Morning Brief: Weekend Protests Return to Los Angeles in Solidarity with Portland

Also Target brawlers charged, a Hollywood legend passes, and more

» Protests filled Los Angeles over the weekend, many specifically organized to express solidarity with protesters in Portland, Oregon. Federal agents were dispatched to that city, ostensibly to quell protests, but reports indicate they have escalated the tensions they were sent to resolve.  [Los Angeles Times]

» Two local brothers have been charged in connection with a brawl that broke out when they refused to wear masks at a Target in Van Nuys. The men reportedly assaulted multiple employees who attempted to enforce the mask requirement in the store.  [Antelope Valley Press]

» Ronald Reagan’s foundation has asked the Trump campaign to cease using the Gipper’s name and likeness to raise money. The RNC was offering “Trump-Reagan commemorative coin sets” to donors in one recent appeal.  [CNN]

» Thirty of the 87 individual cities that make up L.A. County have issued a joint statement demanding that the County and City of Los Angeles reallocate CARES Act funds. The mayors and city councils say they feel they’re owed more of the $1.8 billion in pandemic relief. [NBC Los Angeles]

» Television host Regis Philbin died on Friday. He holds the Guinness World Record for most hours on U.S. television in a lifetime, clocking 16,746.5 hours of beaming into American living rooms. [Huffington Post]

» Hollywood icon and last surviving star of Gone with the Wind, Olivia de Havilland passed away on Sunday at 104. De Havilland, who once sued Warner Bros. over a contract dispute, is credited with helping to shift the power from the studios to the talent. [CNN]


» Stephen Miller’s Grandmother Died of COVID and Relatives Are ‘Outraged’ at the Trump Advisor Despite what a death certificate says, the White House has denied that Ruth Glosser died from the coronavirus

» Meghan Markle and Prince Harry Are Suing Over Drone Photos of Son Archie According a suit filed by the former senior royals, wrongfully obtained photos of the baby are being shopped around by an unknown photographer

» Here’s What It’ll Cost to Be Caught without a Mask in Some Local Cities Glendale, West Hollywood, and other SoCal municipalities are cracking down on mask-avoiders


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Best of L.A. 2020: All the Best Things to Eat, Shop for, and Do

Every year we scour the city in search of the superlative—from the most delicious dining and amazing outdoor experiences to the top shops for fashion and home decor—for our annual Best of L.A. issue. This year was different than most, but there’s still so much to love about Los Angeles. Yes, some winners may be affected by the pandemic, but let this celebration serve as a reminder that our new normal won’t be normal forever.


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