Morning Brief: In California’s COVID Battle, the Next Two Weeks Are ‘Critical’

Also an open letter from employees of the Getty, a diverse freshman class at UC schools, and more

» The next 14 days are seen as “critical” in determining if California can control its COVID-19 surge. Officials stress that individuals and businesses have to practice safe behaviors to slow the spread. [Los Angeles Times]

» Hundreds of workers at the Getty have signed an open letter accusing the institution of racism. The document calls for immediate, specific action to increase diversity and right past wrongs. [LAist]

» UC schools have accepted the largest and most diverse class of freshmen in the system’s history. Latino students comprise the largest group of in-state applicants admitted, in what’s being called a “historic shift.”  [Los Angeles Times]

» A deadly, highly contagious virus is infecting local rabbits. Experts say it could devastate California’s wild rabbit populations.  [Long Beach Press-Telegram]

» Four Customs and Border Protection agents have been fired in connection to violent, sexist, and racist Facebook posts. The firings are part of an investigation of 68 current and former agents who participated in private groups that shared “dehumanizing and derogatory” content. [Los Angeles Times]


» Indie Music Venues Are Struggling and the Industry Wants Congress to Act The RESTART Act could provide a lifeline to independent clubs

» Rupert Murdoch’s Family Members—Including Wife Jerry Hall—Are Donating to Dems More than one member of the Murdoch clan has sent checks Joe Biden’s way

» Penske Media Eyeing Purchase of The Hollywood Reporter Is the media company that owns Variety and Deadline about to acquire another industry trade?


the golden girls house for sale filming location
The Golden Girls

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The Golden Girls House Is Up for Sale (and It’s in L.A.)

You and your friends always say you want to retire to a big house together, just like the women on The Golden Girls, right? Well, now’s your chance. For the first time since it was constructed in 1955, the home used in the show’s opening establishing shot is up for sale. And, while the series took place in Miami Beach, the real-life house is right here in L.A.


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