Book Excerpt: How A Branch of the Getty Family Became LGBTQ Icons

LAMag is proud to present an exclusive excerpt from James Reginato's book, "Growing Up Getty: The Story of America’s Most Unconventional Dynasty," out this week from Gallery Books/Simon & Schuster.

Miss USA Org Opens L.A. Mental Health-Focused MISS Academy in Response to Cheslie Kryst’s Death

“The passing of Cheslie Kryst was definitely a catalyst to make these workshops,” Miss USA President told LA Mag.
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As the Pandemic Turned Life in L.A. Upside Down, Local Nonprofits Had to Pivot on the Fly

Three local charities explain how they adjusted their missions to help vulnerable communities weather COVID-19—and why it will be key to California’s recovery
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MacKenzie Scott’s $2.7 Billion Round of Giveaways Was a Boon for L.A. Charities

The former Mrs. Jeff Bezos infused a bunch of local organizations with cash
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A $500k Gift from Alex Trebek Is Helping Fund a Bridge Housing Center for L.A.’s Homeless

The Jeopardy! host passed away last year, but his legacy will live on at the Trebek Center in Northridge
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After a Pair of Failures at the Ballot Box, Michael Weinstein Still Has Affordable Housing on His Agenda

AIDS Healthcare Foundation’s polarizing president has become an advocate for tenants—and a vocal critic of Governor Gavin Newsom
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When Disaster Struck in Texas, These Two Angelenos Rented a Truck and Hit the Road to Help

As Chris Petroff and Regina Carpinelli made their way from L.A. to Austin last week, their mission to deliver essential supplies turned into something bigger than they'd planned
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Mackenzie Scott, Ex-Wife of Jeff Bezos, Has Donated $5.7 Billion in 2020

The philanthropist says the pandemic and racial injustice inspired her to "accelerate" plans to give away her fortune
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Looking for Ways to Give Back this Giving Tuesday? Here Are 27 Good Causes

There’s a lot we can do to help our communities. These local charities and philanthropic effots will welcome your time and/or your money