Daily Brief: Thousands Protest COVID Vaccine Mandates; L.A. Bartender Panic!

Also, a beloved Koreatown hot spot comeback, Missy Elliott feted and Dodgers Stadium’s Winter Wonderland
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» Thousands of people gathered outside Los Angeles City Hall Monday to protest COVID vaccination mandates on Monday—the same day the city began enforcing regulations to enter most indoor businesses. Protestors also spoke out against the city’s rules, which are even stricter than those imposed by L.A. County, regarding government employee and student vaccination requirements. [Los Angeles Times]

» Four-time Grammy award winning singer, rapper, songwriter, and record producer Missy Elliott received a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame on Monday. “I’d come here 20-some years ago and just used to walk past all of these stars and just imagine,” Elliott said at the unveiling of her star, which was placed outside of the new location of Amoeba Music on Hollywood Boulevard. “It’s just a blessing to dream big and it truly happened. I’m truly standing here.” [ABC7]

» Fans of Koreatown’s Here’s Looking At You were devastated when the restaurant closed in mid-2020 due to the COVID pandemic. But in a surprise twist of fate, co-owner Lien Ta has announced a plan to reopen the beloved eatery, which includes a goal to raise $100,000 via a GoFundMe fundraiser. [Eater LA]

» ABC is developing a single-camera comedy inspired by the life of Grammy award singer Alanis Morissette. Relatable, which will be executive produced by Morissette and will include original music from her, follows a 40-something woman, married with three kids, who spent her young adult life as an international rock star. [The Hollywood Reporter]

» Since Los Angeles County’s new COVID vaccine proof requirements to enter bars and other indoor venues went into effect Monday, bartenders have been left to deal with rowdy patrons and turning away paying customers. “I’m dreading it,” a bartender who only provided her first name as Shonna told KTLA. “It’s a bar. Sometimes, people come here already a little tipsy, and you have to tell them that, and they get mad,” she added, asking patrons to not get mad at the bartenders for following the rules. [KTLA]


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Gal Gadot attends the World Premiere of Netflix’s “Red Notice” at L.A. LIVE on November 03, 2021 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Axelle/Bauer-Griffin/FilmMagic)

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