Morning Brief: Governor Newsom Declares a State of Emergency in California

Also more rolling blackouts, L.A. sues Trump over the census, and more

» As the heat wave continues and the threat of wildfires grows, Governor Newsom has declared a state of emergency. Multiple blazes are active around the state.  [ABC Los Angeles]

» More rolling blackouts are described as “imminent” and could impact as many as 3 million Californians. In L.A., around 9,000 LADWP customers were experiencing outages as of Tuesday evening, mostly linked to overloaded equipment rather than a lack of grid capacity.  [Los Angeles Times]

» Los Angeles is suing the Trump administration for reducing the time available for the public to complete the census. The window has been pushed up from October 31 to September 30; the cities and counties filing suit claim that does not allow time for a full count or residents. [CBS Los Angeles]

» Disturbing video appears to show three transgender women being attacked in Hollywood. Video of the alleged assault was reportedly posted to Instagram by the assailants.  [Insider]

» Applications are open for rent relief programs of residents of Los Angeles County. The $100 million assistance fun is expected to help as many as 9,000 households impacted by the pandemic.  [CBS Los Angeles]

» A Chino Hills high school student has died after his soccer team scheduled a weekend practice in spite of the extreme heat warning. Temperatures hit 111 degrees in the area around the time of the boy’s death, and experts say no outdoor practice should have been conducted. [CBS Los Angeles]


» Postmaster General Louis DeJoy Walks Back Changes to the USPS Changes to Post Office hours, equipment, and worker pay will wait until after the election

»A Former Administration Official Says Trump Told FEMA to Withhold California Fire Relief Out of Spite In a video endorsing Joe Biden, Republican Miles Taylor details the “terrifying” things he saw during his two years at the Department of Homeland Security

» Britney Spears ‘Strongly Opposes’ Allowing Her Father to Control Her Conservatorship A hearing–and #FreeBritney protest–are scheduled for Wednesday


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