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  • Issue Archive for
  • Jul 2-8, 2009
  • Vol. 31, No. 33

News

  • Joe Torre Reflects

    L.A. Observed's radar has picked up a Joe Torre interview from today's Fox Business News that's easily worth a few mouse clicks. The Dodger skipper, whose tell-all book, The Yankee Years, is still showing legs, might well have called his last year managing the Yanks A Season in Hell. Still,...
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  • 710 Freeway Tunnel Vision
  • 710 Freeway Tunnel Vision

    Curbed L.A. reported on Tuesday's unanimous Assembly committee vote to recommend that the 710 Freeway be extended underground -- instead of cutting 6.2 miles on the surface through neighborhoods in El Sereno and South Pasadena, along the freeway's course to link the San Bernardino and Foothill freeways at Alhambra and...
  • Anand Jon Judge: No New Trial

    After hearing both sides forcefully argue their cases for or against granting fashion designer Anand Jon a new trial this morning, Superior Court Judge David Wesley delivered his decision at 12:15 p.m.: The motion for a new trial is denied. Further, he has just cited Sanjana Jon Alexander and juror...
  • American Apparel: Made in East L.A.?
  • American Apparel: Made in East L.A.?

    L.A. Garment and Citizen's Dot Dot Dish column (spotted by the Eastsider L.A.) recently reported on rumors that American Apparel may move its operations from the gritty industrialscape just east of downtown and into the old Sears store on Olympic and Soto. The Sears locale makes sense, given AA's reliance...
  • Ex-Mongol President Pleads Guilty
  • Ex-Mongol President Pleads Guilty

    According to an Associated Press report, former Mongols motorcyle club president Ruben "Doc" Cavazos pleaded guilty in January to a single RICO Act count that could land him in prison for 20 years. The plea, disclosed in court papers filed June 29, will result in Cavazos being sentenced in February,...
  • Judge Kozinski Spanked by Panel But Not Disciplined

    Alex Kozinski, the Chief Judge of the 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals was reprimanded by a panel of peer judges in Philadelphia today. The group found no judicial misconduct on the part of Kozinski, who last year recused himself from a Los Angeles obscenity trial after the L.A. Times...
  • U.S. Grant to Speed Cops' DNA Logjam

    Cal State L.A. announced today it will receive a $1 million federal grant to help clear the backlog of DNA samples that have been stored for pending rape cases. That's a bit of good news following Sheriff Lee Baca's recent declaration that the budget crunch will force his department to...
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Music

  • Fritz Helder & the Phantoms Tonight at Cinespace
  • Fritz Helder & the Phantoms Tonight at Cinespace

    Falling somewhere between a band and a performance troupe, Toronto-based Fritz Helder & the Phantoms fuse witty dance tunes with striking imagery for a haute electro vibe that's as comfortable on the runway as it is in the nightclubs. The fashion friendly band, who recently collaborated with designers Jeremy Laing...

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Arts

  • Stage Raw: The Moscow Times Homes in on L.A. Theater
  • Stage Raw: The Moscow Times Homes in on L.A. Theater

    THE LATEST NEW REVIEWS ARE EMBEDDED IN THE COMPREHENSIVE THEATER LISTINGSMONKEY MADNESS Los Angeles Theatre Ensemble's production of Monkey Madness continues over the weekend at the Powerhouse Theatre in Santa Monica. Our review will appear here Monday afternoon. Photo by Melissa Snyder of Vibble. Also being reviewed this weekend: Improvatorium's...
  • Stage Raw: Mr. Merkin Misses His First Deadline!
  • Stage Raw: Mr. Merkin Misses His First Deadline!

    THE LATEST NEW REVIEWS ARE EMBEDDED WITHIN THE COMPREHENSIVE THEATER LISTINGSBREAKING NEWS: The entire staff of Stage Raw was disappointed that Mr. Merkin missed the filing deadline for his first column: a review of Spamalot at the Ahmanson. Mr. Merkin apologized profusely, but explained that it was impossible to file...

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