Morning Brief: Beverly Hills Charges Protesters for Curfew Violations

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» The city of Beverly Hills has filed charges against dozens of civil rights protesters for curfew violations. The city held some protesters for up to 20 hours after arrest; bail for the infractions was set at $5,000. Los Angeles County has declined to press charges for similar curfew violations. [Los Angeles Times]

» TikTok may have an unexpected buyer: Walmart. The retail giant is said to be collaborating with Microsoft on a bid for the platform. [The New York Times]

» Disney and Universal Studios say they’re ready to open their California theme parks. Orange County has moved off of the state’s COVID-19 watch list–at least for now.  [CBS Los Angeles]

» Activists are calling on officials to pass a statewide police reform bill. California is currently one of the few states with no mechanism to decertify problem cops. [ABC Los Angeles]


» Mayor Garcetti Backs Proposal to Make Metro Bus and Rail Rides Totally Free Los Angeles would be the first major city in the world with a fare-free public transit system

» NBA Playoff Games Expected to Resume Following Player Protest On Wednesday, pro athletes in the NBA, WNBA, and other leagues protested the police shooting of Jacob Blake in Wisconsin by refusing to play

» A Colorful New Coffeehouse in Hollywood Is Fueling the L.A. LGBT Center’s Vital Social Services Opened in the midst of the pandemic, Liberation Coffee House is doing a lot more than keeping people caffeinated


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