Tuesday, January 21, 2020
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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…
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“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…
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» 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…
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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…
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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…
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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…
Just as students at Park Avenue Elementary School in Cudahy were heading out to the playground around noon today, an airplane bound for LAX appeared to release jet fuel over the school, exposing children and teachers to the chemicals. Paramedics treated at least 17 students for exposure. Fox 11 reports that the Delta flight, which…
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The crowd was hell-bent for leather at the Eagle on Saturday night, when the Silver Lake bar hosted the 2020 edition of its annual Mr. Leather Contest. Correspondent Ben Kawaller strapped on some chaps and a studded vest to find out what the hell makes animal hides so appealing to these fine fetishists. RELATED: Inside…
Last week, city and county officials gathered to celebrate the grand opening of a new, 62-unit supportive housing project in South Los Angeles. Located at the corner of 88th and Vermont in the Vermont Vista neighborhood, it was the first housing development to be build with funding from Proposition HHH, a $1.2 billion bond measure…
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Matthew McConaughey is a busy man these days. The 50-year-old actor recently wrapped a stint as a professor at his alma mater, the University of Texas at Austin, teaching film production. He’s also serving as a creative director for Wild Turkey, helping to develop the company’s Longbranch bourbon. In the midst of the recent Southern…