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Coachella owner Philip Anschutz contributed $134,000 to the GOP in 2018

Coachella owner Philip Anschutz contributed $134,000 to the GOP in 2018
  • Coachella owner Philip Anschutz contributed $134,000 to the GOP in 2018 FWC: Coachella owner Philip Anschutz contributed $134,000 to the GOP in 2018

    AEG chairman Philip Anschutz, who oversees Goldenvoice, the organization that produces Coachella, Panorama, FYF, and many other prominent festivals, has drawn ire over the last several years when it was revealed his private family foundation was pumping hundreds of thousands of dollars into groups that promoted LGBTQ discrimination, climate denial, and other right-wing causes that clash with the liberal ideals of many…

  • Kings can’t keep up with Lightning in 6-2 loss FWC: Kings can’t keep up with Lightning in 6-2 loss

    If the Kings are looking to contend in Act 2 of this lost campaign, they’re off to a miserable start. Tampa Bay made it look all too easy Thursday at Staples Center in a 6-2 rout, the Lightning’s seventh straight win. The NHL points leaders looked every bit the Cup contender they’re advertised…

  • Aaliyah’s mother disputes allegations that R. Kelly had sex with underage singer FWC: Aaliyah’s mother disputes allegations that R. Kelly had sex with underage singer

    R. Kelly, the R&B legend who numerous women have accused of sexual abuse, pedophilia, and more (and whose most recent single is called “I Admit It”). will again feel the heat as Lifetime airs its six-part docuseries, Surviving R. Kelly, this weekend. One of the myriad issues to be explored in the docuseries will be R. Kelly’s relationship to the now-deceased pop star Aaliyah, who reportedly married Kelly…

  • Pac-12 basketball: Utah rallies from 17 down to beat Arizona State 96-86 FWC: Pac-12 basketball: Utah rallies from 17 down to beat Arizona State 96-86

    Utah got its Pac-12 season off to a stumbling start, struggling against Arizona State’s defensive pressure while watching the Sun Devils take off in transition. Down 17, the Utes found their way at both ends of the court, turning what appeared to be headed toward an ugly loss into an uplifting…

  • R.I.P. Shane Bisnett, former Ice Nine Kills bassist dies at 31 FWC: R.I.P. Shane Bisnett, former Ice Nine Kills bassist dies at 31

    Ice Nine Kills are mourning the death of their former bassist and clean vocalist, Shane Bisnett, who passed away at the young age of 31 on New Year’s Day in New York. No cause of death has been revealed, but Alternative Press reports that he tragically leaves behind a wife and two children. Bisnett joined Ice Nine Kills in 2009…

  • With fire in his eyes, Les Snead manages to make Rams into a Super Bowl contender FWC: With fire in his eyes, Les Snead manages to make Rams into a Super Bowl contender

    Sitting atop the clutter on the desk of the Rams’ steely general manager is a brown-haired stuffed doll. Her name is Winnie, and Les Snead brought her here for the same reason he brought together the core of a team that is two wins from a Super Bowl. He loves survivors. He admires resilience. He…

  • Will Gavin Newsom change the state's water course? Fish and farmers will soon find out FWC: Will Gavin Newsom change the state’s water course? Fish and farmers will soon find out

    In the final weeks of Gov. Jerry Brown’s administration, his appointees on a state board ordered some powerful water districts to cut their historic river diversions to protect endangered salmon populations. It was a major move by a panel that in the past has often been leery of flexing its regulatory…

  • Nation's first public quake alert system arrives in L.A. with big expectations and major challenges FWC: Nation’s first public quake alert system arrives in L.A. with big expectations and major challenges

    Earthquake early warning systems have been part of life in metropolises like Tokyo, Taipei and Mexico City for years. But bringing the technology to California, where numerous faults crisscross the region, proved to be a complex and time-consuming undertaking. The faults that produce Japan and…

  • Where to find the world's most untouched beaches FWC: Where to find the world’s most untouched beaches

    Beaches can be so much more than the intersection of sand and sea. Online travel agency FlightNetwork asked more than 1,000 travel professionals where to find the world’s most untouched beaches. These six topped the list of 50 (which you can check out at World’s Best Beaches for 2018). Iceland …

  • Forget stars' homes. The newest tours visit pot growers and bong makers FWC: Forget stars’ homes. The newest tours visit pot growers and bong makers

    In Napa and Sonoma, tour bus operators ferry oenophiles between tasting rooms and vineyards. In Hollywood and environs, they shepherd the starstruck past the homes of the rich and famous. Now they’re giving customers a mind-expanding look at one of Los Angeles’ burgeoning industries: pot. Since…

  • D’Angelo’s “Red Dead Redemption 2” Song Gets Official Release: Listen FWC: D’Angelo’s “Red Dead Redemption 2” Song Gets Official Release: Listen

    “Unshaken,” which appeared on the hit video game, is now available on streaming services

  • Las Vegas' newest restaurants echo L.A., with Roy Choi eatery and Factory Kitchen FWC: Las Vegas’ newest restaurants echo L.A., with Roy Choi eatery and Factory Kitchen

    Three new restaurants join the Las Vegas Strip’s lineup, including two with roots in Los Angeles: Kogi BBQ king Roy Choi’s first Vegas venture, Best Friend, and downtown Los Angeles’ Factory Kitchen. Best Friend The Asian-style restaurant has been packed with his devotees — such as singer Katy…