Friday, August 23, 2019
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For anyone who has ever felt personally victimized by #PSL backlash, we’ve found a refuge: the Leaf Rakers Society, a closed Facebook group for people obsessed with all things fall and, in particular, Starbucks Pumpkin Spice Lattes. Originally created in 2018 as an invite-only group, word got out quickly and membership is now nearly 30,000.…
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It’s the last weekend before school starts, so go ahead and make the most of it even if you haven’t been in school for a couple of decades. KCON L.A. August 16-18 K-pop groups including Mamamoo, Momoland, Seventeen, and Ateez perform nightly concerts at this Korean bonanza downtown. During the day, gorge yourself on goodies…
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Ghislaine Maxwell, the ex-lover of Jeffrey Epstein who has been accused of procuring underage girls for the sex predator and of taking part in their abuse, has been spotted for the first time since going off the grid months ago. The 57-year-old socialite, who’s been photographed partying with everyone from Donald Trump to Elon Musk…
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Democrats helped Alex Villanueva be elected sheriff of Los Angeles County in November. Many of the party faithful have since come to regret it. On Tuesday night, the Los Angeles County Democratic Party approved an unusual rebuke of the sheriff, whose improbable victory the party had enthusiastically endorsed and campaigned for. By a clear majority,…
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In our series How Did You Meet?, local couples tell us how they first hooked up. You never know what a night out will have in store. Gimi first laid eyes on husband Bruce at a party full of sailors about 25 years ago. He was hard to miss. “I was 18 and ended up at…
dosist-doesnt-care-about-bringing-cannabis-to-the-masses
This spring, Dosist became the only cannabis brand with two of its very own storefronts in Los Angeles—but don’t call it a cannabis brand. Known for its sleek, color-coded pens that vibrate when you’ve inhaled a full “dose” of THC-infused vapor, the brand opened a second retail location on W. Third Street in Fairfax to…
While old school Hollywood players like Steven Spielberg and Jeffrey Katzenberg have been the go-to donors for Democratic political wannabes for decades, controversial Family Guy creator Seth MacFarlane is literally giving them a run for their money. As the Los Angeles Times reports, the 45-year-old writer-director has donated $4.6 million to federal campaigns since 2005,…
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Members of the Los Angeles Jewish community and other immigrant rights advocates want the Trump administration to shut down the immigrant detention centers along the southern U.S. border, where detainees and politicians alike have reported a variety inhumane conditions. On Sunday, protesters congregated outside of DTLA’s Metropolitan Detention Center during the Jewish holiday of Tisha…
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The release of Quentin Tarantino’s Once Upon a Time in Hollywood has everyone looking back at the summer of ’69. Legendary celebrity stylist Carrie White wasn’t just there, she had her fingers in the hair of everyone Jimi Hendrix to Sharon Tate, whose brutal murder at the hands of the Manson Family ushered in the…
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While sex abuse- and corruption-plagued USC is still letting some students connected to the admissions scam sweat out their fates, 19-year-old Instagram and YouTube superstar Olivia Jade has reportedly decided the university can drop dead as she returns to her dream of owning the internet. Jade’s parents, Full House and Fuller House star Lori Loughlin…