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It’s Thursday, Feb. 27 And Here Are The Stories We’re Following Today

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Top of the morning, readers. Thanks to some particularly tropical Santa Ana winds, temperatures have been climbing further and further into the 80s since Tuesday. They’re likely to reach their highest points today, followed by a cooldown — and maybe even rain! — this weekend.

In other news, the grumpiest of SoCal owls finds a happy ending, Los Feliz gets a new homeless shelter and a program providing free doula services to black mothers-to-be — who, along with their newborns, are more likely to die in childbirth than white mothers-to-be and their newborns — gets a second chance.

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