Morning Brief: L.A. County Could Reach Next Reopening Tier in October

Also workers allege misconduct and discrimination at Chateau Marmont, and more

» L.A. County could advance to the next tier of reopening as soon as October. But that’s only if no post-Labor Day surge in cases begins to emerge in the coming days.   [CBS Los Angeles]

» Chateau Marmont staff allege racial discrimination, sexual misconduct, and toxic management. Workers say the property’s motto of “always a safe haven” doesn’t extend to them.  [The Hollywood Reporter]

» Landlord groups across the region are suing local governments over pandemic eviction freezes. The corporations operate multiple apartment properties and are seeking damages for being forced to pause evictions on tenants rendered unable to pay their full rent due to COVID-19. [NBC Los Angeles]

» Firefighters responded to a blaze in Boyle Heights on Wednesday evening. The fire, thought to have started in some dry brush, quickly spread to at least three structures. [KTLA]

» Time to find those library books you checked out back in March. Returns, paused months ago for COVID-19, have resumed. Materials are due back by September 30. [KTLA]


»L.A. Public Radio Station KCRW Reduces Staff by 28 Amid Layoffs and Buy-Outs The station is projecting a 30 percent plunge in its operating budget for the fiscal year

» Hotels Received Taxpayer Money, but Refused to Participate in Project Roomkey In a new report, hotels cite everything from logistical issues to potential negative ”impact on the brand” 

» Designer Merch Is Becoming an Election Season Trend From Michelle Obama’s get-out-the-vote duds from to top designers’ Joe Biden swag, this election season at least looks nicer than it feels


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Bobby Berk in his home office | Corina Marie Howell

Queer Eye’s Bobby Berk Shares Some Tips for the Perfect Home Office

Turns out, making your home into a workable office is harder than it looks, especially when you’re low on space. Happily, Bobby Berk is here to help. The Queer Eye star tells us that he ideal work environment allows you to concentrate and create without distraction.


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