So, um, KPCC (89.3 FM) bumps the beloved Patt Morrison from her afternoon show in part to make way for a much-ballyhooed program, "Brand Martinez," built around host Madeleine Brand. In the process Angelenos got, from the most expensive "listener-supported" station ever, canned "world news" from th ... More >>
Los Angeles TimesGeorge Ramos.The Los Angeles City Council adjourned today in memory of late, great Los Angeles Times staffer George Ramos. The journalist was found dead at his home over the weekend in Morro Bay after co-workers at CalCoastNews called authorities because they hadn't heard fr ... More >>
Zadi Diaz/flickrBloomfestLA 2009 On Monday, Michael Jackson subbed for Patt Morrison on KPCC and tried to tie some ridiculous bowstrings around the Carmaggedon that wasn't. He started out asking callers for reactions to the 405's strife-free closing -- the absence of the usual "car-strangled ... More >>
ThirdApe23The devil's playground.Is the after-hours bicycle mob known as Midnight Ridazz planning to bomb the 405 freeway during this weekend's much-hyped "Carmageddon" shutdown? The group is organizing an event it calls "4PACOLYPSE: The BIG 405 CLOSURE ride" for midnight Saturday/Sunday. Ac ... More >>
What she meant was that downtown was "duurty."Zooey Deschanel fought back against venerable Los Angeles Times columnist and KPCC (89.3 FM) host Patt Morrison this week after the journalist called out the actress for dissing downtown L.A. during the royal couple's visit. Deschanel's retort wa ... More >>
Republican senatorial candidate Carly FiorinaIn one of the most adversarial senate races that Californians have seen, U.S. Senator Barbara Boxer, the incumbent Democrat, and businesswoman Carly Fiorina, the Republican challenger, clashed at a debate sponsored by KPCC 89.3 FM and La Opinion, ... More >>
We're not sure who really came up with the idea of taking a processed tube of (potentially cancerous) mystery meat, then pouring a thick stew of heavily cooked-down meat on top of it -- but they should probably be congratulated, or yelled at, or both. Now you can order chili dogs almost everywhere, ... More >>
Father Gregory Boyle's recently published book.Reacting to this week's news that gang-prevention group Homeboy Industries had to lay off 330 of 427 employees, Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa told Patt Morrison on her KPCC (89.3) radio show Friday that he was "saddened" and "concerned." Homeboy fo ... More >>
Shannon CottrellEfforts to "save the peak" near the historic Hollywood sign have one day and $3 million to go to purchase the land for public use, the Trust for Public Land states. The group has raised more than $9 million toward the $12 million purchase price of the 138-acre swath of land o ... More >>
With Los Angeles Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa battling the L.A. City Council over a DWP rate hike this week, he didn't have much time to hit the luncheon-and-dinner-awards circuit he's so fond of. L.A. Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa (bobble head version)â€‹But it was a week full of TV and radio interviews ... More >>
Chief Charlie Beck.Los Angeles police Chief Charlie Beck was asked if one of the reasons gang crime was low in the city because gang members are getting too old to get down. He didn't think so, telling a town-hall gathering of listeners of KPCC (89.3 FM) that "gang membership is not down -- ... More >>
"I'm not a politician," Police Chief Bill Bratton told a radio audience yesterday. "I work in a political environment, which shows how sane I am." During Wednesday's Patt Morrison show on KPCC, the LAPD Chief went after a recent L.A. Weekly cover story that questioned his department's use of crime s ... More >>
PURCHASE TICKETS TO THE 30TH ANNUAL L.A. WEEKLY THEATER AWARDS ON MARCH 30TH AT THE EL REY; HERE ARE THE NOMINEES FROST/NIXON Alan Cox and Stacy Keach in Frost/Nixon Photo by Carol RoseggAfter Stacy Keach as Nixon in Frost/Nixon, which opened last night at the Ahmanson, finished a late night pho ... More >>
L.A. theatergoers can get an earful today as the L.A. Weekly's critic-at-large Steven Leigh Morris joins Back Stage's Dany Margolies and Frontier's Wenzel Jones to offer reviews and stage news. Join them on Patt Morrison's show on KPCC, from 2-3 p.m.
The L.A. City Council today settled with lawyers representing demonstrators assaulted by police officersof the LAPD's Metro Division during a 2007 immigration-rights rally in MacArthur Park. The council unanimously voted to approve a $12.85 payout to clear the books of nine separate lawsuits involvi ... More >>
The L.A. Weekly's theater critic-at-large, Steven Leigh Morris, will be making the radio rounds today and tomorrow. Friday afternoon listeners can hear him hold forth on L.A. theater at 2:30 p.m., on Patt Morrison's eponymous KPCC show. (89.3 FM)Steven Leigh Morris: Hear him on radioSaturday, Morri ... More >>
Theatre Movement Bazaar's Model Behavior; i.e., The Strange Case of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde, opens this weekend at 24th Street Theatre, and is being reviewed this weekend. Photo courtesy of CalArts Photography Check back here on Monday afternoon for that review, plus reviews of the West Coast ... More >>
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