Morning Brief: 18% of Angelenos Are Overdue for Second Vaccine Shots

Also Dodger Dogs no longer come from Farmer John, California regains auto emissions autonomy, and more

» The EPA will give California back the power to decide its own auto emission standards. During the Trump administration, the agency had blocked the state’s authority to set local rules, now that move will be rescinded. [Los Angeles Times]

» Dodger Dogs will no longer be supplied by Farmer John. The Vernon-based processor has long been associated with the ballpark snack, but its contract ended after last season and has not been renewed. Farmer John’s plant was hit with Cal/OSHA fines amid the pandemic due to safety violations and massive workplace outbreaks of COVID-19. [KTLA]

» Students are slowly returning to in-person instruction at LAUSD schools. Some schools are reporting that up to 79 percent of students signed up for in-person are now reporting to campus–though that portion is of the just 39 percent of the district’s total elementary students opting to return. [Los Angeles Times]

» In L.A. County, 18 percent of people who received their first shot of COVID-19 vaccine are now overdue for their second. Officials are urging people not to skip or delay their second shot, without which they are not considered fully vaccinated.  [KTLA]

» An “unauthorized exhibit” of work by street artist Banksy is set to open in L.A. next month. The artist took to social media to say he has nothing to do with the show, which claims to feature dozens of pieces on loan from mysterious “private European collections.” [Time Out Los Angeles]


» California Will Lose a Seat in Congress Due to New Census Figures That would shrink California’s delegation to 52 representatives, still by far the largest of any state

» L.A. to Resume Administering Johnson & Johnson Shots After Pause An investigation has determined the J&J vaccine is likely safe for most patients

» Newsom Recall Supporters Have Turned In Enough Verified Signatures A recall election now appears a near-certainty


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