Kevin Pichinte

Kevin Pichinte is a staff writer at Grit Daily. Based in Los Angeles, he is a news associate at ABC7 and was formerly a digital news intern at NBC7 and TLM20. At Grit Daily, he covers entertainment and culture news.

California Firefighters Help Australia Battle BushFires

SoCal firefighters are heading to Australia to help battle the country’s largest bushfire in history—wiping out half a billion wildlife animals, claiming 23 lives, scorching over 13 million acres, destroying some 1,365 homes and an economic loss of $50 million a day. Forest Service spokesman Andrew Mitchell told CBS the Angeles National Forest Service is sending a total of 20 firefighters from the L.A. Metro area. “This is definitely kind of a once-in-a-career opportunity for...

Vape Pen Explosion Severely Burns Woman

A vape pen exploded in a woman’s backpack while shopping in a Rite Aid drugstore—receiving 1st and 2nd degree burns to her body.  The woman was shopping New Year’s Eve in the Yucaipa, California store when the explosion set her bag and clothes on fire.  Battalion Chief Josh Janssen told KTLA a vape pen ignited the fire and exploded in the woman’s backpack.  “We received multiple reports of a female on fire in a local Rite Aid,” he said.”While...

Kansas Police Officer Resigns for Fabricating “F***ing Pig” on McDonald’s Cup

The Herington, Kansas police department caught red-handed one of its officers: claiming a McDonald’s employee wrote a derogatory message on his cup of coffee, the police department announced Monday he is resigning. Police Chief’s Facebook Post Goes Viral Herington Police Chief Brian Hornaday posted the now-deleted incident on Facebook after one of his officers sent him a picture with “F***ing Pig” written across a McDonald’s cup. KSNT screenshot’s police chief’s post....

Food Delivery Drivers Pick at Your Meal

Half of Americans rely on food delivery services to complete their holiday meals, but the cost of convenience comes at the expense of your food being tampered with. Studies show 62% of people stress out during the holiday season. With 36 percent being from cooking. No wonder why online orders spike. Postmates’s data shows over 2.3 million orders placed through December 2017 and 4.5 million orders in December 2018.  In 2018, UBS found food delivery platforms in major cities are...

Fashion Nova Linked to Underpaid Subcontractor Workers

Fashion Nova is in the spotlight, following the NY Times shining a light on the company’s underbelly: for allegedly producing clothes at the hands of underpaid subcontractor workers. Companies paid their sewers as little as $2.77 an hour. Fast Fashion, A-List Celebrity Styles Fashion Nova’s “fast fashion” marketing strategy allows the company to manufacture new looks within 48 hours, in L.A. factories rather than overseas—expediting delivery. The brand’s overnight styles and...

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