November 10, 2013 |
The event: Sharon Stone hosted the 8th MOCA Award to Distinguished Women in the Arts luncheon, honoring artists Lita Albuquerque, Helen Pashgian, Nancy Rubins and Betye Saar. An Academy Award nominee for "Casino," Stone recently portrayed Linda Lovelace's mother in the film "Lovelace. " The fashion show: More than an awards ceremony, the Wednesday affair at the Beverly Wilshire Hotel culminated in a fashion show by Just One Eye, a Los Angeles boutique co-founded by Paola Russo with an eclectic selection from well-known luxury designers and rising stars.
September 4, 2013 |
The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service has extended the public comment period on its proposal to remove the Canadian gray wolf from the endangered species list and its plan to maintain protections for the Mexican gray wolf. The comment period will now end Oct. 28, and a series of public hearings have been scheduled: Sept. 20 in Washington, Oct. 2 in Sacramento and Oct. 4 in Albuquerque. The service has received much criticism for its plan to allow states to manage wolves in the Great Lakes, the upper Rockies and small populations of gray wolves in Oregon, Washington state and California. in Albuquerque, the hearing will include an airing of the federal plan to expand the predator's current range.
September 1, 2013 |
The first of September arrived and the Dodgers wasted no time in calling up reserves. They leave after Sunday afternoon's game against the Padres for Denver, but fresh troops arrived in Los Angeles immediately, not bothering to wait and join the team in Colorado, as newbie Dodger Michael Young will . Five arrived from triple-A Albuquerque, four of the familiar variety. In the clubhouse in time for Sunday's game were right-handers Stephen Fife and Peter Moylan, infielder Dee Gordon, outfielder Scott Van Slyke and catcher Drew Butera.
August 9, 2013 |
Hanley Ramirez could appear as a pinch-hitter as soon as this weekend, but Brian Wilson is likely to be activated by the Dodgers before Matt Kemp. Ramirez, who jammed his shoulder last Sunday, took batting practice at Dodger Stadium on Friday. He said "maybe" to the possibility of starting Saturday. "Hanley is pretty optimistic, but he hasn't thrown yet," Dodgers Manager Don Mattingly said. However, Mattingly said the Dodgers no longer are worried that Ramirez might require a stint on the disabled list.
August 7, 2013 |
At the Candy Lady shop in Albuquerque, customers can chose from 20 flavors of fudge, a wall of licorice, handmade chocolates and bags of blue-tinged crystals made of rock candy. Owner Debbie Ball calls it "Breaking Bad Candy" after the show that, until recently, was a fixture in her community. Ball supplied 100 pounds of the candy as a crystal meth prop for the AMC series "Breaking Bad," about a chemistry teacher turned methamphetamine maker. When the show stopped needing her services, Ball decided to sell the crystals in her store.
August 7, 2013 |
AMC's “Breaking Bad,” about a high school chemistry teacher who starts manufacturing crystal meth to pad his family's savings after learning he has terminal lung cancer, closes its final chapter beginning Sunday. It's bittersweet for fans of the critically acclaimed show who appreciate creator Vince Gilligan's willingness to break with convention . How often do you get hooked on a show whose main character transforms into a sociopath with no redeeming qualities? Other programs have had “ lovable sociopaths ,” but Gilligan took a risk by committing to a story arc designed to have viewers fall out of love with the main character.