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MARCH 20TH, 2024

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WEDNESDAY’S VIBES

🍝 OH, HI! TODAY IS NATIONAL RAVIOLI DAY. BC AMERICA + ITALY.

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LOCAL

NATIONAL

🌼 SUPERBLOOM: Southern California is poised for another wildflower ‘super bloom.’

🎵 LOLLAPALOOZA: The 2024 Lollapalooza in Chicago announces lineup: Blink-182, The Killers, SZA…

🧭 FINDING SUPERBLOOM: Here’s where to see California’s superbloom via FOX 11 Los Angeles.

🧧 MACKENZIE SCOTT: Announced a $640m pledge to 361 small nonprofits on Tuesday.

🚀 SPACEX ROCKET: See that weird streak of light across Southern California? Article + photos via Daily Breeze.

🥷 JAMES BOND: What to know about Aaron Taylor-Johnson, the actor reportedly set to play James Bond via Forbes.

💃 SWIFTIES EARTHQUAKE: Swifties caused seismic activity during Taylor Swift’s Los Angeles show, new research, via KGET.com.

🤑 WINNING NUMBERS: The winning $893 million Mega Millions jackpot numbers: 24-46-49-62-66, Mega Ball of 7.

🏀 LAKERS: Lakers cruise past Atlanta as D’Angelo Russell ties LA’s three point mark.

💁 SPRING BREAK SCAMS: FTC’s Consumer Alert: ‘Planning a spring break getaway? Don’t let scammers clip your wings.’

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LOCAL

FUN

Clint Harwick, the superintendent of the Huntington Beach Union High School District, is retiring. Harwick first started out as a custodian and is now retiring with thirty-six years of educational experience.

Amazon MGM Studios have signed MrBeast for a new reality series, Beast Games, based on the MrBeast brand curated by Jimmy Donaldson.

LA proudly hosts the #1 barista in America, Frank La, owner of Be Bright Coffee. His victory this past weekend at the U.S. Barista Championship earned him the honor of repping the US at the World Barista Championship.

Krispy Kreme has introduced a new Spring Minis Collection to celebrate the start of spring. These mini doughnuts are now available and come in four flavors.

Palihouse West Hollywood and fiish are collaborating, hosting a one-night only pop-up experience this Friday, March 22nd, from 5:30pm - 10:00pm. Reservations can be made here via OpenTable.

Travis Kelce is in discussions to host a celebrity-focused reboot of the game show Are You Smarter Than a Fifth Grader? The reboot would stream on Amazon Prime Video and feature celebrity guests instead of children.

The sixth annual LATINAfest is taking place this Sunday, March 24th at LA Plaza de Cultura y Artes. This event provides a platform for Latinas to share their stories and discuss topics that resonate with them.

Receiver is Netflix's latest sports series following prominent pass catchers from the 2023 NFL season, including Davante Adams, Justin Jefferson, George Kittle, Deebo Samuel, and Amon-Ra St. Brown. This eight-episode series is set to premiere this Summer.

A new residential development is set to transform the landscape near Metro's North Hollywood Station. The project will replace an auto repair shop with a modern six-story building at the intersections of Burbank Boulevard and Case Avene.

Dr. Dre was honored with a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame yesterday. The ceremony was attended by renowned artists like Eminem, 50 Cent, Snoop Dogg, and Jimmy Iovine.

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 😋HEADLINES

  • 🍩 KRISPY KREME SPRING MINIS: Krispy Kreme has introduced a new Spring Minis Collection to celebrate the start of spring. These mini doughnuts are now available and come in four flavors, including the Hatching Chick Doughnut, Strawberry Egg Doughnut, and Robin's Egg Doughnut. They are available for a limited time at participating shops across the U.S., and customers can also enjoy them through pickup or delivery via Krispy Kreme's app and website. Additionally, an eight-pack of these Spring Minis is available at select grocery stores.

  • 🍧 NEW FROM SONIC: Sonic is launching an out-of-this-world experience with its limited-edition Blackout Slush Float to celebrate the upcoming North American Total Solar Eclipse on Monday, April 8th. This unique drink, available from March 25th to May 5th, features a blend of cotton candy and dragon fruit flavors in an all-black slush topped with white soft serve and galaxy-themed sprinkles. Customers purchasing this cosmic treat will also receive free solar eclipse viewing glasses, ensuring a safe and memorable way to witness this rare celestial event.

 🚀 OPENINGS

  • 🐠 WEST HOLLYWOOD: Palihouse West Hollywood and fiish are collaborating, hosting a one-night only pop-up experience this Friday, March 22nd, from 5:30pm - 10:00pm. Eats of the night include dry-aged sushi from Chef Colin Whitbread and drinks from Cody Requejo’s craft cocktails and premium sake. Reservations can be made here via OpenTable. 🖥️ Palihouse West Hollywood | 📸 @fiish.food

  • ☕️ MELROSE HILL: Shared Coffee in Melrose Hill is a new coffee shop that recently opened up its doors to patrons. The coffee shop is a 1,500-square-foot community hub located on Melrose Avenue, serving low-key vibes and an easy food and drinks menu to remote workers and caffeine seekers. | 📸 @shared.coffee

GUIDES

☕️ GORGEOUS BRUNCH: Fifteen amazing outdoor brunch spots that come with a side of gorgeous scenery via Secret Los Angeles.

💯 WEEKLY BEST: The best dishes LA Eater Editors ate this week, March 18th via Eater Los Angeles.

🏳️‍🌈 WEST HOLLYWOOD: The eighteen essential West Hollywood restaurants via Eater Los Angeles..

😋 RECOMMEND: Recommend some of your favorite new openings for a future CuratedLA Guide.

EVENTS

↪️ UPDATES: Calendar updates are now being made to both Google Calendars (9:21am, Wednesday). Hot trending item, Curators! 👇️ 

🎤 ELLEN DEGENERES: Thursday, March 28th - Largo 🚨 

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GUIDES

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

🧑‍🌾 GARDENS: How to get an inside look at gorgeous private gardens in and around L.A. via Los Angeles Times.

 📆 BIG LIST OF EVENTS

ACTIVITIES

  • 🇲🇽 LATINAFEST: The sixth annual LATINAfest is taking place this Sunday, March 24th at LA Plaza de Cultura y Artes, aims to celebrate and empower female entrepreneurs, authors, artists, activists, athletes, and more. This event provides a platform for Latinas to share their stories and discuss topics that resonate with them. The festival is inclusive of multiple generations and welcomes everyone, not just Latinas. Attendees can expect special guest speakers, panel discussions like The Ladies of Lopez, featuring actors and creators of the NBC show Lopez Vs. Lopez, as well as authors and athletes sharing their experiences. Additionally, the festival offers shopping opportunities with dozens of vendors selling clothing, art, accessories, and more from Latina-owned businesses. | 🖥️ Festival Website.

  • 📚️ BURBANK LIBRARY: The Friends of the Burbank Public Library are hosting a One Day Pop Up Sale at the Burbank Central Library on Saturday, April 6th. This event offers a fantastic selection of children's books, new and used fiction + nonfiction books, as well as DVDs & CDs at bargain prices. The sale will take place in the second-floor auditorium.

  • 🥥 WARDROBE REFRESH: Eleven shops in the Coachella Valley to find the next spring wardrobe via Locale Magazine.

  • 🎨 BURBANK: The 15th annual Burbank Arts Festival is set to take place on May 18th + May 19th offering a vibrant celebration of art and creativity. This renowned event is known for being one of the largest free art gatherings in Los Angeles. The event showcases a diverse array of over two hundred artists and world-famous animators. Attendees can immerse themselves in a unique blend of artistic expressions while enjoying delicious food and engaging in family-friendly activities. The festival will unfold along San Fernando Boulevard between the Burbank Town Center and the Holiday Inn.

  • 🎡 SANTA MONICA: Locals' Night at the Santa Monica Pier is a vibrant monthly event designed for locals, by locals, offering a delightful mix of activities like live music, children's story time, vintage car shows, and even a silent disco. This free gathering, taking place this Thursday and every third Thursday of the month, provides a laid-back atmosphere where attendees can enjoy the sunset, ocean views, and the spring ambiance.

  • 🏃‍♀️ENCINO-TARZANA: The Our House Grief Support Center Annual 5K "Walk & Remember" is on April 14th in Encino-Tarzana, CA. This unique event honors the memories of loved ones who have passed away, uniting people in support and remembrance. The day features performances by Andy Grammer, interactive activities, food and beverage booths, a Kid Zone, and live entertainment. A family-friendly event starts at 7:00am with the 5K kicking off at 9:30am. Register, start a team, donate, sponsor, or volunteer at www.ourhouse-grief.org/ourhouse5k/

COMMUNITY

  • 💎 BEVERLY HILLS: Pending final results and formalities, Craig Corman and Mary Wells will be sworn-in as Beverly Hills’ newly elected council members. The ceremony will take place on April 2nd at 7:00pm at the Wallis Annenberg Center for the Performing Arts. Doors open at 6:30pm, with a reception to follow. Parking for this event is free.

  • 👮‍♂️ ROBBERY TASK FORCE: The LAPD has formed a task force to address migrant burglar gangs targeting affluent neighborhoods. Chief Dominic Choi highlighted a significant increase in burglaries of organized groups from outside the country, specifically targeting high-end residents. Recent arrests have been made, recovering over one million dollars worth of stolen goods. These crimes are described as calculated and planned attacks on residents' homes, emphasizing the need for enhanced security measures.

  • 🏫 SUPERINTENDENT RETIRES: Clint Harwick, the superintendent of the Huntington Beach Union High School District, is retiring after seven years of service. With thirty-six years of educational experience, Harwick began his career as a campus custodian and has held superintendent positions in various school districts before joining HBUHSD in 2016. His retirement marks the end of an era for the district as they prepare to search for a new leader to guide them into the future.

DEVELOPMENT

  • 🎞️ STUDIO CITY: The proposed mixed-use project at the site of the old Sportsmen's Lodge in Studio City, The Residences, is one step closer to final approval. This development, adjacent to The Shops at Sportsmen's Lodge, aims to replace the iconic hotel with a modern complex. The project will feature a blend of businesses, including an organic grocer, Erewhon, and an Equinox. The project will additionally incorporate natural elements like water features, a pond + pool, and nearby river, creating a park-like space with a designated path of easy access to the Los Angeles River. Other features include publicly accessible open spaces, a gym, an outdoor kitchen, and terrace decks overlooking the river. The Residences at Sportsmen's Lodge Apartments are expected to be completed by 2027 at an estimated cost of $500 million.

  • 🎥 NORTH HOLLYWOOD: A new residential development is set to transform the landscape near Metro's North Hollywood Station. The project will replace an auto repair shop with a modern six-story building at the intersections of Burbank Boulevard and Case Avene. The development will feature one-hundred apartments, including one accessory dwelling unit, along with parking for 87 vehicles. The design includes amenities like a podium-level courtyard, rooftop deck, and ground-floor gym.

  • 🏳️‍🌈 WEST HOLLYWOOD: The renovated Log Cabin in West Hollywood is undergoing a transformation to enhance its facilities for recovery services while contributing to broader community goals like homelessness prevention and local infrastructure improvement. The Log Cabin's renovation includes expanded meeting spaces, upgraded utilities, ADA-compliant bathrooms, improved landscaping, and the addition of EV charging stations and solar panels. This revitalization effort, supported by significant funding, aims to meet modern health, safety, ADA, and historic preservation standards, ensuring the facility continues to be a vital resource for the recovery community in West Hollywood.

BUSINESS

  • 🃏 SPORTS CARD INFLUENCER: Dappz Sports, a prominent sports cards and memorabilia company, has risen to become the number one content creator in the trading card industry on platforms like TikTok. With an impressive online presence of 1.2 million followers and an average of thirty-five million monthly viewers across various social media platforms, Dappz Sports has solidified its position as a leading influencer in the hobby. Dappz’ engaging content, ranging from satire shorts of NFL games to unique challenges, has garnered millions of views, setting them apart as a standout digital presence in the card collecting community. Dappz Sports shop is located at 7578 Melrose Ave, 90036. You can visit their online store and hop on the 24/7 live stream at https://dappzsports.com.

  • 💸 ARTS DISTRICT STARTUP: CarbonCapture, a pioneering startup based in the Arts District, has successfully closed an $80 million Series A funding round. Led by Prime Movers Lab, this investment round includes contributions from Amazon's Climate Pledge Fund and other notable investors like Idealab X, TIME Ventures, and Alumni Ventures. The company's innovative modular system aims to sequester carbon dioxide efficiently through forty foot rectangular machines, offering a promising solution to combat greenhouse gas emissions. CarbonCapture has already pre-sold $26 million in carbon-removal credits to major companies like Microsoft, Alphabet, Meta, and Boston Consulting Group. | 📸 @carboncaptureus

ENTERTAINMENT

 🎬️ HEADLINES

  • 🦁 MRBEAST + AMAZON PRIME: Amazon MGM Studios have signed MrBeast for a new reality series, Beast Games, based on the MrBeast brand curated by Jimmy Donaldson. The show is set to premiere on Prime Video and will feature one thousand contestants competing for a five-million dollar cash prize, making it the largest single prize in television and streaming history. MrBeast will serve as the host and executive producer of the series, aiming to demonstrate that YouTubers and creators can succeed on other platforms. Beast Games will be available exclusively on Prime Video in over 240 countries and territories worldwide.

  • 🎒 FIFTH GRADER: Travis Kelce is in discussions to host a celebrity-focused reboot of the game show Are You Smarter Than a Fifth Grader? The reboot would stream on Amazon Prime Video and feature celebrity guests instead of children. This move represents Kelce's transition into general entertainment, following his appearances on Saturday Night Live, the reality series Catching Kelce, and hosting a podcast with his brother, Jason. The new version of the show, originally hosted by Jeff Foxworthy, would rely on celebrity guests for its format.

  • 🥷 STAR WARS - THE ACOLYTE: Disney and Lucasfilm announced The Disney+ series Star Wars: The Acolyte yesterday. The series is a new, original live-action series from Lucasfilm and is set to premiere on June 4th. The show will debut with the first two episodes exclusively on Disney+. The series is a mystery-thriller that delves into a galaxy of shadowy secrets and emerging dark-side powers during the final days of the High Republic era. It follows a former Padawan reuniting with her Jedi Master to investigate a series of crimes, uncovering sinister forces beyond their expectations. Watch trailer below.

  • 🏀 LEBRON + JJ PODCAST: LeBron James and JJ Redick are teaming up for a new basketball-centric podcast called Mind the Game. The show is set to be a pure conversation about basketball, focusing on the sport and the game itself. This podcast venture, produced by James' Uninterrupted and Redick's ThreeFourTwo Productions, aims to provide a free-flowing discussion without corporate partners initially. The episodes will run for about 45 minutes to an hour each, with a weekly release schedule. The duo's intention is to offer a unique perspective on basketball, moving away from traditional sports talk shows towards a deeper exploration of the game. The podcast will feature other guests in addition to James and Redick, creating an engaging platform for in-depth basketball discussions.

  • 🎵 DR. DRE IS A STAR: Dr. Dre was honored with a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame yesterday. The ceremony was attended by renowned artists like Eminem, 50 Cent, Snoop Dogg, and Jimmy Iovine. Dr. Dre's contributions to the music industry as a producer, rapper, and entrepreneur have been significant. He co-founded N.W.A., released acclaimed albums like The Chronic, and founded Aftermath Entertainment and Beats Electronics.

CULTURE

🔮 HOROSCOPE Horoscope Today: Astrological prediction for March 20th, 2024.

💃 BEYONCÉ: Beyoncé’s new album in inspired by backlash to her entering the country music genre via NPR.

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

🍎 APPLE TALKS: Apple is in talks to let Google Gemini power iPhone AI features via Bloomberg.

SPORTS

  • 🎙️ JIMMY G: Jimmy Garoppolo, the newly acquired backup quarterback for the Los Angeles Rams, recently opened up about his NFL suspension and his new role with the team. Despite facing a two-game suspension for violating the NFL's performance-enhancing substances policy, Garoppolo remains focused on contributing to the Rams' success and maintaining a positive mindset as he prepares to make his mark in Los Angeles.

  • 🏒 KINGS’ WAYNE SIMMONDS: Wayne Simmonds, a former NHL star known for his impressive career spanning fifteen seasons, has announced his retirement. This seasoned player, who excelled with teams like the Philadelphia Flyers and our Los Angeles Kings, leaves behind a legacy of dedication and skill. His contributions to the sport, including being named an NHL All-Star Game MVP, have left a lasting impact on hockey fans worldwide.

  • 🏈 SEAN MCVAY: The Rams’ Sean McVay is considered renowned as a top recruiter in the NFL free agency market. His exceptional ability to connect with players and agents has earned him the reputation of leaving a lasting impression with his persuasive skills. Free agents and NFL agents have highlighted McVay as an outstanding communicator, emphasizing that his words carry significant weight and impact during recruitment discussions.

  • 🧤 NEW NETFLIX SERIES: Receiver is Netflix's latest sports series following prominent pass catchers from the 2023 NFL season, including Davante Adams, Justin Jefferson, George Kittle, Deebo Samuel, and Amon-Ra St. Brown. This eight-episode series is set to premiere in Summer 2024 as a continuation of Netflix's successful sports documentary lineup, building on the popularity of their previous series Quarterback.

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