Morning Brief: Don’t Expect Bars or Indoor Dining to Return in Anytime Soon

Also a curator for the Lucas Museum, a protest for Vanessa Guillen, and more

» Bars and indoor dining won’t be returning any time soon. As coronavirus cases surge, eating and drinking indoors are seen as too risky.  [Los Angeles Times]

» Downtown Disney reopened on Thursday and a pandemic couldn’t deter some Disney-lovers from showing up. Some arrived Wednesday and waited overnight to be among the first to explore the reopened shopping complex. [KTLA]

» The Lucas Museum has appointed Pilar Tompkins Rivas, formerly of the Vincent Price Art Museum, as chief curator. Five other prominent roles were also filled by female candidates, rare in the male-dominated museum world. [The Los Angeles Times]

» JetBlue is saying bye-bye to Long Beach. The low-cost carrier will shift those flight operations to LAX. [Daily Breeze]

» Protestors gathered outside Los Angeles Air Force Base to demand answers in the case of Vanessa Guillen. Guillen’s family hopes her horrifying death will raise awareness about sexual assault and harassment of women in the military.  [L.A. Taco]


» Five Suspects Have Been Arrested in Connection with the Killing of Rapper Pop Smoke Authorities suspect it may have been a robbery gone bad, with thieves attracted by social media posts

» ‘Glee’ Actress Naya Rivera Is Now Presumed Dead After Going Missing at Lake Piru Authorities have announced a formal shift from ”search-and-rescue” to a ”recovery” mission

» How L.A.’s Gymgoers Are Weighing the Pandemic Risk—and How Gyms Are Keeping Them Safe A rising COVID-19 case count and outbreak scares haven’t kept people away from the city’s reopened gyms



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The Best Things to Stream This Weekend

Our picks this week include Andy Samberg’s new indie-sci-fi-rom-com Palm Springs, haunted house terror in Relic, Tom Hanks being very Tom Hanks-y in Greyhound, and more.


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