Environmentalists: Tapping Emergency U.S. Oil Reserves Is Necessary—But Also a Reminder That We Need To Quit Fossil Fuels — TIME

(WASHINGTON) — Democrats and climate activists generally supported President Joe Biden’s decision to release a record 50 million barrels of oil from America’s strategic reserve, even as the move appeared to contradict his long-term vision of combating climate change.

Environmentalists: Tapping Emergency U.S. Oil Reserves Is Necessary—But Also a Reminder That We Need To Quit Fossil Fuels — TIME
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Alex Jones Loses Defamation Suit Brought by Families of Sandy Hook Shooting Victims — TIME

Infowars host and conspiracy theorist Alex Jones was found liable Monday for damages in lawsuits brought by parents of children killed in the Sandy Hook Elementary School shooting over Jones’ claims that the massacre was a hoax. Judge Barbara Bellis took the rare step of defaulting Jones in the defamation lawsuits…

Alex Jones Loses Defamation Suit Brought by Families of Sandy Hook Shooting Victims — TIME
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Denver newspaper founder’s name stripped from library over support for Sand Creek Massacre — The Denver Post

Rocky Mountain News founder William Byers’ name was stripped from a branch of the Denver Public Library last month over his support for the 1864 Sand Creek Massacre, and the branch was renamed after a descendant of survivors of the massacre. People gathered at the library at 675 Santa Fe Drive Saturday to celebrate its new name…

Denver newspaper founder’s name stripped from library over support for Sand Creek Massacre — The Denver Post

‘The Lost Daughter’ Maggie Gyllenhaal, Dakota Johnson & Peter Sarsgaard On Creating A Set “Where There Is Actual Love And Respect” – Contenders L.A. — Deadline

The Lost Daughter writer-director Maggie Gyllenhaal joined stars Dakota Johnson and Peter Sarsgaard onstage for Deadline’s Contenders FIlm: Los Angeles to discuss the movie. Based on Elena Ferrante’s novel, it’s a psychological drama starring Olivia Colman as Leda, a middle-aged divorcée on holiday over a chance encounter with another woman, Mina (Dakota Johnson)…

‘The Lost Daughter’ Maggie Gyllenhaal, Dakota Johnson & Peter Sarsgaard On Creating A Set “Where There Is Actual Love And Respect” – Contenders L.A. — Deadline

What L.A. County will look like with sea level rise, according to scientific projections — KTLA

LOS ANGELES (NEXSTAR) – The most severe impacts of climate change can feel far-off and far away from home, but a series of dramatic photo renderings released by Climate Central make the prospect of rising sea levels hit startlingly close to home.

What L.A. County will look like with sea level rise, according to scientific projections — KTLA

Ex-tribal police chief admits to stealing more than $300K in fake badge scheme — FOX 5 San Diego

SAN DIEGO (CNS) – A former chief of the Manzanita Tribal Police Department pleaded guilty Monday to stealing more than $300,000 from the Manzanita Band of the Kumeyaay Nation as part of a scheme to sell police department membership to dozens of unqualified individuals…

Ex-tribal police chief admits to stealing more than $300K in fake badge scheme — FOX 5 San Diego

Long Beach controls the Queen Mary, may have to deal with derelict submarine too — Orange County Register

A federal bankruptcy court judge officially returned control of the Queen Mary to Long Beach on Wednesday, July 7, and allowed the vessel’s now-former leaseholder to abandon any property left on site, potentially saddling the city with a flooded Russian submarine owned by an unknown party.

Long Beach controls the Queen Mary, but it may have to deal with a derelict submarine too — Orange County Register

California’s 1,230-mile coastal trail 70% complete, according to new online map — Orange County Register

California’s decades-old dream of building a coastal trail that covers all 1,230 miles from Mexico to Oregon is about 70% complete, but that accomplishment comes with good news and bad news.

California’s 1,230-mile coastal trail 70% complete, according to new online map — Orange County Register

Man charged with setting fire to historic San Gabriel Mission — Orange County Register

A 57-year-old man has been charged with setting a four-alarm fire that caused extensive damage to the historic San Gabriel Mission last July, the Los Angeles County District Attorney’s Office announced Tuesday. John David Corey, aka “Joker,” is charged with two felony counts of arson of an inhabited structure and one count each of arson…

Man charged with setting fire to historic San Gabriel Mission — Orange County Register

Sacheen Littlefeather Claims She Was Blacklisted By Hollywood After Her Part In Brando Oscars Snub — Deadline

Sacheen Littlefeather, the Native American actress who stunningly rejected Marlon Brando’s Best Actor award for The Godfather in 1973, claims the move ended her Hollywood career A new documentary, Sacheen: Breaking The Silence, details the memorable political stunt, which was a protest by Brando on the depiction of Native Americans by the film industry…

Sacheen Littlefeather Claims She Was Blacklisted By Hollywood After Her Part In Brando Oscars Snub — Deadline