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High Times' Cannabis Cup 2017 faced challenges similar to Chalice.; Credit: Brian Feinzimer

Chalice California on Hold After Being Denied Weed Permits

A significantly diminished and pot-free Chalice California festival is still set for July 13-15 in Victorville. Despite a bevy of impassioned citizens asking their representatives to reconsider, the City Council on Thursday did not grant the event permission to sell marijuana....
Michel Moore was selected by Mayor Eric Garcetti as the next LAPD chief.; Credit: Courtesy LAPD

Mayor Selects LAPD Veteran Michel Moore as Next Chief of Police

In a move that likely surprised some political observers, Mayor Eric Garcetti announced Monday that he had selected 37-year veteran Michel Moore to be the 57th chief of the Los Angeles Police Department. Moore, who has risen through the ranks, would succeed Charlie Beck, who is retiring after 41 years with the department and just short of 10 years as chief....
CHIRLA executive director Angelica Salas; Credit: Danny Liao

Angelica Salas: The Immigration Advocate Defending American Families

"Undocumented status should be temporary and change to something more permanent for everyone," Angelica Salas, executive director of the Coalition of Humane Immigrant Rights (CHIRLA), says during an interview in the organization's Westlake office. "That's why we are fighting for a permanent immigration solution."...
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Public Radio Station KPCC Buys, Revives LAist

LAist is making a comeback four months after it was abruptly shut down. Pasadena-based public radio station KPCC (89.3 FM) announced Friday its purchase of LAist’s website, story archives and social media accounts....
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Felix, Kismet, Vespertine Make Short List for James Beard Awards

La Casita Mexicana in Bell was the only L.A.-area nominee in the James Beard Foundation Awards' Outstanding Restaurant category when the foundation announced its semifinalists on Thursday in New York. Los Angeles chefs dominated their regional category and new blood in the local food scene is making inroads into the national categories....