• RLn COMMUNITY: Aug. 4, 2014

    Aug. 5
    Shark Week
    Participate in special shark crafts and activities, Aug. 5 through 10 at the Cabrillo Marine Aquarium.
    Details: (310) 548-7562; www.CarbrilloMariqueAquarium.org
    Venue: Cabrillo Marine Aquarium
    Location: 3720 Stephen M White Drive, San Pedro

    Aug. 5
    Seashore Mornings
    Follow that Slime from 9 a.m. to 12 p.m. Aug. 5 through 9, at the Cabrillo Marine Aquarium in San Pedro.
    First and second graders delight in discovering the wonders of slime and much more in Cabrillo Marine Aquarium’s week-long Science at the Seashore program “Galloping Snails and Other Fishy Tales”.

    Participants will get close-up views of sea snails “galloping” and other fascinating seashore animals in the laboratory, aquarium and along the surrounding shoreline.  Children will create their own storybooks, go crab fishing, find out what lives in oozing mud and make records of their daily discoveries.  Hands-on activities will include handling live marine animals, using a variety of tools (microscopes, plankton nets, binoculars, etc.), learning about animals in the Aquarium exhibits, exploring nearby coastal habitats, and participating in ecological games.  Register now as classes are limited in size to ensure individual attention.
    Details: (310) 548-7562; www.CarbrilloMariqueAquarium.org
    Venue: Cabrillo Marine Aquarium
    Location: 3720 Stephen M White Drive, San Pedro (more…)

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  • Allegations Taint Beck’s Bid for Second Term

    Sex Scandal Involving Chief’s Daughter Revealed

    By Terelle Jerricks, Managing Editor

    Los Angeles Police Department Chief Charlie Beck has been lobbying for a second term since the police commission began taking it under consideration this past May.

    But Beck’s road to a second term has gotten increasingly rockier, despite record lows in violent crimes in the city and having weathered some serious crises that would have tanked most other police chiefs (i.e. Christopher Dorner episode that terrorized the police department or the more recent one, in which a detective recounted how he killed fellow officer and allegedly blackmailed former police Chief Bernard Parks into dropping the discipline hearings against him).

    On July 20, the commanding officer of the LAPD’s Criminal Gang-Homicide Division, Peter Whittingham, submitted a letter to the Los Angeles Police Commission that was perhaps could completely derail Beck’s chances.

    Per the city charter, the LAPD chief is required to apply to the commission for reappointment at least 180 days prior to the expiration of their first term. The commission must respond to that application, voting either to let him stay for another term or not, no later than 90 days before his first term expires. In this case, that would be Aug. 20. (more…)

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  • Timeline: The Tortured History of the Senate’s Torture Report

    by Kara Brandeisky and Sisi Wei
    ProPublica, April 8, 2014
    UPDATED: AUGUST 1, 2014

    It has been more than five years since the Senate began investigating the CIA’s detainee program, a period marked by White House indecisiveness, Republican opposition, and what we now know was CIA snooping.

    It’s January 2009. Obama takes office. Within days, he shuts down the CIA’s detainee program. But he says he’d rather not dwell on the past.

    Jan. 11, 2009
    President-elect Barack Obama tells George Stephanopoulos he’s not interested in a broad investigation of Bush-era intelligence programs, saying, “We need to look forward as opposed to looking backwards.” (more…)

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  • RLn ENTERTAINMENT: Aug. 1, 2014

    Aug. 2
    James Kimo West, Friends
    Spend an evening with Hawaiian slack key master, Jim “Kimo” West, featuring hula by Amanda Taketa and Kevin Tsutsui, starting at 8 p.m. Aug. 2, at Alvas Showroom in San Pedro.
    Suggested donation is $20.
    Details: (800) 403-3447
    Venue: Alvas Showroom
    Location: 1417 W. 8th St., San Pedro

    Aug. 3
    Orchestre Surreal
    Orchestre Surreal is performing, starting at 4 p.m. Aug. 3, at Alvas Showroom in San Pedro.
    Launched in 1997, the Orchestre Surreal came out of composer Ross Wright’s mission to create a project that would strip away the barriers of cultural, generational, and artistic divide, and promote the message of open-mindedness through art.
    Suggested donation is $20.
    Details: (800) 403-3447
    Venue: Alvas Showroom
    Location: 1417 W. 8th St., San Pedro

    Aug. 8
    Jeff Hamilton Trio
    The Jeff Hamilton Trio will perform, starting at 8 p.m. Aug. 8, at Alvas Showroom in San Pedro.
    Details: (800) 403-3447
    Venue: Alvas Showroom
    Location: 1417 W. 8th St., San Pedro

    Aug. 9
    Chuck Alvarez Band
    The Chuck Alvarez Band will perform, starting at 8 p.m. Aug. 9, at Alvas Showroom in San Pedro.
    Details: (800) 403-3447
    Venue: Alvas Showroom
    Location: 1417 W. 8th St., San Pedro

    Aug. 9
    Bullying Smoke Out
    Mr. Imperial Leather 2014 Doug Dick, along with he United Waves of Long Beach are presenting the Bullying Smoke Out, from 7 to 10 p.m. Aug. 9, at The Brit in Long Beach.
    Details: www.longbeachimperialcourt.org
    Venue: The Brit
    Location: 1744 E. Broadway, Long Beach

    Aug. 10
    Ken Dance Co “INVISIBLE”
    Ken Dance Co “INVISIBLE” will perform, starting at 4 p.m. Aug. 10, at Alvas Showroom in San Pedro.
    Details: (800) 403-3447
    Venue: Alvas Showroom
    Location: 1417 W. 8th St., San Pedro

    Aug. 15
    Victor Orlando
    Victor Orlando performs at 8 p.m. Aug. 15, at Alvas Showroom in San Pedro.
    Details: (800) 403-3447
    Venue: Alvas Showroom
    Location: 1417 W. 8th St., San Pedro

    Aug. 16
    Doug Macleod, Denny Croy in Concert
    Doug Macleod and Denny Croy will be in concert, at 8 p.m. Aug. 16, at Alvas Showroom in San Pedro.
    Details: (800) 403-3447
    Venue: Alvas Showroom
    Location: 1417 W. 8th St., San Pedro

    Aug. 17
    Manring, Garcia, Ma Trio
    Manring, Garcia and Ma Trio perform at 4 p.m. Aug. 17, at Alvas Showroom in San Pedro.
    Details: (800) 403-3447
    Venue: Alvas Showroom
    Location: 1417 W. 8th St., San Pedro

    Aug. 17
    Remembering the Palladium Days (Part II)
    The Museum of Latin American Art is paying tribute to the days of one of New York’s most celebrated dance halls, the Palladium, at 4 p.m. Aug. 17.
    The kings of Afro Caribbean swing, with a live performance featuring Grammy Award-winning vocalist, Herman Olivera and Freddie Crespo’s Mambo Revue Orchestra performing the music of the “Big Three,” Machito, Tito Puente and Tito Rodriguez.
    Considered by critics as one of today’s most representative salsa singers, Herman Olivera began singing professionally with local New York bands at the tender age of 15. He would then be afforded the opportunity to sing lead vocals with Conjunto Libre under the direction of Manny Oquendo and Andy Gonzalez. After two decades with Conjunto Libre, Olivera worked regularly with Johnny Pacheco, Ray Barretto, Bobby Rodriguez y La Compañia and The Machito Orchestra. He performs with Eddie Palmieri’s Orchestra and is featured on five of Palmieri’s CDs, including Masterpiece/Obra Maestra with the late, great Tito Puente, which earned two Grammys.
    Details: (562) 437-1689; www.molaa.org
    Venue: MOLAA
    Location: 628 Alamitos Ave., Long Beach

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  • RLn ANNOUNCEMENTS: July 31, 2014

     
    Aug. 1
    Volunteer at Abalone Cove Reserve
    Volunteer, from 9 a.m. to 12 p.m. on August 1, 8, 15, 22, and 29, at the Abalone Cove Reserve in Rancho Palos Verdes.
    Details: (310) 541-7613
    Venue: Abalone Cove Reserve
    Location: 5970 Palos Verdes Dr. South, Rancho Palos Verdes
     
    Aug. 4
    Small Business Entrepreneurship: Doing Business in LA
    The Los Angeles Mayor’s Office of Economic Development and the Los Angeles Public Library is presenting the Small Business Entrepreneurship workshop, starting at 10 a.m. Aug. 4, at the San Pedro Public Library.
    Details: http://tinyurl.com/SPSmallBizWorkshop
    Venue: San Pedro Public Library
    Location: 931 S. Gaffey St., San Pedro (more…)

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  • RLn NEWS updates: July 30, 2014

    EPA Penalizes Rancho LPG for Safety Hazards
    SAN PEDRO — Rancho LPG faces a $260,000 fine for safety violations on their site from the Environmental Protection Agency.
    EPA responded to Rep. Janice Hahn’s requests to investigate safety lapses at the Rancho LPB facility.
    EPA officials state that Rancho LPG has implemented new measures to ensure the security of the plant.
    “Although these families will not be safe until the tanks are moved,” stated Hahn in her press release, “EPA’s actions today minimizes some of the risk for the community.”

    Reyes Uranga Runs for Water Replenishing District Seat
    LONG BEACH — Former Long Beach City Councilwoman Tonia Reyes Uranga, announced July 24 that she would be running for the Division 3 seat of the Water Replenishment District.
    The seat has been left unoccupied since Lillian Kawasaki died in 2013.
    Uranga served on the Long Beach City council since 2002. Since her initial election, Uranga has managed the council’s Environmental Committee and represented all the cities in eastern and western Los Angeles County on the South Coast Air Quality Management District. Reyes Uranga also served as a board member of the Coalition for Clean Air.
    The election will take place in November (more…)

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  • RLn ARTS: July 30, 2014

    Aug. 7
    Gallery 741 Grand Opening
    Community members are invited to the grand opening reception of Gallery 741, from 5 to 10 p.m. Aug. 7, in San Pedro.
    Experience the functional elegance of Lenchner Glass, exhibiting Aug. 7 through 17, and Sept. 4 through Oct. 4. This show features exciting new tableware designs, fused glass art and many one-of-a-kind fused glass pieces to add beauty to your décor.
    Details: (818) 609-9406; www.1stthursday.com
    Venue: Gallery 741
    Location: 741 S. Pacific Ave., San Pedro

    Myriam Gurba, Denise Rivas
    Community members are invited to check out the art of Myriam Gurba and Denise Rivas through August at The Center Long Beach.
    Details: (562) 434-4455
    Venue: The Center Long Beach
    Location: 2017 E. 4th St., Long Beach

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  • RLn COMMUNITY: July 29, 2014

    Aug. 9
    Story Time with Rangers
    Bring your children to a story time with the White Point Nature Preserve Rangers at 10 a.m., Aug. 9, at the White Point Nature Preserve in San Pedro. The story themes vary.
    Details: (310) 541-2479
    Venue: White Point Nature Preserve
    Location: 1600 Paseo Del Mar, San Pedro

    Aug. 20
    Bird Walk
    Attend a guided bird walk led by Wild Birds Unlimited at 8:30 a.m., Aug. 20, at the White Point Nature Preserve in San Pedro.
    Details: (310) 541-2479
    Venue: White Point Nature Preserve
    Location: 1600 Paseo Del Mar, San Pedro

    Aug. 20
    Family Nature and Art Workshop
    Join the Palos Verdes Peninsula Land Conservancy at a children’s hike and art workshop at 10 a.m., Aug. 30, at Terranea Resort in Rancho Palos Verdes. The activities cost $25 per family. Reservations are required.
    Details: (310) 541-2479
    Venue: Pelican Cove parking area, Terranea Resort
    Location: 31300 Palos Verdes Dr. South

    August 23
    Ranger Walk
    Enjoy a the dramatic views at a themed, guided hike through the White Point Nature Preserve’s restored habitat at 10 a.m., Aug. 23. Themes vary each month. The hike is free.
    Details: (310) 541-2479
    Venue: White Point Nature Preserve
    Location: 1600 Paseo Del Mar, San Pedro

    Aug. 23
    Native Plant Sale
    The White Point Nature Education Center and Preserve is hosting a native plant sale from 12 to 2 p.m., Aug. 23.
    Details: (310) 541-2479
    Venue: White Point Nature Preserve
    Location: 1600 Paseo Del Mar, San Pedro

    Aug. 27
    Bird Walk
    The public is invited to a guided bird walk led by Wild Birds Unlimited at 8:30 a.m., Aug. 27, in George F Canyon Preserve and Nature Center in Rolling Hills Estates.
    Details: (310) 541-2479
    Venue: George F Canyon Preserve and Nature Center
    Location: 27035 Palos Verdes Dr. East, Rolling Hills Estates

     

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  • RLn ENTERTAINMENT: July 29, 2014

    Aug. 1
    Carl Verheyen Group Show
    The Carl Verheyen Group will be performing at 8 p.m. Aug. 1, at Alvas Showroom in San Pedro.
    Details: (310) 833-3281
    Venue: Alvas Showroom
    Location: 1417 W 8th St., San Pedro

    Aug. 7
    Michael Bradford

    Songwriter and bassist Michael Bradford will be performing at the Grand Annex in San Pedro from 7 to 11 p.m., Aug. 7. Soul pop artists, David and Devine will perform alongside Bradford and The Neighborhood Bullys will open the show. Tickets are $30 in advance and $35 at the door.
    Details: (310) 833-4813
    Venue:
    Grand Annex
    Location: 434 W. 6th St., San Pedro

    Aug. 14
    The Haden Triplets

    The Haden Triplets will be performing at 8 p.m., Aug. 14, for a sunset concert at the Skirball Cultural Center in Los Angeles.
    The Haden Triplets will be performing stripped down, old time country tracks off their debut album. The doors open at 7 p.m. and seating is on a first-come first-served basis. Admission is free. Parking is $10.
    Details: (310) 440-4500
    Venue: Skirball Cultural Center
    Location: 2701 N Sepulveda Blvd, Los Angeles (more…)

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  • RLn THEATER Calendar: July 29, 2014

    Aug. 8
    Guys and Dolls
    The Warner Grand Theatre in San Pedro presents a youth musical performance of Guys and Dolls at 8 p.m. Aug. 8, at 2 and 8 p.m. on Aug. 9, and at 4 p.m. Aug. 10. The play revolves around the gamblers and gangsters of the New York underworld. Tickets are $15.
    Details: (310) 548-2493
    Venue: The Warner Grand
    Location: 478 W. 6th St., San Pedro

    Aug. 15
    Into the Woods
    The Troupe will perform a youth production of Into the Woods at the Warner Grand Theatre in San Pedro at 7 p.m. Aug. 15, at 2 and 7 p.m. Aug. 16, and at 2 p.m. on Aug. 17. The performance weaves together stories from various childhood tales. Tickets are from $5 to $27.
    Details: (310) 548-2493
    Venue: The Warner Grand
    Location: 478 W. 6th St., San Pedro

    Aug. 23
    Rivers and Tides Film Series
    The Palos Verdes Peninsula Land Conservancy welcomes the public for a screening of Rivers and Tides at 7:30 p.m., Aug. 23, at the Palos Verdes Arts Center.
    The documentary follows sculptor Andy Goldsworthy as he creates works of art from natural materials. Box dinner reservations required.
    Details: (310) 541-2479
    Venue: Palos Verdes Arts Center
    Location: 5504 Crestridge Road, Rancho Palos Verdes

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