Daily Brief: L.A. Marathon Street Closures, No Space for Pete Davidson

Also, why some Americans still haven’t gotten COVID yet and why it’s not inevitable that they will

» 2022 L.A. Marathon: Here’s What Roads Will Be Closed The 2022 Los Angeles Marathon is set to take place March 20, and for those not racing on foot, that means road closures and detours. [KTLA]

» Biden Talks With China’s Xi, Aims to Press Him on Russia War President Joe Biden and China’s Xi Jinping spoke Friday as the White House looks to deter Beijing from providing military or economic assistance for Russia’s invasion of Ukraine. [AP News]

 » Why Some Americans Haven’t Gotten COVID Yet and Why It’s Not inevitable They Ever Will Experts say human behavior and vaccinations have prevented millions of cases. [ABC News]

» Pete Davidson No Longer Going to Space on Blue Origin Flight The Jeff Bezos-founded company announced on Thursday night that the date of the flight had moved and Davidson would no longer be part of the excursion. [Variety

» Grey’s Anatomy Writer Placed on Administrative Leave Amid HR Investigation Elisabeth Finch has been placed on leave amid concerns that part of her personal journey, which she wrote into the show, were fabricated. [Hollywood Reporter




Ventura County Supervisor Sues Over Political D— in a Box

Ventura County Supervisor Linda Parks says she never ordered the five-inch chocolate penis that arrived at her home last June. In fact, she says it was an act of political intimidation. Now, Parks is suing the creators of the unwanted package in an effort to force them to reveal who sent it.

Parks filed a lawsuit in California Superior Court Tuesday against specialty confectioner Dick at Your Door over the anonymous delivery. At issue is the San Diego company’s policy, which states that it will “send a chocolate dick in the mail. anytime. anywhere. anyone. anonymously.”

The outside of the box read, “Congratulations,” while the inner lid revealed a different message: “EAT A DICK!”

Although it may sound like a hilarious prank, Parks tells Los Angeles it was anything but.


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