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Previously On/Next On...
First an announcement: this is my last post as lead editor of LAist. I've got a new job that is taking much of my time. I love laist, though, so I'm staying on as "editor-at-large" which mostly means I get to post when I feel like it and bug everybody around here with my opinion on everything. Thanks for putting up with me on a daily basis for the last 10 months.
Carolyn Kellogg is now the new lead editor. She runs Pinky's Paper Haus and has been a contributor here for most of the past year. She's going to do an amazing job but I'll leave it to her to introduce herself more fully when she's good and ready.
Some of our most popular posts this week were written by her like:
- That Burger King story that riled up the vegans.
- And Tookie's Last Call
- Not to mention, the Hairy Chest Contest.
We also talked King Kong and the UCLA side of LAist held their heads high.
The Week in Full.
Southern California's Snow-Capped Mountains Are Beautiful. Here's Where To Maximize The View (And Snap A Great Picture)It's been many, many years since we saw this much snow in our mountains. Going up there right now isn't safe, but here are some places where you can enjoy the view and snap a pic.
April Valentine died at Centinela Hospital. Her daughter was born by emergency C-section. She'd gone into the pregnancy with a plan, knowing Black mothers like herself were at higher risk.
A look at years past when snows creeped into our citified neighborhoods, away from the mountains and foothills.
In the face of a drier future, that iconic piece of Americana is on its way out in Southern California.
Another Missing Hiker Has Been Found Dead In San Gabriels As Search For Actor Julian Sands ContinuesBob Gregory, 62, went missing the same day as Sands. His body was recovered near Mount Islip.