Thursday, October 17, 2019
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On a Sunday earlier this month, Freddy G. was dozing off with a book in his Echo Park tent when he was startled by the sound of a large vehicle’s engine revving up and speeding away. Seconds later, there was an ear-shattering boom! As smoke swirled around him, Freddy—who has been homeless in the area…
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Art-rock icons Devo started their performance at the Desert Daze music festival on time–but the band didn’t show up on stage until half an hour later. Instead, the show opened with a very The Office-esque short film starring the group, Warner Music execs, and the Echo Park Burrito King. In the video, an assortment of dopey…
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George Albert “Scotty” Bowers–best known to the public for the explicit tales of mid-century Hollywood trysts that he carried in secret until his later years–died at his home in Laurel Canyon on Sunday, a source has told the Hollywood Reporter. Bowers grew up during the Great Depression, and served as a Marine during World War II–but…
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On the second Monday in October, the City of Los Angeles officially celebrates Indigenous Peoples’ Day, a holiday that’s replaced Columbus Day in a growing number of municipalities that don’t wish to glorify a figure known for launching centuries of genocide of native people. (Last year, L.A. even had its Christopher Columbus statue removed from…
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A new law signed by Governor Gavin Newsom yesterday will mandate that California middle and high schools begin classes later so that students can get more sleep. The controversial legislation—previously rejected by former Governor Jerry Brown and the State Assembly—is the first of its kind to pass in the U.S. Under Senate Bill 328—which goes…
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“I can’t tell you what a thrill it was,” says Chris DeMoulin, CEO of Comikaze Entertainment, reflecting on his time working with Stan Lee. “As a kid I was a comic book collector. I told him I sold my comic collection when I was in college to pay my tuition. I think he felt the…
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Ace Hotel is still tiny compared to the global mega-chains, but the boutique brand’s influence on how we travel far exceeds the size of its footprint. Now–after 20 years, numerous properties around the world, and building a brand that dabbles in facets of culture from design to dining–the company is celebrating a milestone. To mark…
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Welcome to a new week, full of new opportunities to enjoy all the music, film, and other fun things to do in Los Angeles. Vegan Fashion Week Monday, October 14 We’ve come a long way since fur coats were the height of style. Vegan Fashion Week offers designers an opportunity to show of stunning garments…
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Last week, Gavin Newsom signed one of the strongest tenant protection laws in the country. The Tenant Protection Act of 2019, written by Assemblyman David Chiu (D-San Francisco), is the biggest reform of the state’s rental-housing industry in decades. More than 2 million tenants statewide who are uncovered by local rent control laws will see…
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Jane Fonda’s prediction that she’d be arrested in the name of climate change came true on Friday during a demonstration in D.C. to demand a Green New Deal. The 81-year-old Oscar winner and longtime activist was taken into custody on the steps of the U.S. Capitol building mid-protest, while holding a sign that read “No…