Category Archives: News & Sports

Movies Till Dawn: Post-Prandial Palate Cleansers (2020 Edition)

“Dolly: The Ultimate Collection” (2020, Time Life) This staggering 19-disc set couldn’t be better timed, given the recent outpouring of affection for Dolly Parton, not for her financial support of Moderna’s COVID-19 vaccine, but also for her long and celebrated … Continue reading

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Baba the History Cat Presents: Eight Great Cats in American Political History

Hi folks! I know the election is coming and the situation is tense, but don’t think we cats aren’t just as interested in the political future country as you. In fact, we have a long history in American politics, and … Continue reading

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Roundup: This Week in Brief 10/23/2020

You Can Now Pick up Nancy Silverton’s Famous Burger at Chi Spacca! Nancy Silverton’s hamburgers have been a thing of L.A. foodie lore for years. Made exclusively at her home for friends, you could only approximate it by buying her … Continue reading

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Roundup: This Week in Brief 10/16/2020

Ballot Drop Boxes: Which to Use, Which to Avoid By now, you’ve probably heard that unauthorized ballot drop boxes have been sprouting up in Los Angeles, Orange and Fresno counties. The boxes are the work of CA Republican Party officials, … Continue reading

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The Rundown: The Week in Brief 10/09/20

Trump is a Smashing Success!!! Early in the morning last Friday it was reported that a person in a Hulk Costume was wielding a pickaxe and attacking the Hollywood Walk of Fame Star of Donald Trump. It would be weirder if that … Continue reading

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Eddie Van Halen, Guitarist Par Excellence–1955-2020, Good Memories

In the early 1980s I was was managing a new store in Sherman Oaks, CA for the Al ‘n Ed’s Auto Sound Stores. In that area, we had a lot of show business people and as manager I was the … Continue reading

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The Rundown: This Week in Brief 10/01/20

Burritos La Palma Opens Third Location in Boyle Heights According to L.A. Taco, my favorite burrito in L.A., Burritos La Palma’s birria de res will be coming to “Taco Row,” a stretch of Olympic Boulevard, between Soto and Mirasol Streets in Boyle … Continue reading

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R.I.P. Ruth Bader Ginsburg: Feminist Icon and Equal Rights Advocate

Co-written with Casey Lewis “Fight for the things that you care about, but do it in a way that will lead others to join you.” – Ruth Bader Ginsburg Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg died at age 87 on September 18, … Continue reading

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The Rundown: The Week in Brief 9/25/20

Sale of New Gas-Fueled Passenger Cars Banned in California Starting in 2035 Continuing the fight against climate change, Governor Newsom has issued an executive order that bans the sale of new gas-powered passenger cars in California beginning in the year … Continue reading

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The Rundown: The Week in Brief 9/18/2020

The Bobcat Fire in the Angeles National Forest Continues to Rage The Bobcat Fire, which began on September 6th, has now  burned over 50,000 acres and is at 3% containment, continuing to affect the skies and air quality, as far away … Continue reading

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