Water for residents: Why L.A. needs to replace its outdated water system

In July UCLA was flooded when more than 20 million gallons of water gushed from a 90-year-old city water line and last month the Sunset Strip was temporarily closed when 9,600 gallons of water per minute came spewing out of yet another broken pipe. With pipes losing so much water amid one of the worst droughts in California, it’s time to finally update L.A.’s ancient water system.

Beer-centric band brews up bar with parade goers

Sporting lederhosen, beer goggles, and waist-length dreadlocks, the 6-foot-6 Josh Mannen, musician, front man, and professional… drinker…makes for a charismatic character and promoter for his band Drunk in the Garage. A beer-centric band with songs like “Bud Light,” “Professional [“drinker”],” and “More Beer,” the band is a regular feature and performer in the Occasional Pasadena Doo Dah parade. This year marks the band’s fourth year as a participant in the parade and they’ll follow up with a gig at the local Colorado Bar for an …

Concert percussion brings the rhythm

Patrons stepping into the Westerbeck Recital Hall on the night of November 14 were greeted by a wide variety of instruments completely covering the stage. Tad Carpenter and the Concert Percussion Ensemble would soon come out on the stage and use every one of those instruments to create a wide variety of sounds that filled the hall with rhythmic beauty A quick glance at the various drums around the room is all one really needs to understand the purpose of each different instrument. The small …