September 22, 2013
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CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
September 17, 2013 |
A defaced painting of President Obama that stands above a Sacramento art gallery will remain up for all to see, the curator says. Barbara Range at the Brickhouse Art Gallery told FOX40 she was angry and in disbelief when she first saw the graffiti across the large rooftop painting last week. But she later decided that it will stay up. ”We will not have it removed simply because someone chose to disagree with the view of President Obama," Range said. An artist at the gallery told FOX40 it would be impossible to clean the graffiti without doing permanent damage to the original painting underneath.
September 5, 2013 |
Looking for an excuse to get the kids out in the fresh air this fall? Los Angeles and 10 other U.S. cities will be hosting Hike & Seek events, a combo hiking and scavenger hunt aimed at getting families outside to enjoy nature together. The one- to two-mile hikes, sponsored by the National Wildlife Federation , will feature live wildlife displays, activities and interactive stations. Every child will receive map and mission guidebooks. Participants move along the trails at their own pace.
August 31, 2013 |
It's not everyday you get to beat up a television set and soak it with water guns for the sake of a review, but that's exactly what I did. But I wasn't testing just any television set -- I was messing with a model by SunBriteTV, a Thousand Oaks company that specializes in TVs built for the outdoors. SunBriteTV has been making outdoor TVs since 2004, and it sells its sets to regular consumers for their homes as well as to large companies. You may have already come across some of its sets.
August 29, 2013 |
The Los Angeles City Council voted Wednesday to lift a decadeold ban on outdoor murals. The Times' L.A. Now blog reported that the council voted 13-2 in favor of removing the ban, though it must still vote to approve new rules regulating the creation of murals. If approved, the new rules would allow artists to create outdoor murals in business and industrial zones. Artists would have to register projects with the city and pay a $60 application fee. In an attempt to control outdoor advertising, the rules would prohibit commercial messages and works must remain for at least two years.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
August 23, 2013 |
A string of break-ins last week shut down all five automated sidewalk toilets on skid row, authorities said Friday. The vandalism or thefts, which also struck outdoor toilets in East and South Los Angeles, came months after county health officials cited a public health danger because of the city's failure to provide adequate working bathrooms for the 1,000 people who sleep on the streets of skid row. Suspects broke into the backs of the $250,000...