Friday, August 23, 2019
sheriff-villanueva-rehired-an-officer-accused-of-domestic-violence.-a-judge-says-not-so-fast
When Alex Villanueva was elected sheriff of L.A. County last year, one of his first orders of business was creating a “truth and reconciliation” process to reinstate officers that had been fired by his predecessor for everything from unreasonable use of force to domestic violence. It was a controversial move, particularly for a Democrat who’d…
waze-hijacked-la-in-the-name-of-convenience.-can-anyone-put-the-genie-back-in-the-bottle
Level 1 is where you start. The higher echelons of control come only with obsession. You jack in for 45 minutes on your lunch hour. Afternoon coffee break. At night when your spouse imagines you’re cranking away on that office project. They have no idea. But when your fingers brush the keys, out there on…
the-luxe-new-bar-at-bazaar-by-jose-andres-wants-to-take-you-on-a-cocktail-adventure
One of L.A.’s most theatrical restaurants, the Bazaar by José Andrés at the SLS Hotel Beverly Hills, is set to open an elaborate new concept, Bazaar Flight at Gate Bar Centro. The bar will offer only one thing: a 12-course tasting menu of over-the-top cocktails, paired with small tapas snacks. Like barmini, an Andrés cocktail…
after-what-seems-like-eons-billie-eilish-has-replaced-lil-nas-x-atop-the-hot-100
Lil Nas X’s “Old Town Road,” the enormously popular “hick-hop” single that began its life as a TikTok meme and wound up inspiring countless pop culture fans, think piece writers, and elementary school children, has finally ended its record-setting nine-week reign at the top of the Billboard Hot 100. The song has been replaced by…
when-celebs-want-rare-books-this-is-where-they-go
In Quentin Tarantino’s Once Upon a Time in Hollywood, Sharon Tate (played by Margot Robbie) visits a rare-book dealer in Westwood Village to pick up a first edition of Thomas Hardy’s Tess of the d’Urbervilles for her husband, Roman Polanski. (According to industry lore, Tate introduced Polanski to the book and his ’79 adaptation of…
alicia-arden-says-she-reported-jeffrey-epstein-to-santa-monica-police-in-1997but-the-cops-failed-to-act
In 1997, aspiring model Alicia Arden went to Shutters on the Beach hotel in Santa Monica for what she thought was a tryout for a Victoria’s Secret catalog shoot. When she arrived, she encountered Jeffrey Epstein, who used his close relationship with Victoria’s Secret execs to pose as a model scout. Arden says she was…
a-former-faculty-member-was-stabbed-to-death-on-the-cal-state-fullerton-campus
A former Cal State Fullerton administrator was stabbed to death in a parking lot on the school’s campus by an unknown suspect this morning. Although today was the official start of the academic year, students aren’t back in class till August 24. According to the OC Register, the victim, an Asian male in his fifties,…
fear-and-loathing-at-erewhon-the-high-margin-grocery-store-that-might-just-take-over-the-world
On a recent Thursday afternoon, a crowd of ripped men in sweats and twiggy women in yoga athleisure swarm around a hot food bar that’s teeming with yams and brussels sprouts. The members of this well-moisturized crew have taken numbers from a dispenser but don’t seem perturbed by the long wait. After all, this is…
sex-abuse-accusations-against-a-usc-campus-doctor-spread-to-ucla
Just weeks after the scandal-plagued University of Southern California was rocked when four dozen gay and bisexual men came forward to sue former campus doctor Dennis Kelly for sexual abuse, the assault claims have spread to UCLA. Kelly has been accused of fondling, verbally humiliating, and sexually assaulting under the guise of routine examinations 48…
Every relationship comes with its own unique challenges. Your taste in food, your political views and your general outlook and everyday life could be quite different to that of your partner. But when one of you is a committed cannabis connoisseur and the other abstains, things can get particularly tricky. To a degree, it depends…