March 15, 2013 |
Rhubarb is one of the great joys of spring, with its rosy color, earthy tang and old-fashioned allure, and the story of its local rise and fall is as intriguing as its flavor. Just a generation or two ago, it was widely cultivated in Southern California, but now local rhubarb is available almost exclusively at farmers markets, and just from a handful of vendors. Rhubarb is native to central and northern Asia, where its roots were harvested for millenniums for their medicinal properties.
March 10, 2013 |
Former tennis star Jennifer Capriati has been investigated by North Palm Beach, Fla., police for numerous battery and stalking allegations by ex-boyfriend Ivan Brannan Jr. A police report stemming from a Valentine's Day domestic incident at a health club said that there is probable cause to arrest Capriati for “battery for punching and pushing Brannan” and “stalking Brannan on a constant basis from phone calls, text messages, showing up...
March 8, 2013 |
JS Communications Co., a South Korean entertainment and media company, has signed a letter of intent to acquire the assets of El Segundo-based Rhythm & Hues, the visual effects house that recently filed for bankruptcy protection from creditors. JS Communications, a diversified entertainment and media company, on Thursday agreed to enter into negotiations to buy Rhythm & Hues, according to a document filed in U.S. Bankruptcy Court in Los Angeles. Rhythm & Hues retained investment banking firm Houlihan Lokey Capital Inc. to solicit bids for Rhythm & Hues, which recently won an Oscar for its work on the Ang Lee movie "Life of Pi," and is one of Hollywood's premiere visual effects companies.
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February 19, 2013 |
On a day in early January, a man walked up to the front door of a South Bay home and knocked. The homeowner, a captain in the Los Angeles Police Department, looked outside. Although the two had met before, the captain didn't recognize the large black man standing in his walkway and waited behind the closed door until he left. Weeks passed, and the 23-year veteran of the LAPD thought nothing more of the encounter. About a month later, the face he had seen outside his home was everywhere - staring out from the front pages of newspapers, TV screens and wanted signs on billboards throughout the city.
February 8, 2013 |
Give Me Everything You Have On Being Stalked James Lasdun Farrar, Straus and Giroux : 224 pp., $25 When someone crawls over Madonna's garden wall or breaks into Brad Pitt's house, it's unpleasant but not unexpected: the price of fame, if also prosecutable. Imagine, though, if in the course of your everyday, nonfamous life someone emerged with a similar obsession. First they seemed affectionate, then convinced of a deep connection, then became furious and set upon destroying your life.
January 30, 2013 |
It is not humane treatment of animals to place a killing machine in their midst. Nor is it humane treatment of animals to allow one to live, with the knowledge that others will die painful deaths because of that act. The damage that outdoor cats do to populations of birds and other wildlife has been documented and fretted over for a long time, and it's always made me worry that the trap-neuter-release programs for feral cats -- cats that are genetically...