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» Grand Jury Investigating L.A. County Sheriff’s Department Handling of Deputy Who Knelt on Inmate’s Head In March of 2021, a deputy kneeled on a handcuffed inmate’s head for three minutes. Since then, embattled Sheriff Alex Villanueva has been accused of attempting to brush the incident under the rug. [LA Times]
» 143 Roosters Euthanized After California Cockfighting Bust After officers discovered an illegal cockfighting ring in Jurupa Valley they then spent the night humanely euthanizing the birds. [AP]
» Bert Fields Dies At 93: Powerhouse Showbiz Lawyer For Tom Cruise, Weinsteins and Many Others The sheer volume of A-list celebrities that Bert Fields represented would make a CV impressive enough for most anyone. But the prolific entertainment lawyer also left behind a wide-ranging literary oeuvre, from works on Shakespeare to finishing Mario Puzo’s final novel. [Deadline]
» Report: California Kids Suffer Sharp Rise In Anxiety And Depression California is ranked 33rd in the U.S. in a recent report measuring childhood well-being; levels of depression in kids ages 3 to 17 have tripled in the Golden State since 2016. [Mercury News]
» Salty Water Is Creeping Into Key California Waterways The San Joaquin Delta satisfies about two-thirds of the Golden State’s water needs. But as drought persists, the Delta’s fresh water supply is getting saltier, spelling bad news for California agriculture. [AP]
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“Golden Girls” Set Recreated in Beverly Hills Pop-Up Restaurant
Die-hard fans of the enduring classic 80s sitcom The Golden Girls have likely dreamt of sitting down in a to-scale recreation of the iconic show’s original set for a late-night cheesecake. On Thursday, The Golden Girls Kitchen officially opened its doors to the public and made that dream come true.
As a fully functioning restaurant with a bar, dining room, and kitchen, the Beverly Hills pop-up pays homage to the beloved series. Those staying to eat have access to an on-theme menu, created by Executive Chef Royce Burke. The Lanai, bacon lettuce potato sandwich (Say It Fast) and Sophia’s lasagna al forno all make an appearance.
However, the real attraction is (you guessed it) the desserts. The menu is donned—obviously—with St. Olaf Sweets and features Sperhoven Krispies, Blanche’s George-style cookie, and, of course, a whole lot of cheesecake.
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