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  • Issue Archive for
  • May 28 - Jun 3, 2009
  • Vol. 31, No. 28

News

  • Southland State Parks on Budget Chopping Block

    Here are some L.A.-area state parks and beaches that have been earmarked for possible closure in Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger's new budget proposals. Of California's 279 state parks and shorelines, 200 have been red-penciled for closure to save $143.4  million. Follow the jump to see California's other targeted parks. (Source Photo:...
  • Morning Sixpack: A News Roundup

    What Summer School? Due to its budget crunch, the L.A. Unified School District is canceling all of its K-8 summer school classes and most of its non-academic programs, while offering only credit-recovery courses for high schoolers. L.A. TimesThe More Things Change Dept. L.A. City Attorney-elect Carmen Trutanich is staffing his...
  • Today in Photographs: May 30, 1928
  • Today in Photographs: May 30, 1928

    Civil War veterans join a Memorial Day celebration at the Los Angeles Coliseum. The original newspaper caption read: "Old in years but young in spirit those who fought in the War of the Rebellion again paid tribute to the hero dead of the nation."LA Times/UCLA...
  • For Immediate Release: LA Weekly, Editor to Part Ways

    The LA Weekly is announcing that Editor in Chief Laurie Ochoa and the paper are parting ways after eight years. A former intern, contributor, and special sections editor at the LA Weekly from 1984-1988, Ochoa returned to take over the editor in chief role in 2001. LA Weekly wishes her...
  • Vin, We Hardly Know Ya
  • Vin, We Hardly Know Ya

    L.A. Observed reports on the imminent publication of an unauthorized biography of the legendary voice of the Dodgers, Vin Scully. "Unauthorized" may, in the course of celebrity events, conjure visions of gossip and scandal or, at least, of off-air profanity, but in straight-arrow Vin's case it simply reminds us that...
  • Drawing the Line: Readers Define 'West L.A.'
  • Drawing the Line: Readers Define 'West L.A.'

    Struck by the porous and flexible borders of that far country known as "West L.A.," we recently wondered aloud just what constituted its boundaries. ("West of La Brea, East of the Moon: Where the Hell Is West L.A.?") Here are some reader replies clarifying this cartographic mystery.demanik: Years ago, when...

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Film

Music

  • Flyer of the Week: Sarcastic and Rong
  • Flyer of the Week: Sarcastic and Rong

    Okay, the flyer itself ain't the best -- competing fonts, a non-sequitur collection of LAX, an astronaut and a zebra standing on the moon, faux-thrown-together vibe -- but the intent and the message more than make up for the design deficiencies. To wit: Rong Music, which has been releasing some...

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Theater

Arts

  • Stage Raw: Harassment
  • Stage Raw: Harassment

    David Mamet's Oleanna opens to the press on Friday night at the Taper. This is not the theater's first attempt to do this play about a charge of sexual harassment between a presumptuous male college professor and his academically challenged but aggressive female student. In 1994, the Taper wanted to...
  • Stage Raw: Groundlings Enchanted Forest
  • Stage Raw: Groundlings Enchanted Forest

    The latest NEW THEATER REVIEWS are embedded within this week's COMPREHENSIVE THEATER LISTINGS; also, see this week's THEATER FEATURE on Elephant Man at Andak Stage CompanyGROUNDLINGS ENCHANTED FOREST Groundlings Enchanted Forest is one of 11 plays being reviewed this week. Photo courtesy of The Groundlings Check back here on Monday...
  • Stage Raw: Betty Garrett Turns 90
  • Stage Raw: Betty Garrett Turns 90

    This week's NEW THEATER REVIEWS are embedded within the current COMPREHENSIVE THEATER LISTINGS; Also,  see last week's THEATER FEATURE on Elephant Man at Andak Stage CompanyBETTY GARRETT TURNS 90 Photo by Bob  Freeman 2009 Betty Garrett, the hoofer-singer who appeared in Hollywood's Golden Era MGM musicals, and on Broadway in Meet...
  • SEO This: The Lazy Man's Guide to Page Views
  • SEO This: The Lazy Man's Guide to Page Views

    Have you ever found yourself wondering, "Why doesn't anybody go to my website?" Perhaps it's because there is nothing on there worth seeing. After all, if there was something really cool on your site then people would have already found it, right? But all hope is not lost. There are...

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