Currently in Los Angeles — July 22 2022

The weather, currently.

Bright skies and warm weather for a full weekend

We’re heading into a nice, sunny weekend, so consider going on some outdoor adventures. Highs will range from 82°F (Sunday) to 84°F degrees (Friday,) so you don’t really need plan around a particularly brutal day. Make decisions on a whim. If you want to sleep in on Saturday, you can take that hike Sunday morning. Maybe you’ll even get to duck out of work early on Friday and hop on a swan paddle boat in Echo Park Lake (my friends just did this for their anniversary, I’m jealous!) Evenings will be pleasant, with temperatures mostly floating in the 70’s between 5 – 8 PM, so grab tickets to an outdoor concert, go sushi-hopping through Little Tokyo, or wrap up in a blanket on the beach. Lows will consistently land around 63°F.

—Renée Reizman

What you need to know, currently.

We have a new story up today from Managing Editor, Zaira Howell, on the limitations of FEMA and what shape potential alternatives might take.

“I think one thing that pretty much everybody agrees [on] — and there is overwhelming research for, as well as just the lived experience of communities who have been affected by disasters — is that FEMA has policies and programs that are inequitable,” Anna Weber, a policy analyst for the Natural Resources Defense Council, told Howell. “Not just in terms of an inequitable distribution of funding and resources, but also the actual policies and programs, that are supposed to be assisting disaster survivors and preventing the impacts of the next disaster, [but] have actually exacerbated inequities within communities.”

Click here to read the full story!