Morning Brief: Governor Newsom Likely to Extend SoCal’s Stay-at-Home Order

Also a posthumous Nipsey Hussle album is reportedly in the works, and more

» Southern California’s stay-at-home order was eligible to expire on Monday, but Governor Gavin Newsom is expected to extend the order on Tuesday, as hospitals struggle to accommodate patients. ICU capacity remains at 0 percent in the region. [ABC 7]

» Legendary fashion designer Pierre Cardin passed away in Paris, his family announced on Tuesday. He was 98 years old. [Variety]

» During an appearance on The Bootleg Kev Podcast, Nipsey Hussle’s friend and collaborator J Stone revealed that a posthumous follow-up to the rapper’s sole studio album Victory Lap is in the works. [Complex

» A hail storm left a snowy-looking scene on Manhattan Beach. Los Angeles County Fire Department’s Lifeguard Agency tweeted some stunning photos on Monday.  [KTLA]

» Despite great pains being taken to avoid a COVID catastrophe in Los Angeles County, the area was uniquely vulnerable to an explosion in cases like the one we’re currently seeing, the Los Angeles Times reports. Los Angeles County has a particularly high “social vulnerability” score, which takes into account average income, education and housing status.  [L.A. Times]


» Katie Hill Is Suing Her Ex and Two Media Outlets Over ‘Nonconsensual Porn’A legal expert says the former congresswoman’s suit is broader than a typical ’revenge porn’ case

» Some of 2020’s Best Takeout Didn’t Come from Traditional Restaurants Social-media savvy chefs with pop-ups and ghost kitchens served some of the best to-go meals of the year

» When Grief Has a Seat at the Holiday Dinner Table Grief expert David Kessler on the power of finding meaning during the COVID holidays


2020 year in politics
Jose Huizar: Al Seib / Los Angeles Times via Getty Images | Protester: Ronen Tivony, Echoes Wire/Barcroft Media via Getty Images | Sheriff Villanueva: Ryan Schude

A Look Back at a Roller Coaster of a Year in L.A. Politics

The biggest national political story of 2020 was Joe Biden’s defeat of Donald Trump. The saga of news vs. fake news, mail-in balloting, lengthy counts, recounts, and the president’s myriad thwarted legal maneuvers will end up in the history books.

Los Angeles’ political year was not that tumultuous, but it was close. Across the region a series of twists, turns, movements, and personalities made headlines.


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