L.A is the capital of many things. Few of them are good things. At least not lately, it seems.
A day after it was announced that Los Angeles is America's traffic-congestion Mecca once again (breaking news, that), we bring you the American Lung Association's annual "Most Polluted Cities" list:
Monday, August 13
In the year 2000, a group of schlubs from the California meth- and cow-town of Modesto released the perfect record to ring in the new millennium. It was called The Sophtware Slump, and its sun-dappled, spacey, sad-faced robot-pop seemed to capture so much about ... More >>
South Central band Buyepongo is known for digging deep into the neighborhood's Latin roots and serving up a new formula for grinding on the dance floor. They're inspired by Wu-Tang Clan and manage to live up to their name, which means, literally, "to cause a ruckus."
Originally formed in 2005, they ... More >>
Apricots join artichokes, garlic, avocados and citrus on the long list of fruits and flowers that make California agriculture the envy of the nation, if not the world. It's a finicky fruit that needs a dry spring (check), free of late spring frosts which can devastate crops (also check, at least th ... More >>
J. GarbeeSeared Tuna Nicoise Salad At FigThe Place: Fig, 119 Broadway, Santa Monica; (310) 395-6037.
The Hours: Tuesday through Thursday, 5-6 p.m.
The Deals: Half off everything on the menu, including drinks
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According to the Associated Press, Democratic state Senator Gloria Romero of East Los Angeles is proposing dropping serpentine, a jade-green rock, as California's official state rock because it contains asbestos.
Asbestos, which causes a cancer called mesthelioma, was heavily mined in the U ... More >>
By Gustavo Turner
Last night the Echoplex presented a sophisticated pop bill headlined by Liam Finn and Eliza-Jane, the children of down-under stars Neil Finn (Split Enz, Crowded House) and Jimmy Barnes. The first opening band was perennial local power-poppers The 88s, who charmed the sparse crowd ... More >>
Modesto Film FestivalInside the State TheaterIf there's anything to be drawn from the box office successes of "Food Inc.," and "Julie & Julia," two of the bigger food films to be released this summer, it's that films about food or even those with food-related themes have grown progressively m ... More >>