Morning Brief: One of L.A.’s Most Recognizable Skyscrapers Is Up for Sale

Also Jake Paul’s house party, WeHo’s eviction ban, and more

» U.S. Bank Tower, an icon of the DTLA skyline, is up for sale–at a discount price. The building will sell for an estimated $230 million less than expected due to concerns about the long-term value of office space and commercial real estate in a post-COVID world. [Los Angeles Times]

» L.A. will soon have a new women’s pro soccer team, with an impressive roster of backers. Investing in the project are a group of women including Serena Williams, America Ferrera, and Jessica Chastain. [Fox Los Angeles]

» The mayor of Calabasas is blasting YouTuber Jake Paul for throwing a house party on July 11. “It’s completely unacceptable to be interacting with people like that during this time,” said Mayor Alicia Weintraub. [Los Angeles Times]

» West Hollywood will extend its pandemic emergency eviction ban, but with modifications. To qualify, tenants will now have to provide specific documentation linking the inability to pay rent to coronavirus. [The Real Deal]

» Would a $20 gift card encourage you to cooperate with L.A. County contact tracing? Apparently just helping to stop a global pandemic wasn’t enough for some people. [Pasadena Star News]


» Here Are the Dishes Angelenos Have Been Ordering Most During the Pandemic Peek inside your neighbors’ delivery bags

» Sqirl Accused of Moldy Jam, Questionable Practices, and Stolen Recipes An icon of L.A. dining faces an array of allegations that went viral on Instagram

» California Rules Allowing Outdoor Hair Styling Cut Both Ways While some stylists are eager to get back to work any way they can, others worry the guidelines are impractical and unsafe


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