Prague, Czechoslovakia was a pretty strange place to be in 1982. The communists were running the show and doing a dismal job. However, during the 5 or 6 months that I was working there, I never found a real communist. Oh sure, I met a lot of card carrying "party members". If you weren't a member of the "party", you couldn't succeed, and you certainly could not be put in a position to "deal" with people from the west, like myself. Everyone I met had two things in common, One, they hated the Russians, Two, they were absolutely intent on getting as many American dollars from me as possible. The... Read More
Itâ€™s Monday morning. The clock reads 7:05 and you realize the alarm failed. You are going to be late. That is, if you go in to work today. What would happen if you just didnâ€™t call and didnâ€™t go in? Hmmmâ€¦what could you do with your day?
On Wednesday your boss phones your home. You let the machine answer it. â€œWeâ€™ve noticed that you havenâ€™t been at work. Please give me a call. We hope everything is alright, but you need to give us a call. My home number isâ€¦â€
You decide that three days off is enough. You didnâ€™t mean to lose your job. How should you handle this situation?... Read More
Friday, on the campus of UCLA there was a gathering of students wishing to voice their opinions regarding the Tuesday night tasing of a student who refused to show his Bruin Card to a Community Service Officer. One student was caught on tape saying, â€œWe donâ€™t feel safe on our own campus.â€
Numerous reviews of the video recorded during the incident confirm only these facts: The student was belligerent with police, the student screamed very loudly, the student shouted, â€œhereâ€™s your f*****g Patriot Act!â€, the student â€œclaimsâ€ he was tasered for no reason and that he was leaving... Read More
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