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November 13, 2008
Guy Ritchie?s new gangster pop hop ?RocknRolla? is a film of complex cause and effect. Every twitch at the bottom in the thread of interwoven criminal conspiracies causes a ripple of reaction at the top. But sometimes a willing suspension of audience disbelief just isn?t enough. Too many twitches, too many coincidences and too many ?huh?? reaction moments unravel the film. And who knew schools of angry crawfish were the chosen weapon of torture in London?s creative but dated underworld?
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By Anita Susan Brenner | July 9, 2009
Thanks to Denise Hovland, a local historian who has discovered La Cañada’s forgotten heroes and heroines — casualties of World War II and Korea. Thanks to Denise, we’ve been bitten by the genealogy bug. The new online databases are outstanding. Many of them are free of charge. Others charge a fee. My friend, Zelda, has traced her roots all the way to the American Revolution. I gave her a friendly phone call to announce my new obsession. Zelda gave me some advice.
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By Mary O'Keefe | September 21, 2006
PART 2 of 4 The effects of gang activity creep into a community in small ways. Law enforcement officials have stated that graffiti is one of the signs that a problem is developing. A majority of children in the La Cañada area go about their life unaffected by gangs, but they are aware of their presence and some may even romanticize about the life as a gangster. Many in law enforcement refer to this as "MTV gangs," kids who have no concept of the reality of gang life.
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November 13, 2008
Guy Ritchie?s new gangster pop hop ?RocknRolla? is a film of complex cause and effect. Every twitch at the bottom in the thread of interwoven criminal conspiracies causes a ripple of reaction at the top. But sometimes a willing suspension of audience disbelief just isn?t enough. Too many twitches, too many coincidences and too many ?huh?? reaction moments unravel the film. And who knew schools of angry crawfish were the chosen weapon of torture in London?s creative but dated underworld?
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