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  • Sep 10-16, 2009
  • Vol. 31, No. 43

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  • L.A.'s 9/11 Observances
  • L.A.'s 9/11 Observances

    Today's 9/11 observances will be a mix of traditional memorials and inaugurations of community service projects. Here are some notable public events, culled from City News Service.9 a.m.: Monterey Park's Patriot Day ceremony offers speeches, patriotic music and a bell-ringing ceremony at City Hall, 320 W. Newmark Ave. (626) 307-1388...
  • Settlement in Federal Immigrant Jail Suit

    Most Angelenos never see the Brezhnevian Federal Building on Los Angeles Street. Fewer still have had a reason to brave the long security line to get inside, much less to visit its underground detention center. The latter's six holding pens, known, in affectionate governmentspeak as "B-18," are where suspected illegal...
  • Tuesday Night Book Events: Obscenity, Kevin Starr and Noir
  • Tuesday Night Book Events: Obscenity, Kevin Starr and Noir

    Last night at the Skirball Cultural Center, Norman Podhoretz asked the question (or at least, quoted the title of his book), "Why Are Jews Liberals?"  Tonight, if he's still in town, he'll get an answer from Paul Krassner, the iconic iconoclast whose latest book is called Who's to Say What's...
  • Mount Wilson's Towercam Shows Lingering Smoke
  • Mount Wilson's Towercam Shows Lingering Smoke

    Back online after backfire activity temporarily cut its connection to a nearby Internet server, Mount Wilson's Towercam surveys the surrounding San Gabriel Mountains, revealing, happily, blue sky -- something that had been ominously missing a week ago. Lingering trails of smoke serve as reminders of the Station Fire, an arson-set...
  • Woodbury University's Safety Zone
  • Woodbury University's Safety Zone

    Here's a sign of the times. The day following a fatal campus shooting at UC Irvine, and moments after a report on declining crime rates, KNX radio carried an ad for 125-year-old Woodbury University. A young woman's soothing voice came on the air, presumably belonging to a student who was...
  • What Recession? USC Hospitals to Hire 300
  • What Recession? USC Hospitals to Hire 300

    With 1 out of every 10 Golden State workers unemployed, the recession has been especially hard on California. Employment-seekers clog job fairs like so many American Idol contestants. Just today 500 people reportedly showed up at a health-industry career event in Pasadena. But the clouds continue to part. Witness the...
  • Crushed Longshoreman Identified
  • Crushed Longshoreman Identified

    The longshoreman crushed to death by an empty shipping trailer at a large Terminal Island container yard has been identified as John Robert Kiser, according to the Daily Breeze. The accident occurred Saturday evening when a tractor was moving the freight trailer at the Evergreen terminal and Kiser, a 53-year-old...
  • Eleven Warhol Portraits Stolen
  • Eleven Warhol Portraits Stolen

    When art collector Richard L. Weisman's housekeeper showed up for work at his Angelo Drive home in the hills near Benedict Canyon, she knew something was missing from the dining room -- 11 Andy Warhols to be exact. She didn't stick around to count what had been taken, though, and...
  • Kid Accused in Morris Fire
  • Kid Accused in Morris Fire

    A 13-year-old boy has been accused of starting August's 2,000-acre Morris Fire, according to the San Gabriel Valley Tribune. Investigators claim the juvenile, who is not in custody, lit the blaze near Morris Dam, in the San Gabriel Mountains north of Azusa. That fire was the first of two blazes...
  • Scoundrel Time: Alleged Mortgage Frauds Increasing

    Today flyers posted on telephone poles advertising mortgage fixers are as ubiquitous in L.A. as gardeners' business cards. The collapse of the sub-prime mortgage market, combined with a plummeting economy and a questionable sense of rescue created by the Obama administration have led many Californians to believe in easy solutions...
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  • Wumpskate Celebrates Six Years on Wheels
  • Wumpskate Celebrates Six Years on Wheels

    Tonight at World on Wheels, monthly party Wumpskate turns six. The Monday night roller disco began as a chance for industrial fans to skate to their genre favorites. Since then, though, it has evolved into an eclectic, all-age event with frequent theme nights. Last month, we headed down to Wumpskate...

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  • Meet Your Food Blogger: Amanda Simpson of FoodPornDaily
  • Meet Your Food Blogger: Amanda Simpson of FoodPornDaily

    Hot red lobster with Prosecco butter sauce running down its claws, seductively posed on a bed of creamy rosemary, garlic and chèvre yellow corn grits. Pork tenderloin outfitted with bacon, stuffed with figs and blue cheese, splayed out on a white porcelain plate, surrounded by crimson fig slices. It is...
  • September is National Hunger Action Month
  • September is National Hunger Action Month

    September is National Hunger Action Month, a nationwide effort to engage the public in fighting hunger in America . For those interested, the LA Regional Food Bank has set up a Virtual Food Drive especially for Squid Ink readers, and for every dollar donated the Foodbank can purchase $5 worth...
  • Meet your Food Blogger: Bill Esparza of Street Gourmet LA
  • Meet your Food Blogger: Bill Esparza of Street Gourmet LA

    Bill Esparza is a professional saxophonist, and the mouth and mind behind food blog Street Gourmet LA. He also teaches a class called Affordable Ethnic Dining at the Burbank Adult School, an eating-intensive class that takes students out into the streets of Los Angeles to diversify their palates and encourage...
  • South Coast MLPA Proposals May Impact Area Chefs
  • South Coast MLPA Proposals May Impact Area Chefs

    Your favorite Santa Barbara spot prawn dish, like Michael Cimarusti's signature salt-roasted ones at his Melrose Avenue restaurant Providence, may be a thing of the past if the most extreme versions of the South Coast Marine Life Protection Act (MLPA) proposals pass...
  • Eddie Lin of Deep End Dining Gets a Book Deal
  • Eddie Lin of Deep End Dining Gets a Book Deal

    Would you rather spend your Italian vacation craning your neck under the ceiling of the Sistine Chapel or hunched over a porchetta sandwich? Eddie Lin of Deep End Dining has turned eating into a test of bravery, endurance, and cultural awareness, and now you can travel the world with his...
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  • What Would 9-11 Be Like in the Age of Social Media?
  • What Would 9-11 Be Like in the Age of Social Media?

    During the President's health care speech two days ago, the shared experience that is the realtime Internet reacted to a perfect Twitter-fodder event -- Joe Wilson's "you lie" outburst -- with a surprising amount of conversation about the real issue in the room, health care reform. This realtime 24-7 Internet...
  • Tweet-Up on the 405: L.A. Start-Up Wows Techcrunch50
  • Tweet-Up on the 405: L.A. Start-Up Wows Techcrunch50

    City Sourced won the third runner-up to the Techcrunch50 grand prize yesterday which comes as no surprise considering that they earlier got a unanimous thumbs up fromTechcrunch50 judges Lior Zorea, Bradley Horowitz, Kevin Rose, Satish Dharmaraj and Tim O'Reilly (!) and as Sarah Lacey reports, might have a potential investment...

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