Morning Brief: Several Police Reform Bills Died in the California Legislature

Also Nancy Pelosi’s salon defense, Devin Nunes’s airplane yarn, and more

» Several high-profile police reform bills failed to make it out of the California state legislature before the session closed. Some attribute that to lobbying by law enforcement unions and “stalling techniques” that even Kim Kardashian couldn’t overcome. [Los Angeles Times]

» Nancy Pelosi, who raised hackles when she went to an indoor salon for a haircut before it was technically allowed, breathed new life into the story when she told reporters the whole thing was a “setup” orchestrated by the salon’s owner. [The Washington Post]

» Reports of unemployment benefit fraud have become widespread in California. Residents who never received EDD cards they expected are discovering they were used by someone else. [Fox 11]

» The person who told Trump they saw “thugs” on a plane dressed in “black uniforms with gear” may have been California’s own Devin Nunes. Nunes, who has previously attempted to sue a fictional cow, reportedly “felt very uncomfortable” on his Salt Lake City to D.C. flight.  [Daily Beast]

» For the first time in the organization’s history, Christopher Street West has named a Black, transgender woman as its president. The non-profit which produces L.A. Pride has been under fire in recent years for a lack of diversity in leadership. [Los Angeles Times]


» An Aerial Tram Could Move Visitors Around Griffith Park, but Not Everyone Has High Hopes for the Project Conservation activists say the development could permanently harm Griffith Park and its wildlife

» L.A. County Will Now Allow Indoor Hair Salon and Barber Service The county remains in Tier 1 of the new statewide system, but salons get the OK at reduced capacity

» Dijon Kizzee’s Shooting by L.A. County Deputies Continues to Raise Questions–and Inspire Protests Additional videos and witness accounts attempt to reconstruct what happened


The unveiling of the Martin Jetpack in Wisconsin in 2008

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Pilots Reported Seeing a Man Wearing a Jetpack Soaring Over LAX—Is That Even Possible?

On Sunday evening at around 6:30 p.m., pilots helming an American Airlines flight from Philly reported an unusual sighting to air traffic control during their approach into Los Angeles.

“Tower, American 1997—we just passed a guy in a jetpack,” the pilot said.


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