Tuesday, January 21, 2020
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» In what is being touted as the biggest-ever deal in L.A.’s tech sector, Paypal is buying Honey Science Corp. for $4 billion. The 7-year-old Honey is expected to maintain its offices in DTLA. [Los Angeles Times] » As anyone in California can tell you, housing costs are unsustainable. Now there’s growing recognition that California’s housing market is…
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When she was a little girl in Buenos Aires, the beauty rituals of Gabriela Hernandez’s older relatives fascinated her. The Burbank-based artist spent years studying vintage cosmetics and after graduating from Art Center College of Design, she began designing makeup packaging. Digging deeper into the history, she wrote the book Classic Beauty: The History of…
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Bruce Lee has been dead for 46 years, but that doesn’t keep him out of the news. Reports are circulating that displeasure with Quentin Tarantino’s depiction of the late martial arts star in Once Upon a Time in Hollywood is keeping that film from being released in China, and now we hear via NBC that the…
the-dealer-who-allegedly-supplied-the-drugs-that-killed-mac-miller-now-faces-federal-charges
On September 7, 2018 rapper Mac Miller was found dead in his Studio City home from what authorities determined to be an accidental overdose of alcohol, cocaine, and fentanyl. Nearly a year later, federal prosecutors have charged Hollywood Hills resident Cameron James Pettit in connection with the death. Investigators claim that Pettit sold Miller (whose…
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Returning for its second outing, Adult Swim Festival appeared to have ironed out any kinks that got in the way last year. The event switched venues to take place inside Banc of California Stadium, allowing for a fantastic set up that we hope more festivals will emulate. Two side-by-side main stages eliminated the dreaded shuffle…
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Dtox Day Spa Dtox Day Spa has been featured on The Ellen Show, The Voice, KTLA, and The Doctors. Now, you are invited to experience this award-winning day spa best known for its signature healing massages and results-oriented facials. HAUTE MESS Gourmet Market Haute Mess (French for high-end eatery) is a gourmet European wine and…
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L.A. businessman Devin Sloane will spend four months in prison for conspiring with admissions scandal mastermind William “Rick” Springer to dupe USC into admitting his son as a water polo star, despite that the applicant had never played the sport. As the Los Angeles Times reports, since Sloane’s son attended the Buckley School, which has…
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Democrats helped Alex Villanueva be elected sheriff of Los Angeles County in November. Many of the party faithful have since come to regret it. On Tuesday night, the Los Angeles County Democratic Party approved an unusual rebuke of the sheriff, whose improbable victory the party had enthusiastically endorsed and campaigned for. By a clear majority,…
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Christopher Dennis, known as the Hollywood Boulevard Superman, died on Saturday at the age of 52. For a quarter century, the mega-fan made a living posing for photos with tourists as the Man of Steel, his favorite comic book character. He was the first costumed superhero on Hollywood Boulevard, collecting tips on and off since…
the-best-exhibits-at-museums-and-galleries-in-la.-in-september
We’re blessed with an abundance of museums and art galleries here in L.A., but with so many shows rotating in and out at any given time, it can be hard to keep up. Nobody wants to be the person who only finds out about a cool exhibit when it’s closing down and heading out of…