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It’s Friday, Feb. 28 And Here Are The Stories We’re Following Today

Good morning, Los Angeles. (Chava Sanchez/LAist)
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Happy Friday! You made it. As a reward, temperatures will start to drop out of the 80s this weekend, into the more reasonable and seasonable 60s and 70s. Now is the moment to extricate that saucy sweater from the depths of your closet while you still have the chance!

As you lay out your slightly-chilly-for-SoCal weather gear, get up to speed on what we're...

Covering Today:

  • The bridge shelter in Venice that was the subject of loud protests by residents is finally open this week (not to be confused with the new homeless shelter in Los Feliz, which began construction earlier this week).
  • Follow along as our intrepid reporter Kyle Stokes takes us through his experience as he votes with one of the new machines at LAC+USC Medical Center.
  • One of the most well-known stars in the galaxy, Betelgeuse, is safe -- for now. Pablo Cabrera explains.
  • Los Angeles was founded by settlers of African, Indigenous, and Spanish descent, and that centuries-old combination of identities is being celebrated in the new "afroLAtinidad" exhibition, reports Mike Roe.

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The news cycle moves fast. Some stories don't pan out. Others get added. Consider this today's first draft.