July 1 of this year marks the 10th anniversary of actor Marlon Brando?s death. While most people know Brando as a leading man, not everyone knows of his wide and varied exploits beyond the screen. Here are four things you might not have known about Marlon Brando, as provided by Austin Wilkin, archivist for the Marlon Brando estate. 1. He was … Continue »
Adult bike riding classes in Los Angeles show it's never too late to learn
Did you know one in nine adults don't know how to ride a bike? If you're one of those nine and living in Los Angeles, here's your chance: Cyclists Inciting Change Through Live Exchange, or CICLE, offers a monthly two-hour ?Learn To Ride For Adults? class that will teach you how to get up on two wheels. On a sunny Sunday morning in Eagle Rock, … Continue »
Do I Really Have To Buy Kleenex So My Kid Can Get A Better Grade?
Off-Ramp commentator L.J. Williamson's son, a student in the Los Angeles Unified School District, came home with an unusual homework assignment from his history class: Bring in five boxes of facial tissues. This assignment would be worth 100 points in extra credit. "The soft kind, not the cheap kind," his teacher said. A hundred points is … Continue »