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…
Starbucks Billionaire Howard Schultz Is Surprised People Have Reacted Poorly to His Potential Bid for PrezThere was no complimentary coffee at New Roads High School on Thursday night. “At least they could have had the sous-vide egg bites,” groused one man who had come to watch Starbucks founder Howard Schultz speak with journalist Maria Shriver.…
Cash-Free Restaurants Are Becoming More Common in L.A.From major chains to indie cafes, more restaurants are choosing to go cash free. That can offer upsides to the business, including, they say, lower insurance rates, safer employees, and easier accounting. But it can also cut off access to food for people who cannot or prefer not…
Does L.A.'s Absurd, Narcissistic, and Pricey Mindfulness Trend Have Its Benefits?I pull up to a dusty Palm Springs conference center whose lawn is littered with people doing aerial yoga and energy healing, not to mention a lady who is literally marching to the beat of her own drum as she flails with a bongo. This…
Cryptocurrency Nightclub MORE Is L.A.'s New Members-Only LuxuryHidden within a lavish Hollywood nightclub, the entrance to the exclusive MORE Hollywood is opened only for members. Inside MORE, guests are treated to plush surroundings and intimate performances, like the Migos and Cardi B sets at the club’s opening party last week. But getting on this VIP…
Calidad Beer – from a Founder of Alfred – Could Be Instagram's Fave BeerIf you’ve ever scrolled through Instagram in your life, you probably recognize Alfred Coffee. The L.A.-based chain, which now has locations around the world, set the template for cute Millennial cafés, with fashionable design, witty slogans (“But first, coffee” was all them),…
A Los Feliz Dry Cleaner Walks Us Through His Collection of Celebrity Headshots In our Strip Mall of the Month feature, writer Rico Gagliano picks a random L.A. shopping plaza and reports back on the hidden treasures found therein. Autographed celebrity photos are an interior-decor standby at L.A.’s dry cleaners. Typically what you’ll find is a smattering…
This Cannabis Blockchain Powered Coworking Space Is an Industy Innovation For cannabis industry entrepreneurs, basic business needs, like renting office space, opening bank accounts, and monitoring supply chains, can present major obstacles. The intricacies of legal status at the state level versus the federal level can create a regulatory environment that encourages off-book dealings–or keeps…
Café and LGBTQ+ Space Cuties May Shutter Unless Supporters Donate Funds Cuties, a coffee shop and LGBTQ+ gathering space in East Hollywood, is at risk of shuttering. To prevent that, they’re trying something that’s become commonplace in media, but is still a bit unusual for a brick-and-mortar business. The owners have set up a Patreon…
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