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  • Aug 26 - Sep 1, 2010
  • Vol. 32, No. 42

News

  • Bell: Robert Rizzo Gave Questionable Loans
  • Bell: Robert Rizzo Gave Questionable Loans

    At this point it's starting to seem like using a firearm to kill aquatic life in a barrel-like object, but still worth noting: Another Times story on Robert Rizzo, the former Bell city manager who was making nearly $800,000 per year when he retired in July under a cloud that...
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  • USC Beats UCLA In ... Smarts?
  • USC Beats UCLA In ... Smarts?

    USC beat crosstown rival UCLA this week, and it wasn't, as usual, on the football field. No, surprisingly, the win is in the academic arena, as USC outranked UCLA in U.S. News & World Report's annual national college rankings. The Trojans ended up one step above the Bruins at 23...
  • Prank Calls To SWAT No Joke To L.A. County Sheriffs
  • Prank Calls To SWAT No Joke To L.A. County Sheriffs

    Swat Team members are fuming over two recent operations in the Los Angeles area that were the result of prank calls, part of what police say is a growing national problem known as "SWATing," the Long Beach Press-Telegram reports. In a "SWATing," pranksters, displaying fake phone numbers, call 911 dispatchers...
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  • Three Fatally Shot In West Hollywood
  • Three Fatally Shot In West Hollywood

    Three men were fatally shot in West Hollywood Thursday night, according to KNX 1070 Newsradio. The shooting was reported at 9:18 p.m. on Kings Road near Melrose Avenue, a sheriff's official told the station. The men were pronounced dead at the scene he said. Homicide detectives were en route and...
  • Dodgers Divorce Day Two; Frank McCourt Will Take Stand
  • Dodgers Divorce Day Two; Frank McCourt Will Take Stand

    On Day One of the Dodger divorce case between Frank and Jamie McCourt, our own Gene Maddaus summed up proceedings, helpfully noting the Dodgers began the day six and a half out of the wild card, though last night Hiroki Kuroda threw a gem, taking a no-hitter into the eighth...
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  • McCourt Divorce Trial, Day One: The Screaming Meanie
  • McCourt Divorce Trial, Day One: The Screaming Meanie

    Day One. The Dodgers are 6.5 games out of the wild card. About the most interesting thing that happened on the opening day of the Dodger divorce trial was that we learned the working title of Jamie's unpublished memoir. According to Frank's lead attorney, Steve Susman, it was "Screaming Meanie:...
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  • Police Arrest 13 People At Janitors' Union Rally
  • Police Arrest 13 People At Janitors' Union Rally

    Police arrested 13 people Thursday during a rally in which union members were protesting the layoffs of 16 janitors. SEIU's United Service Workers West organized the march and rally that drew about 300 people outside the Century Plaza Office Building, which is where the laid off janitors worked...
  • Sen. Dianne Feinstein To Chair No On Prop 19
  • Sen. Dianne Feinstein To Chair No On Prop 19

    UPDATE: Commenter makes a good catch picking up typos in the headline. We regret the error. Sen. Dianne Feinstein, the Democratic former mayor of San Francisco, will co-chair the campaign to defeat Proposition 19, the marijuana legalization initiative on the ballot in November, according to a press release today. Her...
  • Manny Ramirez Exiting Dodgers, Headed For White Sox
  • Manny Ramirez Exiting Dodgers, Headed For White Sox

    Dodgers star slugger Manny Ramirez was reportedly headed to the Chicago White Sox this week. The 38-year-old helped Los Angeles win the National League Western Division title in 2008, but has been struggling with injuries almost since then. According to Associated Press, the Dodgers would wipe their hands of the...
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  • Electric Daisy Carnival Promoter Suing City
  • Electric Daisy Carnival Promoter Suing City

    The organizer of the giant Electric Daisy Carnival rave at the L.A. Coliseum, where this year a 15-year old girl died of a suspected drug overdose, is suing L.A. for not allowing his company, Insomniac Inc., to host a Tiesto show at the L.A. Convention Center in October. Company founder...
  • Ken Mehlman Comes Out; Great News For Prop 8 Opponents
  • Ken Mehlman Comes Out; Great News For Prop 8 Opponents

    Ken Melhman's decision to come out and identify as gay, thus confirming one of the oldest rumors in Washington, is a big victory for opponents of Prop. 8, the California ban on gay marriage. Prop. 8 is currently up on appeal after being struck down by a federal judge earlier...
  • ACLU: Sheriff's Heat-Beam Gun Is 'Tantamount To Torture'
  • ACLU: Sheriff's Heat-Beam Gun Is 'Tantamount To Torture'

    The American Civil Liberties Union this week denounced the sheriff's plan use of a heat-beam device to control violent inmates at Los Angeles County Jail. In a letter to Sheriff Lee Baca the organization employing the weapon would be "tantamount to torture." The weapon known as the Assault Intervention Device...

Calendar

  • WHIRLS ON FILM
  • WHIRLS ON FILM

    When you think "urban bike shorts," most likely the image of a downtown 10-speed racer whizzing by in some thigh-grazing spandex nut-huggers leaps to mind. (Or is that just us?) But as of Wednesday, Urban Bike Shorts simply refers to one of the many events taking place during the Bicycle...

Film

Music

  • Over the Weekend: Chemical Brothers at the Hollywood Bowl
  • Over the Weekend: Chemical Brothers at the Hollywood Bowl

    View more photos in Timothy Norris' slideshow, "The Chemical Brothers & Chromeo @ Hollywood Bowl." LCD Soundsystem, Hot Chip, Klaxons and all other dance-rockers currently carving a profitable niche owe a debt of gratitude to electronica's "Born Slippy"-era--namely the holy trinity of stadium DJs the Chemical Brothers, Underworld and Orbital,...
  • Over the Weekend: Boris at El Rey
  • Over the Weekend: Boris at El Rey

    Thanks to the El Rey having one of the best sound systems in Los Angeles we finally got to see and truly hear Boris. With their hodge-podge of gear that could only end up together as the result of a tone junkie searching the ends of the earth for the...
  • Dance Club Pick: Don't Stop Till You Get Enough Questlove

    For the second year in a row, Victor Duplaix presents Remember the Time, a night celebrating the musical legacy of Michael Jackson. With special guest Questlove (The Roots) on the decks, we're guessing the night will offer a diversely mixed selection, featuring the King of Pop's early stuff with his...

Restaurants

  • Beer, Lager + How to Ask for What You Want
  • Beer, Lager + How to Ask for What You Want

    A well informed diner generally knows how to read a wine label. They can extract quite a bit of information. Maker, Year, Alcohol Percentage. The average wine label also usually indicates the type of grape OR the region (wherein the type of grape is a product of the region --...
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  • Mushroom Fatalities Hit Northern Italy
  • Mushroom Fatalities Hit Northern Italy

    If you want to find mushrooms in this town, your best bet is probably to keep your foraging to Clearwater Farms' farmers market stall rather than look for them yourself. And if you're foraging for wild mushrooms in Italy, you might want to stop, as the Telegraph reports that 18...
  • New Report: Drinkers Will Outlive Us All
  • New Report: Drinkers Will Outlive Us All

    One of the more irritating things about hanging out with heavy drinkers, other than the where-are-your-keys debate, the plummeting conversation skills, the mad pool games, etc. has always been the nagging suspicion that, despite all rational signs otherwise, they'll probably outlive us all. And now, according to Time and a...
  • Happy Hour: Padri Martini Bar
  • Happy Hour: Padri Martini Bar

    The Place: Padri Martini Bar, 29002 Agoura Rd. Agoura Hills, CA 91301 (818) 865-3700 The Hours: Monday-Friday 5-7 p.m. The Deals: Complimentary tray passed appetizers, a selection of $3 dollar martinis, beers and wines by the glass...

Theater

Arts

  • Stage Raw: City Garage Bids Adieu to Fourth Street
  • Stage Raw: City Garage Bids Adieu to Fourth Street

    COMPREHENSIVE THEATER LISTINGSNEW THEATER REVIEWS Cover Story on LATE's The War Cycle2011 MARK TAPER FORUM SEASON ANNOUNCED John Lithgow Photo by Nigel Perry John Lithgow will ring in the New Year spinning yarns in Stories By Heart, previously produced at the Lincoln Center and at the National Theatre of Great...
  • Power Rangers Fans and Stars Gather for Power Morphicon
  • Power Rangers Fans and Stars Gather for Power Morphicon

    See more photos in "Power Morphicon: Celebrating 17 Years of the Power Rangers." We had no idea what to expect when we first arrived at Power Morphicon Saturday afternoon. There wasn't a huge crowd of people hanging around outside the venue, no visible sign from the street that there was...
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  • Stage Raw: Titus Redux
  • Stage Raw: Titus Redux

    COMPREHENSIVE THEATER LISTINGSNEW THEATER REVIEWSTheater FEATURE on Neighbors, at the MatrixNEW REVIEW GO TITUS REDUX Photo courtesy of Circus Theatricals Military hero Titus (Jack Stehlin) radiantly returns to Washington DC from the Middle East wars to a grand welcome by the public and his family, but a serious case of...

Columns

  • Grabbing Porn Stars Press Junk-ets With Tabitha Stevens
  • Grabbing Porn Stars Press Junk-ets With Tabitha Stevens

    I spent a chunk of my afternoon yesterday in the heart of Hollywood at a press junket taking place at a hotel that also housed the 2010 National Sexual Assault Conference. It was only appropriate that this junket promoted a porno that featured the star's first interracial fuckfest. Sure it's...

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