Morning Brief: L.A. County Joins Statewide Effort to Centralize Vaccine Distribution

Also Gavin Newsom’s Attorney General frontrunners, and more

» L.A. County is among the jurisdictions that have signed on for a new, statewide vaccine distribution system. The centralized system will be fully overseen by Blue Shield starting March 31.  [NBC Los Angeles]

» With Xavier Becerra moving on to a new job in D.C., Gov. Newsom is looking for a new California Attorney General. Leading candidates could include two L.A.-area Congresspeople, among others.  [Los Angeles Times]

» A new study labels unemployment in the L.A.-O.C. region as the worst of any metro area in the U.S. The neighboring Inland Empire ranks sixth.  [O.C. Register]

» Less than 30 percent of LAUSD students are planning to return to campus immediately upon reopening, according to a survey sent to families. Comfort with returning is especially low amongst families where the student is in middle or high school, and among families who live in neighborhoods with still-high rates of COVID-19. [KTLA]

» A new map from the California Geological Survey reveals which SoCal areas are most vulnerable to a tsunami. Santa Monica, Malibu, and Long Beach all lie within the “hazard area.”  [NBC Los Angeles]


» Thinking of Buying or Minting an NFT? Here’s What You Need to Know We asked an attorney about NFTs, copyright–and why the investing craze might leave musicians and artists in legal limbo

» There’s Concern that Holding the Oscars at Union Station Will Disrupt Commuters After Coachella canceled April 2021 dates, organizers had floated October as an option–but now it appears that too is off

» Sharon Stone Doesn’t Look Back Fondly on That ‘Basic Instinct’ Scene In a new memoir, the actress writes of her traumatic childhood, #MeToo moments, and how she nearly died


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All photos by Star Foreman

PHOTOS: A Look at A Touch of Disney’s Opening Day

Curious what a $75 ticket to Disneyland (minus the rides) gets you? Flip through our slideshow of images from opening day of A Touch of Disney, the resort’s new food fest-slash-soft opening. (And if you’re were lucky enough to get tickets, our correspondent has some helpful tips to make the most of the experience.)


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