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ICYMI: Thank God The Weekend Is Here
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- Calm down everyone: Obama did NOT approve the controversial Dakota Access pipeline, contrary to what was originally reported. Expect his decision by Monday.
- "We are in Rome": San Antonio Spurs head coach Gregg Popovich has some choice thoughts about Trump's election. He joins colleagues Stan Van Gundy and Steve Kerr as NBA coaches unhappy about the election.
- Third Eye Blind's Stephen Jenkins wants you to step back from that ledge my friend, even after Trump's election.
- A very useful post-election college paper grading rubric, for the professor who "can no longer claim with any credibility that reading, writing, and critical thinking are essential skills for 21st-century success."
- Speed (yeah, the Keanu movie) and how it captured an L.A. in transition.
- Los Angeles County still has about one million ballots that need to be counted.
- Big-ass snowballs are washing up on Russian beaches.
- Billy Corgan has finally (finally!) resolved his dispute with TNA Wrestling. In times like these, we're glad somebody could find a way to resolve things amicably.
- Speaking of the '90s, check out this unearthed demo of "Shiny Happy People."
- You deserve a moment of Zen after this week. Let this turtle and dog take you there:
Cruise off the highway and hit locally-known spots for some tasty bites.
Fentanyl and other drugs fuel record deaths among people experiencing homelessness in L.A. County. From 2019 to 2021, deaths jumped 70% to more than 2,200 in a single year.
This fungi isn’t a “fun guy.” Here’s what to do if you spot or suspect mold in your home.
Donald Trump was a fading TV presence when the WGA strike put a dent in network schedules.
Edward Bronstein died in March 2020 while officers were forcibly taking a blood sample after his detention.
A hike can be a beautiful backdrop as you build your connection with someone.