Sunday, February 16, 2020
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Candidates to be the next top prosecutor in Los Angeles clashed over criminal justice issues on Wednesday during a lively debate in Little Tokyo. Just days before early voting begins in the March 3 primary election, District Attorney Jackie Lacey and her two challengers—former San Francisco DA George Gascón and former public defender Rachel Rossi—squared…
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Scott Lowe is a fixed-wing private pilot and blogger in Glendale who has been following the fatal helicopter crash that took the lives of basketball star Kobe Bryant, his 13-year-old daughter Gianna, and the seven other people on board the aircraft, including pilot Ara Zobayan. We asked him for his take on the doomed flight…
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From a food truck’s fine-dining foray to a hip drinking den in Los Feliz, here are some restaurants you have to try this month. All Day Baby Jonathan Whitener’s highly anticipated follow-up to Here’s Looking at You just opened on a bustling corner in Silver Lake. Breakfast, served all day, ranges from a smoked whitefish…
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Even before his untimely death, Kobe Bryant’s status as a Lakers legend has made him a mainstay on walls across Los Angeles for years. In the wake of Sunday’s tragedy—a helicopter crash that killed Bryant, his daughter Gianna, and seven other people—L.A. artists have splashed fresh murals on walls from Northridge to Mid-City. It’s a…
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What have you seen? What’s good? What’s sold? While these are the main topics of conversation at Sundance every January, there are others, like, “Despite all the craziness, isn’t this festival just wonderful?” Picture us sitting, say, in the “secret” tiki bar at the back of the pop-up Audible Lounge on Main Street, mai tais…
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» Witnesses continue to testify in Harvey Weinstein’s sex-crimes trial in New York. Yesterday, former aspiring actress Dawn Dunning testified that Weinstein put his hand up her skirt during a business meeting in 2004, then propositioned her about a threesome weeks later. [The Daily Beast] » Palm Springs, an “existential comedy” from Andy Samberg, has set a…
Since the start of the #MeToo movement, Hollywood has been struggling to keep up with a rapidly changing environment. On Wednesday, after almost three years of attempting to address such issues as on-set abuse during scenes involving sex and nudity, and trying to eliminate the casting couch, SAG-AFTRA has released guidelines regulating the recent rise…
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In our series How Did You Meet?, local couples tell us how they first hooked up.  It may sound cliche but the model and the musician were meant to meet. Kendall and Shawn met after she began following him on Instagram seven years ago. “I immediately noticed the follow,” admitted 34-year-old Shawn. “I guess you could say…
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Mayes C. Rubeo recently became the first Latina ever nominated for a Best Costume Design Oscar—and her chances of taking home look bright. On Tuesday night, Rubeo—nominated for her work in writer-director Taika Waititi’s Jojo Rabbit—nabbed the top drama feature prize at the Costume Designers Guild Awards, which is voted on by almost the same…
Billie Eilish has been tapped to perform live at the 92nd Oscars on February 9. She isn’t nominated for an Oscar, but why get hung up on those sorts of things? Let Billie Eilish enjoy the victory lap of her year of pop dominance. She will be joining previously announced musical guests Randy Newman, Elton…