Family trauma drama Machu Picchu, Texas (pictured above) grabs our Pick of the Week this week. Good reviews also for Noel Coward's Fallen Angels at the Pasadena Playhouse and David Henry Hwang's Chinglish at South Coast Rep. For all New Theater Reviews, and this weekend's comprehensive listing ... More >>
The new home for the El Segundo Museum of Art -- which isn't a public museum, but technically a private collection open to the public -- infills a tiny slice of downtown El Segundo's Main Street, right next to a former post office storefront, in a skinny slot that used to be a drive-through alley. T ... More >>
Kathryn Graf's new comedy about women slipping into middle-age, The Snake Can, is this week's pick of the week. Also a nod for Cathy Rigby reprising her decades-long performance in Peter Pan. See below for all the latest New Theater Reviews, and this week's comprehensive stage listings. Also, two s ... More >>
Nods this week for Laguna Playhouse's production of Neil Simon's Chapter Two and Dostoevsky's Notes from Underground at Zombie Joe's Underground in North Hollywood. For the latest new reviews and comprehensive stage listings, see below. Tanna Frederick and Robert Standley star in N. Richard Nash's T ... More >>
The LAPD really thinks you're retarded. Here's your chance to prove the department wrong. You see, L.A. police officials are afraid that you'll be so wowed by the site of retired Space Shuttle Endeavour cruising above town on a 747 that you'll take your eyes off the road and crash your car Friday m ... More >>
If you've ever spent too many Google hours typing "Ewald Notter," hoping to perfect your pastillage (sculptures made from a powdered sugar "dough") technique, The Art of the Confectioner is the book of your blown sugar sculpture dreams. Notter's The Art of the Confectioner is yet another pastry ... More >>
Hahn, Bowen and a cast of SoCal characters slug it out for Congress
A.J. Duffy's tiny pocket is fullParanoid leaders at United Teachers Los Angeles seek anti-reform teachers to run for Los Angeles Unified School Board. That's right. They grimly resist after losing public confidence following the brilliant L.A. Times test score expose of 6,000 teachers. The Ti ... More >>
fotoparceiros via Flickr Boeing announced Monday that they will cut 800 jobs at their Long Beach location, according to KTAL News. 550 workers will be offered positions in Oklahoma where the company is moving two of its defense projects. The C-130 Avionics Modernization program is scheduled ... More >>
It looks like production of the 2011 Tesla Model S is coming to Los Angeles County. The District Weekly in Long Beach and the Downey Patriot report that Tesla is setting up shop for the new, moderately priced sedan at a former NASA facility in Downey. "We're very close to being able to make an offi ... More >>
50 Years After a Santa Susana Nuclear Accident Holds Up Land Development
Super Lab or Super Gaffe? Sheriff's Department descriptions of a meth lab raided at a property owned by the mayor of Bell have been contradicted by a hazmat team. L.A. TimesMichael Jackson Autopsy Planned L.A. coroner's authorities will perform an autopsy today on singer Michael Jackson, who died Th ... More >>
I Spy A Chinese-born former Boeing employee will stand trial for economic espionage related to charges he passed on to China documents concerning the space shuttle, Delta IV missiles and Boeing's C-17 transport plane. Long Beach Press-TelegramThis Round's for You Four steel containers holding ammuni ... More >>
They Vant to Be Alone! The D.A.'s office is examining "dozens" of secrecy-obsessed county agencies accused of violating transparency and open-meeting provisions of the Brown Act. L.A. TimesIt Was the Best of Times . . . After a long profit slide, Commerce-based 99 Cents Only stores are making out li ... More >>
In an ominous sign that Southern California's aerospace industry might be repeating the massive downsizing of the 1990s, Northrop Grumman today announced 750 layoffs, to occur within the next few months. According to the Daily Breeze, most of the terminations are expected to fall at the company's El ... More >>
When aerospace was king in L.A. Striking members of the International Association of Machinists demonstrate in the rain at the McDonnell Douglas plant in Torrance.Photo: LA Times/ UCLA Collection
With $860 million spending sprees, high-tech surveillance towers that don't work and Operation Streamline show trials, it's still the same old catch-and-release game
And all they want are normal jobs
Country music, aerospace manufacturing and the white working class leave town
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One labor struggle ends, another begins
In L.A.? Good Luck.
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And a side order of grilled Gephardt, please
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Mark Worth's diatribe against journalists who have gone over to the "dark side" left me wondering if he isn't perhaps the one who is in the wrong profession...