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La Marathon Road Closures

The Los Angeles Marathon goes to the sea this year, passing UCLA along the way. A few years back, when I lived on Crenshaw Blvd., I got tired of being under house arrest because of the marathon so I move to the west side. Looks like the marathon has a thing for me. Yet again, the LA Marathon will force me to be productive on Saturday and stay in (or out) on Sunday, watching out for road closures and bus route changes.

“Stadium to the Sea” – the 26 mile marathon from Dodgers Stadium to the Santa Monica Pier will pass by 24 Los Angeles landmarks, hitting Westwood along Santa Monica Blvd, Sepulveda, Sawtelle and Ohio, cutting through the Veteran’s Administration before getting on San Vicente for the last stretch.

LADOT’s road closure map
Road closures are categorized into four zones. Unfortunately, Westwood is in the middle of Zones 3 and 4 so we really have to pay attention to maneuver around the festivities. FORTUNATELY, LADOT Special Traffic Operations released a map with details on when and where the closures will occur. Metro.net has short and sweet info on bus route detours. They say all Metro Rail lines will run as scheduled, but almost 50 Metro bus routes will be affected by the marathon so make sure you take a look at the Service Changes and Map on the Metro website. Or, follow their service alerts @metrolaalerts.

On the day of the marathon, www.commuterama.com will provide real time street closures so check that out as well. All in all, the LA Marathon, Metro and LADOT has done a great job of making information available. Thanks!

- Diana

LINKS:

Road Closure Map and Schedule
Metro Service Changes and Map
Metro Service Alerts on Twitter
Real-Time Street Closure Updates (Day Of Only)

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Margaret Moth Photojournalist died

reports CNN ,New Zealand-born internationally renowned photojournalist Margaret Moth has died.

Moth, who came to prominence after being almost killed when shot in the face covering the war in Sarajevo, was 59.

She had been travelling down the notorious “Sniper Alley” when she was shot.

Moth, born Margaret Wilson in Gisborne, was a camerawoman in New Zealand before moving to the US. She began working for CNN in 1990.

Moth had been diagnosed with cancer three years ago.

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Girija Prasad Koirala declared dead by the Avenues Television

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As per the TV report, Koirala died at around 12:11 PM, today March 20, 2010.The Nepali Congress Presdient Girija Prasad Koirala (87) has been unofficially declared dead by the Avenues Television.

However, the government is yet to formally announce the demise of this towering political personality who ruled this nation for over two decades beginning early 1990s.
Prachanda went to see Koirala at his Mandikhatar residence this morning. However, Prachanda says, ” I called him twice and cried Girija babu! Girija babu!”.
“But the ailing figure did not respond to my call”, is how Prachanda told the media men upon meeting Koirala.
A sea of Nepali Congress cadres and leaders from other parties have thronged at Madikhatar-the private residence of Sujata Koirala.
Sources have told telegraphnepal.com that Koirala was in a state of coma since early morning.
News based on Avenues Television report.

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March madness bracket update result

The latest NCAA 2010 Bracket Update has been released! 2010 NCAA Bracket Update this March Madness. My brother is keep on asking me what are the latest updates on the NCAA 2010 Bracket. I wonder why he’s so interested. Who are the teams who won and who were the losers. Many are interested to know the latest update of the NCAA 2010 Bracket today!

This March 19, 2010, many are looking and searching for the latest and most updated NCAA bracket. This is gonna be awesome. I think my favorite team will make it to the final four. I’m not that sure as well, but I bet they can do it!

If you’re looking for the latest NCAA 2010 Bracket Update, then proceed here to check the latest updates.

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NCAA Basketball Tournament 2010 Scores

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Here are the score updates for the 1st round of the NCAA Basketball Tournament 2010:
NCAA Basketball Tournament 2010 Scores ,2010 NCAA bracket results
MEN’S BASKETBALL CHAMPIONSHIP – WEST REGION – 1st ROUND AT OKLAHOMA CITY
Florida: 92
BYU:99

MEN’S BASKETBALL CHAMPIONSHIP – SOUTH REGION – 1st ROUND AT NEW ORLEANS
Old Dominion: 51
Notre Dame: 50

MEN’S BASKETBALL CHAMPIONSHIP – SOUTH REGION – 1st ROUND AT PROVIDENCE RI
Robert Morris: 70
Villanova: 73

MEN’S BASKETBALL CHAMPIONSHIP – WEST REGION – 1st ROUND AT SAN JOSE CA
Murray St: 66
Vanderbilt: 65

MEN’S BASKETBALL CHAMPIONSHIP – SOUTH REGION – 1st ROUND AT NEW ORLEANS
Sam Houston St: 59
Baylor: 68

MEN’S BASKETBALL CHAMPIONSHIP – WEST REGION – 1st ROUND AT OKLAHOMA CITY
North Texas: 62
Kansas St: 82

MEN’S BASKETBALL CHAMPIONSHIP – SOUTH REGION – 1st ROUND AT PROVIDENCE RI
Saint Mary’s: 80
Richmond: 71

MEN’S BASKETBALL CHAMPIONSHIP – WEST REGION – 1st ROUND AT SAN JOSE CA
UTEP: 59
Butler: 77

NCAA Basketball Tournament 2010 Scores

MEN’S BASKETBALL CHAMPIONSHIP – MIDWEST REGION – 1st ROUND AT OKLAHOMA CITY
Northern Iowa: 69
UNLV: 66

MEN’S BASKETBALL CHAMPIONSHIP – EAST REGION – 1st ROUND AT NEW ORLEANS
E Tenn St: 71
Kentucky: 100

MEN’S BASKETBALL CHAMPIONSHIP – MIDWEST REGION – 1st ROUND AT PROVIDENCE RI
Ohio: 97
Georgetown: 83

MEN’S BASKETBALL CHAMPIONSHIP – EAST REGION – 1st ROUND AT SAN JOSE CA
Washington: 80
Marquette: 78

MEN’S BASKETBALL CHAMPIONSHIP – MIDWEST REGION – 1st ROUND AT OKLAHOMA CITY
Kansas: 90
Lehigh: 74

MEN’S BASKETBALL CHAMPIONSHIP – MIDWEST REGION – 1st ROUND AT PROVIDENCE RI
San Diego St: 59
Tennessee: 62

MEN’S BASKETBALL CHAMPIONSHIP – EAST REGION – 1st ROUND AT NEW ORLEANS
Wake Forest: 81
Texas: 80

MEN’S BASKETBALL CHAMPIONSHIP – EAST REGION – 1st ROUND AT SAN JOSE CA
Montana: 57
New Mexico: 62

The 2010 NCAA Men’s Division I Basketball Tournament involves 65 schools playing in a single-elimination tournament to determine the national champion of men’s NCAA Division I college basketball. It began on March 16, 2010 and will conclude with the championship game on April 5 at Lucas Oil Stadium in Indianapolis, Indiana. The event will also be the first Final Four at Lucas Oil Stadium; the RCA Dome and Market Square Arena hosted past Final Fours when the event was held in Indianapolis.

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Michelle ‘Bombshell’ McGee’s Jesse James Affair Claim

Sandra Bullock has pulled out of the London premiere of The Blind Side as news broke Wednesday that her husband of five years cheated on her.

Ladies, say it with me: “NOOOOOOO!”

A cleaned-up Jesse James had been by Bullock’s side throughout her winning award season, culminating in her teary acceptance speech for Best Actress at the Oscars March 7, when women everywhere sighed over the couple’s obvious love for each other.

Now, In Touch is reporting that James cheated on Bullock for nearly a year while she filmed her Oscar-winning role in The Blind Side. The alleged mistress? A tattooed vixen named Michelle “Bombshell” McGee. Classy.

It wouldn’t be totally out of the realm of possibility for the former Monster Garage star, who dated porn stars before meeting Bullock.

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edie sedgwick Biography Pictures

Edith Minturn “Edie” Sedgwick was born April 20, 1943 and died November 16, 1971.She was an American actress, socialite, model, and heiress. She is best known for being one of Andy Warhol’s Muses. Sedgwick became known as “The Girl of the Year” in 1965 after starring in several of Andy Warhol’s short films, in the 1960s.Dubbed an “It Girl”, Vogue magazine also named her a “Youthquaker”.

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Alex Chilton Rock Musician Dies

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Alex Chilton Dies,Tops to the multiple incarnations of his pop band Big Star.The mercurial if influential rock musician, whose work spanned an eclectic gamut from the soul songs of the Box , has died, The Commercial Appeal of Memphis reported. He was 59.The cause of death reported a heart attack.

Mr. Chilton lived in New Orleans, had recently been complaining of health problems, and was taken on Wednesday by paramedics to an emergency room in New Orleans where he was pronounced dead. His death was confirmed to the Commercial Appeal by his longtime band mate in Big Star Jody Stephens.The group was scheduled to perform on Saturday at the South by Southwest Festival in Austin.

Mr. Chilton, who grew up in Memphis, was just 16 years old when the Box Tops, in which he sang and played guitar, had a No. 1 hit with “The Letter” in 1967. When that group broke up in 1970, Mr. Chilton formed Big Star with Mr. Stephens, a drummer, and the musicians Chris Bell and Andy Hummel. The band’s first album, “#1 Record,” in 1972, did not come close to fulfilling the commercial promise of its title, nor did the followup releases “Radio City” and “Third/Sister Lovers.” But their music – gentle and introspective songs like “The Ballad of El Goodo” and “September Gurls,” and exuberant anthems like “In the Street” – had a profound impact on generations of pop and indie acts that followed.

Perhaps the surest measure of the tug that Mr. Chilton exerted on subsequent artists can be found in the lyrics of the Replacements – another malleable rock act that moved more hearts than retail units – who sang in their song “Alex Chilton”: “Children by the million / Sing for Alex Chilton / When he comes ’round / They sing, ‘I’m in love / What’s that song? / I’m in love with that song.’”

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Earthquake Los Angeles Magnitude 4.4

Los Angeles An American State was shaken by an earthquake earlier day.There is no reportany major damage. It has been reported by numerous sources that an earthquake rattled Los Angeles with magnitude 4.4 on the Richter scale. The epicenter of this earthquake was in “Pico Rivera,” Los Angeles Civic Center is situated about 11 miles from the epicenter of this earthquake.

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Supervisor of Los Angeles County Fire Department Andre Gougis Reported the media today. He said that the officials of Fire Department have been surveying the affected area. Gougis added that still we have not got any immediate report about any severe damage in the area.
Jessica Sigala Another American official person,who is a geophysicist of USGS, also spoke to media officials.

Jessica Sigala told that infrastructure and buildings of the area are able to bear such type of earthquakes. Sigala stated that a 4.4 earthquake does not cause huge damages; however such quake produces a consecutive shaking. Sigala added that such kind of quake may break the building windows.

There is no doubt, it was a little quake, which is not considered a massive earthquake, but everyone was feared when quake hit the area. May be, some people felt few aftershocks in the area but they were likely be slighter than the opening earthquake, said Jessica Sigala.

It has been reported that people became frightened when they felt the initial quake, as they had already seen huge earthquake in Haiti. According to latest updates, the quake hit Los Angeles at about 4 am; it is the time when almost everyone sleeps. A resident of the affected area mentioned, “the quake was really scary, I sprinted out of my home, it was much cold, I had to stay in my car for more than 10 minutes.”

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Raj Patel is the next god Stephen Colbert said

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In last night episode of Comedy Central’s Colbert Report Stephen Colbert said that Raj Patel is the next god.I was laughing watching the show tonight as Colbert asked Raj Patel via phone patch if he is indeed a god.

Stephen Colbert even twitted: “If raj patel is the next god, this tweet may be the next commandment. thou shalt not buy store brand vanilla wafers!”

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