“Record heat is being conducted into the region this weekend, with excessive heat monitoring. The National Weather Service warns of the risk of fatal heat-related diseases and forest fires. (The Washington Post)

“A subcommittee of Congress calls for a Justice Department investigation into reports of“ criminal gangs ”within the LA Sheriff's division. The gangs link allegations to aggressive police work, violence and racist behavior. (Los Angeles times)

“According to a whistleblower, the MP who shot Andres Guardado may have applied for membership in one of the alleged gangs. The statements take place in the middle of a separate trial against the department. (Spectrum News)

»With a new Metro TAP app, drivers can pay their tariffs over the phone. The completely touchless mobile system is believed to be safer in the midst of a pandemic. (Streetsblog L.A.)

“LA street lights have been redesigned for the first time since the 1950s. After holding a competition, the city presented the new design yesterday. (Los Angeles times)

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“Two local men accused of breaking into Magic Mountain and dangling from the 300-foot Sky Tower TikTok has since recorded a video of the duo's stunt

“Someone from" The Batman "got off with COVID – and sources say it's Robert Pattinson The final Batman reboot is set for a 2021 release date and has ceased production

“Activities (indoor and outdoor) in LA this Labor Day weekend Bike tours through a Malibu vineyard, dineL.A. Restaurant week specials and more

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8 new novels to curl up with this fall

Life may seem stranger than fiction these days, but escaping into a great novel is one of the best pandemic-proof joys we have left. Fill your reading list for the season (or just for the long weekend) with our list of eight new must-have titles.

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