Daily Brief: In-N-Out Burger Owner Talks to Florida Gov. After COVID Disputes

Also, Lady Gaga quietly sells her Laurel Canyon compound and Adele opens up about her divorce to Simon Konecki

» Just weeks after two In-N-Out Burger locations were temporarily closed for failing to check the vaccination statuses of its patrons, the restaurant’s owner Lynsi Snyder-Ellingson, had a call with Florida Governor Ron DeSantis on Monday to discuss the possibility of expanding to the Sunshine State. During that conversation, DeSantis’ offered to do business with the burger joint, but In-N-Out said in a statement to ABC that they have “no plans or intention to expand operations or move its corporate headquarters to Florida.” [ABC7]

» In the December cover story of Rolling Stone, Adele, opened up about her divorce from Simon Konecki. “It made me really sad,” the 33-year-old singer said. “Then having so many people that I don’t know know that I didn’t make that work … it fucking devastated me. I was embarrassed. No one made me feel embarrassed, but you feel like you didn’t do a good job.” [Rolling Stone]

» A judge on Wednesday denied a request from the Los Angele Police Protective League for a temporary restraining order against the city’s COVID vaccine mandate. California Superior Court Judge Mitchell L. Beckloff said the police union did not provide enough evidence that any immediate harm was present. [CBS Los Angeles]

» Jeopardy! is launching a new tournament in December that gives American professors the chance to compete for a prize of $100,000 every weeknight. Fifteen college and university professors, who have already been selected, will compete from Dec. 6-17 in the “2021 Professors Tournament.” [People]

» Following an investigation into a drug-trafficking organization based in Mexico, the Huntington Beach Police Department seized more than $1 million in narcotics and arrested two people this week. Two men, ages 21 and 29, who have not been named yet, were taken into custody Tuesday evening in the city of Bell, authorities said. [Los Angeles Times]


» Homeless Veterans In L.A. Still Struggling With Housing Options The yearlong study is the first to systematically track a group of veterans experiencing homelessness in Los Angeles

» Manson Family’s Leslie Van Houten Cleared for Parole Again The case will now move to the board’s legal division for a 120-day review

» Travis Scott’s Astroworld Tragedy: 10 Newest Developments Eight people were killed and hundreds were injured at the music festival in Houston


Something yummy from our last Food Event

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After a year hiatus due to the COVID pandemic, Los Angeles magazine is psyched to bring back our annual Food Event on November 14. This marks the event’s 15th year, and will be held at the breathtaking Hummingbird Nest Ranch in the Santa Susana Mountains. It will feature fab food and cocktails from some of our favorite Los Angeles-based restaurants.

Chefs including Raphael Lunetta of Lunetta All Day in Santa Monica, Moises Placencia of Theía, will also be on hand doing live cooking demos, as will a slew of beverage brands to keep you sipping in style. Jessica Vilchis, co-host of California Live on NBC4, will host the special cooking demonstrations.

Here’s a sneak peek at a small handful of the (subject-to-change) menus chefs shared with us in advance. Please do not read this if you’re hungry and don’t forget to get your tickets here.

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