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Off-Ramp for June 2, 2007

Published June 2, 2007 at 10:12 AM PDT
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Oops. Somebody uprooted this illegally placed "No Parking" sign on PCH. Note the SKU label on the bottom, commonly found on stuff sold at Home Depot.
John Rabe
Oops. Somebody uprooted this illegally placed "No Parking" sign on PCH. Note the SKU label on the bottom, commonly found on stuff sold at Home Depot.

Summer Fun in Malibu This week, watchdog Jenny Price gives us tips on how to enjoy Malibu despite the efforts of some residents.

Beach watchdog Jenny Price points out an illegal "No Parking" signs on PCH. The city of Malibu put them up at homeowners' requests, but they're illegal.
Not only are there misleading signs on PCH, but homeowners erect them on the road as well.
Jenny Price tells us how activists got access to to public beach near David Geffen's house.
Novelist Susan Straight was born and raised in Riverside. She sets most of her stories there, but for her sixth book, A Million Nightingales, Straight looked east to Louisiana. Straight explains the turn and reads from her novel.
John fills his Mercedes up with veggie oil at Providence, a restaurant in Hollywood. While there, chef-owner Michael Cimarusti tells John about sustainable seafood.
At a new city jobs program a few days ago, LA City officials disclosed their first summer jobs. Off-Ramp intern Andrea Domanick went to ask ordinary citizens: what was their first?
Hammer Museum is showing a major exhibit of contemporary art called Eden's Edge. Lari Pittman is one of the featured artists.
Queena brings you the sound of the Ten Theremin Orchestra, which played at Disney Hall recently.
Nov 25-27, the LA Science Fantasy Society runs Loscon 38, the annual sci-fi convention. The topic this year is something that's been on Commentator Dale Hoppert's mind for some time. Where's my flying car and my robot pal. In other words, what happened to the future we were promised?
Peter Schickele is one of our most important living classical composers. He's in town this weekend for the premiere of Three Cellos, which he wrote for local chamber group Pacific Serenades.
It's the Bible for Southern California gardeners. It's the Sunset Western Garden Book, and it's been completely revised and updated. Editor Kathleen Norris Brenzel talks about the changes.
KPCC Senior Editor Nick Roman reports on a new study about women's health in L.A. County. The upshot: it's not a pretty picture.
Off-Ramp listener Christopher Murray, an actor who lives in Glendale, shares a painful Malibu Beach story.
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