It’s Friday, Feb. 21 And Here Are The Stories We’re Following Today
Clouds will begin to gather today as the weather cools off a bit from yesterday’s highs in the low 80’s.
We didn't get caught up in the bee swarm that sent five people in Pasadena to the hospital after a hive was discovered at a hotel near Pasadena City College yesterday (that's a few miles from our headquarters). Ouch.
Here's a look at what we're...
- Jacob Margolis reports on California’s Earthquake Brace + Bolt program, which provides grants up to $3,000 for homeowners in high-risk areas to lessen the potential for damage during an earthquake with a seismic retrofit.
- The GOP has been distributing confusing Trump campaign mailers that look like census forms, reports Josie Huang. Democrats in Orange County are pushing back.
- Gov. Gavin Newsom announced 286 state-owned properties that can be leased for homeless services. What's available in L.A., and how can they be used?
- Nontraditional voting centers, like car dealerships, that will replace traditional polling places in L.A. County will open Saturday.
In Case You Missed It:
- California state lawmakers voted on a resolution to apologize for interning 110,000 people of Japanese descent during World War II.
- USC announced that it would waive tuition for students whose families make less than $80,000 a year.
- State officials agreed to direct $50 million towards literacy programs as part of a settlement.
- The work of photographers who’ve captured the devastation of wildfires over the past few years is on display at the California Museum of Photography in Riverside.
- In an $18.8 million settlement, Time Warner Cable is reimbursing customers who said they didn’t get the internet speed they paid for.
- After a teacher was placed on leave for using a racial slur towards a student, more kids at Long Beach Polytechnic High School say they’ve been interviewed by police.
- L.A. officials opened the doors to a new homeless navigation center in North Hollywood.
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The news cycle moves fast. Some stories don't pan out. Others get added. Consider this today's first draft.