Author Archives: Elise Thompson

Elise Thompson

About Elise Thompson

Born and raised in the great city of Los Angeles, this food, culture and music-loving punk rock angeleno wants to turn you on to all that is funky, delicious and weird in the city. While Elise holds down the fort, her adventurous alter ego Kiki Maraschino is known to roam the country in search of catfish.

Where to Celebrate Martin Luther King Jr. Day in LA

This year Martin Luther King Jr, Day will be celebrating King’s 90th birthday. You can choose to observe the holiday as solemnly or as joyfully as you choose. There are events happening all over Los Angeles this weekend. Saturday, January … Continue reading

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3rd Annual Women’s March 2019: Truth to Power

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25 Years Ago The Northridge Earthquake Rocked LA

Just the facts, from John Martin, engineer (JAMA) “At 4:31 A.M. (local time) on Monday, January 17, 1994, a magnitude 6.8 earthquake woke nearly everyone in southern California. The earthquake epicenter was beneath the San Fernando Valley, 20 miles west-northwest … Continue reading

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Lorna Doom, Bass Player for the Germs has Left the Stage

Today it was announced on several Facebook posts, including that of Germs drummer Don Bolles, that Germs bassist Lorna Doom “left this mortal coil today around 1.” Born Teresa Ryan, Doom passed away after a year-long bout with cancer. She … Continue reading

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Broadway and Film Star Carol Channing Takes her Final Bow

Early this morning, B. Harlan Boll, publicist for Carol Channing, announced the actress’ passing at 2:31 this morning, January 15, 2019, of natural causes at her home in Rancho Mirage. She was 97. “It is with extreme heartache, that I … Continue reading

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Where the Cool Kids will be on New Years Eve 2018

New Year’s Eve is one of the biggest nights for partying all around the world. It’s also not a bad night to curl up in your jammies with popcorn and watch the ball drop. If you aew looking for a … Continue reading

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Only in LA Can You Watch Little House on the Prairie with Nellie Olson and Baby Carrie

This year is the 44th anniversary of the premiere of Little House on the Prairie. Celebrate the holidays today by combining the sweet, old-fashioned simplicity of life on the prairie with the glamour and celebrity of Hollywood. Cafe ’86 will … Continue reading

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Don’t be a Grinch! Get in on the Holiday Fun!!!

It’s the 12 days of Christmas! Forget about the maids a-milking and the lords a-leaping. We have got the best holiday spectacles to thrill you and your family. LA ZOO LIGHTS For the 4th year in a row, the LA … Continue reading

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It’s the Season of the Krampus

For the sixth year running, dozens of European-inspired Krampuses ran through the streets of downtown LA last night dispatching spankings to the deserving, while the well-behaved among us were protected by the benevolent St. Nicholas. The Krampus Run, or Krampuslauf, held in conjunction … Continue reading

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Get your Picture with Shogun Santa in Little Tokyo!

Thanks to the “community campaign,” Go Little Tokyo, there will be all kinds of festive fun happening in the historic downtown neighborhood for the holidays. In addition to the fantastic little shops and cool restaurants, the outdoor shopping plazas will … Continue reading

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