Morning Brief: Many LAUSD Parents Are Wary About Sending Kids Back to School

Also hundreds of COVID cases were linked to Tesla’s Fremont factory, and more

» A survey of parents of LAUSD students finds only around half plan to return to campus immediately. Reluctance to send kids back appears highest in communities that have been most impacted by the pandemic, and among parents of middle and high school students. [Los Angeles Times]

» Tesla reopened its Fremont factory in May–and soon reported hundreds of COVID-19 cases. More than 400 infections were linked to the facility between May and December of 2020.  [San Francisco Chronicle]

» Some restaurant workers are expressing concern about the return of indoor dining, calling the reopening process “incredibly rushed.” Even those lucky enough to score their first dose of vaccine as soon as their category became eligible may still be weeks from a second shot and full inoculation.  [Los Angeles Times]

» The television ratings for Sunday night’s Grammy awards reportedly were the lowest in the telecast’s history. It continues a season of cratering viewership for awards shows. [The Independent]

» Airports are preparing for a major onslaught of summer travel. As millions of Americans get ready to leave home for the first time in a year, there’s been “a very large uptick” in air travel bookings–and questions about airports’ ability to ramp up to meet demand while maintaining safety.  [NBC News]


» This Year’s Oscar Nominees Make History with a Bunch of Big Firsts  The 2021 Oscars are more diverse than ever—but there were still some surprising snubs

» LACMA Is Gearing Up for an April Reopening After a yearlong break, the transformed L.A. museum is getting ready to invite guests back inside

»Councilman and Former LAPD Officer Joe Buscaino Jumps Into the Mayor’s Race The District 15 rep says he wants to lead Los Angeles through a ‘state of emergency’


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Photo by Tim H. via Yelp

Meghan and Harry’s Oprah Interview Has Made an L.A. Yogurt Shop an Attraction

“My first job was when I was 13 at a frozen yogurt shop called Humphrey Yogart,” Meghan Markle recalled during her recent interview with Oprah Winfrey.

That casual mention has turned the unassuming San Fernando Valley frozen treat shop into a must-visit destination.The owners thought it could be gauche to officially bestow a title on a frosty treat in Meghan’s name, but they are offering an off-menu item to celebrate their former employee.


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