Morning Brief: L.A. County Could Face New a Stay-at-Home Order Within Weeks

Also Guitar Center files for bankruptcy, Conan moves to HBO Max, and more

» On Tuesday, L.A. County officials warned that stay-at-home orders could be imposed within weeks if COVID-19 cases and hospitalizations don’t abate. They’re hoping new safety restrictions that go into effect on Friday help stem the tide. [Los Angeles Times

» TMZ reports that former movie producer and convicted sex criminal Harvey Weinstein has fallen ill in prison and may have COVID-19. Weinstein is already suffering from a number of preexisting conditions, according to his reps, including “a heart condition, high blood pressure, and spinal stenosis.” [TMZ]

» The union that represents L.A. police officers has rejected a request to discuss the looming budget crunch with the mayor and city labor negotiators. The city is attempting to tighten its belt ahead of a projected $400 million shortfall linked to the pandemic. [Los Angeles Times]

» Guitar Center has announced plans to file for bankruptcy. The iconic retailer opened its first store 61 years ago in Hollywood. [L.A. Business Journal]

» Today’s COVID testing sites could be tomorrow’s vaccine distribution centers. Existing sites in L.A. are being prepped to dispense a vaccine when it becomes available. [NBC Los Angeles]

» Conan O’Brien is moving to a new network. The host will end his TBS program next year, and launch a once-a-week variety show for HBO Max. [Variety]


» Did a Tweet Reveal a California Lawmaker Traveled to Maui Amid the COVID-19 Surge? L.A. assemblymembers Wendy Carrillo and Blanca Rubio appear to be among the elected officials who flouted guidelines to attend a conference about safely reopening the economy

» These Barbershops Are Helping Dudes Tame Their Pandemic Manes Even the most primp-avoidant men have come to realize they need more than a trim

» Inside the Santa Monica Police Department’s Botched Response to May’s Looting Spree As business owners and the public continue to demand answers, the political casualties are piling up


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