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May 6, 2012 |
La Niña, the demon diva of drought, has ended, but what comes next could be even more foreboding: La Nada. La Nada, or "nothing" in Spanish, is climatologist Bill Patzert's nickname for when surface sea temperatures in the equatorial Pacific Ocean are about normal. That means ocean temperatures are not too warm, which would trigger an El Niño and would typically mean a rainy winter in Southern California. The sea also is not too cold, which produces a La Niña and usually means a dry season.
October 27, 2011
A record number of immigrants were deported in fiscal 2011. You'd think that would be greeted as good news by Republicans, who have repeatedly demanded that the Obama administration crack down on illegal immigration. But it won't be. The latest numbers, released last week, are unlikely to sway the current field of Republican presidential hopefuls, who steadfastly refuse to discuss fixing the broken immigration system, arguing that only stricter enforcement, tougher penalties and a 100% secured border will satisfy them.
August 26, 2011 |
It's been two years since DJ Dave Nada spawned a dance genre that propelled him from Washington, D.C., nightclub fixture to unwitting sire of a rhythmic revolution. Since 2009, moombahton — Nada's woofer-rattling concoction of Dutch house and reggaeton — has become a rapidly mutating force in DJ culture, collecting piles of fans and eclectic sub-genres. So, when Nada decided to relocate to Los Angeles in 2010 to further his DJ career, the monstrous music movement he hatched in D.C. wasn't far behind.
January 31, 2011
'From Prada to Nada' MPAA rating: PG-13 for brief drug use and a sexual situation Running time: 1 hour, 37 minutes Playing: In general release
January 31, 2011 |
It might have seemed like a fertile and fun idea to update Jane Austen's reversal-of-fortune romance "Sense and Sensibility" to the class-and-culture disparity between Beverly Hills and East Los Angeles. But the regrettably titled "From Prada to Nada" has more in common with a slapped-together TV movie than a timeless comedy of manners. The Dashwood sisters of Austen's novel are now Nora and Mary Dominguez, whose affluent, assimilated mansion existence is upended when their father's death leaves them broke, necessitating a lifestyle adjustment to the homier, scrappier Boyle Heights enclave of their Tia Aurelia (Adriana Barraza)
January 23, 2011
Still not ready to let Simon Cowell go? Talk about "Oprah Presents Master Class: Simon Cowell. " It's been less than a week, guys! But if you're not impressed with the new "American Idol" lineup, don't fret. Get your fix of the snarky Brit when he shares his stories and lessons. Let's hope Steven Tyler and J-Lo are watching. (Sunday) Sashay and chante ? and talk about "RuPaul's Drag Race. " The time has come for you to lip-sync for your life! The (man) ladies are back on LOGOTV.