» SoCal Congressman Ted Lieu and New York Congresswoman Kathleen Rice on Monday requested that the FBI launch a criminal investigation into a phone call President Donald Trump made to Georgia Secretary of State Brad Raffensperger over the weekend. On the call, Trump asked Raffensperger to “find” enough votes to allow him to suddenly triumph over President-elect Joe Biden in the state. [Newsweek]
» SAG-AFTRA, the Producers Guild of America, and a committee that represents ad agencies, have jointly called for a halt to filming productions in Los Angeles due to pandemic conditions. “This is not a safe environment for in-person production right now,” said SAG-AFTRA head Gabrielle Carteris. [NBC Los Angeles]
» A group seeking to recall Gavin Newsom is under scrutiny for alleged campaign finance violations. A former chair of the FEC has filed a complaint against the anti-Newsom Rescue California, which she says is using a shell company to hide the identities of donors. [Los Angeles Times]
» Local hospitals are rationing oxygen and telling ambulance drivers to not even bring in patients who have little chance to survive. The surge in COVID-19 patients has pushed the health care infrastructure to a crisis point. [Los Angeles Times]
» Antelope Valley Congressman Mike Garcia says he will object to the certification of Joe Biden’s electoral college victory. In a statement he claimed his intention in joining with other Republican reps in objecting is “not to change the outcome of the election.” [SF Gate]
» Sandra Scully, wife of Vin Scully, has died at 76. She passed away after a lengthy battle with ALS. [Fox Los Angeles]
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» Read Up on New California Laws Now in Effect for 2021 Consumer protections, a minimum wage hike, and new rules regarding workplace covid outbreaks
» L.A. Prosecutors Are at Loggerheads with Their New Boss, George Gascón The union that represents local prosecutors filed suit against the new DA earlier this week
» Netflix Reveals Remodel Plans for the Egyptian Theater Dubbed a “rewind rehab,” the plans aim to modernize while preserving historic details
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A New Series of Books Is Helping Beloved L.A. Restaurants Raise Much-Needed Funds
Ever wanted to know the stories behind Los Angeles restaurants like Sonoratown, Kato, or Hop Woo? A new series of books, Take Away Los Angeles, tells those stories while helping local restaurants get through the pandemic.
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