Aug. 8, 2020


Los Angeles County public health officials on Saturday reported 2,645 new cases of COVID-19 and 51 related deaths but said hospitalizations continued to decline.

With congressional negotiations stalled, Trump is issuing orders to try to get aid flowing. But it’s unclear whether he has the power to do so.

Working from a tent, and social distancing in earnest, Father Boyle keeps the mission alive — with some help from a $2.5-million award

As coronavirus cases surge in California’s rural Central Valley, a self-declared ‘sanctuary city for business’ is defiant, even as the state is threatening to withdraw funding. On both sides of the debate, everyone agrees: It’s political.

Security forces fired tear gas and clashed with demonstrators Saturday in Beirut amid fury over the explosion that killed more than 150 people and injured thousands.

Despite deaths, accidents and a mass shooting, the U.S. Olympic women’s water polo team has climbed back from adversity again and again.

Hermosa Beach is tapping a private consulting firm for personnel to help its police department enforce an ordinance requiring face coverings.

With L.A. City Councilman Jose Huizar charged with corruption and suspended from his post, it’s now unclear who’s running his district office.

A 29-year-old man has died after jumping into California’s Kings River to save three children he saw struggling in the water.

Some airlines ban passengers from future flights if they refuse to wear a mask. A couple don’t accept medical exemptions.

The coronavirus era offers opportunities to reimagine experiences. It’s time to start thinking of the entire park as an attraction.


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