Morning Brief: What’s in California Lawmakers’ Plan to Fight Wildfires?

Also Cal State offers vaccines for all adults through Sunday, and more

» California lawmakers have proposed a major new initiative to prevent and fight wildfires. The $536 million expenditure would pay for mitigation, fire-resistant construction, and allot more funds for firefighters.  [Los Angeles Times]

» Space Force, the first new U.S. military service established since 1947, will be using Los Angeles Air Force Base as a center of operations. “This is a critical investment in California’s vital aerospace and defense industries,” Gov. Newsom noted in an announcement of the site selection. [KTLA]

» Members of the L.A. City Council are calling for an investigation into Kroger following the announcement that the company would close three local supermarkets. The closures were interpreted by many to be in protest of the city instituting a temporary hazard pay ordinance due to the pandemic, though Kroger executives say the stores were simply “underperforming.”  [NBC Los Angeles]

» Cal State L.A. is offering COVID-19 vaccinations to all adults, regardless of job or age, through SundayDue to demand, appointments are now required to get the jab. Next week, the site changes hands from FEMA to the City of L.A. [KTLA]


» Court Docs Reveal Big New Claims in the Jeff Bezos Affair Blowup In an affidavit, a tabloid journalist says a top Hollywood agent was one of his sources

» A Judge Dismisses the Daily Mail as a Defendant in Katie Hill’s Revenge Porn Lawsuit The judge decided that nude photos taken and published without the former congresswoman’s consent are ”a matter of public interest”

» Painter Chaz Guest’s Long, Lively Road to Art-World Acclaim The longtime Angeleno finally has a studio of his own to welcome serious collectors, curators—and a new level of fame


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Some of the Best Things to Do in L.A. This Weekend

The Museum of Neon Art in Glendale is honoring victims of the Armenian Genocide with a work of illuminated art you can experience while outdoors. The installation is one of our picks for things to do this weekend–check out our list for more.


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