A UCLA student who didn't show his ID and refused to leave the campus library was tasered by the UCLA police Tuesday around 11.30pm, according to the university newspaper, the Daily Bruin.
The incident started when a student, Mostafa Tabatabainejada, was unable to produce his BruinCard during a random check at the Powell library CLICC computer lab. These checks are conducted every night by the campus police.
He reportedly refused to be escorted out by the officers and instead encouraged other students to join his resistance, claims UCLA Police Department spokeswoman Nancy Greenstein. She goes... Read More
Yes, people walk in L.A. Well, Santa Monica to be more specific. Actually, the Third Street Promenade to be exact. Hey, itâ€™s a start. While the car is still king of southern California and the sidewalks for the peasants, certain communities have made a concerted effort to create public spaces, which bring people together in a pedestrian-friendly environment. Santa Monicaâ€™s Third Street Promenade is one of the success stories.
Stretching from Broadway to Wilshire and only three blocks from the Pacific Ocean, the Promenade is lined with hundreds of shops and restaurants, plus three first-run... Read More
In honor of the upcoming holiday season, I applaud the future party drunks. Contemplate that woman who gets a little tipsy, but just looks like so much fun! She possesses the perfect body and is well aware of how to move it. We see her everywhere. She is out every night and always looks fabulous. She will be at all the important holiday parties - she always isâ€¦please meet Madeline.
Noisy bottle rummaging in the distance calmed her. The zip of an unexpected run of green lights pleased her ears; no horns blaring. The signature stomp and scuffle through her ceiling was how she knew she... Read More
Those six little words changed my life! Hanging out with a buddy one day, drinking a cold beer, those words were uttered. I was telling him about my experiences with on-line dating, blind dates, and general dating in LA, the good, the bad, and the ugly. With his impending marriage, he tells me, â€œDude, You Gotta Learn to Salsa!â€ â€œThere is going to be a ton of beautiful available ladiesâ€. â€œYou really need to learn to danceâ€. I told him I can dance! HE says, â€œYeah, Iâ€™ve seen you dance!â€ â€œThese women are going to want a guy, who can Salsa, trust meâ€. Being as how I can... Read More
Absent from BrooWaHa are my first two articles. This is because I have sold them. I offer encouragement to submit, extend, and try.
I continue to write and submit to BrooWaHa. I explore different styles, ideas, and ways of expressing the world I see. I'm learning to edit. The instant feedback is priceless for impovement. Although my popularity has recently declined, I believe this honesty from readers and contributors will strengthen my work. So thanks for the twos and the fives. I aim to please, but sometimes miss. But I do have ten cents a word! Read More
The video of a violent arrest by the LAPD showed up on YouTube a couple of days ago and is not exactly great publicity for our city's police.
On August 11, 2006, two Hollywood Police Officers were taped arresting William Cardenas, 23, a local gang member, who was wanted on a felony warrant for receiving stolen property. Cardenas reportedly run from them when Officers Patrick Farrell and Alexander Schlegel recognized him while on patrol. They were eventually able to knock him to the ground near Gordon Street and Fountain Avenue, and he was arrested after a short struggle.
According to the arrest... Read More
My ripped pockets are full of quarters. A glance at the wall change machine and I realize this place accommodates more than meter-maids and arcade owners. The taste of burnt dryer lint on my tongue welcomes me this month.
Nine washers in perfect alignment begin to speak and sputter, â€œGurgle and chirp, whoosh cha-cling.â€ Lime juice stiffened pants call for extra detergent. Coffee drool sings for bleach. Potions and lotions and goop all entwine with fabric as the symphony continues. I conduct with an expert mind, strong back, and sticky hands.
Hard plastic chairs in blue and red recall... Read More