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Friday Playlist: New Music for Your Weekend

New music from Dj Khaled and Cardi B, Billie Eilish, and more
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Will Council President Nury Martinez Jump into the Mayor’s Race?

The Valley councilwoman may join a roster that already has two City Hall veterans
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Dogecoin Investors Hope Cryptomaniac Elon Musk Will Make Them Rich on ‘SNL’

Meanwhile the Tesla billionaire is warning people to proceed with caution
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45 Perfect Weekend Getaways In and Around L.A.

A whole bunch of reasons to get up and go–without getting on a plane
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Can the Bar Industry Be Rescued? Naturally, We Asked Jon Taffer

The ’Bar Rescue’ host talks the future of drinking out, filming during COVID, and setting his sights on Vegas during an unprecedented crisis
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Scarlett Johansson Has Become Hollywood’s Canary in a Coal Mine

As the movie industry plots a big summer return, everyone's holding their breath to see if our most versatile actress will help 'Black Widow' soar
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Morning Brief: Sheriff Villanueva Refuses to Name Deputies Involved in Shootings

Also, Metro brings back bike share on the Westside, and more
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Some of the Best Things to Do in L.A. This Weekend

A virtual classic film fest, a fundraiser for magicians, and more
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What to Stream This Weekend: ‘The Boy from MedellĂ­n’ and More

A roundup of the best movies and shows available right in your living room
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Caitlyn Jenner Is Concerned the Unhoused Are Making California Inhospitable to Private Jet Owners

The recall candidate also talked to Hannity about building the wall, keeping trans girls out of girls sports, and more
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Where to Go for Mother’s Day Brunch in Los Angeles

Celebrate mom with a special meal
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Kevin Spacey May Have Managed to Elude a $40 Million Sex Assault Suit

A judge decided an anonymous Spacey accuser has to identify himself or drop his claim against the 'House of Cards' actor
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A New Volunteer Board Is Looking at How L.A. County Can Better Serve Crime...

As District Attorney George Gascón fields criticism from victims’ rights advocates, a diverse advisory board his office established is taking on a big task
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L.A. Pride Cancels Its 2021 Pride Parade

There won't be shirtless guys in hot pants rolling down Santa Monica this year, but revelers can celebrate with a slate of virtual events

Morning Brief: LAPD Breaks Up Chris Brown’s Big Birthday Bash

Also, a judge upholds Gov. Newsom's use of emergency powers, and more
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Animal Advocates Aren’t Wild About John Cox’s ‘Meet the Beast’ Campaign Rollout

The Republican recall hopeful is presenting himself as a tough guy—with the help of a 1,000-pound bear
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Covina City Council Issues Vote of ‘No Confidence’ in DA GascĂłn

Symbolic votes in La Mirada, Whittier, and Lancaster suggest discontent with the progressive prosecutor's policies
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This Local Couple Turned Their Love of Dogs into the Family Business

Each week we ask a local couple, 'How did you meet?'
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What to Expect When the Magic Castle Reopens in May

The legendary venue won't be accepting guests for the time being, but there's a way to see magic in the meantime
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A Look at Billionaire Eli Broad’s ‘Unreasonable’ Legacy

Why the late businessman and "venture philanthropist" did more than anyone in the last four decades to shape the landscape of Los Angeles
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Where to Get Some of the Best Margaritas in L.A.

Shaken or frozen, with salt or without. However you like your margarita, these spots won't disappoint.
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Morning Brief: Women File Suit Against LAPD for ‘Terrifying’ Incident

Also, LAUSD scraps its plan for an extended school year, and more
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Is Mayor Garcetti Being Considered for an India Ambassadorship?

Axios reported today that Joe Biden is considering L.A.'s mayor for an "ambassadorship, possibly India"
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Huntington Beach City Councilman Tito Ortiz, Who Is Very Much Employed, Filed for Unemployment

Huntington Beach's Mayor Pro Tem reported to the government that he was suffering from a "lack of work"
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The Pandemic May Be Waning in L.A., but Gun Violence Isn’t

Experts hope easing restrictions will actually help reverse a spike in violence
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Guerrilla Tacos Is Putting a (Cinnamon) Twist on Taco Bell Classics

On Cinco de Mayo, Guerrilla Tacos will reinvent America's most popular “Mexican food"
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L.A. County Has Reached the Yellow Tier and More Reopenings Are Set for Thursday

Coronavirus cases have dropped low enough to move to the state's least-restrictive tier–assuming they don't go back up
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Mohamed Hadid Is Fighting for His Right to Develop a Popular L.A. Hiking Spot

Last week, a foreclosure auction on the developer's Franklin Canyon property was halted, but the future of the land still hangs in the balance
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What a Bout of COVID-19 Made Me Realize About My Bond with My Grandmother

For the past 90 years, my Grammy Rita has led a life packed with glamorous highs and dramatic dips. But it wasn’t until she fell ill last year that I appreciated the starring role she’s played in my own life
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An Updated Guide to Los Angeles Farmers Markets

Find the region's best produce and more at these weekly markets
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Morning Brief: California Senator Alex Padilla’s Big Challenge

Also, domestic workers call for workplace protections, and more
CITY HALL

2020 Was Another Big Year for Fiscal Chicanery in L.A. City Government

The City Controller’s Waste Fraud and Abuse reports reveal 460 complaints about inefficiency and financial malfeasance
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Rep. Mike Garcia Challenged to Return Campaign Donation from Matt Gaetz

Rep. Gaetz is the subject of an investigation into allegations of sex trafficking and public corruption

Masked and Magical: Disneyland Is Back

Photos from a colorful, magical post-pandemic reopening day at the Happiest Place on Earth
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Kevin Merida Has Been Selected as Executive Editor of the Los Angeles Times

The esteemed journalist was a frequently-mentioned favorite during the months-long search
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Why Billie Eilish’s New Video Is Bringing Britney Spears to Mind

Nineteen years ago, another blond pop icon was asserting her independence as she made the treacherous journey from girlhood to womanhood in the public eye
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A New Podcast Network Highlights the Hilarious and Heart-Breaking Stories of Restaurant Life

A collection of podcasts from current and former hospitality industry pros dish up the truth about what servers really experience
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Morning Brief: L.A. County Marks a Day Without Reported COVID Deaths

Also, L.A. Public Library resumes some in-person services, and more
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Billionaire Philanthropist and Art Collector Eli Broad Has Passed Away at 87

One of L.A.’s wealthiest and most influential figures, Broad is widely credited with reshaping the city
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These Small-Batch Bakers Are Achieving Pretzel Perfection

Don't get it twisted. (Or do, actually.)
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James Bond’s Gun, Bruce Lee’s Nunchucks, and More Sell for Big Bucks at Auction

A peek at some of the interesting Hollywood memorabilia cinephiles bought for top dollar this week
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Marilyn Manson Sued for Rape, Battery, and Sex Trafficking by Actress Ex Esmé Bianco

A suit filed by the 'Game of Thrones' actress and model details abuse she says included being cut with a Nazi knife by the shock rocker
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Much of L.A., Neighboring Counties Now in ‘Extreme Drought’ Conditions

According to a new report, much the region is experiencing ’extreme’–in some cases ’exceptional’–drought
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A Storied Highland Park Studio Is Still Shedding New Light on Stained Glass

After 120-plus years, Judson Studios is making stained glass that's exciting to 21st century eyes
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How a Beloved North Hollywood Rose Farm Bounced Back from a Thorny Situation

After COVID caused business to wilt, Rose Lane Farms is ready to celebrate spring
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5 Things to Watch, Read, and Listen To in May

Your cultural agenda this month includes a new St. Vincent record, an exhibit of iPhone nudes, and more
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Morning Brief: Why Is Vaccine Demand Declining in L.A. County?

Also, anti-vaxxers are forging vaccination cards, and more
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Latino Voters Will Be Key in the Recall Election—but It’s Unclear How They’ll Lean

According to experts, California's Latino voters remain a 'critical unknown' for Governor Gavin Newsom
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Suspects Have Been Arrested in the Shooting and Robbery of Lady Gaga’s Dog Walker

One of the five suspects in custody is believed to be the same woman who turned the dogs into authorities
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If a Dem Needs to Run in the Newsom Recall, Keep an Eye on...

In the event that California's governor pulls a French Laundry II, these Southern California Democrats may need to enter the fray

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