It’s Monday, Mar. 2 And Here Are The Stories We’re Following Today
March comes in like a lion and out like a lamb, and we're roaring into election week with reports about the new voting machines, a game plan for voting day and important info about casting your ballot by mail.
Also, a local county supervisor hopes to usher in new jobs, coronavirus is becoming a concern for some in SoCal and we learn whether OC is blue, red... or purple.
Here’s what we’re following:
- Emily Elena Dugdale is reporting on an apparent confrontation earlier this morning between Black Lives Matter protesters and the husband of L.A. District Attorney Jackie Lacey at their home. Lacey is up for reelection in tomorrow's primary. [For more of the backstory read Emily's profile of Lacey.]
- Lita Martinez covers Los Angeles County Supervisor Janice Hahn’s announcement of "Ocean Economy," which will reportedly be L.A.’s first new category of jobs in over a decade.
- In a press conference, Mayor Garcetti sought to assuage fears by saying "we're disinfecting LAX every hour.” How true is that? We sent Sharon McNary to find out.
- Brianna Lee answers questions about how votes are counted.
- Demographic change in OC was supposed to usher in the Blue Wave that would forever change the former conservative stronghold. But, reports Josie Huang, OC's Asian conservatives are making for a purpler future.
In Case You Missed It:
- Vanessa Bryant issued a stern statement via her Instagram feed over the weekend condemning reports that L.A. County first responders had shared graphic images of the crash scene where her husband Kobe, 13-year-old daugher Gianna and seven others were killed in January.
- The founder of Trader Joe's died at his home in Pasadena on Saturday. Joe Coulombe was 89.
- Wondering when your vote-by-mail ballot is due? We have answers.
- A crane collapsed at the construction site of the SoFi Stadium in Inglewood. No injuries were reported.
- L.A. County is reaching out to people with disabilities, the incarcerated, the homeless and older adults with new voting machines.
- Coronavirus might be contributing to gas prices going down, and a new case has been identified in Santa Clara County.
- L.A. County Democratic Party officials are worried that voters don’t know where to go to cast their ballots this year.
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The news cycle moves fast. Some stories don't pan out. Others get added. Consider this today's first draft.