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Aug 21 • 5 tweets • 1 min read
A beloved Lake Arrowhead store owner, Laura Ann Carleton, was shot and killed allegedly over a dispute about a Pride flag displayed at her store, Mag Pi. The suspect, reportedly armed, was later encountered by the deputies and pronounced deceased.
Though Carleton was not part of the LGBTQ+ community herself, she was an ardent advocate for everyone within the Lake Arrowhead community. The incident, which appears hate-driven, has shaken the community.
Jun 2 • 9 tweets • 6 min read
🌈Did you know that @TheAbbeyWeHo, the iconic gay bar in West Hollywood, started as a humble coffeehouse in 1991?
Explore the history of this vibrant venue below. #TheAbbey#WeHo#LGBTQ (1/8)
☕️ Owner David Cooley relied on community outreach, providing cookies for nearby support groups, fostering loyalty and making The Abbey a meeting spot for HIV/AIDS activists. #TheAbbey#Community (2/8)
Jun 2 • 5 tweets • 2 min read
🏳️🌈 Anheuser-Busch extends partnership with the National LGBT Chamber of Commerce and donates $200,000 for the second consecutive year, despite backlash. #BudLight#LGBT ⬇️
💰 The donation will support the NGLCC's Communities of Color Initiative, promoting LGBTQ+-owned businesses across the country. #NGLCC#supportLGBTQ
Jun 1 • 4 tweets • 2 min read
Introducing Or Bar, a luxurious new gay bar in West Hollywood 🍸 This retro-style lounge offers daily happy hours, a morning coffee program, and an inclusive environment for all.
Or Bar's goal is to foster conversation and connection among patrons 💬 DJs are only on weekends, leaving the space open for patrons to bring their dogs, laptops, or just good company.
Jun 1 • 6 tweets • 1 min read
BREAKING: Disney completes its third round of job cuts, reaching its goal of 7,000 layoffs. The cuts focused heavily on media divisions, leaving the parks largely untouched. [1/5]
💰The Mouse House's aim is to achieve around $5.5 billion in cost savings with these layoffs, of which $2.5 billion consists of "non-content costs" including labor. [2/5]
Jun 1 • 6 tweets • 1 min read
LA County's Deputy Jaime Juarez accused of having ties to the 'Executioners' gang, a group of law enforcement members. [1/5]
His tattoo, depicting a helmet-wearing skeleton gripping a rifle, is allegedly linked to the notorious deputy gang. [2/5]
Jun 1 • 8 tweets • 2 min read
🎶 Explore the surreal world of Hugh Syme’s iconic album cover art in a month-long exhibition at Musichead Gallery, Los Angeles.
🪄 Known for his "improbable reality", Syme has created album covers for rock bands like Rush, Bon Jovi, Def Leppard, & Stone Sour.
Jun 1 • 5 tweets • 2 min read
BREAKING NEWS: The US House of Representatives has overwhelmingly voted to pass a bill suspending the nation's debt limit through January 1, 2025. The bill is now sent to the Senate to be passed before being signed into law by President Biden. #USDebtLimit#Congress [1/4]
Time is running out to prevent the first-ever default for the US, which could have dire consequences on the global economy. The deadline for the bill to be passed and signed into law is June 5, or the Treasury Dept. will no longer be able to pay the nation's obligations. [2/4]
Jun 1 • 6 tweets • 3 min read
🔺 Real Estate Giant Defaults on over $1.1B in Debt 🔺
Brookfield, a major real estate firm, is facing huge losses in its Downtown L.A. office portfolio, defaulting on over $1.1B in related debt. #RealEstate#LosAngeles
🏢 The company has lost two prominent assets, the Gas Company Tower and EY Plaza, to court-appointed receivers as the pandemic continues to challenge the office real estate market. #Pandemic#RemoteWork
May 31 • 4 tweets • 1 min read
Why have Southern California's skies been so persistent in their grayness? ☁️ A combination of factors are at play, including the marine inversion and resulting marine layer.
Warm weather in May and June leads to the upper atmosphere being more stagnant, while ocean temperatures in the low to mid-60s help create the chilling marine layer. 🌡️⛅
May 31 • 7 tweets • 2 min read
Karen Bass's honeymoon as L.A. Mayor ends after signing her first budget and consistently focusing on homelessness in the city.
📝 During her political "honeymoon," Mayor Bass signed a $13 billion budget and maintained an effective leadership, avoiding any major missteps.
May 31 • 7 tweets • 1 min read
🚨 Chick-fil-A faces conservative backlash over new DEI initiative that doesn't specifically mention LGBTQ+ individuals [1/7]
💼 The DEI initiative focuses on ensuring equal access, valuing differences, and creating a culture of belonging [2/7]
May 31 • 5 tweets • 1 min read
Air New Zealand is conducting a voluntary and anonymous weigh-in survey for 10,000+ passengers and their luggage on international flights from Auckland. The goal is to reassess weight load and distribution, required every five years by the country's civil aviation authority. 🇳🇿✈️
The survey comes after Air New Zealand resumed direct flights in 2022 between Auckland and various US destinations, including Los Angeles, New York, and San Francisco. 🌐🇺🇸
May 31 • 5 tweets • 2 min read
Introducing the new Melrose Arts District in Los Angeles! A previously unremarkable stretch is now flourishing with high-end shops, restaurants, and more 🛍️✨
🌳 The City of Los Angeles has provided a grant to enhance the atmosphere of the district with added trees, creating a comfortable ambiance for pedestrians to shop and stroll in 🚶♂️🌿
May 30 • 6 tweets • 3 min read
BREAKING: California appeals court rules that Manson family member Leslie Van Houten should be released on parole. The decision overturns Gov. Gavin Newsom's previous denial of parole for Van Houten in 2020.
Van Houten has been recommended for parole five times since 2016, but her requests were denied by either Newsom or former Gov. Jerry Brown. 🏛️ The Second District Court of Appeal ruled 2-1 in favor of granting her parole. #appealscourt#California
May 30 • 6 tweets • 2 min read
🚗 The Los Angeles County MTA plans to release a congestion pricing pilot program, which aims to reduce air pollution and greenhouse gas emissions while improving the driving experience for those who pay to use the roads. [1/5]
📍Three locations have been selected for a possible test program: a 16-mile stretch of the 10 Freeway, arterial streets and freeways around downtown, and canyon streets and freeways connecting the San Fernando Valley to the L.A. Basin. [2/5]
May 30 • 5 tweets • 3 min read
🚨 Top tech figures, including Google DeepMind and OpenAI CEOs, issue a statement warning of the existential risk that AI poses to humanity. #AIrisk#technology
🌐 The statement reads: "Mitigating the risk of extinction from AI should be a global priority alongside other societal-scale risks such as pandemics and nuclear war." #AI#globalpriorities
May 30 • 5 tweets • 2 min read
⚾ Los Angeles Dodgers' pitcher Clayton Kershaw voices his disagreement with the team's choice to honor the Sisters of Perpetual Indulgence during #PrideNight and calls for the relaunch of Christian Faith and Family Day.
🚫 Kershaw believes making fun of religions is not acceptable and opposes the satirical portrayal of Christianity by the Sisters group. He clarifies that his issue is only with this group, not the entire LGBTQ+ community.
May 30 • 4 tweets • 2 min read
Starting July 1, LA County's minimum wage will reportedly see an increase for workers in the unincorporated areas of the city. 💵📈 #MinimumWage
This change will reportedly apply to businesses with different wage rates based on the number of employees, further impacting the local economy. 🏙️👥 #LosAngeles
May 30 • 4 tweets • 2 min read
Remembering Milt Larsen, co-founder of the iconic #MagicCastle in Hollywood, who died at 92. As a lifelong collector, he transformed the Lane mansion into a global destination for practitioners of prestidigitation. 🎩✨ [1/4]
Milt, together with his brother Bill and sister-in-law Irene, built an enchanting labyrinth of showrooms, exhibits, and a private library on the history of the art of magic. 🏰🔮 [2/4]
May 30 • 4 tweets • 1 min read
🌟Music Forward, an organization in LA, offers free resources for students to explore opportunities in the entertainment industry. Over 1 million young people aged 14-24 have benefited from their programs.
🎨Founded 30 years ago, Music Forward's mission is to bring art disciplines to schools and communities through programs that promote cultural diversity. They have provided around $42 million through various initiatives.