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Spike in fraud, waste, abuse of LA resources revealed

The Los Angeles city controller’s Fraud, Waste and Abuse Unit received 543 complaints in 2019, an increase of 58% over the previous year and the highest amount over a 10-year period, it was announced Wednesday, Feb. 19. Controller Ron Galperin said the spike is attributable to enhanced, biannual fraud awareness training for city employees, which 33,670 employees completed last year. Of all complaints lodged in 2019, 94% came through the controller’s web intake form and 24-hour telephone hotline,...
Tags: News, La, Los Angeles, Sport, Soccer, Local News, Parks, Lee, Inglewood, Garcetti, Department of Water and Power, Top Stories LADN, Top Stories Breeze, Ron Galperin, Galperin, Los Angeles World Airports


Instead of apologizing to the gays, Wendy Williams needs to fix herself

What a girl wants depends on the girl, and what Wendy Williams really really wants is as obvious as the Trump administration’s anti-LGBTQ agenda: She wants traditional gender roles. She wants to wear men’s shirts, short skirts, to color her hair, do what she dares. She wants a man who makes her feel like a woman. But then, who needs men at all on Galentine’s Day? During the February 13 episode of her eponymous daytime talk show, Wendy explained the Parks and Recreations twist on Valentine’s Day...
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The Morning Watch: Making of ‘Vader Immortal: A Star Wars VR Series’, ‘Locke & Key’ Comic Comparison & More

The Morning Watch is a recurring feature that highlights a handful of noteworthy videos from around the web. They could be video essays, fanmade productions, featurettes, short films, hilarious sketches, or just anything that has to do with our favorite movies and TV shows. In this edition, learn how ILMxLAB created the immersive Star Wars virtual reality quest Vader Immortal for the Oculus Quest. Plus, find out about the differences between Netflix’s Locke & Key series and the comic series tha...
Tags: Movies, Netflix, Ben Schwartz, Sonic the Hedgehog, Sega, Parks, Joe Hill, Locke, Star-Wars, Video Of The Day, Locke & Key, Gabriel Rodriguez, The Morning Watch, Locke and Key, Vader Immortal, Vader Immortal: A Star Wars VR Series


WE SAW THEM OPEN FOR SNOOP

Parks and recreation escalate efforts to take back control of field terrorised by thug geese (Thanks to Ralph) You know who's really behind this.
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Parks and Recreation are important to our community - by Joseph Solomon

Joseph Solomon, City of Warwick In additio...
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March 12: Margaret Atwood at LoC, March 13: Mariko Tamaki at LoC

Now Available: Tickets for March Events in National Book Festival Presents Series February 13, 2020 by Anne Holmes Today's the day: You can now reserve tickets for March events in the National Book Festival Presents series! First, though, make sure you've snagged free tickets for tonight's event, "Rosa Parks: The History and the Heart," celebrating Parks' life and legacy. NPR host Michel Martin will moderate a panel conversation featuring Parks biograph...
Tags: Comics, Npr, Margaret Atwood, Parks, Rosa Parks, Michel Martin, Atwood, Coolidge Auditorium, Mike Rhode, Grace Lin, Mariko Tamaki, Nan Talese, Walter Dean Myers, Rosemary Valero O Connell, Laura dean, Anne Holmes


Film Review - Parasite (by Bong Joon Ho)

So, last night, I saw Parasite. You know, the movie that the entire world has been going ga ga about? from Cannes to LA to backroads of Versova to online dating forums and beyond! The film opens on a family of four, the Kims, living in abject poverty (in a basement at the end of a street where drunkards routinely come and puke and piss) and have no hopes or plans for the future. Their phones have been disconnected because they've not paid the bills. And because they don't have phones, they can'...
Tags: Travel, La, India, Korea, Starbucks, Kim, Cannes, Parks, Film Reviews, Hrithik, Bong Joon Ho, Parasite, Don Corleone, Versova, Kabir Khan Great, Ratner Adam Sandler


‘Sonic the Hedgehog’ Review: An Exhausting Video Game Adaptation With an Identity Crisis

Who is Sonic the Hedgehog for? What is the target audience for a film that wants to take its cues from Deadpool but also family films about the Easter Bunny? Ostensibly, children should want very badly to see this movie adaptation of the long-running Sega video game about an extremely fast blue animal. But Sonic the Hedgehog can’t figure out if its audience is the parents of those children — those of us who grew up with the first iteration of Sonic — or kids themselves. The result is...
Tags: Amazon, Movies, Montana, Earth, Features, Movie Reviews, Jim Carrey, Deadpool, Adam Pally, Ben Schwartz, Sonic the Hedgehog, Paramount Pictures, Sega, Pacific Northwest, Video Game, Parks


Parks and recreation escalate efforts to take back control of field terrorised by thug geese

Goosey goosey gander, whither shall I wander? Wherever the f*** I want Geese are a crowd favourite at petting zoos for tot-flattening abilities rivalled only by the goat. This also means they are not to be trifled with, as a small Pennsylvanian town has discovered.…
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‘Sonic the Hedgehog’ Featurette: Zany Jim Carrey from the ’90s Is Back as Dr. Robotnik

Jim Carrey had a meteoric rise to fame in the 1990s thanks to a string of comedy hits like Ace Ventura: Pet Detective, The Mask, and Dumb & Dumber, not to mention a campy villainous turn as The Riddler in Batman Forever, all in the span of a year and a half. It’s been a long time since we’ve seen Jim Carrey get that silly, but as a new Sonic the Hedgehog featurette shows us, that changes this weekend. Sonic the Hedgehog, based on the Sega video game of the same name, brings in Jim Carrey to pla...
Tags: Movies, Sci-fi, Earth, Jim-Carrey, Ben Schwartz, Sonic the Hedgehog, Paramount Pictures, Sega, Video Game, Parks, Tom, Carrey, Action/Adventure, Family Films, Behind the Scenes Footage, Oren Uziel


TRANSCRIPT Ep 12 | Mercury Retrograde: Where Are My Pants?

Big Sky Astrology Podcast, Episode 12 012 | Mercury Retrograde: Where Are My Pants? (February 10, 2020) Jen: Welcome to the Big Sky Astrology podcast with April Elliott Kent and me, producer and cohost Jen Braun. Hey friends, Jen here. Today is February 10th, 2020. And as always with me is my galactic gal pal, astrologer April Elliott Kent. Hey April! April: Hello Jen! People don’t realize this, but I never know quite how you’re going to introduce me. And it’s always a surprise. I’m your gala...
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Galentine's Day: Everything you need know about the fake holiday celebrating friendship

NBC's 'Parks and Recreation' protagonist Leslie Knope, played by former SNL star Amy Poehler, introduced the holiday to the public in 2010.         [Author: USA TODAY]
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4th Graders Can Get a Free National Parks Pass for Their Whole Family

If you have a child in the 4th grade, then your entire family is entitled to a free National Parks pass this school year through the “Every Kid Outdoors” program.Read more...
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4th Graders Can Get a Free National Parks Pass Good For Their Whole Family

If you have a child in the 4th grade, then your entire family is entitled to a free National Parks pass this school year through the “Every Kid Outdoors” program.Read more...
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Carver County tells dog park users to clean it up or it will close

Parks staff have scheduled clean up events for Saturday and Sunday.
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Can LA provide free feminine-hygiene products? An answer awaits

The Los Angeles City Council on Wednesday, Feb. 5 requested that its staff prepare on a report on what it would cost to provide free feminine hygiene products at city-owned facilities. “It’s time to end the stigma around periods and menstrual health that has kept policymakers dragging their feet,” District 3 Councilmember Bob Blumenfield said. “Providing feminine hygiene products at no cost in city-owned facilities should be just as normal as providing toilet paper or soap.” Blumenfield said he ...
Tags: La, Sport, Soccer, United States, City Council, Los Angeles City Council, Parks, Gavin Newsom, Department of General Services, Obstetrics, Bob Blumenfield, Blumenfield, Department of Recreation, Danny Machete Trejo, LA City Council s Black History Month


Twelve Films That Highlight the Best in Humanity

This year’s Oscar nominees for Best Picture tend to emphasize the worst in humanity. For example, Joker is about the descent into homicidal madness. Jojo Rabbit is about one of the worst events in human history, the Nazi Holocaust. 1917 is about another catastrophe, World War One. In each of those films, however, we can still find elements of humanity’s best qualities: heroism, growth, fortitude, and more. Those qualities are the focus of our own list of this year’s Greater Goodies, our awar...
Tags: South Korea, Hollywood, Parenting, China, America, San Francisco, Syria, Tom Hanks, United States, Scarlett Johansson, Jamie Foxx, William, Greta Gerwig, Avengers, Malawi, Adam Driver


‘The Terminal List’: Chris Pratt Returning to Television for Director Antoine Fuqua

Chris Pratt kicked around in small roles for nearly a decade before he broke out as lovable goofball Andy Dwyer on NBC’s Parks and Recreation, and since then he’s gone on to become a massive movie star who’s currently leading several major film franchises. Now a new report says Pratt is returning to the small screen to star in The Terminal List, an adaptation of an action thriller which will reunite him with his The Magnificent Seven director Antoine Fuqua. Get the details of the upcoming serie...
Tags: Amazon, Television, Movies, Nbc, Drama, Navy, Osama Bin Laden, Adaptation, Chris Pratt, Laurence Fishburne, Kathryn Bigelow, Parks, Pratt, Antoine-Fuqua, Jason Bourne, Reece


Chris Pratt to Star in Antoine Fuqua’s The Terminal List Series

Chris Pratt to star in Antoine Fuqua’s The Terminal List series According to The Hollywood Reporter, Antoine Fuqua’s Fuqua Films and MRC Television is currently in the process of developing a series adaptation of author Jack Carr’s bestselling action thriller novel titled The Terminal List with Guardians of the Galaxy star Chris Pratt attached to lead the potential series. This project will mark Pratt’s first major TV role after 5 years since starring in the final season of NBC’s beloved sitc...
Tags: TV, Movies, Nbc, Navy, TV News, Chris Pratt, Parks, Pratt, Antoine Fuqua, Reece, David DiGilio, Fuqua, Jack Carr, James Reece, MRC Television, The Terminal List


SXSW Pitch Finalist: Sapient

Sapient’s Sam Parks and Martin Koch have developed a smart outlet system for commercial deployment The Forrest Four-Cast: January 28, 2020 If Sam Parks, CEO and co-founder of Sapient Industries, weren’t working for his startup, he’d be working as a scientist, using his background in nanotechnology as an applied physicist.Instead, an idea for smart outlets, conceived while he was still a student at University of Pennsylvania, evolved into Sapient Industries, based in Philadelphia, Penn., and l...
Tags: Startups, Entrepreneurship, Startup, Innovation, Philadelphia, University of Pennsylvania, Parks, Founders, Sxsw, Hugh Forrest, Philadelphia Penn, Sapient, SxSW Pitch, Hilton Austin Downtown, Austin Startups, Martin Koch


The Radical Generosity of ‘The Good Place’ Made It One of the Greatest Modern TV Shows

Major spoilers for The Good Place follow . Imagine pitching a half-hour sitcom like so: our main character wakes up dead. She’s in heaven. But here’s the thing: she’s a real piece of crap.  Of course, there’s so much more to Michael Schur ’s The Good Place , the NBC comedy that ended its four-season run last night. It’s a universe- and century-spanning epic of cosmic proportions, told in fifty brightly colored, bizarrely conceived, half-hour increments. It’s the story of a love that s...
Tags: Florida, Comedy, Movies, Nbc, Obama, America, Features, Arizona, Amy Poehler, Jason, REC, Parks, Michael, Trump, Daniel Schofield, Eleanor


The Secret of the “Perfect Montage” at the Heart of Parasite, the Korean Film Now Sweeping World Cinema

For nearly as long as mankind has tried to commit the perfect crime, mankind has tried to tell stories of the perfect crime. Both endeavors demand intensive planning, the story of the crime perhaps even more rigorously so than the crime itself. No less obsessive a teller and reteller of "perfect crime" stories than Alfred Hitchcock knew that well, and so he remains an icon of such storytelling in cinema. Hence the visual reference, albeit a vanishingly brief one, to the master of suspens...
Tags: Google, Film, College, Korea, Kim, Woody Allen, Seoul, David Lynch, Alfred Hitchcock, Parks, Martin Scorsese, Facebook Twitter, Yang Jin, Evan Puschak, Bong, Nerdwriter


Aubrey Plaza on ‘Intense Experience’ of Sundance Thriller ‘Black Bear,’ Her ‘Judy’ Obsession

Aubrey Plaza gives a go-for-broke performance in “Black Bear,” a galvanizing and serpentine thriller about a weekend getaway that goes dangerously off the rails. The film premieres at the Sundance Film Festival on Friday and Plaza’s work is a million miles removed from April Ludgate, the deadpan and apathetic intern from “Parks and Recreation” that […]
Tags: News, Festivals, Aubrey Plaza, Grumpy Cat, Sundance film festival, Parks, Judy, Black Bear


Mountain Medicine PART 8: ECOTHERAPY FOR YOU

Animal Assisted therapy – Photo credit: Sarah Vogel Click here to read the whole article The Nitty Gritty So far in this series, I have talked about the benefits of nature connection and why it heals and enriches our lives. Perhaps, I hope, I’ve convinced you of the power of nature in healing and well-being, in helping us remember to play, in helping understand ourselves, and in helping us remember that a world also exists outside ourselves. I’ve thrown statistics and science at you...
Tags: New York, Fitness, Virginia, Hiking, America, Atlanta, Sport, Green, Netflix, Cycling, Uva, Electric, University Of Virginia, Seattle, North Carolina, Vitamin D


Cool Stuff: Get Mark Englert’s ‘Lost’ Charity Print to Help Kangaroo Island Wildlife Park in Australia

As you have probably heard, bush fires have devastated Australia in recent weeks. Along with all the houses and forests that have been destroyed, 28 people have died and the wildlife has suffered immensely. Experts estimate that over 480 million animals have been killed in the fires, and those trying to keep the surviving animals safe from the fire need all the help they can get. That’s why Bottleneck Gallery has teamed up with Mark Englert for a new charity print inspired by the hit TV series ...
Tags: Art, Movies, Australia, Lost, Parks, Cool Stuff, Mark Englert, Bottleneck Gallery, Kangaroo Island Wildlife Park, Help Kangaroo Island Wildlife Park, Mark Englert Screen, Kangaroo Island Wildlife Park The Island, Mark Englert Giclee, Kangaroo Island Wildlife Park They


Rob Lowe's Generic 'NFL' Hat Inspired These Hilarious Memes

Rob Lowe, a big Indianapolis Colts fan, attended this past weekend's NFC Championship Game between the 49ers and the Packers. Rather than choose a team, he wore a hat that just repped the NFL. Like his character on Parks and Recreation, Rob Lowe is a pretty big Indianapolis Colts fan.
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National Parks Are Free Today in Honor of Martin Luther King

If you’re looking for a way to spend Martin Luther King Day, you might want to put visiting a National Park on the list. National Parks in the United States are offering free admission today in honor of Martin Luther King Jr.Read more...
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Why Jennifer Lawrence, George Clooney, and 12 other celebrities hate social media

Celebrities dominate social media, with big names like Kim Kardashian, Ariana Grande, and Justin Bieber comprising some of the most-followed accounts on Instagram and Twitter. However, some celebrities have shirked social media entirely by choosing to delete their accounts or never launching them in the first place. Here's why celebrities like Jennifer Lawrence, Mila Kunis, and George Clooney live social media-free in today's uber-connected world. Visit Business Insider's homepage for more sto...
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Tina Fey & Amy Poehler to Return as Golden Globes Hosts in 2021

Tina Fey & Amy Poehler to return as Golden Globes hosts in 2021 According to Vital Thrills, comedy duo Tina Fey and Amy Poehler are set to return as co-hosts for the 2021 Golden Globe Awards. Fey and Poehler previously hosted the event from 2013-2015, showcasing their effortless banter and rapport adored by viewers and critics alike. RELATED: The 2020 Golden Globes Winners List! “NBC has long been the home to two of the funniest people on the planet – Tina Fey and Amy Poehler – and we didn’t ...
Tags: TV, Hollywood, Movies, Nbc, Netflix, Amy Poehler, TV News, Tina Fey, Globes, Golden Globes, Joaquin Phoenix, Parks, Amy, Golden Globe, Kimmy Schmidt, Leslie Knope