Morning Brief: A Massive Wildfire Burned 20,000 Acres Over the Weekend

Also Dwayne Johnson rescues the XFL, Microsoft in talks to purchase TikTok, and more
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» Three fires in Riverside County combined to become one massive wildfire in the areas near Cherry Valley, Banning, and the San Bernardino National Forest. Over 20,000 acres had scorched by late Sunday. [CBS Los Angeles]

» Microsoft is in talks to purchase TikTok. The software giant hopes to “move quickly” to acquire the platform from its Chinese owner. [CNN]

» The XFL was set to head to bankruptcy auction this week, but Vince McMahon’s floundering football league was rescued by an investor group that includes Dwayne Johnson. The investor’s picked up the XFL’s parent company for a cool $15 million. [ESPN]

» Seven Marines and one Navy sailor are presumed dead, after what is being described as a “training mishap” off the Channel Islands. Their amphibious assault vehicle went missing on Thursday; an extensive, multi-branch search and rescue mission followed, but failed to find the crew. [NBC News]

» L.A. Congresswoman Karen Bass is getting a lot of buzz as a potential running mate for Joe Biden. Some say she has a lower profile than other possible veeps. Is that a liability–or an asset?  [Politico]

» Nearly 400 people in multiple states have been sickened with Salmonella from California-grown onions. Several varieties distributed by Thomson International are being recalled. [CBS Los Angeles]


TOP STORIES FROM L.A. MAG

» Actor-Comedian Bryan Callen Denies Accusations of Rape and Sexual Misconduct Several women came forward with allegations against the Schooled star

» These Maps Track Every Wildfire Burning Around L.A. Hot, dry conditions mean a small spark could quickly become a dangerous blaze

» ‘A Culture of Fear’: The Latest Trouble at The Ellen Degeneres Show As Warner Bros. investigates the allegedly ”toxic” workplace, more staffers have come forward to accuse executive producers of misconduct


ONE MORE THING

the go-go's documentary
The Go-Go’s in 1981 | Paul Natkin/Getty Images

The Story of the Go-Go’s Is Finally Being Told in a Way that Does It Justice

“Everybody was apprehensive about a documentary,” the band’s drummer, Gina Schock, says. “[But] when we’re all dead and gone, we don’t want to leave something that is not going to be representing the band in a true and honest way that shows everything that’s important.”

[FULL STORY]


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