Yesterday, a Wall Street Journal piece touched on whether the Koch Brothers might buy the Los Angeles Times. Today the brothers released a statement -- OK, a lecture -- straight from the pages of Ayn Rand's Atlas Shrugged. They want you to know that they don't give a rip about protests against them. ... More >>
Molly Peterson/KPCCProtest Barbie has brief wig malfunctionApparently inspired by last month's super meta Disney protest -- in which Burbank activists dressed as Mickey and Minnie chained themselves to the front gates of corporate headquarters and hung a banner reading "Disney: Destroying Ind ... More >>
FoxNo longer?It feels almost like the '70s are back. Following Japan's nuclear crisis, demonstrators will hold a vigil outside the Westwood Federal Building to urge "a Non-Nuclear Future" for the United States and Japan. The action marking the thirty-second anniversary of the Three Mile Isl ... More >>
Trader Joe's is really inexpensive. To be honest, it is at times somewhat frighteningly so. But we continue to shop there, mainly because of those low prices, their large wine selection, snappy packaging and generally friendly staff. It is a brand we've come to trust, without ever really stopping to ... More >>
Dept. of Energy (via TPM)â€‹For the last couple years, Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger has lobbied to boost state revenues by allowing expanded drilling off Santa Barbara.The Tranquillon Ridge plan accounted for $100 million in the governor's proposed budget.Well, so much for that. In view of the vast an ... More >>
Word is in, via the Mother Nature Network that Trader Joe's has changed their tune, and plan to sell only sustainable seafood by the end of 2012. Within the last year, Trader Joe's has been under fire from Greenpeace, who did not look kindly on their practices in aquatic protein sales. When Greenpe ... More >>
Yesterday the Brazilian beef exporter Bertin reported that it had signed a pact with Greenpeace to refuse to buy cattle from deforested parts of the Amazon. Greenpeace claims that the Brazilian Amazon cattle industry is the largest driver of deforestaton in the world, responsible for 14% of the wor ... More >>
File this under Good Stores Doing Bad Things. The environmentally sensitive consumer's dilemma is embodied in Four Story blogger Nathan Walpow's recent post, "My World Is Coming Down Around Me," about charges that Trader Joe's is not green enough when it comes to protecting fish.
Well, he may have been kidding about that last part but Eagles of Death Metal frontman Jesse "Boots Electric" Hughes was dead serious about ensuring tonight's gig at the Mayan will be straight-up, hip-shaking, good time rock and roll for all who attend. The Los Angeles-based band led by Hughes and Q ... More >>
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