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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.
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Hello Tiki-Ti

John Rabe drops in on the venerable Tiki Ti bar in Silverlake.
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Tiki Tribute

John Rabe goes to a Tiki warehouse in Whittier and visits a couple who've spent nearly 20-years investing in their Tiki bar.

Ghost in the Machine

History will be made at Disney Hall, at a concert featuring ten Theremins, the first electronic instrument. Off-Ramp producer Queena Kim has our report.
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Dad's in Jail

Meet Jim Gates, a middle-aged guy who recently picked his dad up from prison. Philip Gates was arrested for protesting at the School of the Americas.
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For want of a fingernail...

Joe Domanick gives us the update on the Phil Spector trial: the women, the chauffeur and fingernail.
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Eve's Apple

Meet Monica Majoli, an artist featured in Eden's Edge at the Hammer, she's fascinated by gay rubbermen.
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Urban Survivalist

Off-Ramp spent a few hours with urban survivalist Christopher Nyerges learning how to eat lizards and foxtails.
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