“I worked as a copy boy for the Orange County edition, surrounded by clacking typewriters, glue pots, and loud ringing things we used to call telephones,” Dufresne wrote in 2015. “I jumped one day when the edition’s sports editor, Marshall Klein, the man responsible for hiring me, shouted my name for a big assignment. It was to fetch him a deli sandwich at the Lil’ Pickle.” … [Read more...] about Chris Dufresne, award-winning L.A. Times sportswriter, dies at 62
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Inside Llewyn Davis (2013) In the soft shadows of The Gaslight Cafe, folk singer Llewyn Davis (Oscar Isaac) croons that he “wouldn’t mind the hanging.” Leave it to the Coen Brothers to oblige him. Two of America’s most mercurial filmmakers, the Coens have approached both grim tragedy and madcap comedy in their films, sometimes at the same time. Inside Llewyn Davis falls on the bleaker end of the spectrum, following Davis as he attempts to get his music career on track in the wake of his musical partner’s suicide. His finances are not the only part of his life falling apart; his former lover, Jean (Carey Mulligan), pregnant with a child that is likely his, wants nothing to do with him. Davis’ struggle, set against the frost-glazed backdrop of New York, is a tragic one, but the film is not without humor, black though it may be. The characters surrounding Llewyn are as vibrant as he is cold, particularly Justin Timberlake as Jane’s new boyfriend … [Read more...] about The 50 best movies on Amazon Prime right now
Beach Cities Health District, in partnership with its Student Mental Health Provider Task Force and South Bay Families Connected, is launching the virtual Talk About It Small Group Parent Workshop Series. This series will support families at home as they navigate distance learning and help create balance for students and parents. The workshops will take place on Thursdays from 1 to 2 p.m. Attend one or all of these FREE workshops.• May 14 – Facilitating Family Connection through Physical Activity• May 21 – Mindfulness for the Family While Safer at Home• May 28 – Managing Family Conflict & Creating Balance at Home For additional information and registration, visit the website at https://www.bchd.org/beach-cities-community-calendar. … [Read more...] about South Bay by Jackie Pandemic Survival Guide May 28, 2020
There are testimonials under the heading “The hottest Success Stories” but if you check the small print – so small as to be almost unreadable – there’s the admission: “Any persons, information, characters and events shown on the website are fictitious.” … [Read more...] about Do scam promoted tweets mean that Twitter is living off immoral earnings?
The club said of the 50 tests done on staff and players, everyone tested negative twice other than one staff member. They had a weak positive and then a negative on the second test but have since been placed in quarantine. A player also had a weak positive but has since had two negative test results. Given the results and that all tests were done following the protocols required by local health authorities, all players are now able to return to team training. … [Read more...] about Coronavirus and sports: Japan’s top football league set to return