Morning Brief: L.A. Movie Theaters Still Haven’t Been OK’ed to Reopen

Also the lifespan of COVID-19 antibodies, another L.A. museum permanently closes, and more

» California issued guidelines on reopening movie theaters more than a week ago, but cinemas in L.A. County still won’t be permitted to invite viewers back—and officials still haven’t given a reason, as high-touch businesses like massage parlors and nail salons get the green light. Arena Cinelounge in Hollywood was the lone local theater planning on hosting screenings; management says refunds have been issued. [Variety]

» California is home to the nation’s largest share of Dreamers. Here’s a bit of what we know about how yesterday’s Supreme Court ruling will impact them. [CNN]

» It appears that post-infection COVID-19 antibodies only last in the body about two to three months, according to new research. The antibodies seem to drop off fastest in asymptomatic cases. [The New York Times]

» New data analysis finds landlords frequently deploying illegal techniques like locking tenants out of their homes or cutting off utilities, even as pandemic holds on evictions are in placeThe activity is particularly pronounced in Black and Latino neighborhoods–the very communities hit hardest by the coronavirus. [Los Angeles Times]

» LAUSD will consider phasing out school police over the next four years. Multiple studies have found in-school police disproportionately arrest and discipline Black and Latino children. [KTLA]

» Two former aides to Councilman Jose Huizar have agreed to settle discrimination lawsuitsThe city will pay the two women a combined $200,000.  [Los Angeles Times]

» Another local museum announces it won’t reopen after pandemic. The A+D Museum downtown will be online-only from now on.  [Architect’s Newspaper]


» L.A. County Sheriff’s Deputies Shot and Killed the Half-Brother of Robert Fuller Terron Jammal Boone was killed just a few miles from where his half-brother was found hanged outside Palmdale City Hall

» Masks Are Now Mandatory Throughout California, Governor Newsom Orders Today’s order supersedes the patchwork of local guidelines with one statewide requirement

» Los Angeles Will Allow Nail Salons, Bars, Tattoo Parlors, and More to Reopen Starting Today The businesses will be allowed to open if they can implement new safety requirements


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