Coming Up: Happy 8th Birthday, Off-Ramp - August 9, 2014

The best of 8 years of Off-Ramp, including "The Ashes of Oakridge," the giant scissors of LA County, Carey McWilliams, and riding a motorbike with Susan Carpenter!

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John's veggie-mobile goes high-end

John fills his Mercedes up with veggie oil at Providence, a restaurant in Hollywood. While there, chef-owner Michael Cimarusti tells John about sustainable seafood.
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Summer Jobs

At a new city jobs program a few days ago, LA City officials disclosed their first summer jobs. Off-Ramp intern Andrea Domanick went to ask ordinary citizens: what was their first?
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Artists at Eden's Edge

Hammer Museum is showing a major exhibit of contemporary art called Eden's Edge. Lari Pittman is one of the featured artists.

Instrument or not?

Queena brings you the sound of the Ten Theremin Orchestra, which played at Disney Hall recently.

Loscon 38 sci-fi convention asks, where's our flying car? Dale Hoppert answers.

Nov 25-27, the LA Science Fantasy Society runs Loscon 38, the annual sci-fi convention. The topic this year is something that's been on Commentator Dale Hoppert's mind for some time. Where's my flying car and my robot pal. In other words, what happened to the future we were promised?

Schickele's Cellos

Peter Schickele is one of our most important living classical composers. He's in town this weekend for the premiere of Three Cellos, which he wrote for local chamber group Pacific Serenades.

The (other) Holy Book

It's the Bible for Southern California gardeners. It's the Sunset Western Garden Book, and it's been completely revised and updated. Editor Kathleen Norris Brenzel talks about the changes.

Reporter's Roundtable

KPCC Senior Editor Nick Roman reports on a new study about women's health in L.A. County. The upshot: it's not a pretty picture.
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Sound off: Pained in Malibu

Off-Ramp listener Christopher Murray, an actor who lives in Glendale, shares a painful Malibu Beach story.
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A Last Goodbye

The Beverly Hills Trader Vic's closed this month. John Rabe visited a few months ago with Charles Phoenix. The first thing that caught their eye was Trader Vic's famous drink menu.