The jury, of which Hawthorne was a part, reviewed the submissions blind and didn’t learn the identity of the designers until a winner was chosen. He was gratified to find out it was a local team and says the design has an unmistakable L.A. sensibility. “It really reflects a city that doesn’t have a single identity and is able to recast itself in certain ways,” he says. … [Read more...] about Los Angeles unveils the sun-blocking, EV-charging streetlight of the future
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The Amazon Fresh store features the sort of products you’d expect at a local supermarket, such as well-known national and local brands (Coca-Cola, Kraft Mac & Cheese, and Groundworks Coffee); fresh meat, seafood, and produce; and in-store prepared foods and bakery items. … [Read more...] about Amazon steps up its grocery ambitions with an Alexa-powered Fresh supermarket in Los Angeles
Still, despite the growth of other filming hubs such as the state of Georgia -- where mogul Tyler Perry has set up a self-contained, 330-acre (133-hectare) production "campus" -- many filmmakers appear determined to remain in Los Angeles. … [Read more...] about Coronavirus pandemic | Cautious Hollywood edges back to work
Brandy and Monica downplayed the rumors and blamed the media for blowing it out of proportion. However, in an August 2019 interview with DJ Vlad, Dallas Austin stated that they almost didn’t do the song because of their mutual dislike due to being polar opposites. They didn’t record the song together in the studio, and there was a physical altercation. Austin claims that Monica punched Brandy in the face backstage at an award show in 1998, just before performing together. … [Read more...] about The fans guide to the Monica and Brandy Verzuz “The Boy is Mine” battle
“Our customers are a little bit impatient and irate,” says Merrick, on a Zoom call, but adds that the 100 or so customers they’d normally receive each day are using two nearby locations in the meantime, including the Assistance League’s parent post office on nearby Beacon Street. Even in typical times, Merrick’s post office doesn’t ship packages themselves, but scans them before they’re picked up by a USPS mail carrier and takes them to Beacon Street for shipping. But, postal delays have affected the usual routines, and Merrick worries about the current climate. Since the Trump administration installed Louis DeJoy as postmaster general on June 15, the USPS has reported corresponding mail delays, such as a drop in on-time priority mail delivery from 90% to less than 80% between early July and early August. Mail-sorting machines and mailboxes have also been removed across the country. … [Read more...] about Meet the dedicated senior citizens behind the only volunteer-run post office in the U.S.