Morning Brief: KKK Propaganda Delivered Door to Door in Huntington Beach

Also a brush fire burns 50 acres in Angeles National Forest, and more

» Residents of Huntington Beach and Newport Beach report receiving Ku Klux Klan propaganda delivered to their homes, often with large rocks attached. “It is unnerving to find something like this deliberately placed on your driveway or doorstep,” said one resident.  [Los Angeles Times]

» Another candidate has thrown her hat into the ring to challenge Mike Garcia. Democratic Simi Valley City Council Member Ruth Luevanos will join State Assembly Member Christy Smith in the race for Katie Hill’s former House seat. [KTLA]

» California prisons have begun transferring transgender, intersex, and nonbinary inmates to facilities that match their gender identity. A 2007 study indicated the rate of sexual assault on transgender inmates is 13 times higher than the general prison population.  [Los Angeles Times]

» A brush fire sparked in the Angeles National Forest on Monday afternoon. The fire quickly spread to more than 50 acres, even as crews responded. [KTLA]

» One in five properties in Los Angeles County is at risk of serious flooding within the next 30 years, according to a new assessmentClimate change-linked sea level rise and extreme weather patterns are to blame.  [Spectrum News]


» California’s ‘Army’ of Contact Tracers Never Quite Panned Out The state set what was perhaps an overly ambitious goal to hire and train virus sleuths

» L.A. County Now Allows Orange Tier Reopenings Here’s what that means

» New Forecasts Warn of Increased Summer Fires in California Tips on how to prepare for another potentially terrible fire season


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Little Kitchen Academy founder Felicity Curin instructs young chefs (Photo by Jessica Kozma)

A Montessori-Inspired Cooking School for Kids Is Coming to Century City

Sessions are three hours—in the Montessori approach, a three-hour cycle of uninterrupted work is a key tenet—and each child has an individual workstation with his or her own sink and oven. With the school’s emphasis on self-reliance, even in non-COVID-19 times, parents must drop little ones off at the door and not come inside.

Kids do everything to prepare dishes like red lentil soup with feta or carrot-cake pancakes themselves—from “shopping” for ingredients from the refrigerator to chopping veggies using age-appropriate knives. Little Kitchen Academy welcomes kids from age three to teenagers, including those who are differently abled.

“We are teaching kids skills that will stay with them for the rest of their lives,” raves celebrity chef Cat Cora, an investor in the school.


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