Daily Brief: André Leon Talley Dies at 73, Free Rapid COVID Tests

Also, after a lengthy court battle, Ventura County has released video and 911 calls from the Nov. 7, 2018 mass shooting at Borderline Bar and Grill in Thousand Oaks

» André Leon Talley, Fashion Icon and Former ‘Vogue’ Editor, Dies at 73 The legendary fashion journalist, author, and former editor-at-large of U.S. Vogue died Tuesday at a hospital in White Plains, New York. A cause of death was not revealed as of Tuesday evening. [The Hollywood Reporter]

» Here’s How to Get Your Hands on Free COVID-19 Tests In an effort to remedy nationwide shortages, the Biden administration on Tuesday launched its website for Americans to order free rapid COVID tests. [ABC7]

» Grammy Awards Rescheduled for April in Las Vegas The 64th annual Grammy Awards will now take place on April 3 at the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas. [The Hollywood Reporter]

» Dodgers Promote Brandon Gomes to General Manager The former major league pitcher, who joined the Los Angeles Dodgers following his retirement from playing in 2016, was named the new general manager for the team. [ABC7]

» Ventura County Releases Video and 911 Calls From Borderline Mass Shooting After a drawn out series of legal battles with the Los Angeles Times, the Associated Press and the publisher of the Ventura County Star, Ventura County on Tuesday released more than 90 emergency calls and a dozen body-camera and security videos from the Nov. 7, 2018 mass shooting at Borderline Bar and Grill in Thousand Oaks. [Los Angeles Times]

» California Surpasses More Than 7 Million COVID Cases The Golden State has recorded more than seven million COVID cases since the start of the pandemic—just one week after the state tallied its 6 millionth case. [KTLA]

» Tesla Driver Charged with Vehicular Manslaughter Over Autopilot Crash California prosecutors have filed two counts of vehicular manslaughter against the driver of a Tesla on Autopilot who ran a red light, crashed into another car, and killed two people in 2019. [The Guardian]


» Mayor Garcetti Nominates First Female LAFD Fire Chief If confirmed by the City council, Kristin Crowley would become the first woman to lead the city’s fire agency

» Suspected Armed Robbery Gang Terrorizes Southeast L.A. The cops are hunting for a group of men suspected of robbing three conveniences stores at gunpoint Monday night

» 4 Takeaways From Andrew Goldman’s Never-Before-Heard Peter Bogdanovich Interview for ‘The Originals’ During an interview before he died, the late director opened up about his previous relationships and how he hated working with Cher on ‘Mask’


L.A. Hotspot Craig’s and Illesteva Team Up for a Limited-Edition Collaboration

It was a match made in heaven when the iconic Los Angeles restaurant Craig’s, equally known for its clubby atmosphere as its celebrity clientele, came together with Illesteva for an exclusive collaboration. The “of the moment” designer sunglass company has built up quite a reputation for itself among Hollywood’s elite counting Lady Gaga, Kanye West, Kate Moss, and many A-Listers as fans of the handmade Italian glasses.

“I’m a longtime fan of Illesteva, and when they reached out to me with the idea of a collaboration, I knew that it was something that I wanted to make happen,” said Craig Susser, founder of Craig’s Los Angeles.


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