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L.A. County Drops Mask Requirement for Vaccinated Individuals at Indoor Venues

Vaccinated individuals can go mask-less indoors across Los Angeles County as soon as this weekend. The Los Angeles County Department of Public Health issued a new order today that allows businesses, venues and establishments to drop all masking requirements for staff and customers as long as they can verify that 100 percent of customers (ages […]

Hollywood Sign to Transform Into “Rams House” Installation Following Super Bowl Win

Following the Los Angeles Rams’ Super Bowl win on Sunday night, a team celebration will temporarily take over a historic part of the city: the Hollywood Sign. A temporary installation reading “Rams House” will be displayed over the iconic sign starting Monday, Mayor Eric Garcetti announced following the game. In a partnership of the city, […]

Martine Colette, Founder of Wildlife Waystation, Dies at 79

Martine Colette, who founded the Wildlife Waystation outside Los Angeles and ran the animal sanctuary for more than four decades, died Sunday of lung cancer at Lake Havasu, Ariz., a publicist announced. She was 79. In 1976, Colette opened the Wildlife Waystation, a 160-acre refuge in the Angeles National Forest near Sylmar and Tujunga. Under […]

Local Officials Confident Super Bowl Staying in Los Angeles Despite COVID-19 Surge

A day after the NFL confirmed that it was exploring contingency plans for Super Bowl LVI in the event that COVID-19 conditions make Los Angeles untenable as a host city, local officials are saying SoFi Stadium will likely host the global spectacle Feb. 13. “I feel really confident the event will happen here in L.A. […]

High-Profile L.A. Crimes Spark Rush for Bullet-Proof Cars, Rolex Replicas and Safe Rooms

Private security contractors report that a recent string of high-profile retail robberies and home burglaries in upscale Los Angeles neighborhoods has caused a dramatic uptick in requests for their services and prompted many of their wealthy clients to change their routines out of a mix of caution and fear. Recent high-profile crimes involving the entertainment […]

L.A. Performances of ‘Christmas Carol’ Canceled Due to “Breakthrough COVID-19 Cases” Amongst Cast

As concerns and caseloads of COVID-19 infections continue to rise amid the Omicron variant, Center Theatre Group announced late Thursday night that the evening’s performance of A Christmas Carol was canceled due to breakthrough COVID-19 cases that have been detected in the show’s company despite “robust measures being in place.” The statement confirmed that performances […]

Zuri Hall Set to Host Film2Future Virtual Gala

Access Hollywood’s Zuri Hall is lending her talents to Film2Future by serving as host of the nonprofit’s virtual gala. The sixth annual event, scheduled for Nov. 18, will be virtual this year due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic. “It’s truly an honor to have Zuri Hall hosting our 2021 Film2Future Gala,” said Film2Future founder Rachel […]

Barbra Streisand Partners With UCLA to Fund Institute Aimed at “Solving Societal Challenges”

The Barbra Streisand Institute is officially a go at UCLA as the showbiz icon has committed an undisclosed sum to fund research dedicated to four “societal challenges” she’s most passionate about, from climate change to disinformation. “While it’s easy to reflect on the past, I can’t stop thinking about the future and what it holds […]

Los Angeles to Require COVID-19 Vaccinations for Movie Theaters, Concerts, Restaurants

The Los Angeles City Council on Wednesday passed an ordinance that will require residents to show proof of a COVID-19 vaccination in order to enter indoor spaces including movie theaters, restaurants, gyms, shopping centers, coffee shops, hair and nail salons, and numerous other venues. The new ordinance is expected to take effect on Nov. 4. […]

Jo Lasorda, Widow of Dodgers Legend Tommy Lasorda, Dies at 91

Jo Lasorda, who was married to late Los Angeles Dodgers manager Tommy Lasorda for 70 years, died Monday night in the couple’s longtime home in Fullerton, California, the team announced. She was 91. “She was surrounded by her loved ones,” the Dodgers said in a statement. Born Joan Miller, she attended Greenville High in South […]

Vaccine Requirements Coming for L.A. County Bars, Nightclubs, Wineries and “Mega Events”

Customers and employees of bars, wineries, breweries, nightclubs and lounges will soon have to provide proof of vaccination under an imminent order from L.A. County’s Department of Public Health. Dr. Barbara Ferrer, the county’s public health director, announced during Wednesday’s Board of Supervisors meeting that she plans to issue the order “later this week.” It […]

Worker in Critical Condition After Fall at Sunset Gower Studios

A crew member is in critical condition after falling from an elevated platform at Sunset Gower Studios on the set of Netflix’s Me Time on Tuesday morning, The Hollywood Reporter has confirmed. The 38-year-old man fell from a platform that is estimated to be 60 to 80 feet high, Los Angeles Fire Department spokesperson Brian […]