Daily Brief: Taxi Drivers Strike at LAX, a Nipsey Hussle Book Club, and More

Plus John Baldessari dies and a tech mogul gets sued
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» Taxi drivers gathered at LAX on Monday morning to protest new policies that ban curbside pickups. Workers say the rules are making it even harder for them to compete with rideshare companies like Uber and Lyft [CBS Los Angeles]

» After L.A. rapper Nipsey Hussle passed away last year, a meme listing some of his favorite books went viral. Today, The Marathon Book Club meets monthly to discuss and draw inspiration from those literary works. [Los Angeles Times]

» John Baldessari, the influential L.A. conceptual artist, died at his home in Venice on Thursday at age 88. Known for his hybrid, often humorous works, he helped to transform L.A. into a global art capital. [New York Times]

» Powerful Santa Ana winds are expected to continue in the region through Tuesday morning. The gusts could result in toppled trees and downed power lines across L.A. [Los Angeles Times]

» Martins Beach, a pristine, privately owned stretch of beach in San Mateo County, has been the subject of multiple lawsuits by organizations who contend that it should be public. Now, the state is suing its Silicon Valley billionaire owner for violating coastal access laws. [Los Angeles Times]


TOP STORIES FROM L.A. MAG

» L.A.’s Controversial DA Jackie Lacey Takes on Her Critics: ‘I Think Prosecutor Is an Honorable Job’ She made history as the county’s first Black DA. Now she’s fighting for her political life Against Black Lives Matter

» The Poster for Gwyneth Paltrow’s ‘Goop Lab’ Is All About the Yoni
Marketing for G.P.’s Netflix show is arousing attention

» Fresh Off a Hit Comedy Special About Depression, Gary Gulman Continues to Prove Laughter Is the Best Medicine The Judd Apatow-approved funnyman stops by Largo for a three-night stand


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Photo by Rich Fury/Getty Images for Coachella

A New Coachella Documentary Drops in March Celebrating ‘20 Years in the Desert’

Starting in March, fans everywhere will get to learn a little bit more about the most influential music festival on earth. The first official Coachella documentary, Coachella: 20 Years in the Desert, will premiere on YouTube on March 31, 2020.

The first trailer dropped today, a short teaser hinting at what may be to come. Statements from producers claim the film will include never-before-seen footage and interviews, both recent and pulled from deep in the archives.

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