» The L.A. County Democratic Party has endorsed George Gascón for D.A. Chants of “Bye, Jackie!” were reportedly heard in the room at the party’s official meeting, jeering the struggling incumbent. [The Appeal]
» Poet Maya Angelou was posthumously inducted into the California Hall of Fame in Sacramento last night, along with skateboarder Tony Hawk, drag superstar RuPaul, actor-comedian George Lopez, soccer star Brandi Chastain, and others. [KTLA]
» Swedish climate activist Greta Thunberg has been named Time magazine’s person of the year. The 16-year-old, who EIC Edward Felsenthal says “embodies youth activism,” beat out some other high profile finalists: Nancy Pelosi, the Hong Kong Protesters, the anonymous whistleblower whose memo on Trump’s dealings with Ukraine triggered the impeachment inquiry…and Donald Trump. [NBC News]
» According to a ruling issued by a federal judge, the White House cannot use $3.6 billion of military funds to build a border wall. That sum is around one third of the administration’s total budget for wall construction. [Los Angeles Times]
» Actress and college bribery scandal mom Felicity Huffman has been showing her face around DTLA. She’s performing court-ordered community service at the Teen Project following a (very) brief prison stint. [Daily Mail]
» Activists have compelled the LAPD to release key details of controversial data policing policies which critics contend are racially biased. The programs have been discontinued. [Los Angeles Times]
» The Trump administration’s new national homelessness czar is being described as a “real-life horror.” Robert Marbut was a private consultant before taking the top job at the U.S. Interagency Council on Homelessness. One housing advocate says he “espouses dehumanizing and ineffective methods that are based on neither empirical evidence nor best practice.” [Curbed]
» A local real estate agent is taking heat for a “comedy” video that appeared to make light of gentrification. The video raised the ire of numerous community activists. [L.A. Taco]
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» Trump Bro and Failed Maxine Waters Opponent Arrested on Stalking Charges Omar Navarro claims his ex-girlfriend violated Ronald Regan’s ”11th commandment” by reporting him
» Inglewood’s Newest Cafe Is Co-Owned by Issa Rae Hilltop Coffee and Kitchen will offer food, drinks, and spaces for meetings and performances
» Compton’s School District Is Suing the UC System Over ‘Discriminatory’ Standardized Tests A pair of lawsuits call for the end of admissions based on the SAT and ACT
ONE MORE THING
You Can Finally Get Howlin’ Rays Without the Line—Thanks to Post Malone
Getting your hands on the hot chicken from Howlin’ Rays can be a whole project. Even years after the small Chinatown restaurant opened, the wait to order can regularly take multiple hours. But thanks to Postmates you can finally skip the line and get your Howlin’ Rays fix by delivery–but only for a limited time. Available to order will be an abbreviated menu, featuring the Howlin’ Classic Set and a collaboration sandwich developed with Post Malone, known as the Ghost Malone.
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