Dec. 1, 2021
They helped Chinese women, workers, the forgotten and dying. Then they disappeared
The secret detentions of young feminists and labor activists underscore the impunity with which Beijing disappears those deemed a ‘stability’ threat.
U.S. appeals court upholds California’s ban on large-capacity firearms magazines
CNN suspends Chris Cuomo ‘indefinitely’ for advising brother amid harassment scandal
The confessions of a prolific serial killer have left L.A. detectives chasing ghosts
Abcarian: Conspiracy theorist Alex Jones learns the laws aren’t just for the little people
Alex Jones will probably never take responsibility for the pain he caused the families of Sandy Hook victims. But at least he will be made to pay.
Supreme Court weighs future of abortion in Mississippi case
The court’s conservatives justices could limit abortion to the first 15 weeks of pregnancy or overturn Roe vs. Wade entirely.
Omicron? Many Americans give it a shrug
L.A. County has no plans for an Omicron lockdown
After ‘Rust’ shooting, investigators search Albuquerque weapons provider
Granderson: Why ‘Succession’ keeps us glued to our screens watching irredeemable people
Lakers avenge loss to Kings with LeBron James out due to COVID-19 health protocols
‘The One’ could go up for auction in January. Come with $250 million
Alice Sebold’s memoir, ‘Lucky,’ pulled as she apologizes to man wrongly convicted of her rape
Psychics and astrologers are huge on Instagram. Now scammers are impersonating them
With Stellar Pizza, a team of former SpaceX engineers is building pizza robots
Snow or not, Big Bear ski slopes opening this week
Editorial: UC dumped college entrance exams. Big mistake
Op-Ed: The abortion case before the Supreme Court may take away the fundamental right to reproductive freedom
Op-Ed: Japan demands COVID tests and tracking. California, not so much. Which is right?
Editorial: California lost thousands of giant sequoias. It’s tragic, but at least we are aware
Podcast: Cycling while Latino in L.A. County is tough
It’s an L.A. Advent calendar! Here are 31 festive things to do in December
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The 26 best holiday light displays in and around Los Angeles
The 29 best self-care gifts for your highly stressed friends (or yourself)
Column One: Pismo Beach was once the Clam Capital of the World. Then the clams disappeared
Scientists are trying to answer a perplexing question: What happened to the Pismo clam?
Coronavirus: What You Need To Know
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Newsletter: All about Omicron
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Los Suns siguen imparables, los Nets se mantienen firmes y los Lakers pierden a LeBron
Lakers superan la ausencia de James y ganan a Kings
Revelan nuevo escudo de la Selección Mexicana
Entertainment & Arts
Travis Scott’s offer to pay funeral expenses rejected: ‘This isn’t a photo-op story’
A day after the funeral for 9-year-old Astroworld victim Ezra Blount, the rapper offered to cover the costs. Blount’s family declined his offer.
ViacomCBS reaches deal to sell Studio City lot for $1.85 billion
Gucci family, Tom Ford slam ‘House of Gucci’ as ‘insult’ to brand’s legacy
After chaos at BTS’ Saturday concert, SoFi expects smoother entry into upcoming shows
Trojans ‘surprised’ and ‘excited’ by Lincoln Riley but not everyone can be optimistic
The impending MLB lockout explained
Ducks blow late three-goal lead, beat Kings 5-4 in shootout
Dodgers tender contracts to Julio Urías, Trea Turner and Cody Bellinger
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World & Nation
Student arrested in shooting that left 3 dead and 8 wounded at Michigan school
Authorities say a 15-year-old sophomore killed three students and wounded eight other people, including a teacher, at Oxford High School in Oxford Township.
Japan suspends new reservations on incoming flights out of concern over Omicron variant
Wife of drug kingpin ‘El Chapo’ gets three years in prison
Honduras’ ruling party candidate concedes presidential race
The perfect ales to go with 30 Southern California trails
It’s the coziest time of the year. Here’s where to find hygge in California
In 48 desert hours, I found these 22 Insta mirages
Long border waits return after smooth reopening this month
Embattled Mexican coach Tata Martino: ‘Things are always fixed by winning’
‘Encanto’ is Disney’s first Latino musical. How the filmmakers got Colombia right
Are movies too long? Hollywood tests the limits of our pandemic attention spans
Kirsten Dunst joins ‘The Envelope’ podcast
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The Jan. 6 attack on the Capitol was bad. It may have set the stage for worse
Plaschke: L.A. approves Lincoln Riley, asks how soon can he restore USC to national prominence
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Elderly woman found dead in Chatsworth mobile home fire
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Ann Patchett and Nikole Hannah-Jones reveal the influences behind their new books
Classic movies in SoCal: ‘Die Hard,’ ‘Citizen Kane,’ ‘Inherent Vice’ and more
Why Disneyland’s Latino-heavy Festival of Holidays is a big deal for all audiences
Long Beach’s Compound, a space for art and wellness, struggles to ‘weather the storm’
World, Nation & Politics
U.S. expected to toughen testing requirement for travelers due to Omicron variant
Jussie Smollett’s trial over alleged hate crime begins. Here’s what you need to know
Detective recounts how brothers said Jussie Smollett staged attack
New York City OKs safe sites for drug use, aiming to curb overdoses
Stocks sink as Omicron, rate worries rattle Wall Street
Limits on Fannie Mae, Freddie Mac loans raised to nearly $1 million in some markets
Amazon accused of underreporting COVID cases contracted at work
Column: Raking in profits, Moderna denies government scientists credit for the COVID vaccine
Clippers & Lakers
Director Adam McKay explains how his Lakers project led to a split with Will Ferrell
Clippers have no answers to Jonas Valanciunas, Pelicans in loss
Lakers’ game plan for Kings rematch all about snarl and LeBron James’ versatility
Lakers show flashes of defensive effort needed to win, which is a good and bad sign
Crush of last-minute applications crashes UC, Cal State computers; deadlines are extended
Court temporarily halts San Diego schools’ COVID-19 vaccine mandate
San Diego student fighting vaccine mandate appeals judge’s denial of religious exemption
L.A. Unified nears a choice on its next superintendent at a critical moment for students
A top LAFD official accessed confidential complaint files while he was under investigation
The L.A. Times investigation into extreme heat’s deadly toll
Former USC campus gynecologist’s accusers call for investigation of top university officials
Hospice reforms to become law after Times investigation reveals widespread fraud, abuse
L.A. Affairs: I wanted the ground to open up and swallow me whole
L.A. Affairs: Empty-nest syndrome turned me against my husband
L.A. Affairs: All the things I wish I’d said to you
L.A. Affairs: I went on a date with my dead ex-boyfriend
L.A.’s port could have been in Santa Monica. Here’s how San Pedro won out
How to pay back your college debt, painlessly
Lenders were supposed to tell you about pandemic debt relief. What if yours didn’t?
Is your Christmas present spying on you? How to assess gifts’ privacy risks