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It’s Monday, Mar. 2 And Here Are The Stories We’re Following Today

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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:

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  • 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.

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