Monday, December 9, 2019
its-a-sad-foot-day-as-the-happy-footsad-foot-sign-comes-down
It’s the end of an era in Silver Lake. Earlier today, Sunset Foot Clinic’s iconic Happy Foot/Sad Foot sign was removed from its post overlooking the intersection of Sunset Boulevard and Benton Way. Following the clinic’s closure at the end of last month, the owner of the building was planning to remove the double-sided sign,…
the-best-things-to-do-in-la.-this-weekend
September is here, and since’s it’s hotter than hell, we’re still making the most of summer. This weekend we’re checking out a TV fest, a Hollywood history exhibit on Catalina Island, and East L.A.’s Mexican Independence Day Parade. PaleyFest Through September 15 The Paley Center’s annual fall preview highlights buzzy new TV shows—like Batwoman, Nancy…
an-all-male-burlesque-review-shimmies-off-the-genres-gender-norms
“It seems odd to say my intention is to contribute to women’s equality by hiring men, but that is my intention,” dancer and choreographer Jillian Schmitz says. “I have wanted to do a male revue for many, many years.” That opportunity has finally arrived for her with Men’s Edition, a new monthly production she created for…
avocado-toast-ice-cream-is-here-and-you-can-thank-a-local-4th-grader
On Friday, Salt & Straw will begin selling scoops of Avocado Toast Supreme at its five Los Angeles locations. The flavor came about as part of the artisanal ice cream purveyor’s annual “Student Inventors” series, where local elementary schoolers submit ideas. “We’ve decided fourth grade classes are our favorite to work with,” says Tyler Malek,…
metro-is-experimenting-with-public-ridesharewithout-the-help-of-uber-or-lyft
Uber has fallen into a major financial slump as of late, reporting more than $5 billion in losses in the second quarter of 2019 and laying off a third of its 1,200-person marketing department in an effort to cut costs. As the company tries to rekindle its once-explosive growth rate, it’s started making moves to…
one-of-the-last-great-socal-bowling-alleys-could-soon-be-gone
One of the last great Southern California bowling centers of the 1950s is scheduled to close soon, and plans are in the works for a supermarket and a Chick-fil-A to take its place. Palos Verdes Bowl opened in 1958 at the height of the bowling boom and the googie-style building features the webbed I beams,…
what-i-learned-about-relationships-from-hanging-out-with-wolves
I recently journeyed into the Angeles National Forest (a first), not to finally be able to say, “Oh, that’s where La Cañada Flintridge is,” but because I was hellbent on petting a wolf. I’ve read Women Who Run with the Wolves and I’m also Team Stark. Wolf Connection in Palmdale offers the opportunity to hike…
the-dealer-who-allegedly-supplied-the-drugs-that-killed-mac-miller-now-faces-federal-charges
On September 7, 2018 rapper Mac Miller was found dead in his Studio City home from what authorities determined to be an accidental overdose of alcohol, cocaine, and fentanyl. Nearly a year later, federal prosecutors have charged Hollywood Hills resident Cameron James Pettit in connection with the death. Investigators claim that Pettit sold Miller (whose…
records-reportedly-show-that-usc-has-a-habit-of-counting-rich-parents-money
Lawyers for a father indicted in the college admissions scandal argued in court yesterday that USC’s own internal documents prove that making exorbitant donations to USC in order to give their kids a leg up in the admissions process is par for the course at the troubled university, Bloomberg reports. Miami developer Robert Zangrillo is accused…
two-men-are-accused-of-starting-the-eagle-rock-fire-by-setting-a-homeless-encampment-ablaze
On August 25, a quick-spreading brush fire consumed 30 acres of parched land near the interchange of the 2 and 134 freeways, imperiling homes, clogging traffic, and causing widespread anxiety about the wildfire season ahead. Early in their investigation, fire officials reported that the fire had likely started in the 2900 block of West Colorado…