Morning Brief: Sheriff’s Deputies Refuse to Testify in Andres Guardado Shooting Inquiry

Also the proposed Dodger Stadium aerial tram faces community opposition, and more

» Four L.A. County Sheriff’s Department officers refused to testify before the medical examiner’s inquiry into the killing of Andres Guardado. The officers, two involved with the shooting and two who later investigated the matter, invoked the Fifth Amendment, even though none of the four currently stands accused of criminal activity.  [Los Angeles Times]

» California may be on track to overwhelm ICU capacity by late December. The urgent need to flatten the curve may trigger additional restrictions, which Gov. Newsom described as “much more dramatic” than the present status.  [KTLA]

» Laverne Cox says she and a friend were victims of a transphobic attack while walking in Griffith Park. “You’re not safe if you are a trans person. Obviously, I know this well,” Cox shared. [The Guardian]

» The Supreme Court heard arguments on Monday in a case regarding the Trump administration’s plan to exclude undocumented individuals from the census count used to apportion congressional seats and Electoral College votes. Even conservative justices appeared skeptical of the effort, which would have major implications in California. [NPR]

» A proposal for an aerial tram to Dodger Stadium is receiving pushback from supporters of L.A. State Historic Park. Those opposed to the plan say the tram could destroy the open quality of the park, and would change the character of the surrounding neighborhoods. [Los Angeles Times]


» Protesters Opposed to New COVID Safety Measures Gather Outside L.A. Public Health Director’s House As case counts and hospitalizations skyrocket, a mostly maskless group of demonstrators decried health measures outside Barbara Ferrer’s home

» Here’s What L.A.’s ‘Targeted Stay-at-Home Order’ Really Means Don’t worry. You can still shop, get a manicure, or take a hike

» Some of Little Richard’s Most Outrageous Costumes Are Going Up for Auction A costume designer that specializes in the era walks us through the late musician’s grooviest getups


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