Good morning, and welcome to the Essential California newsletter. It’s Friday, Oct. 20, and here’s what’s happening across California:
A new allegation
An Italian model-actress met with Los Angeles police detectives for more than two hours Thursday morning, providing a detailed account of new allegations that movie mogul Harvey Weinstein sexually assaulted her at a hotel in 2013. She is the sixth woman to accuse Weinstein of rape or forcible sex acts. Los Angeles...