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Thousands of women are taking to the streets in the Southland in a series of pre-election marches, voter registration drives and other actions aimed at focusing on women’s reproductive issues and protesting Trump Administration efforts to replace the late Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg before the November 3rd election. Today’s gatherings are the second this year under the Women’s March banner, and include a large march set for noon in downtown L-A’s Pershing Square. Others are planned in Pasadena … Long Beach … Torrance … and Laguna Niguel.

A church in Walnut is holding a family fair today despite reported threats from county health officials that the event violates public health orders to prevent spread of the coronavirus. Pastor Carlos Robles says On a Mission Church is well within its First Amendment rights to hold the four-hour event, which includes a petting zoo, a blessing of the animals, a puppet show and other entertainment. Robles says there will be social distancing at the event.

Officials are investigating the shooting death of a suspect by a sheriff’s deputy in the unincorporated Willowbrook area near South Los Angeles. Authorities say the man was armed with a gun and pointed it at the deputy following a foot chase around 5:30 last night in Mona Park, near 1-hundred-21st Street and Willowbrook Avenue. Deputies were on patrol when they allegedly saw the suspect holding a gun in a group of 10 to 15 people. The deputy chased the suspect into the backyard of a home where the fatal shooting occurred. It’s not clear if the deputy was wearing a body camera.

Hundreds and possibly thousands of Armenian-American protesters are expected to gather outside President Trump’s fundraiser in Newport Beach tomorrow. They’ll be calling attention to the ongoing conflict in Artsakh, a mountainous region inside Azerbaijani territory that is controlled by ethnic Armenians. Trump is scheduled to land at John Wayne Airport late Sunday morning for the fundraiser, which is being held at the home of tech mogul Palmer Luckey.

The Dodgers don’t have much time to rest after last night’s rousing comeback against the Atlanta Braves saved their season — for the moment, anyway. Today’s do-or-die Game 6 of the National League Championship Series starts at 1-38 p-m Pacific Time. Dodgers ace Walker Buehler will face Braves left-hander Max Fried as L-A tries to tie the series at 3 games apiece and force a seventh game, which would be played Sunday. The Dodgers are trying to make it to the World Series for the third time in the last four years.

Hollywood is mourning the loss of another star from its Golden Age. Actress Rhonda Fleming … whose classic films include “Out of the Past,” “Spellbound” and “While the City Sleeps” … died in Santa Monica at the age of 97. Fleming … a striking redhead who was born in Hollywood and attended Beverly Hills High School … was once dubbed the “Queen of Technicolor” for her work in films such as the 19-48 musical “A Connecticut Yankee in King Arthur’s Court.” She received a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame in 19-60.

It’s sunny and warm this afternoon. Highs are in the 70s at the beaches, and the mid-80s to mid-90s inland. Southwest winds of around 15 miles-an-hour are expected later.

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