Nov. 23, 2020


Chefs and restaurateurs react to another shutdown of in-person dining amid L.A. County’s coronavirus surge. “We’re holding on for dear life,” one chef said. “There’s no aid in sight, nothing at all.”

AstraZeneca and Oxford University say their COVID-19 vaccine is up to 90% effective in preventing the disease in late-stage trials.

The governor’s office said the family learned about the potential exposure to the coronavirus Friday and was tested Sunday morning. Their results came back negative.

California’s economy perked up in October, as employers brought back tens of thousands of furloughed workers. But the state has regained less than half the jobs it lost in the spring’s catastrophic coronavirus downturn.

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Killings are up 25% over last year and shootings are up more than 32%, mirroring increases in violence that are driving concerns in big cities across the nation.

Some Republicans fear the squabbling is not only distracting party voters from the Senate race, but undermining faith in the electoral process in a way that could dampen conservative turnout.

The climate crisis disproportionately harms Black people, Latinos and Native Americans. But oil and gas supporters are trying to claim the moral high ground.

At least two people died and multiple people were injured in a stabbing Sunday night at a San Jose church in use as a homeless shelter, officials said.

California educators from elementary school through college are debating anew how best to teach ethnic studies after more than a year of controversy and wrangling.

Israeli media report that Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu flew to Saudi Arabia for a clandestine meeting with Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman.

At the same time, advocates are urging California leaders to stop transfers from state prisons and jails to ICE custody and exercise public health oversight.

In major cities such as Los Angeles, rent is falling during the COVID-19 pandemic. But in suburban markets such as the Inland Empire, rent is rising fast.

Taylor Swift won her third consecutive artist of the year prize at the American Music Awards, but she missed the show for a good reason: She said she’s busy re-recording her songs’ masters after her catalog was sold

Many of us will spend the holiday season the same way we’ve spent most of 2020: at home. Here are some ideas to make it special while staying safe.


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Having trouble keeping track of the new COVID-19 restrictions? We’ve got you covered. Most of California is under a curfew that bans nonessential activities from 10 p.m. to 5 a.m. Some people have protested the rule, and police are mostly taking an “education first” approach to enforcing it. In L.A. County, outdoor dining is banned after Wednesday.

A modified stay-at-home order goes into effect for the much of California as of Saturday morning to try to slow the rapid spread of the coronavirus.

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What happens when two Michelin-starred chefs collaborate to make the ultimate fried chicken sandwich? They create the chefiest, most extravagant and delicious fried chicken sandwich in the universe.


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First the streaming wars. Then COVID-19. It’s been a rocky time for TV, but executives and creatives alike say adult animation is enjoying a ‘renaissance.’

We sat down to a virtual dinner with creator Noah Hawley and the cast of “Fargo” to discuss Season 4 and America’s enduring affection for criminals and crooks.

Cineworld, which closed its cinemas in the U.S. and Britain last month because of the pandemic, has secured more than $750 million in new financing.

Davis stars as blues legend Ma Rainey opposite Chadwick Boseman in the Netflix adaptation of August Wilson’s celebrated play.

The Chargers struggled to establish any sort of effective run game in Sunday’s 34-28 victory over the winless New York Jets

The Chargers have struggled all season holding leads in the second half of games, but coach Anthony Lynn isn’t blaming the issue on players letting up.

After two subpar performances to open the season, USC’s defense — particularly at linebacker — plays a big role in slowing down Utah in a 33-17 win.

The Lakers, who reached an agreement to re-sign Kentavious Caldwell-Pope, continue to score wins this offseason. Can the Clippers pull off a surpirse?

Former French President Nicolas Sarkozy goes on trial on charges of corruption and influence-peddling in a phone-tapping scandal — a first for the 65-year-old politician after years of investigations.

NBA players Marco Belinelli, Sterling Brown, Jonathan Isaac, Kyle Korver and Anthony Tolliver met with Pope Francis at the Vatican to discuss social justice.

Hong Kong pro-democracy activist Joshua Wong has been taken into custody after pleading guilty to charges related to a demonstration.

After South Florida’s killer clown slipped away three decades ago, witnesses told investigators the culprit looked like a man. Prosecutors say it was woman.

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