Morning Brief: A COVID-19 Outbreak on USC’s Fraternity Row

Also Jose Huizar’s 34-count indictment, a brush fire in Azusa, and more

» USC is addressing a COVID-19 outbreak that appears to be linked to a group of fraternity houses. Around 150 students and staff have tested positive so far, with an estimated 40 connected to the Greek Row outbreak. [Los Angeles Times]

» On Thursday, District 14 City councilman Jose Huizar was indicted on 34 criminal charges related to a City Hall pay-to-play scheme he’s alleged to have orchestrated. He faces as many as 30 years in prison if convicted. [Newsweek

» Staff of the Los Angeles Times are calling on leadership for “answers and accountability” regarding the handling of sexual harassment claims. More than 50 women and 20 men signed a recent HR complaint. [Vice]

» California Pizza Kitchen has filed for bankruptcy. The company hopes to restructure debt and offload some less-profitable locations.  [CNN]

» A brush fire blazed through more than 240 acres near Azusa on Thursday. Dry, hot conditions contributed to the fire; an excessive heat warning remains in effect through Saturday.  [NBC Los Angeles]

» Trader Joe’s is sticking with at least some of the product names that sparked a recent petition campaign. A handful of labels were already in the process of being updated, the company says. [ABC Los Angeles]


» California Considers ‘George Floyd’ Law for Cops Who Don’t Act Against Police Brutality The Los Angeles police union calls the proposal ”misguided”

» A Local Comedy Writer Was Kicked Off Twitter for Trolling Trump—Is that ‘BEAUTIFUL!’ or ‘SAD!’? The president tweets on as perma-banned dissenters pile up

» The NBA Season Is Back, and the Lakers and Clippers Both Have Big Dreams Four months after basketball season was halted, a look at L.A.’s two championship-caliber teams


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