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The College Journalism Professor and Citizen Newspapers

By Steven Lane, published on Jan 25, 2007

...In 1966, he began a teaching career as an Assistant Professor of Journalism at the University of Georgia. 1969 was the big year, Al just said “F*** it, I want to be where the action is” and with his credit card in one hand, and his wife and child in the other, they headed for California. It was Georgia’s loss, and California’s gain. On his first day in our sunny state, Al Miller was hired as the News Director of a one hour cable TV newscast that served Newport Beach, Mission Viejo, and Seal Beach. It is the current belief that this was the nation’s FIRST... (more)

Tags: los angeles, journalism, citizen journalism, atlanta, movie, california

Make LA a greener place: plant trees with TreePeople

By E Jo, published on Jan 22, 2007

...reducing polluted runoff to the ocean. In addition to tree planting, TreePeople offers full moon hikes at Coldwater Canyon Park and tree dedications. Tree dedications make great newborn, birthday or holiday gifts while proceeds go to replant native pine and oak in the mountains of Southern California affected by fire. For a donation of $25, TreePeople will send a card informing the recipient of your dedication to plant a tree. Take the responsibility to improve your neighborhood and your quality of life by helping to re-plant Los Angeles. See a new park or forest, meet new people and... (more)

Tags: los angeles, california, environment, education

Killing whales in Southern CA: U.S. Navy uses lethal sonar

By E Jo, published on Jan 20, 2007

Gray whales, humpbacks, blue whales, dolphins, porpoises and other sensitive species off the coast of California are at risk. According to the National Resource Defence Counsel ("NRDC'), "In 2004, the world's leading whale biologists examined the link between navy sonar and whale strandings and concluded that the evidence of sonar causation is 'very convincing' and 'overwhelming.'" Whales from all over the world have been found dead or dying following exposure to mid-frequency sonar. Evidence of sonar effects on marine mammals began to emerge in 2000 when whales of four different species... (more)

Tags: los angeles, california

The Unauthorized Autobiography of Jon Payne

By Jon Payne, published on Jan 17, 2007

...they couldn't tell she was shocked. Needless to say, I learned much from the days of yesteryears gone passed. They were often tumultuous times where a brilliant political mind coupled with an iron will to succeed were all that could deliver me from the hands of the Stalinist infiltrated California Teacher's Union. If my childhood has taught me anything, its that --um well ok, no it hasn't. But hopefully this has been useful in explaining how a screwed up childhood can lead to libertarian tendencies. My liberal and conservative friends should be more empathetic to my situation post... (more)

Tags: california, gay

"Offensive", "WTF", "Who wrote this...?"

By D. E. Carson, published on Jan 14, 2007

...The good news about all of this is that there was a point behind the tone of my post. While there was some amount of personal anger against how poorly the post office is operated, the story was actually a set-up. I wanted to know if there were any people in the whole of Southern California possessed of any type of conscience. Now before you get your poison pen out and start lambasting me for generalizing or comparing the whole of LA to the USPS, read all the way through. Then if you still think I’m wrong, that’s your problem. Did the Postal Service deserve such ... (more)

Tags: los angeles, new york, california, broowaha

What's in a name?

By Alethea, published on Jan 13, 2007

... get? Others simply combine or hyphenate both names. But what about for those who are not as fervent about whose last name they have? What if that person is the husband? How easy is it for a husband to take his wife’s last name? Not very, according to Mike Buday and Diana Bijon from California. Mike and Diana decided when they married that Mike would take Diana’s last name, but when they proceeded to do so, they soon found out they were headed for a mound of paperwork that women don’t have to face when they change their names. In California, a husband who takes his... (more)

Tags: new york, california

Photo L.A. coming up in Santa Monica

By Ariel, published on Jan 12, 2007

... Last year, photo l.a. had a record attendance of over 7500 visitors, and its numbers and popularity only continue to grow. In time, three other national fairs grew out of photo L.A.: photo Santa Fe was the first, enjoying a seven-year run until Stephen decided to shift his focus back to California and open photo San Francisco in 2000 . Then in 2004, photo New York was born. And in 2005 he created the wildly successful contemporary art fair, artLA, which in its debut year attracted over 5000 visitors to the Santa Monica Civic Center. " The 1 day pass costs $20 which is well worth... (more)

Tags: los angeles, new york, photography, san francisco, california, santa monica

He's going the Distance: An Interview with Harry Perry

By V, published on Jan 9, 2007

...take one of my own. Harry Perry is perhaps the most enduring and high-profile street performer in the world. On a pair of in-line skates (quads in his earlier days), Harry has worked the Venice Beach boardwalk since 1974. He has earned a cherished reputation among the good folk of Southern California, and cuts an unforgettable image in his trademark attire of a white robe, white turban and big smile, playing his red and white electric guitar. He has his own Wikipedia entry, there is a statue of his likeness installed at Disneyland in Anaheim and he appears in countless wall murals around... (more)

Tags: los angeles, venice beach, australia, basketball, religion, movie, california, police, environment, hollywood, music, shooting

Pillsbury Soldier: A Conversation with Nicholas Gurewitch

By Hassassin, published on Jan 4, 2007

...It’s okay Nick, you could’ve just said it. You're a New York native right? NG: Yep. Ok...Analogy time...New York is to Los Angeles as blank is to blank? NG: Wisconsin is to Nebraska. Pretty similar. But the section where I'm from is probably similar to northern California, I'm guessing. Towards Buffalo. Who do you live with? NG: Mom, pop, Eric. Who's Eric? NG: Little bro. Are you the eldest? NG: He's cool. I'm second-born. Middle child? NG: One of them. How many siblings? NG: (4 total) er, that is 3 total siblings You... (more)

Tags: los angeles, new york, jesus, movie, california, sex

The Train Man of Ventura, California

By Steven Lane, published on Jan 4, 2007

Tom Cruise had his Rainman, the City of Ventura has it's own very distinct Train Man. Jerry Drapeau was born in Ventura, California in 1929. He has woken every day of his seventy-seven years in a house or an apartment in that fair city, that lays sandwiched, between Calabasas and Santa Barbara. Jerry has witnessed the population of Ventura explode from about 11,000 souls in 1930, to the over 104,000 reported in 2005. From the bawdy oilfield days of the past to the yuppified air of today, he is a living chronicle of all things past. Jerry told me his dad was in the Saving and Loan business beginning... (more)

Tags: baseball, los angeles, movie, california

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