Afternoon Update: Gov. Newsom’s Good News About COVID Cases May Have Resulted from Bad Data

Also Neil Young sues the Trump campaign and more news you may have missed today
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» The good news Governor Gavin Newsom reported regarding the state’s seven-day COVID-19 positivity rate may have been the result of flawed stats. California Health and Human Services Secretary Dr. Mark Ghaly said Tuesday that the state’s data system is marred with technical issues. [The Los Angeles Times]

» Electric car salesman and chaotic Twitter personality Elon Musk won’t say for sure whether Tesla will remain in California. Still irked that state health officials wouldn’t allow him to open the company’s Fremont plant as immediately as the billionaire would have liked, he told Automotive News, “There’s no question that our headquarters will remain in California for the short term…Long term, we’ll have to wait and see.” [Yahoo News]

» Newport Beach-based fast-casual burrito spot Chipotle is launching a line of sustainable clothes. All the pieces will be dyed using the 300 million avocado pits the company typically throws away each year. [CNN]

» Compton Mayor Aja Brown says her city’s residents are being unfairly targeted and harassed by deputies with the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department. Brown herself has been pulled over and asked if her car could be searched for drugs. She’s calling on California Attorney General Xavier Becerra to intervene. [LAist]

» Disney has given up on its live-action remake of Mulan making it to cinemas. The summer tentpole will hit Disney+ for a cool $29.99 beginning September 4. [The Hollywood Reporter]

» Neil Young—a national treasure even though he’s Canadian—is suing the Trump campaign for using two of his songs without a license at the president’s recent bummer of a rally in Tulsa, Oklahoma. “This complaint is not intended to disrespect the rights and opinions of American citizens, who are free to support the candidate of their choosing,” reads the copyright infringement complaint filed in New York federal court. “However, Plaintiff in good conscience cannot allow his music to be used as a ‘theme song’ for a divisive, un-American campaign of ignorance and hate.” [The Guardian]

» One of California’s most beloved national parks has a new name—sort of. At a White House press conference, Donald Trump referred to Yosemite National Park as “Yo-sem-MIGHT” and subsequently “Yo-sem-min-NIGHT.” [USA Today]


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