Morning Brief: LAist Reporter Arrested by Sheriff’s Deputies While Doing Her Job

Also a new word for climate change despair and more

» KPCC reporter Josie Huang was restrained and arrested by L.A. County sheriff’s deputies while reporting on the aftermath of the shooting of two LASD officers. Huang, who identified herself to the officers as a journalist, was charged with obstructing a peace officer after using her phone to videotape interactions between deputies and a group of protesters.  [LAist]

» Around 3 a.m. on Sunday, LASD officers cleared out a group of protesters who have been camping outside City Hall since the killing of George Floyd, suddenly declaring the months-old gathering an unlawful assembly. Activists described the move as an act of “misdirected anger” being turned on them. [Los Angeles Times]

» L.A. County is rolling out a new COVID-19 Safety Compliance Certificate program for local businesses. Health officials will offer interested business owners free training in best practices. [CBS Los Angeles]

» Australians have a word for the sense of climate change despair many Californians are currently feeling. Researchers call the feeling “solastalgia”–capturing the nostalgia, solace, and desolation of seeing one’s beloved landscape destroyed. [Los Angeles Times]


» California’s Wildfires Have Grown Five Times More Destructive Over the Last 48 Years And that doesn’t even include the millions of acres burning right now

» Researchers Think the Coronavirus May Have Been in L.A. Well Before the First Case Was Ever Reported In the months leading up to the pandemic, UCLA medical facilities saw an uptick in patients complaining of a cough

» An L.A. Neighborhood Is in Turmoil After Residents Place Boulders in an Underpass to Deter the Unhoused An unofficial effort to keep tents from popping up under the highway in the Reynier Village neighborhood has caused citywide outcry



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