Morning Brief: More Current and Former Employees Allege Meat Mislabeling at Belcampo

Also, a historic art studio in Hollywood is designated a landmark, and more
261

» More current and former employees have come forward to allege that sustainable beef brand Belcampo hasn’t always been honest about its product labeling, claiming they’ve witnessed intentional product relabeling and a lack of transparency about sourcing. After one former employee’s Instagram dispatch—apparently showing meat that wasn’t sustainably sourced or even organic—went viral, Belcampo’s owners claimed it was an “isolated incident.” [Eater LA]

» A Hollywood building that once served as the studio of social justice advocate, nun, and famed Pop artist Sister Mary Corita Kent has been designated a historic cultural landmark. The Corita Art Center applied for the designation after learning of a developer’s plan to demolish the building, which is now a dry cleaner. [My News L.A.]

» Starting Friday, Dodgers and Los Angeles Football Club season tickets are up for grabs for L.A. County Residents who get vaccinated at certain local sites. There’s a sweepstakes currently in effect for season tickets to the L.A. Kings or the L.A. Galaxy. [KTLA]

» Police have identified the suspect they believe shot and killed a colleague at the Agua Dulce L.A. County fire station on Tuesday morning as 45-year-old firefighter Jonathan Patrick Tatone. Officials say Tatone was involved in an ongoing dispute with fellow firefighter Tory Carlon that resulted in the deadly shooting. [ABC 7]

» A small fire broke out near the Minions ride at Universal Studios Hollywood this week. Fortunately, there was no damage to any attractions and theme park operations weren’t affected. [Fox 11

 » Less than a month after he launched it, former president Donald Trump has shut down his blog. “From the Desk of Donald J. Trump” launched on May 4 as a surrogate social media platform, but Trump was never able to generate the kind of engagement he did on Twitter. [The Verge]


TOP STORIES FROM L.A. MAG

» Daily Mail Published Nude Photos of Katie Hill. Now She Has to Pay Them $100k A judge decided today that the former Congresswoman is on the hook for the tabloid’s legal fees in her revenge porn lawsuit against it

» After Several Controversies, Tito Ortiz Resigns from Huntington Beach City Council The UFC fighter turned anti-mask politician blamed ”hostility and judgement” for the move

» Kurt Cobain and Courtney Love’s One-Time L.A. Abode Just Sold The Hollywood Heights house that the duo rented in the ’90s, while both were writing landmark albums, hit the market for $998k


ONE MORE THING

u street pizza
Photo by Sydney Yorkshire

3 New and Notable L.A. Restaurants to Try in June

 From a new A.O.C. outpost to Italian eats at O Hotel, here are some new restaurants to check out this month.

[FULL STORY]

Want the Daily Brief in your inbox? Sign up for our newsletters today.