It’s Wednesday, Mar. 11 And Here Are The Stories We’re Following Today
Local fears about coronavirus have gone from zero to 60 in record time. LAUSD's board voted unanimously to give its superintendent the power "to take any and all actions necessary" to keep the massive school district running. Coachella and Stagecoach have been rescheduled. And gun shops in the San Gabriel Valley are reporting increased sales, largely to Chinese immigrants who fear riots and race-based attacks.
We're also releasing the second in our ongoing series Stuck: Inside California's Housing Crisis.
- Thousands of Chinese immigrants live in overcrowded, unsanitary, and potentially deadly conditions throughout the San Gabriel Valley. Yingjie Wang spent months learning how tenants are living, who is benefiting and why these conditions persist.
Meanwhile, the rain has been pummeling most of the city and county, and will likely keep going today. From under our umbrellas and hand sanitizer, here’s what else we’re...
- Libby Denkmann explains the investigations into corruption at L.A. City Hall, including the one that landed Mitch Englander in FBI custody yesterday.
- What should we be doing in gyms amid coronavirus concerns? Brianna Flores looks for answers.
- Tonight’s events from our listings include a conversation about one of Disney’s first female animators, a chat with the former director of Sundance and recipes from the renowned London restaurant, St. John.
In Case You Missed It:
- A popular Korean BBQ joint has been sued for two million dollars over wage violations, reports Josie Huang.
- Some LAX workers don’t feel ready to deal with the coronavirus.
- Here’s what to know about the virus if you have an underlying condition.
- A new report linked Santa Anita Park’s horse fatalities to pre-existing conditions, pressure to race and poor understanding of horse anatomy.
- The County Board of Supervisors is establishing a youth committee on climate change.
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The news cycle moves fast. Some stories don't pan out. Others get added. Consider this today's first draft.