Morning Brief: Activists Oppose California’s Age-Based Vaccine Plan

Also a tiny house village could soon be coming to Echo Park, and more

» Community and labor activists in South L.A. staged an event Thursday to bring attention to concerns over the exclusively age-based vaccine priority system proposed by the state. Robert Sausedo of Community Build said the age system “will prove to be deleterious to frontline workers, specifically those in the African-American and Latino communities.”  [ABC Los Angeles]

» UCLA received a record-breaking number of applications as nearly 139,500 students vie for spots in next year’s freshman class. That number, up 28 percent from last year, includes a “historic increase” in applications from students of color. [Los Angeles Times]

» Paul Marciano, co-founder of L.A.-based brand Guess, is accused of sexual assault in a new lawsuit which also accuses the company itself of “enabling” the alleged misconduct. The suit calls Marciano a “recidivist sexual predator” and company executives were aware of allegations against him by numerous women, but did not intervene or remove him from a position of power. [WWD]

» A vacant parking lot in Echo Park could become the site of a “tiny house village” offering shelter, hygiene, safety, and support services for 74 unhoused individuals. The project is in early stages and the city has not yet signed a lease for the lot.  [The Eastsider]

» Dana Point has been named the first “Whale Heritage Site” in the United States. The O.C. enclave got the distinction after a campaign headed up by rival whale watching tour operators who joined forces. [Los Angeles Times]


» Why Rep. Jimmy Gomez Wants to Oust QAnon Congresswoman Marjorie Taylor Greene The L.A. congressman’s effort isn’t likely to succeed, but Gomez says he considers the freshman rep from Georgia ”a danger…to every member of congress”

» Even Before Stay-at-Home Orders Were Lifted, Hollywood Crews Were Getting Back to Work More than a dozen L.A. productions are filming or will begin filming in the coming weeks

» Mask-Wearing Is Mandatory in L.A., but Anti-Maskers Are Continuing to Storm Essential Businesses As City Council pushes for stronger enforcement, local law enforcement says it has preferred an ’education’ approach


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Learn about Glendale’s history through its neon signage (Photo courtesy MONA)

Things to Do at Home or in the Car This Weekend

Looking for ways to ride out this rainy weekend while staying mostly at home? Try about an online comedy festival stacked with big names, a Zoom tour of some illuminating local history, fun food pop-ups to order take-away from, and more.


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