Archive | May, 2012

99 Ways to Fuel the Imagination

It’s a story built upon cardboard and packing tape, and it has helped reaffirm many people’s faith in the limitless imagination of children, who are increasingly entertained by TV programming and video games. The story of Caine’s Arcade, a small cardboard arcade created in an East Los Angeles auto parts store by 9-year-old Caine Monroy, [...] [...more]

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Council Moves Ahead With Ban on Medical Pot Shops

A proposal to ban all medical marijuana dispensaries in Los Angeles took a big step forward Tuesday when the city council’s Planning and Land Use Management Committee (PLUM) voted in favor of the measure. The PLUM committee also voted against a proposal by Councilmember Paul Koretz, 5th District, that sought to close a majority of [...] [...more]

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New Law Could Pierce Body Art Industry

Of all the art in Los Angeles County, no medium may be more prevalent and practiced than the tattoo. It’s a robust industry in Southern California, one that is about to be governed by stricter regulations in the name of public safety. The Safe Body Art Act passed the state Assembly in October, and the [...] [...more]

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Voters Prepare to Head to the Polls in Primary Races

The Primary Election will be held on June 5, and Angelenos will vote for candidates vying for their party’s nod in several races, including those for U.S. senator and three U.S. representative districts. U.S. Sen. Dianne Feinstein (D-California), the incumbent, faces challenges from five Democratic Party members. They include Santa Ana consultant Colleen Fernald; Sebastopol [...] [...more]

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Foundation Brings Japanese Culture to the Miracle Mile

The Miracle Mile Community will soon say “konnichiwa” (hello) to the Japan Foundation, Los Angeles, a Japanese cultural organization that is moving to 5700 Wilshire Blvd. Ste. 100 on June 4. The Japan Foundation, which is currently located downtown, provides information for people wishing to learn more about Japanese culture, or who may be planning [...] [...more]

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Pursuing the Positives of Peer Pressure

They say it takes a village to raise a child, but in this case, it only took a rock ‘n roll band of like-minded 12-year-old students from the Bay Area to inspire one. Nicholas Mastrangelo, 13, a student at Laurel Span School in West Hollywood, has been interested in animation for the last four years, [...] [...more]

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Police Search for Gunman Who Killed Bicyclist in Koreatown

Police are searching for the driver of an SUV who struck a bicyclist with his vehicle and then shot and killed the victim as he lay on the ground in Koreatown on May 26. Investigators are still trying to determine a motive for the attack. The driver, who was only described as a Hispanic man [...] [...more]

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Three Victims Shot in Queen Anne Park

Three people were shot and wounded, one critically, by a gunman who fired into a crowd at Queen Anne Park in the Wilshire area Tuesday. The shooting occurred around 7 p.m. in the park, located approximately four blocks south of Olympic Boulevard between Crenshaw and Rimpau boulevards. Los Angeles Police Department spokesperson, Officer Wendy Reyes, [...] [...more]

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‘Men in Black 3’ Brings Back the Cartoony Goodness

My early prediction is this will be the summer of unexpected successes. Unexpected success number one: “Men in Black 3”. Returning to the more animated fun (and would we expect anything less from a comic book adaptation?) of the first “MIB” flick, “MIB 3” brings back the thrills and comedy that make these films so [...] [...more]

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Restaurant News

Rick Bayless at Red O Tonight and tomorrow, June 1, celebrity chef Rick Bayless will be at the Red O restaurant in honor of its two-year anniversary. From 4 p.m. to 6 p.m., Bayless will be signing copies of his latest cookbook, “Fiesta at Rick’s”, during the Red O Street Food Social Hours. Guests will meet [...] [...more]

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