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February 14, 2021

“Computer, Buy Stock on Cronus”

Ark Invest manages the largest actively managed Exchange Traded Fund in the World. So when they announced they were going to be launching (every pun intended) a space exploration ETF (ARKX) space stocks naturally took off (every pun intended).
February 13, 2021
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Meet Sweetie: Our Valentine Sweetheart

Sweetie is a very special guest featured in today's column. She is a member of the Dark Matters founding family and quite beloved by all 2 and 4 legged creatures and possibly no legged creatures - as in those that swim in tanks. 
February 12, 2021
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The Flames Burn Eternal for the Hero of Free Speech

The “self proclaimed smut peddler” and champion for First Amendment rights died after years of “failing health” on February 10, 2021. Larry Flynt, a hero in a “gold-plated, velvet-lined wheelchair”, took a bullet for the very rights our country is founded on: free speech.
February 11, 2021
Reddit Psychedelics

Psychedelics Already Have Reddit on a Solid Trip

But what I do know about Reddit is that they sent Gamestop stock to the moon and back. And that's when I got interested - but the navigation of the site seems frenzied to me even when I’m in a subReddit group.
February 11, 2021

Where are the Wild Things?

The film shows a large, hairy, bipedal creature walking across the riverbank before turning towards the camera, in frame 352 - the iconic image of Bigfoot. However, the story of Bigfoot didn’t start there. Legend of the creature has existed for years across cultures and continents.
February 10, 2021

Can Gamestop Be Stopped? And Should It Be?

For those of you, like me, who never heard of them before this past week (okay, so my interests are a little more singular) GameStop is an American video game, consumer electronics, and gaming merchandise retailer.
February 10, 2021
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LA Licensing: Buying and Selling Retail Licenses

None of the 200 new retail businesses has opened yet.  Some are ready to begin operations but some are looking for investors or new storefront locations. There is now a market for these licenses for people that want to buy or sell them, as applicants are trying to decide what to do with their newly obtained licenses and how they will fund their startup costs.
February 4, 2021
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GO ASK PADME? Lotus Petaled Luminous Vision Quests

How do we weave ourselves out of this web of a nightmare of a life we are living in right now? First we need to accept that we cannot go back to life as we knew it. 
February 2, 2021

UCLA Gets Grant for Mass Incarceration Library

January 31, 2020 By Simone Bradley on behalf of the social equity coalition, a 501c3 organization  There is nothing little about Kelly Lytle Hernandez. Not […]
February 2, 2021

LA’s Head Prosecutor is On the Right Side of the Law and Morality

January 31, 2020 By Simone Bradley on behalf of the social equity coalition, a 501c3 organization  It’s been a month since the Association of Deputy […]
January 31, 2021
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LA’s Head Prosecutor is On the Right Side of the Law and Morality

It’s been a month since the Association of Deputy District Attorneys of Los Angeles (ADDA) filed suit against LA County DA, George Gascón because of new policies put in place to lower the over-crowding of jails caused by sentencing enhancements and strict parole policies.
January 29, 2021
pets are people too

Pets are People, Too

"Every year in the United States, approximately 733,000 shelter animals are euthanized (approximately 40% dogs and 60% cats)."  This is good news. If you can believe it.
January 29, 2021
UCLA mass incarceration library

UCLA Gets Grant for Mass Incarceration Library

Lytle Hernandez is no stranger to the history of incarceration. Her most recent book “City of Inmates: Conquest, Rebellion, and the Rise of Human Caging in Los Angeles 1771–1965” lays out a bleak history that has led to Los Angeles hosting the largest jail population in the United States, and most likely the world.
January 21, 2021

Justice ‘delayed but not defeated’ for former M&L federal client Noah Kleinman

January 20, 2020 By Allison Margolin Esq., and Raza Lawrence Esq. (Margolin & Lawrence) In the words of poet Amanda Gorman ( local hero, New Roads ‘16 and […]
January 21, 2021
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Justice ‘delayed but not defeated’ for former M&L federal client Noah Kleinman

On the night before the end of his term, former U.S. President Donald Trump commuted the sentence of Noah Kleinman, in the course of granting overall clemency to 143 people caught in the federal criminal justice system.
January 20, 2021

Art by Jeffrey Sklan

Jeffrey Sklan is a Los Angeles-based photographic artist shaping images that revere nature, color and natural beauty.
January 19, 2021
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Live Long and Invest on Vulcan. The Market Goes Galactic.

This time not by a vehicle that will take us down the road but by a vehicle that will take us in the words of Gene Roddenberry, “ where no man has gone before.” And this time the stock market is on board, suited up, and ready to go.
January 18, 2021
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Tag, You’re Infected! Covid and Prisons

How well is the population within the criminal justice system protected from Covid19? I was asked to 'do a covid in prison update’ and as I sat down to write I asked myself what does that even mean?
January 18, 2021
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The Internet of Things goes Psychedelic

The psychedelic renaissance is in full swing. Long gone are the days where LSD or any other psychedelic was just reserved for the “turn on, tune in, and drop out” crowd.
January 15, 2021
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Alien Neighbors? Mysterious Radio Signal From Nearest Star

For 60 years scientists have been searching the stars for signals that may be artificial in origin - and their hard work may have finally paid off.