Tag: Los Angeles (Calif)

An Artist Who Makes Absurdist Paintings in a Former Church

In Los Angeles, daylight sifts into Calvin Marcus’s studio through panes of pastel-stained glass set in lancet windows. The San Francisco-born artist has lived and worked in this cavernous former synagogue turned Baptist church, constructed in 1928, since May. He found the property in 2016, by which time unknown years of neglect had led to […]

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Two Female Writers Quit Patricia Heaton’s CBS Show After Making Complaints

In May, CBS employees received an email introducing a new plan for handling sexual harassment complaints. There would be a “very expanded and visible” structure, the email said, with “highly trained HR executives” at every CBS program to “ensure safety and build trust.” Trust was an issue at CBS. In the last two years, the […]

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Brown Is the New Black

I’ve had many lively over-the-fence conversations with my Salvadoran-born neighbor, who moved into my primarily black Los Angeles neighborhood with his wife and children three years ago. Rene and I banter easily about a whole host of things that we have in common, from our shared love of animals to our growing dismay about the […]

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Trump Called Woman Who Accused Him of Sexual Assault, Records Show

President Trump exchanged several calls with a former contestant on “The Apprentice” who has accused him of sexually assaulting her about a decade before he was elected, according to cellphone records made public on Tuesday as part of a lawsuit against him. Mr. Trump and the woman, Summer Zervos, were in touch six times during […]

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A Celebrity Sommelier Is Accused of Sexual Assault

On Sept. 10, Wine & Spirits magazine posted an image of its October cover on Instagram. Behind the bold type — “BEST NEW SOMMS” — was the smiling face of Anthony Cailan, a sommelier named by his peers as a future leader of the $300 billion global wine business. Mr. Cailan’s coronation was unsurprising to […]

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California Fires Live Updates: Homes Burn in San Bernardino

Here’s what you need to know: Video A new fire broke out in Southern California, where powerful winds threatened to worsen conditions. In Northern California, the Kincade fire is now 45 percent contained.CreditCredit…Kyle Grillot for The New York Times Evacuations were ordered in the middle of the night in San Bernardino. Multiple homes were burning […]

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California Fires Live Updates: Santa Ana Winds Raise Threat

Here’s what you need to know: Video A forecast of powerful winds and low humidity was expected to worsen conditions for the fires that are burning in Northern and Southern California.CreditCredit…Eric Thayer for The New York Times Strong winds could drive ‘extreme fire behavior’ in Southern California. California was facing the worst kind of weather […]

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The Nightly Feasts of Little Guatemala, Los Angeles

LOS ANGELES — Using the edge of a carbon-steel razor blade, Antonio Morales scrapes pieces of browning onion from a wide, sizzling flat top. Every day, starting at around 5 p.m., he modifies the traditions he brought with him from Guatemala to Los Angeles, adapting his food to the city’s most accommodating form: the taco. […]

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While California Fires Rage, the Rich Hire Private Firefighters

Don Holter is an owner of Mt. Adams Wildfire, a private contractor in the Sierra Nevada foothills near Sacramento. Most of his business comes from contracts with federal agencies, but his company is one of only five private firms in California that he knows of that work directly for homeowners. Most don’t advertise the service […]

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Pairs Well With Weed

[Sign up for our daily newsletter about news from California here.] WEST HOLLYWOOD — The food at West Hollywood’s first weed restaurant, Lowell Farms: A Cannabis Cafe, isn’t actually infused with weed. But the cuisine could certainly be described as cannabis complementary. There are vegan nachos and upscale corn dogs; French fries and Angus burgers; […]

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In the Van With the ‘Juicers’ Who Round Up and Recharge Lime Scooters

LOS ANGELES — Michelle and Gonzalo Cabezas begin their nightly scavenger hunt at 10. That’s when they start looking for the Lime scooters that people rent and ride by the minute — and leave wherever they please. “People take them to the darnedest spots,” Mrs. Cabezas said from the passenger seat of her husband’s cargo […]

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To Treat Chronic Ailments, Fix Diet First

On the kitchen counter in her Leimert Park apartment in Los Angeles, Diane Henry lays out her meals for the week. They’re frozen, in equal-sized containers: Florentine tart, noodles with carrots, oven-fried chicken with brown rice and carrots, and Moroccan chicken. She didn’t choose the menu, but she does get a few options. Generally she’s […]

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As Homelessness Surges in California, So Does a Backlash

[Sign up for our daily newsletter about news from California here.] OAKLAND, Calif. — Insults like “financial parasites” and “bums” have been hurled at them. Fences, potted plants and other barriers have been erected to keep them off sidewalks. Citizen patrols have been organized, vigilante style, to walk the streets and push them out. California […]

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Marijuana and Vaping: Shadowy Past, Dangerous Present

SAN FRANCISCO — For years, a divisive debate has raged in the United States over the health consequences of nicotine e-cigarettes. During the same time, vaping of a more contentious substance has been swiftly growing, with scant notice from public health officials. Millions of people now inhale marijuana not from joints or pipes filled with […]

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The Nightlife Outlaws of East Los Angeles

The Look Club Scum, a monthly party that embraces punk and drag, is a distillation of the fringe-friendly gay underground on the Eastside. Photographs by Daniel Jack Lyons Text by Daniel Hernandez Produced by Eve Lyons ImageJosefina Valdez, an original attendee of Club Scum nights, in downtown Los Angeles.CreditDaniel Jack Lyons for The New York […]

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Kate Braverman, Who Wrote of Women on the Margins, Dies at 70

Kate Braverman, a brash and theatrically dramatic writer whose novels, short stories and poetry were dense with lush and spellbinding imagery, died on Oct. 12 at her home in Santa Fe, N.M. She was 70. Her daughter, Gabrielle Goldstein, said the cause was cardiac arrest. Outspoken and outrageous, Ms. Braverman brought a ferocious energy to […]

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Empty Garages: The Answer to California’s Housing Shortage?

“Steps from USC campus, a modern, newly built detached studio apartment. Full kitchen w/ brand-new gas stove, dishwasher. Washer/dryer, full bath, a/c, bedroom nook, ready-to-go entertainment hookups. Scandinavian design appeal. Walking distance to L.A. Metro. $1,400/month.” A dream Los Angeles rental listing? At 20 percent below market, in a neighborhood where the alternative is a […]

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The Future Teen Stars of America Live on TikTok

LOS ANGELES — It’s been quite a year for Noen Eubanks. Last September, he was a high school senior living in the suburbs of Atlanta, acting in high school plays and planning to study video game design one day. Like so many before him, he was also just trying to get through adolescence without being […]

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