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L.A. has spent $10M on the LAPD’s botched fireworks detonation. One of the homes destroyed by the blast. Sahra Sulaiman/Streetsblog L.A.

  • Strong Winds Moved a Lake in Death Valley Two Miles (NYT)
  • Highland Park's landmark lions depart Figueroa Street after 30-year watch (Eastsider)
  • $2-billion downtown L.A. mega-project gets boost from governor’s office, hopes for approval in 2024 (LAT)
  • Are corporate landlords gobbling up California homes? A primer (CalMatters)
  • L.A. County tests AI’s ability to prevent homelessness (CalMatters)
  • Federal Judge Says LA Misled About Homeless Encampment Promises (LAist)
  • L.A. Times visits encampments to assess claims about 41.18 found in contentious report (LAT)
  • Biden Vows to ‘Save the Planet From the Climate Crisis’ (NYT)
  • ‘We can do better’: Western states divided over long-term plans for Colorado River water (LAT)
  • Column: Are utility companies heroes or villains of the climate change saga? (LAT)
  • Where Electric Vehicles Are (and Aren’t) Taking Off Across the U.S. (NYT)
  • Nimby Sherman Oaks group demands answers from Metro on Sepulveda Pass transit project (Daily News)
  • Make streets safe for grieving swans! A swan kept walking into traffic after his mate died. Neighbors saved him. (WaPo)
  • City Response to Botched LAPD Fireworks Detonation Has Now Surpassed $10 Million (LAist)
  • Ex-undersheriff admits to having alleged deputy gang tattoo — then getting rid of it (LAT)
  • San Diego Police pursuit policy under review after crash kills two brothers (NBCLA)
  • Now CTA union boss calls for National Guard, bag checks on Chicago transit system, like in New York because bad ideas are contagious (CBS)
  • LAPD jess lethals are leading to deadly encounters, report finds (LAT)
  • LAPD shot an unhoused man carrying a BB gun (Sahra Sulaiman twitter thread)
  • The elevation of a highway over the surrounding landscape left drainage ditches pointed like cannons at a Black neighborhood. Now they can't get assistance with the sewage problems it caused. (Capital B)

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