Morning Brief: Goya Faces Another Boycott After CEO’s CPAC Comments

Also officials warn about COVID plateau, and more
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» The CEO of Goya Foods claims that Donald Trump is “the legitimate and the still actual president.” The comments, made by Robert Unanue during an appearance at the Conservative Political Action Conference, have trigged a boycott movement.  [The Hill]

» Officials warn that current drops in COVID numbers could level off–or even begin increasing again. As more commercial reopening take place, individuals begin to relax their protocols, and fewer people seek out regular testing, the trend could turn before vaccines are widespread.  [Los Angeles Times]

» California is incentivizing a return to in-person instruction by making $2 billion in public school funding available only to districts that bring students back to classrooms by March 31. “You can’t reopen your economy unless you get your schools reopened for in-person instruction,” Gov. Newsom said in announcing the program. [KCRA]

» Lady Gaga’s dog-walker, Ryan Fischer, has come forward with his first public statements since he was shot last week. Fischer says he is “humbled and grateful” for the attention his case has received from the public and law enforcement. [Buzzfeed]

» A new lawsuit claims Los Angeles, Santa Monica, and Beverly Hills wrongfully used their curfew powers to silence legitimate political protest in the summer of 2020. More than 40 individuals who were arrested for curfew violations have brought the suit, accusing the local governments of violating their constitutional rights, and for assault and false imprisonment by police.  [Los Angeles Times]


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L.A. Hot Dog Landmark Pink’s Is Back Open for the First Time in Months

Pink’s Hot Dogs is open again after a second pandemic-triggered shut down. The historic stand in Hollywood had closed in January amid the winter surge, in an effort to keep staff and customers safe. Now, with cases dropping, they’ve decided it is time to reopen.

“The word ‘excited’ doesn’t describe it,” reads an Instagram caption announcing the reopening.

 [FULL STORY]


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