🌱 Record Rain + New COVID Cases Top 20K + LA's New Millionaires

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Up and at 'em, Los Angeles! Let's get you started this Friday with everything you need to know going on around Los Angeles today.

First, today's weather:

Cool with clouds and sun. High: 59 Low: 43.

Here are the top stories in Los Angeles today:

  1. Daily COVID Cases Top 20,000 In Los Angeles County (Los Angeles Patch)

  2. Omicron highlights difficult year for restaurant owners (Spectrum News 1)

  3. Los Angeles Area Millionaires Made In 2021: California Lottery (Los Angeles Patch)

  4. Storm brings up to 7 inches of rain, 18 inches of snow in L.A. area: NWS data (KTLA Los Angeles)

  5. CDC Slashes Omicron Tally: See CA's Latest Cases (Los Angeles Patch)

  6. Los Angeles Calendar: See What's Happening In The Area This Weekend (Los Angeles Patch)

  7. LL Cool J Struck With COVID, Cancels His New Year's Rockin' Eve '22 Performance (Los Angeles Patch)

  8. These Restaurants Stepped Up For the Los Angeles Community in 2021 (Eater LA)

  9. When Californians move out of state, do they bring high home prices with them? (KABC-TV)

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Today in Los Angeles:

  • New Year’s Eve With Pink Martini 2021: Walt Disney Concert Hall, L.A. (7:00 PM)

  • 'Prohibition NYE' New Year's Eve Gala 2021-22: Union Station, LA: UPDATE: CANCELED (9:00 PM)

  • 'Grand Park NYELA' New Year's Eve Countdown - Livestream 2021: Los Angeles (11:00 PM)

  • New Year's Eve - Canoga Park Neighborhood Council (12:00 AM)

  • Katherine Tash Trunk Show at LOHO Bride (9:00 AM)

  • Countdown NYE Discounted Tickets Passcode (7:00 PM)

  • Midnight on the Marina (8:00 PM)

From my notebook:

  • LAFD: "#Repost @joinlafd・・・The @LosAngelesFireDepartment will be accepting new applications on February 2, 2022. In the meantime, sign up for one of the upcoming virtual hiring seminars. The next ones are on January 10 and January 24, 2022." (Instagram)

  • Discover Los Angeles: "Looking back a little, only to see how far we’ve come. Here are some of the most popular posts of 2021. Cheers to everyone sharing their favorite LA photos throughout the year. " (Facebook)

  • LAFD: "Did you perchance suffer #LARain or #CAStorm damage? Your @LosAngelesFireDepartment is pleased to offer "The 9 Steps of Flood Recovery" at:LAFD.ORG/NEWS (link in bio)" (Instagram)

  • Mayor Eric Garcetti: "Fare collection resumes January 10 for @MetroLosAngeles transit services.The Metro LIFE program offers members a free 90-day pass, plus additional transit pass discounts, reduced fares, and more!" (Instagram)

  • Los Angeles Fire Department: "During #LARain avoid the urge to sightsee and remind all family members not to play or linger near flood control channels & storm drains! Have the conversation now, before it's too late: Because There's No Way Out!" (Facebook)

  • Los Angeles County Arboretum & Botanic Garden: "The peacocks and plants at the Arboretum are enjoying this much needed rain. Join us for a nature walk in the rain. The garden is open 9am with last entry at 3:30pm. The grounds and gardens are closed at 4:30pm." (Facebook)

  • City of Los Angeles - Jobs: "Need a little more time to meet those 2021 goals? We've extended the deadline to apply for Laboratory Technician to January 6th, 2022! Visit http://ow.ly/lb8y50Hl7AE for more information and to apply online!" (Instagram)

  • Los Angeles Fire Department: "It's been a busy morning in #LARain for the men and women of your Los Angeles Fire Department, including in #StudioCity, where mud flowing onto #ColdwaterCanyon Avenue near Potosi Avenue caused one car to became stuck in the roadway. Ple." (Facebook)

  • Los Angeles County Fire Department: "WAYS TO STAY WARM THIS WINTER Here are some ways to safely stay warm and cozy during these cold temperatures" (Facebook)

  • Los Angeles, CA - Lost Dogs, Cats & Pets: "Please spread the word so we can find this pet's family! FOUND on December 30, 2021 in Compton, CA 90221 near between Compton and alondra Description: I believe she’s a Belgain Malinois She’s extremely friendly has a green Christmas vest." (Facebook)

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Paige Austin

About me: Email: paige.austin@patch.comPhone: 714-721-1222Birthday: GeminiI learned how to be a reporter at the Orange County Register before moving to The Press-Enterprise in Riverside. I covered everything from cities, to the national forest, to courts and prisons. I do have some pretty colorful war stories from those beats. So if you see me around town, you tell me your stories, and I'll tell you about the time I met Gov. Schwarzenegger…in prison…while wearing a stab-proof vest. Or I can tell you about the time I watched a Manson girl give a talk on anger management.I joke around. A lot. However, journalism might be the only thing I take seriously. It's a very humbling job. Everyday, people trust you with their voice on topics that matter to them, and you have to try to live up to the responsibility. If I ever fail, I need you to tell me about it, so that I can get it right. It's important.I am insecure enough to tell you about some of the journalism awards I have won – the Associated Press Award for investigative reporting, California Newspapers Publishers Association awards for investigative reporting and best special section, the Price Child Health and Welfare Journalism award from the Children's Advocacy Institute as well as Society of Professional Journalists awards for best enterprise stories, beat reporting, feature writing, and best environmental story. I think I tried to collect awards in an effort to intimidate editors into letting me chase the kinds of stories I want to do. It doesn't really work.Working for Patch.com, my office consists of the cities I cover, Starbucks, and my house where my co-workers include a lovely gent named D'Wayne and two pugs – Monkey and Maggie. If we ever talk on the phone, it's Maggie you might hear faintly snoring in the background. Sorry, she just can't help it.Your Beliefs At Patch, we promise always to report the facts as objectively as possible and otherwise adhere to the principles of good journalism. However, we also acknowledge that true impartiality is impossible because human beings have beliefs. So in the spirit of simple honesty, our policy is to encourage our editors to reveal their beliefs to the extent they feel comfortable. This disclosure is not a license for you to inject your beliefs into stories or to dictate coverage according to them. In fact, the intent is the opposite: we hope that the knowledge that your beliefs are on the record will cause you to be ever mindful to write, report and edit in a fair, balanced way. And if you ever see evidence that we failed in this mission, please let us know. Politics: pro-environment and equality for all Religion: The unholy trinity of Joseph Heller, Kurt Vonnegut and John Steinbeck

This article originally appeared on the Los Angeles Patch