November 17, 2013 |
It takes a lot to overshadow Lady Gaga, especially on a night in which she's the sole name on the “Saturday Night Live” bill. However, after her two musical performances, many people were asking, “Who are those people, and is that actually a job?” For her first performance, Gaga sang “ Do What U Want ,” accompanied by R. Kelly. The two performed a subtle and romantic pas de deux that made Miley Cyrus and Robin Thicke's performance at the VMA's look like a demure square dance.
November 15, 2013 |
Documentaries can make strange bedfellows, especially when it comes to who is producing them. Frank Marshall, the man behind the features “Seabiscuit,” “Raiders of the Lost Ark” and “The Sixth Sense,” is one of the producers of the new Lance Armstrong documentary “The Armstrong Lie.” Forest Whitaker, the star of “Lee Daniels' The Butler,” is a producer of the upcoming animal rights documentary “I Am You.” ...
November 13, 2013 |
PALM SPRINGS - A modest little painting near the entry to the exhibition "Richard Diebenkorn: The Berkeley Years, 1953-1966" is a harbinger of things to come. Not just for the lovely and engrossing show that unfolds in the galleries at the Palm Springs Art Museum , but for Diebenkorn's greater achievement. That came after the painter left Northern California and settled in Los Angeles, where he began the peerless "Ocean Park" abstractions. "Seated Man" was painted in 1956.
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November 12, 2013 |
A college student died Monday after jumping from rocks into a pool of water in the Angeles National Forest during a recreational outing with about a dozen other students, authorities said. The group of 13 college students was hiking near Hermit Flats when some of them decided to jump off the rocks. After five people had already jumped, the victim took his turn. "After the victim jumped, he appeared on the surface but appeared to be unconscious," according to the Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department.
November 10, 2013 |
Welcome to the wild, wild East Bay, where coffee roasters smell the trends but don't follow them. In Oakland, you'll find a diversity of places, from taprooms such as Modern Coffee, which uses beans from several roasters, to minimalist independents such as Subrosa, which uses beans from a single roaster, San Francisco's Four Barrel. And, yes, you can have your ubiquitous Oakland-based Blue Bottle if you must. Or get your beloved Sightglass coffee precision-made at CRO Café in Temescal Alley.
November 10, 2013 |
Question: I am a partner in a small property management company. I know that disability and reasonable accommodation issues need to be handled carefully, so I try to keep up with the latest rules. However, I have recently received "certificates" from tenants for their pets from a website, certifying their pet as an emotional support animal. My owners are very worried about being sued and are afraid to say no when they see these very official-looking certificates. Are we bound to allow these pets just because we receive these Internet certificates?