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Driver Ed turned up the music

By Matt Sharar

Driver Ed left Circus Venus the next day, but not for the next tour stop. Instead, he walked down the length of the wharf, in broad daylight, and down to Dave’s rig. He would join Dave on the high seas, for after going through plan after backup plan on how to defeat the beast, Dave fell back on the old adage about finding your enemy’s Achilles’ Heel.

Harbor Currents–Announcements for June 11, 2012

June 14
LADWP Workshop
The Los Angeles Department of Water and Power is hosting a workshop for Council District 15 regarding rate increases, from 6 to 8 p.m. June 14, at the Harbor City Library. The workshop will include a discussion on the challenges and mandates the LADWP is facing and an opportunity for questions to be answered.
Venue: Harbor City Library
Details: 24000 Western Ave., Harbor City


LB Councilwoman Schipske Introduces Neighborhood Website

District 5 Councilwoman Gerrie Schiepske recently announced the availability of Nextdoor, a secure social network for neighborhoods to foster neighbor-to-neighbor and citywide communication. Residents within District 5 can use Nextdoor to create websites for their specific neighborhoods. Enrollment enables individual residents to form relationships with their neighbors by asking questions and exchanging local advice and recommendations. Topics of discussion on Nextdoor are as varied as local events, school activities, babysitter recommendations, plumbing advice, disaster preparedness, recent crime activity, upcoming garage sales, or even lost pets.

Beware of Utility Service Worker Impostors

The Los Angeles Department of Water and Power cautions residents to beware of impostors posing as utility personnel making service-related house calls. These impostors seek to gain access to residential property in order to
steal valuables from the occupant.

White Point Landslide Findings To Be Unveiled

Los Angeles City Councilman Joe Buscaino announced that City Engineer Gary Lee Moore will present his findings of the geo-technical report about the White Point Landslide at a community meeting, at 6:30 p.m. June 18, at the White Point Elementary School auditorium in San Pedro. The verbal report will detail the factors that contributed to the slide, as well as proposed repair options, and the estimated cost associated with each. The written report will be available online June 19 on the Department of Engineering’s website.

Venue: White Point Elementary School
Location: 1410 Silvius Ave., San Pedro

Prometheus: In space, no one can hear you scream, or scratch your head


By Danny Simon

It’s always hard to understand why any director would choose to tarnish the memory of the project that made their career. Lucas. Spielberg. And now, Ridley Scott. These guys have vaults like Scrooge McDuck, so what makes them so careless with their legacy?

Bard of Avon’s 15th Season of Free Plays

By John Farrell

Shakespeare by the Sea opened their remarkable 15th season of free plays by the Bard of Avon last Thursday at San Pedro’s Point Fermin Park Bandshell, which has been their home base as they spread the Shakespearean words to audiences this year in 23 different venues around the Southland in three different counties.

Review of Stoneface

French Stewart as Buster Keaton and Joe Fria as Young Buster Keaton

By John Farrell

Last year Sacred Fools Theater in Hollywood gave one of the best performances of the year with Watson: The Last Adventure of the World’s Greatest Detective, reviewed here and voted one of L.A.’s best by us and several other newspapers.

This year, they have reunited one of that production’s stars, French Stewart, with Watson’s director Jaime Robledo for Stoneface: The Rise and Fall and Rise of Buster Keaton, playing through June 30, and it is sure to be on the “Best”lists this year. Stewart plays Keaton in a role written for him by Vanessa Claire Stewart, who co-wrote Louis and Keely: Live at the Sahara for them (and who recently married Stewart, incidentally,) and he proves himself a master of Keaton-style slapstick. Equally important is the depth he brings to Keaton the workaholic and alcoholic who suffered more behind the camera than he ever did in front of it.

Snow White and the Huntsman: There’s evil in the world kiddies, and it’s ugly!

By Danny Simon

Director Rupert Sanders unadulterated take on Snow White is a refreshing gore-filled romp through a world colored by the effects of good and evil. Everyone knows a version of the original(s), so I can skip spoiling the plot. This story is about beauty and power, age and class position (the later, much less).