Extra, Extra: King Kendrick Lamar Reigns At Compton Christmas Parade
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- A family in Porter Ranch, the site of a major gas leak that has been making hundreds of people sick, have sued Southern California Gas Co. and Sempra Energy over claims that they failed to relocate them or address their medical needs, reports the L.A. Times.
- The New York Times goes deep on hipster churches in Los Angeles. Here's a gem: "The building? Mosaic, a church that counts thousands of young people among its congregants, offering sermons rife with pop-culture references, musical performances that look like Coachella, and a brand cultivated for social media." It's a good read!
- While Jesus may save Los Angeles, Al-Jazeera America doesn't think driverless cars will.
- King Kendrick Lamar reigned supreme in Compton today as Grand Marshal of the city's Christmas Parade today.
- Today would have been Frank Sinatra's 100th birthday, and Nancy Meyers had something to say about her old #celebcrush.
- Are you dreading buying Christmas presents for the snobby foodie in your life? L.A. Weekly has some ideas from spots around Los Angeles that shouldn't make the process *too* painful.
- The funeral for Scott Weiland was held in Los Angeles today. Weiland was found dead on his tour bus Dec. 3.
- Yeah, it's Sinatra's birthday, but forget that guy: Connie Francis was born on this day in 1938: