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Monorail To Tie Together L.A.'s Gems

By dodgerjon, published on Oct 11, 2006

...a 'golden triangle' of L.A.'s more interesting -- but less-utilized -- cultural and entertainment venues. Specifically, we'd like to see an above-ground monorail built that would connect the L.A. Coliseum/ Natural History Museums to downtown's Broadway Street (home of the Million Dollar, Los Angeles and Orpheum movie palaces). Another spur could connect with the Convention Center (and the Staples Center Arena). Later extensions might link with the Music Center... LAX... or even Dodger Stadium. Eventually the whole project would be a way of uniting all of L.A.'s fun and interesting... (more)

Tags: los angeles, new york, football, disney, nfl, movie, hollywood, music, traffic

LA Weekly Detour today!

By Ariel, published on Oct 7, 2006

The LA Weekly Detour music festival starts today at 2pm in Dowtown Los Angeles on 1st and Main St. Beck, Queens of the Stone Age and Basement Jaxx will lead the show, but awesome bands like Peeping Tom, Red Kross, Blonde Redhead and Blackalicious will also be performing for this event. The complete list can be found at http://www.laweekly.com/detour/artists.html along with the set times. If you are only interested in seeing the major bands, Beck, QOTSA and Basement Jaxx will close the festival around 8pm. Detour is the 1st annual music festival organized by LA Weekly. All proceeds to benefit... (more)

Tags: los angeles, music

Sweatshops in L.A.

By Rowan, published on Oct 2, 2006

Sweatshops To understand the fact that sweatshops exist even in Los Angeles, one must understand the apparel industry system. And to understand the system, one must understand the players, so I will introduce you to the players from the top down. The Top of the System At the very top of the system are both the customer and the retailer. These two entities battle for control of the other, and create an interesting situation. The customer is you and me, and the retailer is the company that attempts to convince you and me that we need their clothing more than any other retailers’ clothing,... (more)

Tags: los angeles, california, israel, education, fashion

Homeless on Skid Row: Is it a Lost Cause?

By C. Reagan, published on Sep 30, 2006

To the average observer, the homeless population in Los Angeles may seem to have the right idea. Where else can a person live on the streets and hope that Paris Hilton will take time from her busy schedule and drop a C-Note in your lap? It never snows, hardly rains, and anyone could be “discovered” if enough time is spent strutting around Hollywood and its surrounding palm tree lined streets. The reality of being homeless, like everything else in Los Angeles, isn’t always as it seems. The homeless issue in LA County has reached epidemic proportions. According to The Institute for the... (more)

Tags: paris hilton, los angeles, new york, disney, police, hollywood, sex, real estate

Ray Bradbury is Alive!

By J. La Mont, published on Sep 27, 2006

Ray Bradbury is alive! Ray Bradbury was born in 1920 and graduated from Los Angeles High School in 1938. He is best know for his classic works The Martian Chronicles and Fahrenheit 451. He spoke today, Sept. 27, at the Santa Monica Public Library for a free book signing and lecture. In a wheel chair, bad toupee and a jovial mood celebrating his 50th year signing books. His first signing took place two blocks from where we sat attracting a whopping 8 attendees including 4 family members. He started as a writer in Venice selling newspapers and getting published in pulp magazines like Super Science... (more)

Tags: los angeles, football, santa monica

1st Annual LA Weekly Detour Music Festival

By Alethea, published on Sep 26, 2006

Angelenos should know that the 1st Annual LA Weekly Detour Music Festival is happening this October 7th in Downtown Los Angeles. Tickets are $35.50, which seem like a value considering the artist lineup. Some of the more notable artists include Beck, Blonde Redhead, Peeping Tom, Queens of the Stone Age, Basement 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... (more)

Tags: los angeles, environment, music

DragonForce- Extreme Power Metal, With Crazy Licks That Split Picks

By John Francis, published on Sep 25, 2006

...double-bass, and precision like you've never heard before. With song titles like, Through The Fire And The Flames, Revolution Deathsquad, and Operation Ground And Pound, their positive lyrics about fighting evil and being free shows us a different side to metal. Making their first stop in Los Angeles, DF is now on a world-wide tour with Horse the Band and All That Remains, starting in the U.S., a one show stop in Japan, and then the rest of Europe. I had the pleasure of seeing DF for the first time in L.A. and let me tell you, it was the best live performance I have ever witnessed.... (more)

Tags: los angeles, music, japan

Back to LA after living in Las Vegas. Home is where the heart is!

By Mia, published on Sep 22, 2006

... the stronghold and reasoning for our move back. If anything it taught us appreciation for a city we had left behind, we thought we were getting out of the "rat race", the freeway systems, congestion, pollution, when we moved to Vegas. Lo and behold, Vegas itself is becoming more and more like Los Angeles, as everyone is seemingly packing up the U-hauls and moving to Las vegas. The 15 freeway in the city of Vegas is now at 70% over its normal capacity, they are having to widen the 95 freeways which take you either east or west of the strip, because of all the mass amounts of people moving in. ... (more)

Tags: los angeles, california, santa monica

Cruising Down Miracle Mile

By Josh Marks, published on Sep 20, 2006

Are you gonna cruise the Miracle Mile? – Billy Joel, It’s Still Rock and Roll to Me (Glass Houses, 1980) Long before the Piano Man referenced L.A.’s Miracle Mile in a song, this stretch of Wilshire Boulevard between Fairfax and La Brea Avenues was just an idea in the mind of Los Angeles developer A.W. Ross. In the early 1920s Ross turned 18 acres of empty land west of downtown into a bustling commercial district. The automobile, not the pedestrian, would shape the Miracle Mile. Ross mandated that the building facades along Wilshire be engineered so drivers could see everything through... (more)

Tags: los angeles, hollywood, music

Dodgers hit four straight homers in comeback win

By Marquis McClure, published on Sep 19, 2006

...in spectacular fashion began somewhat unremarkably, with the Padres lighting up Dodger starter Brad Penny for four runs in the first inning, immediately silencing the sold-out crowd of 55,831 at Chavez Ravine. However, they wouldn't remain silent for long, and neither would the Dodgers. Los Angeles slowly climbed back into the contest, with second baseman Jeff Kent doubling in shortstop Rafael Furcal in the first, then putting another run on the board in the second on a solo shot by left fielder Marlon Anderson. Furcal also hit a solo homer to lead off the third, which brought the... (more)

Tags: los angeles, hollywood, fashion

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