By Holly Andres | [email protected] | Daily News PUBLISHED: March 29, 2019 at 6:00 am | UPDATED: March 29, 2019 at 12:23 pm There’s always something fascinating to do in the San Fernando Valley and greater Los Angeles area. Here is a sampling of entertainments this week and also save-the-date events to put on your calendar. EVENTS Bianchi Planetarium at Cal State Northridge: “Spring Sky” show, 7:30, and “MarsQuest,” 8:30 p.m. March 29. Minimum age 8. Tickets $6 for one show; $10 for both. Parking in Lot G4. Adjacent to Citrus Hall on campus, 18111 Nordhoff St. For show, 818-677-5601. For tickets, 818-677-2488. www.csun.edu; bit.ly/2UrqMBZ Latin Food Fest: Beer, food and wine booths, celebrity chef cooking demonstrations and music by La Junta LA, 1- 4p.m. March 30. Minimum age 21. Admission $35; $49 early admission (noon.); $149 early admission (noon). Los Angeles State Historic Park, 1245 N. Spring St., Los Angeles. … [Read more...] about Things to do in the San Fernando Valley, LA area, March 29-April 5
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By Holly Andres | [email protected] | Daily News PUBLISHED: March 22, 2019 at 6:00 am | UPDATED: March 22, 2019 at 6:00 am There’s always something fascinating to do in the San Fernando Valley and greater Los Angeles area. Here is a sampling of entertainments this week and also save-the-date events to put on your calendar. EVENTS Clippers SciFest SoCal: The basketball team joins the USA Science and Engineering Festival for a family event with activities, live demonstrations and interactive exhibits using science, technology, engineering and math, 10 a.m.-6 p.m. March 23. Free with registration on website: www.clippers.com/scifest Los Angeles Convention Center, 1201 S. Figueroa St., Los Angeles. bit.ly/2J7ujot Vegan Street Fair: Vegan-friendly restaurants and vegan vendors offer bite-size and full portions of vegan foods plus a marketplace of vegan products, 11 a.m.-7 p.m. March 23-24. Beer garden for age 21 and older (The Federal Bar hosts with various drinks for sale). Free … [Read more...] about Things to do in the San Fernando Valley, LA area, March 22-29
By Holly Andres | [email protected] | Daily News PUBLISHED: March 15, 2019 at 6:00 am | UPDATED: March 15, 2019 at 6:00 am There’s always something fascinating to do in the San Fernando Valley and greater Los Angeles area. Here is a sampling of entertainments this week and also save-the-date events to put on your calendar. EVENTS Pioneer Cemetery tours: San Fernando Valley Historical Society docents discuss the property, the second oldest cemetery in the San Fernando Valley, 9 a.m.-noon March 16. 14451 Bledsoe St., Sylmar. 818-365-7810. www.sfvhs.com St. Patrick’s Day Community March and Celebration in Canoga Park: Follow True Thomas the Storyteller, bagpipers and community leaders on a sidewalk march on Sherman Way to the Canoga Park Farmer’s Market stage on Owensmouth Avenue, 11 a.m.-2 p.m. March 16. Meet in front of the Madrid Theatre, 21622 Sherman Way, Canoga Park. 818-346-7480. Email: [email protected] Andrés Pico Adobe: San Fernando Valley … [Read more...] about Things to do in the San Fernando Valley, LA area, March 15-22
Few things are more threatening to the progress of our civilization than a group of economists at a blackboard prescribing public policy. In a Wall Street Journal op-ed, an all-star panel led by former Federal Reserve chairmen, Nobel laureates and presidential advisers from both parties recommended that the United States adopt a $40-per-ton carbon tax and increase that tax annually until the nation reaches its goals for greenhouse gas emissions – presumably those spelled out in the 2016 Paris Agreement. In the cultural bubble of economics, markets work perfectly, information is good enough to make sensible plans and an omnipotent regulator ensures everyone follows the rules. Sadly, the real world does not work that way. Consider free trade. According to the theory of comparative advantage all those workers in Middle America displaced by imports from China and other Asian nations should be employed as West Coast software engineers or heading for Amazon facilities in Long Island … [Read more...] about Morici: Carbon taxes and other idols of economics
Sue Rabbitt Roff January 22, 2019 At primary school in Melbourne in the mid 1950s I used to get annoyed when we were told to pour our third pints of morning recess milk down the gully trap. When I went home for lunch the ABC Country Hour was usually on the radio and on those no-milk days farmers would be warned that radioactive clouds were drifting eastward from the atomic test sites in Monte Bello and then Emu Field and then Maralinga. My dad—an ex US Navy officer—would be in to lunch too and, although the mildest of men most of the time, would swear (he had mastered the local vernacular) ‘Bloody drongoes. Why do they let the bastards nuke them in their own back yard?’ Decades later I found photos of anti-fallout drills onboard the ships in which he had served in the mid-forties. It came to pass, perhaps not unrelatedly, that in the 1990s I began to study the long-term health effects on the men (no women were at the tests) who had served at British … [Read more...] about Was Sir Mark Oliphant Australia’s—and Britain’s—J. Robert Oppenheimer?