Morning Brief: Some Local Bars Embrace Proof of Vax for Entry

Also, Harvey Weinstein extradited to L.A., and more

» A growing number of L.A. bars are requiring vax card for entry. According to L.A. Taco, the Short Stop, Footsie’s, Blind Barber, Bar Henry, the Lash, Melody Lounge, and Gold Diggers are among the local watering holes asking prospective patrons for proof of vaccination or a negative test result. [L.A. Taco]

» Turns out one of the few things Democrats and Republicans in the House of Representatives may be able to agree on is the #FreeBritney movement. On Tuesday, lawmakers unveiled a bipartisan piece of legislation aimed at ending abuse in court-ordered conservatorships. [CNN]

» One-time movie producer Harvey Weinstein has been extradited to Los Angeles and could head to court sometime this week on rape charges. He’s accused of sexually assaulting five women in Southern California between 2013 and 2017. [Los Angeles Times]

» The couple accused of sparking the deadly El Dorado fire during a gender reveal party in Yucaipa last year have officially been charged with involuntary manslaughter. Charles Morton, a 39-year-old firefighter, was killed in the blaze.  [KTLA]

» Great news, attractive aging men. “Zaddy” is one of more than 300 words that have been added to [NY Post]


» As Fares Rise and Rates Plummet, California Rideshare Drivers Are Staging a Strike At a series of protests across the state, Uber and Lyft drivers will call for the Senate to pass a piece of pro-union legislation

» Smoke from the West’s Wildfires Has Made It All the Way to NYC 
A red sun gleamed over Central Park this morning as a weather system carried a little bit of the West Coast to the East Coast

» Why ‘Ghost World’ Was 20 Years Ahead of Its Time Terry Zwigoff’s 2001 cult classic about two alienated teen misfits was far more prescient than anyone


Dumplings from Ms. Chi, pastrami from Langer’s, and ice cream sandwiches from Milk all sell like hot cakes on Goldbelly (Photos courtesy

L.A.’s Biggest Hits on Goldbelly

Since launching in 2013, Goldbelly has built a thriving business that enables customers to order favorite food items from around the country via express delivery with UPS or FedEx and, often, a lot of dry ice. The e-commerce platform did particularly well during the pandemic—it recently raised $100 million in funding and saw sales quadruple over the past year. More than 300 Los Angeles-area restaurants are on Goldbelly. For our 2021 Best of L.A. issue, we asked the company to reveal the most popular ones.


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