Morning Brief: Rapper Tory Lanez Charged in Megan Thee Stallion Shooting

Also Gov. Newsom signs important environmental order, WarnerMedia braces for layoffs, and more

» Tory Lanez faces two felony charges in connection with the shooting of Megan Thee Stallion. If convicted, the 27-year-old musician faces nearly 23 years in prison. [NBC Los Angeles]

» Governor Gavin Newsom signed an executive order which will protect nearly a third of California’s land and coastal waters. The order also directs state agencies to develop additional actions to slow climate change.  [Los Angeles Times]

» A raid in Riverside County seized an estimated $36 million in illegal marijuana. “These illegal cultivations cause deforestation, destroy wildlife habitats, pose a threat to the citizens of Riverside County, and utilize hazardous chemical pollutants that cause damage to the environment,” said a statement from the California Department of Fish and Wildlife. [NBC Los Angeles]

» ICE announced 128 arrests of individuals in California facing possible deportation. The majority of the arrests were carried out in Southern California; state assembly member Zoe Lofgren described the actions as “dangerous and irresponsible,” accusing ICE officials of engaging in a “political messaging campaign.”  [The Mercury News]

» WarnerMedia–parent company of HBO, TNT, Warner Bros film and television, and other properties–plans to announce “substantial layoffs.” The AT&T-owned entertainment company already laid off 600 workers in August, mostly from its Burbank offices. [Los Angeles Times]


» Chinese Developer Agrees to Pay More Than $1 Million in City Hall Corruption Case The company behind a $700 million DTLA project was accused of bribing public officials to get permits and approvals

» Gucci Heiress Comes Forward with Harrowing Child Abuse Allegations Gucci heiress Alexandra Zarini filed suit against her former stepfather in L.A. Superior Court last month

» A Guide to All Those Propositions on Your California Ballot Sorting through every state measure on the ballot can be confusing. Here’s what you need to know.


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The Best Things to Do (Inside and Outside) in L.A. This Weekend

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