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Daily Brief: LAFD Chief Deputy Retires Amid Sexual Harassment Allegations; Facebook, Instagram Welcome Back Donald Trump

Also, L.A. singles are ditching dating apps and venturing outside in search of love—and finding it in Erewhon supermarkets

Italian Fashion House Claims It’s Beaten AI Surveillance with Mod Apparel

The Manifesto Collection says it can defeat nosey artificial intelligence facial recognition with loud, tacky prints

Scientology Boss David Miscavige ‘Missing’ As Child Trafficking Suit Looms

Plaintiffs' lawyers say Scientology leader David Miscavige has gone on the lam rather than face accusations that the church abused children

Bratz Billionaire Accidentally Triggers Terrorism Mistrial in OC Courthouse

Isaac Larian—CEO of Bratz dolls maker MGA Entertainment—was in court for his own case when he visited another trial during private testimony

24,000 Gallon Spill of Untreated Sewage Shuts Down 3 L.A. Beaches

Health officials downgraded the size of the spill after three beaches were shut down on Wednesday; it’s unclear when they will re-open

LAFD Chief Deputy Quietly Retires Amid Probe Into Sexual Harassment Allegations

Armando Hogan, the department's second-in-command, will lose $250K of his pension payout after allegedly making sexual propositions to a high-ranking staffer

LAMag’s “The Originals”: Stevie Van Zandt on What Sex and Singing with Springsteen Have in Common

The E Street Band’s guitarist dishes on writing his memoir, hating that Beatles doc and why one shouldn't eat garlic before sharing a mic with The Boss

Daily Brief: Oscars’ New Boss; Ex-Fox News Booker Alleges Decades of Sexual Abuse

Also, in a hearing that doubled as a brief family reunion, the Wi Spa suspect maintains innocence of indecent exposure charges

Ex-CEO of Defunct L.A.-Based Non-Profit Admits to Embezzlement

Dixon Slingerland, the former president of the Youth Policy Institute for over two decades, helped raise thousands for Eric Garcetti and Barack Obama's campaigns

Pick Up on Aisle 6! How an Overpriced Supermarket Became L.A.’s Hottest Hook Up Spot

Now that Covid's disruption is (mostly) over, L.A. singles are ditching dating apps and venturing outside in search of love—and finding it in Erewhon supermarkets

Facebook and Instagram Welcome Back Troll King Donald Trump

Reconsidering its decision two years later, Facebook and Instagram parent Meta has allowed onetime POTUS Donald Trump back into its fold

UCLA Lab School Teachers Strike Over Unfair Labor Practices

Educators at the prestigious UCLA Lab School are protesting what they call bad faith from management in the second UC strike in recent months

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Pick Up on Aisle 6! How an Overpriced Supermarket Became L.A.’s Hottest Hook Up Spot

Now that Covid's disruption is (mostly) over, L.A. singles are ditching dating apps and venturing outside in search of love—and finding it in Erewhon supermarkets