Category Archives: Los Angeles

Droning us out

“Yesterday, as a task force of 125 officers, some riding Snowcats in the rugged terrain, continued their search, it was revealed that Dorner has become the first human target for remotely-controlled airborne drones on US soil.” Man hunt for ex-soldier … Continue reading

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LA Art Book Show this weekend in LA of all places (at the Geffen, yay!)

If you are LA, you might want to go to this: LA Art Book Fair. Here’s the LA Times article about it. Opening: Thursday, January 31, 6–9 pm Friday, February 1, 11-5 pm Saturday, February 2, 11 am–6 pm Sunday, … Continue reading

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People of Los Angeles County

Did you know there’s a very useful Citizens Guide to (LA) County Services 2012-2013? No? Well, neither did I until I found it at PalosVerdes.com. It’s full of useful information, such as the freaking address of the county seat in … Continue reading

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Sharrows

Photo removed due to cranky comment below that didn’t bother to give me a url to linkback for credit. So the photo, which was put here to help everyone, especially LA cyclists, is removed because I just want everyone to … Continue reading

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Hooray for Los Angeles! for once

“Los Angeles became the largest city in the nation to approve a ban on plastic bags at supermarket checkout lines, handing a hard-fought victory to environmentalists and promising to change the way Angelenos do their grocery shopping. “The City Council … Continue reading

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Cool things in Los Angeles

ink&paper from Ben Proudfoot on Vimeo. Commerce, Historical, Nostalgia, Social Role, Technology Paper and Press — How Vanishing Technologies Become More Precious, Scholarly Kitchen, December 30, 2011 I believe I’ll buy some paper there in January.

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Bank Transfer Day: November 5, 2011

Bank Transfer Day and an interview podcast with the founder, Kristen Christian. She’s with Los Angeles Federal Credit Union, which is open to any Los Angeles resident. They have walk-in branches or you can open an account via their website. … Continue reading

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Local news

“Oct. 2—USC Norris movie screening In honor of National Hereditary Breast and Ovarian Cancer Week, the USC Norris Cancer Hospital will present a screening of In the Family, with Spanish subtitles, at the Harlyne Norris Research Tower LG 503/504 from … Continue reading

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Jerry Brown vs. Corporate Taxzilla

Whoo-hoo! Jerry Brown is about to rock the state! In a good way. “Gov. Jerry Brown has a new tax proposal to sell the Legislature: raise levies on some large out-of-state corporations in exchange for new sales-tax exemptions for companies … Continue reading

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Well, this is embarassing

“Baseball Commissioner Bud Selig announced last week that he wouldn’t approve a Dodgers television deal with Fox Sports that reportedly was worth up to $3 billion. That left McCourt cash-starved and facing the prospect of missing the team payroll this … Continue reading

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Carmageddon is imminent!

So, now that I have your attention: Please don’t go anywhere near the 101/405 interchange from noon July 15 through noon July 18. Please cross-post like mad, thanks; it’s not like CalTrans is going to get the word out themselves. … Continue reading

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Random Roundup

Kim Jong-Il Looking at Things and does he evah. (I really should stay the hell away from Tumblr blogs) Obama: What happened to the guy named Obama who wanted to lift the cap on Social Security contributions? L.A. Unified project … Continue reading

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Overcrowding at County Hospital

“Along with Molina, health department officials, physician and hospital trade groups and independent consultants all urged that the new hospital be built to hold 750 beds. Advocates said that capacity was needed to allow the county to provide life-saving care … Continue reading

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Jailhouse not rockin’

“The new detention center sits empty because of the city’s dire fiscal crisis, which has left the LAPD unable to hire enough jailers to operate the large, labor-intensive facility. “When construction started, police officials never anticipated that the city would … Continue reading

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Los Angeles Lakers cure cancer!

Raise the dead, transmute waste water in to premium unleaded, and bring about world peace simply by winning something. Seriously, my neighbors are on four corners of a nearby major street waving Laker banners, screaming in ecstasy, and drivers, which … Continue reading

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Dancing in the streets

The Los Angeles Lakers appear to have won something. Yay?

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Chase Bank does something I approve of

You know, I don’t like Chase Bank, but I like what they did for this mural: “Meanwhile, one of Sheets’ mosaics just got a pricey facelift. Chase Bank, which now owns the former Home Savings chain, recently spent six months … Continue reading

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Unhappy Hipsters jumps the shark

By not reading their source material closely enough. So, Unhappy Hipsters, usually a very amusing site usually devoted to mocking pretentious twits with too much money that’s not making them happy and very strange architectural taste as well, labels this … Continue reading

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Gary Pierce thinks he’s Enron now

“A member of an Arizona board that oversees utilities has suggested that they cut power transfers to Los Angeles because of the city’s boycott in connection with the state’s anti-immigration crackdown. “Gary Pierce, a member of the Arizona Corporate Commission, … Continue reading

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Dentistry is not optional

“Cindy Williams, 48, took several buses from her home in Twentynine Palms to secure her place, arriving well before dawn. William hopes to see a dentist. She lost her job as a sales clerk last year, then saw her state … Continue reading

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Let’s have a Bitburg Day, too

“So, sure, let’s teach Reagan’s legacy. But front and center of that legacy is the AIDS crisis. He stood by as millions died, including some of his supposed friends from his movie days. Reagan’s inaction directly led to many needless … Continue reading

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I hate California Nazis

All the fun things to do in Los Angeles must have been closed yesterday. Me, I was at a craft fair with the fabulous Wendy Lee. It was, as you might imagine, a sea of tranquility compared to the lawn … Continue reading

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CCSD outgrows 7 football fields

“Since organizers of Comic-Con said they have outgrown the San Diego Convention Center — the festival’s home since the 1970s — L.A. and the city of Anaheim have launched campaigns to lure the celebration of comic books and pop culture.” … Continue reading

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Daryl Gates is a very serious malady

“Former Los Angeles Police Chief Daryl F. Gates, who led the department for 14 years, has been hospitalized with a serious medical condition, the current chief said Tuesday. “Chief Charlie Beck informed the police commission during its Tuesday meeting that … Continue reading

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The Luckiest Dog in LA

“‘Whether he got scared by the thunderstorm and jumped the fence, we don’t know,’ he (Animal Control Officer Justin Guzman) said. The dog was never really swept away, but managed for the most part to maintain his footing on a … Continue reading

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Cindy McCain comes out against Prop 8

“Gay rights supporters in California say they have found an unlikely ally in Cindy McCain, the wife of Republican Sen. John McCain of Arizona, who lent her name this week to the cause of same-sex marriage. “McCain’s support comes as … Continue reading

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I feel sorry for the dogs

“‘A year ago, this city was overrun with individuals — namely, gang members — who routinely used pit bulls and other potentially vicious dogs as tools of intimidation and violence,’ Lancaster Mayor R. Rex Parris said in a statement. “‘These … Continue reading

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You get some shoes, a little rice…

The groom is nervous He answers twice. It’s really thrilling That he’s so willing To make some whoopie. “The Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors has approved an increase in the cost of a marriage license to $90 from $70. … Continue reading

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Eeek, check your tap water quality

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Not bank robbery captital of the world for nothing

“LAPD detectives won’t have far to go to investigate this crime. A credit union across the street from the new Los Angeles Police Department headquarters building was robbed this morning. “Police said the bandit got away on a bicycle — … Continue reading

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