Morning Brief: A Viral TikTok Invite Drew Thousands to Huntington Beach

Also, the Linda Lindas land a record deal, and more

» Thousands of people descended on Huntington Beach on Saturday after a party invite for “Adrian’s kickback” went viral on TikTok. An unlawful assembly was declared at 7:13 p.m., and police eventually made 149 arrests. [KTLA]

 » Los Angeles Aerial Rapid Transit has settled on a route for the proposed Dodger Stadium aerial tram. The preferred route would take the gondola from Union Station to an intermediate “Chinatown/State Park Station,” then continue to Broadway and then turn toward Dodger Stadium. [NBC Los Angeles]

 » Teen punk band the Linda Lindas went viral last week with their performance of “Racist Sexist Boy” inside the Cypress Branch of the L.A. library—and now they’re about to sign a record deal. After drawing the attention of everyone from Rage Against the Machine to Sonic Youth, the girls—aged 10 through 16—are in talks with beloved punk label Epitaph. [Los Angeles Times

 » Lil Nas X had a lil’ wardrobe malfunction on Saturday Night Live this week. Thrusting into a stripper pole during a performance of “Montero (Call Me by Your Name),” the 22-year-old star’s pants split up the front. [Variety]


» Critics Have Officially Launched an Effort to Recall L.A. DA George Gascón A petition to oust the controversial district attorney has been approved, and signature gathering is set to begin

» Media Mogul Byron Allen Hits McDonald’s with a $10 Billion Lawsuit The Allen Media Group chairman and CEO accused the fast-food giant of discrimination for not spending enough ad money with Black-owned networks

» Thanks to Capacity Limits, Seeing Sports in L.A. Right Now Is Kind of the Best The parade is still off, but Pride organizer Christopher Street West has added a Dodgers game and an outdoor movie night to its lineup


Nipton Trading Post in 2017, when the town was owned by American Green Inc. (Photo by Matt McClain/Washington Post via Getty Images)

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