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Crafters and Chili Cooks Sought for Holiday Event
at the Antelope Valley Indian Museum
The Antelope Valley Indian Museum State Historic Park is currently planning the fourth annual “Holidays on the Homestead,” a holiday-themed fundraiser for the museum to be held on Saturday December 6th from 5 pm – 8 pm. Participants are now sought for the “cowboy” chili cook-off and the handmade craft boutique.
Rose Edwards, the wife of the museum’s builder, was known for her chili and cornbread holiday feasts at their 1930’s homestead holiday celebrations. This delicious tradition is being revived in her honor! All chili styles will be considered; there is no registration fee for the cook-off.
Representing the talents of artist and museum founder Howard Arden Edwards, crafters are being sought for a craft boutique of handmade country and holiday-themed items. Booths are $30, supporting the non-profit Friends of the Antelope Valley Indian Museum.
For chili cook-off or craft booth information and applications, contact Jean Rhyne at (661) 946-6900 or Jean.Rhyne@parks.ca.gov. See below for more information about this fun event!
We just received word that the vote, and all action at City Hall, has been POSTPONED until further notice.
Please continue to Support Unionized Medical Cannabis Workers, and your right to Safe Access, in LA by writing a letter to your council person at www.ufcw770.org/cannabis.
Sorry for any inconvenience. Here’s my original post:
The city is set to vote to ban collectives this Friday.
Yes, you read that right.
Currently there are 8 votes in favor of banning ALL L.A. medical marijuana collectives. In order to overturn that, we need to make sure Busciano, LaBonge, or Krekorian lean in our favor. If all three of them vote to ban… It’s referendum time.
Unless we turn just ONE VOTE by Friday, all LA collectives will be banned.
To be clear, there could very well be 8 votes to ban right now because 3 of those votes have been holding their cards close to their chest.
If you can (and you care) please show up this Friday, June 22, 2012 at 9am, at LA City Hall East () for a press conference with Union Members, Patients, and Community Allies, to preserve safe access. This is important and very real; your voice can help keep collectives open to the law-abiding citizens who use them.
Please call and write to your councilmember in the meantime: www.ufcw770.org/cannabis
Just to give you a little peek behind the b.la curtain, the nice people at Goldenvoice often grace us with delicious bundles of free tickets to their events, in hopes that we will write about them and increase attendance.
We love this – and I have to say that I love it in particular because
a. I’m too cheap to buy tickets to things, and
b. I like to feel like a bigshot.
Most of the time there are tickets a-plenty, which means the person who blogs the story gets two, and everyone who wins the contests we run gets the rest. Nice deal.
Except now. When we only get ONE PAIR of Foo Fighters tickets!
That means I have to be generous and groovy and give YOU these tickets, without even getting to go myself! Think of it! The horror!
I just want to take a moment to exploit this public forum to send out some very personal gratitude to the LAFD’s emergency responders.
Thankfully, it was only water spurting out under high pressure this morning and not blood, but the intrepid (and so handsome!) dudes appeared in a jiffy and had the situation under control in short order.
Did I mention they were gorgeous? And that after battling the water I looked like a drowned rat?
Oh and before you downgrade my IQ by 50 points you should know that They couldn’t find the water shutoff to the house either.
In fact, now that daylight is upon us and calm is restored, I’d really like to know where that shutoff is….
(and PS, kids: if you’re gonna sleep naked, maybe have some clothes in your handy emergency kit. Just sayin.)
There’s a Facebook page to save it but everybody knows what that’s worth.
I’m not completely clear if they’re only getting the Mann Chinese 6 at Hollywood and Highland, or if the rumor that the developers are “considering turning the theater, which has 1,152 seats, into a nightclub,” is anything more than that, but still.
Really? The Chinese Theater? It’s not IT enough for you?
The Chinese is on all the historic registries, but developers (and Samaha in particular) are notorious for moving forward with their nefarious agendas and hoping no one will notice until it’s too late (Yes I Mean You out there bulldozing Johnnie’s Broiler).
Let’s not let this get swept under the rug, Angelenos!