Daily Brief: 6th Street Bridge Closed For Third Straight Night

Also, what can we learn from the victories of Mexico’s abortion rights activists?
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TODAY’S ESSENTIAL NEWS

» Suspects In San Pedro Park Shooting Still At Large; 8th Victim Found At Hospital Community leaders are calling for better security and enforcement after two unpermitted events bringing hundreds of people to a usually family-friendly San Pedro ended with a fatal shooting. [CBS]

» State Legislators Look To Mexico For Direction In Fight For Abortion Rights Progressive legislators are studying how activists in Mexico, whose Supreme Court ruled to decriminalize abortion last year, effectively won back certain abortion care rights. [NBC]

»Paul Sorvino Dies: ‘Goodfellas’, ‘Law & Order’ Actor, Father Of Mira Sorvino Was 83 “Our hearts are broken,” said Dee Dee Sorvino in a statement. “There will never be another Paul Sorvino, he was the love of my life, and one of the greatest performers to ever grace the screen and stage.” [Deadline

» L.A. County Coronavirus Weekly Death Rate 70% Higher Than In Bay Area: Why So Much Worse? With Los Angeles County set to decide in the coming days whether to impose a new mask mandate, one factor of note is a rise in coronavirus deaths. [LA Times]

» California’s Oak Fire Is Displaying ‘Unprecedented’ Behavior As It Scorches More Than 16,000 Acres Near Yosemite National Park A ferocious wildfire outside California’s Yosemite Park is displaying “unprecedented” behavior, “moving extremely fast” and limiting the amount of time authorities have to warn area residents to evacuate, a state fire official said. [CNN]

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TOP STORIES FROM L.A. MAG

» ‘Questionable Activity’ Closes Sixth Street Bridge for 3rd Straight Night
“After two previous closures, LAPD tweeted that the bridge would be shut once again due to the late-night antics that have made it famous.

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ONE MORE THING

Joe Rogan, seen here at UFC 274 on May 07, 2022 in Phoenix, Arizona, says he’s more politically complex than his attackers give him credit for. (Photo by Christian Petersen/Getty Images)

Joe Rogan Says He’s a ‘Bleeding Heart’ on Many Issues, Not a Republican

Joe Rogan has been the top target in the podcast game for allegations of causing outrage ever since he took The Joe Rogan Experience from YouTube to Spotify for $100 to $200 million in May, 2020. But this weekend he got fed up with those who accuse him of being a secret stooge for the GOP.

The topic came up Saturday as Rogan was talking with comedian Andrew Schulz about about Republicans such as Ted Cruz and others who have recently used the end of Roe v. Wade to springboard into turning back the clock on same-sex marriage, Mediaite reports.

“It’s not just abortion rights, but now they’re going after gay marriage too, which is so strange to me,” Rogan said. “Gay marriage is not silly. It’s marriage—it’s marriage from people that are homosexual and it’s, for them, it’s important. They want it. They want to affirm their love and their relationship.”

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