» Quentin Tarantino has bought the historic Vista Theatre on Sunset. The director and movie buff, who bought the New Beverly Cinema back in ’07, says the theater will play new movies on film when it reopens around Christmastime. [Deadline]
» COVID-19 has plummeted to become the seventh leading cause of death in the U.S. in June. The virus, however, is still wreaking havok among unvaccinated people. [Axios]
» Locally, as COVID-19 stats improve for other groups, they’re worsening for Black Angelenos. Between mid-May and mid-June, the COVID-19 case rate rose 18 percent among Black residents. [Los Angeles Times]
» Fourth of July fireworks caused air quality issues across the region on Monday. According to ABC 7, the fourth and fifth are typically the worst days of the year for levels of fine particulate matter in the South Coast Air Basin. [ABC 7]
» Richard Donner, director of Lethal Weapon, The Goonies, and more, passed away over the weekend. In a statement, fellow director Steven Spielberg called him “the greatest Goonie of all.” [CNN]
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» Caitlyn Jenner Suggests Moving Unhoused People Into ‘Big, Open Fields’ The Republican gubernatorial wannabe lobbed out the idea during an interview this week
» The Conversation Pit Is Making a Comeback These sunken treasures of the ’60s and ’70s have been unearthed and modernized for the postpandemic era
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