October 6, 2009
A flock of animal-rights activists dressed as chickens descended Tuesday on NBC Studios to shame Jay Leno into dropping McDonald’s from a planned promotion. Flapping their wings and hoisting signs that read “McDonald’s: Nothing But Cruelty,” and “McCruelty: I’m Hatin’ It,” protesters with the People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals lined a stretch of Bob Hope Drive as “The Jay Leno Show” prepared to unveil a promotion for McDonald’s Monopoly contest.
September 19, 2012
Good morning, readers. Today is Wednesday, September 19. Smokey Robinson will read some "Words" from the heart this weekend in North Hollywood. The singer-songwriter has apparently been itching to share his poetry with an audience. He'll read at the El Portal Theatre on Friday and Saturday . L.A. Times Lucy's 51, a restaurant in Toluca Lake, is buying the space next door and turning it into a coffee shop , reports Patch . The cafe will seat around 50 people, which seems rather large for such a venue.
December 22, 2001
Twas the night before Christmas and all through Burbank, there was something that smelled. It really just stank. With Ma in our bedroom, and I on the couch, I was paying the price of a Christmas Eve grouch. I'd snapped and I'd griped. I'd whined and complained. And before not too long, the evening was stained. Nancie had smiled. Tried patience and more. But the next thing I knew, she was slamming the door. I curled on the sofa, and pulled the quilt tight.
June 18, 2011
There is a book that many parents-to-be pick up before they have their first child; it's called "What to Expect When You're Expecting. " The book is chalk full of pertinent information and provides guidelines for parents who are about to bring a youngster into the world. One of my sportswriting colleagues in the office, Gabriel Rizk, is about to become a new father. In just a few weeks, he and his wife, Kay, will welcome a new baby boy. The birth will thrust Gabriel into the challenging, rewarding and often headache-inducing realm of fatherhood.
February 14, 2009
President Obama disappointed many of his supporters last week by upholding George W. Bush’s policy that faith-based groups receiving federal money may discriminate in hiring on the basis of religion. During his campaign, Obama spoke out against the policy, which many view as a violation of the separation of church and state. Should the government allow federally funded groups to refuse to hire people for religious reasons? The government should most certainly allow federally funded faith-based organizations to hire only those who adhere to their core values.