CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
April 30, 2013 |
Jimmy Camp of Orange says he has been frustrated trying to buy concert or sporting-event tickets online just as they go on sale only to see them sell out within minutes before he can buy anything. He blames ticket-buying software that allows scalpers to sweep up thousands of tickets before regular fans get a shot. On Tuesday, a state Assembly panel approved legislation that would make it a misdemeanor to use such robotic software to buy tickets. “Fans deserve fair access,” Camp told the Assembly Judiciary Committee, which voted 8-0 to approve AB 329. It still requires approval by the full Assembly and Senate.
May 23, 1997 |
In a sequel to one of last year's most enjoyable and conceptually savvy daylong rock festivals, Hootenanny '97 will play again at Oak Canyon Ranch in Santiago Canyon. It brings together some of rock's key originators along with younger traditionalists and some rambunctious modern-rockers who have one foot in punk and another in roots-rock tradition. Headlining the July 5 concert are a couple of rock's founding cornerstones, Chuck Berry and the guitar-and-drums duo of Scotty Moore and D.J.
August 27, 1988 |
Mt. Islip (pronounced eye-slip) is not named, as you might guess, for a clumsy mountaineer, but for Canadian George Islip, who homesteaded in San Gabriel Canyon a century ago. The mountain is not one of the tallest San Gabriel Mountain peaks, but its relatively isolated position on the spine of the range makes it stand out. The summit offers the hiker fine views of the middle portion of the Angeles National Forest high country and of the metropolis. Mt.
May 17, 2002 |
Linda Jemison, who nurtured hundreds of Southern California roots-rock, alternative and punk bands during her decade running Linda's Doll Hut in Anaheim, is resurrecting her role as a champion of local music with a new series of free concerts starting Sunday at the Grove of Anaheim. Jemison sold the Doll Hut last year to start a new career as a talent manager, but says she decided to resume "doing what I do best" after discussions with Grove officials.
June 15, 2011 |
Both Janice Hahn, the Democratic candidate for Congress in California’s 36 th district and her opponent, Republican Craig Huey, have condemned a Web ad (see video below) created by an outside conservative group that some have labeled sexist and offensive. But such viral videos, as the label suggests, take on a life of their own and are hard to kill. The ad, which features a street-gang motif, superimposes Hahn’s face on a stripper dancing on a pole, and suggests that the Los Angeles councilwoman coddled gang members.