Just a quick tribute to a rising star hottie and our captivating and completely disposable culture . . .
GotCeleb: Victoria Justice – Holiday Lights photoshoot 2018
KCMO: Holiday lights can be recycled at several locations throughout the Kansas City area through Jan. 11, 2019
12th & Oak: Trash pick-up holiday schedule and no-tag weeks
Closer to home, these news links are worth a look right now . . .
Last Chance For Local Cash Grab
The $2.9 billion settlement between Volkswagen and the federal government could bring newer buses to Missouri's roads, but it's up to local transit authorities and bus companies to apply. Missouri received $41 million in total from the trust established after the 2017 settlement, in which Volkswagen admitted to disabling emissions control devices in its vehicles.
Council Lady Against Crime
KANSAS CITY, Mo. - Kansas City councilwoman Heather Hall has been appointed to the National League of Cities (NLC) Public Safety and Crime Prevention federal advocacy committee . The committee is responsible for developing policy positions on issues involving crime prevention, corrections, substance abuse, municipal fire policy, juvenile justice, disaster preparedness and relief, homeland security, domestic terrorism, court systems and gun control.
Fear KC Tire Killers
Before the cold hits Friday, road crews are using the warmer weather to get work done. Snow, ice and cold have created pot holes on highways across Kansas and Missouri. On Thursday, Kansas Department of Transportation crews worked on Interstate 435 and Kansas 10. The emergency pothole repairs are done year-round to keep roads intact.
Celebrate Local Lady Songbird
Kelly Birch, mezzo-soprano, is one of the 2018-2019 Lyric Opera of Kansas City Resident Artists. She recently performed as Kate Pinkerton in the Lyric's production of "Madama Butterfly" and multiple roles in the Explorations Series' "High Fidelity Opera." In February, she'll appear in the Exploration Series' "Mack the Knife is the Man I Love."
City College Slice Of Life
The University of Missouri-Kansas City
Kansas City Running Game Fix???
The Kansas City Chiefs have signed running back Damien Williams to a two-year contract extension worth $8.1 million, as first reported by Terez Paylor of Yahoo! Sports. Williams ' agent, Ian Greengross, tweeted out a picture of him signing his contract on Thursday night.
Hipster Weekend Planning
Kansas City is losing a bit of comfort food. Anna's Oven (1809 W. 39th St.) is closing Saturday, Dec. 29. Anna's, which has been open for more than 7 years, is like a diner-meets-your grandma's kitchen with lasagna (a square slab and architectural marvel of layered pasta, cheese and tomato sauce), meatloaf and fried chicken.
Sam Smith - Fire On Fire is the song of the day and this is the OPEN THREAD for right now . . .