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Today's Features

  • Dia de los Muertos conjures up a variety of images. Those which feature skeletons, painted skull faces and sugar skulls are the norm.
    The Mexican holiday is usually celebrated Nov. 1 and Nov. 2, in connection with All Saints’ Day and All Souls Day.
    This year, a group of Española artists will exhibit their interpretations of Dia de los Muertos with an art exhibit from 6-9 p.m. Nov. 4 at the Nick Salazar Center for the Arts at Northern New Mexico College.

  • THIS WEEK ON PAC-8
    Views expressed on programs shown on PAC8 do not necessarily reflect the views of the manager, staff, or board.

    Friday, November 4, 2011
    06:00 AM Democracy Now! – LIVE!
    10:00 AM The Thom Hartman Show
    11:00 AM County Council Meeting Replay (10-25-11)
    02:30 PM Los Alamos Council on Cancer –         Breast Cancer Update
    04:00 PM Al Jazeera DC Bureau
    05:00 PM Democracy Now!
    06:00 PM Los Alamos Historical Society –         “Homesteads on the Pajarito Plateau”
    07:30 PM Spirituality Today
    08:00 PM Clear Heart, Pure Mind
    09:00 PM UCTV

  • We’ve all heard the story of Cinderella, who became an unlikely bride after being granted a wish by her fairy godmother and met a handsome, young prince. Her ugly stepsisters however weren’t so lucky.
    Then there’s Little Red Riding Hood, who encountered a big, bad wolf while on her way to grandmother’s house. In the end, a hunter saved Red Riding Hood and the wolf got a belly full of rocks for his trouble.
    The fairy tales we grew up with all had a sweet ending and everyone lived happily ever after. Until now, that is. The Los Alamos Light Opera performed “Into the Woods” at the Duane Smith Auditorium. The performance had twists and turns to each tale. But then again, what else would one expect of the Brothers Grimm version?

  • 1. “The Glass Castle,” Jeannette Walls
    2. “Half-Broke Horses,” Jeannette Walls
    3. “North and South,” Elizabeth Gaskell
    4. “Mudbound,” HIllary Jordan
    5. “Española: Images of America,” Camilla Trujillo
    6. “Steve Jobs,” Walter Isaacson
    7. “Feynman,” Jim Ottaviani
    8. “The Heart Is a Lonely Hunter,” Carson McCullers
    9. “The Solar System,” Marcus Chown
    10. “Born to Run,” Christopher McDougall

  • The following restaurant inspection reports were provided by the New Mexico Environment Department.

    Los Alamos

    Hilltop House Convenience Store, 400 Trinity Dr.
    Date inspected: Oct. 18
    Violations: Two high-risk violations, one for contaminated equipment and one for poor personal hygiene — hand wash sink is being used to do dishes due to the three-compartment sink leaking.
    Status of establishment: Approved, follow-up required on Oct. 31.

    Hilltop House Convenience Store, 400 Trinity Dr.
    Date inspected: Oct. 26, follow-up
    Actions: Three-compartment sink leakage corrected.
    Status of establishment: Approved, no follow-up required.

  • Today
     The Sierra Club open meeting will feature Movie Night at 6:20 p.m. in the Mesa Public Library Upstairs Meeting Rooms. The movie will be, “Gasland.” The Bush Administration’s Haliburton Act exempted hydraulic fracturing for gas production from the Safe Drinking Water Act.

    Thursday
    Los Alamos Chapter #63 will hold their annual sales of Collin Street Bakery fruitcakes, apricot pecan cakes and pineapple pecan cakes at Los Alamos National Bank on Nov. 3, 18, Dec. 2, 9 and 16. For information, call Betty Robertson at 662-5185.

    The Mesa Public Library Free Film Series presents “Pieces of April” at 6:30 p.m.

    Friday

  • There aren’t a large number of  craft fairs that can boast a 23-year track record, but the ladies of Beta Sigma Phi can.
    At 9 a.m. Saturday, vendors will showcase their work at Crossroads Bible Church, 97 East Road.
    Items available at the craft fair will include jewelry, clothes for pets, quilts, jerky, handmade wooden items and more. For some, the highlight of the event is the homemade goodies that shoppers can buy at the bake sale table. Confections of oatmeal, cranberry or chocolate chips will be available.
    Coffee, tea or apple cider can be purchased and holiday music will entertain shoppers.
    Beta Sigma Phi is a sorority based on friendship and culture that has deep roots in the heart of the Los Alamos community.

  • If we were playing Jeopardy and the category was cultural history, the answer would be “the ancestral pueblo, the homesteaders, the Boys Ranch School, the Manhattan Project and now home to one of the largest multidisciplinary, multi-program research institutions in the world.” The question, of course, would be “What is Los Alamos?”  
    The ninth class of Leadership Los Alamos (aka “The Best Class”) focused on “Being Culturally Inclusive in Leadership” in their second training session Oct. 14 at Fuller Lodge.
    Barbara Judy, chief of resources at Bandelier National Monument and an alumnus of Leadership Los Alamos class, took the group on an accelerated journey through time.

  • Today
    National Novel Writing Month kicks off from 5:30-7 p.m. in the upstairs rotunda of Mesa Public Library. Write 50,000 in 30 days. For more information, call 662-8253.

    Wednesday
     The Sierra Club open meeting will feature Movie Night at 6:20 p.m. in the Mesa Public Library Upstairs Meeting Rooms. The movie will be, “Gasland.” The Bush Administration’s Haliburton Act exempted hydraulic fracturing for gas production from the Safe Drinking Water Act.

    Thursday

  • Ahhh, November and the Asset month of empowerment ...
    This category incorporates Assets 7-10 and includes the areas of being valued by the community, youth as resources, service to others and safety.  
    One way assets will work in this area, is a through a new endeavor called the Hubba Bubba awards.
    Students from Los Alamos High School will have the opportunity to recognize staff members for the way they make a difference at LAHS.
    Assets in Action had forms for students to fill out during lunch on Monday. They can also request them via email at www.AssetsInAction.info.
    Why Hubba Bubba? Hubba Bubba, while known as a popular gum, in our case, stands for Help Us Build Better Assets.