Daily Brief: The Search for Ghislaine Maxwell, Long Beach’s LGBTQ Score, and More


» This week’s winter storm shut down I-5 through the Grapevine on Thanksgiving morning, making for a nightmare travel day. [Los Angeles Times]

» Long Beach earned a perfect score on an annual study of LGBTQ-friendliness. The study is conducted by the Human Rights Campaign; Long Beach has topped the list for eight years. [Long Beach Press Telegram]

» The search for Ghislaine Maxwell continues. The alleged enabler of Jeffrey Epstein continues to evade the law enforcement agencies and media outlets scouring the globe to find her.  [Vanity Fair]

» A Simi Hills mountain lion is the newest member of L.A.’s big cat pack. Known as P-77, the 2-year-old female has been outfitted with a radio collar so scientists can track her.  [KTLA]

» Freeway Rick Ross, once a notorious cocaine kingpin, has a new career. Now the former trafficker is helping Black people who were once jailed for minor drug crimes get into the business of legal weed.  [Vice]

» Looking for something to watch for the long weekend? SPIN has dug up videos of their 30 favorite performances from MTV Unplugged. The live concert series was a mainstay of the channel in the 1990s.  [SPIN]


» The Shuttering of OC Weekly Leaves a Gaping Hole in Orange County’s Media Landscape The day before Thanksgiving, a SoCal news desert just got a little more arid

» Things Just Keep Getting Worse at Office-Sharing Giant WeWork The faltering startup is based in New York, but has a big footprint in L.A.

» Court Shoots Down Trump’s Bid to Delay Defamation Suit by Sex Assault Accuser The ruling opens the door for the President to be deposed by accuser Summer Zervos’s lawyers

» Fiona Hill Unintentionally Plugged a New Book During Her Impeachment Testimony Nicholas Meyer’s latest Sherlock Holmes tale centers around an old anti-semitic text that was the original ”fake news”


Christmas Tamales Los Angeles

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L.A.’s Best Places to Order Tamales

For many families, no holiday table would be complete without an order of tamales. Unfortunately, in the modern world, we don’t always have time to whip up a batch of the ancient dish on our own. Luckily,  there are plenty of spots around L.A. that will set you up with all the to-go tamales your celebration requires.


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