CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
March 18, 2001
Re "Residency Questions Prod Hayden to Leave Guest House," March 13. It's apparent that, by moving into his campaign coordinator's home--as opposed to her guest house, which he used to establish his 5th District "residency"--[Tom] Hayden is providing the answer to our city's housing crunch: house-sharing. His wife and child must be proud, wherever they're living. JILLIAN TYSON Los Angeles
April 9, 2011
After successful residencies in the New York area in December and January, Prince is setting up an extended stay in L.A. — and attempting to upstage Coachella (April 15-17) in the process. The singer dialed into "Lopez Tonight" on Thursday to announce he would be kicking off a 21-night run, beginning at the Forum and continuing on at venues to be announced later. The L.A. residency will kick off April 14 with backing band the New Power Generation and "a whole gang of special guests," Prince teased.
February 24, 2014 |
Ask and ye shall receive. At least when it comes to authors and Amtrak. Amtrak has launched a still-unstructured writers residency program thanks to an offhanded remark by Alexander Chee and some impassioned pleas on Twitter. In a PEN Ten interview that posted Dec. 23, Chee, author of the forthcoming novel "The Queen of the Night," said that trains are his favorite place to write. He then commented, "I wish Amtrak had residencies for writers. " Not two months later and Amtrak does.
September 3, 2011 |
David Joyce marched his way to the front of the U.S. immigration line using his pocketbook, sinking half a million dollars into a Vermont ski resort. The British citizen had spent years in a futile effort to secure green cards for himself, his wife and their 9-year-old son so they could relocate to sunny Florida. Then, a fellow emigre tipped him off to a little-known federal program that helps foreigners gain permanent U.S. residency by investing in American businesses. Graphic: Number of investors' visas to U.S. "In six months, we had our green cards," said Joyce, 51. "Considering everything we've been through, this was easy.
November 24, 2011 |
For the last 20 years, Josephine Gutierrez, a native of the Philippines, toiled six days a week in the home of a Hong Kong family. On her day off, she attended church and was active in charity work. Her fourth child was born in Hong Kong. But a Hong Kong court has ruled that she doesn't have the right to permanently settle in the city she has called home since 1991. At the heart of the case is Hong Kong's immigration ordinance, which bars domestic workers and contract laborers from being eligible for permanent residence.
January 14, 2014 |
Dance music's newest Member of the Order of the British Empire will now be holding court in Hollywood for a monthly residency. Pete Tong, the influential U.K. DJ and broadcaster, recently relocated to L.A. to further his myriad dance music projects in America. Now that roster includes a monthly installment of his "All Gone Pete Tong" residency series at Sound nightclub , which kicks off Jan. 24. The first night will feature the excellent neo-house guests Benoit & Sergio, with Lee Foss' Modern Amusement joining for a Feb. 14 edition.