May 17, 2021


The success or failure of the district attorney, who was elected on a promise of rebalancing the scales of justice in L.A., revolves around one incendiary question: Who is the victim?

The protesters said they were frustrated that a student found guilty of sexual assault was banned from campus for a semester instead of being expelled.

Developers want to build 468 housing units in Lincoln Heights next to a former laundry site where toxic chemicals were used.

Richard Montañez has been telling the story of how he came up with the idea for over a decade. He has a book and a movie coming out about it. Here are the people who say it’s not true.

Pressure is increasing from U.S. lawmakers seeking a cease-fire in the Israeli-Palestinian conflict.

L.A. officials also reported Sunday that 325 people were in the hospital with COVID-19, a significant drop from a peak of more than 8,000 hospitalized COVID-19 patients in January during the region’s winter surge.

The companies are expected to announce their proposed joint venture as early as Monday, creating a new company that would reshape Hollywood.

LeBron James appeared to injure his right ankle again after a layup in Sunday’s win over the Pelicans. But James said he’s fine, and the Lakers will face the Warriors in the NBA play-in tournament to earn the No. 7 playoff seed.

We explore the jaw-dropping fifth episode of HBO’s buzzy crime drama — and, with two episodes still remaining, what could possibly come next.


Tax deadline

You might not need to fork over any money to file your taxes online. Here are websites that let you file for free as the May 17 IRS filing date nears.

Confused about filing taxes this year? You’re not alone. Here’s a guide to get you started.


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With his carefully crafted social media presence and populist politics, Nayib Bukele has become one of the most popular politicians on Earth. Now just one question remains: What does he want?

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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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The team behind ‘Run the World,’ premiering Sunday on Starz, explains why they’re embracing comparisons with the iconic HBO series.

Finally back performing in front of a live crowd, dance-music star Zhu reflects on his year in lockdown and the violence against the AAPI community.

A news article that pointed out actors’ pandemic weight gain spurred a conversation about sizeism throughout the musical theater scene.

Netflix is developing a spinoff of its hit period drama, ‘Bridgerton,’ centering on characters Queen Charlotte, Violet Bridgerton and Lady Danbury.

The Clippers will play the Dallas Mavericks in the first round of the NBA playoffs after losing to the Thunder 117-112 to end the regular season.

Top-ranked USC dominated rival UCLA in the NCAA championship Sunday in a wire-to-wire 18-9 victory to capture the program’s sixth NCAA title.

Shohei Ohtani hits a two-run home run in the ninth inning to push the Angels to a 6-5 victory over the Boston Red Sox on Sunday.

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A powerful cyclone heads toward India’s west coast, prompting the evacuation of hundreds of thousands of people and a halt to COVID-19 vaccinations.

The head of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention is defending the decision to ease mask-wearing guidance for fully vaccinated people.

The immunologist who leads the COVID-19 response in the U.S. says ‘the undeniable effects of racism’ have led to unacceptable health disparities.

Kroger Co. Chief Executive Rodney McMullen found himself in a hailstorm of criticism last spring over hazard pay to frontline workers.


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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.

In a momentous turn in the fight against COVID-19, federal officials are significantly easing mask guidelines as the threat of the pandemic rapidly fades.

Starting this year, grandparents get extra incentive: their 529 plans are ignored by federal financial aid formulas.