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Daily Crunch: Tech notables react to Kobe Bryant’s death

The Daily Crunch is TechCrunch’s roundup of our biggest and most important stories. If you’d like to get this delivered to your inbox every day at around 9am Pacific, you can subscribe here. 1. LA tech industry mourns Kobe Bryant The Los Angeles startup community is joining the rest of the world in mourning the death of NBA superstar, entrepreneur and investor Kobe Bryant who was killed in a helicopter crash in Calabasas, Calif. on Sunday. Bryant launched his venture career with partner and s...
Tags: Apple, TC, Asia, Europe, La, US, Los Angeles, Tech, United States, Nba, Kobe Bryant, Christensen, Bryant, NTT Docomo, Clayton Christensen, Calabasas Calif

Darren Criss Lists Los Angeles Starter House

Having upgraded late last year to a family-sized home in a celeb-packed pocket of the Hollywood Hills — bit more on that in a minute, recently married “Glee” star Darren Criss now has his starter home in the Los Feliz area of Los Angeles, Calif., up for sale at not quite $1.7 million. Purchased a […]
Tags: Actors, Los Angeles, Entertainers, Los Feliz, Darren Criss, Hollywood Hills, Los Angeles Calif, Sotheby's International Realty, Nourmand & Assoc, Darren Criss Lists Los Angeles Starter House

Investigators work scene of Kobe Bryant's chopper crash

Investigators worked Monday on a rugged hillside outside Los Angeles where a helicopter carrying Kobe Bryant and eight others crashed in foggy weather considered dangerous enough that local police departments had grounded their choppers.
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Los Angeles’ AmazeVR raises more cash, heads to Incheon for first location based VR installation

Amaze VR, the Los Angeles-based virtual reality entertainment distribution service, is taking its first steps into the world of location-based virtual reality experiences with an installation in Seoul’s Incheon International Airport. The company, which also scored an additional $2.5 million commitment to expand its total funding to around $9 million made the announcement last week. The company, which launched last May with backing from the Korean hardware manufacturer LG, has added Partners Inve...
Tags: TC, Articles, Los Angeles, Tech, Digital Media, Vr, Virtual Reality, Lg, Seoul, Incheon, Felix Paul, Incheon International Airport, Chief content officer, Steve Lee AmazeVR, AmazeVR, Partners Investment

'Devastating': America mourns Kobe Bryant after death in helicopter crash

Trump and Obama send condolences to Bryant familyDaughter Gianna, 13, among nine people killed in CaliforniaAmerica remains in shock over the death of Kobe Bryant and his daughter in a helicopter crash on Sunday.It emerged on Monday that the helicopter received special clearance to fly in foggy conditions that had grounded police air operations. Continue reading...
Tags: Obama, California, America, Los Angeles, Sport, World news, US news, US sports, Basketball, Nba, Kobe Bryant, Los Angeles Lakers, Trump, Bryant, Gianna, CaliforniaAmerica

Bryant's chopper crashed in fog that grounded other aircraft

The helicopter carrying Kobe Bryant and eight others that crashed in the rugged hills outside Los Angeles was flying in foggy weather considered dangerous enough that local police departments had grounded their choppers.
Tags: Los Angeles, Kobe Bryant, Bryant

Remembering Kobe Bryant: Los Angeles Mourns A Legend

KPCC reporter Erick Galindo talks about Kobe Bryant's legacy and what he meant to the people of Los Angeles.
Tags: News, Los Angeles, Kobe Bryant, KPCC, Erick Galindo

Anze Kopitar continues adding to his rich Kings legacy

In a campaign the Kings might sooner erase from the record books, team captain Anze Kopitar has continued to leave an indelible mark on the NHL as one of the finest players of his generation. This season, he leads the Kings in points, goals and assists, on the power play and at even strength. His 16-point lead over his next most-productive teammates is tied for the fourth-largest lead in team scoring in the NHL. His defensive play has been at a high level as well, making him an obvious choice as...
Tags: Sweden, Sports, Los Angeles, Sport, Soccer, Kings, Slovenia, NHL, North America, Taylor, Ducks, Dustin Brown, Los-angeles-kings, Pittsburgh, Montreal Canadiens, Bobby Ryan

Kings Have Pieces in Place for Second-Half Growth

Accountability, in the form of player buy-in, ranks at the top of the list of reasons for serious new growth for the Los Angeles Kings going into the second half of 2019-20. It has been mentioned by 12-year veteran defenseman Drew Doughty that the absence of guys like Matt Greene and Jarret Stoll had a negative effect on the team, especially in regard to player accountability, in that there wasn’t the same level of demand and expectation after the Kings moved on from Greene and Stoll. Also, the ...
Tags: Usa, Sweden, La, Los Angeles, Sport, Kings, Hockey, NHL, Dustin Brown, Los Angeles Kings, Carter, Jarret Stoll, Brown, Campbell, Anze Kopitar, All Star

Gov. Newsom needs to push for highway improvements

For drivers, California’s bumpy roadways can seem like one giant pothole. So commuters should welcome Gov. Gavin Newsom’s proposed 2020-2021 budget, which smartly prioritizes roadway maintenance, congestion reduction, and key trade corridors. There’s no way to sugarcoat it: California’s infrastructure is in bad shape. The state has put off basic maintenance and repairs and there are now more deferred needs in the state’s transportation system than in any other area of infrastructure. The majorit...
Tags: California, Opinion, Virginia, Los Angeles, Sport, Soccer, CalTrans, North Carolina, Orange County, Riverside County, Central Valley, Gavin Newsom, Riverside, Federal Highway Administration, Reason Foundation, Newsom

With unrivaled ‘game,’ on and off the court, Kobe Bryant defined LA for a generation

LA icons … There’s Magic. There’s Vinny. Edward James Olmos. Marilyn, of course. And Nipsey. And then, there’s Kobe Bryant — the kid from Pennsylvania whose mad skills were on display for the world — from a uniquely suited-for-him L.A. stage. “Kobe! Kobe! Kobe! “ KOBE BRYANT CRASH: Click for complete coverage The chants would rise and fall every 10 or 15 minutes or so Sunday night in the crisp air outside of Staples Center, where hundreds — donning No. 8 8 or No. 24 — mourned. There was an urgen...
Tags: Hollywood, News, La, Porterville, Los Angeles, Sport, Soccer, Pennsylvania, Obituaries, Gigi, Alicia Keys, Nba, Long Beach, Jordan, Kobe Bryant, City Council

WorldHotels Introduces WorldHotels Crafted Collection

LOS ANGELES, Jan. 27, 2020 /PRNewswire/ -- WorldHotels today introduced a new collection of hotels and resorts that brings to life the uncommon vision of independent hoteliers: WorldHotels Crafted Collection. Announced today at the Americas Lodging Investment Summit (ALIS), WorldHotels Crafted Collection will be a curated collection of independent hotels that offer cutting-edge design, immersive guest experiences and expert service.
Tags: Travel, Los Angeles, WorldHotels Crafted Collection Announced

Jeff Bezos' nudes were reportedly leaked when his girlfriend Lauren Sanchez sent them to her brother, in a new twist to the dramatic saga — here's everything we know so far (AMZN)

A New York Times report alleges that intimate photos leaked to the National Enquirer of Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos and his girlfriend, former TV anchor Lauren Sanchez, came from messages Sanchez sent to her brother. This is the latest update in the complicated saga regarding Bezos' love life, which first gained attention after the Amazon CEO announced in January 2019 that he was getting divorced. This new development comes shortly after Bezos' phone was likely hacked by Mohammed bin Salman, crow...
Tags: Amazon, Hollywood, Instagram, Washington Post, Saudi Arabia, White House, US, Los Angeles, Trends, Brooklyn, New York Times, Diane Von Furstenberg, Guardian, Un, Cbs, Fox News

A crew of TikTok stars lives rent-free in a Bel Air mansion, but at Sway House you have to meet your content quota

TalentX Entertainment, a new TikTok talent management company helmed by popular YouTubers Tal Fishman and Jason Wilhelm, is renting a mansion in Los Angeles dubbed the "Sway House." The new "collab house" hosts six of TalentX's 32 influencer clients who live together and shoot videos for TikTok, Instagram, YouTube, and Snapchat. The company assigns content quotas to Sway House residents to ensure the team remains productive.  Visit Business Insider's homepage for more stories. TalentX Entert...
Tags: La, US, Los Angeles, Trends, House, Vine, Ken Burns, Bel Air, Richards, Lentz, Fishman, Wilhelm, Logan Paul, Fullscreen Media, Josh Richards, Tiktok

Grading the Vikings: Eric Kendricks' 2019 makes him one of NFL's best linebackers

Eric Kendricks wasn't given official credit for the first forced fumble in Los Angeles, where he prevented Chargers running back Austin Ekeler from recovering Philip Rivers' fumble, allowing Ifeadi Odenigbo to scoop and score from 56 yards away. Sometime afterward, cornerback Mike Hughes sought sideline advice on how to break up passes between the hands like Kendricks, who either already or was about to jar loose another ball from Chargers tight end Hunter Henry in the fourth quarter. "I've neve...
Tags: NFL, Raiders, Los Angeles, Chicago, New Orleans, Dallas, Philip Rivers, Nfc, Oakland, Seattle, Giants, Vikings, Russell Wilson, Seahawks, New York Jets, Core

Charity events in the San Fernando Valley area, Jan. 27-Feb. 3

  Help your hungry neighbors by donating food to your local food banks. (Photo by Will Lester, Inland Valley Daily Bulletin/SCNG)   Here is a sampling of charities in the San Fernando Valley area that need your support through donations or volunteer work.   EVENTS   American Red Cross blood donations: Blood, especially type O, and platelet donations needed. Donation times and locations include: 12:15-7:30 p.m. Jan. 27-28 and 3:15-7:30 p.m. Jan. 29 and 8:15 a.m.-3:30 p.m. Jan. 31 and 7:45 ...
Tags: New York City, Charity, America, Los Angeles, Sport, Soccer, Glendale, Volunteer, Chatsworth, Local News, Irs, Valentine, Feb, Santa Clarita, San Fernando Valley, Los Angeles Unified School District

Kobe Bryant Fans in Los Angeles Pay Tribute

Monday: Fans across Southern California mourned Kobe Bryant.
Tags: News, Los Angeles, Los Angeles Lakers, Southern California, Bryant, Kobe, Aviation Accidents, Safety and Disasters, Kobe Bryant Fans

Kobe Bryant’s Helicopter Flew In Fog That Grounded Other Choppers

The Sikorsky S-76 crashed into a rugged hillside outside Los Angeles, killing everyone aboard.
Tags: News, Los Angeles, Kobe Bryant

Helicopter Flew In Fog That Grounded Other Choppers

The Sikorsky S-76 crashed into a rugged hillside outside Los Angeles, killing everyone aboard, including Kobe Bryant.
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TD Garden remembers Kobe Bryant with special tribute to Lakers legend

As the basketball community tries to process Kobe Bryant's death, TD Garden is doing its best to honor the Los Angeles Lakers legend. The Boston Celtics' home arena paid tribute to Bryant on Sunday night into Monday morning by lighting up two escalators outside the building in Lakers purple and gold. According to WBZ News' Nick Giovani, fans left flowers and notes outside the arena to pay tribute to Bryant, who died Sunday in a helicopter crash outside Los Angeles that also killed...
Tags: News, Los Angeles, Kobe Bryant, Los Angeles Lakers, Boston Celtics, Lakers, Bryant, TD Garden, Gianna, WBZ News, Nick Giovani

Fog likely to figure prominently in probe of Kobe Bryant's fatal helicopter crash

Weather conditions appear likely to come under the scrutiny of investigators probing the helicopter crash that killed former NBA superstar Kobe Bryant, his daughter and seven others near Los Angeles on Sunday, when overcast skies and fog grounded other aircraft. Hours later, Los Angeles County authorities said all nine people aboard the helicopter died in the crash.
Tags: News, Los Angeles, Nba, Kobe Bryant, Los Angeles County

Behind the Scenes of Olay’s Star-Studded, Space-Themed Super Bowl Spot With a ‘Coded’ Message

Check back at 9 a.m. Monday to see Olay's full Super Bowl spot. It was a beautiful day in Los Angeles, with temperatures in the mid-70s and the tops of palm trees dotting a cloudless sky. That California-in-December bliss, however, was nowhere to be found on Stage 1 at The Lot Studios, a film and...
Tags: California, Advertising, Los Angeles, Magazine, The Big Game

A Grammy Sweep For 18-Year-Old Billie Eilish (And Here Are The Rest Of The Winners Too)

Eilish, whose 22-year-old brother produced her album (and who won Producer of the Year), won Best Song, Best Record, Best Album, and Best Artist. Dudamel and the LA Phil won a Grammy; Jennifer Higdon won a Grammy; Joyce DiDonato won a Grammy … the entire list is at the link. – Los Angeles Times
Tags: Art, Music, Los Angeles, LA Phil, Jennifer Higdon, Joyce DiDonato, Dudamel, Eilish, 01.26.20

Violinist Nicola Benedetti wins best solo award at Grammys

The Scottish musician won an award for best classical instrumental solo at the Los Angeles ceremony.
Tags: News, Los Angeles, Grammys, Nicola Benedetti

Bryant's helicopter flew in fog that grounded other choppers

The helicopter carrying Kobe Bryant and eight others that crashed into a rugged hillside outside Los Angeles was flying in foggy conditions considered dangerous enough that local police agencies grounded their choppers.
Tags: Los Angeles, Kobe Bryant, Bryant

Kobe Bryant: NBA legend dies in helicopter crash aged 41

Star’s daughter, Gianna, also among victims of crashKobe Bryant: a life in picturesLA Lakers fans gather to pay tributeThe NBA, and much of America, was in shock on Sunday after Kobe Bryant, one of the greatest basketball players in history, died in a helicopter crash. He was 41.Bryant was on board the helicopter with eight others, including his 13-year-old daughter Gianna, when it crashed at 10am local time near Calabasas, 30 miles north-west of downtown Los Angeles, in foggy weather. The crash...
Tags: California, America, Los Angeles, Sport, US news, US sports, Basketball, Nba, Kobe Bryant, Los Angeles Lakers, Bryant, Gianna, Calabasas, picturesLA Lakers

Players pay respects to Kobe Bryant at Australian Open

Nick Kyrgios wore a Lakers No. 8 jersey to honor Kobe Bryant ahead of a fourth-round match against Rafael Nadal at the Australian Open. The 15-year-old Coco Gauff had Bryant's numbers 8 and 24, along with the inscription ''Mamba Mentality,'' on her shoes in a doubles match at Melbourne Park. Bryant's sudden death in a helicopter crash near Los Angeles on Sunday along with eight others, including his 13-year-old daughter, Gianna, has shocked and upset fans and athlet...
Tags: News, Los Angeles, Tennis, Rafael Nadal, Kobe Bryant, Nick Kyrgios, Bryant, Gianna, Coco Gauff, Melbourne Park Bryant

Nipsey Hussle 2020 Grammys Tribute Brings Together Meek Mill, Roddy Ricch, YG, DJ Khaled, John Legend & Kirk Franklin

Given that the Grammys takes place in Nipsey Hussle’s turf, Los Angeles, it should have been no surprise that a slot was carved out to pay tribute to the late West Coast rapper. Meek Mill, who seemingly has recovered from his near altercation with Nicki Minaj’s husband, opened up the tribute with a heartfelt verse. John Legend banged on the ivory keys and DJ Khaled hollered like he was MCing the baddest party in heaven. Nipsey’s presence, as expected, played out on screen and through a recording...
Tags: Videos, Music, TV, Celebs, Entertainment, Nicki Minaj, Los Angeles, Hip Hop, Yg, Pop Culture, Jazz, Kobe Bryant, John Legend, West Coast, Grammys, Nipsey Hussle

Monday, January 27 Filming Locations for SWAT, Empire, Search Party, & more!

Here’s a look at various filming locations for Jan. 27, 2020: Filming in California TV Series: 911:Lone Star Location: 1900 E 7th Pl, Los Angeles (7:00 AM – 7:00 PM) TV Series: SWAT Location: 506 S Grand Ave, Los Angeles (7:00 AM – 10:00 PM) all week Filming in Illinois TV Series: Empire Location: 380 […] The post Monday, January 27 Filming Locations for SWAT, Empire, Search Party, & more! appeared first on On Location Vacations.
Tags: Movies, California, Los Angeles, Illinois, Daily Filming Locations, Grand Ave Los Angeles, Filming Locations for SWAT Empire Search Party

‘The Cave’ Director Feras Fayyad Finally Arrives in U.S. After Visa Troubles

“The Cave” director Feras Fayyad has finally made it into the United States, weeks after he was denied entry into the country. According to National Geographic Documentary Films, which is behind the Oscar-nominated “The Cave,” “we can report that Feras arrived safely this evening in Los Angeles.” Fayyad’s arrival comes after he missed a Television […]
Tags: News, Los Angeles, United States, National Geographic, Fayyad, Feras Fayyad, Feras, The Cave, National Geographic Documentary Films