Wednesday, April 1, 2020
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Walt Disney took in a lot of talented artists and exposed their work to the world. One of Walt’s many skills as a studio boss was finding out what his artists were good at and putting them on projects that suited their skills best. Three new books shine a spotlight on artists known for their…
San Bernardino police say a press conference the department held last month seeking the public’s help to identify the people behind four possibly related shootings that have left five dead and three wounded since last summer is yielding results. At the time of the press conference, the only thing known about the cases was that…
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» Kamala Harris has formally endorsed Joe Biden. “There is no one better prepared than Joe to steer our nation through these turbulent times,” she said in her statement. [Los Angeles Times] » West Hollywood is reportedly close to officially acquiring beloved recovery meeting venue the Log Cabin from the City of Beverly Hills, which owns the…
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Sichuan Impression is taking a bold step to keep its restaurants in Alhambra, Tustin, and West L.A. coronavirus-free. Before you can sit down for your plate of toothpick lamb, you’ll have to submit to having your temperature taken via infrared thermometer. The restaurant group was an early adopter of this method of coronavirus vigilance, instituting…
In a stunning development, former city councilman Mitch Englander turned himself in to the FBI this morning, and was taken into custody after being named in a seven-count indictment returned by a federal grand jury earlier this year. He faces criminal charges for obstructing justice into an investigation that allegedly involved him accepting money, female…
  Showing just how quickly the coronavirus outbreak appears to be spreading, Riverside County has now declared a public health emergency in response to the illness–mere days after telling the public that the area was considered “low risk.” On March 8, Riverside County Public Health Officer Dr. Cameron Kaiser announced that a “presumptive positive” case…
No one quite knows why 420 is the stoner’s number. Some say that 420 was the police code for marijuana possession; others claim it is in celebration of Bob Dylan, Bob Marley or even Adolph Hitler (seriously). But the most credible story comes from Northern California, where a group of high school friends met every…
Streaming platforms have become the go-to for auteurs who want to stretch their content out beyond the limits of conventional television formats–but one new entry into the marketplace is going the opposite direction. Quibi, launching on April 6, is betting that audiences, particularly younger, mobile-first viewers, are more into watching short YouTube-style videos than sitting…
In the run-up to election day, a lot of people in Los Angeles assumed that District Attorney Jackie Lacey was in for a rough ride. The L.A. County Democratic Party had endorsed George Gascón, who in his job as DA of San Francisco, exhibited a criminal-justice-reform streak that aligned with progressive values. The Los Angeles…
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Each spring the city is flooded by a deluge of advertising—from bright, colorful billboards to glossy mailers to round-the-clock TV commercials—heralding the imminent arrival of a quirky Chinese dance troupe named Shen Yun. Since the group first appeared in L.A. a decade ago, its exotic mix of traditional Chinese dance, Cirque du Soleil-like acrobatics, and…