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Coronavirus: Garry Bowie, LGBTQ leader in LA, Long Beach, dies

Garry Bowie, a community leader in helping people fight HIV/AIDS in the Greater Long Beach and Los Angeles areas, died this week from complications related to the coronavirus, his husband, Jeff Wacha, said Thursday, April 9. He was 59. Wacha said Bowie, executive director of Being Alive, in West Hollywood, and the former executive director of the Long Beach AIDS Foundation, started showing flu-like symptoms on March 19 and, with his condition not improving, was taken by ambulance on March 28 fro...
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Coronavirus fallout: Rent hikes fall in 59% of area cities. Who was No. 1?

The coronavirus pandemic is weakening local landlords’ ability to raise rents. Rent hikes cooled in 61% of Southern California rental markets in March, according to RentCafe. It found 56 of 95 markets tracked had smaller hikes vs. a year earlier. Overall, regional rents were rising at a 3.2% annual pace last month, the smallest March gain since 2012. “The data has yet to reflect the full impact of COVID-19,” says analyst Doug Ressler of Yardi Matrix. “We expect the impact of coronavirus to last ...
Tags: Business, California, Housing, Los Angeles, Sport, Soccer, Pasadena, Southern California, West Hollywood, Pomona, Santa Monica, Huntington Beach, Burbank, Indio, Rowland Heights, National Multifamily Housing Council

Coronavirus fallout: Rent hikes shrink in 59% of SoCal cities. Who was No. 1?

The coronavirus pandemic is weakening local landlords’ ability to raise rents. Rent hikes cooled in 61% of Southern California rental markets in March, according to RentCafe. It found 56 of 95 markets tracked had smaller hikes vs. a year earlier. Overall, regional rents were rising at a 3.2% annual pace last month, the smallest March gain since 2012. “The data has yet to reflect the full impact of COVID-19,” says analyst Doug Ressler of Yardi Matrix. “We expect the impact of coronavirus to last ...
Tags: Business, California, Housing, Los Angeles, Sport, Soccer, Pasadena, Southern California, West Hollywood, Pomona, Santa Monica, Huntington Beach, Burbank, Indio, Rowland Heights, National Multifamily Housing Council

The Fitness Guru?

The Fitness Guru? I went from fat to that. You can too. No excuses. Make the decision.  CHAPTER 6 – PART 1  THE FITNESS GURU? Losing a human being can be an exhilarating experience. Not an actual person such as a lover, friend or family member; that tends to be a sad affair, though not always. Losing enough excess fat that amounts to the weight of an entire human being, now that’s exhilarating. Such a loss—a person’s worth of blubber—referenced here, was something Abe Gurko was fortunate enou...
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The Go-Gos’ Kathy Valentine shares her wild life in ‘All I Ever Wanted’

For Kathy Valentine, the fairy tale began on Christmas 1980. Restless that night, the 21-year-old guitarist headed down from the home in the Hollywood Hills, where she’d been staying with a friend since moving to Los Angeles from Austin, to catch a gig by rising L.A. punk act X at the Whisky A Go Go. There, a chance encounter in the bathroom with Go-Go‘s guitarist Charlotte Caffey led to an offer to fill in on bass with the then-unsigned band for a run of eight shows over four nights at the West...
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I happened across this charming little Website the other day that sells candy penises of every shape and variety. Succulent Hard Willies come in a handy tin courtesy of our friends across the Pond ; Cocksickle Ice Pops are conveniently packaged in flexible plastic tubes; and the ever popular Vibrating Gummy Dong features a selection of five sugar-free flavors promising optimal vaginal safety and pleasure.I think this page popped up after I expressed my admiration for the Martha Stewart...
Tags: Hollywood, Colorado, Martha Stewart, Filmmaking, Antiques Roadshow, Pond, West Hollywood, Oklahoma City, Martha, Lara Spencer, Ojai, Zeke, Martin Lawrence, Julie Goes to Hollywood, Vibrating Gummy Dong, Julie Goes

LA County leaders aim to broaden eviction moratorium to cities, using coronavirus emergency powers

The Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors will explore using its emergency powers to broaden its evictions ban to cities throughout the county, not just in unincorporated areas. A motion introduced by Supervisors Hilda Solis and Kathryn Barger on Tuesday calls for including cities, with consideration for those that already have their own bans. It was approved unanimously, along with an addition by Supervisor Mark Ridley Thomas to include a rent freeze during the evictions ban. Barger said she ...
Tags: Hollywood, News, California, Los Angeles, Sport, Soccer, Dolly Parton, Disneyland, California Apartment Association, Eric Garcetti, Ucla, Gavin Newsom, West Hollywood, Ventura, Los Angeles County, Barger

Coronavirus forces food trucks to look for new business

The novel coronavirus pandemic is taking the food truck industry to a place where it never expected to be. “Food trucks rely on people to gather. That model went away pretty quickly,” said Ross Resnick, founder of Roaming Hunger, a West Hollywood company that books trucks for events. It has more than 18,000 food trucks on its website nationwide, 803 of them in Los Angeles County, plus 154 in Orange County and 73 in Riverside County. The company doesn’t have numbers available for San Bernardino C...
Tags: California, Sport, Things To Do, Soccer, Ford, Fast Food, New Orleans, Orange County, Riverside County, Joe, Southern California, West Hollywood, Beaumont, Los Angeles County, Roy Choi, San Gabriel

Love In The Time Of Corona?

Love In The Time Of Corona? Cholera, Corona, Potayto, Potahto, let’s call the whole thing off. Confession: By no means am I trying to insinuate that what you are about to read will come even close to what Nobel prize-winning author Gabriel García Márquez accomplished with his book, “Love in the Time of Cholera”. Nor am I implying that my journey holds a candle to that of the character Dr. Juvenal Urbino, who committed tirelessly to eradicating cholera. I am, however, tirelessly committed to n...
Tags: Los Angeles, Last Five Minutes of Fame, United States, President, Donald Trump, Dorothy, Gabriel García Márquez, Phuket, West Hollywood, Time of Cholera, Love in the Time of Cholera, Time Of Corona, Corona Potayto Potahto, Juvenal Urbino, Beverly Hills Municipal Court

Los Angeles activists call for stronger tenant, worker protections amid coronavirus crisis

A network of activists and community groups is demanding that Los Angeles officials do more to protect the most vulnerable from the deadly COVID-19 pandemic and its strong economic aftershocks. “Either we will rise together or we are going to die together,” said Stephen “Cue” Jn-Marie, founder of The Row-LA church in Skid Row, while hosting a “people’s virtual townhall” on behalf of the Healthy LA Coalition on Thursday night. The Healthy LA Coalition is a network that includes more than 200 advo...
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‘RuPaul’s Drag Race’ star Alaska gives glamour tips for quarantine before Digital Drag Fest

After the global spread of the novel coronavirus forced the cancellation of RuPaul’s DragCon, which was set for May 1-3 in Los Angeles, and the bars and clubs shut down in West Hollywood, drag queens and other LGBTQ artists quickly adapted to streaming content to help save their livelihood. “We don’t miss a beat, honey,” Los Angeles-based drag performer Alaska, who was runner-up on season five of “RuPaul’s Drag Race” and winner of the second season of “RuPaul’s Drag Race All Stars,” said during ...
Tags: Instagram, La, Los Angeles, Sport, Things To Do, Soccer, Alaska, Jeremy, Jesse Eisenberg, West Hollywood, Rupaul, Kenny Rogers, Sherry Vine, Clairol, Marcel Marceau, Magnus Hastings

Rhea Litre found a way to keep performing during the COVID-19 lockdown

Nobody can keep a good queen down. For proof, look no further than Rhea Litre, fixture of the West Hollywood drag scene. In a time of global pandemic–in which bars and clubs have shuttered, thus depriving drag queens of their audiences and livelihoods–Litre refuses to admit defeat. Last week, she launched #QuarantineQueen, a new, online drag show that puts drag artists back to work, and gives their audiences something to look forward to. Litre has assembled a broad spectrum of queens and taken ...
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YouTuber Emma Chamberlain Buys Snazzy Modern Home

Last year, cannabis kingpin Andrew Modlin — co-founder of marijuana juggernaut MedMen — paid $11 million for a brand-new mansion in L.A.’s Bird Streets neighborhood, high in the hills overlooking West Hollywood. And with no longer any need for his “starter” house down in prime WeHo, he soon listed the blocky contemporary structure and recently […]
Tags: Influencers, West Hollywood, Entertainers, The Agency, Andrew Modlin, Acme Real Estate, YouTuber Emma Chamberlain

West Hollywood Mayor tests positive for COVID-19

The mayor of West Hollywood, John D’Amico, has tested positive for COVID-19. D’Amico did not attend a City Council meeting on Monday due to feeling ill, and informed City Manager Paul Arevalo that he’d tested positive, reports WeHoVille. Arevalo then informed all staff members to leave work and shut city buildings to the public and all non-essential staff. A full sterilization of facilities will happen soon. AdBridg.cmd.push(function() { AdBridg.display("div-gpt-ad-inarticle1"); }); Related:...
Tags: California, Lifestyle, Long Beach, Miami, City Council, Ad Friendly, Queerty, West Hollywood, Los Angeles County, John D'amico, D'Amico, Coronavirus, Paul Arevalo, WeHoVille Arevalo

Drives aim to keep historic LA restaurants alive during coronavirus outbreak

With restaurants limited to takeout service or shut down completely by the coronavirus outbreak, an drive has been launched to keep some of Los Angeles’ legendary eateries from fading away. Known as 1933 Group, the team operates about a dozen themed bars and restaurants in Los Angeles, including the barrel-shaped bar Idle Hour in North Hollywood, Harlowe in West Hollywood, Highland Park Bowl and yhe Formosa Cafe in West Hollywood. The Formosa Cafe is open for takeout and pick up only in West...
Tags: La, Los Angeles, Sport, Soccer, Eric Garcetti, Costco, Gavin Newsom, West Hollywood, Komarov, Philippe, Los Angeles Daily News, Formosa, Hans Gutknecht, Los Angeles Daily News SCNG, Formosa Cafe, Dimitri Komarov

Lenders throwing lifeline to borrowers impacted by coronavirus 

A West Hollywood resident and longtime mortgage client of mine works in the arena entertainment industry — an industry hard hit by coronavirus as concerts, sporting events and the like have come to a screeching halt. She is one of the lucky ones because she still has her job and her excellent credit. But she was the first income-distressed borrower to contact me a few weeks ago about refinancing to lower her rate and payment and pull some cash out to pay off accumulated consumer debt. “I depend ...
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Gay bathhouse blasts other venues as ‘immoral’ for staying open

After Lance Bass was criticized for keeping his West Hollywood restaurant and bar open (Rocco's) and allowed crowds to pack in, while other local businesses closed to assist public health efforts, now management of a bathhouse in London is issuing similar criticisms of a similar situation
Tags: London, Life, Lifestyle, Lance Bass, Queerty, Gaycities Link, West Hollywood, Rocco, Bathhouses

Coronavirus forces Southern California independent bookstores to adapt to life during a pandemic

Steven Salardino picked up the phone at Skylight Books on Wednesday with half an hour left before the neighborhood bookshop on Vermont Avenue in Los Angeles intended to shut its doors to in-person shoppers. But like many of the independent bookstores around Southern California, Skylight, which has served readers in Los Feliz, Echo Park and Silver Lake with author events, well-curated shelves, and the thoughtful expertise of its staff since 1996, won’t stop selling books. They just plan to do it ...
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West Hollywood leads Los Angeles county in new coronavirus infections

West Hollywood is currently leading Los Angeles County in the per capita number of coronavirus cases. The Los Angeles County Department of Public Health released a list of all the cities and areas in L.A. County with laboratory-confirmed cases. West Hollywood ranks #1 when it comes to the percentage of its population currently infected. WeHoville reports: AdBridg.cmd.push(function() { AdBridg.display("div-gpt-ad-inarticle1"); }); The five confirmed cases in West Hollywood on Monday amounted ...
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This map shows how coronavirus has struck much of LA County

Los Angeles County released a list of confirmed novel coronavirus cases on Monday, March 16, grouped by city. There have been 94 laboratory-confirmed cases of COVID-19 in the county so far. The most, 43 cases, are in Los Angeles city; the Department of Public Health broke out numbers for 14 of the massive city’s larger neighborhoods. Next up is Long Beach with five confirmed cases. The specific location of 11 cases is still under investigation, officials said. Officials cautioned that becaus...
Tags: News, California, Los Angeles, Sport, Soccer, Glendale, Long Beach, Beverly Hills, Venice, Lausd, Pasadena, Arcadia, Ucla, San Pedro, West Hollywood, Northridge

Coronavirus taking toll on moviegoing, streaming TV

While this week’s new releases “Bloodshot,” “The Hunt” and “I Still Believe” may not be worth exposing yourself to, this is going to be the last weekend you can go out and see new movies for some time to come. That’s because, amid the novel coronavirus outbreak, the major studios have postponed the long-scheduled openings of their big spring products for at least the next three weeks, along with at least one tent-pole planned for the upcoming, lucrative summer season. Coronavirus concerns have d...
Tags: Business, Hollywood, News, Jimmy Kimmel, Microsoft, Stephen Colbert, California, Amc, Disney, Los Angeles, Atlanta, Sport, Chicago, Netflix, Czech Republic, Things To Do

Literary Orange festival, other Southern California book events, canceled by coronavirus

The novel coronavirus is taking a toll on literary and bookstore events around Southern California with the Literary Orange festival canceling its daylong event in April and booksellers canceling author appearances through the end of March. The 14th annual Literary Orange would have taken place on April 4 in Newport Beach with keynote authors including nonfiction writer Erik Larson, novelist J. Ryan Stradal, and therapist and advice columnist Lori Gottlieb. “OC Public Libraries is taking safety ...
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6.2 things to know about the 26.2-mile 2020 LA Marathon

It’s longer than Interstate 110. It draws enough people to fill the LA Galaxy’s Dignity Health Sports Park in Carson. Complete LA Marathon coverage  And many runners will complete it in less time that it took you to watch Martin Scorsese’s “The Irishman” (not including pauses for popcorn and potty time). It’s one of the world’s premiere running events. It’s the 2020 Los Angeles Marathon, with its one-of-a-kind 26.2-mile “Stadium to the Sea” course, on Sunday, March 8. Here are 6.2 things you nee...
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How to travel Metro, or rideshare to 2020 LA Marathon

  Taking a Metro train is a good option for being a spectator during the 2020 Los Angeles Marathon on March 8. (File photo by David Crane, Los Angeles Daily News/SCNG)   It’s the 35th Los Angeles Marathon on March 8 and time to experience in person the spectacle when more than 27,000 racers from all 50 states and more than 78 countries take on the 26.2-mile course. If you have promised to catch a glimpse of family or friends or wish to see the elite runners pounding the pavement somewhere a...
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Kiss got totally fired up for last-ever Southern California show: Here’s what happened

If this was it — if this was really the final Southern California show for Kiss — well, these costumed, face-painted, hard-rocking characters went out with a bang. Check that, they went out with all the bangs — the almost non-stop blasts of flames and fireworks were truly spectacular — during a show that gave the faithful who packed Staples Center in Los Angeles on Wednesday a goodbye kiss to remember. Kiss played its first Southern California concerts on The End of the Road Tour just over a yea...
Tags: New York City, Los Angeles, Sport, Things To Do, Soccer, Ozzy Osbourne, Gigi, Alicia Keys, Party, Kobe Bryant, Frankie Valli, Staples Center, Panama, Grateful Dead, Aba, Southern California

Film News Roundup: ‘Clueless’ Pop-Up Restaurant ‘As If!’ Coming to Hollywood

In today’s film news roundup, a “Clueless”-themed restaurant is coming, Dolly Parton’s literacy efforts are showcased in a movie and “The Artist’s Wife” gets release dates. ‘CLUELESS’ RESTAURANT Paramount Pictures is bringing back a slice of its iconic 1995 comedy “Clueless” with an “As If!” pop-up restaurant in West Hollywood starting on March 31. The […]
Tags: Hollywood, News, Dolly Parton, Paramount, Clueless, West Hollywood

Look out for these street and freeway closures for LA Marathon

  Taiko drummers keep the pace up for runners near the Disney Concert Hall in the 34th annual Los Angeles Marathon on March 24, 2019. (Photo by David Crane, Los Angeles Daily News/SCNG)   The 35th Los Angeles Marathon, sponsored by Asics this year, is running on March 8. Many Los Angeles area streets and freeway ramps will be closed. The race’s 26.2-mile route begins at Dodger Stadium and wends it way through neighboring cities of West Hollywood, Beverly Hills to the finish line at the inte...
Tags: Business, Hollywood, News, California, La, Boston, Los Angeles, Sport, Soccer, Glendale, Ocean, Broadway, Beverly Hills, Local News, Pacific Coast Highway, Temple

San Fernando Valley voters have much to decide this Election Day

It might be called a presidential primary, but the March 3 election brings plenty of local poignancy for the San Fernando Valley. Here’s a brisk overview: Candidates Loraine Lundquist, John Lee and Asaad Alnajjar during a candidates forum for the LA City Council District 12 seat at de Toledo High School in West Hills, Monday, Febuary 17, 2020. (Photo by Hans Gutknecht, Los Angeles Daily News/SCNG) CITY COUNCIL Since Mitch Englander left his L.A. City Council District 12 seat at the end of ...
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'That was a f--- up:' Women's coworking startup The Wing's last-minute change of plans for a Brooklyn childcare service has left some working moms in the lurch

When women's coworking startup The Wing opened a new Williamsburg location in Brooklyn on February 14 that promised on-site childcare through its subsidiary, Little Wing. The model was to be based on the childcare program at The Wing's SoHo location, which allows members to book childcare in advance during set hours throughout the week. When one Williamsburg member reached out to Astrid Aune, the manager of Little Wing, to book dates, however, she was told the coworking startup had instead par...
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Things to do in the San Fernando Valley, LA area, Feb. 27-March 5

  Suzi Kades’ “Skater-Gator” is part of her solo show “pArts” through April 6 at the Town Center Art Space at Westfield Valencia Town Center. (Photo courtesy of Suzi Kades)   Here is a sampling of upcoming events and ongoing entertainments that you may have missed in the San Fernando Valley and Los Angeles area.   EVENTS   San Fernando Valley Audubon Society: Guest speaker Bill Mandel, senior volunteer in the Aves Division at the Los Angeles Zoo, discusses the “Condor Project” and its suc...
Tags: Books, Events, Local News, Movies + TV, Music + Concerts, Theater, Things to Do, Art, Comedy, Dance, Movies, Museum, Music, San Fernando Valley, Top Stories LADN