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There Will Be A Lot Of 2020 In The Year Ahead

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From the ongoing coronavirus pandemic, to a string of horrifying incidents involving racism and police violence that have fueled a massive new social justice movement and calls for anti-racist reform, to the historic wildfire season that seems like a dire portend of climate change, to a turbulent presidential election in a deeply divided nation, we're still reeling from a very dark year.

In fact, many of the stories we covered last year will have long-term implications — some are still unfolding — and we'll be covering the fallout for some time.

The list includes:

  • the COVID-19 vaccine rollout
  • police reforms and oversight in response to the protests that erupted after George Floyd's death
  • how L.A.'s newly elected district attorney George Gascón will lead that office
  • the reopening of schools
  • the long-term impacts of the pandemic on children
  • continuing local efforts to adapt to climate change
  • drought and wildfires
  • the homelessness crisis
  • the fight to keep people from being evicted during the pandemic
  • the pandemic's long-term impact on public transit
  • the results of the 2020 census
  • the city hall corruption investigation

...and more.

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