Morning Brief: L.A.’s Rent Relief Program Runs Into Issues

Also sex scenes with mannequins, Prince Harry’s employment prospects, and more
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» L.A.’s rent relief program received so many requests upon opening that the application web and phone systems went down. An estimated 150,000 people filed applications on Monday. The program is expected to have funds available for around 50,000 households total; the application window remains open through Friday.  [KTLA]

» One of the two deputies present at the shooting of Andres Guardado may be a member of a known LASD gang, civil rights attorneys allege. The possible gang member is Christopher Hernandez, who is not the officer who fired on Guardado. [CBS Los Angeles]

» Television crews are shooting sex scenes and crowds using mannequins. It’s yet another way the industry is adapting to life amid pandemic. [The Daily Beast]

» As Prince Harry settles into life in L.A. with wife Meghan Markle, people are still fretting about the Duke of Sussex’s ability to financially support himself. “What’s his role? He can’t take the Labrador for a walk every day for the rest of his life. He can’t get a job in McDonald’s or for an investment bank, what’s he going to do?” one royal author wondered. [The International News

» In his Monday briefing, Mayor Garcetti warned that coronavirus conditions are “very close to red.” If the region reaches that highest level on the new color-coded threat indicator, a much stricter shutdown order could be in store. [Deadline]


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ONE MORE THING

disneyland reopening

Scenes from Downtown Disney’s Busy Opening Day

“Here you leave today and enter the world of yesterday, tomorrow, and fantasy.” These words, placed there 65 years before, adorn a plaque above the tunnel entrance to Main Street as you enter Disneyland. Visitors to the newly reopened Downtown Disney can just make them out behind a locked gate that itself is ten to 20 feet back behind a white rope that blocks off looky-loos getting all the way up to the front entrance. For those of us visiting Downtown Disneyland on opening day, this quote was a heartbreaking reminder that for right now we’re all stuck here in today.

 [FULL STORY]


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