Tuesday, November 19, 2019
the-best-cannabis-gifts-to-buy-for-everyone-on-your-holiday-list
When it comes to holiday gifting there are some classic go-to options. Wine, a nice bottle of whiskey, fruits cut into little shapes and arranged on skewers. But what if your recipient is more interested in a different type of consumable? That’s where our guide to the best cannabis gifts comes in. For recipients over…
la.s-influential-teachers-union-has-endorsed-bernie-sanders-for-president
On Thursday, leaders of United Teachers Los Angeles union voted to endorse Senator Bernie Sanders in the 2020 Democratic primary, making them the first teachers’ union in the nation to endorse a candidate. Sanders, who has received more donations from K-12 teachers than any other Democratic candidate, won 80 percent of the votes from UTLA’s…
the-battle-to-fill-the-city-council-seat-being-vacated-by-jose-huizar
When it comes to the 2020 elections, Angelenos are babbling about Biden, Warren, Sanders, Harris, Mayor Pete, et al., and whether any of them can topple Donald Trump. While that’s important, the presidential race threatens to overshadow some elections with serious local significance: seven Los Angeles City Council seats are up for grabs. This matters…
this-commuter-air-service-could-be-the-answer-to-your-traffic-woes
Starting in January, Southern Californians with little time (but lots of disposable income) will be able to soar over rush hour traffic, the owners of a new air taxi company promise. FLOAT, or Fly Over All Traffic, will offer shuttle service in a private airplane fleet, KTLA reports. Aimed at “super commuters”—people whose daily trek…
artist-doug-aitken-wants-to-make-something-that-has-never-been-made-before
Artist and filmmaker Doug Aitken is heading back to his alma mater this weekend, to pick up a pretty big trophy.  ArtCenter Pasadena, where Aitken received his BFA in 1991, is honoring him with their prestigious Lifetime Achievement Award.  Aitken’s work has been shown all over the world, and defies genre. It’s often large-scale, incorporates…
if-you-care-about-sustainability-never-eat-these-5-fish
Love sushi, but worried about the fate of our quickly-disappearing finned friends? The Environmental Defense Fund recommends passing on these popular species of fish. Bluefin Tuna A favorite of sushi chefs, bluefin grow and reproduce slowly, making them sensitive to overfishing. Substitute more plentiful albacore or yellowfin. Atlantic Salmon Wild Atlantic salmon can no longer…
instagram-artist-adam-villacin-is-drawing-365-musicians-in-2019
Adam Villacin began 2019 with Desmond Dekker, illustrating the late icon of Jamaican music and posting the result on Instagram with the original available for $100. A string of artists would follow on a near-daily basis as Villacin drew from genres ranging from ska to post-punk to hip-hop to disco. By October, he had delved…
daily-brief-lindsey-graham-blocks-armenian-genocide-recognition-cody-bellinger-wins-mvp
» In his first local campaign appearance of the 2020 cycle, Joe Biden used a rally on Thursday to confront the school shooting epidemic.   [Los Angeles Times] » Cody Bellinger has been named the MVP of baseball’s National League, in spite of the Dodgers’ disappointing post-season.  [San Diego Union Tribune] » Still embroiled in…
uscs-board-of-trustees-is-adopting-reforms.-will-the-changes-be-enough-to-stop-the-scandals
Since being elected chairman of USC’s board of trustees in May 2018, billionaire retail developer Rick Caruso has pledged to bring greater transparency to USC’s administration–and he has successfully pushed for the board to do away with the unusually secretive practice of not publicly disclosing the members of committees–but the pledge has been complicated by…
nike-will-just-do-it-without-amazon-from-now-on
Nike will no longer peddle its wares directly on Amazon. The sneaker and sports gear giant is the latest brand to step away from Amazon, where counterfeit goods and unauthorized sellers have run rampant. After the announcement, Nike stock popped up by as much as 1.4 percent. For years, Nike had avoided wholesaling to Amazon,…