Morning Brief: Police and Protesters Clash in Downtown L.A. During Jacob Blake Demonstration

Also Kareem Abdul-Jabbar’s son charged with allegedly stabbing neighbor, and more

» Roughly 300 demonstrators marched through downtown L.A. on Wednesday night to protest the in-broad-daylight police shooting of Jacob Blake in Kenosha, Wisconsin, this week. At around 11 p.m., tensions flared when police corralled demonstrators inside the 3rd Street tunnel. Protesters were reportedly seen being taken into custody. [Los Angeles Times]

Kareem Abdul-Jabbar’s son has been charged with four criminal counts, with prosecutors alleging he stabbed a neighbor with a hunting knife. Prosecutors say 28-year-old Adam Abdul-Jabbar got into an argument with the neighbor over trash cans. [NBC Los Angeles]

» Another pandemic party appears to have ended in violence. One person was killed and another injured after a gunman opened fire at a party taking place at a short-term rental property in Beverly Crest. [KTLA]

» A PG&E employee tasked with supervising the utility’s work in Paradise received a $4.5 million home from a vendor, then sold it right back. ProPublica investigates the suspicious transaction and how it may connect to the devastating wildfire.  [ProPublica]

» On Friday, Elon Musk is set to demo his new “brain-machine interface technology.” It will be the first full demonstration of what his secretive “neurotech firm” Neuralink has been working on. [The Verge]


» A Former TMZ Employee Complains About the Gossip Outlet’s ‘100 Percent Bro Fest’ Culture The ex-associate producer says she was fired for reporting discriminatory behavior. TMZ and say she’s out for bucks

» Amid a Worsening Homelessness Crisis, Two Temporary Housing Options Are Ramping Down As Los Angeles shifts its focus to permanent housing solutions, advocates worry that some people could fall through the cracks at a critical moment

» So, What Did Gavin Newsom Think of Ex-Wife Kimberly Guilfoyle’s RNC Speech? Someone was bound to ask


la zoo open social distancing

Photo: Jamie Pham / L.A. Zoo

The L.A. Zoo Has Reopened After a Long Pandemic Break

After closing its gates to the public back in March, the L.A. Zoo is finally allowing visitors back in. You’ll notice a few changes, but all your favorite wild creatures are ready to welcome you.


Want the Daily Brief in your inbox? Sign up for our newsletters today.