BY DEBRA KEEFER RAMAGE The business hub around Chicago and 48th Street said good-bye to two casual restaurants this summer, then said hello to their replacements within the past month or so. Pepito’s, the very long-lived Mexican family-style restaurant associated with the Parkway Theatre, closed its doors. But lovers of Mexican food in the area didn’t have too long to wait before El Burrito Mercado Minneapolis opened up there in late August. The “Minneapolis” is because the original El Burrito Mercado (still very much in business) is a popular family-style Mexican place on Saint Paul’s taqueria strip, Cesar Chavez Boulevard. Even though they’ve been on Chicago Avenue barely a month, El Burrito Mercado Minneapolis is already drawing crowds and hosting live Mexican-style music on the weekends. The other place closing, sadly, was Sum Den, a “mostly take-out” (it had two tables) Korean restaurant. (With the excellent Rabbit Hole in Midtown … [Read more...] about From the quotidian to the sublime
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Mammal, bird, and fish flesh, eggs and dairy kill more people annually in the world than tobacco, alcohol, traffic accidents, war, domestic violence, guns, and drugs combined. A 6 year study of 70,000 people reported in 2013 in the Journal of the American Medical Association found that vegans have a 12% longer life span than nonvegetarians. http://online.wsj.com/article/SB1000142412788732442390457852319044104251 A 7 year study by the US Government on Seventh Day Adventist and Mormons, with neither smokers nor drinkers in either group, found that vegan Seventh Day Adventists live 7 years longer than nonvegan Mormons. A study conducted by Dr Irving Fisher at Yale found that vegetarians had superior endurance to members of the Yale football team. Several thousand vegan physicians, nurses and other health professionals, with no financial investment in the meat, fish or dairy industries, have a website at http://pcrm.org The National Geographic reported in January of 1973 that the … [Read more...] about Toxins In The Flesh Of Murdered Animals Include Blood, Sweat, And Tears : Indybay
HARTFORD — Kati Magoon is sunny, blond, petite and says, with just a trace of wistfulness, that she’s on her next-to-last life. She’s seen it in the stars. “I’m just hoping I do this one really well,” Magoon said, “hoping I do what I’m supposed to do.” For several years, operating as Mirror Mirror Metaphysics & Mysticism, the 30-year-old from Rumford has offered services such as psychic readings, psychic surgery and astrological, or natal, star charts for clients around the world, mostly by phone and online. On Saturday, June 30, she’ll be at Parapalooza, a mediums, crystals, tarot-card-reading event at the Hartford Town Hall. Magoon said she was born psychic but didn’t have it confirmed until she was 18, in a visit to another psychic. “When I was really young, my parents kind of didn’t understand me and thought I was really sad all the time,” she said. In hindsight, she believes she … [Read more...] about Weird, Wicked Weird: Your life, written in the stars?
By Holly Andres | [email protected] | Daily News PUBLISHED: June 1, 2018 at 6:00 am | UPDATED: June 1, 2018 at 6:01 am EVENTS Salute to Recreation with Hawaiian Festival: Arts and crafts, carnival, children’s village, entertainment and food trucks, 5-10 p.m. June 1; 10 a.m.-10 p.m. June 2; 10 a.m.-9 p.m. June 3. Karaoke contest: ages 5-17 (6-8 p.m.) and ages 18 and older (8-10 p.m.) on June 1 (bit.ly/2IPwLv5). Dance and cheerleading festival expo, June 2. Fee for some activities. Northridge Recreation Center, 10058 Reseda Blvd., Northridge. 818-756-8060. bit.ly/2ILOQhN Taste of Tarzana: Food tastes from local restaurants, beer, wine and spirits and live music, 6 p.m. June 1. Admission $35; $60 couples. Tarzana Community & Cultural Center, 19130 Ventura Blvd. 818-347-4737. www.woodlandhillscc.net Tia Chucha’s Centro Cultural Celebrating Words Festival: Family event emphasizes the power of words in literature, poetry and song, 2-7 p.m. June 2. Event … [Read more...] about Things to do in the San Fernando Valley and LA area, June 1-8
Big Law has surpassed its pre-recession levels of profitability. Of the 100 firms in the new Am Law ranking, 78 reported 2017 profits per equity partner (PPP) levels that are higher (even adjusted for inflation) than their levels in 2007, the year before the Great Recession’s onset, according to data from ALM Intelligence’s Legal Compass. Access Premium Content We compared the 2007 and 2017 performance metrics of these firms to identify those that have led this resurgence and how they’ve done it. Two observations from this comparison stand out. First, the notion that Big Law is bifurcating into haves and have-nots based on size or profitability is simply wrong; stronger (and weaker) performances are recorded by firms of all sizes and profitability levels. Second, responding to the market’s new normal, many firms have managed their way to higher profits rather than simply letting the rising tide lift them. Only 20 of the 78 firms that raised PPP also grew … [Read more...] about Success in the Am Law 100 Is Being Driven by Management