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Junk, blight and problem businesses: South L.A. residents fume over code enforcement
  • Junk, blight and problem businesses: South L.A. residents fume over code enforcement FWC: Junk, blight and problem businesses: South L.A. residents fume over code enforcement

    For more than a decade, complaints have rolled into the Department of Building and Safety about broken cars cluttering the street around an auto repair shop on West Adams Boulevard. Again and again, Los Angeles city inspectors have ordered the shop to clean up its act. And again and again, the…

  • Rinzen lands on iconic German label Steyoyoke in fine ‘Forms’ FWC: Rinzen lands on iconic German label Steyoyoke in fine ‘Forms’

    One of mau5trap‘s prominent rising stars, Rinzen, has spread his influence across the pond as of late. It began with an emotive “Tragedia” on the UK-based Chapter 24 records. Afterward, he packed his USB crate and traveled alongside deadmau5 on his Euro tour, further solidifying his fanbase overseas. To top off his 2018, he and Evan Casey paired up for…

  • Best Game Ever: Kemba Walker's came during UConn's improbable Big East tournament run FWC: Best Game Ever: Kemba Walker’s came during UConn’s improbable Big East tournament run

    Dan Woike asked NBA players to tell us about the best game in their basketball career. This week: Kemba Walker March 11, 2011: UConn 76, Syracuse 71 (OT) 33 points, 12 rebounds, five assists, six steals Charlotte guard Kemba Walker recently scored 60 points — the most in an NBA game this season…

  • NBA roundup: Hawks topple Embiid-less 76ers when Jimmy Butler misses two free throws FWC: NBA roundup: Hawks topple Embiid-less 76ers when Jimmy Butler misses two free throws

    John Collins made a fadeaway jumper with 25 seconds left and Atlanta hung on when Philadelphia flopped on its final plays to lead the Hawks to a 123-121 win over the 76ers on Friday night. Jimmy Butler was fouled on a drive and had a chance to tie the game with 2.4 seconds left. Butler, an 86 percent…

  • Will Clarke & Nick Monaco empower in ‘Like A Girl’ FWC: Will Clarke & Nick Monaco empower in ‘Like A Girl’

    DIRTYBIRD is off to a strong start for the year. Its first release, “Like A Girl,” comes from two of its strongest players, Will Clarke &Nick Monaco. The result is an extra-terrestrial heater, whose laser shots take on the form of pointed synth progressions and whose low-end is positively destructive in the best of ways. It’s hard not to feel…

  • Rams dealing with good problem to have as they prepare for Dallas Cowboys FWC: Rams dealing with good problem to have as they prepare for Dallas Cowboys

    The role is different but the preparation is the same for C.J. Anderson. A few weeks ago, the Rams signed the sixth-year running back to fill in for Todd Gurley while their star recovered from a left knee injury. Anderson rushed for 299 yards and two touchdowns in victories over Arizona and San…

  • The Death Logic behind Trumpism: Even nuclear winter would be worth it to own the libs FWC: The Death Logic behind Trumpism: Even nuclear winter would be worth it to own the libs

    Not long after the inauguration of President Trump in 2017, I ran into a discussion of the Doomsday Clock on Facebook. That year, the clock, that midcentury modernist data-viz illustrating the imminence of global catastrophe, showed 11:57:30 p.m. Two and a half minutes to midnight, two and a half…

  • 3 die in Northern California murder-suicide FWC: 3 die in Northern California murder-suicide

    Northern California authorities say two adults and a child have died in a murder-suicide in a rural residence. The Mendocino County Sheriff’s Office said the bodies were found Thursday in the town of Willits and evidence indicates 32-year-old Krissy Orbon and her 8-year-old son Damian Wilkins were…

  • Bumble matched us twice, but could I get the queen bee to go for me? FWC: Bumble matched us twice, but could I get the queen bee to go for me?

    My phone buzzed. The queen bee was interested, again. I’d been swiping on Bumble for a girl like her all year. Outgoing and social, like me. A runner, like me. An entertainment industry professional, like me. Mixed race, like me. Thirtysomething, like me. An undergrad institution like mine. Politics…

  • How airline food helps Randy Jackson fight his Type-2 diabetes diagnosis FWC: How airline food helps Randy Jackson fight his Type-2 diabetes diagnosis

    Randy Jackson says he shouldn’t have been surprised when he was diagnosed with Type-2 diabetes years ago. All the signs were there: His body often felt hot; he was lethargic; he couldn’t quite quench his thirst. “I didn’t listen to any of the pre-diabetes signs,” he said. “You’d think that with…

  • Armin Van Buuren drops another crowd pleaser alongside Dimitri Vegas & Like Mike, W&W FWC: Armin Van Buuren drops another crowd pleaser alongside Dimitri Vegas & Like Mike, W&W

    Armin Van Buuren‘s newest collaboration with  W&W and Dimitri Vegas &Like Mike is an EDM game of “Simon Says.” While there have been multiple two-side collaborations in the past — Buuren and W&W releasing “Ready To Rave” in December 2018, as well as Vegas &Mike working with W&W on “Crowd Control” and Tomorrowland Anthem “Waves” to name a few — this is the…

  • College basketball: No. 22 Indiana loses 78-75 at Maryland FWC: College basketball: No. 22 Indiana loses 78-75 at Maryland

    Bruno Fernando had a career-high 25 points and 13 rebounds, Anthony Cowan Jr. scored 24 and Maryland used a second-half surge to rally past No. 22 Indiana 78-75 on Friday night. The Terrapins (14-3, 5-1 Big Ten) trailed by 14 points early in the game and by 10 shortly after halftime before storming…