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CityLab Daily: The TikTok Party House Next Door

Bad neighbors: What is it like to live next to social media influencers? Some wealthy Los Angeles residents are finding out the hard way as homes in their neighborhoods increasingly turn into collab houses, or TikTok mansions — so called because they’re rented out by talent management groups and filled with young stars who use them as backdrops for content on the video-sharing platform and similar apps.  

They’re also the target of Mayor Eric Garcetti’s latest crackdown on house parties, writes Patrick Sisson. During coronavirus lockdowns, several of these rented mansions became ad-hoc nightclubs for illegal gatherings, creating tension, anxiety and sometimes violence in affluent neighborhoods. In August, for example, city officials cut utilities to the 8,500-square-foot home known as the Sway House after the TikTok stars living inside were accused of hosting parties “in flagrant violation of our public health orders.” To the dismay of many more wealthy residents in and around Los Angeles, the collab house trend doesn’t appear to be slowing down. Today on CityLab: The TikTok Party House Next Door

-Linda Poon

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What we know so far: Trump expected to return to public engagements on Saturday

2020 Daily Trail Markers: Trump back at the White House after being discharged from Walter Reed

The medical team treating President Trump for COVID-19 at Walter Reed National Military Medical Center said he has improved enough to return to the White House on Monday, but warned he is not yet fully in the clear and declined to provide key details about the president’s condition. “Though he may not entirely be out of the woods yet, the team and I agree that all our evaluations, and more importantly, his clinical status, support the president’s safe return home, where he’ll be surrounded by world-class medical care, 24/7,” Dr. Sean Conley, the White House physician, told reporters outside the facility on Monday afternoon.

CBS News campaign reporter Nicole Sganga reports Mr. Trump continues to be treated with dexamethasone, a powerful steroid recommended for use to treat severe cases of COVID-19 that can carry serious psychological side effects. Conley said the president has not exhibited any of those side effects. He repeatedly declined to provide specifics about the president’s lung condition and the last time he tested negative for the virus, citing federal privacy laws.

Minutes before the briefing with the doctors, the president said on Twitter that he is leaving Walter Reed later in the evening, three days after he was admitted to receive treatment for COVID-19. “I will be leaving the great Walter Reed Medical Center today at 6:30 P.M. Feeling really good!” he wrote on Twitter. “Feeling really good! Don’t be afraid of Covid. Don’t let it dominate your life. We have developed, under the Trump Administration, some really great drugs & knowledge. I feel better than I did 20 years ago!”

The virus has killed more than 210,000 Americans since the pandemic began. The president has received aggressive treatment since testing positive for the coronavirus last week, including a dose on Saturday of a steroid meant