Good evening, SoCal. We're wrapping up the day for you with the most important stories you need to know and your weather outlook.

Your Weather Planner

Thursday is going to be a hot day across inland valleys and deserts as upper-level high pressure continues to build over the region.

As it does, it will squash down the marine layer leading to low clouds and fog right near the surface. This is why the beaches had a hard time clearing Wednesday and will again on Thursday. Dense fog will be possible in spots.

The marine layer influence and afternoon sea breeze will keep temperatures at bay. The basins won't warm up significantly either, remaining on the more mild side.

Meanwhile, inland cities will stay cloud-free and heat up fast. Temperatures will warm about 10 to 15 degrees above normal for this time in June. By Friday, the mountain and desert cities will be inching towards record territory.

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Today's Big Stories

1. White House plays up summit initiatives amid no-shows

President Joe Biden landed in Los Angeles on Wednesday for the Summit of the Americas this week.

Among the new programs Biden is expected to unveil in the coming days are a $300 million in food security financing initiative.

White House national security adviser Jake Sullivan said the White House "will be putting specific dollars into producing tangible results."

The "Los Angeles Declaration" will be announced while Biden meets with his counterparts from North, Central and South America Wednesday through Friday.

2. Garcetti, LA Civil Rights hosts roundtable with mayors from across Americas

Mayor Eric Garcetti and the city's Civil + Human Rights and Equity Department hosted a panel discussion Wednesday with U.S. State Department officials and mayors from cities throughout the Americas to discuss violence prevention strategies as Los Angeles hosts this year's Summit of the Americas.

The panel discussion was moderated by the LA Civil Rights Director of Policy and Enforcement Joumana Silyan-Saba.

Along with the panel discussion with mayors, the four-hour event included a series of roundtables with more than two dozen experts and elected leaders from 11 countries.

With violence rising in the U.S. — including mass shootings and hate crimes — leaders spoke about violence in their countries and strategies for prevention and reduction, according to LA Civil Rights, which said violence is often interconnected between societies. 

3. Mexican megachurch leader gets more than 16 years for abuse

The leader of La Luz del Mundo church has been sentenced to 16 years and eight months in a California prison for sexually abusing three girls.

Naasón Joaquín García was sentenced Wednesday in Los Angeles Superior Court after pleading guilty to three felonies on the eve of a long-awaited trial.

García, who is considered the “apostle” of Jesus Christ by his 5 million worldwide followers, had vigorously fought the charges until he abruptly pleaded guilty last week.

Prosecutors say he used his spiritual influence to have sex with several female followers. García had faced trial Monday on 19 counts that included child rape allegations.

4. Foo Fighters plan Sept. 27 tribute concert for Taylor Hawkins at Forum

The rock band Foo Fighters announced two “all-star” tribute concerts for their late drummer Taylor Hawkins Wednesday, including one in Inglewood.

The Taylor Hawkins Tribute Concerts will be held Sept. 27 at the Forum in Inglewood, and Sept. 3 at Wembley Stadium in London.

Hawkins died March 25 in Bogotá, Colombia, where he and the band were scheduled to perform at the Festival Estéreo Picnic before headlining at Lollapalooza Brazil.

Following his death, the band canceled all of its upcoming concerts, including two planned shows at Banc of California Stadium in Los Angeles. The tour was scheduled to begin in late April, with the Los Angeles shows planned for Aug. 18 and Aug. 20.

A pedestrian walks underneath a message in tribute to the late Foo Fighters drummer Taylor Hawkins on the marquee of the Hollywood Palladium, March 30, 2022, in Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Chris Pizzello)

4. California man charged with attempted murder after threat to Justice Brett Kavanaugh

A California man armed with a pistol, knife, zip ties and other weapons was arrested near Brett Kavanaugh’s home in Maryland early Wednesday morning after making threats against the Supreme Court justice. 

Nicholas John Roske, 26, of Simi Valley, Calif., was charged with attempted murder later Wednesday, according to a criminal complaint. Roske was allegedly dressed in black when he arrived by taxi just after 1 a.m. outside Kavanaugh’s home in a Washington suburb, according to the complaint.

Kavanaugh's Maryland home was the site of protests last month in the wake of the leaked draft opinion. The Senate unanimously passed a bill to expand police protections to Supreme Court justices' families following the protests. 

Your Notes for Tomorrow

  • The Los Angeles Dodgers face the White Sox in Chicago
  • The LA Angels face Boston Red Sox in Anaheim
  • Court hearing for rapper Tory Lanez, who is charged with shooting Megan Thee Stallion
  • President Joe Biden attends Summit of the Americas
  • Select committee to investigate the Jan. 6, 2021, attack on the U.S. Capitol holds hearing
  • Court hearing for Proud Boys members charged with seditious conspiracy for role in the U.S. Capitol attack
  • Johnny Depp's birthday

In Case You Missed It

New 'trash boom' stops flow of trash into ocean along U.S.-Mexico border

The “trash boom” is the first-ever solid waste retention system in Mexico.

It is located in Tijuana’s Los Laureles Canyon, just south of San Diego.

Since 2021, the trash boom has prevented more than 72,000 pounds of trash from entering the Tijuana River and Pacific Ocean.

Click the link above to find out more.