CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
March 15, 2014 |
Nearly a decade ago, Enrique Ramirez welcomed the opening of a light-rail station in Little Tokyo, just a quick walk from his Mexican seafood restaurant. The Metro Gold Line station delivered a steady stream of customers to Senor Fish, especially on weekends. But now, with the region's rail system expanding again, the Metropolitan Transportation Authority is pushing him out. On Saturday, Senor Fish abandoned its location at the corner of 1st and Alameda streets. And later this year, Metro is set to demolish the property's two brick buildings, which are located across the street from the Japanese American National Museum and have played an important role in the cultural life of the neighborhood for decades.
March 11, 2014 |
CBS has set its summer slate, with return dates for "Big Brother" and Stephen King's "Under the Dome" announced -- among others -- and a slight delay for the Halle Berry-Steven Spielberg limited-run series "Extant. " The end of June kicks off the rollout. "Big Brother" will return Wednesday, June 25. New legal drama "Reckless" will make its debut a few days later, on Sunday, June 29, finished off by the third season premiere of "Unforgettable. " Then, on Monday, June 30, it's time to gear up for people trapped in a bubble, with the return of “Under the Dome.
March 10, 2014 |
FT. BRAGG, N.C. - Cross examination was scheduled to begin Monday morning for the U.S. Army captain who has accused her former commander of sexually assaulting her. But late Sunday, Brig. Gen. Jeffrey Sinclair's defense attorneys renewed their claims of Army command interference in his sexual assault prosecution and asked the military judge to reconsider his refusal to drop the charges. In a motion filed in response to 14 pages of emails that military prosecutors provided over the weekend, defense lawyers referred to an email by a senior Army legal officer expressing concern that the accuser lied on the stand at a preliminary hearing in January.
February 25, 2014 |
A social media campaign to pay tribute to Sarah Jones, the camera assistant who died in Georgia last week, has gone viral, drawing an outpouring of support from crew members around the world. Sarah Jones , 27, was struck and killed by a freight train Thursday during filming of the Gregg Allman biopic "Midnight Rider" in Savannah. Seven other crew members also were injured in the incident. To honor Jones, her friends and family have launched a "Slates for Sarah" social media campaign, prompting crew members to post comments and pictures of Sarah's name written on film slates on Facebook and Twitter.
February 24, 2014 |
New dramas by award-winning New York playwrights Adam Rapp, Theresa Rebeck and Rajiv Joseph will be part of the 2014 Pacific Playwrights Festival, scheduled for April 25 to 27 at South Coast Repertory in Costa Mesa. This year's festival will feature three fully staged productions plus four readings of new plays. The staged productions will include Rapp's new play, "The Purple Lights of Joppa Illinois," about a reclusive, troubled man; the previously announced "Rest," by Samuel Hunter, whose play "The Whale" was produced last year at South Coast Repertory; and "Five Mile Lake" by Rachel Bonds.
January 8, 2014 |
Continuing to carve out a niche with original programming, online video service Hulu has stepped up its output of in-house productions and co-productions. On Wednesday, the service unveiled its slate of original shows for 2014, which includes four programs new to Hulu and six returning projects. Hulu's popular teen drama, "East Los High," which revolves around a fictional group of high school students in East Los Angeles, is scheduled to return this summer for Season 2. FULL COVERAGE: Winter TV preview Hulu said it has ordered 12 new episodes of the English-language series, which features an all-Latino cast and explores such real-life issues as teen pregnancy.