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Dec. 20, 2006
USC vs MICHIGAN for the National Championship

For those from Michigan, this issue is an introduction to what Los Angeles has to offer; while for Angelinos, it is a reminder of how lucky we are to live in such a diverse, cultural community.

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Read a letter from Los Angeles Mayor
Antonio R. Villaraigosa - Letter
Match-up Statistics:USC VS. Michigan
2007 Bowl Guide: Plan Your Holiday Break Around These Games

Milo Ventimiglia: Lands a Knockout Role in Rocky Balboa
Spacegeek Documentaries: The force is Strong in These Films
Holiday Films: Don’t Miss These Holiday Treats
L.A. Movie Theaters: Best Places to Spend a Day at the Cinema  
Football on Film: Pigskin Favorites
Cinema School of Life: How To Get a Film Education For Free
MVP’s in Sports Movies: From the Natural to Slapshot

Top Sports Songs: A Selection Worthy of Champagne Celebration
L.A. Bands on the Verge: 10 Bands to Watch in 2007
New Year’s Eve in L.A.: Club and Music Events to Fill Your Plans
Frequency: Show Picks for the Holiday Break
Best Cds of the Year: 2006 in Review

On the Menu—Holiday Meals
Restaurants that Define L.A.: Think of L.A., Think of These Eateries
Ethnic Restaurants: Spice up Your Day With One of Our Picks
L.A. Fashion Districts: Places to Window Show and Bargain Hunt
Must-Visit Hot Spots: Our Publisher’s Picks
Areas that Define L.A.: Places that Give the City its Flavor
The Art of LoveCurrent Column

Hot Jobs For Students

Do you love art, helping people, and working in a beautiful, stimulating environment? Are you looking for new pursuits in 2007? Do you have four hours to spare every week or two? If so, why not consider becoming a volunteer at the Getty Center in Los Angeles or the Getty Villa in Pacific Palisades? Ages 18 and up welcome. Fluency in more than one language helpful but not required; no previous arts experience necessary. Ongoing training is provided. Weekday, weekend, and evening shifts are available and can accommodate a variety of schedules. To receive a volunteer application, call (310) 440-7303 by Dec. 31, 2006 or write to:
The J. Paul Getty Museum
Visitor Services Department
Volunteer Program
1200 Getty Center Drive
Los Angeles, CA 90049


AEON, one of the leading English conversation schools in Japan is recruiting qualified individuals to teach English at one of our 310 branch schools located throughout Japan. If you are ready for a challenging and rewarding opportunity to live and work in Japan, please submit your current resume and 1-page essay titled, "Why I want to live and work in Japan" to AEONLA@AEONET.COM. For more information, visit

What’s Happening in Los Angeles

 Thursday, Dec. 21
Club Transistor @ The Grand Star Jazz Club
You’ve danced ‘80s pop in clubs, house parties and family functions. Now you can add jazz club to the list of locations where you can get your Duran Duran on. Even if this screams holy oxymoron, the post-punk, ‘60s soul and garage rock beats will streamline into your brain and it won’t matter where you are. The Grand Star Jazz Club is located at 943 N. Broadway in Los Angeles. For more info, visit

Friday, Dec. 22
Crowd Work with Maria Bamford @ UCB Theatre
Some of the best comedians working today will be at the UCB Theatre in Los Angeles  Friday night for your comedic enjoyment. Crowd Work highlighted by Maria Bamford (“Comedians of Comedy”) will also feature TV’s Frank Conniff (“Mystery Science Theatre 3000”) and master of ceremonies Brody Stevens. Crowd Work also promises prizes will be awarded to audiences and performers alike. As Christmas quickly approaches, it is good to know that the gift of giving will occur even if you’re already giggling in the gift of laughter. UCB Theatre is located at 5919 Franklin Avenue in Los Angeles. For more information visit 

Saturday, Dec. 23
A Faery Hunt @ Franklin Canyon Park
Franklin Canyon in Beverly Hills has been bombarded with faeries and mythical creatures that have been lounging amongst the wildflowers in Heavenly Pond. Grab that magic wand of yours and join such characters as Harry Houdini, Sir Arthur Conan Doyle and Elsie Wright and Frances Griffiths, as you wander about looking for fairies, pixies, elves, gnomes and trolls in the city of angels.
Franklin Canyon Park is located at 2600 Franklin Canyon Drive in Beverly Hills. For more information visit

Sunday, Dec. 24
LA County Holiday Celebration @ Dorothy Chandler Pavilion
Got nothing to do Christmas Eve? Well…there’s nothing better to get those good tidings circulating through your system than Los Angeles County’s annual showcase, which includes presentations by the Kennedy Tap Ensemble, Mariachi Divas, Harmonic Bronze Handbell Ensemble and The Blind Boys of Alabama. The event is completely free to the public, but seating is first come, first served with no reservations required. Get there early, grab that perfect seat and enjoy. Dorothy Chandler Pavilion is located at 135 North Grand Avenue in Los Angeles. For more information visit

Monday, Dec. 25
Bullitt/Dirty Harry @ New Beverly Cinema.
The presents have been opened, the turkey has been stuffed and everyone has sung their Christmas carols. The only thing left to do during this most festive of days is to sit back and enjoy the full on machismo of Bullitt and Dirty Harry. It is often dubbed as the classic guy film, a revenge film of the highest regard, Clint Eastwood and his revolver made for an iconic character for all cinephiles. Merry Christmas to all. New Beverly Cinema is located at 7165 West Beverly Blvd. in Los Angeles. For more information visit

Tuesday, Dec. 26
Hunter S. Thompson: Gonzo @ MB Fine Art
One of the finest journalists to ever grace this earth was Hunter S. Thompson. The king of gonzo journalism, Thompson blazed a trail of mad lunacy through his words influencing the many that decided to fill in their major as journalism in college. The exhibit takes a look at some of the mad doctor’s photography including self-portraits, beach landscapes, his time spent with the Hells Angels and his joking affection for President Richard Nixon. MB Fine Art is located at 612 North Almont Drive in West Hollywood. For more information visit 

Wednesday, Dec.27
Los Angeles Clippers vs. Boston Celtics @ Staples Center
The Boston Celtics have always been a thorn in the side to the city of Los Angeles. The teams of the ‘60s, ‘70s and ‘80s had a long-standing rivalry with the Los Angeles Lakers, a feud that will forever be timeless. And while there really hasn’t been any classic bouts between the Celtics and the Los Angeles Clippers, this decade may serve for some memorable ones. Staples Center is located at 1111 S. Figueroa St. in Los Angeles. For more information visit

Pick up CAMPUS CIRCLE at over 40 colleges and over 800 retail outlets including these fine outlets:

Guitar Center,14200 Ventura Blvd, Sherman Oaks
Benway Music, 1600 Pacific Ave., Venice
Funky Revolution, 7768 Melrose Ave., West Hollywood
Tower Records, 22135 Hawthorne Blvd., Torrance
Hollywood Hills Cafe, 1745 Vermont Ave., Los Angeles
LAC Museum of Art, 5905 Wilshire Blvd., Los Angeles
Lotto Liquor,1298 S. La Brea Ave., Los Angeles
Skylight Books, 1818 Vermont Ave., Los Angeles
Rocky Cola, 1025 PCH Hwy., Manhattan Beach
Borders, 475 S. Lake Ave., Pasadena

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Ride Now. Career Later. The snow is finally here! And Southern California's closest ski resort, MOUNTAIN HIGH is ready for business. Click here for a chance to win a pair of lift tickets. For more info, visit


Want music? Need music? Of course you do! Visit SAM ASH MUSIC STORES for the largest selection, best service and lowest prices on music in town. For a location near you, visit

Take a journey through time and experience four decades of dance music in four separate rooms each with its own era-accurate vibe and ambiance at the HIGHLAND’S TIME MACHINE new year’s event.  The event features nine areas, 11 bars, three cover bands and 5 DJ’s.  For more info, visit

The American Musical and Dramatic Academy, with campuses in both New York and Los Angeles is now offering 2-year full-time programs in acting for stage, film and television and musical theater.  AMDA L.A. is located at 6305 Yucca St. 90028.  For more info, visit


All of the college education, none of the college tuition.  Earn and associates degree from the Community College of the Air Force.  Registration is free and the college offers more than 80 fields of study.  For more info, visit 

Dreams are what MBAs are made of.  Get an MBA from UC RIVERSIDE because your future deserves the best.  For more info, visit

$500 Police Impounds! Hondas, Chevys, Jeeps, Fords, Etc.  These Vehicles must sell!  For listings and information, Call (800) 495-0660 ext. L090

ROMANTIX is one of L.A.'s best adult superstores with other locations in Las Vegas and San Diego. The store features an assortment of oils, massage lotions, lubes and more to get you and your partner in the mood. For more info, visit


Buy 20 Wings -- Get 20 Free at HOOTERS! Click here to download the COUPON.  Dine-in only, Tax and Gratuity not included. Valid only at the Hollywood Location. 6922 Hollywood Blvd., Hollywood, CA 90028 (between Highland and Orange, across from the Chinese Theatre.)

A Los Angeles tradition since 1924, THE PANTRY is the perfect place for breakfast, lunch and dinner. The Pantry is open 24 hours a day and is located at Ninth and Figueroa in Downtown Los Angeles. For more info, call (213) 972-9279.
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CHAYA  has consistently maintained its status as one of Los Angeles' pre-eminent culinary institutions for over 23 years now, ranking among the city's "best of" lists year after year. Lunch is served Monday-Friday, with nightly dinner service. "Weekend brunch" is also served, Saturday & Sunday from 11:00 AM to 2:30 PM. Chaya is located at 8741 Alden Drive, Los Angeles 90048.  For more info, visit 

Join the STINKING ROSE for the Rose Bowl and fill up your tummy with their many tasty garlic specialties.  So follow your nose to the Stinking Rose, located at 55 N. La Cienega Blvd., Beverly Hills.  For more info, visit 


A Los Angeles tradition since 1924, THE PANTRY is the perfect place for breakfast, lunch and dinner. The Pantry is open 24 hours a day and is located at Ninth and Figueroa in Downtown Los Angeles. For more info, call (213) 972-9279.

Get connected and caffeinated at the CYBERCAFE. Lounge with your friends over a cup of cappuccino or search the Internet and play games on the endless software available. The CYBERCAFE is located at 14241 Ventura Blvd., Sherman Oaks Ca 91423.  For more info, call (818) 501-0600.

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CALIFORNIA’S LOW COST AUTO INSURANCE program can be an affordable option for low-income, good drivers living in an eligible county.  For more info, visit (866) 60-Auto-1

Take part in one of America’s largest New Years Eve celebrations.  For the ninth year in a row, TOGETHER AS ONE, will bring the best of the best  in dance music from around the country to the dance floor, including Paul Van Dyk, Deep Dish, Dieselboy and many more.  Together as One will take place at the Los Angeles Sports Arena.  For more info,