Category Archives: News & Sports

Thrive Causemetics & Beauty 2 the Streetz Bring Hope & Confidence to the Homeless

Shirley Raines is the dynamic force of nature behind the local nonprofit organization Beauty 2 the Streetz. This nonprofit group brings the homeless of LA’s Skid Row “dignity through beauty,” as Raines puts it. Raines suffered years of emotional devastation after … Continue reading

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Super Bowl 2022: 18 Great Food Specials You Won’t Want to Miss

The Super Bowl is always a good reason to converge and indulge. This year, the Super Bowl is even more exciting than usual for Angelenos, as the Big Game returns to LA after a nearly 30-year absence. Watch the Los … Continue reading

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Howard Hessman Dies AT 81: Some Friendly Memories With ‘Dr. Johnny Fever’

Howard Hesseman passed away Saturday, due to complications from a surgery. He was 81. His career spanned many decades, but he’s probably known vest for his role as Dr. Johnny Fever, the counter-culture DJ on WKRP in Cincinnati which ran from … Continue reading

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PTSD: The Next Pandemic; A New Story From Author Jason Lee Morrison

Ed note: Jason Lee Morrison released this short story in conjunction with the new release of his first book, The Perfect Fucking Life; now at Amazon Books; and this week at Barnes and Noble. A full interview with Jason is … Continue reading

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Rest in Peace, Phil Chen, Ringer Bassist Extraordinaire

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Remembering Michael Nesmith

Written by Probyn Gregory What a year of loss. Julia woke me with the news that Michael “Papa Nez” Nesmith has left this Earth. Many of you know how huge the Monkees were (and are) to me. I was wildly … Continue reading

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Remembering Charlie Watts

For all the obits I’ve written over the years, this one eludes me, because it transcends the others by light years. My beat is erratic; my rhythm is off. My palpitating heart is broken. The kindly gentleman with the ferocious … Continue reading

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Fighting to Preserve the Googie Architectural Features of Covina Bowl

Preservation of our historic buildings, including Googie-style buildings from the mid-century, can be a huge challenge/ The need for housing in Los Angeles may also worsen the problem. If it were not for architectural preservationists like Adriene Biondo, who has … Continue reading

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L.A.’s Restaurant Community Mourns the Loss of Mark Peel, Pioneer of California Cuisine

According to The LA Times, Chef Mark Peel, co-founder of Campanile, died Sunday afternoon at the age of 66. He was diagnosed with cancer only nine days before his passing. In 2009, I had the honor of attending an event … Continue reading

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Moby Kicks Off NeueHouse’s ‘Summer Sounds’ with Moby Doc and Reprise Event

Moby has always been an intriguing person. He’s proved to be a popular, energetic and innovative creator. He also has a number of personal struggles that have gained public attention and earned him some notoriety. He has managed to turn … Continue reading

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