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Today's Features

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

    Santa Fe

    Above Sea Level, 1274 Calle de Commercio
    Date inspected: July 10
    Violations: One moderate-risk violation for contaminated equipment — food scales were not properly cleaned and sanitized. One low-risk violation or floors/walls/ceilings — ceiling needs to be repaired.
    Status of establishment: Approved, no follow-up required.

    Atomic Grill, 103 E. Water St.
    Date inspected: July 12, complaint

  • When a restaurant does something right, patrons take notice. The same can be said when a restaurant does something wrong.
    One has to ask what happens when an eatery that usually does something right takes a wrong turn and churns out not just a bad dish, but a horrible dish. Perhaps it was a bad day. Perhaps it was a different cook. No matter the reason, it’s difficult to not be disappointed when you feel as though you just threw money away on an awful meal. Such was the case on a recent afternoon.

  • For those who believe that Hollywood is out of ideas, that belief was no doubt steel-belt reinforced by the July 4 release of “The Amazing Spider-Man.”
    I certainly questioned the wisdom of doing a reboot of a franchise that was only five years removed from a successful incarnation with Sam Raimi’s trilogy.
    In fact, it’s rumored that Raimi, who directed all three films, inadvertently caused the reboot by refusing to do a fourth Spider-Man film — it’s also believed that the star of those films, Tobey Maguire, wasn’t interested, either.

  • In his program notes, Philip Gossett refers to Rossini’s “Maometto II” as “one of the greatest serious operas written during the 19th century.” After having seen the Santa Fe Opera’s performance Saturday, one is inclined to believe him.
    From start to finish, this opera is a masterpiece, designed to show off a group of glorious voices, well-written choruses and, of course, the characteristic Rossini overture.
    From the conductor to the orchestra, to the singers, to the staging and costumes, this production gets everything right and shows the incredible attention to detail an audience expects from the SFO.

  • The Dixon Community Players present “You’re A Good Man, Charlie Brown) (revised), a musical based on the “Peanuts” comic strip. The production is a fast-moving romp through a day in the life of Charlie Brown and his friends Lucy, Linus, Schroeder, Sally and of course, Snoopy — with some surprise visits from Woodstock.
    The Dixon Community Players have been producing community musicals since 2007. Proceeds from the performances go to support local groups. They have now put on five major musical productions and raised more $10,000 for various organizations, including the Dixon Animal Protection Society, The Embudo Valley Library and the Dixon Elementary School.

  • LOS ANGELES (AP) — "Mad Men," a piercingly bleak portrait of a 1960s American anti-hero, earned a leading 17 Emmy nominations Thursday and the chance to set a new record as the most-honored drama in television history.

    "Mad Men," which has won four best drama series trophies and is tied with "Hill Street Blues," ''L.A. Law" and "The West Wing," received a fifth bid in the category.

  • Brandon Williams was the recipient of the 2012 New Mexico Sheriff’s Association Scholarship Award. He plans to attend Western New Mexico University and study zoology. He also served as a member of the NJROTC at Los Alamos High School and was active in football and lacrosse. Pictured from left to right are: Deputy Sheriff John Horne, Sheriff Marco Lucero, Brandon Williams and Undersheriff Eric Ringquist.

  • Despite the damper of dry weather and fireworks show cancellation, the 2012 Fourth of July Celebration at Overlook Park was a great success. After a few months of dangerous drought, the big rain was welcome.
    Though we canceled the festivities earlier than planned, the fun picnic setting, yummy food, wonderful music and very cool skydiving display by the Habanero Skydiving club made for a great afternoon and evening.
    We missed the fireworks, but we still celebrate living in the United States of America — the very best country in the world to be from.

  • As part of the downtown Friday night activities in Los Alamos, Terry Foxx and her granddaughter Rose Carlisi will sing and tell stories at the Romero Cabin from 6-7:30 p.m. Friday.
    The program is called, “A Quilt of Stories.” Stories, legends, myths and songs come from all cultures. As pieces of fabric can make a quilt, fragments of history, when stitched together, can make a mosaic that helps people understand past and present.
    Sitting in front of the Romero Cabin, Foxx and Carlisi will explore some of the history of the old West, interwoven with history of the Pajarito Plateau and area.

  • Today
    This month’s Juvenile Justice Advisory Board meeting is scheduled for 6:15 p.m. in Building #1, Camino Entrada, Pajarito Cliffs Site. For more information, call 661-4097.
    Thursday
    The White Rock Family Friendly Film Series presents, “Herbie Fully Loaded,” at 7 p.m. at the White Rock Town Hall.

    The Democratic Party of Los Alamos will have their monthly meeting 7 p.m. at Mesa Public Library. They will discuss upcoming events, a visit from Congressman Martin Heinrich, democratic candidate for U.S. senator.
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