Aloha, Bahooka, and thanks for all the fish! Off-Ramp for February 23, 2013

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In his new book, LeDuff finds a body encased in ice, loses a sister and a niece to drugs, uncovers corruption that's bleeding dry Detroit's fire department, and gets fondled by Monica Conyers, now-jailed wife of the lion of the US House.
Instagram Contest Winner - Dance

PHOTOS: The world travels of our Instagram contest winner

Our latest Instagram contest winner talks about the constant balance between living life and capturing it for posterity as he makes his home around the world.
David Dean Bottrell, best known for playing a creepy homosexual on Boston Legal, tells us about his entire working life in his lightly fictionalized one-man show, David Dean Bottrell is Working, from selling pot to being a famous black screenwriter.
Thousands of us have celebrated birthdays, graduations, comings, goings, and passings at Bahooka, Rosemead's real life Bikini Bottom. Now, it's closing.
Gary Leonard photographs Lisa Derrick at Colette Miller's wings project.
It's a very simple idea. Stand in front of the wings painted on the security shutters at the Regent Theatre and have your photo taken, and voila, you're an angel in the city of Angels.
Bodog.Com At The 3rd Annual Lakers Casino Night
True, Nick says, when Buss bought the Lakers they had Kareem and — almost immediately — Magic. But then he turned them, and basketball, into something even greater. And in a town scarred by owners Al Davis and Frank McCourt, Buss was justifiably beloved.
Veterans in Hollywood - Part One
In Hollywood, it's all about who you know, but that can be tough for military veterans trying to break into the industry. Now some veterans are building their own networks.
Philosophical Research Society Library

Off-Ramp visits LA's 'Little Library of Alexandria'

At the Philosophical Research Society there's a plaque that reads, "Dedicated to the truth seekers of all time." Off-Ramp visits LA's own arcane library.
Veterans in Hollywood - Part Two
Veterans who've already gained a toehold in the entertainment business are helping newcomers break in, and the rest of the industry may be following suit. Josie Huang reports.
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