Good morning, and welcome to the Essential California newsletter. It’s Thursday, Aug. 17, and here’s what’s happening across California:
They’re coming down
Memorials honoring Confederate icons and history are falling like dominoes across California and the country in the aftermath of the violence in Charlottesville, Va., over the weekend. Early Wednesday morning, four workers used a backhoe to remove a 6-foot monument that has stood in the Confederate section of Hollywood...