Evening briefing: May 4, 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

The marine layer remains shallow, crushed below 1,000 feet thanks to an area of ​​high pressure above.

Low clouds will form again near the coast on Thursday and could bring dense fog and patchy mist.

Mid and upper level clouds will flow through Thursday afternoon, cooling inland communities very slightly.

Temperatures will still be well above average inland, in the upper 80s for most. Coastal locations will remain seasonal, largely in the upper 60s.

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today’s big stories

1. Newsom slams abortion bill, attacks ‘pro-natalist’ politicians

Speaking in Los Angeles on Wednesday, Governor Gavin Newsom angrily condemned a potential U.S. Supreme Court decision that would strike down federal abortion protections under Roe v. Wade, and lambasted conservative politicians who he says work to suppress reproductive rights.

He also insisted that California will remain a “beacon of hope” for women across the country seeking abortions or other reproductive health care that may be banned in other states.

At a press conference at Planned Parenthood LA, Newsom became emotional as he urged voters to “wake up” and recognize that basic rights are under attack.

Asked to respond, the Republican National Committee referred to a statement on Tuesday from RNC Chairwoman Ronna McDaniel, who said: “The Democrats are once again showing just how extreme they truly are on abortion, pushing taxpayer-funded, on-demand, unlimited abortion up to the time of birth and beyond Their stance on abortion is radical, cruel and anti-science The far left wants unelected judges to impose a radical and unique abortion policy, leaving Americans speechless. The Republican Party always stands for the sanctity of life, defends the unborn, and protects vulnerable mothers.”

2. A man attacks Dave Chappelle onstage at the Hollywood Bowl; arrest made

A man who police say was armed with a replica handgun when he attacked comedian Dave Chappelle onstage at the Hollywood Bowl was behind bars on Wednesday on suspicion of assault with a deadly weapon.

Isaiah Lee, 23, of Los Angeles, was being held in lieu of $30,000 bond after his arrest Tuesday night.

Carla Sims, a representative for Chappelle, released a statement on Wednesday calling the attack “unfortunate and disturbing,” but said the comedian wasn’t letting it spoil the overall performance streak.

Netflix released a statement saying, “We care deeply about the safety of creators and strongly defend the right of stand-up comedians to perform on stage without fear of violence.”

Dave Chappelle arrives at the Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts for the 22nd Annual Mark Twain Awards for American Humor in Washington on October 27, 2019. (Photo by Owen Sweeney/Invision/AP, File)

3. Metro Opens New Affordable Housing Complex in East Hollywood

A bustling, if unassuming, intersection is about to be transformed with affordable, supportive housing.

The Metropolitan Transportation Authority of Los Angeles County opened the Santa Monica Vermont apartments at the intersection of Santa Monica Blvd on Wednesday. and Vermont Avenue in East Hollywood.

When completed in two years, the building will provide 187 units for low-income households, including homeless people.

“The housing crisis and the homelessness crisis are just that: it’s a big challenge for us and no one project will solve everything,” said Hilda Solis, chair of Metro’s board of directors and county supervisor. of LA, during the inauguration of the building.

4. Newsom on hand as Caltech inaugurates new sustainability center

At a grand opening in Pasadena, Governor Gavin Newsom applauded Caltech’s new Resnick Sustainability Institute on Wednesday, quoting the late Grateful Dead leader Jerry Garcia.

The center aims to bring together scientists and engineers to pursue research in solar science, climate science, energy, biofuels, and other environmental studies.

The center — which is slated to open in the fall of 2024 — was made possible by a $750 million pledge from billionaire philanthropists Lynda and Stewart Resnick to Caltech in 2019, according to the Pasadena Institute.

Experts from Caltech and the Jet Propulsion Laboratory — which Caltech manages for NASA — will seek solutions to the most pressing environmental challenges in a world facing rapid climate change, Caltech said.

5. California Set to Embrace Cryptocurrency and Regulate It

California, which would have the world’s fifth-largest economy if it were a country, on Wednesday became the first US state to officially begin examining how to broadly adapt to cryptocurrency and related innovations, following the path laid out by President Joe Biden in March.

Governor Gavin Newsom has signed an executive order for state agencies to act in tandem with the federal government to develop regulations for digital currencies.

It also calls on officials to explore the integration of broader blockchain computer coding into state government operations where much of the world’s technological innovation is born.

The evolution of blockchain and cryptocurrency technology “is potentially an explosive creator of new businesses, new jobs and new opportunities,” said Dee Dee Myers, Newsom’s senior adviser and director of the Governor’s Office. for business and economic development.

Your notes for tomorrow

  • The Los Angeles Angels take on the Red Sox in Boston
  • Holidays to Cinco de Mayo in Mexico
  • President Joe Biden hosts Cinco de Mayo reception
  • Kicking off the second weekend of the New Orleans Jazz and Heritage Festival
  • Dr Jill Biden begins her Romania/Slovakia trip
  • United States Census Bureau National Advisory Committee Meeting

In case you missed it

Cinco de Mayo is this week – and who better to set the stage than Los Angeles’ own Danny Trejo.

In an interview for “LA Times Today,” Amrit Singh caught up with Trejo at his restaurant, Trejo’s Tacos, to dispel some holiday myths and talk about how he celebrates.

The party took off in the 1906s with the Chicano movement. Food is an important part of celebrations. Trejo said new cocktails and dishes will be served as part of Trejo’s Tacos Cinco de Mayo menu.

Click on the link above to find out more.

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