Friday, September 20, 2019
city-council-votes-to-oppose-4-am-last-call-at-bars-in-la.
On Tuesday, Los Angeles City Council voted 10-2 to oppose SB 58, a bill that could extend the hours that alcohol is served in some parts of California. Penned by San Francisco Senator Scott Wiener, the so-called “last call bill” would launch a pilot program in ten major California cities—including Los Angeles, Long Beach, and…
an-old-brochure-reveals-how-the-palos-verdes-peninsula-became-a-massive-planned-community
The maps shown here are from an intriguing brochure advertising more than just a real estate venture, but a tightly planned and monitored community. Right from the get-go Palos Verdes Estates was to be a refuge from the hustle and bustle of nearby Los Angeles claiming to be “the most splendid residential district in the…
taylor-swift-called-out-the-white-house-in-her-vmas-acceptance-speech
When Taylor Swift won the award for Video of the Year for “You Need To Calm Down” at Monday night’s VMAs, she made several points. First, the video highlights the LGBTQ community and since it was a fan-voted award, Swift assumes fans must also want to live in a world where everyone is treated equal.…
7-hard-seltzers-to-try-before-whiteclawsummer-is-over
“It’s literally gluten-free water that’ll fuck you up,” YouTube comedian Trevor Wallace says in a video about the latest viral beverage craze, White Claw Hard Seltzer. While that brand is probably dominating the memes in your social feeds, plenty of other alcohol brands are hopping on the hard seltzer wagon, encouraging the masses to squeeze…
brazils-government-is-rejecting-fire-aid-but-leonardo-dicaprio-hopes-to-reach-indigenous-communities
Upward of 26,000 fires are reported to have blazed in the Amazon rainforest just this month—but these aren’t wildfires. Much like Donald Trump, far-right Brazilian president Jair Bolsonaro has relaxed environmental protections to prioritize economic development, so fire is being used to clear land for cattle farms. While Bolsanaro has “bristled at the idea that…
as-disney-takes-over-earth-d23-expo-is-for-more-fans-than-ever
The cosplayers, eBay resellers, and professional Disney fanatics have left Anaheim as another edition of the mega Disney fan convention D23 Expo has come to an end. Thousands of die-hards camped out overnight at the Anaheim Convention Center each of the three days to get a peek at upcoming shows on the Disney-owned outlets (including…
when-it-comes-to-latino-inclusion-hollywood-is-blowing-it
A new study released by the USC Annenberg Inclusion Initiative confirms something you may have noticed if you’ve watched a Hollywood movie recently. During the 12-year period covered by the study, just 3 percent of films had a Latino/a in a leading role. Only 4.5 percent of all speaking roles on the studied films were…
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…
an-la.-sheriffs-deputy-apparently-faked-being-shot-by-a-sniper
A Los Angeles County deputy sheriff who reported being shot twice by a sniper outside of the Lancaster sheriff station last Wednesday now faces criminal charges after investigators have deemed his story to be a hoax, the Los Angeles Times reports. Deputy Angel Reinosa, 21, triggered a massive manhunt when he called for help Wednesday,…
a-brief-history-of-donald-trumps-la.-fails
Between 2006 and 2007, Trump lived in a purgatory of his own making in Los Angeles, but his troubled history with the city—and with Hollywood in particular—goes back to the ’80s and continues through today. Here are some greatest (or, rather, worst) hits. 1986 Takes an interest in the Beverly Hills Hotel and announces he’s…