Monday, August 3, 2020

Random Highlights

The List and a Tryst: Little Fish Theatre’s The Love List

By John Farrell Somebody said that to destroy someone you just have to give them what they wish for. In Norm Foster's delightful The Love List,...

One-woman show Secret Key opens March 10 at LB’s Found Theatre

Opening night to benefit Cynthia Galles Memorial Scholarship By John Farrell Leslie G. Eggleston wants you to attend her motivational seminar. She will tell you how...

When the World Goes boom!

By John Farrell Take a marine biologist obsessed with the end of the world, a female journalism student looking for love in exactly the wrong...

Sherlock Holmes at the LB Playhouse

By John Farrell Robert Downey, Jr. is now the public's best-known Sherlock Holmes – at least for those with a taste for kick-boxing action films....

Quills is about censorship, and the Marquis De Sade gets in the way

By John Farrell Quills is billed as a play about the Marquis de Sade, and you know in advance there is going to be nudity:...

Warner Grand and Encore Entertainers–A Perfect Match

By John Farrell Encore Entertainers is a dream come true for Summer Cacciagioni, who created the musical theater production company for rising stars in 2007,...

Mrs.T’s Gift Ideas

“Mrs.T” is an imaginary consultant for the confused, advising diners and Valentiners on the best meal for the best deal at this loving time....

Not One More Foot of Land

By John Farrell Not One More Foot of Land is not a great play. It is too long, too leisurely and in the premier production...

Man of La Mancha at the Carpenter

By John Farrell Man of La Mancha is everything a Broadway musical should be, and you can see it a lot closer to home. It opened...

Annie at the Warner Grand

By John Farrell If you missed Annie at the Warner Grand Theatre within the first weekend in February there is good news and bad.   Bad because...

Elections

COVID-19 Crisis Points To The Need For Everyone In L.A. County To Complete The Census

L.A. County’s census response rate is 58.6 percent as of July 23. This is significantly behind California’s overall 63.6 percent response rate, and far behind L.A. County’s goal of 100 percent participation.

Harris, Bennet Urge Facebook to Strengthen Efforts to Protect Civil Rights, Combat Voter Suppression

The audit also urged the company to devote more resources to address hate against vulnerable populations on its platforms, root out white separatism and white nationalism in all its forms.

Ro Khanna and Barbara Lee Could Defy “the Madness of Militarism” as Co-Chairs of the Democratic Convention’s Biggest Delegation

“For the past two weeks,” the San Francisco Chronicle reported, “Sanders supporters have argued that his March 3 primary win in California meant a progressive like Khanna -- an early endorser of the Vermont senator and a national co-chair of his presidential campaign -- should be the face of the state’s delegation.”

Vote-By-Mail Ballot Approved 

Vote by mail approved to all LA County eligible voters.

Health

COVID Update: $15 Million Allocated to Childcare for Essential Workers and Low-Income Families

Public Health has announced, July 29, that the Board of Supervisors allocated $15 million in CARES Act funding for childcare vouchers to serve essential workers and low-income families in the county.

From Medical News Today Newsletter, Coronavirus Myths Explored

Addressing COVID-19 myths and conspiracy theories.

Contact Tracing Alert: Scam

People might call you claiming to be a contact tracer. You need to be vigilant and prepared to know the difference between...

COVID-19 Crisis Points To The Need For Everyone In L.A. County To Complete The Census

L.A. County’s census response rate is 58.6 percent as of July 23. This is significantly behind California’s overall 63.6 percent response rate, and far behind L.A. County’s goal of 100 percent participation.