» A “targeted stay-at-home” order goes into effect today in Los Angeles County. The policy allows for far more activity than the stay-at-home orders issued in March, but does lower capacity caps on certain business categories and ban nearly all gatherings of non-household members. [Los Angeles Times]
» Despite pleas of health experts and record-breaking COVID-19 surges, airports logged busy Thanksgiving weekend travel. The day before the holiday was the heaviest day for U.S. air travel since the pandemic began. [The Washington Post]
» California Highway Patrol officers in tactical gear forcibly removed a family taking shelter in an unused, state-owned home in El Sereno. The incident triggered demonstrations and outcry. [NBC Los Angeles]
» Six Buddhist temples in Orange County have been vandalized over the last four weeks. Authorities are investigating the series of attacks as hate crimes. [KTLA]
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