Los Angeles Chamber Orchestra (LACO), one of the nation’s leading orchestras renowned for its wide-ranging repertoire and adventurous commissioning initiatives, has named Anne-Marie Spataru Chair of the Board of Directors,
One in 3 African American blood donors is a match for people with sickle cell disease During Sickle Cell Awareness Month in September, the American Red Cross emphasizes the importance of a diverse blood supply to help meet the needs of those with sickle cell disease – the most common inherited blood disorder in the
An activist from Santa Monica is set to address world leaders at a historic UN education summit this. The first-generation daughter of Mexican-Colombian immigrants is one of five youth ambassadors selected by global children’s charity Theirworld to address the United Nations in New York.
What started as a hobby quickly became a viable business for Angel Vu, who got into candle-making for fun at the onset of the pandemic and began selling her creations online. At first she said she was just getting orders from family and friends but then strangers started buying her products as well.
An oil company pleaded guilty Thursday to negligently discharging crude off the Southern California coast when its underwater pipeline ruptured last year, a federal official said. Houston-based Amplify Energy and two of its subsidiaries each pleaded guilty to a misdemeanor charge in federal court on Thursday,
Jamie Paige / Special to the Daily Press The California Coastal Commission gave its staff more time to do its due diligence regarding a massive project that would significantly impact Venice if it moved forward.
A memorial for Queen Elizabeth II has been set up outside of Ye Olde King’s Head, a British pub in downtown Santa Monica, following the announcement of her death on Thursday Sept. 8. Customers and passersby stopped on Friday to write in a book set out on the memorial table along with an assortment of
BRIAN MELLEY / Associated Press Californians tried to weather the extremes of a changing climate Friday, as a punishing heat wave that has helped fuel deadly wildfires had the state teetering on the edge of blackouts for a 10th consecutive day while a tropical storm barreled ashore with the promise of cooler temperatures but also
This December marks the 32nd anniversary of Godfather III. In an odd way, I identified with Al Pacino’s Michael Corleone. Why? In March 2020, after fifteen years of “Laughing Matters,” I was encouraged (aka “chastised”) by SMDP management to cut way back on covering just the current president.
JOHN ANTCZAK Associated Press Forces were beginning to collide in California on Thursday as wildfires threatened communities, an epic heat wave stressed the electrical grid and as moisture from a hurricane was expected to bring thunderstorms and floods along with cooling.
Gregg Popovich has a new dinner partner. If history is any guide, basketball usually won’t be on the conversation menu. But somewhere on the road a few months from now, maybe over pasta in New York’s Little Italy or between glasses of wine in Santa Monica,
Taze Moore, a longtime standout for Cal State Bakersfield men’s basketball, has signed to compete with the Brooklyn Nets in the NBA Summer League. After enduring five leg surgeries early in his career,
He pulled a baseball cap low over his eyes and walked in black sneakers. He was joined by two friends in Santa Monica. The trio cracked big smiles while walking down the road. The Pulp Fiction star gave one of his friends a huge hug when they first ...
Clarkson’s father, Steve, runs a highly regarded quarterbacks skills camp in — you guessed it — Santa Monica, California. Just 18-19 through his first three seasons at Louisville, Satterfield now has the No. 7 recruiting class for 2023, according to ...
Get your kicks on Route 66 …” But the message of that song took photographer Jean Furth and former Baseball Hall of Fame executive director Jeff Idelson along that 2,448-mile route, along Interstates and back roads,
It was 20 years ago that Jeff Schwartz opened his own basketball player rep business, in Santa Monica office space borrowed from Casey Wasserman. Schwartz was buttressed by a conviction that what eventually became Excel Sports Management would be a basketball-only agency,
Actor/writer Michael Lyons takes a cue from an emerging case tennis elbow to reflect on his experience during an unhealthy relationship, and the tumultuous journey of rediscovering sexuality and independence afterwards in his solo show Dickin’ Around.