March 7, 2021

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Migrants are essential to California, but are also seen as expendable. Those that died are forgotten cogs of the Golden State machine.

Millions of Golden State workers are staring down a pandemic with no clear access to an economic safety net if they take time off, after emergency sick-leave laws requiring two weeks’ paid leave expired in January. The Legislature will soon vote on whether to reinstate the mandate.

The L.A. Department of Public Health on Sunday reported 22 deaths due to COVID-19. There are 1,176 people hospitalized from the disease.

No information was immediately available on the motive for the shooting, or whether the suspects knew the victim.

Gerry Gilhool, 51, died Saturday after a collision with another surfer at Rincon Point left both men suffering head traumas.

Democrats say it will help stifle voter suppression attempts. Republicans cast it as unwanted federal interference in states’ authority to conduct elections.

A bill in the California Legislature would require large department stores to stop divvying up toys and child-care items into gender-based sections.

The warning signs about Girardi, an L.A. trial lawyer and regular on “Real Housewives of Beverly Hills,” flashed year after year. Yet through it all, his record remained pristine.

The bear was spotted ambling through the neighborhood early Sunday.

Lakers star LeBron James said the decision to receive the COVID-19 vaccine was a ‘private thing’ when asked if he’d encourage other NBA players to get it.

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Crosby was grieving his girlfriend’s death when he and friends made ‘If I Could Only Remember My Name.’ Panned in 1971, it’s now a classic.

The Dodgers expect the left-hander to be an integral part of the pitching staff this season. He’s just 24 and, in some ways, still tapping his potential.

A rare Kobe Bryant rookie trading card sold for $1.795 million Saturday on auction site Goldin Auctions.

Clippers star Kawhi Leonard said he plans to play on Team USA during this summer’s Tokyo Olympics. In other news, Paul George said his health is good.

Former Clippers and Detroit Pistons standout Blake Griffin, who cleared waivers Sunday, is set to join the Brooklyn Nets.

The top two Democrats in New York’s Legislature withdrew their support for Gov. Andrew Cuomo amid mounting allegations.

Secretary of State Antony Blinken is proposing steps to help jump-start Afghanistan’s stalled peace process between the government and Taliban.

Swiss voters approved a proposal to ban face coverings, the niqabs and burqas worn by a few Muslim women and ski masks and bandannas used by protesters.

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