Thursday, October 17, 2019
thrifty-is-finally-selling-its-signature-cylindrical-ice-cream-scoopers
The manager of the Miracle Mile Rite-Aid excitedly shouted, “You got the last one! There’s no more!” as she rang up the strangely shaped ice cream scooper I purchased this morning. The stainless steel contraption, kept behind the register, is similar to the one used to create the signature cylindrical scoops that generations of Angelenos…
this-map-tracks-every-wildfire-burning-around-la.
Thousands of acres of Southern California are currently burning as crews work to contain the Saddleridge Fire, Sandalwood Fire, Wendy Fire, Caples Fire, and other simultaneous blazes across the region. Even in areas without active blazes, a red flag warning remains in effect, due to dangerous wind conditions which could amplify the smallest spark. As…
burning-trash-reportedly-sparked-the-sandalwood-fire-thats-killed-at-least-one
A fire that destroyed 74 homes when a garbage truck dumped a burning load of trash at a Calimesa mobile home park yesterday has spread overnight from 500 to 823 acres, Cal Fire reported this morning. As of 7:15 a.m., the fire was only 10 percent contained. Cal Fire officials will hold a press conference…
20-years-ago-la.-became-home-to-the-countrys-first-and-only-thai-town
Local business owner Woranuch Boonprakob has walked up and down the 5000 block of Hollywood Boulevard every day for the past 35 years, taking note of what’s different and what’s the same with every step. As Thai Town approaches its 20th anniversary at the end of the month, Boonprakob describes the neighborhood’s transformation into a…
the-fast-moving-saddleridge-fire-ravages-the-san-fernando-valley-overnight
A fast-moving wildfire destroyed homes, forced evacuations, and resulted in at least one fatality in the San Fernando Valley overnight. As of a press conference at 7:30 a.m., the Saddleridge fire had burned approximately 4,700 acres, was 0 percent contained, and had forced the mandatory evacuation of 12,700 homes from Porter Ranch to the Ventura…
science-and-the-horror-genre-have-always-been-intertwined
A decade after the discovery of King Tutankhamun’s tomb spawned a global fascination with ancient Egypt and rumors of a curse, Boris Karloff appeared on screen covered in makeup that took eight hours to apply in The Mummy. The 1932 film became a horror classic, and a testament to the ways science impacts pop culture.…
the-best-things-to-do-in-la.-this-weekend
The Santa Anas may screw up your hair, but that’s no excuse not to get there and enjoy some of the best stuff going on in L.A. this weekend. Desert Daze Festival October 10-13 Take a weekend off from reality and enter the psychedelic dreamscape of Desert Daze. Set on the sandy banks of Lake…
after-a-stop-at-the-abbey-kamala-harris-promises-an-lgbtq-advocate-in-the-white-house
Senator Kamala Harris announced today that, if elected, she would establish an office of a chief advocate for LGBTQ+ rights within the White House as part of the platform she laid out ahead of tonight’s CNN/Human Rights Campaign town hall on LGBTQ+ issues. “As a first step, Kamala will establish a Chief Advocate for LGBTQ+…
50000-la.-county-residents-could-have-their-power-shut-off-to-prevent-fires
California is bracing for what’s being termed an “extreme wind event,” just at the peak of a hot, dry fire season. Utilities across the state are rolling out planned power outages, in hopes of preventing electric lines from sparking massive wildfires. The latest company to announce a planned outage policy is SoCal Edison, which could…
people-are-calling-for-dave-robertss-head-after-the-dodgers-incomprehensible-loss
All season long, the Dodgers looked like a World Series team—and then the playoffs started. Last night, in game five of a series that increasingly appeared to be an uphill battle, the Dodgers fell 3-7 to the Washington Nationals, a team that made it to the playoffs as the National League wild card. Things went…