Category Archives: History

She’s With The Band – Rock And Roll Tour Hosted By Miss Pamela

Here’s something cool to do this weekend if you love rock music and are prone to taking a trip down memory lane (or as it’s known in the annals of rock; Laurel Canyon).  Legendary author, celebrity groupie, and music lover … Continue reading

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Led Zeppelin In Court (Again) In Los Angeles

Attorneys for Led Zeppelin were supposed to have battled this case out in a courtroom in downtown Los Angeles this week, but the case has been given a continuance. What is at stake here is the reputation of one of … Continue reading

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Offbeat L.A.: Cast Me in Your Next Film! Actor Dennis Woodruff, A Hollywood Legend and His Tricked Out Cars

Los Angeles has long had a reputation as a center for oddballs. The longstanding east coast joke about tipping the country and all the weirdos falling to the “Left Coast” is thankfully not entirely untrue. The weirdos are our blessings; … Continue reading

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Special 4-20 Booksigning at La Luz de Jesus: Joseph R. Pietri’s The 15-Ounce Pound and The King of Nepal: Life Before the Drug Wars

Just in time for what has become the unofficial stoners’ holiday, April 20, aka 4-20, former drug smuggler turned medicinal marijuana advocate and purveyor, Joseph Pietri will be signing his books at Wacko/La Luz de Jesus Gallery and Bookstore. Billed … Continue reading

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Days of the Dead Los Angeles Celebrates Women of Horror

Award winning Canadian director Patricia Chica’s short “A Tricky Treat” will be shown Saturday, April 2nd at 2 p.m. at the Los Angeles Burbank Hotel as part of the Days of the Dead Weekend Los Angeles. The “horror-comedy with a … Continue reading

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Every Picture Tells A Story, Don’t It?

Last night I had the pleasure of attending the Bernstein, Diltz and Nash show, Behind The Lens at Largo at The Coronet, another one of our city’s treasures, tucked away out-of-sight on La Cienega just north of The Beverly Center, … Continue reading

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Bible Land: The Life of Christ Sculpted in Sand

My dad used to have a cabin in the San Jacinto mountains above Banning. I always caught a ride with someone because the windy mountain road’s sheer drop offs freaked me out. As we drove out on the 10, I … Continue reading

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The Jim Morrison Cave: Break on Through (to the Westside)

This post first appeared in California Curiosities. Some say that a cave in the Santa Monica Mountains is the actual place where Jim used to drive up during his time in film school and write poetry on the walls, while other locals … Continue reading

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Book Review: Disco’s Out, Murder’s In

Disco’s Out, Murder’s In by Heath Mattioli and David Spacone (Feral House Press) There are many books on the market about the development of the early LA punk scene, mostly focusing on the musicians and scenesters that enabled the music … Continue reading

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Castelar Elementary Needs Your Help

Written by Martin Wong From 1994 to 2010, Martin Wong edited and wrote in all 68 issues of Giant Robot magazine. More recently, the UCLA grad helped start Save Music in Chinatown, channeling the spirit of the old Hong Kong … Continue reading

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