May 31, 2012 |
The title of “Grace Notes & Anvils” at the Odyssey Theatre refers to two divergent aspects that those in mourning will inevitably encounter. “Grace notes” are those individuals whose acts of kindness come with unexpected synchronicity. “Anvils” goes the other way, when the almost-forgotten personal loss reenters consciousness with a "thud. " So say Ron Marasco and Brian Shuff, authors of “About Grief: Insights, Setbacks, Grace Notes, Taboos.” Their exploration of the tricky subject of grief is a specialty hybrid of staged reading, topical symposium and group therapy session.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
July 31, 2011 |
It's the first rule of thumb for any aspiring UFO investigator: Keep an open mind. "We all want to believe, we all want to believe bad," said David MacDonald, a certified investigator with the Mutual UFO Network. "But you've got to look at the evidence. You've got to come at this like a scientific researcher. " On Friday, MacDonald and dozens of like-minded individuals filled an Irvine hotel conference room to discuss the finer points of investigating the inexplicable — or at least that which cannot be explained in terrestrial terms.
June 29, 2011 |
All signs point to the NFL and players inching closer to a labor agreement that would not only save the season but keep training camps and exhibition games intact. If there isn't a growing peace, both sides are doing an awfully good job of faking it. In a scene that would have been unimaginable in the toxic aftermath of the NFL Players Assn. decertification and ensuing lockout by club owners, Commissioner Roger Goodell and DeMaurice Smith, leader of the union-turned-trade association, took the stage together Wednesday at the NFLPA's rookie symposium in Sarasota, Fla. Of the negotiations, Smith told the rookies: "The goal is to get this done fast but right so that everything can start on time.
HOME & GARDEN
April 2, 2011
Stephen Orr's lecture schedule includes these California stops: April 15: Garden Conservancy symposium, "The Way We Garden Now," 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Golden Gate Club, Presidio, San Francisco. $155 for symposium and lunch buffet. Reservations: (845) 265-2029, http://www.gardenconservancy.org . April 17: Flora Grubb Gardens. 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. 1634 Jerrold Ave., San Francisco. (415) 626-7256, http://www.floragrubb.com . April 20: Garden Conservancy event, 6 to 8 p.m. $35. The Ebell of Los Angeles, 743 S. Lucerne Blvd.
February 17, 2011
Head to Palm Springs for Modernism Week ? a 10-day celebration of Midcentury Modern design, architecture and culture. This unique design aesthetic came of age in the 1950s and '60s and is recognizable by its clean, simple lines. Some of its best examples can be found in Palm Springs. During the week you'll have access to a variety of events including architecture tours, films, lectures, an architecture symposium and plenty of parties in Midcentury Modern homes. Palm Springs. Locations, events and ticket prices vary.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
January 27, 2011 |
A last-minute decision to serve fried chicken and waffles at a campus dining hall in honor of Martin Luther King Jr. was a regrettable choice and lacked sensitivity, UC Irvine officials acknowledged Wednesday. FOR THE RECORD: MLK Day menu: In the Jan. 27 LATExtra section, an article on complaints about a UC Irvine dining hall's menu of fried chicken and waffles on Martin Luther King Day incorrectly referred to "the late Dick Gregory. " Gregory, 78, remains active as a commentator and performer.