Morning Brief: California Is Finalizing Its Vaccine Roll-Out Plan

Also layoffs within the Dodgers organization, a Newport Beach tradition is canceled, and more

» California is finalizing plans for who will be eligible to get a COVID vaccine first. The roll-out plan is expected to start with healthcare workers, then go to nursing home and care facility residents before being offered to the general public.  [Los Angeles Times]

» Sheriff Villanueva has issued his first public response to recent actions by the Board of Supervisors aimed at removing him from office. He claims accusations against him are false and thinks the supervisors should focus on other matters. [ABC Los Angeles]

» The state is considering taking emergency action to protect workers as workplace-linked infections continue to soar. New pandemic protections would cover almost all employees, except for those in medicine. [Los Angeles Times]

» Just weeks after their World Series win, the Dodgers are laying off a number of employees. Insiders say the team saw a shortfall of over $100 million due to the pandemic. [ESPN]

» Newport Beach has canceled its annual Christmas Boat Parade. Organizers had attempted to carry on the tradition, but determined that surging infection rates rendered the gathering too risky.  [Voice of O.C.]


» Naya Rivera’s Family Is Suing Ventura County for Wrongful Death The suit alleges that the boat the actress and her son rented at Lake Piru in July wasn’t outfitted with necessary safety equipment

» Mossimo Giannulli Reported to Prison on Thursday Lori Loughlin’s husband was sentenced to five months for his role in the college admissions bribery ring

» LACMA Reopens Outdoor Areas and Launches a New Outdoor Exhibit A new installation work by Alex Prager will be on display for the first time


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