Morning Brief: SoCal’s Low-Income Neighborhoods Tend to be Hotter Than Rich Ones

Also, a ”joints for jabs” vaccine incentive in Long Beach, and more

» A new study shows that low-income neighborhoods in Southern California are actually hotter than more affluent ones. “Systematically, the disproportionate heat surface exposures faced by low-income communities with larger minority populations are due to more built-up neighborhoods, less vegetation, and—to a lesser extent—higher population density,” one of the study’s authors explained. [L.A. Daily News]

» A community organization in Long Beach is incentivizing getting vaccinated by handing out pre-rolled joints to the first 150 people who show up to get jabbed at Houghton Park on Saturday, July 24. The group, Long Beach Forward, is trying to close the gap for zip codes with lower vax rates.  [LAist

» L.A. County is moving forward with a plan to return two parcels of oceanfront property in Manhattan Beach to the descendants of Charles and Willa Bruce. On Tuesday, the L.A. County Board of Supervisors voted unanimously to direct county officials to pursue an action plan released by the county CEO’s office and the Anti-Racism, Diversity and Inclusion Initiative earlier this month.  [L.A. Daily News]

» Despite the initial backlash from denizens of the San Fernando Valley, Kendall Jenner’s 818 Tequila is apparently a hit. An “insider” says it sold out within 24 hours at many retailers. [Page Six]

» In the market for a new place? Rihanna is renting out her Beverly Hills mansion for a mere $80,000 a month!  [TMZ]


» After Several Postponements, the Trial of Ed Buck Gets Underway The wealthy political donor will faces charges stemming from the overdose deaths of two men

» Gov. Newsom’s Party Affiliation Won’t Appear on the Recall Ballot A clerical mistake became a losing battle for California’s governor

» The ACLU Says Britney Spears Should Be Able to Pick Her Own Attorney The civil rights organization filed an amicus brief in L.A. Superior Court in support of the pop star’s rights as she fights to free herself from a conservatorship


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ICYMI, the 2021 Emmy Nominations Are Out

On Tuesday morning, Ron and Jasmine Cephas Jones, who in 2020 became the first father-daughter duo to win performance Emmys at the same ceremony, announced this year’s Emmy nominees. Ted Lasso fans will be pleased with nods for the Apple TV+ fish-out-of-water charmer in both outstanding comedy series and lead actor for Jason Sudeikis. Michaela Coel’s Golden Globes-snubbed limited series I May Destroy You walks away with multiple nods, and a pair of more recent HBO faves—Hacks and Mare of Easttown—snagged nominations for both outstanding series and lead actress (Jean Smart and Kate Winslet, respectively).


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