Morning Brief: Sheriff Villanueva Refuses to Name Deputies Involved in Shootings

Also, Metro brings back bike share on the Westside, and more

» Sheriff Villanueva is refusing to release the name of the deputy who shot and killed Fred Williams Jr. in October. A California Supreme Court ruling generally requires identities to be revealed, but Villanueva has frequently resisted. [Los Angeles Times]

» City Council President Nury Martinez may be weighing a run for mayor. An advisor says a campaign is “something she’s seriously considering.”  [Los Angeles Times]

» Members of the Hollywood Foreign Press Association voted this week to endorse a proposal to make “structural changes” and take “serious measures” to address issues of ethics and diversity. The changes include a plan to add at least 20 new members to the group and making an effort to recruit Black journalists to join. [The Hollywood Reporter]

» Peloton is recalling all of its company’s treadmills following more than 70 reports of injuries linked to the devices, including the death of a child. The company issued a safety warning two months ago, but initially resisted demands to recall the treadmills, citing logistics issues with collecting the equipment. [CBS News]

» After a pandemic pause, bike-share is back–at least on the Westside. Metro is reopening e-bike rental stations in some areas, including Venice, Mar Vista, and Palms. [Spectrum News]


» Caitlyn Jenner Is Concerned the Unhoused Are Making California Inhospitable to Private Jet Owners The recall candidate also talked to Hannity about building the wall, keeping trans girls out of girls sports, and more

» Kevin Spacey May Have Managed to Elude a $40 Million Sex Assault Suit A judge decided an anonymous Spacey accuser has to identify himself or drop his claim against the ’House of Cards’ actor

» L.A. Pride Cancels Its 2021 Pride Parade There won’t be shirtless guys in hot pants rolling down Santa Monica this year, but revelers can celebrate with a slate of virtual events


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Where to Go for Mother’s Day Brunch in Los Angeles

This Mother’s Day is likely to be a special one for many families, as it might be the first reunion for many moms and kids since the pandemic began. For others, it might be a chance to thank the mom you’ve been sharing a home with this whole time with a meal made by someone else for a change. Either way, we’ve found some of the best brunch options in town.


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