Conan O’Brien is Taking Over Social Media | Branding Los Angeles : But being rated a “top influencer” on LinkedIn is not enough for Conan, who only joined the site in September after realizing it was the one piece missing from his cherished social media empire. No, the late night host has made it crystal clear that he won’t rest until he gets more followers. So he did what any self-respecting business person on LinkedIn would do to gain a bigger following: he made a plea on “Late Night with Conan O’Brien” last week and photoshopped his profile pic to make it appear as though he were standing alongside former presidents Bill Clinton, George W. Bush and Theodore Roosevelt.
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I’m in week 2 of a real life police academy for a village I’ll keep nameless in the state of NY. Here is a little practice of a criminal complaint in this scenario. The Complainant, being duly sworn by the San Andreas Police Department, makes complaint and states that there is probable cause to believe that the Defendant committed the following offense(s): Count I: Unlawful Fleeing a Police Officer in a Motor Vehicle (NY Penal Law §270.25) Count II: Driving while Intoxicated ( NY Penal Law §60.21) Count III: Reckless Driving (NY VTL 1212) Count IV: Speed Not Reasonable and Prudent (NY VTL1180a) At 1650 on 31 October 2012, I was conducting a lawful DUI Checkpoint in Flint County, mile marker 72. While talking with the first driver of the night, a truck headed northbound towards Whetstone sped past the roadblock which caused me to give chase. After briefly losing sight of Mr. Hancock, I observed his vehicle which had turned around and was now headed southbound. After performing a traffic stop, he pulled his vehicle over and handed me a valid San Andreas Drivers License identifying him as John P. Hancock. After a brief conversation, Mr. Hancock subsequently fled the scene which was pursued for approximately 70 miles in hazardous road conditions until myself and another state police unit detained and arrested the suspect at 0055 on 1 November 2012. -Ofc. Grey
Staring down at the roasted pig’s head adorning a kiosk at the Mealani’s Taste of the Hawaiian Range and Agricultural Festival at the Hilton Waikoloa on the Island of Hawaii, I had no idea the wild bore I had just happily sampled would mark the start of a weekend I can only describe as the ultimate foodie fantasy. After flying in from Seattle, we checked into our room at the neighboring Waikoloa Beach Marriott Resort with just enough time to shower and change before heading to the Taste event. The rush was worth it. The event showcases everything that’s great about the local Hawaiian food/agriculture scene, including luscious organic produce and top chefs who bring the best out of locally raised (or wild) pig, beef and lamb. The event has a nose-to-tail philosophy which, depending on the luck of the draw, sees chefs creating delicacies from not only the most popular cuts of meat, but also the least appetizing including tripe and the now infamous mountain oyster, aka bull calf testicles. Each year participating local chefs draw to see which meat they’ll prepare for Taste about a month prior to the event in order to come up with a concept designed to wow the large crowd of foodies who attend annually. This year the mountain oyster challenge was presented to chef Jayson Kanekoa and his chef de cuisine Raylynn Kanehailua from the Waikoloa Beach Marriott, who came up with a kind of bull testicle tamale, which I wasn’t brave enough to try — but fed to my more adventurous partner who gave it a big thumbs up. I did indulge in a taste of heart sausage created by the chefs from Roy’s Waikoloa and it opened my eyes as to how the less-noble cuts of meat can be transformed into something delicious. The next morning I was scheduled to take part in the Chef Shuttle tour offered as part of a package at the Waikoloa Beach Marriott and was surprised to see my personal guide for the day was Chef Jayson Kanekoa of mountain oyster fame whom I’d spoken to briefly the night before. Chef Jayson and I embarked on our foodie travels at 7 am and headed for two farmers markets in Waimea. On the way, we stopped for breakfast at a local institution called Hawaiian Style CafÃ©, where particularly large Hawaiian men cooked up pancakes the size of hubcaps and where you can order the Internet Loco Moco featuring Spam, Spam and more Spam. (My partner and I ended up driving to Waimea twice more to the cafÃ© for breakfast in the all too-short week we spent on Hawaii.) Fortified with breakfast, Chef Jayson and I headed for the Hawaiian Homesteaders Farmers Market and Town Market where together we sourced out ingredients for what would later become dinner for a group of us back at the Waikoloa Beach Marriott. Market-goers and vendors alike greeted Chef Jayson with alohas, handshakes and hugs. Maybe it was being in the company of a celebrity chef, but I found the vendors exceptionally friendly and knowledgeable about the organic produce, fish, meat, flowers, treats and coffee they were selling. I met a coffee grower who had a photo album on display detailing the history of his family’s plantation from its start two decades earlier, as well as Mike Hodson, a retired vice cop who now owns and operates one of the most successful organic farms on the island, Wow Farm. Hodson told me that after surviving two decades on the force, there was no way he was going die from spraying chemicals on his tomatoes. The end result? Juicy, delicious, pesticide-free tomatoes that actually taste like tomatoes. By the end of our tours of the farmers markets, Chef Jayson and I had chosen the main ingredients for a four-course meal I will never forget. Our dinner, a deliciously divine example of the farm-to-table philosophy driving the agricultural tourism industry in Hawaii, began with seared ahi tuna accompanied by roasted garlic, Kamuela tomato gazpacho, followed by some of those Wow tomatoes served with the macadamia nut, basil-infused goat cheese I had earlier chosen at the farmers market. Our entrÃ©e was a veal chop with poha berry jam, local mushrooms and purple sweet potatoes from the neighboring island of Molokai. Dessert was coffee crÃ¨me brulee with a cup of brew hand-pressed at our table — both made from beans purchased earlier from that same grower. Even more delightful was the line printed at the bottom of our menu, “Prepared for Ms. Sandra Thomas…” This personalized touch is part of the Chef Shuttle package. Completing our foodie fantasy weekend was Sunday night’s Sunset Luau at the Waikoloa Beach Marriott during which we indulged in Kalua pig, which had slow roasted in an underground oven all day, Lau Lau chicken and numerous mai tais. Sure there was talented fire knife dancers, beautiful hula dancers and traditional Hawaiian music, but on this foodie weekend, it was all about that sumptuous buffet. And here’s a brief look at Chef Jayson during one of his Chef Shuttle Tours: More: Sandra Thomas: PHOTOS: A Taste Of The Islands At A Hawaiian Food Festival
Pencil This In: Comics and Comic Books at NerdMelt; Etsy Night at CAFAM; El Sistema; and Liz Taylor’s Feminism
Lots of great stuff happening tonight in LA: Comedy at a comic book release party at Meltdown Comics; author discussions on El Sistema and Liz Taylor; a craft night at CAFAM; and PIg: A Restaurant comes back for one night only. Read on for all the details. more › Read the original here: Pencil This In: Comics and Comic Books at NerdMelt; Etsy Night at CAFAM; El Sistema; and Liz Taylor’s Feminism
Funnywoman Maya Rudolph stopped by the Conan set Monday night to chat about Oprah, Brangelina and her hit NBC show Up All Night with host Conan O’Brien. But instead of just focusing on “Maya, Maya, Maya,” the comedian spends about three minutes revealing her connection to a grim local news story that’s made international headlines. more › View original post here: Maya Rudolph, BFFS With Dog That Dug Up Human Head In Hollywood Hills
Normally, when the President arrives in town, we cluck about it for days beforehand because we’re all so terrified that we’ll be the unlucky bastards stuck on Pico Blvd. for three hours. But we haven’t heard much about traffic delays leading up to the arrival of Michelle Obama today, and we’re hoping that it stays that way. more › Read more here: Obamajam, First Lady Edition? Michelle Obama in Town Today and Tomorrow
California Starbucks locations will sell beer and wine in hopes that selling alcohol will further stimulate the famous coffee empire into the night. The first six Starbucks beer and wine locations will be in Southern California, with a list of affected cities to be made public soon. “We’re pleased with the response of our customers to the introduction of wine, beer and premium food at several of our stores in the Pacific Northwest, and we’re excited to see how the idea translates to other markets,” Starbucks proclaimed with a smile. The Starbucks brew selection is said to include Pyramid Haywire Hefeweizen, Deschutes Mirror Pond and Peroni Nastro Assuro among others.
George Clooney, Michelle Williams and Jean Dujardin walked away from the 69 th Annual Golden Globes as the night’s big winners. But there was an unspoken winner at the annual star-studded Hollywood event: Platinum and diamond jewelry. Silver screen stars from Natalie Portman to Reese Witherspoon donned the eye-catching combo to take their designer looks — and diamonds — to a new level of luxury. Natalie Portman shines in Harry Winston signature pieces. New mom Natalie Portman looked polished from head to toe in a set of platinum and diamond pieces from designer Harry Winston. The Black Swan star’s graceful diamond drop earrings, sleek diamond bracelets and artful diamond ring accented a hot-pink strapless dress that could have come straight from Marilyn Monroe’s closet. Angelina Jolie, left, and Kate Beckinsale paired Lorraine Schwartz diamonds with white gowns. Across the Red Carpet, actresses chose signature pieces from designer Lorraine Schwartz to amplify white gowns. Angelina Jolie paired oversized, 25 carat platinum and round diamond earrings by Lorraine Schwartz with her sleek white and red Atelier Versace dress to garner “Best Dressed” buzz. And Kate Beckinsale was studded with a magnificent 300 carats of diamonds, divided between her platinum and diamond mesh bowtie earrings and platinum and diamond braided cuffs. Bulgari designs also made a strong showing at the 69 th Annual Golden Globes: Stars from Jodie Foster to Clare Danes lent their star power to platinum and diamond earrings from this timeless jewelry designer. Reese Witherspoon, left, and Zooey Deschanel took platinum and diamonds to the next level with timeless vintage pieces. Reese Witherspoon and Zooey Deschanel won fashion accolades for their vintage diamond and platinum looks. Reese chose a red Zac Posen gown and wind-blown hairstyle that let her Fred Leighton estate accessories shine. Decorated with 9 carat platinum and diamond drop earrings featuring an exquisite European cut, 1900s platinum and diamond bracelets, and a stunning 1920s diamond ring, there’s no denying Reese’s vintage look awed the Red Carpet crowd. But the biggest jewelry surprise of the evening came from New Girl star Zooey Deschanel. Her 1970s nature-inspired Van Cleef and Arpels ring featured a prominent pearl surrounded by intricate diamond petals that embody 1970s vogue. Paired with a green and black silk Prada gown, her platinum, pearl and diamond Van Cleef and Arpels estate ring was a bold step back in time. If you love the look of vintage Van Cleef and Arpels pearls, this pair of vintage Diamond and South Sea Pearl Earrings is a must-have for your collection. Whether you need a powerful Red Carpet look or a classic pair of studs, we love how a platinum setting enhances the beauty of diamonds. There’s a reason why stars from Natalie Portman to Reese Witherspoon chose this brilliant look at the 69 th Annual Golden Globes. Diamond & Estate Trust is Southern California’s premier diamond and vintage jewelry buyer. Our collection is filled with loose diamonds, rubies and sapphires, signature pieces and estate jewelry that will add Red Carpet sophistication to your day and night looks. Link: The Votes Are In: Platinum and Diamonds Win Big at 69th Annual Golden Globes
A woman was threatened with a gun and robbed of her purse on South Palm Drive in this Beverly Hills Police Department blotter set. Open office Between noon and 12:30 p.m. on Dec. 12, items were stolen from an office on the 400 block of North Bedford Drive. Someone gained entry through an unlocked door, took property and then fled undetected. A loss of $4,200 was reported. Emptied During the night of Dec. 12, property was stolen from a storage container on the 700 block of North Alta Drive. The container’s lock had been cut. Off the rack Between 9 a.m. and 6 p.m. on Dec. 13, a bicycle was snatched from a bike rack on the 9500 block of Wilshire Boulevard. The victim reported a loss of $1,100. Thieving duo At about 11 a.m. on Dec. 13, $20,000 worth of merchandise was stolen from a store on the 100 block of South Beverly Drive. A man and woman allegedly worked together to remove the items from a display case. At gunpoint Shortly before 10 p.m. on Dec. 13, a woman was robbed at gunpoint on the 200 block of South Palm Drive. An unknown male approached the victim on the street, grabbed her purse as he pointed the gun at her forehead, then fled with the purse. The victim reported a loss of $1,375. This information was provided by the Beverly Hills Police Department. Be sure to follow Beverly Hills Patch on Twitter and “Like” us on Facebook . Go here to read the rest: Police Blotter: An Unlocked Office, Stolen Bike and Gunpoint Robbery