Melanie Martinez just released a teaser trailer for her upcoming visual album K-12. The album will be her

Melanie Martinez just released a teaser trailer for her upcoming visual album K-12. The album will be her first full-length release in four years since 2015’s Cry Baby.The trailer shows Melanie arriving to “K-12” school to the sinister looks of her class mates. The visual also incorporates some Cry Baby-esque instrumentals.  The album is set to release this Summer, but has not been given an official release date. In an interview with Billboard Melanie confirmed the album would be released as a movie with dialogue connecting the tracks. “It’s all of the videos together of the next record, all thirteen, with dialogue and whatnot in between connecting all of them together. and I’m directing it and writing it and styling it and doing the makeup…The film is really a huge priority of mine, because it’s really important to me that people can truly understand the sentiment and the story when they hear the record for the first time, and I really want people to be able to follow along properly.” In previous interviews, Melanie has hinted at some hip hop influences as well as the use of “vintage squeak toys” and an overall darker sound, tackling topics including mental health and school fr...

San Diego’s law requiring guns be locked at home to take effect this week

A new gun-storage ordinance aimed at preventing accidental shootings and other firearm-related injuries and deaths will take effect Thursday in San Diego. The Safe Storage of Firearms Ordinance, authored by City Attorney Mara Elliott and approved by the City Council in July, requires all guns in a residence be stored in a locked container, or disabled by a trigger lock, unless they are being carried by or are under control of the owner. Elliott has called the ordinance a “common-sense law,” and said in a statement this week that it saves lives “by keeping guns out of the hands of minors, unauthorized users, and individuals going through personal crises that could result in them harming themselves or others.” A report by Elliott’s staff earlier this year concluded the ordinance “does not substantially burden the right or ability of owners to use firearms for self-defense in the home.” In a July statement, Michael Schwartz, executive director of the political action committee San Diego County Gun Owners, said “the only way to enforce this would be to send police officers door to door.” According to Elliott, the San Diego Police Department will look for violations of the law when r...