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It’s Monday, Feb. 3 And Here Are The Stories We’re Following Today

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In case you weren't watching, the Kansas City Chiefs staged a final-quarter comeback to win their first Super Bowl in 50 years, beating the San Francisco 49ers 31-20. There was also that superstar halftime show, with Shakira and Jennifer Lopez sharing a stage, and another tribute to late Lakers great Kobe Bryant.

But on to Monday. Temperatures will be in the 60s today, and you can expect a very chilly night -- the mercury could dip into the high 30s. If you're planning to brave the waves, note that a high surf advisory is in effect through tomorrow.

The March 3 primary is on the horizon. We now know where all of the county's new vote centers will be, and vote-by-mail ballots go out today.

What We’re Covering:

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  • Maybe you heard about a change this year that lets you vote for a candidate in the presidential primary even if you are not registered with that candidate's party. Well, that's partially true. Engagement editor Brianna Lee will explain. It's all part of your Voter Game Plan.
  • The California State University has a $4 billion maintenance backlog. That means money to upgrade and maintain old academic buildings has been slow to come. Reporter Adolfo Guzman-Lopez is taking a closer look at the issue through the eyes of a maintenance worker.
  • We'll also continue to follow developments on the novel coronavirus outbreak and its impact here in Southern California.
  • And contributor Christine Ziemba will have her usual events roundup to help you get the most out of your week.

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