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Headlines: Inglewood Soul Food Restaurant Destroyed After Electrical Fire Seeks Support From Customers

11:02 AM PST on February 24, 2023

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—Inglewood: A Family Affair, an Inglewood-based soul food restaurant on Manchester Avenue, is seeking support after an electrical fire forced them to close their doors temporarily. "A Family Affair believes that family is not just important, but it’s everything. We consider our customers, employees, and community our family. We are asking our community to help us financially so we can continue to pay our employees and rebuild our restaurant back so that it’s better than ever," the business said in Instagram post. [Yo Venice]

High elevations in Southern California could see snow for the first time in decades. What are the chances that it will snow in your neighborhood? The L.A. Times put together this map for you. [LAT]

Wet weather increases the likelihood you'll get into a car accident by more than 100%, according to a 2019 data analysis by Crosstown LA. The most dangerous time to drive is right after it starts raining. “When it drizzles and it hasn’t been raining recently, it’s a disaster,” a mechanic told Crosstown. “The day after that, we’re full. When it rains really hard, though, people don’t seem to drive as much.” [Crosstown

A full rainbow captivated drivers stuck in traffic on the 710 freeway yesterday. [Exhibition Room/Twitter]

SPJ LA is hosting an online training session with the Dart Center For Journalism and Trauma to help inform journalists about the effects of stress, trauma and burnout from work. [SPJ LA]

—Sylmar: A new taquería in Sylmar offers both Mexican and Guatemalan family recipes. Catch them on Fridays after 5 PM and Saturdays after 4 PM @ 13983 Polk Street in Sylmar. [Chatos Taqueria/IG]

Oat and almond "milk" manufactures can market their products as milk, the Food and Drug Administration ruled. “Today’s draft guidance was developed to help address the significant increase in plant-based milk alternative products that we have seen become available in the marketplace over the past decade,” an FDA commissioner said in a statement. [KTLA]

Harvey Weinstein was sentenced to 16 years in prison for rape and assault charges. Weinstein, 70, is currently serving a 23 year sentence in New York. Prior to being sentence in Los Angeles, Weinstein maintained his innocence. "I never raped or sexually assaulted Jane Doe 1. I never knew this woman, and the fact is she doesn’t know me. This is about money,” he said. Weinstein's accuser told the judge overseeing the case “Before that night I was a very happy and confident woman. I valued myself and the relationship I had with God. I was excited about my future. Everything changed after the defendant brutally assaulted me." [CNN]

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