Morning Brief: The Parents of 545 Migrant Children Detained on the Border Haven’t Been Found

Also California may be experiencing a housing bubble, and more
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» Lawyers say they have been unable to find the parents of 545 migrant children who were separated from their families by the Trump administration. Hundreds of parents in a 2017 “pilot program” were deported to Central America without their children before a federal judge in California ordered they be reconnected. [NBC News]

» California housing prices continue to inflate, causing some experts to warn the market may be experiencing a bubble. Prices have set new records for four months in a row, and the pace of sales is the fastest since the months following the 2008 crash.  [Daily News]

» Residents of neighborhoods near the Exide battery plant marched to the federal courthouse in DTLA, carrying bags of lead-polluted soil from their own yards to the factory. The Justice Department recently moved to allow Exide to walk away from the factory and push clean-up costs onto California state authorities, claiming the pollution is not an “imminent threat.” [Los Angeles Times]

» Journalist and Twitter personality Yashar Ali has accused Garcetti advisor Rick Jacobs of sexual misconduct. Ali claims Jacobs “forcibly kissed” him multiple times between 2005 and 2015. [Los Angeles Times]

» With the World Series underway, Dodgers fans may be looking ahead to when they’ll be able to enjoy a game in the way we used to. Team co-owner Todd Boehly says the stadium experience likely won’t be back to “normal” until 2022.  [Los Angeles Times]


TOP STORIES FROM L.A. MAG

» As the Pandemic Continues, Angelenos Are Finding a Reprieve at the End of a Fishing Pole The socially distant pastime has become a way tap into tradition at an uncertain time

» How a Local Woman Survived Being Lost for Almost Two Weeks in Zion National Park Holly Suzanne Courtier of Woodland Hills was missing for 12 days before crews found her alive in the massive Utah park

» A New Book Finds Beauty in L.A.’s Gleaming Landmarks and Urban Ruins For podcaster and comedian Jason Horton, loving L.A. means embracing decay


ONE MORE THING

fleurs et sel cookies

Photo: Valorie Darling

L.A.’s Most Obsessed-Over Cookies Are Coming to the Grove

The height of a pandemic might seem like a risky time to start a small business, but for Lara Adekoya, who launched the cookie bakery Fleurs et Sel in April, the reward has been sweet.

“I always dreamed of having my own business, however, it was a beautiful and unexpected surprise that my dreams would actualize during the quarantine,” Adekoya says.

This weekend, her always-sold-out online cookie company is popping up in real life at The Grove.

 [FULL STORY]


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