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DUI Checkpoints – MrCheckpoint New Site & Contest

January 28, 2013
DUI Checkpoints – MrCheckpoint New Site & Contest

DUI Checkpoints – MrCheckpoint New Site & Contest mrcheckpoint.com Text NODUI to 51515 to receive text alerts. MrCheckpoint publicizes DUI Checkpoints to help prevent drunk driving and promote the dangers, consequences, and cost of drinking and driving. Chat with us on the new site or send us a Tweet. Browse through the checkpoints, submit checkpoints if you see them, and see MrCheckpoint in the news. 500$ Giveaway ends 1 To enter use Instagram to show how you arrived home safely and @Mrcheckpoint with the photo. Don’t Drink and Drive text NODUI to 51515 to receive DUI Checkpoints & Speed Trap Alerts. New Site Coming The End of January. New Advertising Opportunities On Our New Site, Call To Advertise: (855) 672-4325 (855) Mr-Check www.MrCheckpoint.com Facebook: facebook.com Twitter & Instagram: @MrCheckpoint

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Beaten Giants Fan Wishes Son Good Luck On First Pitch At AT&T Park

April 14, 2012

SAN FRANCISCO — Bryan Stow needed only three words to move an entire ballpark at the San Francisco Giants’ home opener. Nearly beaten to death in an attack outside Dodger Stadium last year, Stow’s surprise appearance live on the center-field videoboard before Friday’s game against the Pittsburgh Pirates might have been emotional enough. Instead, he also stirred fans and players in a touching family moment. As the entire Giants team stood atop the mound for the first pitch, Stow, sitting in a wheelchair and wearing a Giants shirt, suddenly appeared on the screen with his mother, Ann. Then he struggled to get out a few words short words to his 13-year-old son, Tyler, who was standing atop the mound at AT&T Park. “Good luck, son,” Stow said. Tyler tossed the pitch a little high and outside – but it didn’t bounce, and it didn’t really matter where it landed. The improvements from his father were enough, coming nearly a year after the attack in Los Angeles that left Stow in a coma. Stow, a Giants fan and father of two young children, spent months in a medically induced coma after being punched in the head, kicked and slammed to the ground outside Dodger Stadium last March. Louie Sanchez and Marvin Norwood are charged in the beating. Both have pleaded not guilty. Stow’s family has said the 43-year-old former paramedic from Santa Cruz is undergoing aggressive therapy to help him become more independent. He now shares an apartment with two other patients, and they have full-time assistance. His mother thanked fans for their support before Stow spoke on the video screen. She also said the family hopes to bring Stow to a Giants game at some point this season. “We had hoped that Bryan would be here today with you, but he is working on his rehab,” she said. The Dodgers-Giants rivalry is one of baseball’s oldest and fiercest, dating back decades to when the teams were in New York. Stow’s attack turned into a rallying cry for fan safety – with both teams coming out against violence at games – and spawned an outpouring of support. Giants third base coach and musician Tim Flannery has held two benefit concerts. Home run king Barry Bonds also has contributed to a college fund for Stow’s children, and Giants ace Tim Lincecum gave $25,000 to the Bryan Stow Fund to help with medical bills and other expenses last year. The Giants also raised approximately $70,000 for the Stow fund last year, partnering with his employer, American Medical Response, to gather donations at AT&T Park before the start of a series with the Dodgers in April. The total included a $10,000 donation from the team. ___ Read more: Beaten Giants Fan Wishes Son Good Luck On First Pitch At AT&T Park

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Jerell Tongson: Rotten Decay : BADBADNOTGOOD Is Re-Defining the Genre

April 14, 2012
Jerell Tongson: Rotten Decay : BADBADNOTGOOD Is Re-Defining the Genre

No one above the age of 21 was involved in making this article. September 17, 2011 : The first show Matt Tavares, Chester Hansesn & Alex Sowinski played as BADBADNOTGOOD was in the back room of Toronto’s Red Light resto-lounge. Their second show was opening for Roy Ayers at the Fourth Annual Nujazz Festival two months later to encore chants. Since then, their RARE blend of jazz and hip-hop has blown up into YouTube basement jam sessions with Tyler the Creator, work with Earl Sweatshirt , and starting Friday, pulling double duty as Coachella’s band-in-residence , playing six different sets, and backing for Frank Ocean at both weekends. Needless to say, things are taking off for them in a major way. BBNG started the way all best friendships do: through hip-hop. Meeting through the jazz program at Humber College, drummer/pig mask enthusiast Alex Sowinski, 20, hit it off with future keyboardist Matt Tavares, 21, over a shared appreciation for Metal Fingers . “We found out we went to the same MF Doom show a year (prior)” says Alex. “Then we found out we grew up a block away from each other in rural Ontario, so it was pretty interesting.” Bassist Chester Hansen, 19, was brought into the fold soon after. “We liked hip-hop, that’s basically how it happened. We’ve been sharing & having an appreciation for all that. F-kin’ hip-hop.” The band’s influences are equal parts The Roots, Mos Def and Three 6 Mafia as they are Bill Evans, Robert Glasper and John Coltrane. Their conversations about jazz amongst themselves could go on for days, the three of them breaking out encyclopedic knowledge of artists like Eric Duffy, bassist Scott LaFaro, drummer Chris Dave & solo saxophonist Colin Stetson. “Flying Lotus and all those guys are pushing boundaries, too.” It bleeds through in the music. Their first release BBNG (the product of three hours in their first ever studio session) is filled with jazz interpolations of Gang Starr (“Mass Appeal”), Nas/Ol’ Dirty Bastard (“The World is Yours”/”Brooklyn Zoo”) and Slum Village (the J Dilla masterpiece “Fall in Love”). Alex says, “I feel like the cover thing is like, not in a lame way, but it’s pretty cool because you can take a song that will never see the light of this combination of style of music and you can give it some new life.” They deconstruct the four bar loops, understanding how to work crescendos by stretching out and reshaping the music into their own vision of silky smooth key progressions, pounding drums, and tasty bass lines. BBNG also specializes in getting ratchet as all hell. Their covers of Waka Flocka Flame’s “Hard In Da Paint” (BRIIIIIIIICKSQUAAAAAAD), Lil B, and crowd killer Gucci Mane’s “Lemonade” had the people moshing at their last Dilla tribute show. Their newest release BBNG2 has an official, mastered version of this, using Tyler the Creator’s intro track to Bastard as their own. Peep the 2:43 mark and hold on. They completely abuse Bangladesh and their instruments as the keys come crashing down on those ubiquitous chords, the drums spiraling out of control as the bass strums along, trying to keep up the pace. This goes back and forth for another five minutes, snapping back and forth from slight composure to all hell breaking loose in the music. BBNG2 sees them expanding their sound, mixing their covers with a set of original material as well. “We all write chord progressions and make beats… they’re all a combination of songs certain people started writing a riff on and we all just kind of came together as a band doing it.” The lead single “UWM” (above), featuring saxophonist Leland Whitty showcases the band’s innately natural musical talent, layering rolling strings and sax over a marching drum roll through the course of a six-minute jam session. The video is a single shot performance of them eating cereal in their apartment with their friends, sitting on a couch as they play hypeman to their own music. Bobbing their heads and playing drums in the air, the friends pile into their shoot in sync with the instruments, drifting out of frame as the saxophone goes. Their talent hasn’t gone un-noticed, most notably by Tyler the Creator. A by-product of their Odd Future Sessions (above), Wolf Haley came through to their own basement before his Odd Future shows and jammed out to an extended play of “Orange Juice” (below), “Seven” and “Fish,” over a million views combined on YouTube. When asked what direction they want to take the band, their first, half-jokingly response was “Beats for Kanye” followed up by a much more Based answer. “We just want to keep planning shows, playing festivals, stuff like that. We really want to do a lot of producing and stuff like that… Matt is really good with production, so we just want to keep making tons of music and keep playing a lot of music, collaborating, just seeing where everything goes.” As of now, everything is undoubtedly going the right way. ’90s babies have arrived. BADBADNOTGOOD will be appearing at Coachella as the band-in-residence & backing for Frank Ocean both weekends, April 13-15 & 20-22. “BBNG2″ & all previous releases are available FO’ FREE at badbadnotgood.com Photo by Sean Berrigan : Site / Twitter See the article here: Jerell Tongson: Rotten Decay : BADBADNOTGOOD Is Re-Defining the Genre

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Did the Dog Walker Who Found the Severed Head in the Hollywood Hills Pose With It In a Photo?

January 20, 2012
Did the Dog Walker Who Found the Severed Head in the Hollywood Hills Pose With It In a Photo?

A Hollywood photo agency is shopping for a buyer willing to fork over big bucks for a grisly photo: a woman posing with the severed head that some dog sniffed out on a stroll through the Hollywood Hills. more › Here is the original post: Did the Dog Walker Who Found the Severed Head in the Hollywood Hills Pose With It In a Photo?

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Large Tree Branch Falls into Eastbound Lane of Sunset Boulevard

December 13, 2011

Stormy weather  knocked a large tree branch into the eastbound lane of Sunset Boulevard between North Crescent and North Rexford drives on Monday afternoon. Traffic had to be diverted until the branch could be removed from the street. Thanks to David Berger for sharing his photo of the incident. If you have any photos to share with Patch, please send them to the site editor at mariec@patch.com. Drive safe and stay dry! Be sure to follow Beverly Hills Patch on  Twitter  and “Like” us on  Facebook . Read the original post: Large Tree Branch Falls into Eastbound Lane of Sunset Boulevard

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Rush on Local Hardware Stores

December 3, 2011
Rush on Local Hardware Stores

In Pasadena the cleanup is underway. Local home improvement stores are overwhelmed with customers seeking things like chainsaws, rakes, even generators as many are still feeling the affects of Tuesdays… Photo Credit: Feed Loader Link: Rush on Local Hardware Stores

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Working Thanksgiving Every Year

November 25, 2011
Working Thanksgiving Every Year

For Maritza Schuiler, the sales manager at Mimi’s Cafe, Thanksgiving is less holiday and more like one of the busiest days of her work year Photo Credit: AP Continued here: Working Thanksgiving Every Year

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Vinyl Revival: Record Stores In Los Angeles (Yes, They Exist!)

November 24, 2011
Vinyl Revival: Record Stores In Los Angeles (Yes, They Exist!)

Story comes courtesy of MarPop By Mar Yvette Lookin’ for a rekka sto’?? Ease up, old school. Downloading and streaming aren’t the only game in town. Vinyl is making a serious comeback. In fact, within the last few years LA has seen more than a few independently owned record stores set up shop. And it’s this sort of indie spirit that’s driving the recent surge of vinyl record sales across the country. Now, just in time for the holidays: Record Store Day — a collective of some 900 independently owned record stores in the US, Canada and Europe — is holding their own Black Friday on November 25 with special-edition vinyl releases and sales. So before you join the herds and head off to the mall at 4am, consider checking out some of these LA record stores for a little vinyl revival. AMOEBA RECORDS – www.amoeba.com Think record store and you think Amoeba. Probably because it’s the largest independent record store in the world. (Some would say too large, bordering on big-box bully large, but that’s another story.) This ginormous Hollywood outpost literally has tons of albums, discs, posters and other music-related mishmash as well as constant in-store shows. As for vinyl, you’ll find plenty including limited edition, rare, out-of-print and original pressings. AS THE RECORD TURNS – www.astherecordturns.com Cringe-worthy name aside, As the Record Turns is considered by many to be LA’s best resource for vinyl. Once you find the actual store (it’s hidden in a narrow alleyway off Hollywood Blvd) get ready to find just about any piece of vinyl you can imagine. And if it’s not stockpiled in the exhaustive stacks of vinyl, then owner Kevin can probably find it for you one way or another. Just ask Jay-Z, Dr. Dre, Marilyn Manson, Steven Speilberg and about a million other famous clients for whom he’s sourced music. You might pay more for what you get, but Kevin is known to give a free record to everybody who enters his store. (They’re from the clearance section, but are you really gonna complain?) Amoeba from above: Photo by Kelly Wardle ATOMIC RECORDS – www.atomicrecordsla.com Picked in 2011 by LA Weekly as “Best Record Store for Actual Records,” this Burbank record shop has been open since 1996 and specializes in classic jazz, 60s rock/punk/new wave, soul, blues, strange/exotica and soundtracks. They also do a lot of buying and even make house calls. Don’t forget the 50-cent bin where you just might strike vinyl gold. FREAKBEAT RECORDS – www.freakbeatrecords.com Forget the 99-cent store. This old-school shop in Sherman Oaks has a 99-cent room with thousands of LPs and CDs that are restocked every day. Half the store is filled with new and used vinyl, with the rock section being the largest, and there’s plenty to browse in the jazz and soul bins. There’s also an 80s department with lots of flashback vinyl. ORIGAMI VINYL – www.origamiorigami.com One of the newer shops on the block (it opened in 2009), Origami Vinyl in Echo Park is the ultimate mom and pop record store for cool kids. The shop is only 400 square feet, but it packs a punch with an eclectic selection of new and used records, much of which is from local artists. (Origami is also an indie record label.) As for in-stores, everyone from Florence and the Machine to Sonic Youth and Ben Harper have taken to the stage. Good things come in small packages. Records LA: Noize n the ‘Hood RECORDS LA – www.myspace.com/recordsla Records LA isn’t the oldest rekka sto’ in LA. In fact, it opened in 2010. But it is the oldest school of the old school with an unpretentious DIY charm that’s hard to come by these days. Located on West Adams, the vinyl-only shop is about the size of your one-bedroom apartment’s closet, but owner Scott has just the stuff you’re looking for when it comes to soul, jazz, R&B, disco, hip hop, reggae and other back-in-the-day rarities. Just remember: this shop is only open Thursday-Saturday. RECORD SURPLUS – www.recordsurplus.com One of the largest sellers of used vinyl records and CDs on the West Coast, Record Surplus has a huge selection of music and collectible records that are restocked daily. The store just moved to a new location on the corner of Santa Monica and Centinela with a nice paint job, too. (Not that I judge a record store by its cover, but I do like a pretty space.) You can also find turntables and CD listening stations. ROCKAWAY RECORDS – www.rockaway.com This Silver Lake staple is fairly small (it’s moved a few times since first opening in 1979), but it’s huge on the collectibles inventory. Vinyl, CDs and the usual suspects are here as well as lots of memorabilia ranging from $50 autographed photos to a 1965 Beatles lunch box that can be yours for just $1,250. Werk It: Wombleton Records VACATION VINYL – www.vacationvinyl.com The name might suggest lounging around a sunny beach with a drink in your hand (or maybe that’s just me), but this Silver Lake shop is far from checked-out and actually leans a little toward the dark side. Which is to say, you can find a lot of black metal/hardcore/space rock/prog drone/whatever-you-call-it noisy stuff neatly arranged among the shelves. Plenty of in-store shows, too. WOMBLETON RECORDS – www.wombletonrecords.com Part of the new York strip of Highland Park emerging with little shops, galleries and bars, Wombleton Records is just the kinda thing you didn’t know you need: Bountiful bins of rare pop vinyl you can peruse whilst basking in an Edwardian salon that could double as a swinging London boutique. Opened in late 2010, Wombleton specializes in original pressings of rare, imported used vinyl LPs and 45s with “an uncommonly high concentration of desirable titles from the country of origin.” Stop by on Thursday nights for the vinyl DJ listening parties. Ascot and smoking jacket optional. MORE VINYL RECORD STORES IN LA: Angel City Books & Records – Best-kept record store secret in Santa Monica Backside Records – Mostly clothing, new & used vinyl in Burbank and Echo Park Bombass Muzik – Vinyl, CDs, cassettes & accessories in East LA Headline Records – punk, thrash, straight-edge, rockabilly, psychobilly on Melrose Ooga Booga – super-indie shop for vinyl, art, books, misc in Downtown LA Poo-Bah Record Shop – underground hip-hop, experimental & more in Pasadena Record Collector – rare and collectible classical & jazz in Hollywood Turntable Lab – vinyl for DJs who actually scratch; Fairfax Village More info: www.recordstoreday.com See the rest here: Vinyl Revival: Record Stores In Los Angeles (Yes, They Exist!)

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Police Investigate Officer Involved Shooting

November 14, 2011
Police Investigate Officer Involved Shooting

Investigators are trying to determine what led police to shoot a man in downtown Los Angeles Sunday, leaving in him in critical condition Photo Credit: Olsen Ebright View post: Police Investigate Officer Involved Shooting

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Late Edition : Take a First Look at Greystone Manor Supperclub

November 12, 2011
Late Edition : Take a First Look at Greystone Manor Supperclub

Click here to view the full photogallery. Elizabeth Daniels 11/11 SBE is like Madonna — a master of reinvention and concurrent relevance, it exercises the right to frequent costume changes. The latest is, of course , Greystone Manor Supperclub . This concept is a partnership between nightclub investors SBE and The Alliance (Richman, Hartwell, Delgado, & Bellisario) with Nick Montealegre & Dean May. The place opened last night for a TV Guide Magazine Hot List Party. Sneak a peek at the photo gallery which shows several areas for lounging and cocktailing, comfortable seating, plush walls, crystal chandeliers and the usual velvet rope. Emphasis on drinks, though bites of food are also on offer, Greystone Manor opens to the public tomorrow. [EaterWire] Continue reading here: Late Edition : Take a First Look at Greystone Manor Supperclub

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