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It’s Wednesday, Feb. 19 And Here Are The Stories We’re Following Today

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It's warming back up today, and the clouds are going to clear. We're also working to clear any cloudy thinking as you prep for California's primary by adding to our growing list of voter guides on key issues and races.

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Covering Today:

  • We found the best gumbo in L.A.
  • Heading into the March 3 primary, reporter Emily Elena Dugdale profiles incumbent District Attorney Jackie Lacey.
  • Governor Gavin Newsom will deliver his State of the State Address before a joint convention of the California Legislature.
  • The L.A. City Council is taking up a plan to require landlords to submit plans for "substantial remodeling" before evicting tenants through a provision in AB1482. Reporter David Wagner brings us the story.
  • Reporter Brianna Lee offers up more voting guides for the primaries.
  • The L.A. Board of Supervisors is expected to hear a report on barriers to getting more people experiencing homelessness into permanent housing.

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