Morning Brief: Potential Buyers Eyeball ArcLight and the Cinerama Dome

Also, police break up a big outdoor rock concert in Cypress Park, and more

» Marcus Theatres CEO Greg Marcus says he might be “open” to a deal to takeover the Hollywood ArcLight cinema. Other players, including Cinemark and IMAX may also be interested in some or all of the shuttered ArcLight and Pacific locations.  [The Hollywood Reporter]

» Appointments are no longer required to get a COVID-19 vaccine from the city of Los Angeles, and residents can simply walk up to city-run sites. “Our city will keep doing everything possible to knock down barriers to vaccine access and deliver doses directly to all Angelenos,” Mayor Garcetti said in a statement.” [Los Angeles Times]

» Police broke up an outdoor rock concert and fireworks display in Cyprus Park on Saturday night. The LAPD issued a citywide tactical alert calling for officers to respond to the unpermitted party; despite social media rumors that over 1,000 people were gathered, police officially estimated just “100 to 200” participants. [KTLA]

» More than ten people were injured, two of them critically, when the balcony of a Malibu home collapsed under the crowd, dropping guests onto rocks below. The home was being used as a short-term rental. Shortly before the collapse, the homeowner had logged into a security camera to find a large party being hosted in her home. [KTLA]

» A coalition of civil rights advocates, labor groups, and community organizations are seeking a court injunction to keep Kroger from closing a South L.A. supermarket. The group argues that the store is essential to the area, which is underserved by grocery stores. Kroger announced it would close the location after the L.A. City Council passed a temporary “hero pay” ordinance amid the pandemic. [KNX]


» Caitlyn Jenner Is Concerned the Unhoused Are Making California Inhospitable to Private Jet Owners The recall candidate also talked to Hannity about building the wall, keeping trans girls out of girls sports, and more

» Kevin Spacey May Have Managed to Elude a $40 Million Sex Assault Suit A judge decided an anonymous Spacey accuser has to identify himself or drop his claim against the ’House of Cards’ actor

» What a Bout of COVID-19 Made Me Realize About My Bond with My Grandmother For the past 90 years, my Grammy Rita has led a life packed with glamorous highs and dramatic dips. But it wasn’t until she fell ill last year that writer Jeff Weiss appreciated the starring role she played in his own life


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