“The Purge” in LA? + Day trips in the snow + 500 LAUSD employees fired

Hello everyone from Los Angeles! Paige Austin here with today’s edition of the Los Angeles Daily.

First the weather today:

A touch of rain; Cooler. High: 56 Low: 44.

Here are today’s top stories in Los Angeles:

  1. Top Snowy Vacation Destinations Just a Short Drive from LA (LA Weekly)
  2. 4 high schools in Los Angeles respond to threats (Los Angeles Patch)
  3. LAPD Detective compares Los Angeles to “The Purge” for rising crime (FOX 11 Los Angeles)
  4. 4 LA Freeways list the streets with the most traffic in the US (KTLA Los Angeles)
  5. Nearly 500 Unvaccinated LAUSD Employees Are Losing Their Jobs (Los Angeles Patch)
  6. LA Mayoral Candidates Meet at First Public Forum on Sunday (CBS Los Angeles)
  7. Los Angeles Listed Among America’s Funniest Cities in 2021: Report (Los Angeles Patch)
  8. Judge Mull’s injunction offer vs. LAUSD student vaccination mandate (City News Service)
  9. How to “fog” a coyote when it gets too close | Greater LA (KCRW)
  10. Where to Eat on Christmas Eve and Boxing Day in Los Angeles (Eater LA)

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Today in Los Angeles:

  • City Council Homelessness Subcommittee meeting (8:30 a.m.)
  • Health Committee – Valley Industry & Commerce Association (12:00 PM)
  • Downtown Dialogue (Events) – Downtown Business High (12:00 PM)
  • San Fernando Valley Veterans Employment Committee (SFV / VEC) (1:00 p.m.)

From my notebook:

  • Discover Los Angeles: “#TagToWin: $ 1,000 Christmas Shopping Tour Sweepstakes! πŸ› To celebrate the holiday season, we’re giving away a $ 1,000 # WestfieldTopanga and # TheVillage gift card to a lucky winner! 🎁 Tag a friend in the comments section below and follow @d. ..” (Instagram )
  • Los Angeles County: β€œUntil January 16, #Lightscape brings singing trees, gigantic flowers, psychedelic colors and festive light fields to @laarboretum. Find out more and get tickets at www.arboretum.org/lightscape “(Instagram)
  • Los Angeles County Fire Department: Emergency Broadband Service for Eligible LA COUNTY Residents The Emergency Broadband Service is designed to provide eligible individuals and families with reduced Internet costs in the home. Do you know a student with a Pell scholarship?
  • Los Angeles Sheriff’s Department: “#LASD Asks Public For Help Finding Missing People At Risk Michael John Ouimet, investigator for the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Missing Section in #Lancaster is asking for public help in finding people at risk” (Facebook)
  • Los Angeles Sheriff’s Department: “Our HOST LASD Homeless Outreach Services team is currently working to provide services in the Placita Olvera area.” (Facebook)
  • Los Angeles, CA – Lost Dogs, Cats, and Pets: “Please spread the word! Pushkin WAS LOST on December 6, 2021 in Los Angeles, CA 90031 near Interstate 134 at San Fernando Rd. Description: Small fluffy black poodle. Afraid of people, but friendly. Black-brown eyes and.” black fur. F … “(Facebook)
  • Los Angeles Fire Department: β€œGET READY FOR THE RAIN! Heavy rains are expected across southern California tomorrow. Be sure that you and your family are prepared for this weather event and any other upcoming storms and stay safe! ”(Facebook)

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Okay, you’re all good for today! See you all tomorrow morning for your next update.

Paige Austin

About Me: Email: [email protected] Phone: 714-721-1222 Birthday: Gemini I learned how to be a reporter with the Orange County Register before moving to The Press-Enterprise in Riverside. I’ve covered everything from cities to national forests to courts and prisons. I have some pretty colorful war stories from these beats. So if you see me out and about, tell me your stories and I’ll tell you about the time I met Governor Schwarzenegger … in prison … while I was wearing a stab-proof vest. Or I can tell you about the time I watched a Manson girl talk about anger management. I joke around. Much. Journalism, however, is possibly the only thing I take seriously. It’s a very humiliating job. Every day, people trust you with their voice on issues that are important to them, and you must try to live up to that responsibility. If I ever fail, you have to tell me about it so I can do it right. It is important. I’m unsure enough to tell you about some of the journalism awards I’ve won – the Associated Press Award for Investigative Reporting, the California Newspapers Publishers Association Awards for Investigative Reporting, and the Best Special, Children’s Health and Welfare Journalism Award Advocacy awards from the institute and the Society of Professional Journalists for the best corporate stories, best reporting, feature writing, and best environmental history. I think I was trying to collect awards to intimidate editors into chasing me after the stories I want to make. It doesn’t really work. When I work for Patch.com, my office is made up of the cities I cover, Starbucks, and my house, where my coworkers include a nice guy named D’Wayne and two pugs – Monkey and Maggie. If we ever talk on the phone, it might be Maggie you can hear soft snoring in the background. I’m sorry, she just can’t help it. Your convictions At Patch we promise to always report the facts as objectively as possible and otherwise to adhere to the principles of good journalism. However, we also recognize that true impartiality is impossible because people have beliefs. In the spirit of simple honesty, our policy is to encourage our editors to express their beliefs as widely as they feel comfortable. Such disclosure is not a license for you to instill or dictate your beliefs in stories. In fact, the intent is the opposite: we hope that knowing your beliefs are on the record leads you to always make sure to write, report, and edit in a fair and balanced manner. And if you ever see evidence that we failed on this mission, please let us know. Politics: Environmental Protection and Equal Rights for All Religion: The Unholy Trinity by Joseph Heller, Kurt Vonnegut and John Steinbeck

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