Street Closings for Sunday’s Screenland 5K

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Screenland5k

On Academy Awards Sunday morning, portions of Culver and Washington boulevards leading from Downtown will be reserved for 3,000 guests in the once-in-a-century Screenland 5K. With the race starting officially at 9 a.m., runners and walkers follow the yellow brick road, experience two legendary studio backlots, view the 100 points of lore on the Centennial Trail and finish on the … Read More

Denzel Hits the Ball Over the ‘Fences’

Ari L. NoonanBreaking NewsLeave a Comment

Denzel Washington and Viola Davis
Denzel Washington and Viola Davis

A token of friendly advice: Do yourself a favor one evening this week. See the excellent Academy-nominated Denzel Washington film “Fences” ahead of Sunday night’s Academy Awards. Best movie I have seen since “High Noon” in 1953. Fences, from August Wilson’s stage production of the same name, is a piercing portrait of the real-life struggles of a middle-class family in … Read More

Living a Dream, Dancing Across New York City

Ari L. NoonanBreaking NewsLeave a Comment

John Cassese, The Dance Doctor
John Cassese, The Dance Doctor

Seventh in a series.  Re: “Singing and Dancing to Escape a Flying Ashtray” Growing up as the youngest of five brothers in New York City in the 1950s and ‘60s in a family that pushed boundaries, John Cassese recalled a daunting moment. “One of my older brothers, Philip, was killed in an automobile accident when he was 23,” said the … Read More

Student Whacked. Prof. Confusion Goes Free

Ari L. NoonanBreaking News, OP-EDLeave a Comment

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As normal Americans know, G-d gave us liberals to act as foils for our mindless entertainment moments long before SNL became a twinkle in Putin’s glass eye. Crude liberals planted their booted feet on the necks of college profs and kids a century ago, and they have not relented. We were harshly reminded again this week. Swaggering and liberal, Orange … Read More

About Time to Recognize One Man’s Talents

Robert EbsenBreaking News, OP-ED1 Comment

Mr. Ebsen
Mr. Ebsen

My passion of this week has to be Donald Trump. I am mesmerized by his news conferences. I resonate with this man’s sensitivity and honesty. He shows his personal feelings, his unique humor, and his willingness to address the issues and questions to the best of his ability without giving our adversaries timetables of what he will be doing. When … Read More

Who Wouldn’t Want to Live Here?

ShacharBreaking News, OP-EDLeave a Comment

Israel Flag

Dateline Jerusalem — I’m back!  After several weeks of the flu and various other ailments, mourning the death of my mother, z”l, and having no energy to think let alone research and write, what better time to get back to writing about Israel than now.  I have often been asked about why I continue to live in Israel. Perhaps the … Read More

Will South L.A. Residents Be Displaced?

Damien GoodmonBreaking News, OP-EDLeave a Comment

Mr. Goodmon. Photo: LA Weekly / Kevin Scanlon
Mr. Goodmon. Photo: LA Weekly / Kevin Scanlon

[Editor’s Note: Mr. Goodmon’s South L.A. Action Forum is sponsoring a community meeting Tuesday evening, 6:30-8:30, at Holman United Methodist Church, 3320 W. Adams Blvd., Los Angeles 90016. The Election Day goal: To fight displacement and urge a Yes vote on Measure S on March 7.]  A displacement study conducted on the impact of The Reef, a proposed development in historic South … Read More

The Law Comes First for Clarke

Ari L. NoonanBreaking News, NewsLeave a Comment

ICE Raids

Second in a series. Re: “Why a Predicted Council Vote Went Awry” As the chief voice of the City Council, Mayor Jim Clarke is no ordinary politician who distractingly serves for 12 months in the rotating chair. Politics and the authentic welfare of his community penetrate as deeply in Mr. Clarke as his red blood. From the opening moments of … Read More

Two-State Solution? Now World May Laugh

Ari L. NoonanBreaking News, OP-EDLeave a Comment

Photo: The Well
Photo: The Well

Apart from the hourly trashing of President Trump by the fake-news boys at CNN, MSNBC and other Fox News wannabees, this week’s most useless reporting is the tireless leftist drum-beating for a two-state solution. This is the contemporary world’s quintessential illustration of flogging a hound dog who has expired. Palestinian terrorist leaders. The simple-minded chant – the mathematical equivalent of … Read More

Obama’s Kickouts Didn’t Matter, Did They?

Ari L. NoonanBreaking News, OP-ED1 Comment

Culver City Council immigration

Two-thirds of the protestors in the audience at Monday night’s City Council meeting said they were present for the first time. That’s nice. All of them schlepped compact signs that read “Sanctuary Now.” That’s nice. Where have you been, people? You are ‘way late to the dance. Do all two-thirds of them read newspapers or track other purveyors of news? … Read More