» Kobe and Gianna Bryant were laid to rest in a private funeral. A memorial ceremony for the public will be held later this month. [E! News]
» Kevin de León canceled a campaign event planned at the home of a man accused of setting fire to a homeless encampment. De León’s team states that the event was coordinated with the arson suspect’s father, the president of the Eagle Rock Chamber of Commerce, and they did not know that his son, Daniel Nogueria, also lived at the house. [Los Angeles Times]
» The Los Angeles Fire Department will by the first EV fire engine in America. The cutting-edge truck is being fully customized for the LAFD’s needs. [CBS Los Angeles]
» Occidental College has hired a new president, Harry J. Elam Jr. Most recently a senior administration official at Stanford, Elam will replace Jonathan Veitch, who is retiring after 11 years with the school. [The Eastsider]
» Disneyland has raised ticket prices yet again. Some passes will now crack the $200-a-day mark on popular days. [Los Angeles Times]
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Gucci Osteria da Massimo Bottura Brings High Style to L.A. Dining
Branded in-store restaurants are more likely to be tourist traps than dining destinations–Tommy Bahama Cafe, anyone?–but leave it to Gucci to bring style and luxury to the genre. Opening on February 17, Gucci Osteria da Mossimo Bottura–on the roof of the brand’s Rodeo Drive boutique–is set to be one of L.A.’s most fashionable new eateries.
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