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ICYMI: California Farmworkers Will Finally Be Getting Overtime Pay
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- Gov. Jerry Brown made history Monday when he signed legislation that will grant farmworkers the right to overtime pay in the nation's largest agricultural state. About time.
- Two L.A. high schools battle over who has the better view of downtown.
- Vanity Fair delivers the latest installment in the Theranos saga, with an epic #longreads on how Elizabeth Holmes's house of cards came tumbling down.
- An El Pollo Loco in Mid-City is now home tothe nation's first ever large-scale program to help transgender people find jobs.
- Here’s the peerless Ta-Nehisi Coates on how the media jumped in outrage over Clinton’s “basket of deplorables” comment… but failed to actually look into it.
- I usually hate anything that could potentially fall under the "feel good video" column, but I am oddly entranced by this dance-filled Justin Timberlake-scored video that residents/stakeholders/staff from Council District 15 made for Councilman Joe Buscaino's birthday. It gives a whole lot of love to L.A. neighborhoods that don't get nearly enough love, like Wilmington and Watts, highlights local businesses, and features multiple clergy members busting some serious moves:
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.