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  • Issue Archive for
  • Aug 5-11, 2010
  • Vol. 32, No. 39

News

  • Christian School Fires Teachers For Being Catholic
  • Christian School Fires Teachers For Being Catholic

    A Corona-based Christian school has fired 11 employees, including four teachers, for not being quite Christian enough.Most of the fired employees were Catholics, according to the Press-Enterprise, though it appears there was at least one Lutheran and an Episcopalian as well. Beth Frobisher, the superintendent of Crossroads Christian School, said...
  • Broad Museum One Step Closer To Downtown
  • Broad Museum One Step Closer To Downtown

    A museum to house Eli and Edythe Broad's significant modern art collection moved one step closer to a downtown location Friday, as the City Council approved a plan to make it part of the luxury hotel and condo Grand Avenue Project. Councilwoman Jan Parry said construction could begin as soon...
  • Prop. 8 Appeal Process Begins
  • Prop. 8 Appeal Process Begins

    As expected, lawyers fighting to protect Proposition 8, the California ban on gay marriage, have appealed Chief U.S. District Judge Vaughn Walker's ruling, which overturned the marriage ban Wednesday, the San Jose Mercury News reports. Walker's decision overturned Prop. 8, using strong language to affirm the right of gays and...
  • L.A. City Council Sends Measure To Voters, Hoping to Rein In DWP
  • L.A. City Council Sends Measure To Voters, Hoping to Rein In DWP

    By Steve La Los Angeles voters will decide in March 2011 on a proposal to create a "ratepayer advocate" to represent Angelenos before the Department of Water and Power. The City Council voted overwhelmingly to send the charter reform measure to the voters for review, while approving another measure requiring...
  • Transgendered Dog Will Get A Home
  • Transgendered Dog Will Get A Home

    A Pomeranian puppy born with both male and female sex organs has at least 15 people expressing interest in adopting the dog, according to the Press-Enterprise. The puppy named Red recently underwent gender-reassignment surgery in San Bernardino to reduce the risk of cancer and infection...
  • New California Website Warns Public When Sex Offenders Bolt
  • New California Website Warns Public When Sex Offenders Bolt

    A site to warn the public when sex-offender parolees remove GPS ankle monitors has been created by the California Department of Corrections, according to a statement by the department. Member of the public can sign up to get email alerts about the parolee violations. Information such as photos, physical descriptions...
  • Great White Sharks Love L.A. Coastal Waters Too
  • Great White Sharks Love L.A. Coastal Waters Too

    When great white sharks were spotted off the Southern California coast in June it seemed a little unusual, but experts say it's not: It turns out that -- hold on to your boardshorts -- great whites often call Los Angeles coastal waters home sweet home. Indeed, the Monterey Bay Aquarium...
  • L.A. Councilman Richard Alarcon -- What Happened?
  • L.A. Councilman Richard Alarcon -- What Happened?

    Los Angeles City Councilman Richard Alarcon late Wednesday insisted he was innocent after he was charged with 18 criminal counts, including perjury and voter fraud, related to allegations that he hasn't been living in his district. His wife faced six similar charges. Stated Alarcon: My wife and I are innocent...
  • KTLA's Stan Chambers Retires After 63 Years
  • KTLA's Stan Chambers Retires After 63 Years

    KTLA's legendary newsman Stan Chambers, who has worked at the station for nearly 63 years, announced his retirement on Wednesday. Chambers began his career at KTLA (channel 5) in 1947 and since then, has covered more than 20,000 stories, according to the station. The announcement coincides with Chamber's 87th birthday...
  • Does Dodger Debt Hold Key To Team's Payroll Woes?
  • Does Dodger Debt Hold Key To Team's Payroll Woes?

    In his column today, T.J. Simers surveys the damage from the McCourt divorce. In the process, he reminds us of the Dodger company line, which is that the divorce has had no impact on the team's payroll.That's a tricky question to unpack, and for that reason it wasn't fully addressed...
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  • Rep. Maxine Waters' Ethics Charges Spelled Out
  • Rep. Maxine Waters' Ethics Charges Spelled Out

    The House ethics committee spelled out its case against against Rep. Maxine Waters, the legendary congresswoman who represents south L.A., The Washington Post reports. As expected, the case alleges Waters "improperly exerted" influence over Treasury Department officials when she sought bank bailout money for OneUnited Bank, even as her husband...

Calendar

Film

Music

  • Is 10 Bucks Too Much For a Bottle of Water at a Gig?
  • Is 10 Bucks Too Much For a Bottle of Water at a Gig?

    A 26 year old man died last Monday at the Bonner Springs, Kansas stop of the Vans Warped tour. The venue released the following statement following the death: Curtis Alan DeForest, age 26 of Wichita, Kansas, a patron attending yesterday's Van's Warped Tour at the amphitheater was transported to Providence...
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  • Slash Premieres New Video for "Back to Cali"
  • Slash Premieres New Video for "Back to Cali"

    Slash has just released a new video for one of the cuts from his self-titled solo album released last April. "Back to Cali" features Myles Kennedy, the Alter Bridge vocalist who's been Slash's main touring vocalist for his solo material. The video is a collage of live footage from different...
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  • Tonight: White Arrows, Fol Chen, Devin Sarno
  • Tonight: White Arrows, Fol Chen, Devin Sarno

    "Current residency holder White Arrows is a fine proposition taken all on its own. With ties to local indie-psych legends Dios (Malos), the band specializes in a sometimes blues-informed brand of out-there pop, but this sextet is its own beast, swirling bits of electronic dance and clean Strokesy garage rock...
  • Dance Club Pick: Deck Heads

    Sexy names for two sexy dance nights this week. Chicks With Decks comes off its major mama-mash of last week (which had Sandra Collins at Vanguard) with another sizzling celebration of spinnerettes. This one's on the Westside, boasts a Moulin Rouge theme and some fine female selectors and mixers: Heavygrinder,...

Restaurants

  • Ask Mr. Gold: Where There's Smoke, There's Fuego
  • Ask Mr. Gold: Where There's Smoke, There's Fuego

    Dear Mr. Gold: Could you recommend a first-date restaurant in or around Long Beach? I might be willing to venture farther, but I would prefer to remain as close to the Belmont Shores area as possible. --Sherrick B., Long Beach Dear Mr. B.: The Long Beach area is amply equipped...
  • Chefs Night Out: <em>Angeleno</em>'s Restaurant Awards
  • Chefs Night Out: Angeleno's Restaurant Awards

    Update: The missing ballots for the People's Choice Award at Angeleno Magazine's Chefs Night Out have just turned up. The winning dish is Capesante day boat scallops with farro, summer corn, heirloom tomatoes, scallions and citronette. Chef Victor Casanova of Culina restaurant gets the prize, a one night stay with...
  • Jones Coffee Roasters: Now, Just Down the Street
  • Jones Coffee Roasters: Now, Just Down the Street

    If you've been wandering around Pasadena in an decaffeinated haze for the last few days, looking for Jones Coffee Roasters and finding instead an empty roaster-shaped hole where your coffeehouse used to be, don't panic: Jones has not closed, but simply moved down the street. Last Friday the business, which...
  • Chili Cheese Dog Fight: Pink's Vs. Carney's
  • Chili Cheese Dog Fight: Pink's Vs. Carney's

    We're not sure who really came up with the idea of taking a processed tube of (potentially cancerous) mystery meat, then pouring a thick stew of heavily cooked-down meat on top of it -- but they should probably be congratulated, or yelled at, or both. Now you can order chili...
  • The Chocolate Dipped Cone: 3 To Try
  • The Chocolate Dipped Cone: 3 To Try

    When confronted with the choice of ice cream or candy bar, which do you choose? You don't really have to decide, as a dipped soft serve provides you the luxury of both. However, the increasingly difficult question has become, vanilla or... vanilla. For those serious chocolate lovers out there, it's...

Theater

Arts

  • Stage Raw: A Wolf Inside the Fence
  • Stage Raw: A Wolf Inside the Fence

    NEW THEATER REVIEWSSTAGE FEATURE on and Dani GirlNEW REVIEW GO A WOLF INSIDE THE FENCE Photo courtesy of Open Fist Theatre Company "You can't lose your way in a history class. You can only go backwards," says Linus McBride (Arthur Hanket), a history teacher who seems to be losing his...

Columns

  • My Open (and Closed) Relationship
  • My Open (and Closed) Relationship

    I got an interesting call last night. Most interesting perhaps in that a woman told me she didn't want to see me anymore, which hasn't happened very often in the annals of history. I imagine most people would have been feeling an emotion like hurt, disappointment or anger. I was...

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