Daily Brief: 500 LAUSD Teachers Fired Over COVID Vaccine Mandate, Torrance PD Under Fire

Also, Mayim Bialik and Ken Jennings will continue hosting ‘Jeopardy!’ through season 38

» Nearly 500 Los Angeles Unified School District Employees Were Fired For Not Getting Vaccinated Against COVID The school board voted unanimously to terminate 496 employees for refusing to comply with a mandate that required them to get fully vaccinated by November 15. “Parting ways with individuals who choose not to be vaccinated is an extremely difficult, but necessary decision to ensure the safety of all in our school communities,” interim Superintendent Megan Reilly said in a statement. “We wish everyone the best in their future endeavors and encourage everyone to get vaccinated.” [KTLA]

» Britney Spears Can Now Sign Her Own Documents and Manage Her Finances Just a month after the pop superstar’s conservatorship was terminated, Judge Brenda J. Penny granted a motion on Wednesday to give Spears the right to execute her own documents for the first time in 14 years. [Variety]

» Four L.A. Freeways Were Ranked the Most Congested in the U.S., According to New Study Transportation analytics firm INRIX found that the southbound 5 Freeway between Euclid Avenue and the 605 Freeway had the most congestion in the country with a peak delay of 22 minutes, while the eastbound 10 Freeway between Washington Boulevard and the 110 Freeway ranked 10th on the list. Following that was the northbound 405 Freeway between Santa Monica Boulevard and Villa Vista Boulevard, which ranked No. 11 and the southbound 101 Freeway from Santa Monica Boulevard to Alvarado Street, which was No. 14 on the list. [KTLA]

» Hundreds of Torrance Police Department Cases At Jeoprady Amid Racist, Homophobic Text Scandal More than a dozen current and former Torrance police officers and recruits are being investigated for exchanging racist and homophobic text messages, which prosecutors said went on for years, according to an investigation by the Los Angeles Times. [Los Angeles Times]

» Mayim Bialik and Ken Jennings Will Continue Hosting ‘Jeopardy!’ In 2022 It was announced on Wednesday that the pair will remain the hosts of the long running game show through season 38. [NBC News]


» Jay-Z, Bill Maher Among Famous Potheads Who Want WeHo As Weed Capital of the World The rapper and TV host are joined by Patricia Arquette, Woody Harrelson and a host of savvy marijuana aficionados in the city’s quest to become a West Coast Amsterdam known as Emerald Village

» A Fallen Fundamentalist Icon Finds Redemption in Venice Beach Banished from his church over his “blasphemous” book one of America’s most famous preachers has found a new following in young nonbelievers seeking spiritual salvation

» Southern Exposure: Caboco Is More Than Just A Churrascaria At DTLA’s Caboco, a star chef takes Brazilian food to delicious new places


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