Morning Brief: Mask Mandate to Be (Slightly) Relaxed in L.A.

Also: A delay for Real ID, an L.A. City Councilmember opposes homeless housing, and more

» Flights and federal buildings will now not require Real ID until May 2023. The deadline to switch to the updated ID cards had previously been pushed to this October. Californians can get a Real ID from the DMV upon request. [KTLA]

» L.A. City Councilmember John Lee is once again trying to halt construction on a homeless housing project already underway in Chatsworth. The project–the only HHH development approved anywhere in Lee’s district–would provide 55 housing units, and was approved by the City Council more than a year ago.  [Los Angeles Times]

» In Los Angeles, the era of vaccine scarcity is largely behind us. Supply of doses is flowing and getting a shot is easier than ever, with many distribution points not even requiring appointments. [Los Angeles Times]

» A San Diego woman was killed in what’s being called a “freak accident,” when a man committing suicide by falling off a building landed on top of her. Taylor Kahle, 29, simply happened to be walking on the sidewalk at the moment the man let go of a railing nine floors above.  [People]

» Los Angeles County will update its mask ordinance to allow fully vaccinated people to go uncovered when outside and not within six feet of other people. The update aligns with new CDC recommendations. Private businesses and facilities may, of course, continue to require staff and customers to wear masks.  [CBS Los Angeles]


» California Will Lose a Seat in Congress Due to New Census Figures That would shrink California’s delegation to 52 representatives, still by far the largest of any state

» L.A. to Resume Administering Johnson & Johnson Shots After Pause An investigation has determined the J&J vaccine is likely safe for most patients

» Newsom Recall Supporters Have Turned In Enough Verified Signatures A recall election now appears a near-certainty


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