Monday, March 30, 2020
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As thousands of L.A. restaurants either switch their focus to takeout or temporarily shutter amid the coronavirus outbreak, the hospitality community has kicked into high gear to help its own. There are free meals, produce boxes, and innumerable fundraisers to generate money to help workers who’ve lost jobs or had their hours cut significantly since…
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On Monday, two weeks after leaked images began circulating on social media, the Los Angeles Rams officially unveiled the team’s new logo. #NewProfilePic pic.twitter.com/1ab3djxhHe — Los Angeles Rams (@RamsNFL) March 23, 2020 Intended as a tribute to the Rams’ past uniforms, the new logo features the rams horns in a more geometric form curving around…
Media mogul Byron Allen sees Comcast’s refusal carry his entertainment company’s channels as a clear-cut case of racial discrimination. Despite the former comedian’s adamant claims that his $20 billion lawsuit against the cable giant is a high-stakes civil rights case, the Supreme Court kicked the suit back to the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals in…
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» The WHO warns that the outbreak appears to be accelerating. “But we are not prisoners to statistics. We’re not helpless bystanders. We can change the trajectory of this pandemic,” the org’s director-general told reporters. [The Mercury News] » Wealthy people with elite personal doctors seem to have little trouble getting coronavirus tests. Everyone else still has to…
In No Time to Die, James Bond is confronted with his most daunting challenge yet: Russian assets have been planted at 10 Downing Street and the White House. No, wait, sorry, that’s real life. Actually 007 faces a deadly new virus from China. … No, that’s not right either. That’s also real life, so much…
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The lovely Silver Lake wine bar Eszett, which just opened in December, has drastically changed to suit the times. It’s now operating as Eszett Luncheonette and serving creative sandwiches (for curbside pickup or delivery via Caviar), like a grilled chicken number with caramelized onions and salsa macha and a tuna melt with pimiento cheese and…
A week after the coronavirus forced the 57-year-old Magic Castle to close its doors, the president of the Academy of Magical Arts, which runs the club, announced Saturday that the Hollywood landmark has laid off nearly its entire staff. In an email obtained by Variety, AMA president Jim Steinmeyer wrote, “Amid these extraordinary circumstances, amid…
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Some people just aren’t isolating effectively enough. Over the weekend, crowds could be seen packing into parks and beaches around the region, with many people making no visible effort to maintain social distancing. In response, on Sunday night the mayor ordered the closure of certain parks and recreation facilities, parking lots, and trails. Similar restrictions…
Last Thursday evening, as governor Gavin Newsom announced a statewide directive ordering Californians to stay at home, local performers who rely on audiences for their livelihood had already begun grappling with a new reality. For Adam Newman, a comedian who estimates that 90 percent of his income is from live comedy shows, the cancelation of…
The U.S. Department of Justice on Thursday delivered the second half of a devastating one-two punch against corruption in Los Angeles City Hall. Perhaps the only thing more spectacular than allegations of a $500,000 “pay-to-play” bribe is that more announcements are probably coming. On March 9, federal authorities filed seven criminal counts against former District…