Currently in Los Angeles — July 1st, 2022

A great weekend for a holiday I don't want to celebrate

The weather, currently.

We’re heading into our Independence Day weekend with Roe overturned, the EPA’s regulatory abilities gutted, and tribal sovereignty diminished, so I’m not really excited to celebrate America right now. However, it’s still a big holiday weekend, and you may want to enjoy watching the world burn (or at least the burgers you put on the grill.) Luckily, Los Angeles is giving us a lovely weekend for outdoor escapism. While Friday morning will be a bit gloomy, we have clear, sunny, skies stretching from Saturday to Monday. As of now, highs won’t crack 80°F, and some light wind will provide pleasant relief when you need it. Lows across the board will hit about 60°F.

Think about heading to the beach to celebrate one small bright spot of news: LA County has returned Bruce’s Beach, once a Black resort, to the Bruce family after dubiously seizing it via eminent domain nearly a century ago. It’s just one small step in the city paying reparations.

—Renée Reizman

What you need to know, currently.

We have a piece up today from our founder, Eric Holthaus, on the Supreme Court’s horrifying 6-3 decision:

“​​In a stunningly wide-ranging ruling on Thursday, the Supreme Court of the United States has voted to overturn a cornerstone of the Clean Air Act, putting environmental regulation at risk and accelerating the climate emergency. The vote was 6-3,” Holthaus writes.

“‘Today, the court strips the EPA of the power Congress gave it to respond to the most pressing environmental challenge of our time,’ [dissenting Justice] Kagan wrote. ‘I cannot think of many things more frightening.’”

Click here to read the full piece!