Evening Briefing: August 8, 2022

Hello SoCal. We end the day for you with the most important stories you need to know and your weather forecast.

Your weather planner

After record heat over the weekend, most cities will experience more heat.

The beach will be the perfect place to beat the heat with the 70s and up.

Mountain locations will have the highest chance of heavy rainfall, which could lead to flash flooding.

It will continue to feel heavy in Southern California intermittently throughout the week.

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today’s big stories

1. Olivia Newton-John, Grammy winner best known for ‘Grease’, dies at 73

Olivia Newton-John, the Grammy-winning superstar who ruled the pop, country, adult contemporary and dance charts with hits such as “Physical” and “You’re the One That I Want” has died. She was 73 years old.

Newton-John, a longtime resident of Australia whose sales exceeded 100 million albums, died Monday at her ranch in Southern California, her husband John Easterling wrote on Instagram and Facebook.

“My dearest Olivia, you have made our lives so much better,” her “Grease” co-star John Travolta wrote in an online post. “Your impact has been incredible. I love you so much. We will see you on the road again and we will all be together again. Yours as soon as I saw you and forever! Your Danny, your John!

Fans flooded social media to mourn his death. “Farewell with love to the legend who will forever remain my first crush,” actor Daniel Dae Kim wrote. Tracie Thoms added: “Olivia Newton-John is an icon. She will be greatly missed. »

Newton-John’s recent albums include ‘Stronger Than Before’; a holiday collaboration with Travolta, “This Christmas,” and the autobiographical “Gaia: One Woman’s Journey,” inspired by her battle with cancer and the loss of her father.

2. Private funeral mass held for Vin Scully

Three days after more than 52,000 people packed Dodger Stadium to say goodbye to Vin Scully in an emotional pre-game ceremony, a private funeral mass was held Monday for the beloved longtime broadcaster. .

Dozens of people attended mass at St. Jude the Apostle Catholic Church in Westlake Village, where Scully often attended services, local media reported.

Among those who attended Monday’s mass were former Dodgers Steve Garvey and Nomar Garciaparra, according to the station.

Scully – who broadcast Dodger games on radio and television for 67 years, dating back to the team’s days in Brooklyn – died last Tuesday at the age of 94.

Los Angeles Dodgers players and coaches watch a video tribute to broadcaster Vin Scully before a baseball game on Wednesday. (AP Photo/Jeff Chiu)

3. Nurse in fatal LA crash faces 6 murder charges

Houston nurse charged with running a red light and speeding through a Windsor Hills intersection, causing a fiery chain reaction crash that killed six people, including a pregnant mother, her infant son and her son unborn baby, was charged on Monday with six counts of murder. .

Nicole Lorraine Linton, 37, was also charged with five counts of vehicular manslaughter for last Thursday’s crash on La Brea and Slauson Avenues. District Attorney George Gascón said his office could not press charges for manslaughter in a case involving an unborn child.

Linton – who made her first appearance in a downtown Los Angeles courtroom on Monday afternoon shortly after the charges were filed – was ordered to be held without bond at the request of the prosecution. She is due back in court for a bail review hearing next Monday, with the arraignment postponed until October 26.

She was arrested Friday while still hospitalized with moderate injuries sustained in the crash, according to the California Highway Patrol. She was released from Ronald Reagan UCLA Medical Center over the weekend and was held on $9 million bail at Century Regional Detention Center, prison records show.

4. Father and son get life for hate crime in death of Ahmaud Arbery

The white father and son convicted of murder in the fatal shooting of Ahmaud Arbery after they chased him through a Georgia neighborhood were sentenced Monday to life in prison for committing a federal hate crime.

U.S. District Court Judge Lisa Godbey Wood handed down the sentences against Travis McMichael, 36, and his father, Greg McMichael, 66, reiterating the seriousness of the February 2020 murder that shattered their Brunswick community and became a part of a larger national account on racial injustice. William “Roddie” Bryan, 52, who recorded a video of the murder on his cellphone, was sentenced to 35 years in prison.

In February, a federal jury convicted the McMichaels and Bryan of violating Arbery’s civil rights, finding they targeted him because of his race. All three were also convicted of attempted kidnapping, and the McMichaels were convicted of using firearms in the commission of a violent crime.

At February’s hate crimes trial, prosecutors bolstered their case that Arbery’s murder was racially motivated by showing the jury about two dozen text messages and social media posts in which Travis McMichael and Bryan used racial slurs and made derogatory comments about black people.

5. US pledges $1 billion more rockets and other weapons for Ukraine

The Biden administration on Monday announced an additional $1 billion in new military aid to Ukraine, pledging what will be the largest delivery yet of rockets, ammunition and other weapons directly from stockpiles. Ministry of Defense for Ukrainian forces.

The US promise of a massive new arms shipment comes as analysts warned that Russia was moving troops and equipment towards southern port cities to avoid a Ukrainian counteroffensive.

The latest announcement brings total U.S. security assistance committed by the Biden administration to more than $9 billion since Russian troops invaded in late February.

In the last four months of the war, Russia has focused on capturing the Donbass region in eastern Ukraine, where pro-Moscow separatists have controlled some territories as self-declared republics for eight years. . Russian forces gradually advanced in the area while launching missile and rocket attacks to limit the movement of Ukrainian fighters elsewhere.

Your notes for tomorrow

  • The Dodgers take on the Minnesota Twins in Los Angeles
  • LA Angels take on Athletics in Oakland
  • President Joe Biden signs the CHIPS and Science Act
  • Rudy Giuliani set to testify in Georgia election interference probe
  • Elvis week begins in Memphis

In case you missed it

A charity live skateboard auction benefited Tilly’s Life Center, a local nonprofit that helps teens overcome mental health barriers.

Thank You Skateboards has auctioned off 10 limited edition skateboards to help raise funds.

Click on the link above to learn more about the event.

For more information on the Center de la vie de Tilly, visit here.

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