» Gavin Newsom made clear he would not welcome military forces into California. The softer talk for Trump that Newsom has employed during the pandemic dropped immediately when it came to the topic of deploying forces to quell protests. [Los Angeles Times]
» Police shot and killed a 22-year-old outside a Walgreens in Vallejo. The officers were responding to a call of “possible looting” when they fired on the unarmed man. [Los Angeles Times]
» Thousands of people in the region once again turned out for peaceful civil rights protests. Marches were held from West Hollywood to Orange County. [NBC Los Angeles]
» Nancy Silverton has strong words for people fretting over weekend damage to her famous eatery, Mozza. “Don’t worry about us. Send your sympathy to George Flyod’s family instead.” [Los Angeles Times]
» Local mosquitos have tested positive for West Nile Virus and Encephalitis. Rising temperatures means more mosquitos, and another public health risk. [NBC Los Angeles]
» A state judicial watchdog group has concluded that an L.A. based Court of Appeal justice must be removed from the bench due to sexual misconduct. Allegations were made against Jeffrey Johnson by 17 women who worked at the court. [KTLA]
» On Wednesday, SpaceX launched a second rocket in the span of four days, this one carrying 60 broadband internet satellites—no human passengers. [TechCrunch]
TOP STORIES FROM L.A. MAG
» In a Dramatic Reversal, the L.A. City Budget Will Contain No New Funds for Police Activists can claim it as one victory from this week’s protests
» LeBron James Claps Back at Drew Brees for Saying that Kneeling is ‘Disrespecting the Flag’ ”Is it still surprising at this point? Sure isn’t!” James wrote
» L.A. Pride, No Longer Online-Only, Will Take the Form of a Solidarity Protest The threat of COVID-19 had sidelined plans, but organizers have decided to turn out to face injustice regardless of risk
ONE MORE THING
These Organizations Are Accepting Donations to Support Protesters in L.A. and Nationwide
In recent days, thousands of Angelenos have taken to the street in demonstrations expressing anger at police brutality, triggered specifically by the May 25 killing of George Floyd, for which a Minneapolis police officer has been arrested on murder charges. Similar protests have taken place in cities across the country, and may continue for days to come. If you are wondering how to support protesters with financial contributions to the anti-brutality movement, several verified organizations are accepting donations.
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