Wednesday, April 1, 2020
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At least a dozen Iranian students who were set to begin engineering and computer science graduate programs in the U.S.—mostly within the University of California system—had their student visas revoked at the last minute, and without explanation, earlier this month. As The New York Times reports, the scholars, who had been accepted to such prestigious…
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Welcome to a new week, full of opportunities to enjoy all the music, film, and other fun things to do in Los Angeles. Never be bored again! Hello Kitty Friends Around the World Tour Monday, September 23 Hello Kitty turns 45 this year, so Sanrio is celebrating with a big event. This pop-up, which continues…
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What gets the most attention? That’s the thought running through the minds of the female Emmy nominees and presenters— and Billy Porter—as they choose their Emmy, Globes, and Oscars red carpet looks. And we’re talking “looks” as in the whole package—gowns, jewelry, shoes, hair, and makeup. They want to be the night’s top trendsetters, and…
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This week, a long-awaited “raid” of the secretive government site Area 51—which has for decades been rumored to contain evidence of extraterrestrial life—was set to take place in the small town of Rachel, Nevada. Inspired by a joke event on Facebook, which turned into a viral meme and garnered over 2 million attendees who claimed…
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Everyone’s always obsessing over what the young people are into—but what about our elders? Los Angeles correspondent Ben Kawaller headed down to the Veterans Memorial Complex in Culver City for the Golden Future Senior Expo where the 60-and-over set was exploring CBD oil, pharmacies, and publishing their own memoirs, and talking Grindr also for some…
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YouTube is breaking the hearts of many of its most beloved creators, announcing yesterday that it will be stripping an army video makers of their hard-won verification checkmarks. In a shift that seems geared to win over more traditional celebrities and companies, YouTube is giving the shaft to many of its homegrown personalities. But, as…
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In our series How Did You Meet?, local couples tell us how they first hooked up. Ty and Lamont met in their early teens. He remembers spotting her while riding his bike around the neighborhood. They were both in middle school but he wanted to meet her immediately. “I asked my friend, ‘Who is that young…
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Federal prosecutors announced Thursday that they’re charging Democratic donor and West Hollywood resident Ed Buck with “distribution of methamphetamine resulting in death” in connection with the death of Gemmel Moore, a 26-year-old man who overdosed in Buck’s apartment in 2017. Buck, who has been linked to several drug overdoses and deaths in recent years, will…
A vote on Darrell Issa’s bid to head Trump’s U.S. Trade and Development Commission has been postponed until the White House makes the former San Diego Republican congressman’s FBI file available to the entire Senate Foreign Affairs Committee, committee chair Jim Risch (R-Idaho) announced yesterday. “We’re going to get this file open,” Risch said. It’s…
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Monday is the first official day of Autumn, so time to make the most of the last weekend of summer. This weekend we’re checking out Kamasi Washington, rubber ducky races, a beach cleanup, and more. Halloween Horror Nights Thursday-Sunday, through Nov. 3 It doesn’t quite feel like Halloweentime yet, but Universal Studios Hollywood is getting…