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A.M. Brief: LAUSD Teachers Approve Plan to Return to the Classroom in April

March 22, 2021 by Brian Champlin
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The latest LAUSD plan for in-person learning is moving forward, a local goth club closes in a cloud of controversy, Dodgers opening day tickets will be available by lottery, and supply constraints are still hampering L.A.’s vaccination efforts. It’s a new week. This is your news brief. Take it!

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Members of United Teachers Los Angeles have approved a plan for Los Angeles Unified School District teachers to return to elementary school classrooms on April 12. 18,127 of the 20,413 ballots cast were in favor of the new plan. [CBS Los Angeles]

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Cloak & Dagger, a members-only goth nightclub in Hollywood, closed over allegations of sexual misconduct levied last summer. Accused were the club’s co-owners and several guests, including actor Thomas Middleditch. Middleditch is best known for his role as Richard Hendricks on HBO’s Silicon Valley. [L.A. Times]

Last Thursday, the Dodgers announced a lottery for fans hoping to be one of the 11,000 people in attendance on opening day, April 9. Season ticket holders also received an email informing them that their tickets through June 2 would be voided and refunded due to expected capacity limits. [LA Mag]

On Sunday, a man shouting racist comments and profanities drove a vehicle through a crowd gathered in Diamond Bar to protest hate crimes against Asian-Americans. Authorities say the man made a U-Turn to take a second pass at the crowd, but no injuries were reported. The incident is being investigated as a possible hate crime. [KTLA]

Get your shot, get a donut? Krispy Kreme says it’s offering one free donut for anyone who shows proof of vaccination at participating locations nationwide. And it’s not a one-time deal. Customers can use their vaccination card to claim a free donut every day through 2021. [CBS News]

COVID-19 vaccine supply constraints to be the major hurdle for ramping up capacity at local distribution sites. Officials say that County-run locations will only receive about 280,000 doses of approved vaccine this week, less than the usual delivery of 300,000 to 350,000. Dr. Paul Simon, chief science officer for the L.A. County Dept. of Public Health, says that if the supply were to become available, the county could increase distribution to around 1 million doses per week. [CBS Los Angeles]

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