Afternoon Update: At Least 1,000 L.A. Restaurants Aren’t Following COVID Protocols

Also the Golden State Killer’s plea deal and more news you may have missed today

» L.A. County health inspectors visited 2,000 local restaurants over the weekend and discovered that at least half were not complying with the county’s COVID-19 guidelines. Officials are encouraging diners to lodge complaints via a health department hotline if they see restaurants flouting the rules. [Los Angeles Times]

» Seventy-four-year-old Joseph James DeAngelo, the man who’s believed to have committed the series of murders and rapes attributed to the Golden State Killer, will reportedly plead guilty to 88 charges to avoid the death penalty. DeAngelo is also believed to have committed crimes attributed to the East Area Rapist, who violently assaulted 50 women over the course of a decade. [SFgate]

» Hey a nice thing! Historic Filipinotown is getting a gateway that features design elements that are symbols of Filipino culture, including a legendary bird called the Sarimanok. [The Eastsider

» A Santa Clarita-based group called the Black Lives Matter Foundation has collected large sums of money through crowdfunding platforms despite that it has no connection to Black Lives Matter and doesn’t share the same goals. The man behind the “foundation,” 67-year-old music producer Robert Ray Barnes told BuzzFeed News, “I don’t have anything to do with the Black Lives Matter Global Network. I never met them; never spoke to them. I don’t know them; I have no relationship with them…Our whole thing is having unity with the police department.” [BuzzFeed News]

» As positive tests continue to climb in California, Governor Gavin Newsom is defending the decision to allow the state to reopen. Still, he encouraged social distancing and staying home when possible. “Do the kinds of thing that are necessary for us to avoid that second wave,” he said. [Politico]

» America’s Sweetheart Keanu Reeves is auctioning off a 15-minute Zoom date to support a cancer charity in Idaho. Reeves is reportedly honoring his sister, who battled leukemia. [The Hollywood Reporter]

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