158 results for 'environment'
...year intervals. The resulting shooting stars got their names from the fact that they seem to stream from a precise point in the sky: the constellation Leo. This event is not unusual and actually occurs every year around the week of November 17th, but Bill Cooke, the head of NASA's Meteoroid Environment Office, is expecting this year's Leonids to be stronger than usual: "We expect an outburst of more than 100 Leonids per hour." "In 1833, the Leonid meteor storm was so intense that some people were actually awakened by the sky full of 'falling stars,'" according to NASA. Tomorrow's... (more)
...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 movie theaters and an independent cinema on... (more)
...this season. This has caused uproar in WeHo. Activists claim that job placement is just as difficult for gays as straights and believe the show is exclusionary. Recruiters have long been touting that the â€œday of the resumeâ€ is over. Job placement is based on maneuverability in an ever-changing, ambiguous, and socially skilled environment. Contestants who win â€œBlowâ€ will have demonstrated these crucial talents. Finally, a TV show reflects what is important and useful in todayâ€™s world. This expression of truth warms the heart and tightens the pants. (more)
...Phoenixes, is composed of more than 300 thousand hand placed silkworm cocoons. Organizers believe this cultural event will appeal too many in Los Angeles, a city known for its cultural diversity and large Asian population. This marks the first time a traditional Lantern Festival has taken place in the United States. A portion of the proceeds from attendance fees will be donated to the Pacific American Volunteer Association (PAVA) which works hard to clean the environment in and around Los Angeles. The Lantern Festival runs nightly October 27 through December 31 at Hollywood Park. (more)
...or in 2017, whichever occurs first. I really want to believe that Proposition 87 will help make our future brighter, preferably with solar power. Anything that says, "Screw you!" to big corporations (especially big oil companies) is O.K. in my book. And anything that is progressive to our environment and energy conservation, especially when big money corporations are footing the bill, seems to be on the right track to me. But upon closer inspection, it's just never that simple. The words "evaluate," "ensure," "two-year plan" and "ten-year plan" are thrown around like confetti in this... (more)
...Jaxx, as well as many others. The festival is located at First & Main. Doors open at 2pm. Aside from an immensely promising show at a bargain value, part of the proceeds will be donated to the TreePeople(.org) which is a non-profit Los Angeles organization which educates people about the environment, cares for and plants trees, and works with the government to protect our water. Sound amazing doesn't it? Not doing anything? Go and be merry! I know you'll find me there swooning over Mike Patton while he performs in Peeping Tom. So go, enjoy yourself and all the while you'll help... (more)
...of the Earth pulled downward in a tug of war with traffic grips me. I feel claustrophobic, unnerved, and like I need a cold splash of water. After seeing â€œAn Inconvenient Truthâ€ â€“ the Al Gore narrated documentary about the abject effects of global warming on our environment â€“ things donâ€™t quite look the same to me anymore. Iâ€™m unstable, Iâ€™m a little bit scared, and a feeling of guilt dogs me. Still, I know that being a little shook up about a subject as expansive as this one is a small price to pay for being educated about it. ... (more)