Morning Brief: California Seems to Be Dodging a COVID Surge

Also a handful of local private schools bring back students, and more

» California appears to be dodging the current COVID-19 surge that is spreading elsewhere in the U.S. Experts warn that could change quickly, particularly if many residents risk holiday gatherings. [Los Angeles Times]

» Cannabis trade groups have sued Los Angeles over restrictions on marijuana delivery service licenses. The business groups are fighting regulations that delayed the issuing of delivery-only licenses until 2025, and added ear-marks for disadvantaged entrepreneurs. [Chicago Tribune]

» Four private primary schools in Los Angeles County will be allowed to bring students back to campus. The schools received a special waiver to have in-person lessons for students up to second grade.  [Daily News]

» Fox News host Melissa Francis has disappeared from the airwaves following the filing of a gender-based pay discrimination suit against the network. Francis has not appeared on the channel since October 7; at least one source claims she has been fired. [Los Angeles Times]

» West Hollywood could be the first city to establish an official “drag laureate.” Like a poet laureate, the drag laureate role would serve as a cultural ambassador of the city, particularly emphasizing the LGBTQ+ community.  [Bay Area Reporter]


» How a Local Woman Survived Being Lost for Almost Two Weeks in Zion National Park Holly Suzanne Courtier of Woodland Hills was missing for 12 days before crews found her alive in the massive Utah park

» How a Mild-Mannered USC Professor Accidentally Ignited Academia’s Latest Culture War Dr. Greg Patton’s use of a Chinese word that sounds like a slur to American ears led to calls for his dismissal

» A Judge Says the California GOP Doesn’t Have to Release Info About Its Sketchy Ballot Boxes California’s Attorney General had argued that the falsely labeled ”official” drop boxes planted across the region were causing confusion among voters


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