Morning Brief: L.A.’s Board of Supervisors Will Be All Women for the First Time Ever

Also Drakeo the Ruler strikes a plea deal, congressional Dems in trouble in O.C., and more

» Los Angeles County will have an all-female Board of Supervisors for the first time ever. Holly Mitchell’s victory over Herb Wesson completed the historic shift. [Los Angeles Times]

» Black Lives Matter held a demonstration in downtown L.A. to mark the apparent defeat of Jackie Lacey. Civil rights activists have been critical of Lacey’s tenure as District Attorney and her closeness with police unions. [A.P.]

» The L.A. City Council has affirmed the right of businesses to refuse to serve customers who refuse to wear masks. The regulation goes into effect immediately. [ABC Los Angeles]

» It appears that Republicans in Orange County may claw back two congressional seats they lost in the 2018 “Blue Wave.” Harley Rouda and Gil Cisneros are both trailing in close races. [Los Angeles Times]

» Local rapper Drakeo the Ruler has been released from prison following a surprise plea deal. He entered a plea of guilty to one charge of shooting from a motor vehicle. [Pitchfork]


» Police Are Investigating Whether a Local Woman’s Disappearance in Zion National Park Was a GoFundMe Scam Holly Courtier was rescued after 12 days missing—but police say her story doesn’t add up

» These Fall Getaways Are Within Driving Distance of L.A. Just in case you’re feeling like fleeing for a day because it’s all too much and nature is the one nice thing left

» With Public Schools Closed Until at Least January, Superintendent Austin Beutner Lashes Out LAUSD’s top exec questions the region’s progress in combating COVID-19, saying students’ futures are being imperiled


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How Thrifty Ice Cream Became a SoCal Institution

Dr. Raymond Borun is a retired physician in Brentwood. His father Harry and uncle Robert founded Thrifty Drug Stores in 1929, and the stores quickly became known for their delicious ice cream. In 1996, the chain was taken over by Rite Aid, which continues to serve Thrifty Ice Cream, which the company manufactures in El Monte.

Chris Nichols asked Dr. Borun about the origins of the sweet treat, and the 102-year-old gave us a history lesson on one the most famous L.A. companies of the 20th century.


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