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La La Land
Summer is getting into full swing, and what better way to celebrate than a night on the town? A hodgepodge of events awaits, dear readers, so get out there and have a good time.
BookSoup on Sunset is hosting Charles Phoenix at 7:00 PM, signing his new book Southern Californialand: Mid-Century Culture in Kodachrome. "His collection of found slides date from the late 1940s through the early 1970s, offering a very personal, if mish-mashed view of American culture. A dazzling follow-up to his first bestseller, Southern California in the '50s: Sun, Fun and Fantasy, Southern Californialand presents 160 perfect slides that capture the technicolor history of our fair state, from Santa Barbara to San Diego."
DKT/MC5 starring surviving MC5 founders Dennis Thompson, Michael Davis and Wayne Kramer, fronted by surprise guest-star vocalists, will be performing tonight at Spaceland. Nebula and The Bellrays will be opening; tickets are $15.00.
Punk fun from Toys That Kill, The Soviettes and The Fleshies and The Smell. Doors open at 9:00 PM and admission is $5.00.
The AFI at ArcLight Music Documentary Series presents The Clash: Westway to the World tonight at 8:00 PM. "Marking the fifteenth anniversary of their demise, Joe Strummer, Paul Simonon and Mick Jones are back together to issue a farewell statement. The story of The Clash has never been fully explored or told by the people who were thereuntil now. Using previously unseen live footage spanning the bands history from the early days to their final shows, Westway to the World delivers the definitive account of one of rocks legendary acts."
Southern California's Snow-Capped Mountains Are Beautiful. Here's Where To Maximize The View (And Snap A Great Picture)It's been many, many years since we saw this much snow in our mountains. Going up there right now isn't safe, but here are some places where you can enjoy the view and snap a pic.
April Valentine died at Centinela Hospital. Her daughter was born by emergency C-section. She'd gone into the pregnancy with a plan, knowing Black mothers like herself were at higher risk.
A look at years past when snows creeped into our citified neighborhoods, away from the mountains and foothills.
In the face of a drier future, that iconic piece of Americana is on its way out in Southern California.
Another Missing Hiker Has Been Found Dead In San Gabriels As Search For Actor Julian Sands ContinuesBob Gregory, 62, went missing the same day as Sands. His body was recovered near Mount Islip.