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  • Remembering Diamond Tooth

    SANTA FE -- Diamond Tooth Miller wasn’t as bad a guy as I thought. To begin this month, we talked about the Occupiers’ raucous demonstration at a Santa Fe dinner meeting for conservative lawmakers. That led to some reminiscences about other legislative rowdiness over the years.
    The column ended with a faulty remembrance of Diamond Tooth Miller shooting the chief justice of the state Supreme Court in the lobby of La Fonda hotel in Santa Fe. I ended with admitting I couldn’t find reference to the event on the Web or in any of my trusty reference books.

  • Off the Hill 3-8-11

    Comedy

     

    Jeff Dunham takes his characters on his “Controlled Chaos” show, coming to the Santa Ana Star Center March 14, 2012. Tickets, $47.25, are on sale now and may be purchased at ComcastTIX.com or by calling 888-694-4849.

  • Sony Pictures pulling out of Albuquerque

    ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — Sony Pictures Imageworks is closing its downtown Albuquerque studio this July when the company’s lease expires.

    Sony spokesman Don Levy declined to discuss reasons for the closure, but said the nearly 60 workers at the studio in Albuquerque will be offered jobs at other Sony facilities in Canada and the Los Angeles-area.

  • You Tube phenomenon has girls asking: Am I pretty?

    NEW YORK (AP) — The young girl shows off her big, comfy koala hat and forms playful hearts with her fingers as she drops the question on YouTube: “Am I pretty or ugly?”

    “A lot of people call me ugly, and I think I am ugly. I think I’m ugly, and fat,” she confesses in a tiny voice as she invites the world to decide.

  • Restaurant Inspections 3-8-12

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

     

    Los Alamos

     

  • LA Happenings 3-8-12

    Dance

     

    Scottish country dancing from 7:30-10 p.m. every Monday at Fuller Lodge. Beginners welcome, no partner or kilt needed. call 662-9785 or 661-8317 for more information.

  • Opera Southwest presents Puccini

    Opera Southwest closes its 39th season with a double-bill by Giacomo Puccini, the second and third operas from  his musical triptych “Il Trittico,” “Suor Angelica” and “Gianni Schicchi,” opening at  7:30 p.m. March  24 at the National Hispanic Cultural Center in Albuquerque. The trio was first performed at the Metropolitan Opera Dec. 14, 1918. 

  • Spotlight on Jazz
  • Sustainable Los Alamos Series wraps up Wednesday

    Join Pajarito Environmental Education Center and the Los Alamos Co-op for the final night in the Sustainable Los Alamos Series for, “Your Sustainable Home,” at 7 p.m. Wednesday at PEEC.

    The first two sessions offered energy, water and resource-saving tips from Tom Nagaweicki and Christine Chavez of the Los Alamos County Department of Utilities.  On March 14, it’s the community’s turn to share what is done at home to conserve. Attending the first two sessions is not required. 

  • Be There 3/8/11

    Today

    The Blue Star Mothers of America Northern New Mexico Chapter 4, will host guest speaker, Andria Nash, executive director of the YWCA Henderson House in Albuquerque, at 6 p.m. at the McCurdy School Student Services Building, 261 S. McCurdy Road in Española. The Henderson House is a transitional living center for women veterans and their dependent children. The center is in need of donations. For more information, call Loretta Garcia at 505-692-4144.