Morning Brief: Most California Voters Think Kamala Is Ready for the Presidency

Also, California prison guards aren’t getting vaccinated, and more

» A majority of California voters believe Kamala Harris is ready to step into the presidency if needed. A new poll reveals that 53 percent of all voters—and 79 percent of the state’s Democrats—think that’s the case. [Los Angeles Times]

» Many guards and other workers in California’s prisons are refusing to be vaccinated. In 30 of 35 California prisons, fewer than half of workers have gotten both shots, and only around 3 percent are waiting on a second shot. [CalMatters]

» Bill Maher has canceled his Friday show after he tested positive for COVID-19. Maher, who was vaccinated, “is asymptomatic and feels fine.” [Vanity Fair]

» Why did Dodger Stadium get a Shake Shack instead of an In-N-Out? The Dodgers wouldn’t say, but opening locations in sporting venues “isn’t a strategy that [In-N-Out] have chosen to take advantage of.” [Los Angeles Times]

» A $26 million winning lottery ticket purchased at a convenience store in Norwalk was destroyed in the laundry, according to the store’s manager. Since the prize went unclaimed by the ticket’s expiration date, $19.7 million of the unclaimed prize money will be transferred to California public schools. [KTLA]


» An Appeals Court Has Halted a Judge’s Order on L.A. Homelessness—For Now Judge David O. Carter’s order calling for the housing of Skid Row’s homeless has hit a small speed bump

» Vanessa Bryant’s Lawyers Say the Crash Photo Scandal Involves Way More People Than They Thought A new filing claims that upward of 80 L.A. County employees were involved or have ’relevant knowledge’ regarding graphic photos taken at the accident site

» The CDC Says Fully Vaxxed People Can Ditch Their Masks—but Are They Ready? The adjusted mask guidelines are getting mixed reviews from a wary populace


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