Today's Features

  • The League of Women voters invites the community to their Dec. 8 Lunch with a Leader at 11:45 a.m. at Central Avenue Grill.
    All lunches are $15 and include choice of entree, drink, tax and gratuity. The guest speaker is Christine Chavez, Los Alamos County’s Water and Energy Conservation coordinator.
    Chavez started working in Los Alamos in January 2011. After she earned her bachelor’s degree in environmental science and her master’s degree in biology from New Mexico State University, she worked with the City of Las Cruces as their Water Conservation coordinator and as a senior water resource specialist with the Office of the State

  • The annual Breakfast with Santa, sponsored by the Kiwanis Club of Los Alamos, will be from 7-11 a.m. Saturday at the Betty Ehart Senior Center. The breakfast is free. In return, attendees are asked to donate either non-perishable food items or money. Food collected will be used by LA Cares to feed local families in need. Money donated will be used for the Kiwanis/CYFD Foster Children Christmas party. Any money left over from the Foster Children’s party will be used to make up food baskets, which will also be distributed to those in need. Come out and see Santa and enjoy a breakfast and a morning of cheer.
    Above, John Arrowsmith is busy cooking pancakes at last year’s Breakfast with Santa event.

  • Today
    The NaNoWriMo TGIO party will be from 5:30-6:30 p.m. in the upstairs rotunda of Mesa Public Library.

    The December meeting of the Los  Alamos Master Gardeners will be a holiday potluck at 6 p.m. at the home of Denise George, 411 Cheryl, White Rock.

    Bring a song to sing for tryouts at 7 p.m. today and 1 p.m. Dec. 3 at the Unitarian Church, 1328 Sage. A new musical, the world premier of “Petra and the Jay,” will be produced April 13 and 14, 2012. Cast includes 13 speaking and/or singing parts and a chorus. For more information, call or email Cary Neeper, 670-5483, caryneep@earthlink.net  or Joyce Nickols, 662-2810, jwnickols@gmail.com.

  • Art openings

    An opening reception for “Continuum” by Michael Levin will be from 5-7 p.m. Dec. 6 at photo-eye Gallery, 376-A Garcia St., Santa Fe. The exhibit will be on display through Feb. 4.

    Arts and crafts fairs

    The 23rd annual Winter Spanish Market will be Friday-Sunday at the Santa Fe Community Convention Center, 201 W. Marcy St., Santa Fe.

    The 11th Annual Contemporary Hispanic Winter Market will be from 1-8 p.m. Dec. 9; and from 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Dec. 10 at the Santa Fe Community Convention Center. Among the works exhibited will be various types of modern media including: painting, sculptures, photography, printmaking, furniture, ceramics, jewelry and more. Admission is free.

  • 1. “White Tiger,” Aravind Adiga
    2. “Diary of a Wimpy Kid: Cabin Fever,” Jeff Kinney
    3. “Inheritance,” Christopher Paolini
    4. “Coffin Man,” James D. Doss*
    5. “The Hunger Games,” Suzanne Collins
    6. “Six Easy Pieces,” Richard Feynman
    7. “The Making of the Atomic Bomb,” Richard Rhodes
    8. “Los Alamos and the Pajarito Plateau,” Sharon Snyder*
    9. “Heaven is for Real,” Todd Burpo
    10. “Los Alamos Trails,” Craig Martin*

    * Denotes a local or regional author

  • 1. We Found Love, Rihanna

    2. Sexy and I Know It, LMFAO

    3. Someone Like You, Adele
    4. Without You, David Guetta

    5. It Will Rain, Bruno Mars

    6. Moves Like Jagger, Maroon 5

    7. Good Feeling, Flo Rida
    8. Stereo Hearts, Gym Class Heroes
    9. Take Care, Drake featuring Rihanna
    10. The One That Got Away, Katy Perry



    Views expressed on programs shown on PAC8 do not necessarily reflect the views of the manager, staff, or board.

    Friday, December 2, 2011
    06:00 AM Democracy Now! – LIVE!
    10:00 AM The Thom Hartman Show
    11:00 AM  County Council Replay (11-08-11)
    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 – “At Home on the Slopes of the Mountains”
    07:30 PM Spirituality Today
    08:00 PM Clear Heart, Clear Mind
    09:00 PM UCTV

    Saturday, December 3, 2011
    6:00 AM UCTV

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

    Los Alamos

    Café Sushi, 3801 Arkansas Ave.
    Date inspected: Nov. 29
    Violations: None
    Status of establishment: Approved, no follow-up required.

    El Parasol, 1903 Central Ave.
    Date inspected: Nov. 29
    Violations: One moderate-risk violation for contaminated equipment — cutting boards needs to be replaced. Grooves are too deep. Must be able to clean properly and contact surface needs to be smooth.
    Status of establishment: Approved, no follow-up required.

    Los Alamos High School, 1300 Diamond Dr.
    Date inspected: Nov. 17, pre-opening

  • NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Fisk University’s decade-long quest to generate cash from a 101-piece art collection donated by the late painter Georgia O’Keeffe is one step closer to fruition.
    But it is unclear how quickly the historically black university in Nashville will be able to complete a $30 million deal to sell a 50 percent stake in the collection to the Crystal Bridges Museum in Bentonville, Ark.
    Under the agreement, the artworks including O’Keefe’s own 1927 oil painting “Radiator Building — Night, New York” — would move between Fisk and the Arkansas museum every two years.

  • Sharon Snyder, author of “At Home on the Slopes of Mountains: The Story of Peggy Pond Church” and “Los Alamos and the Pajarito Plateau,” will sign her books from noon-2 p.m. Saturday at Otowi Station Bookstore.
    Church, author of the Southwest classic, “The House at Otowi Bridge,” has been called the first lady of New Mexican poetry.
    Using Church’s poems, journals, correspondence and interviews with friends and family, Snyder paints an emotional life portrait.
    The biography traces an historic life through canyons and ruins, trails and tall pines, a great flood and the loss of her home to the Manhattan Project of World War II.