Morning Brief: People Can Now Get Haircuts and Massages Outdoors in California

Also a brush fire evacuates hikers, a summer blockbuster gets back-burnered, and more

» California residents can now get haircuts, nail services, massages, and other services, as long as they are performed outside. The new rule will allow for the reopening of personal care services even in “watch list” counties. [The Mercury News]

» The former executive director of a group of local charter schools has agreed to plead guilty to charges she embezzled more than $3.1 million. Janis Bucknor, who ran the Community Preparatory Academy with locations in Carson and South L.A., faces up to 15 years in prison. [Daily Breeze]

» Christopher Nolan’s new film, Tenet, has been delayed indefinitely. The release had been hyped as a bellwether for the movie theater business. [Variety]

» Ellen DeGeneres built a TV brand on a motto of “be kind.” Staff of her talk show say it’s a different story when the cameras are off. Workers complain of a toxic work environment, racist behavior, and hypocrisy. [Buzzfeed]

» Hikers and visitors had to be evacuated from a popular recreation area in the Angeles National Forest after a brush fire broke out on Monday. Numerous small fires have sparked in the area in recent weeks. [KTLA]

» A car was pulled from a lake in an L.A. park with the lights still on–but nobody around. Authorities say it’s a mystery. [NBC Los Angeles]


» Hate Crime Charges Filed in Alleged Transphobic Incident at Las Perlas Last Year ”Acts of hate against transgender people have no place in our society,” City Attorney Mike Feuer said in a statement

» With L.A. Salons Still Largely Shut Down, Stylists Are Searching for Options Local coiffurists are losing big bucks and salons are struggling to stay afloat

» Congresswoman Maxine Waters Checks Up on L.A. Cops Stopping a Black Motorist “They stopped a brother so I stopped to see what they were doing,” the L.A. rep told a bystander


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Rosamund Pike in ‘Radioactive’

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Rosamund Pike Takes on Another Complicated Character as Marie Curie in Radioactive

English actress Rosamund Pike has played a series of bold, complicated, unpredictable women, including the titular Gone Girl (2014), war correspondent Marie Colvin in A Private War (2018), and, now, Nobel-winning chemist Marie Curie in Radioactive, premiering July 24 on Amazon Prime Video.


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