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MAY 8TH, 2024


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  • ☀️ CALENDAR: More events have been added to the calendar and will continue to be updated accordingly. It looks good, and thank you all again for your patience on this! I want to get it right and not ‘half-tail’ it. I’m also playing around with the idea of adding links to the bottom of every section, as seen within today’s newsletter. Between the HOV Lane + Table of Contents, I believe CuratedLA can be both an easy + in-depth read, however we want it to be.

  • 🚨 FRIDAY UPDATE: No Friday newsletter, May 10th, as planned. I decided to get outside on this nice weekend and explore. See you all on Monday!



💃 LOOKS: Met Gala 2024 Red Carpet: every outfit and dress from Monday

🍎 APPLE EVENT: Apple unveils new iPad Air, iPad Pro, Magic Keyboard

🤸 EQUINOX: Equinox launches a $40,000-per-year membership to help you live longer.

🏎️ INSTACART X UBER EATS: Instacart will start to deliver Uber Eats orders after partnership announced.

🥅 NHL DRAFT: San Jose Sharks win 2024 NHL Draft Lottery, first chance at Celebrini.




2024 Mother’s Day Local Gift Guide

The Burton House Beverly Hills opens today.

WeWork emerges from bankruptcy, adds two new Los Angeles locations.

Mother of Pearl opens at Level 8, marking the completion of all restaurants being opened at Level 8

The Los Angeles Sparks move to bigger venue, Crypto Arena to host Caitlin Clark.

WalkUnitedLA takes place this Saturday at SoFi Stadium.

County officials have urged beachgoers to avoid water activities near Santa Monica Pier and adjacent areas due to elevated bacterial levels

Mindy Kaling and Adam Grant have been added to Canva’s May 23rd event in Los Angeles.

The County is set to launch a new high-speed broadband service, targeting low-income neighborhoods.

Mother of Pearl just opened, marking the final opening of completion for Moxy and AC Hotel’s Level 8





  • 🍩 KRISPY KREME X MOTHER’S DAY: Celebrate Mother’s Day with a touch of sweetness from Krispy Kreme’s Minis for Mom Collection, available for a limited time across the nation. This delightful assortment features three new mini doughnut flavors: the Mini Strawberry Iced Heart Doughnut, dipped in strawberry icing with a white heart sprinkle; the Mini Iced Rose Doughnut, a teal-iced treat with a buttercreme rose; and the Mini Chocolate Cookie Crumble Doughnut made with Oreo, a chocolate-iced sensation topped with Oreo crumbles and colorful sprinkles. Alongside these novelties, each sixteen-count box also includes four classic Mini Original Glazed doughnuts. Perfect for sharing with moms, grandmothers, and motherly figures, these mini treats are a sweet way to show appreciation and love. Available in-store, or for pickup and delivery through Krispy Kreme’s app and website, the Minis for Mom Collection is a convenient and charming gift to enhance our Mother’s Day festivities.

  • 🍪 GLUTEN-FREE CHIPS AHOY! Chips Ahoy! is set to delight cookie lovers and the gluten-sensitive community with its first-ever certified gluten-free chocolate chip cookie, arriving on shelves this month. The introduction of the Chips Ahoy! Gluten Free cookie is a landmark event for the beloved brand, providing a delicious gluten-free option that doesn’t sacrifice the classic taste. After extensive development and meticulous refinement of the recipe, the innovation team has crafted a cookie with exceptional texture and flavor. Building on the momentum of their improved original recipe and the successful Oreo Gluten Free Chocolate Sandwich cookies, Chips Ahoy! now extends its reach to those avoiding gluten. Keep an eye out for the distinctive gluten-free label on packages as they become available this month nationwide and here locally in Los Angeles.

  • 🥞 DENNY’S DEALS: Denny’s is once again delighting diners with the return of its All Day Diner Deals, offering a variety of hearty meals starting at just $5.99. Whether you’re in the mood for breakfast, lunch, dinner, or a snack in between, there’s something for everyone. The value menu features unlimited buttermilk pancakes, a country-fried steak dinner complete with sides and bread, and the Everyday Value Slam with customizable options. Burger lovers can enjoy a Quarter Pound Cheeseburger with fries, while the Scrambled Eggs & Cheddar Breakfast offers a satisfying combination of eggs, cheese, bacon, sausage, and pancakes. For those with a bigger appetite, the Super Slam packs in pancakes, sausage, bacon, eggs, and hash browns, ensuring no one leaves hungry.


🍟 WENDY’S: Wendy’s offers New 2 for $8 Mix-and-Match Deal for a limited time, via The Fast Food Post.

🐔 POPEYES: Popeyes launches new Golden BBQ Chicken Sandwich, via Chewboom.

🍰 CRUMBL: Crumbl bakes new Raspberry Cheesecake and more through May 11th, via Brand Eating.

📜 ONE PAGER: Best breakfast, brunch, lunch, dinner + deserts in Los Angeles, all within one page, via Cold Brew Vibes.

🥤 MCDONALD’S X COKE: The scientific reason why coke tastes better at McDonald’s, via delish.



The Hollywood Con Queen explores the shocking story of a mysterious figure who impersonated powerful female executives in Hollywood to lure victims with the promise of life-changing career opportunities.

The ‘Con Queen’s victims exhaust their personal finances in pursuit of a big break, while being exploited in a perverse psychological game spanning the globe.

The scam eventually draws the attention of veteran investigative journalist Scott Johnson of The Hollywood Reporter and dedicated private investigator Nicole Kotsianas, who set out to find the truth, only to discover a story more strange than they could have imagined.

All episodes of the documentary series are now streaming on Apple TV+.


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📆 WEEKLY EVENTS: Things to do in Los Angeles this week, now thru Friday, via We Like L.A.

🎈MAY FUN: Five things to do in the LA area with kids, via Life Hacks LA.

🔮 WEEKEND: Forty-five best things to do this weekend in Los Angeles, via Secret Los Angeles.

💃 CAMBER: The insider’s scoop to being an insider: Happenings This Week by Camber. Garrett of CuratedLA highly recommends that you sign-up/bookmark Mady’s site 🔥 



🛣️ THIS WEEK | LA STREETS: This week in livable streets, via Streetsblog Los Angeles.

🧑‍🚒 SATURDAY | VENICE: Annual Pancake Breakfast this Saturday at Fire Station #63, from 8:00am till 1:00pm.

🚒 SATURDAY | LAFD: In addition to the pancake breakfast, the LAFD is hosting a city-wide open firehouse celebration at Fire Station 12 in Highland Park.


  • 🏈 WALKUNITEDLA: WalkUnitedLA is a family-friendly walk/run hosted by United Way of Greater Los Angeles and the Los Angeles Rams this Saturday, May 11th at SoFi Stadium. WalkUnitedLA is teaming up with community partners, businesses and thousands of walkers and runners to power the fight to end cycles of poverty and build communities of prosperity. Steve Avila, Ernest Jones, Kobie Turner, and Kyren Williams are this year’s honorary chairs and will celebrate alongside 2021 Walter Payton Man of the Year and Super Bowl LVI Champion Andrew Whitworth! Plus, the 2024 rookie class will be there to cheer you on as you cross the finish line.


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🚨SANTA MONICA PIER BACTERIA ADVISORY: County officials have urged beachgoers to avoid water activities near Santa Monica Pier and adjacent areas due to elevated bacterial levels. The warning extends to a 100-yard radius around the Pier and the Pico-Kenter storm drain, as well as other locations including Santa Monica Canyon Creek, Malibu Lagoon, and Mother’s Beach. For the latest updates on beach conditions, residents can contact the Public Health hotline at 1-800-525-5662 or visit their website at

  • 💻️ INTERNET PLANS FOR LOW-INCOME: The County is set to launch a new high-speed broadband service, targeting low-income neighborhoods in South LA, East LA, and Boyle Heights. With monthly plans starting at just $25, the service aims to bridge the digital divide, offering speeds up to two gigabits per second. Spearheaded by a Utah-based company, WeLink, the initiative will provide unlimited data without contractual obligations, catering to households below 200% of the federal poverty line or those receiving government benefits. The county’s ambitious project, facilitated through Community Broadband Networks, is expected to commence construction this summer, with services potentially rolling out by fall.

  • 🚰 CALIFORNIA’S WATER RECHARGE: We can celebrate our first groundwater supply increase in four years, following a series of historic winter storms that we’ve seen recently. The state’s Department of Water Resources reported a significant 4.1 million acre-feet of managed groundwater recharge and an 8.7 million acre-feet rise in storage, equivalent to the capacity of Northern California’s Shasta Lake.

  • 📞 ASK BEVERLY HILLS: The City of Beverly Hills has launched askBH, a program that provides the community with one-point-of-contact information for non-emergency assistance for city services, programs, and events. This program will allow for community members to request information and services, report issues + concerns, and receive updates when their requests have been resolved. askBH also allows those to register for camps, classes, reserve park amenties, report potholes, streetlight issues, Cranky Karens (jk), and much more.


🏡 TINY HOUSE: This tiny apartment costs seven dollars a month. Scoring one is like winning the lottery, via Los Angeles Times.

🏳️‍🌈 WEST HOLLYWOOD: West Hollywood condo sells for record-breaking $24 million, via KTLA.


  • 🐺 MEOW WOLF IS COMING TO LA: Meow Wolf, renowned for its fully immersive environments, secret passages, and vibrant neon decor, is set to open its sixth permanent exhibition in Los Angeles in 2026. Described as a maximalist fantasy, the LA location draws inspiration from the city’s filmmaking history, incorporating elements like cinematic mythos, mysterious eggs, and Hollywood glitz. While the exact venue remains undisclosed, speculation points to a vacant complex in West Los Angeles.

  • 🏡 DOWNTOWN BURBANK: Burbank’s downtown core is undergoing a transformation, becoming a sought-after mixed-use environment with the addition of nearly 1,000 housing units and hotels. A multifamily mixed-used project, LaTerra Development, will feature 573 housing units, adjacent to a Metrolink station, along with a 307-room hotel. The development includes two-way bike lanes, a transit plaza with an elevator and stairs connecting Downtown Burbank, the site, and the Metrolink station. A direct pedestrian connection will grant property residents access to restaurants, shopping, and amenities in Downtown Burbank. LaTerra plans to open this project in January 2025. What Now Los Angeles has an exclusive with more worthy information and interviews from those involved with this exciting project.

  • 🚇️ SAN FERNANDO VALLEY BUS/BIKE LANES: Metro’s G (Orange) Line busway/bikeway improvements have undergone modifications. Originally extensive plans included a mile-plus-long grade separation bridge, rail-type gate arms, station upgrades, and bikeway enhancements. Due to budget constraints, hundreds of millions of dollars’ worth of project scope was cut. Thirty-five crossing gate intersections were reduced to 14 in the East Valley. The proposed extended elevated structure for Sepulveda and Van Nuys Stations will now be two shorter structures. Bike/walk path improvements were scaled back. Construction is expected to start in Summer 2024, benefiting G Line riders and Valley commuters. Streetblogs LA has additional updates for the Roscoe Bus Lines + Laurel Canyon Bike Lanes for those commuters.

  • 🌳 NORTH OF GRIFFITH PARK: The L.A. Department of Water and Power aims to transform the Tom LaBonge Headworks Water Complex into a park, blending passive recreation areas and landscaping with its own operational needs. The proposed Headworks Restoration Park, located just north of Griffith Park, would occupy the eastern side, while the western reservoir would feature an eight-acre garden, tree groves, and walkways. Olin, the design firm, is leading the project, which also includes LADWP facilities like a water quality laboratory and a wastewater recycling center. Construction is slated to begin in late 2024, with completion expected by 2028.


🎡 SANTA MONICA: 45 apartments planned on W. Pico Boulevard in Santa Monica, via Urbanize LA.

🏥 EAST HOLLYWOOD: Gateways Hospitals and Mental Health Center proposed for East Hollywood, via The Eastsider LA.


  • 🍀 UPDATE ON PATRICK’S ROADHOUSE: A little over two weeks ago, CuratedLA highlighted Patrick’s Roadhouse and how the restaurant’s team is facing obstacles keeping their PCH eatery up-and-running. Well, good news: KTLA has reported that the restaurant’s GoFundMe has raised over $60,000. Though Patrick’s Roadhouse is still shy of their goal, these funds + continual media coverage, help a beloved diner and our neighbors. Thank you for the coverage of Good, KTLA + here is the GoFundMe for Patrick’s Roadhouse (and a huge thank you to anyone that has donated - I hope it comes back somehow 10x).

  • ✒️ MALAKA TATTOO: Malaka Tattoo celebrated their grand opening recently in the heart of West Hollywood. The studio’s vibrant atmosphere covers 3700 square feet of artistic heaving where fifteen top-tiered tattoo artists hail from eight different countries. Malaka Tattoo offers a diverse array of styles + techniques that will cater to every ink aficionado’s taste. From traditional to contemporary, black and grey to full-color spectrums, our artists bring their unique flair and international expertise to every design. Some of Malaka Tattoo’s loyal customers include: Nico Tortorella (Younger), Guillermo Diaz (Scandal/Law & Order: Organized Crime), Travis Mills (Rapper/actor), Lester Quinones (NBA – Golden State Warriors), and guitarist Javier Reyes to name a few. Their work + art can be found on Instagram, which includes an appointment form for those dabbling in new ink ideas. 📸 @malakatattoo

  • 💼 WEWORK EMERGES FROM BANKRUPTCY: WeWork, the New York-based co-working firm, has successfully emerged from bankruptcy proceedings and is actively expanding its presence in Los Angeles. The company recently finalized lease agreements for two additional locations in key areas: Charles Cohen’s Pacific Design Center in West Hollywood and LBA Realty Partners’ property on Olive Street in Downtown LA. These new offices add to the five working locations that WeWork has managed to retain in the Los Angeles-Orange County region. The company’s successful exit from Chapter 11 bankruptcy was supported by significant investments, including $337 million from Yardi Systems and $112 million from existing bondholders. WeWork also has plans for a $450 million investment to strengthen its post-bankruptcy operations.


🛍️ MOTHER’S DAY GIFTS: 2024 Mother’s Day Local LA Gift Guide, via hoopLA.

🏢 INLAND EMPIRE REFI: Bixby lands $64 million dollars for Inland Empire warehouse refinancing, via Commercial Observer.



  • 🏰 DISNEY PROFITS WITH STREAMING: Disney’s streaming services, led by Disney+, have achieved profitability for the first time in Q2 of fiscal 2024, marking a significant milestone for the entertainment giant. Despite ESPN+ reporting a loss, the overall streaming segment’s success, coupled with a robust performance from the theme parks division, has bolstered Disney’s financial standing. The company’s direct-to-consumer platforms, including Disney+, Hulu, and Disney+ Hotstar, collectively turned a profit, with Disney+ Core alone adding over six million subscribers. | HQ: Burbank

  • 📕 PENELOPE FINDS BUYER IN NETFLIX: Penelope, a pandemic-written young-adult series co-created by Mark Duplass and Mel Eslyn, has secured a distributor. Netflix acquired the U.S. rights to the show’s eight-episode first season, as announced by the duo during SeriesFest. The journey to find a distributor was described by Duplass as insane, following the series’ debut at the 2024 Sundance Film Festival. With significant interest from various parties, the creators navigated uncharted territory in independently financing and distributing the show. Duplass Brothers Productions, known for their four-picture deal with Netflix, will sell both domestic and international rights to Penelope using a unique piece by piece model, allowing them to maintain creative control, including the possibility of greenlighting a second season.


📰 GROK NEWS: Elon Musk’s plan for AI News, via Big Technology.

🔠 WORDLE: Play today’s game of Wordle, via the New York Times.

🎧️ SPOTIFY: Listen to CuratedLA’s Early Summer ‘24 Playlist, via Spotify.


  • 🏀 CAITLIN CLARK’S BIG STAGE: Caitlin Clark’s debut WNBA game in Los Angeles is getting a grander stage. The Los Angeles Sparks recently announced that their home matchup against Clark and the Indiana Fever, originally scheduled at Walter Pyramid on the Long Beach State campus, will now take place at Arena in downtown Los Angeles. This relocation allows for a larger audience, as Arena seats 19,067 for basketball games compared to Walter Pyramid’s 5,000 capacity. Two other Sparks home games are also shifting to Arena, providing an opportunity for more fans to support the team.

  • 🏈 RAIDERS SOCAL TRAINING CAMP: The Las Vegas Raiders are considering a nostalgic return to Southern California for their pre-season training camp, training at the Jack Hammett Sports Complex in Costa Mesa as their temporary base. This move, set for discussion at Costa Mesa’s city council meeting, would not only bring the Raiders closer to their enduring fan base in the region but also mark the city’s pride in hosting an NFL team’s summer camp at a public facility. The potential one-year deal promises field enhancements, a junior camp, and more, starting mid-July. If approved, Costa Mesa would join an elite group of cities with five NFL teams’ training camps, reviving memories of the Raiders’ 12-season stint at the LA Memorial Coliseum.

  • ⛳️ PGA TOUR X LIV GOLF: Next weekend’s PGA Championship at Valhalla in Louisville, Kentucky, is set to feature a star-studded lineup, including Tiger Woods and the entire top 100 world-ranked golfers, thanks to the PGA of America’s special invitations to seven LIV Golf players. This move, aimed at preserving the event’s status as the major with the strongest field, sees Patrick Reed, ranked 92nd, maintain his streak of major appearances since 2014. The tournament, returning to Valhalla from May 16th-19th, is remembered for Rory McIlroy’s 2014 victory and Tiger Woods’ 2000 playoff triumph. Notably, Joaquin Niemann and Talor Gooch, both LIV Golf winners, have also secured their spots, alongside other top 100 players and the rising Spanish star David Puig.


🏀 PLAYOFFS: Referees acknowledge incorrectly called kicked ball late in Pacers-Knicks, via NBC Los Angeles.

📸 RAMS’ YOUTH EVENT: Community Photos: Rams host local youth football players at SoFi Field for series of Play 60 events, via Rams Official.


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