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Things to do in the San Fernando Valley, LA area, June 17-24

  Japan House LA presents a new exhibit “Reconnecting: A Vision of Unity by Kengo Kito” through Sept. 6. (Photo courtesy of Japan House LA)   Here is a sampling of things to do in-person and online in the San Fernando Valley and Los Angeles area, June 17-24. EVENTS   Juneteenth at Watts Historic Train Station: Black Arts Los Angeles presents entertainment and vendors, 10 a.m.-6 p.m. June 19-20. Free admission. Location, 1686 E. 103rd St., Los Angeles. 323-412-0811. Email: [email protected]
Tags: Books, Local News, Music + Concerts, Theater, Things to Do, Art, Charity, Events, Health, Local History, Museum, San Fernando Valley, Top Stories LADN


Biden-Putin summit live: leaders reach second stage of tense talks

Joe Biden and Vladimir Putin will talk for four-five hours before making separate press appearancesFirst session, with Antony Blinken and Sergey Lavrov, concludesTalks amid tensions expected to focus on regional conflicts, climate, Covid 4.17pm BST A former longtime White House correspondent said today’s chaotic media scrum at the beginning of Joe Biden and Vladimir Putin’s summit reminded him of Ronald Reagan and Mikhail Gorbachev’s Geneva meeting in 1985.Photo-op was also jammed and chaoti...
Tags: Vladimir Putin, White House, Russia, World news, Joe Biden, US foreign policy, US news, US politics, Ronald Reagan, Geneva, Mikhail Gorbachev, Sergey Lavrov, Antony Blinken, Reagan Gorbachev, COVID, Biden Putin


El Salvador's 'stupid' decision to adopt bitcoin as legal tender could collapse the economy, economist Steve Hanke said

El Salvador President, Nayib Bukele. Reuters El Salvador's approval of bitcoin as legal tender could lead to an economic downturn, Steve Hanke predicted. The economist described members of government who passed the bitcoin law as "stupid". He predicted bitcoin holders in Russia or China would target El Salvador to cash out their holdings. Sign up here for our daily newsletter, 10 Things Before the Opening Bell. El Salvador's move to classify bitcoin as legal currency has the potent...
Tags: China, Russia, Trends, Ronald Reagan, Citigroup, El Salvador, Jpmorgan, Johns Hopkins University, Steve Hanke, Hanke, NAYIB BUKELE, Goldman Sachs Now, Shalini Nagarajan, Kitco News, Deirdre Dunn, Nayib Bukele Reuters El Salvador


Biden's gamble with Putin in Geneva

In 1955, US President Dwight Eisenhower met the leaders of France, the UK and the Soviet Union in Geneva, in a meeting designed to defuse tensions that threatened to pitch the world back into war. In 1985, President Ronald Reagan and General Secretary Mikhail Gorbachev forged a personal relationship in Geneva that was one of the first steps in ending the Cold War.
Tags: UK, Putin, France, US, Cnn, Ronald Reagan, Geneva, Biden, Mikhail Gorbachev, Soviet Union, Dwight Eisenhower


New plea deals sets possible new precedent for resolving low-level Capitol riot prosecutions with single misdemeanor with 6 month jail maximum

As reported in , headlined "Virginia couple pleads guilty in Capitol riot," the first set of pleas for low-level participating in the January 6 riots were entered in federal court yesterday.  Here are the details: A Virginia couple on Monday became the third and fourth defendants to plead guilty in the sprawling investigation stemming from the Capitol riot in January.  However, Jessica and Joshua Bustle of Bristow, Va., became the first to plead guilty in federal court who faced only misdemean...
Tags: Florida, Law, Senate, Virginia, America, Joe Biden, Fbi, Ronald Reagan, Secret Service, District Of Columbia, Donald Trump, Bustle, Reuters, Capitol, Jessica, Hogan


U.S. Navy Says Carrier Group Operating in S.China Sea

TAIPEI (Reuters) -A U.S. aircraft carrier group led by the USS Ronald Reagan has entered the South China Sea as part of a routine mission, the U.S....
Tags: Ronald Reagan, Taipei, Reuters, South China Sea, China Sea, U S Navy Says Carrier Group Operating


Op-Ed: My front row seat to the radicalization of the Republican Party

As a political reporter, I have seen four Republican revolutions — Ronald Reagan’s, Newt Gingrich’s, the Tea Party’s and Donald Trump’s...
Tags: Ronald Reagan, Republican Party, Donald Trump, Newt Gingrich, Tea Party


The Chris Voss Show Podcast – Zero Fail: The Rise and Fall of the Secret Service by Carol Leonnig

Zero Fail: The Rise and Fall of the Secret Service by Carol Leonnig NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER • “This is one of those books that will go down as the seminal work—the determinative work—in this field. . . . Terrifying.”—Rachel Maddow The first definitive account of the rise and fall of the Secret Service, from the Kennedy assassination to the alarming mismanagement of the Obama and Trump years, right up to the insurrection at the Capitol on January 6—by the Pulitzer Prize winner and #1 ...
Tags: Podcast, New York, Rachel Maddow, Obama, Washington Post, Washington, White House, Barack Obama, Seo, Ronald Reagan, New York Times, Dallas, John F Kennedy, Secret Service, Donald Trump, Kennedy


What Queen Elizabeth's relationship was like with every US president, from Truman to Trump

Queen Elizabeth II, pictured on a visit to Hull last month. Getty Images President Joe Biden and First Lady Jill Biden will meet Queen Elizabeth II on their visit to the UK. Since 1951, the Queen has met with 11 US presidents and helped facilitate diplomatic relations. Here's what the queen's relationships and meetings with US presidents have been like. Sign up for the 10 Things in Politics daily newsletter. President Joe Biden and First Lady Jill Biden are set to meet Queen Elizab...
Tags: Politics, UK, England, London, News, Washington Post, Washington, France, Life, White House, US, America, Barack Obama, Trends, Reagan, Joe Biden


2 Strategies for Presenting During Adversity

Flipping the script, making lemonade out of lemons, finding the silver lining. Whatever you call it, it’s an important skill to have. All of us have been in situations where we have to find the good amidst things that are less than ideal. If you have to give a presentation under adversity, you are going to need some strategies to come out ahead. Let’s look at two examples from former American presidents who showed us how it can be done. From Ronald Reagan we’ll discover how to respond creatively...
Tags: Reagan, Ronald Reagan, John F Kennedy, Opposition, Jfk, Speaking, Presentation Hacks, Adversity, Flipping The Script, Difficult Cirumstances, Presenting When Its Tough, Rice University During


Biden, Johnson strike convivial tone in 1st meeting

By JONATHAN LEMIRE, AAMER MADHANI and JILL LAWLESS CARBIS BAY, England (AP) — President Joe Biden and British Prime Minister Boris Johnson met for the first time Thursday, looking to highlight their nations’ famed “special relationship” but doing so against a backdrop of differences both political and personal. Biden hopes to use his first overseas trip as president to reassure European allies that the United States had shed the transactional tendencies of Donald Trump’s term and is a reliable p...
Tags: Europe, Politics, Texas, London, News, Vladimir Putin, Washington, White House, China, Russia, Barack Obama, Eu, Sport, European Union, World news, Joe Biden


At last, Newsom addresses a cause of homelessness

Maybe it was because of the constant harping by Republican candidates to replace Gov. Gavin Newsom in the upcoming recall election. Or maybe he would have done it anyway. But Newsom and the state government he heads are at long last moving to relieve one of the major causes of the homelessness that plagues almost all parts of California. People who canvass the homeless camps each year to get as accurate a count as possible have long reported that mental illness is one of the problem’s most impor...
Tags: Opinion, Opinion columns


Major US airlines are going on a hiring spree after slashing tens of thousands of jobs

An airline employee walks past empty American Airlines check-in terminals at Ronald Reagan Washington National Airport in Arlington, Virginia, on May 12, 2020. - The airline industry has been hit hard by the COVID-19 pandemic, with the number of people flying having decreased by more than 90 percent since the beginning of March. ANDREW CABALLERO-REYNOLDS / AFP Airlines are looking to fill more jobs as air travel makes a comeback, a year after COVID-19 struck. American, Delta, and United ar...
Tags: US, Trends, Cnn, Ronald Reagan, Delta, Airlines, United, Nelson, Hawaiian Airlines, American Airlines, Southwest, Qatar Airways, Akbar Al Baker, Washington National Airport, Arlington Virginia, American Delta


“FBI: From Al Capone to Al Qaeda” exhibit opens at the Reagan Library in Simi Valley

After a year-long delay amid the coronavirus pandemic, Ronald Reagan Presidential Library and Museum opened its new exhibition, “FBI: From Al Capone to Al Qaeda” on Thursday, June 2. Jennifer Torres and Randle Swan, Curator at the Ronald Reagan Presidential Library and Museum, unwrap what is left from an engine of the jet that went into the World Trade Center on 9/11. The artifact is part of a new show at the Library, FBI: From Al Capone to Al Qaeda. The show features stories and actual ar...
Tags: News, Education, Government, Sport, Fbi, Things To Do, Soccer, Ronald Reagan, Community, Al Qaeda, World Trade Center, Kaczynski, Clyde, Cooper, Alcatraz, Simi Valley


Hearing Set to Discuss Unconditional Release for Hinckley

A court hearing has been scheduled regarding whether the man who tried to assassinate President Ronald Reagan can live without restrictions in the home he shares with his mother and brother in Virginia.
Tags: Ronald Reagan, Hinckley


Things to do in the San Fernando Valley, LA area, June 3-10

  Lynda Frautnick’s “ShineOne” is part of the “A Fresh Perspective” art exhibit opening on June 10 at the Santa Clarita Artists Association Gallery in Newhall. (Courtesy of Lynda Frautnick)     Here is a sampling of things to do in-person and online in the San Fernando Valley and Los Angeles area, June 3-10. EVENTS   Veg Fest SCV: The event includes vegan-inspired food, beer and wine from local breweries and wineries, children’s activities, meditation and yoga sessions and music, 2-...
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Driver shot in road rage incident on 101 in San Fernando Valley

A man in a red Lexus SC400 suffered a minor gunshot wound to his right arm during a shooting that escalated from road rage Monday morning on the Ventura (101) Freeway in Studio City, authorities said. The shooting was reported at 3:33 a.m., the California Highway Patrol reported. With details still sketchy, the shooting involved a black Lexus SC400, a red Lexus SC400 and a white, older sedan, the CHP said. “This incident culminated into a freeway shooting when the driver of the white sedan began...
Tags: News, Shooting, California, US, Sport, Soccer, Ronald Reagan, CHP, Local News, 101 Freeway, San Fernando Valley, Studio City, UCLA Medical Center, Huston, Laurel Canyon Boulevard, Ventura 101 Freeway


The Triumph of Nancy Reagan review – foibles and failings of a troubled first lady

Karen Tumulty’s biography, on the centenary of Nancy Reagan’s ‘official’ birth, paints a romanticised picture of a neurotic prototype for Melania TrumpAfter Jimmy Carter’s glum diagnosis of national malaise in 1979, Ronald Reagan supposedly restored the customary swagger of the US by making the country “feel good about itself”. That folksy blessing didn’t extend to his wife: on the evidence of Karen Tumulty’s biography, Nancy Reagan spent his entire presidency in a state of seething anxiety that...
Tags: Books, White House, US, Culture, Ronald Reagan, Ronnie, Oval Office, Karen Tumulty, Nancy Reagan, Tumulty, Politics books, Biography books, Melania TrumpAfter Jimmy Carter


Luca Guadagnino’s ‘Bones and All’ Cast Adds Michael Stuhlbarg, André Holland, and…David Gordon Green?

This week, Call Me By Your Name director Luca Guadagnino began production on his first movie shot in the United States. It’s called Bones and All, and it stars Timothée Chalamet (Little Women, Dune) and Taylor Russell (Waves, Lost in Space) as two lovers traveling across the country. But Guadagnino has just added a whole slew of additional actors to the cast, and while there are some terrific names among them, one name stands out as a slightly odd choice: David Gordon Green, the director of mov...
Tags: Hbo, Movies, Casting, Amc, America, Green, Atlantic, United States, Ronald Reagan, Mark Rylance, Armie Hammer, Pineapple Express, Lee, Chloe Sevigny, David-Gordon-Green, Michael Stuhlbarg


A time for abusing: Trump nukes Paul Ryan’s Reaganesque vision for GOP

The Ronald Reagan Library’s speaker series about the future of the party gets off to an explosive start.
Tags: Gop, Ronald Reagan, Paul ryan


Republican feud: Donald Trump goes after Paul Ryan for going after him

In a statement, Trump attacked the former House Speaker for saying at the Ronald Reagan library that the GOP should move past the former president.       [Author: USA TODAY]
Tags: Usa, News, Gop, Ronald Reagan, House, Paul ryan, Usa Today, Donald Trump, Trump


I tried this free online Harvard course on how to be persuasive, and every writer should take it

If you buy through our links, we may earn money from affiliate partners. Learn more. Harvard; Alyssa Powell/Insider Rhetoric: The Art of Persuasive Writing and Public Speaking is a popular edX course. The free online class is led by Harvard and focuses on famous speeches in US history. I took this course and it taught me how to write better and clearly express my opinions. Settling into pandemic lockdown over a year ago, I looked up online classes to help pass the time. Rhetoric: The Ar...
Tags: US, Trends, Harvard, Ronald Reagan, Moscow, Jfk, Martin Luther King Jr, Mccarthy, Joseph McCarthy, Margaret Chase Smith, Julia Pugachevsky, Alyssa Powell, James Engell, Public Speaking a Harvard


Luca Guadagnino’s Bones & All Pic Adds Michael Stuhlbarg & More

Following the recent addition of Oscar winner Mark Rylance, Deadline brings word that Golden Globe nominee Michael Stuhlbarg has officially signed on to reunite with Call Me by Your Name co-star Timothée Chalamet and director Luca Guadagnino in the upcoming romantic horror feature Bones & All. The project marks the acclaimed Italian filmmaker’s first U.S. set movie, which had just started its production in the Ohio Tri-State area. In addition to Stuhlbarg, the project will also get to reunite G...
Tags: Movies, Drama, Horror, America, Ronald Reagan, Lee, Golden Globe, Russell, Chloe Sevigny, WB, David Gordon Green, Michael Stuhlbarg, Luca Guadagnino, Willy Wonka, Andre Holland, Movie News


Luca Guadagnino’s Bones & All Pic Adds Michael Stuhlbarg, André Holland & More

Following the recent addition of Oscar winner Mark Rylance, Deadline brings word that Golden Globe nominee Michael Stuhlbarg has officially signed on to reunite with Call Me by Your Name co-star Timothée Chalamet and director Luca Guadagnino in the upcoming romantic horror feature Bones & All. The project marks the acclaimed Italian filmmaker’s first U.S. set movie, which had just started its production in the Ohio Tri-State area. In addition to Stuhlbarg, the project will also get to reunite G...
Tags: Movies, Drama, Horror, America, Ronald Reagan, Lee, Golden Globe, Russell, Chloe Sevigny, WB, David Gordon Green, Michael Stuhlbarg, Luca Guadagnino, Willy Wonka, Andre Holland, Movie News


Paul Ryan: Voters won't be impressed by 'yes-men and flatterers flocking to Mar-a-Lago'

Former House Speaker Paul Ryan (R-Wis.) took several jabs at former President Trump during an address at the Ronald Reagan Presidential...
Tags: Ronald Reagan, Paul ryan, Trump, Paul Ryan R Wis, Former House


Things to do in the San Fernando Valley, LA area May 27-June 3

Los Angeles National Cemetery is not holding a Memorial Day ceremony in 2021 due to the Covid-19 pandemic affecting planning, but the cemetery is open over Memorial Day weekend. The Los Angeles National Cemetery is shown here on Tuesday, May 19, 2020. (Photo by Dean Musgrove, Los Angeles Daily News/SCNG) EVENTS   Pasadena Heritage Spring Home Tours: Recorded tours of two house each on two dates. Arroyo de Rey, a 1979 modern home by Conrad Buff & Don Hensman, and the Mosely House, a 199...
Tags: Books, Local News, Music + Concerts, Theater, Things to Do, Art, Memorial Day, Movies, Museum, Music, San Fernando Valley, Top Stories LADN


Coronavirus tracker: California reported 1,112 new cases and 32 new deaths, May 26

In California, 1,112 new cases of the coronavirus were reported Wednesday, May 26, according to end-of-day totals on public health websites, bringing the total number of cases so far to 3,753,765. There were 32 new deaths reported statewide Wednesday for a total of 62,689 people who have died from COVID-19. The state reported 23 fewer hospitalizations from the previous day, decreasing the total hospitalizations of those infected with the coronavirus to 1,424. According to the California Departme...
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Ronald Reagan Presidential Library & Museum reopens in Simi Valley

Visitors to the Ronald Reagan Presidential Library donate blood during an American Red Cross Blood Drive Wednesday morning. The library opened for the first time in 14 months Wednesday.(Photo by Andy Holzman, Contributing Photographer) Stephen Dalzell donates blood during an American Red Cross Blood Drive Wednesday morning at the Ronald Reagan Presidential Library and Museum. The library opened for the first time in 14 months Wednesday.(Photo by Andy Holzman, Contributing Photographer) Vi...
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Jonah Hill to Play a Hollywood Fixer in a Series Created By ‘The Departed’ Writer William Monahan

Jonah Hill is heading back to television. After doing a brief cameo in an episode of Curb Your Enthusiasm last year, Hill has taken a starring role in an untitled series from William Monahan, the Oscar-winning screenwriter of The Departed. Hill will play real-life Hollywood fixer Sidney Korshak, who had strong ties to the Chicago mob and deep connections in the entertainment industry – including Lew Wasserman, one of the most powerful studio executives in history. This limited series appears to...
Tags: Casting, Drama, Television, Jonah-Hill, William-Monahan


Former UCLA gynecologist arrested on 21 counts alleging sexual assaults of patients

LOS ANGELES — An obstetrician-gynecologist formerly employed by UCLA was taken into custody Monday, May 24, in a Los Angeles courtroom on a 21-count indictment accusing him of sexually assaulting patients. The indictment was handed down by a grand jury last Thursday, May 20, and announced on the day a preliminary hearing for Dr. James Mason Heaps had been scheduled to begin. Heaps, 64, of Woodland Hills, who had been free on bond, was taken into custody on bail of $1.19 million, according to att...
Tags: News, Sexual Assault, California, Los Angeles, Sport, Soccer, Ronald Reagan, Higher Education, Healthcare, University Of California, Usc, Ucla, Danny Masterson, Los Angeles Superior Court, Tyndall, Woodland Hills