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VC2 producer Carlos Aguilar has heard about the bargains across the Mexico Border but in this pod he'll put those rumors to the test. Carlos will get his teeth cleaned in Tijuana, get gas like a gringo and find out just how munch money you can save by crossing the boarder.VC2 producer Carlos Aguilar has heard about the bargains across the Mexico Border but... more
Where do you go to see hot girls in French maid costumes in LA? Check out
Royal/T, LA's version of Tokyo's trendy maid cafes. Equal parts part tea room, boutique and art space, this is the place to go for all things Japanese.Where do you go to see hot girls in French maid costumes in LA? Check out Royal/T,... more
LA/NYC. East Coast/West Coast. "The Coast", starring professional skateboard legend Danny Supa, tackles what seems to be an everlasting question-Why don't we see more guys from the east coast standing tall at the top of the industry like the west coast guys? Is it the weather, is its the skate spots, or is it something not as obvious? Watch and find out.LA/NYC. East Coast/West Coast. "The Coast", starring professional skateboard... more
A huge wildfire fanned by strong winds destroyed at least 70 multimillion-dollar homes in the celebrity enclave of Montecito, northwest of Los Angeles, officials said.
The brush fire quickly engulfed more than 800 acres in about six hours on Thursday, ripping through entire blocks of mansions in a community dubbed "America's Riviera." Firefighters were largely powerless to stop the destruction.
Montecito, whose 10,000 homeowners include actors John Cleese, Christopher Lloyd and Rob Lowe as well as talk-show host Oprah Winfrey, is about 90 miles from Los Angeles in coastal Santa Barbara County.
About 2,500 residents were forced to flee the flames, and 20,000 people in the wider area were without power. Four minor injuries were reported.A huge wildfire fanned by strong winds destroyed at least 70 multimillion-dollar homes... more
A green stream fusion of recycling, fashion, and painting... Artist Josiah gives us his introduction, instruction, and reflection of the emerging retroactive urban art medium in Los Angeles. Taking the art of graffiti to another level, this presentation encourages the inventiveness of recyclovores, thrifty practitioners, and emerging artists in our community to build and continue building. Make something out of nothing. Save your soles!A green stream fusion of recycling, fashion, and painting... Artist Josiah gives us... more
The Virgin of Guadalupe is a 16th century Mexican icon of the Virgin Mary which appears on wall murals and tattoos around the streets of East LA. This pod by vc2 producer Carlos Aguilar explores this iconography with interviews of artists, academics and people from the community.The Virgin of Guadalupe is a 16th century Mexican icon of the Virgin Mary which... more
As the Latino vote becomes a more and more powerful force in the Presidential election cycle, the parties have started spending more and more time and effort trying to woo Latinos. What does the Latino community want?As the Latino vote becomes a more and more powerful force in the Presidential election... more
Mr. Blackwell, the acerbic designer whose annual worst-dressed list skewered the fashion felonies of celebrities from Zsa Zsa Gabor to Britney Spears, has died. He was 86.Mr. Blackwell, the acerbic designer whose annual worst-dressed list skewered the... more
The media involved in Marco's work is ideed unique. I was quite aghast I thought I was looking at an ink medium and then it seemed as if it were a photograph that had been edited as certain artists are able.
I admit I heard, I am working on evidence for war crimes links my head was down, as Marco introduced himself I heard, "...and I'm from L.A.....", wasn't going to give it a glimpse. My daughter is from LaLa Land she is a screenplay writer, actor, artist. I despise the West Coast, she adores LA, I asked her last time I went to see her if there were any decent galleries. She said don't bother and went into detail at depth why most art in LA looked the same and had an almost cookie cutter yet cheesy look.But His stuff, Marco, man i am going to have her check your work out because now I need a piece, no not want, need! thanks for sharing your visionary use of combined mediums.
PeaceThe media involved in Marco's work is ideed unique. I was quite aghast I thought... more
Just another reason to wish you lived in southern California. The inaugural Roll Anything Day is Saturday, October 11th. This holiday is dedicated to ditching the gas guzzler and heading out on non-motorized transportation. Chipotle has agreed to hook everyone up with free burritos from 11-3 on Roll Anything Day, so head out and get one while your out riding your bike, skateboard, scooter, whatever.
Just another reason to wish you lived in southern California. The inaugural Roll... more
``Mad Men'' is the first basic-cable show to win the best-drama award and Tina Fey needs a wheelbarrow to haul home all of her Emmys.``Mad Men'' is the first basic-cable show to win the best-drama award and... more
'70's disco band The Village People have been honoured with their very own star on Hollywood's Walk of Fame. The group – who are still together and touring today – performed their hit YMCA at the unveiling ceremony last week.
Originally created for a gay fan base in the late 1970's, the band's songs In the Navy, Go West, Macho Man and YMCA were soon mainstream hits.
The Village People's star is in front of the Scientology Building, one block from Hollywood's YMCA.'70's disco band The Village People have been honoured with their very own... more
Federal officials investigating a commuter rail collision that killed 26 people said they want to review cell phone records to determine if an engineer blamed for running a stop signal before the crash may have been text messaging at the time.
Coroner's assistant chief Ed Winter said a 26th death was reported to his office on Monday, of a man who died at County-USC Medical Center. His name was withheld pending notification of relatives.
With no answer on the cause of Friday's crash, a smaller number of commuters than normal returned to the rails Monday morning.
Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa boarded one of the morning's earliest trains.
"I want to dispel any fears about taking the train," the mayor said. "Safety has to be our number one concern, and while accidents can and do happen, taking the train is still one of the safest and fastest options for commuters."
The National Transportation Safety Board confirmed on Sunday that the engineer, who was killed in the crash, had failed to stop at the final red signal.
CBS Station KCAL correspondent Kristine Lazar reported exclusively that one minute before the crash, a teenager received a text message on his cell phone from the engineer, whom friends identified as Robert Sanchez.
The text message received told where Sanchez would be meeting another passenger train.
But train enthusiasts who knew Sanchez well doubt that he was to blame. They called their friend professional and caring. To a man, they said he would "never" have been reckless or unprofessional.
Another of Sanchez's friends, teenager Evan Morrison, told Lazar that Sanchez "was not the kind of guy who would run a red light."
When asked by KCAL to comment on the report, Metrolink spokesperson Denise Tyrell said, "I can't believe someone could be texting while driving a train."
KCAL said the teen was among a group of youths who befriended the engineer and asked him questions about his work.
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It was the deadliest passenger train crash since Sept. 22, 1993, when Amtrak's Sunset Limited plunged off a trestle into a bayou near Mobile, Ala., moments after the trestle was damaged by a towboat; 47 people were killed.
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Federal officials investigating a commuter rail collision that killed 26 people said... more
With nowhere else to go, Mike, an 18 year-old from a farm in North Carolina, heads west to restart his life with his gay uncle in Los Angeles when his parents kick him out.With nowhere else to go, Mike, an 18 year-old from a farm in North Carolina, heads... more
Sep 13 - Rescue teams battling to free people trapped inside the wreckage say they expect to find more casualties.
At least 10 people were confirmed dead by 0635GMT on Saturday and more than 100 have been injured in a head-on collision between a commuter train and a freight train outside Los Angeles.
Paul Chapman reports.
Can see video report at link above. It would not show here for copyright reasons.Sep 13 - Rescue teams battling to free people trapped inside the wreckage say they... more
A public information officer has confirmed to KNBC that Kanye West has been arrested at LAX airport and was then 'led away in handcuffs.'
Kanye is reportedly now facing battery and vandalism charges after a scuffle with the paparazzi.
A public information officer has confirmed to KNBC that Kanye West has been arrested... more