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The Curious Rise of Twitter Power Broker Yashar Ali

In just a few years, he's become one of the most fearsome media figures in the country—mobilizing his vast Twitter following to promote his famous friends and punish foes. Can his own past survive similar scrutiny?
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California’s State of Emergency Will Continue After the Big Reopening. What Does It Mean?

Gov. Gavin Newsom's critics are painting it as a power grab, but keeping a state of emergency in effect isn't necessarily out of the ordinary
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Britney Spears’s Upcoming Court Appearance Is Already Making Waves

Advocates for conservatorship reform hope renewed pressure from the #FreeBritney crowd will help a key piece of legislation succeed in California
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How Debutante Culture Became Part of Black Life in L.A.

Presenting teen girls at balls and cotillions has been a high-society tradition since the 18th century, but in the African American community, the ritual is about so much more
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L.A.’s Next Big City Election Is Less Than a Year Away. Here’s What You Need to Know Now

A look at the burgeoning races, including contests for mayor, city attorney, county supervisor, and sheriff
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Hard Kombucha Is This Summer’s Drink of the Moment

Put down the White Claw and pick up the new hip sip
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The Citizen App’s Pilot Program Nods to the Future of On-Demand Policing

The community crime app raised questions when it sent a patrol vehicle out into the streets of L.A.
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Updated! The 2021 Music Festival Guide

What’s coming back, when, and what you need to know
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In Hollywood, Three Guys from Jersey Opened an East Coast Deli That’s an L.A. Original

New counter-service sandwich spot Ggiata is dishing up Italian-American faves with a California twist
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Years After Its Founder’s Death, Cult Publisher Feral House Is Still Celebrating the Bizarre

The L.A.-founded indie publisher continues to put out books that probe our culture's hidden corners, from UFO cults to Satanists