Morning Brief: There’s Been a Rash of Shootings on the 91 Freeway

Also, say goodbye to the SkySlide, and more

» According to California Highway Patrol, at least 80 incidents of cars being shot at with a pellet gun while traveling on SoCal freeways have been reported since late April. Most happened along the 91 Freeway and, so far, none have resulted in significant injuries. [ABC 7]

» Netflix co-CEO Reed Hastings forked over a cool $3 million for Gavin Newsom’s anti-recall campaign. The high-dollar Dem donor had supported Newsom’s opponent Antonio Villaraigosa in the 2018 gubernatorial primary. [Deadline]

» The new owners of U.S. Bank Tower are giving up on trying to make the DTLA skyscraper a tourist attraction, and will be nixing the observation deck and Skyslide. They’ll focus instead on trying to attract new tenants in “creative fields.” [Los Angeles Times

» Have $1,000 burning a hole in your pocket? You can now enjoy dinner on the roof of a trolley at the Grove. [Secret L.A.]


» Statistics Show that L.A. Hate Crimes Hit an All-Time High in April As Biden signs an AAPI hate crime bill into law, LAPD stats published by Crosstown show a historic spike

» The Sheriff’s Department Says It Will Start Naming Deputies Who Shoot Civilians Sheriff Alex Villanueva announced that officers’ names will now be released within 30 days of an incident—but critics aren’t impressed

» L.A. Pride Adds In-Person Events to Its 2021 Calendar The parade is still off, but Pride organizer Christopher Street West has added a Dodgers game and an outdoor movie night to its lineup


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Fleurs et Sel pops up at Junior High this weekend. (Photo by Valorie Darling)

Some of the Best Things to Do in L.A. This Weekend

Itinerant cookie baker Fleurs et Sel is hosting a sweet pop-up at DIY space Junior High this weekend—and that’s just one of the fun things included in our roundup of things to do this weekend.


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