Wednesday, April 1, 2020
whitewashed-without-notice-judy-bacas-iconic-freeway-mural-is-being-fully-restored
Artist Judy Baca’s murals have defined the landscape of Los Angeles since the 1970s, when she first installed her large-scale works in some of L.A.’s most public places. A lifelong Chicana activist, Baca, 73, grew up in Watts and Pacoima. She participated in the Chicano Moratorium (losing a teaching job over it) and apprenticed as…
katie-hill-is-on-a-mission-to-get-young-women-elected-to-office
When former San Clarita congresswoman Katie Hill resigned her seat last October amid accusations of an affair with a congressional staffer and nude photos of her appearing on a conservative website without her consent, she vowed that she would never stop fighting to empower young women, declaring, “We will not stand down. We will not…
daily-brief-la.s-economic-growth-is-slowing
» L.A.’s economic growth is slowing. Where the region once solidly outpaced the nation overall, growth numbers for 2020 are expected to barely squeak ahead of national averages—and not because the national averages are up. [Los Angeles Times]  » The mayor of San Joaquin Valley town McFarland has resigned amid controversy over a new immigration…
Seems Donald Trump isn’t the only (supposed) billionaire who’s good for ratings. Last night’s Democratic debate, the first for former New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg, broke viewership records for the Democratic party. New participate aside, it certainly doesn’t hurt that Super Tuesday is around the corner and will likely be the end of the road…
Former Orange County representative Dana Rohrabacher confirmed in an interview and in a post on his website that he offered to obtain a pardon for WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange in exchange for disproving that Russia had been the source of hacked emails from the Democratic National Convention. The allegation that Rohrabacher had offered Assange a presidential…
The University of Southern California has announced a dramatic expansion in the number of students who will qualify for free tuition starting with freshmen entering this fall. Going forward, new students from families with annual incomes of $80,000 or less will have their tuition waived entirely. It’s part of a package of financial aid reforms…
santa-monicas-beach-trail-is-getting-a-facelift-to-make-it-safer-for-both-cyclists-and-pedestrians
Part of the Santa Monica bike path is getting some work done in time for summer. The North Beach Trail Improvement Project is intended to make it safer for cyclists and pedestrians to coexist on the most trafficked stretches of the Marvin Braude Bike Trail. From south of the pier up to Will Rogers State…
everything-you-need-to-know-about-la.-countys-newfangled-voting-system
As Los Angeles County voters prepare to head to the polls on election day, there’s one big thing to keep in mind: the term “election day” no longer applies. Instead, it’s something like “election week-plus,” as Angelenos have a whopping 11 days to cast a ballot in person. That is just one of many shifts…
the-2020-music-festival-guide
Coachella draws thousands of fans out to the desert each spring, but just because it’s the biggest name in the game doesn’t mean it’s the only music fest around. These days, there are music festivals practically every weekend from April to November, with one catering to every genre and aesthetic preference. To help you identify…
daily-brief-bloomberg-has-a-bumpy-first-debate-and-more
» Presidential candidate and billionaire Mike Bloomberg’s baggage made for a fiery first debate. On stage in Nevada last night, Elizabeth Warren said, “I’d like to talk about who we are running against—a billionaire who calls women fat broads and horse-faced lesbians, and, no, I’m not talking about Donald Trump.” Former Vice President Joe Biden…