Morning Brief: L.A. Unified Eyes a Late-April Opening of Middle and High Schools

Also an infamous mega-mansion runs into trouble, and more
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» L.A. Unified now plans to reopen middle and high schools by late April. The district is hoping to bring older kids back to campus before the end of the school year–but some teachers remain dubious of the plan. [Los Angeles Times]

» Pfizer and Moderna’s vaccines could be less effective against certain emergent strains of COVID-19 than previously thought. Both companies have already announced development of booster shots to tackle the B.1.351 variant, also known as the South Africa variant.  [Business Insider]

» In yet another blow to the “mega-mansion” industry, the $500 million Bel-Air property known as The One appears may be headed for foreclosure. The developer behind the ostentatious project has 90 days to pay back $110 million in debt. [Los Angeles Times]

» Coming to America 2 may be king of pandemic movie premieres. The Amazon Prime comedy amassed the largest opening weekend viewership numbers of any new release in the past 12 months, according to a report.  [The Hollywood Reporter]


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» Taken in the Il Pastaio Robbery? A $500,000 Watch The robbery that resulted in the taking of a local jeweler’s exorbitant Richard Mille watch and the shooting of a bystander is part of a “disturbing trend,” police say

» Stanley Tucci Still Doesn’t See Himself a Leading Man The Oscar-nominated actor turned travel host is searching for Italy—and settling in to the aesthete he’s always been


ONE MORE THING

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Photo courtesy Goop Kitchen

From Yoni Eggs to Yummy Eats: Goop Launches a Virtual Restaurant

Not everyone needs a 20-pound weighted blanket, ylang-ylang + calendula deodorant, a lace eye mask, or design-conscious vibrator, but everyone needs to eat—and Gwyneth Paltrow seems to know that.

Goop Kitchen is a new virtual restaurant from Paltrow’s lifestyle brand that delivers to Santa Monica, Venice, Pacific Palisades, Brentwood, and Beverly Hills.

 [FULL STORY]


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