| Mar 20, 2014
| 10:22 AM
A Los Angeles County Superior Court judge has dismissed an extortion lawsuit brought by popular Spanish-language radio personality Eddie “Piolin” Sotelo against six former staff members of his canceled Univision Radio show — and ruled...
| Jan 18, 2013
| 1:11 PM
In a small studio on the far edge of Glendale, a worldwide flow of music is in a moment of transition. On the turntable is a 45rpm disc of spectral, hypnotic sounds from 1980, as radio DJ Lee Joseph begins winding down his two-hour show on LuxuriaMusic....
| Jan 18, 2013
| 3:07 PM
I recently fielded questions about two subject-verb agreement errors that readers noticed in the media. One was heard on an NPR program. The other was committed by, um, a columnist who should have been more careful.
Let’s start with NPR’s,...
| Mar 12, 2013
| 1:25 PM
A quick show of hands here: How many SoCal cities have a resident Cuban restaurant? Not many, eh? Well, Glendale stands tall in this regard. Mambo’s Café, at the corner of Victory Boulevard and Western Avenue, serves lunch and dinner, with live...
| Aug 27, 2013
| 10:50 AM
Spanish-language radio star Eduardo "Piolin" Sotelo, formerly based in Glendale, has filed a lawsuit against six former staff members who worked on his canceled Univision Radio program, claiming the group banded together to try to extort $4.9 million from...
| Sep 13, 2013
| 3:14 PM
National Public Radio announced that it will reduce its work force by 10 percent — about 840 people will be offered voluntary buyouts to balance its budget — and a La Cañada resident will take over as interim chief executive officer, according...
| Sep 24, 2013
| 9:47 AM
Jeffrey Polk, director of the new Pasadena Playhouse production of “Smokey Joe's Café: The Songs of Leiber and Stoller,” knows why the show has been successful since it bowed in 1994. “The strength,” he declares, “is in the...
| Jul 30, 2013
| 9:32 AM
Spanish-language radio personality Eddie "Piolin" Sotelo's mysterious departure from the airwaves last week came after a performer on his nationally syndicated program -- based in Glendale -- accused him of sexual harassment, according to documents...
| Jan 27, 2011
In the wake of the Jan. 8 shootings in Tucson, the Arizona state legislature has passed emergency legislation to prevent the Westboro Baptist Church from picketing victims' funerals, including that of 9-year-old Christina Taylor Green. The church's...
| Jan 19, 2012
Pioneering rhythm-and-blues singer, songwriter, drummer, bandleader and disc jockey Johnny Otis made the kind of conscious life choice early on that few people have the inclination, or circumstance, to carry out.
Born white, the son of Greek immigrant...
| Dec 16, 2011
| 3:28 PM
The Wallace Berman renaissance has been inching along in fits and starts, ever since art historian Merril Greene published the first serious consideration of his work in Artforum in 1978. That essay came two years after his untimely death in 1976, on...
| Mar 3, 2012
| 6:32 PM
Tony Millionaire spends his nights in the garage. That's where you'll find him, in a space built just wide enough for a Model-T, bent over his drawing table until 4 a.m., a beer never far from his fingertips. The wife and kids can hear him in there,...