Daily Brief: Newsom Signs UC Berkley Bill, Chick-Fil-A Nuisance?

Also, Taraji P. Henson shows support for Jussie Smollett who was sentenced to five months in jail for falsely reporting that he was a victim of a hate crime

» Newsom Signs Law to Stop UC Berkley Enrollment Cuts Gov. Gavin Newsom signed legislation Monday that will release UC Berkeley from a court-ordered enrollment freeze and allow the university to resume plans to enroll more than 5,000 California first-year students. [Los Angeles Times]

» Los Angeles Dodgers to Unveil Sandy Koufax Statue in June Sandy Koufax will soon join fellow Hall of Famer Jackie Robinson with a bronze statue at Dodger Stadium, which will be unveiled on June 18, the Los Angeles Dodgers announced Monday. [Associated Press]

» American Journalist Injured in Ukraine Benjamin Hall, a 39-year-old Fox News correspondent, was injured in Ukraine, a day after the death of a freelance journalist also covering the Russia invasion, according to Suzanne Scott, CEO of Fox News Media. [ABC News]

» Jurnee Smollett, Taraji P. Henson, and Other Celebs Show Support for Jussie Smollett Actress Jurnee Smollett is one of multiple celebrities showing their support for Jussie Smollett who was sentenced to five months in jail for falsely reporting that he was a victim of a hate crime. “Jussie is innocent,” Jurnee said about her brother in an Instagram post. “And…you don’t have to believe in his innocence to believe he should be free. #FreeJussie #StopLockingUpOurPeople.” [The Hollywood Reporter]

» This SoCal Chick-fil-A Drive-Thru Could Be Declared a Public Nuisance The Santa Barbara City Council is considering whether to declare a local Chick-fil-A restaurant’s drive-thru a public nuisance due to an influx of complaints from residents and motorists who say the busy driveway entrance causes traffic issues. [Los Angeles Times]

» Orange County Assistant Principal Dies By Suicide at Middle School Kraemer Middle School’s Assistant Principal Moises Plascencia apparently shot himself in a private staff area on campus, police said. [ABC7]



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Dolly Parton Pulls Herself Out of the Running for Rock & Roll Hall of Fame Induction

Dolly Parton has taken herself out of the running for the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame’s 2022 class of inductees, saying that she doesn’t feel that she has “earned that right” just yet.

The country singer, who recently released a novel Run, Rose, Run with James Patterson along with a companion album, posted a statement on Monday, saying “Even though I am extremely flattered and grateful to be nominated for the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame, I don’t feel that I have earned that right. I really do not want votes to be split because of me, so I must respectfully bow out.”


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