Morning Brief: July Was the Deadliest Month in L.A. in More Than a Decade

Also, a man is stabbed during an anti-vax protest downtown, and more

» As gun violence surges, July became the deadliest month in L.A. in more than a decade. The figure—46 homicides—is more than double the 20 murders in April, according to public data from the Los Angeles Police Department. [Crosstown L.A.]

» A man stabbed during an anti-vax protest at Los Angeles City Hall on Saturday has been released from the hospital. Police haven’t released the victim’s name and it’s unclear whether he was a protester or counter protester. [Los Angeles Daily News]

» The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration has opened an investigation into Tesla’s autopilot system. The agency has identified 17 instances in which cars on autopilot have crashed into parked emergency vehicles.  [Los Angeles Times]

» California gubernatorial recall candidate and talk radio host Larry Elder appears to have omitted some of his business holdings on a financial disclosure form. Responding to an inquiry about why the host didn’t disclose any stake in Laurence A. Elder & Associates Inc., a company he appears to own, a spokesperson said, “It appears there might have been an oversight.”  [Los Angeles Times]

» A Burbank-based actor named Michael Aaron Carico has been arrested in connection with the January Capitol insurrection. U.S. prosecutors accused Carico—who’s had credited roles in a handful of TV series—of entering restricted grounds, disorderly conduct and picketing inside the Capitol building.  [Daily Breeze]


» Coachella Producer AEG Will Require Proof of Vax for Upcoming Concerts and Fests One of the country’s biggest concert promotion companies is establishing a vaccine mandate—and a negative test result won’t suffice

» As Proof of Vax Restrictions Ramp Up, Fake Vaccine Cards Are in Increasingly High Demand Friendly reminder for anyone getting big ideas: Making or flashing a phony vaccine card could be a federal offense

» Caitlyn Jenner’s Campaign Promises She’s Not Running for the Money The Republican recall candidate is back on the campaign trail and fielding tough questions after filming a reality show in Australia


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What to Stream This Week

Did you spend more time hanging out with friends or lounging by the pool than you did watching TV this weekend? Good for you. There’s plenty of time to catch up on the weekend’s big releases during the week. From a new supernatural horror series to a fashion competition show featuring L.A. designers among its contestants, check out our list of what to stream right now.


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