Thursday, October 17, 2019
kevin-spacey-sex-assault-accuser-dies-before-trial
An unnamed man who was suing Kevin Spacey for sexual assault based on an alleged 2016 incident at the actor’s Malibu home has died, Spacey’s lawyers said in a court filing today. According to the Hollywood Reporter, no further details about the circumstances of the plaintiff’s death have been revealed, with his attorneys saying only that…
chloe-sevigny-says-her-new-perfume-is-about-being-a-lady-not-an-it-girl
Roughly two decades ago, Chloe Sevigny successfully made the tricky transition from model to actor, but she never stopped being a designer darling. Now her old friends Alia Raza and Ezra Woods at fragrance brand Régime des Fleurs have created an eponymous scent for her—and with her—called Chloe Sevigny Little Flower, currently on sale online…
amazon-is-reportedly-signing-leases-on-retail-space-through-the-la.-area
While many people have grudgingly accepted Amazon encroaching into every last corner of their digital lives, it may be a different story when it takes over the corner store—which is exactly what Amazon has in mind, as the merchandising megalith is reported to have signed more than a dozen leases in the Los Angeles area…
mmj-raspberry-sorbet
Beat the heat with this summertime treat! I just love summertime.  The organic berries from my garden are ripening and I have bowls full of raspberries every day right now.  I've been making jelly, jam and syrup to put up for the winter a pint or 2 at a time as my berry bushes keep yielding.…
climate-change-protesters-shut-down-sunset-boulevard-in-hollywood
During a climate change protest on Monday, a group of activists blocked traffic, effectively shutting down a major Hollywood intersection. According to ABC 7, the demonstrators forced Sunset Boulevard to be closed down at Cahuenga “as part of a planned event for the socio-political group Extinction Rebellion.” The Los Angeles Police Department reported to the…
will-la.-city-council-members-roll-back-their-homeless-parking-bans
On Tuesday, Los Angeles City Councilman David Ryu quietly introduced a motion that would rescind an “Overnight Parking District” he created in Hollywood in April. Encompassing a small cluster of commercial streets between Santa Monica Boulevard and Lexington Avenue, the established district made it illegal for cars to park in the area between the hours…
As of now, 18 people are reported to have died from vaping-related injuries and illness. Neither Mackenzie nor I know the dead personally, yet we can be all but certain that many people we do know—among the more than 10 million Americans who vape—have suffered damage to their lungs. As headlines continue to focus on…
dianne-feinstein-throws-her-support-behind-biden-instead-of-fellow-california-senator-harris
California Senator Dianne Feinstein has officially endorsed Joe Biden as her pick for the Democratic nominee in the 2020 election, handing her fellow Bay Area Senator Kamala Harris’s campaign yet another setback. “I’ve worked closely with Vice President Biden and I’ve seen firsthand his legislative ability, his statesmanship, and most importantly his moral fortitude,” Feinstein…
5-long-beach-restaurants-you-need-to-try-right-now
While summer may officially be winding down, we all know that if you’re from Southern California—warm and sunny days are still ahead of us. And what better place to spend your sunny summer (and fall, maybe winter) days than in Long Beach? The coastal city, home to the Queen Mary and the Aquarium of the…
after-alleged-transphobic-incident-las-perlas-faces-rougher-road-to-weho-opening
This weekend, a group of transgender women celebrating Pride in a downtown L.A. bar were forcibly removed by staff following an incident that’s reportedly being investigated by the LAPD as a possible hate crime. Video shows bouncers at Las Perlas roughly handling patrons and dragging them towards the entrance of the bar. “Don’t touch me…