Daily Brief: Brad and Jen Break the Internet, Virus Screenings at LAX, and More

Also more racetrack deaths, a new baby gorilla, and cool tech at the Women’s March

» At last night’s SAG awards, Brad Pitt and Jennifer Anniston enjoyed a brief moment of friendly physical contact, and the internet lost its shit.  [Page Six

» Three horses died at the Santa Anita racetrack this weekend. Two of horses were killed after fracturing ankles during competition, one of the deaths has not been explained.   [Fox 11]

» As an outbreak spreads across China, LAX will be one of the first U.S. airports to start screening passengers for Coronavirus. [Los Angeles Times]

» New technology helped bring art and activism to L.A.’s Women’s March. Artists were able to create “digital street art” for marchers to experience with an augmented reality app.  [TechCrunch]

» A very special new baby: The L.A. Zoo welcomed the birth of its first baby gorilla in over 20 years. Western lowland gorillas are classified as “critically endangered.” [NBC Los Angeles]

» If you have some time on your hands today, CNN has rounded up 65 ways Donald Trump has been dishonest about the impeachment[CNN]


» L.A. Teachers Are Suing Delta for the Fuel Dump Over Their School Gloria Allred is helping four Park Avenue Elementary teachers seek unspecified damages

» WeHo Landmark Circus of Books Returns to Life as Chi Chi LaRue’s Circus Sex toys and porn are joined by art, books, and more at the adult movie director and drag diva’s new Santa Monica Boulevard space

» Inside the Race for Herb Wesson’s Open City Council Seat Voters in Council District 10—which includes Koreatown, Wilshire Center, and Arlington Heights—have to pick a new council rep in March


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This Line of Candles Is Inspired by the Sights and Smells of the San Fernando Valley

Michelle Alvarado is a genuine Valley Girl. Raised in North Hollywood from the age of 2, she currently lives in Granada Hills, works in Encino, and attended school at CSU Northridge. For Valley Girl Apothecary, her line of small-batch soy candles, she opened her senses to the sights and smells of her surroundings for inspiration.

No. 01 Northridge (orange blossom and neroli; citrusy and light floral notes), for instance, was inspired by the orange grove on the college campus. No. 04 Ventura Blvd. (double-shot vanilla latte; coffee and vanilla notes) was inspired by her commute to work.


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