May 18, 2021


President Biden and other U.S. officials are urging Israeli to wind down its bombardment of Gaza, a person with knowledge of the discussions said.

L.A. County must ensure vaccinations are far more accessible to Black and Latino residents if the region ever wants to see herd immunity and an end to the COVID-19 pandemic, officials said Tuesday.

‘The Trials of Frank Carson’ is a true crime podcast about power, politics and law in California’s Central Valley. Carson was Stanislaus County’s most controversial defense attorney, a wizard with juries and a courtroom brawler with an unapologetically caustic style.

Mike Trout will miss significant time after sustaining a right calf strain during Monday’s win over Cleveland.

The frustration over Sam Dean’s article isn’t so much about Richard Montañez rather than a microcosm of two big issues that continue to plague Mexicans in the U.S.: historical erasure, and the continued yearning for heroes that white America can also embrace.

At Bistro 1759, guests will dine atop the Grove’s double-decker trolley with a four-course menu, plus wine and cocktail pairings.


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Richard Montañez has maintained for decades he invented Flamin’ Hot Cheetos. Was he telling the truth?


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Everybody knows Angels Flight. But what about Court Flight? Or the Mt. Washington Railway? Or the Catalina Island funicular? Here’s the story of the cars that climbed Southern California’s hills and the automobiles and other calamities that all but made them extinct.

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South L.A. doesn’t have easy access to fresh food. One man wants to change that by turning lawns into microfarms
Jamiah Hargins, founder of Asante Microfarm, smiles.

South L.A. doesn’t have easy access to fresh food. Jamiah Hargins wants to change that by turning lawns into microfarms.

He wants to empower underserved communities while giving them access to fresh food by planting small, sustainable farms in lots across L.A.


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As reality TV’s perpetual best friend, the confidante of Nicole Brown Simpson has helped define one of the genre’s key roles — and redefine her image.

The versatile actress loved every minute of her battle scenes hanging from wires and launching energy balls. “I never wanted to come down.”

L.A. police detectives are investigating a report from a woman who alleged celebrity couple T.I. and Tiny drugged and sexually assaulted her in 2005.

Scott Ellsworth talks about ‘The Ground Breaking,’ a new follow-up to “Death in a Promised Land,” his pioneering 1982 exposé of atrocities in Tulsa.

The NBA released the Game 1 schedule for the first round of playoffs, with the Clippers playing Dallas on Saturday and Lakers hoping for a Sunday start.

With 3% of its population vaccinated, and Tokyo and other prefectures under extended states of emergency, there’s no justification for Japan hosting the Olympics.

The Mexican national team will play in Southern California for the first time in more than two years when it meets Nigeria on July 3 at the Coliseum.

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New variants of COVID-19 are spreading across Asia, reversing the success of governments such as Taiwan, Singapore, Vietnam and Thailand. Japan’s new outbreak is amplifying calls to cancel the Summer Olympics.

The Justice Department withdraws a Trump-era subpoena seeking information about a Twitter account that parodies California Rep. Devin Nunes.

Spain faces a humanitarian and diplomatic crisis as thousands of Moroccans try to reach Spanish soil by swimming or paddling over in inflatable boats.


Funicular railways have a long history in Los Angeles, and traversed far more than Bunker Hill downtown, where Angels Flight still operates. There was also Court Flight downtown, as well as a Mt. Washington Railway, a trolley through Laurel Canyon and a harrowing rail journey through the San Gabriels.

Helping people overcome vaccine hesitancy will get us back to normal faster. Here’s how to have a productive conversation that can lead to changing someone’s mind.

On May 19 at 6 p.m., Ada Tseng, assistant editor of the L.A. Times utility team, and reporter Agnes Constante will speak with mental health experts and community organizers about Asian American gender-based violence.