TODAY’S ESSENTIAL NEWS
» California To Become First State To Offer Free School Lunches For All Students On average, 1 out of every 5 Californians does not know where their next meal will come from. Beginning this academic year, California’s schools will be the first in the country to implement a Universal Meals program, providing free meals to all schoolchildren. [ABC7]
» Whole Foods CEO Says ‘Socialists Are Taking Over’ Schools And Gun Control Debate John Mackey, the outgoing CEO of the luxury grocery store chain (who once sold bottles of water with three stalks of asparagus in them for $6 dollars a pop) claims that socialists have taken over education, “a lot of corporations,” and the military. And the Whole Foods founder says we can look forward to more of his thoughts on the matter once he retires from his post in six weeks. [Independent]
» Accusing A Cop: One Woman’s Journey Through The LAPD’s Secretive Discipline System After months of internal investigation, the LAPD corroborated the claims of Kelsie Mathews, 35, who alleged that her former boyfriend, an LAPD officer, had sexually assaulted her and acted inappropriately with female arrestees. But the officer, Oscar Rojas, was spared punishment. [LA Times]
» Box Office: ‘Bullet Train’ Leads Ho-Hum Weekend With $13.4M The fast-moving, Brad Pitt-staring Bullet Train brings Hollywood’s summer blockbuster locomotive to a final stop, ending one of the most hopeful sunscreen-season box office hauls in recent years. [THR]
» Dodgers’ 12-game Win Streak Ends; Singer, Royals Blank LA The Dodger’s almost-historic twelve-game win streak was cruelly ended in a 4-0 defeat to the Royals on Sunday. The boys in blue were chasing their all-time Los Angeles record of 13 straight wins set in in 1962. The franchise record of 15 consecutive wins was set in the Dodger’s original Brooklyn home in 1924. [CBSLA]
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The Kawaller Report: Real Talk with the Queens of “RuPaul’s Drag Race”
On Wednesday, LAMag sent intrepid reporter Ben Kawaller to Hollywood’s Carrera Cafe, the exterior of which is currently hosting an eye-catching mural urging Television Academy voters to consider the Emmy-nominated latest season of RuPaul’s Drag Race when casting their ballots for this year’s awards.
The vibrant mural by artist Richard Henderson includes an expertly rendered pop art–inspired array of Season 14’s queens—including Lady Camden, Bosco, Kerri Colby, June Jambalaya, Jasmine Kennedie, and DeJa Skye. These talented divas were on hand in Hollywood at the unveiling and gracious enough to speak with LAMag about the glamorous lives of drag stars and what it was like to work on the smash hit series.
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