Archive for ‘December, 2014’


Cecilia’s Day

Cecilia’s Day

At the age of two, Cecilia von Harz was diagnosed with stage 1 Wilms’ Tumor, which is a malignant tumor of the kidneys that typically occurs in children. Subsequently, her right kidney was removed, as well as a 2-pound tumor, followed by 20 weeks of chemotherapy. After six months of remission, on February 28, 2014, […]

Are computer tablets the best tech for K-12 students to use in the classroom?

Are computer tablets the best tech for K-12 students to use in the classroom?

; Credit: FREDERICK FLORIN/AFP/Getty Images LAUSD’s rollout of its iPad program has been challenge-prone to say the least. On Monday afternoon, the FBI seized 20 boxes of documents for its investigation in how the district handled its $1.3 billion program. KPCC is reporting that a federal grand jury will meet Friday to look at the […]

Open Studios for the Holidays

Open Studios for the Holidays

It’s that time of year again. No, not time to take out the holiday boxes or planning a sit-down dinner for twenty-five. It’s time for Open Studio Days, when a slew of talented artists and craftspeople open their doors and welcome the public to walk right in. For the fourth year, artist Kathleen Swaydan invites […]

Supreme Court weighs pregnancy discrimination on the job

Supreme Court weighs pregnancy discrimination on the job

Vocal demonstrators protesting outside of the Supreme Court Wednesday December 3, 2014. In a case that has allied abortion-rights groups with anti-abortion groups, today the Supreme Court justices heard arguments that United Parcel Service discriminated against a pregnant employee. While working at UPS, Peggy Young was required to lift packages weighing up to 70 pounds, […]

10-year-old boy in critical condition following Lincoln Heights hit-and-run; elderly Silver Lake woman finds temporary shelter after apartment owners ordered to make repairs

10-year-old boy in critical condition following Lincoln Heights hit-and-run;  elderly Silver Lake woman finds temporary shelter after apartment owners ordered to make repairs

Gold Line at Sunset, Highland Park | Paul Lacques/Instagram Police are asking the public’s help to find the hit-and-run driver who struck a 10-year-old boy late Tuesday afternoon in a marked crosswalk in Lincoln Heights, leaving the boy in critical condition. LAPD Central Traffic Division An 87-year-old Silver Lake woman who at one point was […]

The Go Go: Tix Giveaway to Two Amazing Music Events!

The Go Go: Tix Giveaway to Two Amazing Music Events!

The Go Go Giveaway: Win a pair of tix to either Angel City Chorale’s Season of Wonder or Ukrainian world music ensemble DakhaBrakha! Ms. Go Go…happy to be your holiday helper elf. Read the Full Story at Eat: Los Angeles

High Spirits at The Tempest

High Spirits at The Tempest

A Noise Within’s production of The Tempest creates a world where animation triumphs over the static, where magic seems not only possible but essential, and where every action and reaction is imbued with life. From the first moments of the play, we see movement placed at the forefront, both as a visual style and narrative […]

Landmark protection sought for Silver Lake Craftsman threatened by development

Landmark protection sought for Silver Lake Craftsman threatened by development

1109 Coronado Terrace | Historic Cultural Monument Application, City of Los Angeles SILVER LAKE — An effort to save a 104-year-old Craftsman home on Coronado Terrace from demolition and development has moved forward after city staff recommended that the building be declared a historic landmark. The city’s Cultural Heritage Commission is scheduled to vote on […]

FBI visits LAUSD headquarters and leaves with iPad documents

FBI visits LAUSD headquarters and leaves with iPad documents

; Credit: Photo by Robert S. Donovan via Flickr Creative Commons FBI agents paid a surprise visit to the Los Angeles Unified School District on Monday, taking away 20 boxes of documents related to the school district’s troubled iPad project, the Los Angeles Times reports. Superintendent Ramon C. Cortines told the Times agents stopped by […]

Dragoon Mountain Dreams

Dragoon Mountain Dreams

I. I am running, breathing Fast and climbing, the Pebbles underfoot scattering in echo of genetic memories carried in the wishful capillaries That sting with child sweat And desert dust in the Texas Canyon not far from the Dragoon Mountains along the Interstate that flings us, Me, my father, sometimes A carload with three or […]

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