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Kids + Drugs = The Coachella Experience

laweekly.com — Oakland resident Kimchi Truong was 24. She passed out on the Coachella grounds last weekend, likely due to an overdose. Her death, Thursday, was shocking. But what's really shocking is that this kind of thing doesn't happen more often. This story is about very young people doing a shit-ton of drugs, but...
What really happens at Coachella? Lots and lots of drugs. Fascinating details here: laweekly.com/westcoastsound… via @laweekly
An essay about insane Coachella drug culture, and why more kids don't die laweekly.com/westcoastsound…

How Dangerous Is Coachella, Really?

laweekly.com — On Thursday, Coachella attendee Kimchi Truong died after an apparent overdose. It's believed to be the first death tied to the giant annual festival since 2008 - though the actual number is hard to ascertain, since the Riverside County Coroner's Office says it does not track them.

Lina in L.A. - NO-chella in L.A.

laweekly.com — If L.A. was dead last weekend thanks to Coachella, that certainly wasn't the case during the week. It was an action-packed few days filled fashionable fetes, funky art parties and more.
Lina in L.A. - NO-chella in L.A. | Los Angeles | Slideshows | Los Angeles News and Events | LA Weekly laweekly.com/slideshow/lina… via @laweekly

Party Pick of the Week: The MadRabbit's Underground Bunny Ball

laweekly.com — PERISH'S STUDIO 69 (formerly Marbella) 6757 Hollywood Blvd., Hollywood, Sunday, April 20, 10 p.m.-3 a.m., $20. Easter Sunday also happens to be 4/20 this year. To mark the occasion, we think this is the spot to hop into. Billing itself as "L.A.'s only Easter costumed rave," the MadRabbit's Underground Bunny Ball...
Party Pick of the Week: The MadRabbit's Underground Bunny Ball laweekly.com/westcoastsound… via @laweekly

Wally Pfister, Christopher Nolan's Oscar-Winning Cinematographer, Goes Out on His Own

laweekly.com — When Wally Pfister won an Oscar for Inception, his sixth film with Christopher Nolan, he went home and put the statuette on his mantel. "And then it moved to the corner, and then my office, and then the closet because you go away for a few months, and then it...
Wally Pfister on leaving Nolan for TRANSCENDENCE: "Fuck it—go big or go home." Then he asks Siri how it's tracking. laweekly.com/2014-04-17/fil…

The Man Devoting His Life to the Silver Lake Trader Joe's Parking Lot

laweekly.com — Egee Mabolis considers managing the notoriously screwed-up parking lot at the Trader Joe's in Silver Lake to be his sacred duty. He has dreamt of an old man, all in white, wandering the lot, watching him. It's always noon in the dream, and Mabolis is always standing beneath the blue...
"I need to help these people," says Trader Joe's parking attendant (who's also the nephew of a Filipino cult leader). laweekly.com/publicspectacl…
Managing the scary parking lot at Trader Joe's in Silver Lake is Egee Mabolis' sacred duty. @msamandalewis reports: laweekly.com/publicspectacl…
The Man Devoting His Life to the Silver Lake Trader Joe's Parking Lot laweekly.com/publicspectacl… via @laweekly
'The Hardest Working Man in Silver Lake' Thank you @msamandalewis I have always wondered about him! bit.ly/1j7T5we
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