Jake (Sam Worthington) gets his first look at his avatar — a human-alien hybrid bred from Jake’s own DNA. AVATAR In Theatres December 18 Photo credit: Courtesy of Twentieth Century Fox NOW IN THEATERS UA LA CANADA Fame  (PG) 11:40am 2:20 p.m. 5:00 p.m. 7:30 p.m. 10:10 p.m. Surrogates (PG-13) 12:30 p.m. 2:50 p.m. 5:15 […]

The Informant! spins out of control

The Informant! spins out of control

By Susan St. JAMES In director Steven Soderbergh’s new film “The Informant!” Matt Damon plays real life agribusiness mole Mark Whitacre, vice-president of ADM, one of the world’s largest agribusiness companies based in southern Illinois. Crooked as a corkscrew, Whitacre spins across the screen with a manic grin and a firm belief in the goodness of […]

Mourning Song Coming to Crescenta Valley’s Underground Theatre

Mourning Song Coming to Crescenta Valley’s Underground Theatre

Brent Beerman’s new play, “Mourning Song” is going to be brought to life in Crescenta Valley’s Underground Theatre at 2900 Community Ave. in La Crescenta.  They open on Oct. 8th. Click here to see a video trailer for the play with interviews with Brent Beerman, the writer, and Gary Lamb, the director.

Film Review of the Week

BY CHARLY SHELTON For those of you who have seen the Terminator films and thought, “I would really like to see burlap covered, six-inch tall critters fighting that machine,” this is your movie. In a post apocalyptic future, after the machines have turned on humanity and all but exterminated the humans, nine heroes rise from […]

Red Pepper Pork Chops

Ingredients 6 medium cloves of garlic 2 teaspoons sea salt 1 tablespoon crushed red pepper 1 cup olive oil 1/2 cup chopped, fresh parsley 1 tablespoon paprika 1 1/2 lbs. boned pork loin 1 sweet onion 1 green pepper 1 red pepper 1 yellow pepper Preparation Mix spices, garlic, parsley and oil in food process. […]


All concerts begin at 7:30 p.m. Sept. 11 Peter Frampton & Kansas Sept. 12 Good Charlotte with special guest Alana Grace Sept. 13 Lynyrd Skynyrd Sept. 17 Creedence Clearwater Revisited Sept. 18 WAR Average White Band Sept. 19 LeAnn Rimes Sept. 20 Mariachi USA® Fiesta with Fireworks Finale Sept. 24 Pat Benatar Neil Giraldo Berlin […]

L.A. County Fair

By Charly SHELTON It’s back. The L.A. County Fair has returned with all its deep fried, neon light, gut churning glory. Down at the Pomona Fairplex, patrons can get miracle products for next to nothing, eat the weirdest foods (deep fried of course), and then go on insane rides like Starship 2000 and be spun […]

Bruschetta with Tomato & Basil

Ingredients 6 or 7 ripe plum tomatoes (about 1 1/2 lbs) 2 cloves garlic, minced 1 Tbsp extra virgin olive oil 1 teaspoon balsamic vinegar 6-8 fresh basil leaves, chopped. Salt and freshly ground black pepper to taste 1 baguette French bread or similar Italian bread 1/4 cup olive oil Prepare the tomatoes first. Parboil […]

Labor Day at the MOVIES

By Charly Shelton Action. Sci-fi. Thriller. A look at what’s playing in our local theaters this holiday weekend. Its smoky outside. The fires are almost gone, but the air still isn’t breathable. So what better way to spend your Labor Day weekend than in a nice air conditioned theater taking in the great films that […]

Authors coming to CV

“The more you read,the more things you will know. The more that you learn, the more places you’ll go.” –Dr. Seuss. Anyone who has ever visited Once Upon A Time bookstore in Montrose knows that the love of reading is the driving force behind owner Maureen Palacios. That enthusiasm for reading is why Palacios is […]

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