Daily Brief: COVID Sick Pay, LA County Extends Eviction Protections

Also, LA high schoolers can earn money for tutoring their younger siblings or relatives that live in their households

» COVID Sick Pay Would Return in California Under New Deal Gov. Gavin Newsom and state lawmakers reached agreement Tuesday to again require employers to provide workers with supplemental sick leave to recover from COVID or care for a family member with the virus. [Los Angeles Times]

» L.A. County Extends Eviction Protections Through End of 2022 Los Angeles County’s Board of Supervisors voted Tuesday to extend countywide eviction protections and to keep a freeze on rent hikes through the end of this year. [LAist]

» Bravo Fires ‘Real Housewives’ Star Jennie Nguyen Over Offensive Facebook Posts The Real Housewives of Salt Lake City cast member has been fired from the show as a result of her offensive social media posts from 2020 that resurfaced last week. [NBC News]

» This Is Us, Black-ish, and Hacks Included on PaleyFest LA Lineup PaleyFest LA has unveiled the line-up for its 39th annual television festival, which is set to take place from April 2-10 at the Dolby Theater. [Deadline]

» LA High School Students Can Earn Money for Tutoring Younger Siblings City officials debuted a program Tuesday that offers to pay up to 1,000 low-income high school students to tutor their younger siblings or relatives that live in their households. [LAist]


» Neil Young Demands Spotify Get Rid of Joe Rogan The rock god has given Spotify an ultimatum. They can fire their biggest star or delete Young’s music

» Hollywood Brief: Robert Pattinson Gets Cloned, ‘J6’ Insurrection Movie Is Coming Plus, Joshua Jackson joins Lizzy Caplan in ”Fatal Attraction” series and Ralphie is back for ”A Christmas Story” sequel

» Did Adele Really Halt Her Vegas Shows Over COVID? ’Sources’ say the superstar postponed her Las Vegas residency because she was unhappy with the production, and not due to the troublesome virus


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Hot Meat Ups: Try These Shawarma Restaurants in SoCal

Stacked, spit-roasted meats likely originated within the Ottoman Empire and proliferated to surrounding regions, incorporating local flavors and taking on names like döner kebab (in Turkey), gyros (Greece), and shawarma (Israel, Lebanon, Armenia, and elsewhere).

Shawarma has long been prevalent in L.A., but a growing number of new, pandemic-friendly trucks and stands have opened in Glendale and the San Fernando Valley in recent years. Whether the carnivorous goodness is served on lavash, fluffy bread, or a plate, it’s always a delight. Here are five vendors to check out.


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