Morning Brief: Police Have a Palisades Fire Suspect in Custody

Also, Robert Durst’s murder trial resumes this week, and more

» Police identified the suspect who’s been taken into custody in connection with the Palisades fire, which fire officials labeled “suspicious.” Ramon Santos Rodriguez, 48, was arrested on Sunday afternoon and is being held on 75,000 bail. [ABC 7]

» After a 14-month pandemic hiatus, the trial of real estate heir and accused murderer Robert Durst is continuing with the same jury. Durst was charged with the murder of his friend Susan Berman in her Beverly Hills home in December 2000. [New York Times]

 » According to a new report, the Queen Mary needs $23 million in urgent repairs. The costly repairs are necessary to keep the ship “viable” over the next two years.  [Long Beach Post]

 » Los Angeles police are investigating rapper T.I. and his wife Tiny, who an anonymous woman claims drugged and assaulted her in 2005. Another woman made similar claims against the couple in Nevada. [Daily Beast]

 » Amazon is reportedly in talks to buy MGM for $9 billion. The legacy studio has been looking for a buyer for several months. [Variety]


» California Will Keep Its Mask Guidelines in Place Until June 15 At least one L.A. County official urged the state to align with the CDC’s relaxed guidance, but the nation’s largest nurses’ union called for caution

» Want to Eat Less Meat Without Going Cold Turkey? There’s an App for That The local nonprofit Habits of Waste is helping people adopt a more environmentally friendly diet, one meal at a time

» Recall Candidate John Cox Is Being Investigated for Bringing a Bear to San Diego The Republican recall hopeful’s beastly bid to paint himself as a tough guy has raised the eyebrows of animal activists and law enforcement


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