Morning Brief: A Bunch of Money Is Up for Grabs in California’s Vaccine Lottery

Also, Caitlyn Jenner compares Silicon Valley to the Soviet Union, and more

» California is now offering big cash incentives to get vaxxed. Up to $116.5 million in total prizes are up for grabs under Gavin Newsom’s new Vax For The Win vaccine program. [KTLA]

 » Union Station may have looked nice, but the Oscars are headed back to the Dolby in 2022—albeit, a month later than usual. The show will air on March 27, a month later than originally planned. [Los Angeles Times]

 » L.A. students—K-12 through community college— will soon be able to use L.A.’s public transit system for free. The pilot program begins in August, and expands to include low-income residents early next year. [LAist

 » Caitlyn Jenner is making taking another stab at relevance by comparing Silicon Valley to the Soviet Union. The gubernatorial recall candidate tweeted, “In 1976 I took on the Soviet Union and won.… I will take on Big Tech’s woke cancel culture and win for all of California and America,” Jenner wrote. “Time has come to stop silencing our voices.” [Newsweek]

 » Jeff Bezos has set a date for stepping down as Amazon’s CEO. The richest man on the planet will hand the reins to Andy Jassy on July 5. [CNN]


» Add This New Restaurant to Your List of Reasons to Visit Solvang Eat your way through the Santa Ynez Valley at chef Lincoln Carson’s Coast Range and these other new spots
» For Artist Brenda Chi, Painting Chinatown Became a Form of Healing As attacks on Asians proliferated and the COVID crisis ravaged an already rapidly gentrifying L.A. neighborhood, Chi set about chronicling Chinatown in stunning detail

» Danny Masterson’s Rape Accusers Say They Were Silenced by Scientology Multiple scientology secrets were aired in open court this week


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Messhall is offering Memorial Day meals to go (Photo courtesy Messhall)

Some of the Best Things to Do in L.A. This Memorial Day Weekend

Looking for something to do over the long weekend? We’ve got a roundup that includes a BBQ fest in Big Bear, a bunch of Dodgers home games, and smoky meals to-go from great local restaurants. Dig in.


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