Morning Brief: Gavin Newsom Delivers His State of the State from Dodger Stadium

Also Disneyland plans to bring back 10,000 furloughed workers, and more

» Gavin Newsom delivered his annual State of the State address on Tuesday evening. Standing in an empty Dodger Stadium, the governor reflected on how the state has weathered a year of wildfire, disaster, and pandemic. “So tonight, under the lights of this stadium—even as we grieve—let’s allow ourselves to dream of brighter days ahead,” he said. [Los Angeles Times]

» California is fining Amazon and SoCal delivery contractor Green Messengers $6.4 million for wage theft and other violations. An investigation found more than 700 workers had wage theft and other claims against Green Messengers, which is not a part of Amazon, but serviced Amazon deliveries in Amazon-branded trucks.  [KTLA]

» A California State Senator has introduced legislation that would prohibit the use of NDAs to keep employees from speaking out about workplace discrimination or harassment. Currently, many employers demand the confidentiality agreements as a condition of legal settlements.  [Los Angeles Daily News]

» Disneyland plans to bring back 10,000 furloughed workers in advance of reopening. Theme parks are expected to be able to attractions on April 1. [O.C. Register]

» The Academy Awards could be eyeing a new, downtown venueThis year’s Oscars might move to Union Station, in hopes of having more space for distanced, in-person attendees.  [Deadline]


» A New Website Lets People Join a Waiting List for Leftover Vaccine Doses No California vaccine sites are currently participating, but upward of 750,000 people have signed up to be on standby

» Katie Hill’s ‘Revenge Porn’ Lawsuit Faces a First Amendment Challenge A defendant named in the former California congress member’s suit has filed a motion to have the case dismissed based on freedom of speech

» L.A. Is on the Verge of Exiting the Most-Restrictive COVID Tier Trends suggest L.A. County is nearly ready for the Red Tier–and all the reopening that will come with it


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Photo by Maital Sabban | Pamela Barrish

Anjelica Huston’s Latest Role? Potter and Sculptor

“I’ve always had a fascination with clay,” Anjelica Huston says, “but it takes at least three years to be good on the wheel. So I started making bowls and these little clay ladies inspired by a yoga class. There’s something really nice about how women stretch before yoga—it’s very ballet. So I started doing their portraits. Then suddenly I had this accumulation. So I thought, ‘Give them as presents.’”


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