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  • Feb 26 - Mar 5, 2010
  • Vol. 32, No. 16

News

  • The Wong Goodbye: Indicted Temple City Councilwoman Resigns
  • The Wong Goodbye: Indicted Temple City Councilwoman Resigns

    Temple City Councilwoman Judy* Wong, under indictment for bribery, has resigned, the Pasadena Star-News reports.Wong is accused of taking $13,000 in bribes from the developer of the Temple City Piazza, a $75 million mall project. In a letter, Wong said she needed some time off to prepare for her defense.According...
  • Smithsonian Says O.J.'s Suit Don't Fit
  • Smithsonian Says O.J.'s Suit Don't Fit

    The battle over O.J. Simpson's famous acquittal suit took a strange turn Tuesday when the Smithsonian museum rejected an offer by Simpson's associates to donate the clothing as a piece of Americana. "The Smithsonian's National Museum of American History will not be collecting O.J. Simpson's suit," the institute stated. "The...
  • Woman Who Threw Puppy Into Traffic Charged
  • Woman Who Threw Puppy Into Traffic Charged

    A woman who allegedly threw a puppy into oncoming traffic was charged with felony animal cruelty Friday. The 21-year-old suspect, Danielle Graham, was also charged felony battery on on a police officer after she allegedly injured a cop who tried to arrest her following the canine fatality in Hawthorne. Authorities...
  • Jerry Brown To Announce For Governor Tuesday
  • Jerry Brown To Announce For Governor Tuesday

    California Attorney General Jerry Brown will announce his intentions to run for office Tuesday, the Sacramento Bee is reporting. Brown, who has no serious Democratic challengers, was making party leaders nervous by standing on the sidelines for so long as Republican Meg Whitman continued to make waves via loads of...

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Film

  • Kevin Smith: The Fat Man Tweets
  • Kevin Smith: The Fat Man Tweets

    Director emerges from a cloud of weed smoke and a creative rut with his first studio-financed work-for-hire, Cop Out
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Music

  • Kid Infinity Unveils New Clip for " P.Y.C.O. (Put Your Clothes On!)"

    Last Saturday night at the Downtown Independent movie theater, dirty-synth/electro/punk duo Kid Infinity debuted their new video for "P.Y.C.O.," their track with a message that we've all screamed at one time or another: "Put your clothes on!" The pair, who are a cross-platform creative entity working not only as musicians...
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  • Latin Rock Takes Center Stage at Fais Do-Do
  • Latin Rock Takes Center Stage at Fais Do-Do

    In Los Angeles, a city filled with immigrant experiences and multiculturalism, Latino-influenced rock took center stage at Fais Do-Do last Saturday night, showcasing bands from Southern California and Mexico. The Mardi Gras-themed club was well lit; its mirrored disco ball showered the high stage with random bursts of light while...
  • Brick's Picks: Eye and Ear Control

    Listen, man, Dr. Elliott Caine is up front explaining astigmatism to a Highland Park hipster mom when Cannonball just starts burning on alto for a zillion choruses, then Hank Mobley comes in, takes it back to the head, and in comes Miles again. A little while later it's a funky...
  • Lusty for Life
  • Lusty for Life

    View more photos in Lina Lecaro's "Nightranger Revs it Up" slideshow. When did "quirky" replace "sexy" in band demand? At the risk of dating ourselves, Nightranger and many of our over-30 gal pals have been pining/whining for the good ol' days, when swagger on stage was an essential part of...

Restaurants

  • Ask Mr. Gold: The Dumpling Ground, or Dim Sum in Koreatown
  • Ask Mr. Gold: The Dumpling Ground, or Dim Sum in Koreatown

    Dear Mr. Gold: Why does Koreatown lack any form of proper dim sum? Are there secret dumpling hiding spots beyond the traditional Korean dumpling houses I have found? --Aaron Schmidt, Koreatown Dear Mr. Schmidt: The Chinese cooking most popular with Koreans tends to be from the parts of China closest...
  • A Recipe from the Baker: King Arthur Four's Cinnamon Rolls
  • A Recipe from the Baker: King Arthur Four's Cinnamon Rolls

    After we chatted with King Arthur Flour baking instructor Robyn Sargent yesterday, we hit her up for a cinnamon roll recipe. In addition to selling flour, King Arthur has published some terrific cookbooks, including King Arthur Flour Whole Grain Baking and The King Arthur Flour Baker's Companion, from which the...
  • IACP Cookbook Award Nominations Announced
  • IACP Cookbook Award Nominations Announced

    The International Association of Culinary Professionals (IACP) has announced their finalists and awardees for 2010, including the prestigious cookbook awards. This year saw over 500 entries, with finalists in 16 categories, include 49 culinary books selected by independent panels of food and beverage experts. Among the finalists: Marcus Samuelsson and...
  • How I Celebrated National Pig Day
  • How I Celebrated National Pig Day

    "What did you do today, Daddy?" squealed the children. "What did you do to celebrate National Pig Day?'' "Why, the same thing I do every day," I said. And you know something? It was true! Yesterday at Ford's Filling Station, a restaurant whose specialty is nominally the $400 whole-pig dinners...
  • The Conquering Empire Hamburger Map: Pick Your Metaphor
  • The Conquering Empire Hamburger Map: Pick Your Metaphor

    Via LAist, we found this fascinating map of the United States from Weather Sealed. It renders in color fields the territory controlled by the eight largest U.S. burger chains. Black is McDonald's. The blips of color in the otherwise dark universe are the other seven burger outlets. Republicans seem to...

Theater

Arts

  • Stage Raw: Theater Awards Online Ticketing Now Open
  • Stage Raw: Theater Awards Online Ticketing Now Open

    COMPREHENSIVE THEATER LISTINGSNEW REVIEWSTHEATER FEATURE On The Subject Was Roses and The Ballad of Emmett Till THE 31ST ANNUAL L.A. WEEKLY THEATER AWARDSWIREHEAD Echo Theater Company's production of Matthew Benjamin and Logan Brown's new play is among the shows being reviewed this weekend. For a complete list press the More...
  • Oscar Scandals Caught on Tape
  • Oscar Scandals Caught on Tape

    Oscar night rapidly approaches, and the show's new producer, Adam Shankman (the director of The Pacifier, Prop 8: The Musical, and Zac Efron's Pool Party) has made repeated attempts to try to rebrand the gay Super Bowl as "the world's best-dressed reality competition show." But the Academy Awards telecast has...
  • Stage Raw: Nan Martin
  • Stage Raw: Nan Martin

    COMPREHENSIVE THEATER LISTINGSNEW REVIEWSSTAGE FEATURE on Cousin Bette, Love Bites and A Torrid Affaire THE 31ST ANNUAL L.A. WEEKLY THEATER AWARDSNAN MARTIN Acclaimed stage, screen and television actress, Nan Martin, passed away Thursday morning (March 4) due to complications from emphysema. She was 82. Born in Decatur, Illinois, and raised...

LA Life

Columns

  • Finding the Perfect Sex Toy

    Looking for that perfect plaything to get you off? Today's sexual product market is overflowing with a dizzying array of choices in virtually every category imaginable, so here are a few handy tips to take to your local sex boutique or favorite website: Get to know yourself. Take a few...
  • Strip Club Etiquette

    What a Strip Club Isn't: First, a strip club is a place to watch live naked girls disrobe; it is NOT a place to pick up girls or get laid, nor is it a great place to masturbate or take a first date. The girls are there to make money...
  • Welcome to L.A. After Dark

    L.A. After Dark dares you to explore the sexier side of the city. Find carnal news, sex advice and tricks, erotic reviews and a guide that lifts the sheets to expose Los Angeles' not-so-private parts. The city turns on when the lights turn off - let L.A. After Dark lead...

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