Afternoon Update: Orange County Is Now Home to the State’s Second Worst COVID Outbreak

Also a women’s soccer team is coming to L.A. and more news you may have missed today

» Orange County, which has become notorious for mask-averse leaders and, earlier in the pandemic, beach closure protests, has the second highest tally of coronavirus cases in the state. L.A. is still number one, naturally. [L.A. Times]

» Actresses Natalie Portman, Jessica Chastain, and Eva Longoria, as well as athletes Serena Williams and Mia Hamm are part of a mostly female investors group bringing a National Women’s Soccer League team to Los Angeles. The yet-to-be-named team will enter the league for the 2020 season. [CBS News]

» Asked by a reporter during today’s coronavirus briefing whether he thinks alleged Jeffrey Epstein madam Ghislaine Maxwell will bring down other people connected to the convicted sex criminal, Donald Trump said that he wishes her well, adding, “I don’t know the situation with Prince Andrew. Just don’t know. Not aware of it.” [The Daily Beast]

» Feast your eyes on this Boyle Heights-based baker’s beautiful gelatinas. [LAist]

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