Archive for ‘October, 2016’


Legal analysis: Charges against ‘Backpage’ CEO

Legal analysis: Charges against ‘Backpage’ CEO

Grace Marie, a sex worker and dominatrix, poses for photo in Los Angeles on Thursday, July 30, 2015. She has posted advertisements on the classified ad website Backpage.com.; Credit: Jae C. Hong/AP AirTalk The former owners of the LA Weekly have been charged with conspiracy to commit pimping. Michael Lacey and James Larkin sold off […]

Looking for Something to Do? Free Events Oct. 8 to 14

Looking for Something to Do? Free Events Oct. 8 to 14

Here are events scheduled Saturday, Oct, 8, to Friday, Oct. 14. All events are free, so take a look — and don’t you dare say there’s nothing to do in Pasadena! Learn tips for beautifying your property with drought-tolerant landscaping Saturday, Oct. 8, at 11 a.m. at Linda Vista Branch Library. Presented by the Arroyo […]

Boyle Heights theater showcases Latino love affair with Morrisey

Boyle Heights theater showcases Latino love affair with Morrisey

BOYLE HEIGHTS  — Casa 0101 Theater explores young Latino’s fascination with the British performer Morrissey in a festival called Teatro Moz. Intimate scenes that have helped define the identities of many Morrissey fans are acted out on stage to the tunes of their favorite songs, says the L.A. Times. Issues of sexual ambiguity to heartbreak […]

What we learned from California’s one and only US Senate debate

What we learned from California’s one and only US Senate debate

California U.S. Senate Democratic candidate California Attorney General Kamala Harris, left, speaks as Congresswoman Loretta Sanchez, center, listens during a debate.; Credit: Mark J. Terrill/AP AirTalk At the one and only debate between the two candidates vying for Barbara Boxer’s US Senate seat took place last night at Cal State LA, Loretta Sanchez and Kamala […]

Man wounded in Highland Park gang shooting

Man wounded in Highland Park gang shooting

BY LUCY GUANUNA HIGHLAND PARK — Police continue to search for the suspects in a gang shooting that left one man injured early this morning. The victim was walking near Avenue 55 and Media Drive at around 3:20 a.m. when the two suspects drove up, exited their vehicle and approached him, said Lt. Ryan Schatz […]

100 greatest TV shows of all time?

100 greatest TV shows of all time?

From left to right: Steven Van Zandt as Silvio Dante, James Gandolfini as Tony Soprano and Tony Sirico as Paulie Walnuts star in HBO’s hit television series, “The Sopranos” (Year 3).; Credit: HBO AirTalk Rolling Stone splashed its latest cover with a list of “The 100 Greatest TV Shows of All Time,” but of course […]

Cafe Birdie takes off in Highland Park

Cafe Birdie takes off in Highland Park

HIGHLAND PARK — Cafe Birdie is the sort of “trendy, New American, cocktail-heavy restaurant” that one normally associates with Hollywood or downtown, according to LA Weekly Except it’s in Highland Park — the latest trendy restaurant to pop up in a neighborhood that was once given over mainly to Mexican food. Run by Friends & […]

Price cuts on Echo Park triplex; El Sereno 2-bedroom; 3-on-a-lot in Lincoln Heights

Price cuts on Echo Park triplex; El Sereno 2-bedroom; 3-on-a-lot in Lincoln Heights

Prices on more than 30 homes, condos, apartments and other Eastside properties dropped during the past week. Here are some examples, followed by a breakdown by neighborhood: Echo Park/Silver Lake: Price drops $140,000 for three units on a lot – six bedrooms total. $785,000. El Sereno: Price reduced by more than $50,000 for a 2-bedroom, […]

Supreme Court 2016 term: Criminal appeals, racial questions, one empty chair

Supreme Court 2016 term: Criminal appeals, racial questions, one empty chair

The courtroom of he U.S. Supreme Court is seen September 30, 2016 in Washington, DC. ; Credit: Alex Wong/Getty Images AirTalk In a rare departure from recent years, the Supreme Court will hear several appeals focused on criminal  prosecutions within the first weeks of its new term. Among the high profile criminal cases is Buck […]

Along the Arroyo Seco

Along the Arroyo Seco

Along the Arroyo Seco The Arroyo Seco is much more than a weird concrete channel used by local skateboarders. Although the Spanish name roughly translates to “dry stream bed,” it usually flows with several cubic feet of water per second, and occasionally swells to near capacity with the runoff of an erosion-prone 46.7 square mile […]

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