Morning Brief: More Rain Is Headed Our Way Monday

Also police in riot gear confront Breonna Taylor vigil in Hollywood, and more

» Rain, high wind, and even snow are expected as a cold front moves through the region. Once this system moves through, dry weather is predicted for the rest of the week. [NBC Los Angeles]

» Police in riot gear detained 11 individuals staging a vigil in Hollywood honoring Breonna Taylor. Taylor was killed by Louisville, Kentucky police while sleeping in her home one year ago.  [KTLA]

» Wondering why your $1,400 stimmy hasn’t hit your account? It could be your bank. Wells Fargo and Chase have said they will not process electronic stimulus payments until at least mid-week.  [The Hill]

» A man and woman sitting in a parked car in Pasadena were shot on SaturdayThe man was pronounced dead, though the other passenger survived. It remains unclear why the assailant began firing on the vehicle.  [Pasadena Now]

» Local movie theaters have announced their first post-shutdown screening schedules. Expect a mix of new releases and films that initially came out while theaters were closed. [Spectrum News]


» Here’s What You Need to Know About When and How to Get a COVID Vaccination in L.A.  California residents with qualifying medical conditions are now eligible

» The Newsom Recall Effort Is Pitting the GOP Against Itself Republicans jockeying for a California gubernatorial run are going after one another

» L.A. County Will Now Allow Indoor Dining and Other Activities The county (and its neighbors) have qualified to move to Red Tier stats


hollywood mural
Photo by Eloy Torrez

What Happened to the Movie-Star Mural Near the Hustler Store in Hollywood?

Like nearby freeway overpasses and apartment buildings, Eloy Torrez’s mural Legends of Hollywood came crashing down the morning of January 17, 1994, during the Northridge earthquake. The Hollywood Arts Council hired conservators to move the pieces to the artist’s Echo Park home with the intention of selling shards of Marilyn Monroe and Fred Astaire to pay for a new mural. But Torrez says he “dropped the ball” after a few years and hired a team of, um, curators from outside the Home Depot to haul the five-foot-tall stacks to the dump. A decade later, though, he went on to paint a very similar mural that now adorns the auditorium at Hollywood High.


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