwalk … Continue reading → Flash Mob Marriage Proposal at Disney’s Boardwalk 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 original story. Thank you.
  • Guardians of the Star Wars Galaxy Announced

    Peter Orrestad
    1 Apr 2015 | 3:40 am
    A Star Wars/Marvel Crossover has just been announced at Walt Disney Studios! It was really only a matter of time before we heard about this announcement. Both are hugely popular franchises that have a strong space element. How exactly will … Continue reading → Guardians of the Star Wars Galaxy Announced 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 original story. Thank you.
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    Blogging.la

  • More on the AEA vote and Pro 99 Seat Theatre

    frazgo
    26 Mar 2015 | 10:31 am
    Ballots will be arriving in the hands of member actors of the Actors Equity Association.  Its important to keep 99 Seat Theatre alive in Los Angeles.  A “NO” vote will insure that the 99 Seat Agreement remains in place and is not changed.
  • Longtime KABC weatherman Dr. George Fischbeck passes away

    jozjozjoz
    25 Mar 2015 | 2:25 pm
    ABC7 announced today that longtime KABC weatherman Dr. George Fischbeck died on this morning at the age of 92. I remember watching Dr. George and his signature bow-tie on television until he retired from ABC and enjoyed his re-emergence KCBS in the mid-to-late 1990s. For many Angelenos, Dr. George was more than just the weatherman. He taught us about jet streams, high and low pressures and millibars. When he was giving us his forecast for the highs and lows for the next day, he’d also remind us to be good citizens and take care of each other. He was also an ambassador of good will both…
  • Sondheim’s “Putting it Together” opened this past weekend

    frazgo
    19 Mar 2015 | 10:49 am
    Putting it Together Cast and Pianist…click to embiggen I’m not a total rube as I at least knew who Sondheim was before this  past weekend’s opening of “Putting it Together” at the Sierra Madre Playhouse.  I couldn’t have told you what he wrote or even hum a few bars before then.  Now I can.  He’s a bright lively composer who’s lyrics are not only cunning but witty.  Many times the audience broke into laughter during Friday nights performance. The all star cast is directed and choregraphed by Cate Caplin with Jake Anthony as the music…
  • Tower Records, the documentary 3/25/2015

    frazgo
    18 Mar 2015 | 12:00 pm
    Flyer for the Movie I knew about Tower Records long before I moved here.  Sunset and Horn. My bestest buddy from college lived just up the hill on Horn from there.  Every trip to visit Los Angeles included at trip to Tower Records to soak up the vibe and pick up the lastest and greatest tunes.  And star sightings.  Lots of them back in the 80s. Even after I moved here and was living in Canoga Park I still made it there often.  As I look at my collection of tapes and CD’s and odd bits of vinyl each brings back a memory of a trip there. The Grammy Museum at L.A  Live has a…
  • A Bone Of Contention With Regards To The Long Dead L.A. Marathon Bike Tour

    Will Campbell
    14 Mar 2015 | 10:08 am
    One of the first places I turn to of late if I’m looking for anti-cycling news and views is the L.A. Weakly. More often than not, it seems they’ve adopted the less-enlightened view of the urban activity shed by the Los Angeles Times a few years ago. Which is why I was so surprised to see this positive article in this week’s issue on tomorrow morning’s Marathon bike ride, as it moves from guerrilla event toward a potential for full legitimacy. Of course, that didn’t mean the feature wasn’t wrong on an historic point: Article quote: “For years, the L.A.
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    Los Angeles Magazine

  • What’s Spicing Up Skin Care? Turmeric

    Navdeep Mundi
    1 Apr 2015 | 1:19 am
    Want to spice up your beauty routine? Think turmeric. The peppery, bitter root (a cousin to ginger that has been harvested in China and India for more than 5,000 years) may be better known for giving mustard its traditional golden hue and for flavoring Thai curries, but it has also long been used as a powerful anti-inflammatory in both the Chinese and Indian medicine. Today, beauty brands are jumping to add the rootstock to skincare basics. That’s because turmeric has perhaps more anti-aging powers than any other natural ingredient. According to Paul S. Nassif, M.D., F.A.C.S, turmeric is…
  • Hey, Ladies! The First Ever Status Report on L.A. Women Is Here

    Shayna Rose Arnold
    31 Mar 2015 | 3:00 pm
    Mount Saint Mary’s University today released two parts of its five-part report on the status of women and girls in the city of Los Angeles, which was funded by the Commission on the Status of Women. The study is significant because it details key findings about what women in L.A. look like, how old they are, what they do for a living, and how much money they earn—and also because it’s the first of its kind. In an introduction to the report, Mayor Garcetti, whose office helped develop the research, says he wants Los Angeles to “lead in employing and empowering women. [The report]…
  • The Style Social: Desanka Fasiska

    Gabrielle Wooden
    31 Mar 2015 | 2:56 pm
    Ceramicist/interior designer Desanka Fasiska’s seriously coveted “Lux Lodge” is reminiscent of a ’60s era Laurel Canyon A-frame cabin with its macramé plant hangers and vintage rattan egg chairs. The dreamy abode features an open floor plan with a sunlit clawfoot bathtub surrounded by blue Moroccan tile, conveniently located steps away from a plush ivory king bed. It’s no wonder so many photographers such as Olivia Malone and designers like Gillian Rose Kern and Laura Hall of For Love and Lemons have used her home as a backdrop for photoshoots. But as popular…
  • L.A. Archetype: Psychic

    Shelby Wax
    31 Mar 2015 | 2:50 pm
    ➻ “I get a lot of clients who are not mystical or spiritual—left-brained lawyers and accountants. And because it’s L.A., I have tons of industry people. Creative types are naturally into what I do.” ➻ Armády, 39, was born in Los Angeles. She dabbled in occult studies on her own before meeting William Kiesel and Daniel Garber—master occult teachers and “like, real wizards,” she says—in her late twenties. They tutored her in practical tarot. Armády is now a senior reader and instructor at the House of Intuition in Echo Park. ➻ “I am very skeptical. Even though I…
  • Lou on Wine: Weingut Knauss “Without All” Trollinger 2013

    Lou Amdur
    31 Mar 2015 | 2:40 pm
    Andi Knauss is a brilliant winegrower from Swabia, a southern German land with zero international reputation for producing wine. Nevertheless, Knauss creates a seemingly infinite spectrum of rieslings, and also a bit of wine made from trollinger, a local red grape. Trollinger is a light, mineral red that you can put a chill on, if you are so inclined. Knauss’s version, “Without All,” uses neither sulfites nor chaptalization (a common process whereby sugar is added to fermenting wine to amp up the alcohol level). There’s a smidgen of spritz at first, but it blows off quickly, revealing…
 
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    Los Angeles Magazine

  • What’s Spicing Up Skin Care? Turmeric

    Navdeep Mundi
    1 Apr 2015 | 1:19 am
    Want to spice up your beauty routine? Think turmeric. The peppery, bitter root (a cousin to ginger that has been harvested in China and India for more than 5,000 years) may be better known for giving mustard its traditional golden hue and for flavoring Thai curries, but it has also long been used as a powerful anti-inflammatory in both the Chinese and Indian medicine. Today, beauty brands are jumping to add the rootstock to skincare basics. That’s because turmeric has perhaps more anti-aging powers than any other natural ingredient. According to Paul S. Nassif, M.D., F.A.C.S, turmeric is…
  • Hey, Ladies! The First Ever Status Report on L.A. Women Is Here

    Shayna Rose Arnold
    31 Mar 2015 | 3:00 pm
    Mount Saint Mary’s University today released two parts of its five-part report on the status of women and girls in the city of Los Angeles, which was funded by the Commission on the Status of Women. The study is significant because it details key findings about what women in L.A. look like, how old they are, what they do for a living, and how much money they earn—and also because it’s the first of its kind. In an introduction to the report, Mayor Garcetti, whose office helped develop the research, says he wants Los Angeles to “lead in employing and empowering women. [The report]…
  • The Style Social: Desanka Fasiska

    Gabrielle Wooden
    31 Mar 2015 | 2:56 pm
    Ceramicist/interior designer Desanka Fasiska’s seriously coveted “Lux Lodge” is reminiscent of a ’60s era Laurel Canyon A-frame cabin with its macramé plant hangers and vintage rattan egg chairs. The dreamy abode features an open floor plan with a sunlit clawfoot bathtub surrounded by blue Moroccan tile, conveniently located steps away from a plush ivory king bed. It’s no wonder so many photographers such as Olivia Malone and designers like Gillian Rose Kern and Laura Hall of For Love and Lemons have used her home as a backdrop for photoshoots. But as popular…
  • L.A. Archetype: Psychic

    Shelby Wax
    31 Mar 2015 | 2:50 pm
    ➻ “I get a lot of clients who are not mystical or spiritual—left-brained lawyers and accountants. And because it’s L.A., I have tons of industry people. Creative types are naturally into what I do.” ➻ Armády, 39, was born in Los Angeles. She dabbled in occult studies on her own before meeting William Kiesel and Daniel Garber—master occult teachers and “like, real wizards,” she says—in her late twenties. They tutored her in practical tarot. Armády is now a senior reader and instructor at the House of Intuition in Echo Park. ➻ “I am very skeptical. Even though I…
  • Lou on Wine: Weingut Knauss “Without All” Trollinger 2013

    Lou Amdur
    31 Mar 2015 | 2:40 pm
    Andi Knauss is a brilliant winegrower from Swabia, a southern German land with zero international reputation for producing wine. Nevertheless, Knauss creates a seemingly infinite spectrum of rieslings, and also a bit of wine made from trollinger, a local red grape. Trollinger is a light, mineral red that you can put a chill on, if you are so inclined. Knauss’s version, “Without All,” uses neither sulfites nor chaptalization (a common process whereby sugar is added to fermenting wine to amp up the alcohol level). There’s a smidgen of spritz at first, but it blows off quickly, revealing…
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    L.A. Story

  • Meeting Jennifer Lopez at 'American Idol' + 'Home' Special Screening

    25 Mar 2015 | 10:51 pm
    Meeting Jennifer Lopez (center) at a taping of "American Idol," which also aired a performance of her song "Feel the Light" from "Home"So that happened!Yes, last week was extremely busy and extremely amazing, as CC and I watched a live taping of "American Idol" at CBS Studios.Jennifer Lopez, who's a multitasker in a major way -- mom, actress, singer, "American Idol" judge -- was spotlighting a performance of her new song, "Feel the Light," from the animated movie "Home" from DreamWorks Animation.(You can read about that in my article on mom.me.)Catching a special screening of "Home" in…
  • 'Into the Woods' Hits DVD Shelves Today

    24 Mar 2015 | 12:00 am
    That famous Stephen Sondheim musical "Into the Woods", which ran on Broadway from 1987-89, has gotten a modern makeover, and CC has been counting the days until the film arrived.The "fairy tales with a twist" film re-imagined by Disney and director Rob Marshall ("Chicago") hits DVD shelves, digital download and Disney Movies Anywhere today ($14.99-$19.99), and it really is a must-see. (Even if you're not the biggest Sondheim fan.)"Into the Woods" weaves together the stories of Cinderella (played by Anna Kendrick), Jack and the Beanstalk (Daniel Huttlestone), Little Red Riding Hood (Lilla…
  • 'Tinker Bell and the Legend of the Neverbeast' Review

    12 Mar 2015 | 10:33 pm
    For kids who adore animals -- especially ones that are a little, let's say, unconventional -- "Tinker Bell and the Legend of the Neverbeast" is definitely a movie they're going to want to see.And CC is one of those kids.The Blu-ray and DVD, which arrived on shelves and Digital HD last week, centers on a story about Fawn, the animal fairy who has a soft spot for all sorts of creatures.When Fawn (voiced by Ginnifer Goodwin of "Once Upon a Time") stumbles upon a mysterious creature that is at once imposing and gentle, with fascinating green eyes, she is immediately entranced by its…
  • 'Cinderella' + 'Insurgent': Two Films That Show Different Sides of Girl Power

    12 Mar 2015 | 12:44 pm
    "Cinderella," starring Lily James (photo credit: Disney)While we might not readily associate the fairy tale "Cinderella" with "girl power" exactly, director Kenneth Branagh and producers Allison Shearmur (who's also a mom) and David Barron wanted to update the story with a strong female character who wasn't sitting around, waiting on a prince.Not only that, but as Shearmur said at a press conference earlier this month, the live-action film's creators wanted to show that "kindness is cool."Lily James talked to me over at mom.me at the same press conference about her portrayal of "Cinderella"…
  • Coming Attraction: Early 'Cinderella' Screening Raises Funds for 10-Year-Old's Foundation

    6 Mar 2015 | 7:44 pm
    If you and your kids are looking to catch a sneak peek of Disney's live-action version of "Cinderella" -- and the new "Frozen Fever" short -- here's your chance to check out the movie and do good at the same time.On Sunday, March 8, there will be a screening of the film at the Vista Theatre in Los Feliz at 9:45 a.m. to benefit I Dream of Fish, a foundation to combat world hunger created by 10-year-old Miles Lin.I Dream of Fish provides food production systems called Aquaponics to developing communities around the world. The system features fish in a tank on the bottom and plants on the…
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    Slapped By Life

  • NEW FLASH FICTION IN "CHEAP POP"!

    Ron Burch
    26 Mar 2015 | 7:58 pm
    CLICK THE LINK BELOW!!http://www.cheappoplit.com/home/2015/2/10/sad-if-i-lost-it-ron-burch
  • TWO NEW FLASH FICTIONS!

    Ron Burch
    24 Mar 2015 | 8:18 am
    Very excited to have my stories in these two places:Pretty Owl Poetryhttp://prettyowlpoetry.com/2015/03/23/issue-5-spring-2015/R.K.V.R.Y. Quarterly Literary Journalhttp://rkvryquarterly.com/
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    Ron Burch
    22 Mar 2015 | 10:08 am
    Chinatown, Los Angeles, CA
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    21 Mar 2015 | 10:28 am
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    LA Jewish LawyerLA Jewish Lawyer

  • 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…
  • The Six-Pack Question That Could Cost Your Life?

    LAJewishLawyer
    19 Mar 2015 | 12:17 pm
    La Jewish LawyerDo I Take or Not Take the Six-Pack I Brought to the Party? The Six-Pack Question That Could Cost Your Life?                   When you come to a party in the modern era, you are expected to bring a gift for the host.  Traditionally when alcohol is expected to be consumed by the host and guests, it is customary for guests to bring a six-pack of beer or a bottle of wine.  But what is the appropriate social etiquette when the six-pack you brought is unopened at the end of the night? Is it acceptable to take the beer home or is that…
  • What Your Lawyer Says about Investing in Solar Energy Farms

    LAJewishLawyer
    17 Mar 2015 | 2:03 pm
    La Jewish LawyerInvesting in Solar Farms                     Investing in Solar Farms  Now that the American populace has accepted certain behavior changes either voluntarily or not (e.g. recycling, the need to cut down on oil dependence, hybrid/electric cars), the next big thing that needs to be expanded is the use of solar electric energy. This is the proverbial “no brainer.” The various factors that clearly speak to the increased use of solar energy are many. The common “bottom line” is that it works and it is cheap. Who does not…
  • RACIST FRATS & ANTI-SEMITIC JUDICIAL COUNCILS

    LAJewishLawyer
    9 Mar 2015 | 1:18 pm
    La Jewish LawyerINTOLERANCE ON AMERICAN COLLEGE CAMPUSES “Tolerance is the last virtue of a dying society.” –Aristotle This morning, many Americans were shocked to learn of new evidence of racism on college campuses when a video that shows members of a University of Oklahoma fraternity singing a racist song on a bus went viral.  In response to this video, President David Boren, the former governor of Oklahoma, acted quickly to eject OU members of the Sigma Alpha Epsilon from campus.  Yet, this action does not eliminate the problem since this very frat was the source of an attack on a…
  • Immigration Reform: Government by Gridlock or Real Progress? (Let the firestorm begin!!)

    LAJewishLawyer
    24 Feb 2015 | 10:32 am
    La Jewish LawyerAnother “hot button issue” in the present political climate and in the upcoming presidential campaign is immigration reform. President Obama is playing a high stakes game of Russian roulette with the security of the Untied States hanging in the balance. The Republicans are threatening to withhold funding for the Department of Homeland Security if a bill is not passed effectively killing the presidents executive order stopping the deportation of 5 million illegal aliens. A Federal Judge in Texas (a conservative venue) has agreed with the republicans and has ruled…
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