Morning Brief: Seniors in California’s Rural Areas Are Being Vaccinated at a Lower Rate

Also the owner of Burbank’s Tinhorn Flats runs into more trouble with the law, and more

» While more than half of California’s seniors have received the COVID-19 vaccine, the numbers vary dramatically by region. In the state’s more rural and conservative pockets, the rate of vaccine adoption remains far lower than in urban areas. [Los Angeles Times]

» The Long Beach Convention Center will provide shelter to up to 1,000 unaccompanied minor children. The site is one of several being set up to address overcrowding at Border Patrol facilities. [LAist]

» Lucas Lepejian, co-owner of Tinhorn Flats in Burbank and public health order scofflaw, has been arrested for the third time in a week, this time for attempting to remove barricades put outside his business by city officials. Tinhorn Flats has been sued by the county and had its business license revoked by the city of Burbank for repeated violations of COVID protocols. [KTLA]

» A teenager has been arrested for allegedly making off with $40,000 jewelry stolen from an open house in Thousand Oaks. The 16-year-old posed as a youthful millionaire shopping for real estate–but wasn’t entirely convincing.  [ABC Los Angeles]


» Republican Fundraising Site Attempts to Shame Donors as ‘Defectors’ If They Only Give Once The NRCC tactic is similar to one used by the Trump campaign that left many conservatives feeling bamboozled

» Tiger Woods’s Car Crash Was Caused by Excessive Speed The L.A. County Sheriff’s Department officially revealed the results of its investigation Wednesday morning

» Councilman Mike Bonin Proposes Stopgap Homeless Housing Sites at L.A. Beaches A motion submitted this week calls for solutions like tiny homes at several sites along the coast


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