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Today's News

  • Restaurant Inspections 12-06-12

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

    Los Alamos

    Café Sushi, 3801 Arkansas Ave.
    Date inspected: Nov. 27
    Violations: One high-risk violation for contaminated equipment — sanitizer > 200 ppm. Corrected.
    Status of establishment: Approved, no follow-up required.

    Daniel’s Café, 800 Trinity Dr.
    Date inspected: Nov. 27
    Violations: One high-risk violation for contaminated equipment — Coke nozzles need cleaning. One low-risk violation for poor personal hygiene — hair restraints, all food handlers must wear a cap or hair net.
    Notes: Have prep refrigerator serviced.
    Status of establishment: Approved, no follow-up required.

    El Parasol, 1903 Central Ave.
    Date inspected: Nov. 27
    Violations: None
    Notes: Excellent facility.
    Status of establishment: Approved, no follow-up required.

    Española

    Advantage Sweets/Baskin Robbins, 1111 N. Riverside Dr.
    Date inspected: Nov. 28
    Violations: None
    Notes: Hair restraints must be used in food prep/service areas. No exceptions. Noted staff using hair restraints, good. Gloves, good. Facility doing good.

  • Española artist breaks from tradition

    Most artists will say that sharing their talent with others is what drives them to create art. Española resident and artist Monica Duran is no different. She feeds her creative need by making contemporary art pieces, using mixed media — and for the second time, she will share her artwork with the public in a show.
     This time, it will be on exhibit at the Bond House Museum in Española. The show opens with a reception from 6-9 p.m. Friday and will be on display through Jan. 3.
    Despite the fact that she enjoys making art, she’s not able to devote as much time as she’d like to create her pieces because she’s battling terminal cancer. The proceeds from selling her art will go toward her cancer foundation. She is in need of surgery that could save her life.
    “I decided to show it (my art) because I felt in my spirit that it was time. I wanted other women to read my story and not give in to the illness,” Duran said. “I know first-hand that this can either make you or break you and I choose to fight to make it. Art is my passion and I love to create wonderful and beautiful things.”

  • A weekend of WinterFest

    Los Alamos is offering a hearty dose of holiday spirit with WinterFest 2012 this weekend.
    WinterFest commences on Friday, with the 19th annual Los Alamos Crèche Show, which is held annually on the first weekend of December.
    Crèches,” or nativity scenes featuring the Christ child, are displayed by Los Alamos residents, for all to see. Because Los Alamos’ residents come from all over the world, there is always a myriad of crèches on display. The show will be from 2-8 p.m. Friday and again from 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Saturday at the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints-Los Alamos Ward, located at 1967 18th St., off Spruce St. and 15th. Those wishing to display their crèches should bring them to the church early Friday morning and may pick them up after the Saturday show. Free entry includes refreshments, live music and an area for children to play.
    Then at 7 p.m. Friday, Dance Arts Los Alamos will help kick off WinterFest with a performance of “Hansel and Gretel” — a full-length ballet that continues on Saturday and Sunday. Visit danceartlosalamos.org for times and other details or call 672-9462. The performance takes place at Duane Smith Auditorium.

  • LANL hosts U.S., South Korean deterrence exercise

    A joint exercise gets underway Thursday at Los Alamos National Laboratory which will look at various response scenarios to ongoing nuclear threats from North Korea.

    U.S. and South Korean defense and diplomatic experts will conduct a tabletop exercise examining nuclear deterrence on the Korean Peninsula, a Pentagon official told reporters Wednesday.

    LANL is playing host to 40 U.S. and South Korean officials for the extended exercise, which will look at deterrence methods in response to a nuclear threat scenario, Pentagon Press Secretary George Little said.

    Lab officials were unavailable for comment on how long the joint exercises will be taking place or who the representatives are from each participating country.

    This is the second exercise of its type. The first was at U.S. Strategic Command in 2011. It is conducted under the auspices of a bilateral committee formed in late 2010 to discuss alliance response in the event of a nuclear crisis on the Korean Peninsula, Little said.

    Exercise participants will look at concepts, crisis decision-making and the requirements of employing extended deterrence assets in response to a nuclear threat scenario, he said.

  • Hunters Find Bodies Thought to Be 2 Iowa Cousins

    Hunters discovered two bodies believed to be the young cousins who vanished last July while riding their bikes in Evansdale Iowa, authorities said Wednesday.

  • Today in History for December 6th
  • 10 things to know for Thursday

    Your daily look at late-breaking news, upcoming events and stories that will be talked about Thursday:

    1. 'FISCAL CLIFF' FIXES THAT AMERICANS FAVOR

    People want to raise taxes on the rich — but show little appetite for cuts to Social Security and Medicare, an AP poll shows.

    2. IN EGYPT, BOTH SIDES DIG IN FOR A LONG STRUGGLE

    Opposition vows more protests unless the constitution drafted by Morsi's Islamist allies is rescinded.

    3. WHO MIGHT BE WILLING TO TAKE ASSAD IF HE FLEES

    The White House says several nations in the Middle East and elsewhere have offered asylum.

    4. WASHINGTON STATE TOKERS GET SET FOR A 'PUFF-IN'

    Just as marijuana is legalized, smokers plan to break the law by smoking pot in public.

  • Trainer: 'Dogs Can Drive Cars,' Too

    Three dogs in New Zealand have been taught to drive a car. After weeks of indoor training in how to change gear, brake and steer, the canines have finally been allowed behind the wheel of a real car - with a little help from their handlers.

  • Thank You 12-05-12

    The Kiwanis Club of Los Alamos wishes to thank all those who helped to make last Saturday’s Breakfast with Santa successful. Our thanks go to Del Norte Credit Union for their continued support of our event.
    We are also appreciative of the many attendees who came to see Santa and to donate food to LA Cares and money for the Foster Children program at Christmas. Thank you for reminding us that the Christmas spirit is alive and well in Los Alamos.

    Ann Hayes
    Breakfast Chairperson

  • 'A Separation' screens Thursday

    The Iranian film “A Separation” (2011) is one of the best films I’ve seen in awhile.
    It purports to be about putting a child through divorce and the difficulties of caring for a parent with Alzheimer’s disease.
    I suppose it is. But it begins and ends in an Iranian courthouse and for me, the focus really became how people tell their sides and the fact that there is no truth, or at least no single truth.
    Simin (Leila Hatami) and Nader (Payman Maadi) certainly have what, in America, we call “irreconcilable differences.”
    Viewers find out in the first minutes of the movie that Simin wants to move with their daughter Termeh (Sarina Farhadi) to the United States.
    Simin has a visa that will soon expire and doesn’t want to miss what she considers a massive opportunity to improve their daughter’s life. Nader refuses to go, because he needs to take care of his dementia-suffering father, who lives with the family.
    This is not the only legal battle fought, or the only separation discussed, in the Oscar-award-winning film (it won for Best Foreign Language Film).
    The other is, in some ways, even more compelling — certainly rich with suspense and, because it involves even more people, it involves even more versions of nuanced truth.