“Sunday was a day for the record books – but not a good one. Woodland Hills temperatures reached 121 degrees yesterday, a record in Los Angeles County, according to the National Weather Service. The previous record was in July 2006 at 119 degrees. (Los Angeles times)
“According to Cal Fire officials, the 7,000-acre El Dorado fire that is spiraling out of control in San Bernardino County was likely triggered by a pyrotechnic device at a gender reveal party in a local park. Not a word about whether it's a boy or a girl. (ABC 7)
“The cast of 1987 classic The Princess Bride is getting back together to raise money for the Wisconsin Dem party, and superfan Ted Cruz is stunned. (CNN)
“There's a new Curtis Stone restaurant coming to the Grove this month. The Gwen Chef's Picnic Society will occupy the former Dominque Ansel area of the outdoor mall. (Eater L.A.)
“Before Donald Trump became president, he hired a black actor to play Barack Obama so that, as former fixer Michael Cohen put it, he could“ ritually belittle ”and apprentice-like dismissal. Trump also reportedly expressed the racist belief that Obama got an Ivy League degree only because of positive action. (CNN)
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How tattoo artists get along during the pandemic
Across California – including Los Angeles County – hair salons can now offer indoor service, but tattoo parlors are still among the high-touch businesses that are banned from operating, although they may reopen briefly in June. While unemployment insurance and other safety nets have helped workers in other industries stave off financial disasters, many tattoo artists are cash-intensive business and unable to produce accurate proof of income. That meant surviving the last few months with little more than their available savings and ingenuity.
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