It’s Friday, Feb. 14 And Here Are The Stories We’re Following Today
It’s Valentine’s Day, y’all – we hope you’re reading these stories with a big pile of chocolate candy in front of you (...or candy hearts, or juice, or coffee, or whatever makes you feel loved).
- Reporter Emily Elena Dugdale has been profiling the candidates running for L.A. County District Attorney in the March 3 primary. Today she offers her third and final profile, this one on incumbent DA Jackie Lacey.
- With new state laws taking effect, what do renters need to know about their rights? Business and economy reporter David Wagner will have an in-depth explainer to help you navigate this touchy subject.
- The 2017 L.A. Unified School Board election was the most expensive ever — but if the current pace of spending continues, 2020’s school board races could set records of their own. Education reporter Kyle Stokes looks at how the money is being spent and how it's influencing the races.
- And we'll bring you more voter guides to help you prepare for the March 3 primary.
In Case You Missed It:
- Days after a mountain lion was killed for destroying a resident’s livestock, the California Department of Fish and Wildlife is recommending that six local populations of the animals be protected under the state’s Endangered Species Act.
- In honor of African American Heritage Month, L.A. officials released a map of 28 local landmarks with important ties to the black community.
- All this dry weather is taking us back towards drought conditions.
- L.A. District Attorney Jackie Lacey is asking a judge to throw out 66,000 marijuana-related convictions, dating back to 1961.
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The news cycle moves fast. Some stories don't pan out. Others get added. Consider this today's first draft.