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  • Issue Archive for
  • Nov 11-17, 2010
  • Vol. 33, No. 1

News

  • Sheriffs Go Out In Full Force to Catch DUI Offenders
  • Sheriffs Go Out In Full Force to Catch DUI Offenders

    Drunk drivers beware! The sheriff is coming to town and she's going after all you boozers who are too stupid to down that last tequila shot right before driving off in your vehicle. The LA County Sheriff's Department was granted a $1.1 million grant by the California Office of Traffic...
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  • Daily Show Mocks Missile Mystery

    The Daily Show -- which watches cable news so you don't have to -- takes a crack at the overreaction to the "mystery missile" story. For those who didn't get the memo, it turned out to be a plane. Enjoy. The Daily Show With Jon StewartMon - Thurs 11p /...
  • Emerson Middle School Students Protest Library Cuts
  • Emerson Middle School Students Protest Library Cuts

    Los Angeles Unified schools are in a funk - some libraries may have their hours slashed while other libraries will be shut down altogether, leaving school children with fewer places to turn to for help with their homework. These will be some of the sobering facts that Emerson Middle School...
  • Republican Presidential Debate To Be Held At Reagan Library
  • Republican Presidential Debate To Be Held At Reagan Library

    Had enough politics for a while? Well too bad, because the first debate of the 2012 presidential race is just around the corner.Politico and NBC News announced today that they will host the first Republican primary debate sometime next spring at the Ronald Reagan Presidential Library in Simi Valley.Since Reagan's...
  • Los Angeles County Introduces Its First Green Library
  • Los Angeles County Introduces Its First Green Library

    Eco-friendly LA County dedicated its first full-fledged green library in Whittier today. About 40 percent of the newly constructed Sorensen Library is made with recycled materials and features sun-absorbing roofing material, absorbable pavement, huge windows for lots of natural lighting and drought-tolerant landscaping. On the inside, lighting is electronically controlled...
  • Website Commemorates Kanye West's Top 10 Meltdown Moments
  • Website Commemorates Kanye West's Top 10 Meltdown Moments

    Just when you thought America's favorite hip-hop star had put all of his embarrassing moments behind him, you cringe when you hear radio hosts poking fun at his latest...embarrassing moment. This time it's Kanye chastising Matt Lauer while on the set of NBC's "Today" show on Tuesday for showing archival...

Calendar

Film

Music

  • Low End Theory Shut Down Mid-Kraddy By L.A.P.D., Fire Dept. Last Night
  • Low End Theory Shut Down Mid-Kraddy By L.A.P.D., Fire Dept. Last Night

    Via our own Dennis Romero's Informer--famed Lincoln Heights club night Low End Theory was shut down mid-Kraddy-release-party after reports of overcrowding. Says Romero: At 12:14 a.m. Thursday, however, fire officials responded to possible reports of overcrowding at the venue, according to Erik Scott of the Los Angeles Fire Department. Witnesses...
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  • In Search Of: Mahssa Taghinia On Rare Iranian Records And More
  • In Search Of: Mahssa Taghinia On Rare Iranian Records And More

    Mahssa Taghinia of B-Music/Finders Keepers Records is a DJ and record collector whose specialty is long-lost '60s and '70s Iranian pop, psych, and funk gems. Her Pomegranates compilation--available now from Finders Keepers--shows off the best of her finds from flea markets in Tehran and family favorites handed down to her...
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  • Ceci Bastida Interview: "You Need To Feel Free"
  • Ceci Bastida Interview: "You Need To Feel Free"

    Tijuana might be better known right now for its crooked cops and affordable prescription drugs, but Ceci Bastida has been sounding off for the border city's next generation since she was a feisty 15 year-old fronting politically-minded Mexican ska band Tijuana No! (famous for their cover of the Clash's "Spanish...
  • Dance Club Pick: FUZZY FRIDAY

    Fuzzy fellows and woolly wily women fill the Friday night dance card this week. At Fuzzy, the "adorable f**king dance party" from gay clubbin' "It" boys Cody Bayne and Mario Diaz, DJs Dingo and Strangemachine farm freakiness on the dance floor, followed by a special performance by the Lady Tigra...
  • Nightranger: WILD FRONTIER
  • Nightranger: WILD FRONTIER

    It's been 30 years since Frontier Records first began to expose its indelible roster of local punk bands to hard-core fans, forever leaving its mark on the music scene in L.A. and beyond. After Sunday night's eight-hour-plus gathering at the Echoplexto celebrate the milestone with some of the best-known and...

Restaurants

  • The USDA's New & Improved National Farmers Market Directory
  • The USDA's New & Improved National Farmers Market Directory

    According to the blog Obama Foodorama, today the USDA rebooted the National Farmers Market Directory. It's apparently "nutrition info week" at the Department of Agriculture, which was the happy occasion for the upgrade. The state-by-state directory, which can be searched by state, county, zip code and participation in federal nutrition...
  • Candy Cane Joe-Joe's Are Back!

    More than miniature twinkling lights or The Little Drummer Boy blaring from every boutique, the surest sign the Christmas season has arrived is the return of Candy Cane Joe-Joe's -- or, as they're known on the street, Christmas Crack. Thanks in part to their seasonal nature, these ersatz Oreos have...
  • Have It Your Way: Burger King's Profanity Drive-Thru Receipt
  • Have It Your Way: Burger King's Profanity Drive-Thru Receipt

    There's road rage and there's consumer remorse and there's truth in advertising. Blend them all together and you get something like what happened at a Sacramento Burger King recently, in which a customer was given his receipt with "FUCK YOU" (yes, in block letters) printed on the paper in place...
  • Blast from the Past: 10 Pictures from Cookbooks for Kids

    Because teaching kids to cook isn't the same as teaching grown-ups, cookbooks have always used a different approach in getting children to learn how to prepare food: they get them into the kitchen with pictures of cute, fun-to-make desserts. Flickr user Charm and Poise has compiled vintage kid-food images from...
  • Zagat Heading for Dustbin of History?
  • Zagat Heading for Dustbin of History?

    Long before Yelp and other online restaurant sites were all still twinkles in computer programmers' eyes, Zagat was using the power of the hive-mind to create definitive restaurant guides that were local, social and portable. That's all over. When it came to migrating the brand to the web, founders Nina...
  • Monday Night Football at Mo's Place in Playa Del Rey
  • Monday Night Football at Mo's Place in Playa Del Rey

    At Mo's Place in Playa Del Rey, the television pageantry of Monday Night Football is no match for the debauched live-action carnival Mo concocts. When you first walk in, you see a typical sports bar. Faded pennants and posters plaster every speck of the interior not occupied by blinking screens...
  • Bao Dim Sum House Replaces Jian Korean BBQ
  • Bao Dim Sum House Replaces Jian Korean BBQ

    Jian, a Mid-City Korean barbecue restaurant, grilled its last galbi on August 8th. Signage was posted on the windows informing customers that Jian, which opened two years ago, would be closed from August 7th to November 15th. "It just wasn't right for the area," said Howard Chan, managing partner and...
  • Food Trends for 2011: Your Dinner in Las Vegas, So To Speak
  • Food Trends for 2011: Your Dinner in Las Vegas, So To Speak

    It's getting close to the end of the year, which fact you can tell by the beginning of year-end predictions. Yes, already. Along with the Christmas decorations, which seem to go up earlier every year. Subliminal Capitalism, I guess. In this vein, PR Newswire is reporting on food service trends...

Theater

Arts

  • Stage Raw: Roccopella
  • Stage Raw: Roccopella

    NEW THEATER REVIEWSStage FEATURE on the Wunderbaum at REDCATCOMPREHENSIVE THEATER LISTINGSNEW REVIEW GO ROCCOPELLA Embellished with funky MTV-inspired videos, writer/solo performer George Spielvogel's goofy good-natured comedy sports an array of ditzy characters who share a zest for musical performance. Not that any of these would-be songsters actually sing well or...
  • Stage Raw: LOL! Latina on the Loose!
  • Stage Raw: LOL! Latina on the Loose!

    NEW THEATER REVIEWSStage FEATURE on Watson (Sacred Fools) and Futura (Boston Court)COMPREHENSIVE THEATER LISTINGSLOL! LATINA ON THE LOOSE! Mina Olivera's comedy show is among the productions being reviewed this weekend. For a complete list of assignments, press the More tab at the bottom of this page. Photo courtesy of the...

Columns

  • A Peek at a World of Porn You Can't Download for Free
  • A Peek at a World of Porn You Can't Download for Free

    Fellow clever, witty and oft-inappropriate writer Gram Ponante has been deemed America's Beloved Porn Journalist, and though I can't attest to the beloved part, he definitely watches porn. He also finagles his way onto porn sets, into porn parties and pretty much any other event with "porn" used as an...

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