Headlines: North Hollywood Strippers Seek To Unionize; L.A. Hires a “Chief Heat Officer” In Hopes Of Reducing Deaths

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—A visual guide to the pantheon of Aztec gods. [The Pudding]

—The slain narco-spider-monkey wearing a hoodie and body armor now has its own corrido. [Vice]

– A case in the U.S. Supreme Court could determine whether the EPA and other federal agencies can write and enforce regulations against carbon emissions at power plants, and may have much broader implications on our ability to prevent further warming that will ruin life on Earth. [E&E]

—Los Angeles has hired a “heat chief” to try to prevent deaths and hospitalizations from rising global temperatures created by man-made climate change. [Smithsonian]

—The 59-year-old Chino Hills man accused of kidnapping a 22-year-old woman, holding her hostage and repeatedly raping and torturing her, turns out to be a former cop Huntington Park and Hawaiian Gardens Police Departments. [KTLA]

—An LA County civil jury found Bill Cosby guilty of the 1975 sexual abuse of a 16-year-old girl at the Playboy Mansion. [ABC]

—Actor Martin Sheen, whose legal name remains Ramon Estevez, says he regrets changing it. [CNN]

—Los Angeles City Councilman Mitch O’Farrell asks LA Times owner Dr. Patrick Soon-Shiong to cooperate with the city to reopen St. Vincent Medical Center to provide care for the homeless. shelter. [LAT]

—A team of dancers staged themed protests outside the Star Garden Topless Dive Bar in North Hollywood, in an effort to form the county’s only stripper union for better working conditions. [LAist]

—The Queen Mary will launch Shaquille O’Neal-related “Shaqtoberfest” as a new Halloween theme park. [NBC]

—The US Green Building Council LA has chosen Watts as the future home of its Legacy 2022 project, a “healing garden” for survivors of violent crime. [NBC]

– Perhaps finding him a big asshole, Elon Musk’s 18-year-old daughter wants to change her name to Vivian Jenna Wilson, not wanting any relationship with him “in any way.” [CNN]

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