Sunday, February 16, 2020
la.-astrologer-chani-nicholass-new-book-helps-readers-chart-their-own-path
In a chaotic world, more people–particularly young people, particularly women, queer, and non-conforming people–seem to be turning to astrology to offer some sense of order. And when they do, it’s often Chani Nicholas they are turning to. The celebrity astrologer and social media superstar presents a theory of life, the universe, and everything, that calls…
adam-schiff-expects-new-evidence-against-trump-to-come-out-in-senate-trial
After being tapped by Nancy Pelosi Wednesday to head the team of House managers who will conduct the impeachment prosecution of Donald Trump in the Senate, Intelligence Committee Chair Adam Schiff predicted that, despite the GOP’s wishes, new evidence is likely to be exposed during those hearings. “There’s going to be new evidence coming out…
disgraced-attorney-michael-avenatti-by-the-numbers
UPDATE: On Tuesday, January 14, former Stormy Daniels attorney Michael Avenatti was taken into federal custody during a State Bar hearing in Los Angeles on Tuesday, accused of concealing money from creditors while he was on bail for similar charges. In this feature, originally published in April, we break down his financial transgressions by the…
beverly-hills-wants-west-hollywoods-log-cabin-gone
While no one seems to be certain exactly when the wooden structure at 621 N. Robertson Boulevard was built, but the building—known as the Log Cabin—may not be long for this world. The City of Beverly Hills recently informed the Lions Club of West Hollywood that it needs to “remove” the building and scram by…
where-to-get-some-of-the-best-bagels-in-la.-right-now
On the weekends they line up early on Highland Park’s York Boulevard. By the time the window opens at 8 a.m., there’s a half-hour wait—but it’s worth it. For the past few years, Belle’s Bagels has served up some of the city’s best lox sandwiches from a tiny storefront that operates as a Thai fried-chicken…
a-new-documentary-takes-a-deep-dive-into-la.s-struggling-mental-health-system
“The way we treat [the] mentally ill in this country is insane,” says one psychiatrist in Bedlam, a new documentary that explores the inefficiencies of America’s mental health care system. Set in Los Angeles, the film gives viewers an inside look at doctors, nurses, and patients in one of the county’s overwhelmed psych ERs, examining…
daily-brief-lee-baca-is-likely-off-to-prison-dodgers-fans-threatens-to-sue-and-more
» The number of LAPD officers implicated in the false labelling of people as gang members has grown to at least 20. The probe is continuing to widen, and Chief Michel Moore has stated that the cops’ activity appears to be “criminal” in nature.  [Los Angeles Times] » The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame announced its…
as-the-situation-in-iran-unfolds-the-local-community-has-mixed-feelingsand-trepidation-about-the-future
In the tense days following the January 3 strike that killed Iranian general Qassem Soleimani, Iranian communities throughout the U.S. had to process a complex, tenuous turn of events. In Los Angeles, which home to around 87,000 residents of Iranian ancestry, people had mixed reactions to the death of a controversial figure. Several local Iranian…
8-amazing-movies-directed-by-women-you-should-watch-this-oscars-season-nomination-or-none
In the lead-up to Monday’s Oscar nominations, it seemed like Greta Gerwig was a lock for a Best Director nom. Her Little Women, one of the year’s most lauded films, had been widely and repeatedly praised specifically for her directorial vision. Some were speculating that Lulu Wang could pick up a nomination for her masterful film…
a-judge-had-tough-questions-for-the-das-office-at-yesterdays-ed-buck-hearing
Defense attorneys for Los Angeles District Attorney Jackie Lacey and her deputies were blasted by a federal judge Monday during a hearing on their motion to dismiss a wrongful death and discrimination suit brought against the D.A.’s office by the mother of Gemmel Moore, who was found dead of a methamphetamine overdose in Ed Buck’s…