Category Archives: News & Sports

Fans Still Remember Marilyn 56 Years After her Death

Marilyn Monroe was officially pronounced dead at her home in Brentwood 56 years ago on this date at the age of 36. Although the official date is August 5th, many people believe she actually died on the 4th. Today fans … Continue reading

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Del Mar Racetrack Opening Day 2018 ‘Where The Turf Meets The Surf’

The 79th Opening Day at Del Mar Racetrack took place July 18, 2018. It included 10 races, the 24th annual hat contest, numerous parties, and a midday singing performance by actor and singer David Hasselholf of Bing Crosby’s “Where The … Continue reading

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Silver Lake and other Communities Continue to Mourn the Tragedy at Trader Joe’s

Photos of the makeshift memorial outside of the Silver Lake Trader Joe’s store (plus one of nearby burger joint Rick’s) taken one week after the July 21 hostage takeover by a gunman and resulting police shootout. This tragedy sadly culminated … Continue reading

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Los Angeles Diversity Film Festival Opens Thursday to Inspire, Embrace, Empower!

The Los Angeles Diversity Film Festival, now in its 5th year, kicks off its 3 day (July 26th thru the 28th) celebration of films that “Inspire, Embrace, Empower” at 8pm on Thursday at the Let Live Theater (916 N. Formosa Ave, LA 90046). … Continue reading

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Blue Whale Season is Upon Us: Let’s Frolic in the Ocean!

As I’ve reported in years past it’s Blue Whale season once again and the Aquarium of the Pacific is teaming up with Harbor Breeze Cruises to explore the area outside of The Port of Long Beach near the beautiful Point … Continue reading

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Jonathan Gold, LA’s Most Celebrated Writer and Ardent Fan Gone at 57

Today we lost Pulitzer Prize and James Beard Award-winning food critic Jonathan Gold to Pancreatic Cancer. He was 57. I am not a professional journalist. I am not able to put my own feelings aside and write an article about … Continue reading

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We Remember Steve Soto August 23, 1963 – June 27, 2018

Last night it was announced that Steve Soto, founding member of OC punk band The Adolescents had passed away in his sleep. He was 54 years old. Here his friends and fans remember him… Andy Nystrom. This post originally appeared … Continue reading

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Anthony Bourdain, Dead at 61. We Remember Him with One from the Archives

Friday morning Anthony Bourdain was found dead in his French hotel room. CNN reports that he was found by his good friend, chef Eric Ripert; they were in town to film an episode of “Parts Unknown.” The apparent cause of … Continue reading

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Miles Electric Band will Make Magic at the 40th Anniversary of The Playboy Jazz Festival

This year is the 40th anniversary of the Playboy Jazz Festival at the Hollywood Bowl and, it so happens that there’s a synergy taking place here as Miles Electric Band will be playing on the Hollywood Bowl stage to honor … Continue reading

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“The Empire Strips Back – A Burlesque Parody” at the The Theatre at Ace Hotel on June 1st

I remember a friend pointing out an article about a Star Wars themed burlesque parody last fall that was having a good run in Australia. It sounded really exciting and it was a titillating idea to play with, but I … Continue reading

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