Category Archives: News & Sports

Holy Hollywood! ‘Burt Ward’ Gets a Star on the Walk of Fame!

Last Thursday, January 9, 2020, Burt Ward, who played Robin on the television series, Batman, joined his co-star Adam West on the Hollywood Walk of Fame. In fact, their two stars are paired up in front of The Guinness World of … Continue reading

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Dion Neutra: Survival Through Design

UPDATED: 1/11/20 2:30 p.m. – photos. Dion Neutra was his father’s son. It wasn’t easy being the son of a world-famous architect. He loved his dad and once showed me a tree in the backyard of his home where his … Continue reading

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LA Through a Cracked Lens: December 8, 1980

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The 42nd Occasional Doo Dah Parade in Pasadena: What Did That Look Like?

On November 24th, a glorious Sunday in East Pasadena, folks gathered with high expectations dressed in street clothes and ludicrous costumes. They were waiting in anticipation of the 42nd running of The Pasadena Occasional Doo Dah Parade. The crowd was a … Continue reading

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What to do on Black Friday Instead of Fighting over a Big Screen TV

Black Friday has a reputation for being one big, grabby, greedfest. Nowadays with early Black Friday prices and Cyber Monday, you don’t have to fight the crowds unless you get off on the madness. For those of you looking for … Continue reading

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Bowl for Ronnie at Pinz in Studio City Nov. 7 to Benefit Ronnie James Dio Stand Up and Shout Cancer Fund

It goes without saying that Ronnie James Dio is a legendary figure in heavy metal. Not only did he have one of the most powerful voices in the genre, he also fronted four incredible bands, namely Rainbow, Black Sabbath, Dio, … Continue reading

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A Look in Pictures at Lucha VaVOOM’s Halloween Spectacular

We arrived at The Mayan not long before the theater opened for the first night’s performance of Lucha VaVOOM’s Halloween Spectacular. We then ascended to the balcony seeking a perfect site to enjoy the show and nest for photos. The … Continue reading

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Face It: An Evening of Memories with Debbie Harry and Chris Stein

The excitement was palpable at this Live Talks Los Angeles event neat Little Toyko. Lines outside the Aratani Theatre for the snaked through the courtyard, past the steps and onto the sidewalk, in anticipation of seeing Debbie Harry and Chris Stein, co-founders … Continue reading

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Rest in Peace, Kim Shattuck

The following story appeared on this blog [There’s Something Hard in There] on July 13, 2014 and we are reposting it in honor of Kim Shattuck, who passed away October 2, 2019 at age 56 due to complications from ALS. … Continue reading

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Mattel Releases a Line of Gender Neutral Dolls

In a surprisingly progressive move, Mattel, the LA-based company that gave us Barbies, has just released a new line of dolls called Creatable World™. The six dolls come in a variety of skin tones and do not have gender markers … Continue reading

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