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It’s Friday, Feb. 21 And Here Are The Stories We’re Following Today

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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...

Covering Today:

  • 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.
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