Month: April 2017

Getty Museum evacuated due to unspecified threat

Authorities did not say what kind of threat the museum received.After all visitors and staff were evacuated, the museum was closed for the rest of the day. Officials said it would reopen Wednesday and resume business as usual. and called LAPD. They were told to evacuate visitors out of an “abundance of caution.” Officers at the scene were checking the facility and the LAPD bomb squad was notified of the incident. LOS ANGELES (KABC) — The Getty Museum was evacuated Tuesday afternoon after receiving a threat over the phone, police said.Museum officials said they received the call around 3 p.m.

San Bernardino firefighters to take part in Race Across America to help crewmen with cancer

If you would like more information on the race and the Fire Family Foundation, you can click here. As a team, they are raising money for the Fire Family Foundation to garner support for their ride in June. The 30-year-old is battling a rare form of epithelioid sarcoma, which is a rare soft tissue tumor.”This ride means everything to me, and not only me, but to all firemen across the country. It was just the first leg of the 24-hour long relay. As the men raced across San Bernardino County Tuesday, they said their goal is to hit all 50 full-time fire stations.”We’re trying to simulate what we’ll actually be doing during the Race Across America, where we need to average about 400 to 420 miles per day,” Jackson said.The dress rehearsal so far has gone smoothly.The firefighters will wrap up their practice run Wednesday around 6 a.m. SAN BERNARDINO, Calif. near Wonder Valley. (KABC) — A team of San Bernardino firefighters are taking on a cross-country bike race in an effort to raise awareness about cancer and how firefighting increases those risks.For firefighter and paramedic Sean Jackson, a 393-mile ride on Tuesday was just for practice. Tim Goforth, Ricky Arnold and Travis Grape, are preparing for a much tougher journey. Jackson, along with Capt. In June, the four-man racing team will ride from San Diego to Annapolis, Maryland for the eight-day Race Across America.The men will be pedaling to bring awareness to the cause that is close to their hearts.”Currently, we have two guys from our department who are battling cancer, so that’s really become our inspiration,” Jackson said.The team’s inspiration is their colleague Cory Norton. They’re riding for everybody – to raise awareness for fire-service cancer,” Norton said.


Viewership of ‘O’Reilly Factor’ drops without Bill O’Reilly

Bolling also showed a 16 percent drop from O’Reilly a week earlier, and he reached 3.11 million viewers.The 2.32 million who watched Gutfeld on Friday was down 39 percent from the previous Friday and, alarmingly, was even lower than Tucker Carlson’s audience at 9 p.m. A spokesman for 21st Century Fox declined to comment to the AP.Earlier, attorney Lisa Bloom said she was representing a former clerical worker at Fox who complained that day to a hotline established at Fox about O’Reilly’s behavior during her six months working there in 2008.The woman, who is African-American, said O’Reilly referred to her as “hot chocolate” at one point when they were together alone, made grunting noises and leered at her cleavage and legs, Bloom said. NEW YORK — Through four days of Bill O’Reilly’s vacation, his show’s viewership declined by 23 percent in the hands of substitutes Dana Perino, Eric Bolling and Greg Gutfeld.O’Reilly is on a nearly two-week vacation at the same time Fox News Channel’s parent company looks into a woman’s accusation that her career was slowed when she spurned his advances. The woman said she never had a direct conversation with O’Reilly.The woman, who is not contemplating any legal action, reported being “very stressed and disillusioned” about her job and believed she would be fired if she complained to anyone, Bloom said.Marc Kasowitz, O’Reilly’s attorney, said that it was “outrageous that an allegation from an anonymous person about something that purportedly happened almost a decade ago is being treated as fact, especially where there is obviously an orchestrated campaign by activists and lawyers to destroy Mr. Viewership tends to drop with the arrival of daylight savings time.Meanwhile on Tuesday, a women’s group said it planned to hire an airplane with a banner, as well as drop off petitions at Fox News Channel’s New York headquarters, calling for O’Reilly to lose his job at the network. Despite the vacation, the pressure is staying on O’Reilly and 21st Century Fox, which is looking into at least one complaint about his behavior. The Wall Street Journal – a newspaper owned by the same Murdoch family that owns Fox News Channel – reported late Tuesday that Fox executives were “preparing to cut ties” with O’Reilly. O’Reilly has denied any wrongdoing. And Fox pointed out that the network finished last week ahead of all cable networks in viewership, as it has for much of this year.O’Reilly’s viewership spiked in the days following an April 2 New York Times report on the harassment allegations. Carlson usually benefits from O’Reilly’s strong lead-in. Perino has done the best, with her 3.15 million viewers on Monday down 16 percent from O’Reilly’s performance a week earlier. He said he had evidence that a smear campaign is being orchestrated by “far-left organizations,” but he didn’t immediately release any.Nielsen company figures show that so far, viewers aren’t as interested in “The O’Reilly Factor” without O’Reilly. Dozens of his show’s advertisers have fled following reports of harassment settlements paid to other women. In the week that followed, viewership increased to an average of 3.71 million, up 12 percent from the week before the report and 28 percent over the same week in 2016.O’Reilly averaged nearly 4 million viewers a night for the first three months of 2017, his best performance ever. O’Reilly and enrich themselves through publicity driven donations.” It wasn’t immediately clear who he was referring to.Bloom, who represents another woman who has complained about O’Reilly’s behavior, said she is not taking payment for the O’Reilly cases.Later, Kasowitz said O’Reilly has been subject to a “brutal campaign of character assassination” that is unprecedented in more than 70 years. Still, the substitutes beat their cable news competition.


Breast cancer rates among Asian-American women rising, study finds

Researchers with the institute found the largest increase in Koreans and Southeast Asians. LOS ANGELES (KABC) — A study conducted by the Cancer Prevention Institute of California shows an increase in breast cancer rates among Asian-Americans in the state.While breast cancer rates have plateaued or declined for some racial groups, they have been steadily rising among Asian-Americans since the late 1980s. Japanese-Americans showed the slowest increases.


$50,000 reward offered for man accused of murdering ex-girlfriend in Sylmar

James Fillmore. Police later identified the alleged gunman as Jose Benjamin Rodriguez, 39, her ex-boyfriend and the father of her son. They say he was in a stolen car at the time of the murder and that vehicle was later found in Mexico, but it’s unclear if that is where he is now.”This is a very dangerous man,” said Los Angeles Police Department Det. They say he snapped after she told him she was seeing someone else and he was lying in wait that day until she left her home.Investigators have been unable to track him down. MISSION HILLS, LOS ANGELES (KABC) — Police and the family of a woman gunned down in Sylmar in January are hoping that a $50,000 reward will lead to her ex-boyfriend, the suspect in the case.Eloise Elizarraz was fatally shot in her car at Tripoli Avenue and Harding Street on Jan. “He’s a Pacoima project gang member and he has a long, lengthy history of domestic violence and a long history of assaulting women.” The Elizarraz family asked the public to help find Rodriguez.”All I’m asking is somebody please help police to put this man away before he hurts someone else,” said Connie Elizarraraz, the victim’s mother. 7 as she was heading to her first day at a new job.


17-year-old girl killed in Moreno Valley triple shooting identified

It was unclear what led to the shooting. Ceja was one of three people shot Friday night in the area of Courage Street and Allies Place. (KABC) — A 17-year-old girl killed in a triple shooting in Moreno Valley was identified Tuesday.The teen was identified as Sofia Ceja, of Moreno Valley, by the coroner’s office. Ceja succumbed to her injuries at the hospital, while the other two were in unknown conditions. MORENO VALLEY, Calif. The investigation was ongoing. When they arrived, the suspect’s car fled the scene, caused a car crash and then fled from that crash.Ceja, a 26-year-old woman and a 16-year-old boy were all transported to a hospital. Authorities said they responded to reports of an assault with a deadly weapon in the area.


Woman attacked by boyfriend w/ hammer in Chatsworth, police say

Authorities identified the suspect as Angel Rios, but did not provide further information. CHATSWORTH, LOS ANGELES (KABC) — A man suspected of attacking his girlfriend with a butcher knife and hammer near a McDonald’s in Chatsworth remains on the loose, authorities said Tuesday night.The incident happened shortly before 6 p.m. The investigation was ongoing. Some witnesses at the scene drove the victim to a nearby Los Angeles police station. at De Soto Avenue and Nordhoff Street near the fast-food restaurant. She was listed in stable condition and suffered stab wounds and multiple broken bones to her hands and arms.It was unclear what led to the attack. The victim was then transported to the hospital by firefighters.


Warm temps bring more rattlesnakes to Inland Empire

CHINO HILLS, Calif. (KABC) — Warmer temperatures are bringing more rattlesnakes to the Inland Empire, and several hikers have already been bitten this year.Authorities said the winter rains have created plenty of hiding places for the rattlers. Watch Rob McMillan’s full report in the video above.


‘Born in China’ looks at regions, wildlife rarely seen by westerners

“Then you move inland and there’s these vast areas that westerners have never seen.” The film, narrated by John Krasinki, opens in theaters Friday.For everyone who sees the film during opening week, Disneynature will contribute 20 cents per ticket to the World Wildlife Fund, with a minimum guarantee of $100,000.The Walt Disney Co. LOS ANGELES (KABC) — Disneynature’s latest wildlife documentary takes us to the far reaches of the Far East.”Born in China” takes us to places cameras have never been, and shows us that families exist in every corner of the animal kingdom. is the parent company of ABC7. We see the bonds, the playtime and the hardships, starring animals that make you go “awwww!”The film crew was able to access rarely-seen areas of China.”Ninety percent of the population of China live along the coasts,” said producer Roy Conli.


2 arrested in Burbank after high-speed chase on 5 Fwy

(KABC) — Los Angeles police chased two people from the northeast San Fernando Valley area into Burbank, before they crashed and were arrested in a short foot pursuit.The chase of a reckless driving suspect began shortly before 11 p.m., with the pursuit heading southbound on the 5 Freeway into Burbank at high rates of speed. Two people, a male and female, exited the vehicle and fled on foot in different directions.Officers took them both into custody after a short foot chase. AIR7HD’s SkyMap7 clocked the white SUV at speeds up to 90 mph before it exited the freeway at Buena Vista.The SUV drove around surface streets for a few minutes before crashing into a parked car. BURBANK, Calif.


Thieves use post office master key to break into Toluca Lake complex twice

They nervously look around, open the mailboxes and take at least one item.Tenant Anne Benson said they didn’t have to break in. He is seen opening the mailbox with a bag and rifling through the items.Tenants are frustrated that the Postal Service has not been doing more to prevent the problem.”This has been going on, as we’re told by the post office, for such a long time that they just sort of shrug.”The U.S. “Someone has taken that key, and either given it to other people or decided to bring some friends along and swipe our mail.”A separate theft was committed on March 22 by a man wearing gloves who appears more aware of the camera. They didn’t seem to be aware of the cameras. They used a post office master key, which can open the building’s front door as well as the mailboxes.”We’ve been invaded,” she said. But each seemed to involve different suspects. The homeowners’ association says there is one master key and somehow more than one thief has apparently gotten their hands on it.The most recent theft was early Tuesday morning.Two women and a man were seen on video entering the complex around 3 a.m. TOLUCA LAKE, LOS ANGELES (KABC) — An apartment complex in Toluca Lake has been victimized multiple times by thieves who apparently used a post office master key to enter the building and open up mailboxes.Two thefts targeting the complex in the 4300 block of Cahuenga Boulevard were caught on video. Postal Service Inspection Service says it will look into the thefts at the complex.


Democrats pack Simi Valley town hall, but Georgia race also on their minds

Most in the crowd are Democrats asking tough questions of the GOP representative. They need 24 seats to regain control. “I want him to say no to Trump’s collusion.” .@SteveKnight25 holding town hall in Simi Valley. SIMI VALLEY, Calif. Trump himself has been active on Twitter trying to take down Ossoff. Steve Knight – but for many it was a congressional race in Georgia that was really on their minds.Democrats nationwide are hoping 30-year-old Jon Ossoff can shock the political world by winning a Georgia seat not held by a Democrat since 1979. Now, many Democrats have organized to ask him questions about health care and other topics at his Simi Valley forum.”I want him to be our knight,” said Sue Baker of Simi Valley. He also recorded a robocall warning voters that the Democrat would “raise your taxes, destroy your healthcare and flood our country with illegal immigrants.”In Southern California, Democrats also have Knight in their crosshairs.Earlier this year, he held a heated town hall in Palmdale. Otherwise, there will be a runoff election between the top-two finishers in June.The race is turning into a referendum on Trump’s presidency and a forerunner of Democratic efforts to retake the House in 2018. (KABC) — Democratic activists lined up Tuesday night to pack a Simi Valley town hall held by Republican Rep. He is running against eight Republicans. The seat was previously held by Tom Price, who was named by President Donald Trump as health and human services secretary.Any candidate who takes 50 percent of the vote Tuesday wins the race outright.— Elex Michaelson (@abc7elex) April 19, 2017


Three writers speaking their truth about God, marriage and power

You won’t find the drama or affairs or subsequent aftermath at the core of other memoirs about marriages, but instead a quiet, lyrical meditation about what it’s like to spend a lifetime with another human being. Shapiro speaks honestly about this rarely examined topic. But her new book, an extraordinary memoir of her 18-year marriage, cements her reputation as a great writer. Shapiro is a wonderful novelist and memoirist who may have become more famous from her appearance on Oprah’s SuperSoul Sunday than from her nine books combined. “Hourglass” is insightful, compassionate, intelligent, and graceful. It bravely illuminates Shapiro’s long-term relationship, and thus our own relationships, contemplating how our lives evolve, separately and together, when those lives don’t turn out as we planned, or we don’t turn out as we planned. Another gift of truth is one of my favorite books in recent memory, “Hourglass: Time, Memory, Marriage.” It’s a stretch to write about Dani Shapiro for a column about the SoCal literary landscape; Shapiro has never lived in California as far as I know, but she’s married to a screenwriter and she’s danced with Hollywood herself and, well, she’s another truth-teller with another gorgeous new book.

This Northern California truth-teller, and author of nine books of nonfiction and seven novels, has at least one more thing to say in her new book, “Hallelujah Anyway: Rediscovering Mercy.” If you’ve read Lamott previously, then I’m preaching to the choir. When asked about her next book she replied that she might have already said everything she had to say. A couple of years ago I heard bestselling author Anne Lamott speak at All Saints Church in Pasadena. (“You do you,” would be her cheer.) And everyone would benefit from her profound and deliciously funny observations about the human condition, this time through the lens of mercy, what she describes as “radical kindness” to ourselves and to others. Blue skies. A green landscape, the likes of which we haven’t seen in quite awhile. Poppies. Mercy seems to me to be a good idea these days and Lamott reminds us of that truth in this forthright and engaging new book. If you haven’t, don’t let Lamott’s nods to religion and the Old Testament scare off the more secular among you. The purity of spring. Her answer was candid and thankfully wrong. Perhaps that’s what’s been informing my reading lately and what’s led me, not to my usual diverse assortment of recommendations but to a simple list of books by authors who share a mission to speak the truth. She is a badass, born-again Christian and recovering alcoholic who has her God but respects you and yours. Springtime in Southern California.

You can reach Hill at or Truth-tellers are often truthsayers, those who speak a truth that is sometimes difficult or even confronted by opposition. Allison K. As Hemingway said, “The writer’s job is to tell the truth.” All three of these authors, truth-tellers and truthsayers every one, have done their job with these exceptional books. Hill is president and CEO of Vroman’s Bookstore in Pasadena and Book Soup in West Hollywood, and a frequent contributor to The Huffington Post book section. Good writing always speaks the truth.

Whether that truth is welcome or not. And finally, I must mention the incomparable bestselling and award-winning author Margaret Atwood and her not new, but definitely noteworthy, novel “A Handmaid’s Tale,” recently adapted by Hollywood as an original television series and set to premiere on Hulu this month. Atwood’s novels have always proven Ralph Waldo Emerson’s point, “Fiction reveals truth that reality obscures,” and “Handmaid’s” themes of government, women’s rights, and civil liberties will resonate as hot topics with Americans today, but Atwood is Canadian and she wrote this dystopian novel set in England back in 1985. At the time, Atwood was writing about the dangers of complacency and power in the wrong hands, principles not politics—what seems to me to be an important distinction in this day and age if we are to protect what is most valuable to us and our society. It is that truth that I suspect will be highlighted when “A Handmaid’s Tale” finally airs.


Porn shoots halted in LA, nationwide amid HIV scare

“The test has not yet been confirmed, and we will know whether or not it is a false positive in the next several days” Leue said in the statement. The last significant halt occurred in 2014. “If it is a false positive, the hold will be lifted on Wednesday.”The performer had not worked on an adult set during the window of transmission, Leue noted in the statement.“We will also proactively begin partner notification and retest anyone who might have had contact with the performer since their last clear test,” Leue added.Adult-film production has been halted from time to time by the industry itself when cases of a sexually transmitted infection have either been suspected or confirmed.

“Production holds are an important part of the safety protocols in adult film, but does not signal an actual on-set transmission, nor a confirmed positive test,” Leue said in the statement.
The halt is intended to last until Wednesday, according to a statement issued by Eric Paul Leue, the organization’s executive director. Adult film studios in the San Fernando Valley and nationwide are being asked to stop all production until a performer’s HIV test is confirmed as either positive or negative for the virus.The Free Speech Coalition, a Canoga Park-based trade association that represents the adult entertainment industry, called for a precautionary hold on Saturday until the performer’s HIV test is reviewed.
The industry also has said that condoms are impractical because they break and they ruin the aesthetics of sexual fantasy. On most sites, performers are tested every 14 days and are not supposed to work until they receive a clean bill of health. The Free Speech Coalition has said the industry’s own testing protocols for sexually transmitted diseases are effective. Last November, a statewide ballot initiative intended to force adult film performers to use condoms while on set was defeated by voters.


Nutrition: Ways to help the Earth with your choices of what to eat

With the celebration of Earth Day coming up, we can take this opportunity to consider how to be more eco-friendly and better protect the environment. The typical American diet, high in calories, processed foods and animal protein, has a major impact on the environment. Food that is healthy and sustainable is good for us and good for the Earth. Eco-conscious eating practices can help reduce our environmental footprint. In fact, our food choices have the potential to make a positive impact on not just our own health, but on the health of the planet.

Although most people are aware of the issues of food waste, we fall short with impactful solutions. Plan meals ahead of time and grocery shop for only what you will need and use. Prepare perishable foods soon after buying. For example, the research of the World Resources Institute demonstrates that eating less meat and more plants can help cut carbon emissions. These are just a few strategies to reduce your own food waste. Here are some different lifestyle choices to consider implementing this Earth Day for a healthier body and environment:Reduce wasteA staggering 30-to-40 percent of the United States food supply goes to waste and nearly half of it is household food that end up in landfills. Store foods properly to prevent them from spoiling too soon. Individuals and families can make a difference by making choices that reduce waste at home.

Local food is not just fresher than food that travels across the globe or the country to get to your kitchen, but when you buy locally produced food you are supporting your local community’s economy. Eating less meat and processed foods and more fruits and vegetables would not only improve our nutrition and health, but would lead to a more sustainable food supply.Shop localOpting to buy food that is grown and produced close to home has numerous benefits. Many scientists and advocates for sustainable food systems believe that a more diversified farm landscape would produce a healthier blend of crops and livestock.

Zero Percent makes it easy for the food service industry to donate surplus foods. Considering the mounting issue of food waste, some innovative companies are creating unique solutions to combat the challenge of food waste in business and on farms. Food productionAlthough we may think of car and industrial emissions as the main threat to our environment, agriculture is also a significant contributor to greenhouse gases, especially from livestock production. Imperfect Produce is a produce home delivery service that sells fruits and vegetables that don’t meet grocery stores’ cosmetic standards and are totally fine to eat, but would otherwise be thrown out.


Horror hit ‘Split’ arrives on home video, along with fast food ‘Founder’

Set in the future after an ecological disaster, Kate is then relegated to being a Handmaiden in Gilead, the renamed United States, which has become a male-controlled police state.All females wear color-coded dresses to symbolize their roles, and Handmaidens (in red) are valued most because they are the few fertile women left. ‘The Handmaid’s Tale’With Hulu about to launch a new series based on Margaret Atwood’s dystopian novel “The Handmaid’s Tale,” a restored version of the 1990 movie version is getting released.It starred the late Natasha Richardson as a woman named Kate who loses her husband and daughter at the beginning of the story.

Meanwhile, Barry is seeing a therapist (Betty Buckley), which helps give some perspective to the events in the stone basement where the women are confined. Kroc built his fortune by taking over the brothers Mac and Dick McDonald’s busy burger joint in San Bernardino and turning it into a franchise. The John Lee Hancock film tells an interesting story — how the clever business innovations of the McDonalds made a fortune for Kroc while they were forgotten. Shyamalan’s final twist may seem a bit glib, but at least he wasn’t boring in getting there.‘The Founder’Michael Keaton gives an all-out performance in “The Founder,” a biopic about Ray Kroc, the man who created the McDonalds’ juggernaut. A documentary would have been enough. But there is nothing compelling about dramatizing it.

NEW FILMSSplit SleeplessThe FounderBefore The FloodBigger Fatter LiarKilljoys: Season TwoPunching HenryTeen Titans: Judas ContractThe DuelistThe Watcher
The upcoming Hulu series will take a different approach, using the novel as a jumping-off point. It also boasts a distinguished cast, including Robert Duvall and Faye Dunaway.But in order to bring Atwood’s dark story to the screen, some compromises were made, least of which is the main character’s name being changed to Kate from Offred. German director’s Volker Schlondorff’s visually arresting adaptation has a number of admirable qualities — a tense screenplay by Harold Pinter and an unnerving score by Ryuichi Sakamoto. The main problem is the altered ending, which undercuts the story.

There is little of note on DVD this week. The others, Claire (Haley Lu Richardson) and Marcia (Jessica Sula), are on a roller-coaster ride, panic one moment, ready to fight the next. Night Shyamalan’s “Split.” It is another preposterous horror premise by the director. This one is about a man (McAvoy) with 24 personalities, but credit the filmmaker with enough invention to keep you guessing throughout the movie. Kevin, his real name, though, he goes by others, has kidnapped three young women, classmates. She has some skills. James McAvoy gives an all-out performance in M. One is named Casey (Anya Taylor-Joy), who has suffered childhood trauma and is something of a loner and the calmest.


Affidavit: Doc prescribed Prince opioids under friend’s name

Just six days earlier, he fell ill on a plane and had to be revived with two doses of a drug that reverses the effects of an opioid overdose.Associates at Paisley Park also told investigators that Prince was recently “going through withdrawals, which are believed to be the result of the abuse of prescription medication.” The documents don’t reveal answers to that question, but do provide the most details yet seen on Prince’s struggle with addiction to prescription opioids in the days before he died.Prince was 57 when he was found alone and unresponsive in an elevator at his Paisley Park estate on April 21.

The documents show authorities searched Paisley Park, cellphone records of Prince’s associates, and Prince’s email accounts to try to determine how he got the fentanyl, a synthetic opioid drug 50 times more powerful than heroin. MINNEAPOLIS >> Court documents unsealed Monday in the investigation into Prince’s death suggest a doctor and a close friend helped him improperly obtain prescription opioid painkillers, but they shed no new light on how the superstar got the fentanyl that killed him.The affidavits and search warrants were unsealed in Carver County District Court as the yearlong investigation into Prince’s death continues.
F. He called them low-level offenses that wouldn’t draw prison time. Clayton Tyler, Johnson’s attorney, released a statement saying that after reviewing the documents, “we believe that it is clear that Kirk Johnson did not secure nor supply the drugs which caused Prince’s death.”Schulenberg is practicing family medicine in Minnesota and Conners said there are no restrictions on his license.It is illegal for a doctor to write a prescription for someone under another person’s name.Joe Tamburino, a Minnesota defense attorney who is not associated with the Prince case, said while Schulenberg and Johnson could face charges if the allegations are true, it’s unlikely state or federal prosecutors would pursue them.

She said in a statement that Schulenberg “never directly prescribed opioids to Prince, nor did he ever prescribe opioids to any other person with the intent that they would be given to Prince.” The documents unsealed Monday allege Dr. Michael Todd Schulenberg, a family physician who saw the musician twice last April, told authorities he prescribed the opioid painkiller oxycodone to Prince but put it under the name of Prince’s bodyguard and close friend, Kirk Johnson, “for Prince’s privacy,” one affidavit said.Schulenberg’s attorney, Amy Conners, disputed that.


LA’s got a Museum of Ice Cream, and here’s what you need to know

New York got the first scoop, but L.A. “Really the Museum of Ice Cream is this combination of museum, a theatrical experience, ice cream shop and kind of a wild discovery world,” said Manish Vora, who co-founded the pop-up art and food installation with fellow New York ice cream enthusiast Maryellis Bunn. is now getting its own sweet version of the Museum of Ice Cream.And when it opens here on April 22, people can dip into a sprinkle pool, check out a melted popsicle jungle and of course enjoy scoops of ice cream.
“We don’t really give a lot of details, because a lot of the fun is discovering,” Vora said. Of course, eating ice cream will also be part of the experience since the museum will include a rotating “scoop of the week” from various ice cream companies like Salt & Straw and Coolhaus.“I think it’s great that this is bringing such an awareness of what’s happening now in the ice cream world and in L.A.,” said Natasha Case, CEO and co-founder of the L.A.-based Coolhaus.For Salt & Straw co-founder and ice cream maker Tyler Malek, being part of the museum is pretty much a dream come true.

version of the museum, which will mix 10 interactive ice-cream inspired installations with curated ice cream tastings, opens in the Arts District Saturday and runs through May 29. The L.A. “We’re combining all the different elements of ice cream,” Vora said. And if the New York version is any indication, this cool experience will be one hot ticket.The original Ice Cream Museum opened in New York last summer and sold-out its month-long 30,000-ticket run in five days and had a waiting list of more than 200,000 people.

museum, only offering hints of a few highlights like a “banana split” area made up of 10,000 “bananas”, a mint “grow house,” a room dedicated to California and the sprinkle pool. The New York version included things like an ice cream cone room, an ice cream sandwich swing, a chocolate room with a chocolate fountain and the main attraction, a swimming pool full of colorful rainbow sprinkles, although they’re not real edible sprinkles.The L.A version will be four times bigger than the New York version and according to museum officials it will have be made up of mostly completely new installations.But they are being tight-lipped about the details for the L.A.


Korean-Mexican fusion food to love at Seoulmate in Long Beach

By comparison, Seoulmate is downright sedate. I mean, like I said, you can actually eat sitting down, not a perk offered by most food trucks. And it definitely smacks of a cheerful local joint. By that, I mean what’s mostly Guy Food: You eat with your hands, you make a mess, the table looks like a war zone when you’re done, and your clothing looks like a Jackson Pollock, but only if you’ve really enjoyed yourself. This is chow meant to be indulged in with big bites, lots of happy chewing, loud groans of pleasure. This is not dainty food. The restaurant even shut down on Super Bowl Sunday, “So We Can All Watch the Game…Thanks for Understanding Guys,” read the website.Eat with your handsThis is what I like to describe as Slob Food, in a good way, of course.

When they hand you your meal at the Korean-Mexican Fusion food stand Seoulmate, you also get a small white package with a chocolate chip cookie in it — and a little poem.Which is so sweet. Great food at two in the morning, if you’re young and immortal. And so typical of the caring, concerned, mildly hip-hop-infused style at Seoulmate, a groovy spot on busy Seventh Street in Long Beach where you order at a window, then find a seat on an outdoor patio, which is surrounded by bamboo plants in barrels with signs on them that say, “Do Not Water.”Seoulmate is a fine reminder that the whole Korean-Mexican Fusion thing got started in the funky Kogi food truck, which would show up at Hollywood clubs late at night to feed burritos to the barely sober.

Seventh St., Long BeachInformation: 562-433-1158, www.seoulmatelbc.comCuisine: Korean-Mexican fusionWhen: Lunch and dinner, Tuesdays through SundaysDetails: Soft drinks; no reservationsPrices: About $10 per personCards: MC, V ★★&#xbdAddress: 4712 E.
Very fillingNot far from The Old Boy is The Running Man, a breakfast burrito that’s good all day long. But it’s once you get away from the fusion burritos, that you recognize the other directions that Seoulmate has gone in, from the world of Kogi. (Since Seoulmate doesn’t open till 11 a.m., it has to be.) Instead of bulgogi or kalbi, it’s packed with scrambled eggs and melted cheesed, along with kimchi and lettuce, once again with avocado if you wish. And there are more burritos, filled with really good spicy pork, pork belly in a soy and sesame marinade, spicy chicken and more.

If only there were beer, it would be perfect.For anyone who’s been to Kogi, or any of its many siblings and clones, the dishes are familiar, though with many a Seoulmate twist and turn. And funny Seoulmate names as well. You have to sort of nibble away, working on The Old Boy like a termite, till the whole thing crumbles to bits and pieces. Why, I do not know, but perhaps for the South Korean film. It’s a monster creation — most of the plates are — a tortilla packed with bulgogi, kimchi, diced onion, cilantro, lettuce and lime flavored rice, with avocado for a few cents more, that’s quite literally too big to take a significant bite out of. Thus, there’s a burrito called The Old Boy. Fun!


‘Logan’ star Patrick Stewart talks future of Wolverine, Prof. X

For me, over the years, diversity and contrast has always been high on my list of why I would want to do a piece of work as opposed to anything else. Logan keeps the professor at a remote, abandoned smelter in the Mexican desert and tries to bring his mentor enough medicine to keep him harmless and lucid.“I realized that there was something quite unexpected going on in this movie,” Stewart says, about his first reading of the “Logan” script. And I very quickly realized that this Charles Xavier was not completely the Charles Xavier of the other movies. Suffering from brain seizures and intermittent dementia, he’s losing control of his formidable psychic powers and has become a threat to mere homo sapiens. That’s nothing, though, compared to what’s happened to the aged Xavier. “It was so bizarre and unexpected and inexplicable that I was immediately grabbed.

It’s taking a lot longer for his body to heal from wounds these days, and those adamantium claws aren’t popping out with the alacrity that they used to. Logan long ago chucked the costume and is working on the down-low as a limousine driver in El Paso, Texas. Well, not entirely the case, at least at the start of “Logan,” which takes its name from Wolverine’s alter ego. The film, directed by “The Wolverine’s” James Mangold, is set in 2029, after most mutants have apparently died and new ones haven’t emerged for a decade.

Most fans have heard that “Logan,” Fox’s third spinoff movie featuring Wolverine, is supposedly Hugh Jackman’s final appearance as the most popular X-Man of all.But what about Professor X, the wheelchair-bound leader of the mutant hero group who has long been a father figure to the semi-immortal, rage-fueled slasher? That other series stalwart, Patrick Stewart, who’s played the older version of the powerful telepath in six previous movies, is the only major franchise mainstay to share the screen with Jackman in “Logan.”
And you will understand, I have already been vaporized three movies ago! I mean, Jean Grey, she just fragmented me. I’ve got to tell you, that was an uncomfortable experience. “It’s entirely out of my control. It lies in the hands of Marvel and Fox. And much as this second R-rated, ultrabrutal X movie (“Deadpool,” though kind of its own thing, counts as the first R of Fox’s Marvel mutant properties) feels like a Wolverine send-off, Professor Xavier’s fate seems decided in it as well.But don’t be so sure about that, Stewart cautions.“I cannot say,” the 76-year-old English Shakespearean says of whether we’ll see him as Charles again. But here I am, still upright, speaking full sentences and apparently not vaporized at all.”