Morning Brief: California Is Set to Receive 1 Million More Vaccine Doses by January

Also Pete Buttigieg gets the gig people thought Mayor Garcetti angling for, and more

» California now expects to receive at least 1 million doses of COVID-19 vaccine before the end of the month. Previously, only an allotment of 327,000 doses had been confirmed. [Los Angeles Times]

» Young Republicans are the group least likely to observe social distancing guidelines, according to a USC study. The 18- to 25-year-olds who self-identified as conservatives reported being more willing to socialize with groups, visit indoor venues, or go to restaurants. [Patch]

» Pete Buttigieg will be Joe Biden’s nominee for Secretary of Transportation. That post is the one that some had rumored Eric Garcetti to be short-listed for.  [CNN]

» The upcoming Sundance Film Festival slate is 50 percent films directed by women, and 51 percent films directed by people of color. The influential festival will be “semi-virtual” in 2021.  [The Wrap]

» In one of the final determinations reached by the L.A. District Attorney’s office under Jackie Lacey’s leadership, prosecutors found that the LAPD officers who fired at the Silver Lake Trader Joe’s in 2018 acted legally. The report, released on Tuesday, was dated November 30.  [LAist]


» Mackenzie Scott, Ex-Wife of Jeff Bezos, Has Donated $5.7 Billion in 2020 The philanthropist says the pandemic and racial injustice inspired her to ”accelerate” plans to give away her fortune

» Equality California’s Rick Chavez Zbur Is on Short List for California Attorney General The out attorney and one-time congressional candidate has a number of powerful people rooting for him

» A Movement to Recall Governor Gavin Newsom Is Apparently Gaining Steam Republican activists claim they’ve collected more than half the signatures needed for a recall election


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Where to Go Gazing at Christmas Lights in L.A.

Going for a drive to look at Christmas lights around town is one seasonal tradition that’s still totally OK to to do in 2020 (as long as you observe all appropriate guidelines and protocols, of course)–and, as is it happens, lots of people have decorated to the hilt this time around.


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