Morning Brief: L.A. City Council Puts Off Voting on Indoor Vax Mandate

Also, former USC swimmer Klete Keller pleads guilty in Jan. 6 attack, and more

» On Wednesday, L.A. City Council put off voting on an ordinance that would require people to show proof of vaccination to enter indoor restaurants, bars, gyms, shopping centers, entertainment venues, and personal care establishments beginning November 4. Councilman Joe Buscaino, who is running for mayor, called the law “unenforceable” and said he’d withhold his vote.  [Los Angeles Times]

» The California Department of Justice is investigating the fatal shooting of an unarmed East L.A. man by one or more members of California Highway Patrol. “They panicked, they overreacted and they just shot him dead,” a lawyer for the man’s family said. “The law says you cannot use deadly force unless your life is in imminent danger of great bodily harm or death.”  [LAist]

» Olympian and former USC swimmer Klete Keller pleaded guilty on Wednesday to his role in the Capitol Riot on January 6. Keller was indicted on seven charges, but as part of a bargain with prosecutors he pleaded guilty to one felony count of obstructing an official proceeding before Congress. [New York Times]

» On Wednesday, Governor Gavin Newsom signed a multi-billion-dollar package of bills aimed at easing the homeless crisis. The legislation will invest billions in building up an infrastructure of more than 44,000 new housing units and treatment beds for people exiting homelessness. [Los Angeles Daily News]

» In delightful humans news, Lil Nas X covered Dolly Parton’s 1974 hit “Jolene,” and Dolly likes it. “I was so excited when someone told me that Lil Nas X had done my song #Jolene,” the icon tweeted. “I had to find it and listen to it immediately…and it’s really good.” [The Wrap]


» Thousands of LAUSD Employees Remain Unvaccinated as Deadlines Close In The country’s second-largest school system could be in a bind come October 15

» L.A.’s Brief Brush with Fall-Like Weather Is Coming to an End Heat, winds, and low humidity are on the horizon for the rest of the week and weekend

» Newsom Aide: Railing Against COVID Response Will Haunt Republican Recall Candidates “This is a moment in history, and you were either on the right side or the wrong side,” says strategist Ace Smith


Cheese curds at Agnes Restaurant & Cheesery (Photo by Stefan Merriweather)

3 New and Notable L.A. Restaurants to Try in October

Love cheese? If the answer is yes, you have a new reason to head out to Pasadena. Agnes Restaurant & Cheesery is all about cheese and charcuterie boards and sandwiches. At dinner, excellent pastas, smartly prepared proteins, thoughtfully selected wines, and great cocktails join the party on the spacious patio.⁠

It’s just one of the spots on our roundup of new and notable restaurants to try in the coming month.


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