Customers dine in the Hollywood Riviera area of Redondo Beach on Nov. 15. L.A. County has suspended indoor and outdoor dining Sunday due to the rise in coronavirus cases. | Wally Skalij/Los Angeles Times via Getty Images

Local Officials Weigh in on Restaurant Ban

On the Nov. 24 edition of the Reporter Roundup, KPCC reporters discuss officials weighing in on the recent restaurant ban in response to a COVID-19 surge, a plan to overhaul the juvenile justice system, a change to how voting districts are drawn and a look at the growing homelessness crisis in Venice. 

Restaurant Restrictions 
Los Angeles officials met today to debate the outdoor dining ban — with very different outcomes. Elina Shatkin discusses what lawmakers are saying. 

Juvenile Justice 
The Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors today approved a plan to dramatically overhaul the juvenile justice system. Robert Garrova has more on why a “care-first” model is needed. 

Redistricting Changes 
One thing the Board of Supervisors will no longer decide on anymore is how the county’s voting districts should be drawn. Caroline Champlin explains why this power was taken away by the state and who will replace them. 

Venice Homelessness 
Venice has been one of the epicenters for homelessness in L.A. Aaron Schrank has talked to residents as well as the unhoused about the growing crisis. 

Featured Reporters: 
Elina Shatkin @elinashatkin 
Caroline Champlin @champlin_c 
Robert Garrova @robertgarrova 
Aaron Schrank @aaronschrank 
Adriene Hill @adrienehill 

Featured image: Customers dine in the Hollywood Riviera area of Redondo Beach on Nov. 15. L.A. County has suspended indoor and outdoor dining Sunday due to the rise in coronavirus cases. | Wally Skalij/Los Angeles Times via Getty Images 

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