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3 people shot, with 2 in critical condition, at luxury Los Angeles mansion

Three people were shot at a mansion in Los Angeles’ Beverly Crest neighbourhood early Tuesday morning. The shooting happened at about 12:48 a.m. local time at 13200 W. Mulholland Drive, the Los Angeles Fire Department said in a statement. Three adults were taken to local hospitals, two in critical condition, […]
3 people shot, with 2 in critical condition, at luxury Los Angeles mansion
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An iconic LA hotel known for its celebrity clientele might be converted into a private residential club. It’s one of many signs the pandemic has thrown the hotel industry into chaos.

The celebrity-beloved Chateau Marmont hotel in Los Angeles may be turned into a private residential club, Craig Karmin reported for The Wall Street Journal. The owner, hotelier André Balazs, told the Journal that the coronavirus pandemic had sped up his plans to transform the iconic Hollywood hotel. The proposed transformation […]
An iconic LA hotel known for its celebrity clientele might be converted into a private residential club. It’s one of many signs the pandemic has thrown the hotel industry into chaos.
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In Los Angeles, the massive Dodger Stadium testing site closed for 4 days, even as the city sees a rise in cases and the county struggles to meet the demand for testing

Los Angeles’ largest coronavirus testing site at Dodger Stadium closed for four days over the weekend, local outlet KTLA reported. The site could administer 6,000 tests a day and is anticipated to allow for 6,500 tests once it reopens. LA county medical services director Dr. Christina Ghaly said the city […]
In Los Angeles, the massive Dodger Stadium testing site closed for 4 days, even as the city sees a rise in cases and the county struggles to meet the demand for testing
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California set bail at $0 for most non-violent crimes during the COVID-19 pandemic. But an exception was left for looting meaning those in LA could be jailed as the infection spreads.

Los Angeles County District Attorney Jackie Lacey said this week that she will be setting bail for defendants accused of looting. In April, California’s Judicial Council said most non-violent crimes should come with $US0 bail in order to reduce jail populations during the coronavirus pandemic. The council provided an exception […]
California set bail at $0 for most non-violent crimes during the COVID-19 pandemic. But an exception was left for looting meaning those in LA could be jailed as the infection spreads.
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‘We’re not guided by politics in this, we’re guided by science’: Los Angeles mayor responds to DOJ letter calling stay-at-home orders ‘arbitrary and unlawful’

Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti responded to the Justice Department threatening “heavy-handed” action against the city’s strict stay-at-home orders, saying that city officials are “not guided by politics in this, we’re guided by science.” “I want people to shift their mindset from those of us who did the right things […]
‘We’re not guided by politics in this, we’re guided by science’: Los Angeles mayor responds to DOJ letter calling stay-at-home orders ‘arbitrary and unlawful’
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An inside look at life in the Los Angeles Eco-Village, where neighbours share everything from personal values to meals — and how they have had to adapt during a pandemic

Devon Fitzgerald lives with his wife, Jessica Ruvalcaba, and their two children in the Los Angeles Eco-Village. They moved there five years ago because it was affordable and came with neighbours who shared their ideals of community-based living and biking culture. With COVID-19 stay-at-home orders in place, the residents’ many […]
An inside look at life in the Los Angeles Eco-Village, where neighbours share everything from personal values to meals — and how they have had to adapt during a pandemic
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Uber cofounder Travis Kalanick dropped $43.3 million on a Los Angeles estate with a 7-bedroom mansion and a 7,000-bottle wine cellar. Take a look inside the property.

Uber cofounder Travis Kalanick bought a lavish Los Angeles estate for $US43.3 million in April, Katherine Clarke reported for The Wall Street Journal. It sold for 42% under its original asking price of $US75 million. The 1.7-acre Bel Air estate includes a 20,000-square-foot mansion, two swimming pools, a 7,000-bottle wine […]
Uber cofounder Travis Kalanick dropped $43.3 million on a Los Angeles estate with a 7-bedroom mansion and a 7,000-bottle wine cellar. Take a look inside the property.
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California will now send every registered voter a mail-in ballot for November elections, in light of coronavirus concerns

Registered voters in California will now get mail-in-ballots for the November elections, Governor Gavin Newsom announced. California is now a vote by mail state. The measure comes in light of safety concerns over the coronavirus pandemic. Visit Business Insider’s homepage for more stories. California Governor Gavin Newsom announced on Friday […]
California will now send every registered voter a mail-in ballot for November elections, in light of coronavirus concerns
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My fiance and I lost our jobs and then our apartment because of the coronavirus crisis. This is what it’s like trying to survive and social distance living in our car in LA.

Haven Orecchio-Egresitz interviewed Cheryl Doktorczyk, 53, of Huntington Park, California, about life amid the pandemic. Since March 1, she and her fiance have been homeless, forced out of their apartment after losing their jobs amid the coronavirus pandemic. Without anywhere to wash up, or rent rooms, they have mostly lived […]
My fiance and I lost our jobs and then our apartment because of the coronavirus crisis. This is what it’s like trying to survive and social distance living in our car in LA.
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LA’s skies are smog-free and peacocks are roaming the streets of Dubai. Photos show how nature has returned to cities shut down by the coronavirus pandemic.

Aside from slowing the spread of the novel coronavirus, social distancing has had the unintended side effect of reducing pollution and replenishing wildlife across the globe. Several cities have seen a reduction in air pollution, while mountain goats overran one Welsh town as people stay indoors. The coronavirus has infected […]
LA’s skies are smog-free and peacocks are roaming the streets of Dubai. Photos show how nature has returned to cities shut down by the coronavirus pandemic.
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How marijuana company Lowell Herb Co. makes 4 million joints a year

Lowell Herb Co. is one of the largest retailers of pre-rolled joints in California. It sells over 4 million pre-rolls a year along with jarred flower. We visited the Lowell Herb Co. factory in Los Angeles to see how it’s done. Visit Business Insider’s homepage for more stories. Following is […]
How marijuana company Lowell Herb Co. makes 4 million joints a year
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Sean Penn’s nonprofit is providing drive-through coronavirus testing in Los Angeles — he and cofounder Ann Lee are creating a guide to replicate their efforts in other cities

https://www.facebook.com/plugins/video.php Nonprofit organisation CORE is working with the government of Los Angeles to provide free drive-through coronavirus testing and hopes to create a model that can be replicated throughout the country. The organisation is managing five testing sites in California and has administered 20,000 tests since the initiative began March […]
Sean Penn’s nonprofit is providing drive-through coronavirus testing in Los Angeles — he and cofounder Ann Lee are creating a guide to replicate their efforts in other cities
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LA wants to open up 15,000 hotel rooms to the homeless during the coronavirus outbreak — but hoteliers are hesitant to host them

Following California Gov. Gavin Newsom’s announcement last week that the state will secure 15,000 hotel rooms for its homeless residents, Los Angeles County set its own goal of securing 15,000 hotel rooms. Dubbed Project Roomkey, the hotel housing initiative is intended to flatten the curve of new coronavirus infections. Hotels […]
LA wants to open up 15,000 hotel rooms to the homeless during the coronavirus outbreak — but hoteliers are hesitant to host them
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Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti warns of mass death, condemns ‘false hope,’ and tells us his city will be on lockdown for another 2 months — and to ‘be prepared for longer’

Los Angeles residents will be confined to their homes until at least May, Mayor Eric Garcetti told Insider on Wednesday. In an interview, Garcetti pushed back against “premature optimism” in the face of the COVID-19 pandemic, saying leaders who suggest we are on the verge of business as usual are […]
Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti warns of mass death, condemns ‘false hope,’ and tells us his city will be on lockdown for another 2 months — and to ‘be prepared for longer’
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French airlines are taking extreme measures to avoid the US at all costs on their routes to the South Pacific after Trump’s travel ban, including the world’s longest non-stop flight from Tahiti to Paris

The US government’s travel ban on certain European countries is preventing travellers who have visited the continent from entering the US, even those just passing through. Air France, Air Tahiti Nui, and French Bee all operate flights between Paris and Papeete, French Polynesia that stop in the US with a […]
French airlines are taking extreme measures to avoid the US at all costs on their routes to the South Pacific after Trump’s travel ban, including the world’s longest non-stop flight from Tahiti to Paris
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Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department to conduct an investigation after graphic photos of Kobe Bryant helicopter crash were allegedly shared

The Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department plans to launch an investigation after deputies were accused of sharing graphic images of a helicopter crash that killed Kobe Bryant and eight others. The Los Angeles Times reported that “citizen complained that a deputy was showing the gruesome images at a Norwalk bar.” […]
Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department to conduct an investigation after graphic photos of Kobe Bryant helicopter crash were allegedly shared
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Korean Air flight attendant with coronavirus reportedly serviced 400-seat aircraft that flew between South Korea and US twice — here’s the list of the known routes she flew

The Korea Centres for Disease Control and Prevention has confirmed that a Korean Air flight attendant infected with the novel coronavirus serviced a flight to Israel that was previously linked to cases of the virus. The flight attendant is believed to have serviced additional flights after returning to South Korea, […]
Korean Air flight attendant with coronavirus reportedly serviced 400-seat aircraft that flew between South Korea and US twice — here’s the list of the known routes she flew
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Uber shuts its Los Angeles office and reportedly lays off about 80 people

Uber is closing its Los Angeles office, reportedly laying off about 80 staff members. According to the Los Angeles Times, the staff were informed, without warning, that their jobs would be shifted to Manila in the Philippines. The ride-hailing giant has reportedly culled more than 1,000 workers since going public […]
Uber shuts its Los Angeles office and reportedly lays off about 80 people
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A $26.5 million LA mansion with an elaborate ‘Star Wars’-themed basement — including an homage to the cantina scene — just hit the market. Here’s a look inside.

A California mansion is on the market for $US26.5 million, and it includes everything from an indoor pool to a “Star Wars”-themed basement. The “Star Wars”-themed basement spans 5,000 square feet and includes over 40 life-size figures and an 18-seat home theatre. According to The Wall Street Journal, the person […]
A $26.5 million LA mansion with an elaborate ‘Star Wars’-themed basement — including an homage to the cantina scene — just hit the market. Here’s a look inside.
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18 things that surprised a Brit visiting LA for the first time

I didn’t travel much as a child, so didn’t step foot onto US soil until I was 26. When I visited LA for the first time, I fell in love. Despite watching Hollywood movies and listening to American pop songs growing up, I wasn’t prepared for the cultural differences. Everything […]
18 things that surprised a Brit visiting LA for the first time
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How Vanessa Bryant became ‘Queen Mamba’

Vanessa Bryant was the “Queen Mamba” to Kobe’s “Black Mamba,” and they were married for nearly 20 years. When Kobe and the couple’s 13-year-old daughter, Gianna, were killed in a helicopter crash last month, fans, athletes, and journalists shared their memories of Kobe as a devoted husband and father. He […]
How Vanessa Bryant became ‘Queen Mamba’
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I visited the trendy grocery store that inspired Anavrin in season 2 of ‘You.’ Here’s how the high-end market in the show compares to the real thing.

The second season of Netflix’s “You” takes place in Los Angeles, California. A majority of the show’s events unfold at the high-end grocery store Anavrin, which is said to have been inspired by a real Los Angeles market called Erehwon. Insider spoke with Erehwon’s vice president of store development, Jason […]
I visited the trendy grocery store that inspired Anavrin in season 2 of ‘You.’ Here’s how the high-end market in the show compares to the real thing.
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How the world’s top 15 luxury housing markets will perform in 2020

Global consultancy firm Knight Frank forecasted how the world’s top-tier luxury real-estate markets will perform in 2020. Paris will be the world’s hottest luxury housing market in 2020, with prices expected to grow by 7%, according to the report. High-end real-estate in the French capital is booming thanks to low […]
How the world’s top 15 luxury housing markets will perform in 2020
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The 10 most expensive streets in the world, ranked

Real-estate consultancy firm Knight Frank analysed global sales data to find the most expensive streets in the world. The firm looked at the most exclusive global neighbourhoods and ranked the top streets by the number of ultra-prime sales, or sales over $US25 million, since 2015. New York City’s 57th Street […]
The 10 most expensive streets in the world, ranked
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Los Angeles prosecutors announced new sex crime charges against Harvey Weinstein just as his criminal trial began in New York

Prosecutors in Los Angeles brought four new charges against Harvey Weinstein, bringing a new set of legal proceedings against the former movie producer. The indictment from the Los Angeles district attorney’s office lists four total felony counts against Weinstein, including forcible rape, forcible oral copulation, sexual penetration by use of […]
Los Angeles prosecutors announced new sex crime charges against Harvey Weinstein just as his criminal trial began in New York
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