Casey’s Irish Pub Will Be Viewing All 2012 Presidential Debates! (Schedule Below)

October 4th, 2012 — 1:05pm

That’s right folks, Casey’s will be showing all Presidential debates on all our our giant flat screen TV’s. Come watch with a pint of Guinness and a Pickle Back.  See below for the upcoming schedule. Go America!

October 11th

Topic: Foreign and domestic policy
Air Time: 9:00-10:30 p.m. Eastern Time
Location: Centre College in Danville, Kentucky (Tickets)
Sponsor: Commission on Presidential Debates
Participants: Vice President Joe Biden and Congressman Paul Ryan
Moderator: Martha Raddatz (ABC News Chief Foreign Correspondent)
The debate will cover both foreign and domestic topics and be divided into nine time segments of approximately 10 minutes each. The moderator will ask an opening question, after which each candidate will have two minutes to respond. The moderator will use the balance of the time in the segment for a discussion of the question.

October 16th

Topic: Town meeting format including foreign and domestic policy
Air Time: 9:00-10:30 p.m. Eastern Time
Location: Hofstra University in Hempstead, New York (Tickets)
Sponsor: Commission on Presidential Debates
Participants: President Barack Obama and Governor Mitt Romney
Moderator: Candy Crowley (CNN Chief Political Correspondent)

The second presidential debate will take the form of a town meeting, in which citizens will ask questions of the candidates on foreign and domestic issues. Candidates each will have two minutes to respond, and an additional minute for the moderator to facilitate a discussion. The town meeting participants will be undecided voters selected by the Gallup Organization.

October 22nd

Topic: Foreign policy
Air Time: 9:00-10:30 p.m. Eastern Time
Location: Lynn University in Boca Raton, Florida (Tickets)
Sponsor: Commission on Presidential Debates
Participants: President Barack Obama and Governor Mitt Romney
Moderator: Bob Schieffer (Host of Face the Nation on CBS)

The format for the debate will be identical to the first presidential debate and will focus on foreign policy.

This Weekend with 213

October 4th, 2012 — 11:59am

Friday, October 5th

Casey’s Irish Pub – The Mo-Odds
Those rock n roll, whiskey drinkin’, rowdy dudes in that garage band the Mo-Odds are back at Casey’s to blow the doors off every Friday in October. Influenced by old soul and punk they combine the two and are one of the best bands in LA who play it right. They are must see if you haven’t seen them yet.

Caña Rum Bar – Native Wayne
Tonight Grammy-winning reggae luminary Wayne Hobson, also known as Native Wayne to his Indie 103 fans, will be behind the wheels of steel bringing us the good vibes via an eclectic set of classic reggae, dancehall, afrobeat, and whatever else he deems worthy of your listening pleasure. It’s Friday night, so if you’d like to ensure yourself a table or bring more than three guests, reservations are necessary. Right near the beach… Boyyyyyyyyyy!

Las Perlas – Natasha Chaney
Shawn Carter and Natasha Chaney met at a party, by the end of the night they were finishing each others sentences. Only three months later BEAUTY OF THE BEATS was born. BEAUTY OF THE BEATS are the vibe setters, tastemakers, and déjà vu creators! Natasha and Shawn, two friends brought together by another (we call her “Charlie”) and a common desire to bring quality, cutting edge, musical gems to any dance floor.

Saturday, October 6th

Casey’s Irish Pub – PLaNETS
We have a very special Halloween month for you at Casey’s and if you want to get spooked, be there for PLaNETS! They can put on a show and the rock n roll is great. It’s a must for sure if you find yourself looking for some drinks and live music in downtown.

Las Perlas – DJ Darren Revell
Las Perlas welcomes DJ Darren Revell from 103′s Big Sonic Heaven tonight. Darren will be spinning everything from Post Punk to New Wave to Eighties so grab your head bands and leg warmers and get on down here. We’ll see you then!

Caña Rum Bar – Music Selector Jose Galvan
Its time for you to stop living and start winning! What better way to do that than to join us @ Caña Rum Bar for Jose Galvan. Tonight and every Saturday night Jose joins us playing Latin Alternative, Funky Beats and Caribbean Rhythms. We will also be serving some of the most delicious rum cocktails ever to have touched your tongue. Get in here and get some!

Sunday, October 7th

The Varnish – Sinful Sunday’s featuring Niki Lindgren
Speak easy, and she’ll sing hard. The Varnish now featuring Sinful Sunday’s with Niki Lindgren singing cheeky songs from the 20′s, 30′s and 40′s, and Ben Bromfield on the ivories. Come on in for a swell time!

Downtown Listen Up! Federal loan approved for Crenshaw corridor train connecting Downtown to LAX

October 3rd, 2012 — 4:48pm

via blogdowntown: Life in Downtown Los Angeles (Stories+Headlines) by Hayley Fox on 10/2/12

Downtowners will soon be able to get to the airport via Metro trains.

A light-rail line that will connect downtown L.A. to LAX by traveling through the Crenshaw corridor inches closer to construction this week, after the U.S. Department of Transportation (USDOT) approved a $545.9-million loan for the project.

“I traveled to Washington, D.C. to push hard for these funds through countless meetings at the White House, at the Capitol, and at the Department of Transportation,” said Mayor Villaraigosa in a statement. “This work has clearly paid off and I will to work until the end of my term to ensure Los Angeles can continue to build a 21st Century transportation system.”

The federal loan for the Crenshaw/LAX Transit Corridor is a TIFIA loan — a program that was expanded this summer to provide financial help to significant, regional transportation projects.

Supervisor Mark Ridley-Thomas said in a statement that the Crenshaw line is the only project in the region to have been allotted one of these loans.

“It is my hope and expectation that this massive infusion of federal funds will enhance the light-rail project in such a way that serves the entire region — speeding passengers to the airport, creating much-needed in the community, and providing the financial flexibility and stability that will see a station located in Leimert Park Village,” said Ridley-Thomas.

The new 8.5-mile train line will serve multiple cities within the county as well as a few unincorporated areas. The light-rail will include at least six new stations, additional parking and a vehicle storage and maintenance facility, in addition to connecting the Green Line, which goes from Norwalk to the South Bay, to the Expo Line, which will eventually stretch from downtown L.A. to Santa Monica.

The USDOT says that this new train will make it “easier for low-income residents, seniors and other riders to reach downtown Los Angeles, the Westside, South Bay and the cities of Inglewood, Hawthorne and El Segundo.”

Metro’s blog the Source reports that although the more than $500-million loan was announced in 2010, it wasn’t officially secured until Monday. The project is currently receiving contractors’ bids.

KPCC reports that the new light rail is projected to open in six years.

By Hayley Fox.