May 29, 2010
Going to the dogs? Re "Downtown dogs bring growls," May 23 Count me as a downtown resident (I live at the corner of Pee and Poo) who is sick of the dog population, which is emblematic of the selfish, trendy, inconsiderate human population. Downtown is not dog friendly, and I am convinced that the typical downtown L.A. dog owner has less regard for animal rights than a fur trapper. It's all about being fashionable at the expense of a helpless creature. I live in a loft where lonely dogs can be heard barking at all hours of the day and night.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
March 20, 2010 |
A Santa Monica sushi restaurant facing federal charges for serving endangered whale meat appears set to close its doors Saturday, according to a statement posted to The Hump's website Friday which called the decision a "self-imposed punishment." "The Hump hopes that by closing its doors, it will help bring awareness to the detrimental effect that illegal whaling has on the preservation of our ocean ecosystems and species," read the statement on the restaurant's longstanding website.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
January 18, 2010 |
After the model plane Claire L. Walters built failed to fly, she piled all of her dolls into a wagon and pulled them through her Santa Ana neighborhood as she tried to sell them. She was 3 and longed for the cash to buy an airplane that would soar into the sky. By 1941, at age 17, she had flown solo and was on her way to fulfilling a goal first declared in grade school -- to become a pilot and teach others how to fly. Walters, who ran her flight school for 27 years in Santa Monica and co-founded the annual Palms to Pines Air Race for women, died Jan. 1 at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center in Los Angeles.
January 14, 2010
More than 75 esteemed vintners will offer tastings of more than 400 Pinot Noir vintages at 2010 Pinot Days, a celebration of the delicate but delicious wine made famous by the movie "Sideways." Pinot Noir regions that will be represented include the Russian River Valley, Santa Lucia Highlands, Oregon, Carneros, the Anderson Valley and the Sonoma Coast. Barker Hangar, Santa Monica Airport, 2021 Airport Ave., Suite 203. Sun. 1-5 p.m. (415) 246-2967. $50. www.pinotdays.com.