Morning Brief: Mayor Garcetti Takes Heat for Handling of Protests

Also community spread at a family gathering, so long to Segway, and more

» Eric Garcetti is fielding a lot of criticism about how he’s handled recent protests. The mayor has been the subject of scorn from both activists and police unions. [Los Angeles Times]

» Dr. Fauci says he sees a “disturbing surge” in COVID-19 infections. He told Congress that he’s particularly concerned about the increase in community spread of the virus. [CNBC]

» The L.A. City Council and Board of Supervisors have both agreed to approve $100 million for residential rent relief. The money will come from CARES act funds. [CBS Los Angeles]

» Bill Cosby will be allowed to appeal his 2018 sexual assault convictions. The Pennsylvania Supreme Court granted the actor the right to appeal on two specific points involved in the case against him. [CNN]

» One California man in his 20s decided to attend a “large family gathering” a few weeks ago while carrying COVID-19. At least 12 people who attended the event have since become ill with the virus.   [SF Gate]

» Segway is rolling off into the sunset. The personal mobility brand loved by meter maids and tourists will cease production. [The Guardian]


» Prince Harry and Meghan Markle Will Be Hitting the Paid Speaking Gig Circuit The pair have reportedly joined up with the WME-owned Harry Walker Agency, the same group that books everyone from Barack Obama to Shaq

» Black L.A. Times Journalists Are Calling on Management to Address Newsroom Inequities A letter to Times leaders asks for investment in hiring and retaining diverse staff–and rethinking the paper’s coverage

» Aging Porn Star Ron Jeremy Charged with Multiple Counts of Rape If found guilty, he faces 90 years to life in prison


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The Donut Man Opens at Grand Central Market This Friday

After months of waiting–and a casual pandemic along the way–the Donut Man will finally unveil a DTLA location on Friday. The first 100 guests to line up at Grand Central Market for the 8 a.m. opening will be able to pick up a sprinkle doughnut for free. If you prefer a more socially distanced experience, the stand will be open 8 a.m. to 10 p.m., seven days a week.


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