Smokey the Bear wears a protective face mask as he warns of High Fire Danger at the Riverside Drive and Los Feliz Boulevard entrance to Griffith Park in Los Angeles. Al Seib / Los Angeles Times via Getty Images

Restaurants Close Again Amid COVID Surge

On the Nov. 23 edition of the Reporter Roundup, KPCC reporters discuss the restrictions shutting down restaurants in L.A., LAUSD’s efforts to feed the hungry, a look at the cabins burned in the Bobcat Fire, and Biden’s DHS appointee’s L.A. roots. 

Restaurant Restrictions 
Starting Wednesday, restaurants in the state — once again — can only sell food via take-out and drive-through. Elina Shatkin discusses reactions in Los Angeles County. 

LAUSD Thanksgiving 
LAUSD has distributed almost 80 million meals to students and community members in need during the pandemic. Carla Javier reports the nation’s second largest school district is upping its efforts this Thanksgiving. 

Burned Cabins  
A number of historic cabins in the Angeles National Forests were destroyed by the Bobcat Fire in the Fall. Sharon McNary took a hike there this weekend to check out the aftermath. 

Alejandro Mayorkas  
President-elect Joe Biden’s pick to lead the Department of Homeland Security has L.A. roots. Libby Denkmann discusses Alejandro Mayorkas’ history with immigration policy. 

Featured Reporters: 
Elina Shatkin @elinashatkin 
Libby Denkmann @libdenk 
Sharon McNary @KPCCsharon 
Carla Javier @carlamjavier 
Adriene Hill @adrienehill 

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