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Coachella 2019: Shalom, Kanye! Festival goers celebrated Passover with Matzahchella seder If Kanye West is going to do his Easter Sunday service, then Rami Matan Even-Esh knew he had to bring Passover to the Coachella Valley Music and Arts Festival. Again. Three years ago Shabbat Tent, an all-volunteer group brought what it called Matzahchella, a series of 10-minute seders at the start of Passover, to the festival.

Report: Lakers meet with Ty Lue, looking for follow-up interviews including Jeanie Buss The Lakers, who have already reportedly interviewed Philadelphia 76ers assistant Monty Williams, are also looking to have follow-up interviews with both candidates that include team owner Jeanie Buss. The team also has plans to interview Miami Heat assistant Juwan Howard next week, ESPN reported.

As hikers head to Santa Susana Field Lab, residents rally for a cleanup An Earth Day nature walk sponsored by Boeing Corp. near the old Santa Susana Field Laboratory is drawing the scorn of local residents, who say the walk is part of an effort to gloss over the lack of a clean-up in the area after years of Cold War contamination from the rocket engine testing site.

Authorities release IDs of 3 men slain in Glendale Three men who were shot to death inside a Glendale home this week were identified as Los Angeles and Glendale residents, authorities said Friday.

Woman rescued from Pacoima strip mine Crews rescued a woman who was stranded 150 feet down the side of a strip mine near the 12500 block of Branford Street in Pacoima on Friday night. The Los Angeles Fire Department said the rescue happened at around 6:30 p.m. after the woman was attempting to avoid mining staff and the Los Angeles Police Department.

Alleged Dana Point Bank Robber Found Dead After Chase, Standoff In Santa Margarita The suspect was believed to be the Leatherface Bandit, who has been linked to holdups in Yorba Linda on April 9 and two more on March 8 and 9 in Newport Beach and Costa Mesa, Gicking said.

Coachella 2019: Will Smith is the 'Icon' during Jaden's Smith's Coachella performance An icon named Will Smith took the Coachella stage and surprised fans during Weekend 2, Friday.

Aliso Canyon becomes a hot topic anew in LA City Council District 12 race All 11 candidates at a recent forum said they believed the 3,600-acre facility needs to be closed. That earned enthusiastic shouts from the audience. "It would be close to political suicide to take any other position," said Larry Levine, a political consultant who is not representing any candidates in this race.

In Valley neighborhoods, fight against upzoning bill gets fiery as it moves through state Senate But the push against the proposed legislation is heating up now that it has cleared its first hurdle in the Legislature and is facing a tougher vote Wednesday.

Car Tied to Amber Alert and Slaying Found Near Border Crossing in San Diego Area The car at the center of a search for a missing 15-year-old girl, believed to be with her mother and a man who are both suspects in the killing of a Carson man, was discovered near a major border crossing in San Diego County Friday. An Amber Alert and emergency alert were sent Thursday in the search for Alora Benitez, who was last seen at 9 a.m.

GOP Congressman Climbs 'Border' Wall, Doesn't Actually Make It to Mexico Duncan Hunter is facing backlash for pretending to cross the U.S.-Mexico border, NBC News reports - something his Democratic opponent says would have violated the terms of the congressman's parole stemming from federal charges of misusing campaign funds.

Shohei Ohtani takes BP with Angels teammates, moves closer to return Ohtani, who is coming back from Oct. 1 Tommy John surgery, said he's almost ready. "I need to get a couple at-bats against live pitching first to see where I'm at," he said. "But as of now, I feel pretty good to go." Ohtani took 33 swings over five rounds of batting practice.

Coachella 2019: Beyoncé's presence still felt one year later Beyoncé Knowles was not on the lineup of the 2019 Coachella Valley Music and Arts Festival, but there's still some Beychella magic one year after her epic headlining set.

Cannabis is Not Welcomed At the Popular Coachella Valley Music Festival California may have legalized cannabis for recreational use, but it isn't welcome at this weekend's Coachella Valley Music and Art Festival. Coachella has an extensive list of prohibited items at the fairgrounds, such as weapons, glass containers, fireworks, remote control vehicles and animals, unless they are service animals.

'Bosch' is a modern noir that showcases an unadorned LA Unlike so many other shows that use LA as a setting, Bosch is filmed almost entirely within the city and its surrounding areas, and how it's depicted feels unusually authentic to the way actual Angelenos experience it. "I feel like our team is, creatively and production-wise, very committed to capturing that," says Bernardo.

Detectives Announce Arrest Of Suspect In Murder Of Beloved Skating Rink Owner Detectives said they arrested Tre'elle Potts, 25, on Wednesday for the murder of 43-year-old Ryan Harsany. Officials are remaining mum on what led them to Potts or details about his arrest. Potts was booked at Central Detention Center and is being held without bail.

Time's Top 100 Influential Pioneers, Titans, Artists and Icons The first woman to become Speaker of the House and the youngest woman elected to Congress were only some of the popular faces on the covers of Time's annual 100 Most Influential People in the World issue. The magazines feature brief descriptions from figures who know the pioneers, artists, leaders, icons and titans on the covers.

Apple is hiring as Culver City streaming hub opening nears While obviously spurred by the computer giant's need to work with Hollywood talent to create content for the ambitious streaming service, the list of jobs also includes positions at Apple Music and Beats by Dre, which are already based in Culver City.

Fighting for Social Equity to Aid Those Most Hurt by the War on Drugs Equity in the cannabis industry for communities impacted the hardest by the drug war is a major topic across the country, while locally qualified Los Angeles equity applicants work their way into the conversation and a rollout that has faced similar challenges to other model programs in California.

The Best Bud to Smoke for the Best 4/20 It's the biggest holiday of the year in the galaxy's biggest legal cannabis market here in Los Angeles, and we've got a rundown of the must-smoke strains to take your 4/20 to the next level. Let's be honest, we're a spoiled bunch. The selection available to the discerning cannabis enthusiast in Greater L.A.

L.A. Weekly Hosts Inaugural Desert Smoke-Off in Palm Springs Coachella's cannabis ban continues, so to bring balance to the force, L.A. Weekly hit the desert for its first cannabis competition. The inaugural desert smoke-off was a sight to behold.

Top Influencers: Justin Escalona We showcase Justin Escalona as part of our list of Top Influencers in Los Angeles.

Alexander: Is Pat Riley in the Lakers' future? Should he be? The rumor was back in circulation Friday: Riley to the Lakers as the head of basketball operations. It might or might not happen, but at least it filled time on ESPN.

Caltrans Lies Again: Widening 5 Freeway Will "Minimize Congestion… Reduce Pollution" The false claims appear at minute 3:30 of the April, 2019, I-5 Corridor Update video. Caltrans makes these claims at Metro meetings because these highway projects would not be happening without significant funding from Metro - especially Measures M and R sales taxes.

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