Which Fake Meat Is Better, Impossible Foods or Beyond Meat?Forget space rockets. Forget driverless cars. The most cutthroat race in the tech world these days has to do with something else entirely: meat made from nonanimal sources. The burgeoning industry—which seeks to replicate the taste and texture of beef using plants—is being led by two…
In the Era of Legal Cannabis, Bong Maintenance Has Become a Booming Cottage Industry“It was nasty,” says Pedro Crisanto, also known as Pete, of the pipe that’s inside a liquid-filled bag on the counter of East Hollywood’s House of Smoke.The cleaning process for this piece began roughly 24 hours earlier. It took soaking, scraping, and…
Mike Tyson Weed Resort Tyson Ranch Will Offer Growing and GlampingMike Tyson might not be the person who comes to mind when you’re envisioning a paragon of chill, laid-back vibes, but the boxer and occasional actor has recently gone all-in on cannabis. The next step in his expanding empire will be a “weed ranch” in…
Elon Musk May Have Ruined Twitter for All Puckish Billionaire CEOsElon Musk’s tweets are causing more trouble at the SEC, but this time his cyber mischief could ruin the fun for chief executives everywhere. As the L.A. Times reports, “Robert Jackson, one of the Securities and Exchange Commission’s four commissioners, said the agency should consider…
After the Massive Blaze a Fight Broke OutFirefighters arrived at the 5200 block of Lankershim Boulevard in North Hollywood around 5:30 this morning, responding to reports of what CBS L.A. describes as a “massive fire.” The structure they found ablaze houses several businesses, including Tokyo Delve’s Sushi Bar, all of which were damaged–and it seems…
How Will AB 5 Affect Freelancers? Here's an ExplainerWhat do rideshare drivers, freelancers, and exotic dancers have in common? They’re all contract workers, which means they could all be impacted by AB 5, a groundbreaking labor bill that’s making its way through the state Senate. Passed by the Assembly last week, the measure would redefine…
Fortnite Player Tfue Is Taking FaZe Clan to Court Over a Bad ContractOver the past 30 days, users of the online streaming platform Twitch have have spent over 10,000,000 hours watching Turner “Tfue” Tenny play video games. One of the most well-known e-sports “athletes” in the world, the 21-year-old makes his living playing Fortnite, raking…
Pot Czar Cat Packer Is Bringing Order to LA's Weed IndustryAsk pretty much anyone in L.A.’s cannabis industry how the process of turning the former black market green is going, and they’ll admit it’s chaos. Applications for temporary licenses to sell marijuana run $9,000 to $12,000, and the city bureaucracy is painfully slow-moving. A little…
Mike Trout Angels Contract Is Set to Break All-Time RecordsThe Los Angeles Angels (of Anaheim) are close to inking a deal with Mike Trout that would be a true home-run for the center fielder. Rather than risk losing the player when he becomes eligible for free agency, the Angeles hope to lock him down with…
Marijuana Farm Odor Neutralizing Tech Is Helping This Local GrowerCannabis entrepreneur Autumn Shelton was growing her bud business in Santa Barbara County when she started getting complaints from neighbors about the odor coming off the plants. In order to ease relations with the community, she worked with scientists to install a new odor-capture system that…
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