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Morning Briefing: Happy Thanksgiving, LA

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Good morning, L.A., and welcome to this strange, peerless Thanksgiving day.

Many of us have struggled to decide what to do today, as experts advised against gathering for the holiday due to the current coronavirus surge.

The choices we’re making are as individual as each of us: When we asked about your plans, answers ranged from “just my partner and me with take-out” to “3 households, 9 people, outside eating local Mexican food” to “indoors, with family and friends.”

There’s also the pandemic round robin approach, where one person drops off food at different households and everyone eats together over Zoom.

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Whatever you decide to do, we hope you have a wonderful, cozy and – above all – safe holiday. The LAist Daily will be on hiatus until Monday.

Keep reading for more on what’s happening in L.A. today, and happy holidays.

Jessica P. Ogilvie

The Past 24 Hours In LA

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California Kids: High school seniors are likely spending their Thanksgiving breaks racing against the end-of-month deadline to apply to UC schools.

Mask Up: Want to support local businesses and switch up your mask game? Check out these L.A. vendors.

Safer-At-Home Order: L.A. County officials are still working out the timing and details of the new safer-at-home order, but they plan to give businesses some advance notice so owners know what’s coming.

Here’s What To Do: Hunt for elves, drive through a Dodgers holiday experience, eat a stinky burger, and more in this week’s best online and IRL events. Check out a 2019 documentary about the life of soccer icon Diego Maradona, who died yesterday at the age of 60. Go on someone else’s daily walk as part of theater director Katie Lindsay’s new audio project, A Walk In My Neighborhood.

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