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  • Issue Archive for
  • Jul 15-21, 2010
  • Vol. 32, No. 36

News

  • LAX Offering Restrooms For Dogs
  • LAX Offering Restrooms For Dogs

    LAX is now offering restrooms for dogs. The international airport recently added five gated relief stations featuring water bowls and fire hydrant replicas. The doggie restrooms were added in compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act. Larry Rolon, the airport's coordinator for disabled services, said that the restrooms were implemented...
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  • Hawthorne Mayor Larry Guidi Joins The Ranks Of The Unemployed
  • Hawthorne Mayor Larry Guidi Joins The Ranks Of The Unemployed

    Larry Guidi, the still-mayor of Hawthorne, has been on leave from his job at the Hawthorne School District since April, when he was accused of stealing an industrial-grade food mixer.This week, Guidi resigned from his position as the district's facilities manager, according to the Daily Breeze. He'll get $17,000 in...
  • Los Angeles County Moves Against Hacienda Heights Pot Shop
  • Los Angeles County Moves Against Hacienda Heights Pot Shop

    Los Angeles County officials have notified a Hacienda Heights pot shop that it's high time to shut its doors. On Thursday the dispensary at 15608 Gale Ave. was notified that it was allegedly operating illegally -- without a business license or other permits granted by the county -- according to...
  • Many L.A. Residents Fail Honesty Test....For Tea
  • Many L.A. Residents Fail Honesty Test....For Tea

    Tisk Tisk Los Angeles.... Angelenos aren't very honest when it comes to buying tea, NBC4 reported. L.A. Weekly's Squid Ink first wrote last Thursday about a social experiment conducted by tea company Honest Tea where people could purchase their beverages at an unmanned kiosk at the Grove as well as...
  • City Of Los Angeles To Open 'Cooling Centers' To Beat The Heat
  • City Of Los Angeles To Open 'Cooling Centers' To Beat The Heat

    In response to a summer heat wave that has seen temperatures above the hundred-degree mark in the San Fernando Valley, the city of Los Angeles on Thursday announced it's opening "cooling centers" on the weekend. The centers will include libraries, senior citizens' facilities and park-and-recreation rooms that will be open...
  • Software Could Prevent Texting And Web-Browsing While Driving
  • Software Could Prevent Texting And Web-Browsing While Driving

    Though thirty states, including California, have banned the practice of texting while driving, many drivers text and surf the web during their rush hour commutes anyway. This practice, however, may no longer be physically possible. According to USA Today, two companies have partnered up together to develop a software that...
  • Heat Wave: DWP Urges Angelenos To Conserve Power As Temps Soar
  • Heat Wave: DWP Urges Angelenos To Conserve Power As Temps Soar

    The Los Angeles Department of Water and Power is urging consumers to conserve power to avoid straining the city's electric grid. The National Weather and Service issued a excessive heat watch for parts of Los Angeles, Ventura, Santa Barbara and San Luis Obispo counties from Thursday through Friday evening. With...
  • Fresh Express Recalls Salad Because Of Possible E. Coli Contamination
  • Fresh Express Recalls Salad Because Of Possible E. Coli Contamination

    Salad production company Fresh Express recalled nearly twenty varieties of Romaine lettuce-based salad products Wednesday over fears of E. coli contamination. The salad mixes were sold throughout California and have a "use-by" dates of July 8-12 with a "S" in the product code. According to the Salinas-based company, the products...
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  • Andrew Breitbart: Is There No Such Thing As Bad Publicity?
  • Andrew Breitbart: Is There No Such Thing As Bad Publicity?

    The past 36 hours have been a whirlwind for Andrew Breitbart, the right-wing bomb thrower who oversees a family of conservative Web sites -- Big Government, Big Journalism and Big Hollywood -- from an office building in Santa Monica. The quick history: He released a video that seemed to show...
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  • L.A. City Council: Helping 7-Eleven Go Upscale?
  • L.A. City Council: Helping 7-Eleven Go Upscale?

    The L.A. City Council has two food related items on the agenda today, in a sign of the continuing momentum of food activists who are either ameliorating hunger and reversing the decades-long trend toward bad, processed food, or being annoying nanny staters wasting Council time while bigger problems await, depending...
  • DWP Officials Hauled Before City Council
  • DWP Officials Hauled Before City Council

    The City Council did its best Congress imitation today, hauling up officials and former officials from the L.A. Department of Water and Power. Council members grilled them -- and did some grandstanding -- on charges that the public utility misled council members about $73.5 million in surplus DWP refused to...

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Film

Music

  • Live Review: Le Butcherettes at Spaceland
  • Live Review: Le Butcherettes at Spaceland

    Le Butcherettes were a portrait of domestic bliss when they walked onstage at Spaceland for their debut Los Angeles show. Sure, drummer Normandi Heuxdaflo and a mystery bassist guy looked a bit unsettling in their creepy masks, but singer Teri Gender Bender brandished a long red feather duster and vigorously...
  • Live Review: Frankel at the Redwood Bar
  • Live Review: Frankel at the Redwood Bar

    Last night something magical happened at the Redwood bar. It was almost as satisfying as finding a double rainbow or riding a unicorn and just as rare. Frankel actually played a set. This doesn't sound like much, but Frankel (aka, Michael Orendy) doesn't play shows. He doesn't tour either and...
  • Dance Club Pick: Hard Off

    With HARD L.A. canceled, fans of fairy wings (though of a more elaborate sort) still have a big fete to flock to this weekend: the two-day Labyrinth of Jareth Masquerade Ball, a fantasy world and costume fest with live acts, performance art and a slew of DJ and dancing-fueled amusements...
  • Brick's Picks: Abstract Truth Redux

    Grammy-winning pianist Bill Cunliffereprises his tribute to Oliver Nelson "Blues and the Abstract Truth, Take 2" on Friday at the Radisson in Culver City. We recall the debut well enough, performed before a packed house at the Vic in Santa Monica. It was beautiful. Every jazz fan knows Nelson's album,...

Restaurants

  • LAX Food Fight Update
  • LAX Food Fight Update

    The fight over who will get the bid to revitalize the food scene at LAX is ongoing, as various bidders vie for the lucrative food and beverage contract, worth more than $600 million over the next decade. Read Gene Maddaus' story Food Fight at LAX for the details, and read...
  • Ask Mr. Gold: Hot Weather, Cold Noodles
  • Ask Mr. Gold: Hot Weather, Cold Noodles

    Dear Mr. Gold: So much for livable temperatures in Los Angeles. Given this sudden hideous heat wave, is there any place you'd suggest for cold noodles, preferably with a just-because-I'm-a-white-girl-doesn't-mean-I-want-bland-food option? I'm assuming SGV. I'm hoping SGV. Bless you. --Jean McCoy, Pasadena Dear Ms. McCoy: On days like today, when...
  • Eagle Rock Brewery: The Growlers Are In
  • Eagle Rock Brewery: The Growlers Are In

    Growlers, those 64-ounce refillable To-Go beer jugs, have arrived at Eagle Rock Brewery. In non-beer geek speak, that means for $12 to $15, you can now go home with four freshly pulled pints (16 ounces) of Eagle Rock's brews. Great. Why not just buy a 6-pack of that Revolution XPA?...
  • Magnolia Bakery Opens Tomorrow in WeHo
  • Magnolia Bakery Opens Tomorrow in WeHo

    You've seen Magnolia cupcakes in chick flicks such as Sex and the City (in an episode where Carrie falls for Aden), and in The Devil Wears Prada (when Andy buys a cupcake as a belated birthday present/peace offering for her boyfriend.) And after nearly a year of permit delays, and...
  • Onion Truck Causes Traffic Nightmare
  • Onion Truck Causes Traffic Nightmare

    No this isn't a fake headline from The Onion, although it would be pretty funny, albeit briefly and only for a couple of punchlines, if a truck spilling of copies of the satirical newspaper caused the kind of traffic chaos that the overturned truck of actual onions caused for six...
  • Pyongyang North Korean Food Truck: Just a Game
  • Pyongyang North Korean Food Truck: Just a Game

    Were you fooled by the Pyongyang Express North Korean food truck? If so, you weren't alone, as many assumed it was simply another extension of the mobile Korean taco craze. Which is just what the people behind it were hoping would happen. But as DrinkEatTravel and Grubstreet recently pointed out,...
  • How Honest is L.A.? The Results of Honest Tea's Social Experiment

    Last week Maryland-based organic tea company Honest Tea brought its unmanned, pop-up "Honest Stores" to L.A., gauging Angelenos' propensity for (or against) bottled tea thievery. The results, revealed by hidden cameras located throughout the Honest Stores, revealed what we knew, but perhaps hoped wasn't true: Los Angeles is not a...

Theater

Arts

  • Stage Raw: How to Burn a Bridge While Standing on It
  • Stage Raw: How to Burn a Bridge While Standing on It

    COMPREHENSIVE THEATER LISTINGSNEW THEATER REVIEWSSTAGE FEATURE ON LINDA PURL'S FESTIVALTHE FINE ART OF BURNING A BRIDGE, WHILE STANDING ON IT If you think the hostile/apathetic attitudes of Americans toward government arts subsidies are muddleheaded (overwhelming empirical evidence from foundations to government arts agency shows that the arts and arts program...
  • Stage Raw: Unknown Future, Theater on Seward Closes Its Doors
  • Stage Raw: Unknown Future, Theater on Seward Closes Its Doors

    COMPREHENSIVE THEATER LISTINGSNEW THEATER REVIEWSSTAGE FEATURE on Lieutenant of Inishmore and A Tale Told by an IdiotAN UNKNOWN FUTURE: Theater on Seward Closes its Doors John Fleck performs tonight (Thursday), 8 p.m. with his sardonic one-man comedy about Trader Joe's (and points beyond), Side Effects May Include . . ...
  • Stage Raw: California International Theatre Festival
  • Stage Raw: California International Theatre Festival

    COMPREHENSIVE THEATER LISTINGSNEW THEATER REVIEWSSTAGE FEATURE on Lieutenant of Inishmore LOVE, CONNIEThe Nellie Olesons' John Cantwell has created a multimedia dance comedy thriller, which plays Fri.-Sat., 9 p.m. at Casita del Campo, 1920 Hyperion Ave., L.A.; thru July 24, cavernclubtheater.com. Photo by  Gabriel GoldbergCALIFORNIA INTERNATIONAL THEATRE FESTIVALCurated by Linda Purl...
  • Stage Raw: Procreation
  • Stage Raw: Procreation

    COMPREHENSIVE THEATER LISTINGSNEW THEATER REVIEWSSTAGE FEATURE on Lieutenant of Inishmore NEW REVIEW GO PROCREATION Photo by Ed Krieger The plays of Justin Tanner are like Rice Krispies. They crackle when you pour in the right actors -- and the actors here from his own company are just right -- and...
  • Stage Raw: Pasadena Playhouse Back in Business
  • Stage Raw: Pasadena Playhouse Back in Business

    COMPREHENSIVE THEATER LISTINGSNEW THEATER REVIEWSSTAGE FEATURE on Lieutenant of Inishmore PASADENA PLAYHOUSE BACK IN BUSINESS Sheldon Epps and Stephen Eich, respectively the Pasadena Playhouse's Artistic Director and Executive Director, have just announced production plans through January, 2011. A production for the fall, 2010 is still undecided, but the Playhouse will...

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