Morning Brief: LAUSD Will Resume Five-Day, In-Person Instruction in the Fall

Also, a UCLA gynecologist accused of abuse faces additional charges, and more

 » Superintendent Austin Beutner announced on Monday that L.A. Unified School District schools will resume five-day, in-person instruction when the fall semester starts. An online-only option will remain in place “for students who are unable or choose not to participate at schools for in-person instruction.” [ABC 7]

» How exactly did a 17-year-old California high school student’s birthday party invite go so viral that it essentially caused a riot in Huntington Beach? The New York Times‘ Taylor Lorenz details how algorithms and TikTok teens created a monster. [The New York Times]

 » Former UCLA gynecologist James Heaps, who was charged with abusing seven patients, faces additional charges in a grand jury indictment that was unsealed on Monday. He now faces a total of 21 felony counts and a maximum sentence of 91 years in prison. [Los Angeles Times

 » On Sunday, Lady Gaga was given the key to West Hollywood in a ceremony at the Abbey. Mayor Lindsey P. Horvath applauded the pop star for “encouraging us to love ourselves and be proud.” [Huffington Post]

 » Are you already itching for that three-day Memorial Day weekend? Feast your eyes on this roundup of 31 of the best Airbnbs in California. [Condé Nast Traveler]


» Man Arrested in Beverly Grove Incident as President Biden Condemns Anti-Semitic Attacks One of the men suspected of targeting Jewish diners at Sushi Fumi last week was booked and let out on bail over the weekend

» 35 Years Ago, Cobra Went Toe to Toe with a Crime Cult Across L.A. Production designer Bill Kenney takes us from Long Beach to Piru to retrace Sylvester Stallone’s steps in the 1986 thriller Cobra

» Does Being Vaccinated Get You More Dating Matches? Dating apps are giving singles incentive to get their shots


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Early Risers Can See a ‘Super Blood Moon’ Total Lunar Eclipse This Week

The solar system is giving the West Coast a reason to get up early (and to stay awake for about 15 minutes) in the wee hours this week. On Wednesday, May 26, the first total lunar eclipse since January 2019 will grace the early morning sky; here in Southern California, you’ll want to train your eyes upward between 4:11 and 4:26 a.m.


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