Daily Brief: A 38th Horse Death at Santa Anita, All-EV Rideshare, and More

Also a big day at LAX, more rain and snow, and synagogue security

» Following troubling incidents and attacks around the country, local police are increasing the security presence around L.A. synagogues.  [MyNews L.A.]

» L.A. may demand Uber and Lyft go all-electric. Mayor Garcetti floated the idea of requiring rideshare cars operating in the city to be EVs in a recent interview; critics say such a rule could result in fare increases.  [Jalopnik]

» Another horse has died at Santa Anita. The young horse was the 38th to die at the scandal-plagued facility in a year. The race track moved forward with a season-opening race on Saturday, in spite of the new death and a protest stated by activists concerned about animal welfare.   [NBC Los Angeles]

» In the coming days, the forecast calls for more rain and snow across the region. Sunshine should return by the end of the week. [Los Angeles Times]

» Nearly a quarter-million people transited through LAX on Sunday, one of the busiest days of the year at the airport. [CBS Los Angeles]


» The 10 Most Memorable Moments in L.A. Politics in 2019 The year brought a strike, a raid, and some big battles

» A New Report Highlights the Shocking Racial Disparity Among L.A.’s Homeless Population Racist housing policy is at the root L.A.’s current crisis

» These New California Laws May Change How You Live and Work in 2020 From healthcare policy to renter protections, keep an eye out for some changes starting January 1


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11 L.A. People to Watch in 2020

Each year, the Los Angeles team picks out a few folks we think you’ll want to pay extra attention to in the coming months. From well-known figures with big projects on the horizon to up-and-comers on the verge of breaking out, here are 11 fascinating local people to keep an eye on this year.


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