Monday, March 30, 2020
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Unlike past decades ending with clear hope or clear dread, this has been the Center Cannot Hold Decade, ending with a question unlikely to be answered before November 3. With the planet and civilization in the balance, much of the decade’s best TV and cinema seemed to capture either a sense of things coming apart…
how-to-celebrate-lunar-new-year-in-los-angeles
Lunar New Year arrives on January 25, 2020, ushering in the Year of the Rat (specifically, the Metal Rat). In many cultures around the world, Lunar New Year is celebrated as the biggest holiday of the year, and in L.A. there are plenty of opportunities to mark the occasion, from street festivals to special dining…
what-are-people-looking-for-when-they-look-to-tarot-cards
I grew up with a father who believed firmly in the power of crystals, pyramids, and copper bracelets. I was never sold, and I’ve always looked on tarot with the same jaded eye. But while the first three have been consigned to the scrap heap of ’70s nostalgia, tarot use is thriving. So despite my…
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The Getty fire was caused by a tree branch that broke off during high winds and blew into nearby power lines, officials announced during a press conference on Tuesday. Arson investigators determined that sparks from the lines, which remain intact and functional, ignited a nearby bush at the 1800 block of Sepulveda Boulevard, and flames…
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Quadryya King, 38, came to Skid Row in downtown Los Angeles for the drugs. On a recent chilly Friday evening, she stumbled upon several rows of white folding chairs set in a semicircle on the corner of Winston and Fifth streets. The Row Church Without Walls, or the Street Church as some parishioners call it, pops…
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» Jeff Bezos continues his search an L.A. home. Realtors report he’s seen several mega-mansions in Beverly Hills and Bel-Air, but nothing’s stuck yet. Call HGTV, we’re pitching “House Hunters: Gazillionare Edition.”  [The Real Deal] » The Iowa Caucus didn’t go as planned (understatement), but as one Guardian reporter suggests, maybe getting the results a day later…
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Leonard Goldberg, the man credited with helping to create classic made-for-TV movies and some of the biggest sitcoms of the ’70s and ’80s passed away Thursday, December 5, at the age of 85. With a career that spanned over 60 years, Goldberg was one of the most accomplished—and adored—figures in the industry. Contrary to every…
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Andrew Yang may not be one of the top Democratic contenders, but he manages to stay in the news. This time, he’s teaming up with pop star, actor, and comedian Donald Glover (aka Childish Gambino) for what’s being described as a “pop-up” in L.A. on Thursday. The Glover-Yang event was announced surprise-album-drop style on Wednesday…
Councilmember Gil Cedillo introduced a motion today asking city officials to make recommendations for how to acquire the Hillside Villa apartment complex in Chinatown using the process of eminent domain. Located at 636 N. Hill Place, the building has been the subject of a heated battle between tenants’ rights activists and the property’s owner, Tom…
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A mother’s love can be a powerful motivator, especially when food and nostalgia play supporting roles. Ivan Vasquez dedicated his Madre restaurants to mom Lucila, who still lives in Oaxaca and nurtured his stomach and soul for his first 15 years. After he braved a coyote-led border crossing at age 15, Vasquez built a successful…