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What's the perfect way to wait for a theme park parade?

By Robert Niles: The summer blockouts are over for all Disneyland annual passholders and crowd levels appear to be rising in the parks this week. With the Diamond Celebration ending Sept. 5, expect the parks to stay busy as local fans...Show More Summary

BRILLIANT! ‘Hillary Hospital’ Signs Welcome Hillary Clinton to LA for Her Hollywood Fundraising Gigs

Democrat Hillary Clinton is fundraising in Los Angeles this week and local street artists wanted to make sure that she... The post BRILLIANT! ‘Hillary Hospital’ Signs Welcome Hillary Clinton to LA for Her Hollywood Fundraising Gigs appeared first on The Gateway Pundit.

The 39 Best Concerts to See in Seattle This Week

6 days agoUnited States / Seattle : Slog

Our Music Critics' Picks For August 22-28 by Stranger Things To Do Staff If you're reading this, it means you've survived last week's heat wave and you're ready to emerge into the light of day and see some excellent local music. Good...Show More Summary

Honda Australia forecasts massive 2017 growth

6 days agoVehicles / Cars : Car Advice

Honda Australia has forecast huge growth in 2017 on the back of the new Civic sedan and hatch line-up, and the much improved next-generation CR-V medium SUV. The company’s local director Stephen Collins this week stated his aim to achieve 50,000 sales next year, around 20 per cent more than is expected this year. Most […]

10 Years of Afrobella! Reflections on My Decade of Beauty and Natural Hair Blogging

  I can remember exactly what I was doing 10 years ago this week. The memories are so vivid. 10 years ago this week, we were living in a townhouse in Kendall, Florida. I worked as assistant calendar editor for the local alt-weekly. I was bursting with ideas of my own, but always on assignments... Show More Summary

This knockout modern house hugs the coastline, frames ocean views in Costa Rica

It’s the work of local architect Benjamin Garcia Saxe As the dog days of summer march on (and signal the season’s impending end), the gorgeous tropical vacation homes keep on comin’. Earlier this week, we wrote about this compact concrete...Show More Summary

Niger Delta’s oil wealth has made inhabitants’ lives worse

In this week’s African Politics Summer Reading Spectacular post, we feature a Q&A with Omolade Adunbi, author of “Oil Wealth and Insurgency in Nigeria.” Adunbi’s book shows how non-governmental organizations (NGOs), local community collaborators...Show More Summary

Pregnancy Center Sues After City Won’t Let It Open Next Door to Abortion Clinic

A North Carolina pregnancy center filed a lawsuit this week against the City of Raleigh after it prohibited the pro-life center from moving in near a local abortion clinic. Last year, A Hand of Hope pregnancy center bought land next to A Preferred Women’s Health Center, an abortion clinic in Raleigh, and hoped to move […]

THE MILWAUKEE RIOTS ARE A LOCAL NEWS STORY TO THE MEDIA, Jazz Shaw writes at Hot Air: Have you been…

THE MILWAUKEE RIOTS ARE A LOCAL NEWS STORY TO THE MEDIA, Jazz Shaw writes at Hot Air: Have you been following all of the breathless media coverage of the riots, arson and looting in Milwaukee this week? Me neither. It’s not that I wouldn’t find the subject interesting and pertinent to the national discussion on […]

The Week In Games: STYLE. SAVVY.

Sure, some little game called Deus Ex or whatever is looming on the horizon, but all the cool kids are getting hype for Style Savvy: Fashion Forward. Us Style Savvy enthusiasts weren’t even sure Nintendo was gonna localize this one,Show More Summary

Local Politics Open Thread

Here’s a state-level election mailer that somehow found its way into my mailbox this week, even though I am not in the contested district: Yeah, fuck OFF, Augie, with your fancy-pants legal practice and insufferably smug Northeastern...Show More Summary

ArtRx LA

2 weeks agoArts : Hyperallergic

LOS ANGELES — This week, find refuge in a mobile tea house, watch fantastical adult animation from the '70s, visit Pasadena's City Hall where local youth will project their videos, and more.

Newspaper Association Of America Complains That Comedian John Oliver Failed To Solve Newspaper Biz Model Problem

2 weeks agoIndustries / Law : Techdirt

You may have seen that on Sunday, John Oliver's main bit this week was about the collapse of the local newspaper business. It's a pretty typical John Oliver piece -- and definitely on a topic that we've discussed many times in the past -- media business models. Show More Summary

Planned Parenthood Will Begin Killing Unborn Babies in Surgical Abortions in Springfield, Illinois

A Springfield, Illinois Planned Parenthood quietly expanded its abortion practice in the city this week, unbeknownst to most local residents. The State Journal-Register reports the abortion facility moved to a new location in May, and this week, local residents discovered its plans to begin doing later term surgical abortions. Up until this week, the Springfield […]

A City Hall Wedding That’d Make Carrie Bradshaw Jealous

Move over, Carrie and Big because your city hall wedding has officially met its match. These two ditched their plans for a traditional wedding and instead planned this day in just three weeks. They bought flowers from the local market, went down the street to the most beautiful city hall EVER, and sealed the deal with Taralynn […]

Armageddon in the garden

4 weeks agoHumor / odd : TYWKIWDBI

This summer I began writing a short series of posts about our local community garden and my plot in it. This past week disaster struck.South-central Wisconsin normally gets about 4" of rain in the month of July. Last weekend we got 4" of rain in two days. Show More Summary

L.A. theater openings, July 31-Aug. 7: 'The Tempest' and more

last monthArts : Culture Monster

This week: A new drama about the financial industry, a bloody twist on a Gilbert & Sullivan favorite, and a Shakespeare classic in a sylvan setting. Shakespeare by the Sea Locally touring productions of the Bard’s “Cymbeline” and “Othello.” Various locations; details at www.shakespearebythesea.org....

Watch Adele Invite Drag Adele Impersonator To The Stage In Seattle

Earlier this week at a show in Seattle, Adele brought local drag impersonator Kristie Champagne up on stage after noticing her in the crowd. “You look so amazing,” the singer told her. “I really love that dress.” Previously on Adele being obsessed with her impersonators: She based a whole segment promoting her BBC live special […]

Video: Man Tears Down Blue Lives Matter Ribbons In Staten Island

A Staten Island man was shamed on Facebook this week after a video circulated of him walking down a residential street ripping Blue Lives Matter ribbons off of trees and signposts. The cellphone video, filmed by local Steve Worona, escalates...Show More Summary

I went on a Pokécrawl and all I got was this lousy Bulbasaur

"This is going to be awesome," I thought to myself as I climbed the steep grade up to the statue of Hidalgo in San Francisco's Mission Dolores Park. I was there for a Pokécrawl, you see, but after a week of local news stories and Twitter hype, all signs pointed to it being a circus. And who doesn't love the circus?

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