It’s Friday, Jan. 10 And Here Are The Stories We’re Following Today
Welcome to Friday. It'll be sunny and 67 degrees today with an overnight low of 47. We're now 53 days out from the March 3 primary election and we still don’t know where we’ll be voting, though at least a couple presidential candidates are in town campaigning to secure our vote when we do.
What We're Covering:
- Matt Tinoco is chasing down reports that L.A. officials are working out a deal with the Trump administration to provide the city assistance in its efforts to address the homeless crisis.
- One of the city's oldest hospitals is closing. Robert Garrova will be exploring the impact on patients and staff at St. Vincent Medical Center in downtown L.A.
- There are 223,000 streetlights throughout L.A., but few offer the kind of nostalgic, highly styled charm of the L.A. County Museum of Art's famous "Urban Lights" installation. The city aims to remedy this situation with a public contest to design the perfect L.A. street lamp. Today's the last day to register.
- A bald eagle laid an egg in Big Bear, live on camera. Jessica P. Ogilvie will bring you that video along with the response from delighted viewers who were lucky enough to be watching when it happened.
- Democratic presidential candidates will be floating around L.A. today. Pete Buttigieg, who is currently mayor of South Bend in Indiana, will tour a new temporary emergency housing shelter for homeless people in Watts, accompanied by Los Angeles City Councilman Joe Buscaino. Frontrunner Joe Biden will pay a visit to the United Firefighters of Los Angeles City headquarters along with Mayor Eric Garcetti, who has endorsed the former vice president. Bernie Sanders's campaign, meanwhile, is celebrating the opening of an Oxnard field office, which it claims is the first presidential campaign office in the city in decades.
- L.A. is getting another free museum. On Saturday, the Museum of Contemporary Art will begin offering free admission, joining a number of others that have done so recently. For context, Take Two will hear from Carolina Miranda, a staff writer at the LA Times who has been following this story.
- Expect extra traffic woes in Little Tokyo for the foreseeable future. Metro is starting an eight-month street restoration project in the area of the Little Tokyo/Arts District Station today, and it's expected to impact traffic through Aug. 31.
- Build yourself up at a LEGO convention. Ride the subway without pants. But don't get high at the CBD market. Christine Ziemba has her weekly roundup of weekend events for you, here.
- But before you check out for the week, a heads-up: Oscars nominations will be announced Monday. Come back first thing for the complete list and an analysis from The Frame's John Horn.
The news cycle moves fast. Stories sometimes get postponed or simply don't pan out. As such, this list is not final.