May 30, 2020
Following hours of protests on the streets of downtown L.A. in which demonstrators clashed with police, closed the 110 Freeway and vandalized cars, the LAPD declared an unlawful assembly order for the city center.
Get live updates from Los Angeles Times journalists on the ground as they report on the protests around the country following the death of George Floyd at the hands of police.
Georgia’s governor declared a state of emergency early Saturday to activate the state National Guard as violence flared in Atlanta and in dozens of cities nationwide
Restaurants in L.A. County get the green light, but most will stick with takeout for now due to safety concerns.
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The new regulations allow people in the same household to sit together on the sand. Activities like football and volleyball are still banned, and parking lots and piers remain closed.
Supreme Court rules in a case in which a San Diego-area church challenged Gov. Gavin Newsom’s order limiting attendance because of the coronavirus.
L.A. is prosecuting more than 70 businesses so far for allegedly flouting COVID-19 rules. The group includes pet groomers, salons and smoke shops.
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Court documents in the George Esparza case allege that a billionaire Chinese real estate developer played a crucial role in helping L.A. Councilman Jose Huizar settle a sexual harassment lawsuit as he was seeking re-election.
California’s future high-speed rail line from Burbank to Los Angeles would follow an existing 14-mile rail corridor but run through dozens of businesses, a draft environmental study found.
Investigators say a senior Trump administration official misused his office to help get his son-in-law hired at the Environmental Protection Agency.
Sen. Amy Klobuchar, a top contender to be Joe Biden’s running mate, has faced skepticism from black activists over her criminal justice record. The recent killing of an African American man in her home state by a Minneapolis police officer has sharpened concerns.
L.A. City Atty. Mike Feuer says his office and other law-enforcement agencies are investigating car dealer Hooman Nissani.
Newly declassified transcripts confirm that Michael Flynn, who became President Trump’s first national security advisor, discussed U.S. sanctions with then-Russia Ambassador Sergey Kislyak before Trump’s inauguration.
Authorities say one person has been arrested after eight homeless people were given poisoned food that sent several to the hospital.
Footage of Denzel Washington went viral after the actor was seen mediating an encounter between a black man and police on La Cienega Boulevard.
Netflix has finalized its purchase of the Egyptian Theatre more than a year after the deal was first announced. Now the hard part begins.
Madonna is getting heat on Twitter for posting a video of one of her children dancing to Michael Jackson “to honor and pay tribute” to George Floyd, who was killed Monday.
On Friday, pop star Britney Spears released ‘Mood Ring,’ a track that was formerly unavailable to most fans from her 2016 album ‘Glory.’
Director Ridley Scott joined Times film critic Justin Chang for a conversation about “Alien,” the Week 4 winner of the Ultimate Summer Movie Showdown, He recalled casting Sigourney Weaver and the influence of “Star Wars.”
Jordan Lorenz and his groundskeeping crew have kept the field at Dodger Stadium in immaculate shape, just in the case the season starts soon.
Power Five college conference commissioners want Congress to enact a name, image and likeness policy before the NCAA or states make decisions.
Former Chargers running back Melvin Gordon says he’s ready to play in empty stadiums amid the coronavirus outbreak because the Chargers didn’t have many fans.
Kings defenseman Matt Roy said the team voted for the NHL plan to resume play even though it ended their season because it was best for the league.
The Greek Orthodox Church insists no disease, including the coronavirus, can be transmitted through Holy Communion, and keeps using a communal spoon.
Amid national unrest over the death of George Floyd, hundreds march in Louisville urging justice for Taylor, a black woman killed in her home.
A doctor who performed a court-authorized inspection of the federal detention center in Manhattan where financier Jeffrey Epstein died last summer says symptoms indicating an outbreak of COVID-19 at the facility were neglected and ignored.
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