It’s Wednesday, Feb. 19 And Here Are The Stories We’re Following Today
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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- 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.
In Case You Missed It:
- California will officially apologize for the internment of people of Japanese descent.
- A car dealership in Burbank is among many new, unlikely voting centers.
- A teacher at Long Beach Polytechnic High School was placed on leave for calling a student a racial slur.
- If you don’t want to use the new voting machines, you have other options.
- Investigative reporter Aaron Mendelson went out to the scene of an apartment fire in San Bernardino to talk to tenants about conditions at the complex. It came his attention because the building is part of the vast rental empire he wrote about last week in our investigation: Deceit, Disrepair and Death Inside a Southern California Rental Empire
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The news cycle moves fast. Some stories don't pan out. Others get added. Consider this today's first draft.