» Former L.A. County Sheriff Lee Baca has begun his prison term. He will serve his time in a low-security facility outside of El Paso, Texas. [Los Angeles Times]
» Homeless rights activists spent the night in Echo Park in an attempt to deter arrests of unhoused individuals in the park. No police activity ultimately took place. [The Eastsider]
» Officials have confirmed five new cases of measles in L.A. County. The outbreak is said to include four L.A. residents and one “unimmunized, international visitor.” [ABC Los Angeles]
» Gay civil rights icon Bayard Rustin has received an official pardon from Gavin Newsom. A confidant of Martin Luther King Jr., Rustin was arrested in 1953 on charges relating to having sex with men. He served time in prison, and then had to register as a sex offender until his death in 1987. [NBC News]
» A new Showtime series will feature three iconic First Ladies. Viola Davis has signed on to play Michelle Obama. [CNN]
TOP STORIES FROM L.A. MAG
» Adam Schiff Says Impeachment Acquittal Is No ‘Vindication’ of Trump In an op-ed, the L.A. congressman and his fellow impeachment managers excoriate the president and his enablers in the Senate
» Dodgers Lose Joc Pederson, Gain Mookie Betts in Trade Deals ”The ’20s are going to be the Dodgers’ decade,” Dodger Enrique Hernandez told the press
» Amoeba Music Reveals Its New Hollywood Location The big move is expected to happen sometime after Labor Day
ONE MORE THING
Oscars Week Has Become a Bona Fide Fashion Week in L.A.
As movie stars, models, and members of the press swarm the city in advance of the Academy Awards on Sunday, three big-name designers are showing their fall/winter collections here rather than Milan or New York: M Missoni, Baja East, and Tom Ford. And this is in the midst of New York Fashion Week.
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