Morning Brief: The Bobcat Fire Has Become One of the Largest Ever in L.A. County

Also all of last night’s Emmy winners, a vigil for RBG, and more

» The Bobcat fire has become one of the largest in L.A. County history. The blaze has consumed nearly 100,000 acres so far.  [Los Angeles Times]

» Did you catch these Emmys last night? If not, here’s a full list of winners. Spoiler: Schitt’s Creek cleaned up. [CNN]

» Mourners gathered outside downtown’s First Street Courthouse for a candlelight vigil in honor of Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg. The crowd came to pay respects, leave flowers, and read Ginsburg’s most powerful opinions. [KTLA]

» Donald Trump wants the new entity created by the TikTok deal he forced to donate $5 billion to an “education fund.” Trump says the money would be used to “educate people” about the “real history in our country.”   [CNN]

» Is a “tsunami” of hotel closures on the horizon? Properties catering to tourists and business travel have seen cratering revenue amid the pandemic and many in the industry worry there may be no recovery in sight for some.  [Los Angeles Times]

» The feared upswing in COVID-19 cases echoing the Labor Day holiday appears to have materialized. L.A. County has reported an increase in daily infection rates, which public health officials believe is likely connected to holiday celebrations.  [KTLA]


»Cheer Fan Favorite Jerry Harris Accused of Producing Child Porn The Emmy-nominated hit has been rocked by a scandal that could result in Harris serving as many as 30 years in prison

» Former Chateau Marmont Employees Allege Racial Discrimination and Sexual Harassment Staffers say that the iconic hotel is a hive of discrimination and mismanagement

» This Year’s Emmy Nominees Are Using Fashion to Get Out the Vote Did you like what Tracee Ellis Ross was wearing? Now you can bid on it


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Who Built That Spooky-Looking Witch’s House in Beverly Hills?

People like to call it the “Witch’s House,” but it was originally built as a movie studio in Culver City for 28-year-old mogul Irvin Willat, who ordered a fantasy mash-up of 18th century Swiss, Belgian, and English cottages that could also be used as a logo for his production company.


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