June 18, 2021


With ‘Big Shot,’ on Disney+, the ‘Full House’ veteran has found the perfect part in a lovely show. Perhaps the Stamossaince is already here.

Transportation officials and drivers are waiting to see traffic and transit patterns altered by the pandemic offer clues to the future of commuting or mark only a temporary change.

Black Lives Matter Los Angeles and other protesters claim the LAPD has “failed completely” to hold officers accountable for abuses in 2020.

Bishops OK the draft of a plan that could prevent Catholic politicians, including Biden, from taking Communion because they support abortion rights.

Under state guidelines, the only setting where someone might need to prove vaccine status as a condition of entry is an indoor event with more than 5,000 people.

Unemployment in California fell to 7.9% in May, the fourth month state payrolls grew by more than 100,000 jobs. Still, full recovery will be slow.

Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti announced the formation of an advisory commission that would develop a pilot reparations program targeted at a cohort of Black Angelenos.

Juneteenth traces itself to the day in 1865 — more than two years after the Emancipation Proclamation — that brought news of freedom to enslaved people in Galveston, Texas. Now a federal holiday, it’s become more popular than ever.

Trevor Bauer will be on the mound for the Dodgers as they open a three-game road series against the Arizona Diamondbacks on Friday.

Disneyland and Disney California Adventure have lifted rules about crowds and distancing. Fireworks are coming back. But some changes will stick.

Defter and more surefooted than Pixar’s Oscar-winning “Soul,” Enrico Casarosa’s directing debut opens at the El Capitan and streams on Disney+.

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How to celebrate Juneteenth

From Leimert Park’s annual celebration to Segerstrom’s first year of festivities, commemorations of Juneteenth will feature Black art across the region.

Theater chain AMC is observing Juneteenth by showing movies (“Moonlight,” “Do the Right Thing”) directed by Black filmmakers for $5 at select theaters.

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Redondo Beach addressed its homeless problem with a court diversion program that provides services instead of custody. When the pandemic brought it to a halt, the city came up with workaround. Now homeless court is held outdoors, in a police station parking lot.

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When the Dodgers were in Brooklyn, owner Walter O’ Malley prided himself on team rosters that reflected the community. When he moved west in 1958, that proved a tougher task – until Fernando Valenzuela’s arrival. With the frenzy surrounding of Fernandomania in 1981, the complexion of a predominantly white fanbase transformed into something that looked a lot more like Los Angeles itself.


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“F9" star Vin Diesel, director Justin Lin, a returning Sung Kang and more stars on the “Fast & Furious’ family reunion and what’s next for the franchise.

Pop star Taylor Swift announced Friday that ‘Red (Taylor’s Version)’ will be the highly anticipated follow-up to her rerecording of ‘Fearless.’

As TikTok users discuss the separation of legitimate sex work from teenage grooming, 'Élite’ depicts a perilous mix of sex, cameras and money.

It’s been five years since the Dodgers traded Zach Lee for Taylor. One is on track to be an All-Star. The other is trying to get on an MLB roster.

Mexican soccer federation again urges fans to stop using chant after FIFA hands toughest penalty to date in response to persistent use of anti-gay slur.

Angels dual-threat Shohei Ohtani will participate in the 2021 Home Run Derby. He’s third in the MLB in home runs and will be the first pitcher ever to participate.



The U.S. spent $8 billion building an Afghan air force in its own image. But how long can it last after American forces withdraw?

A huge diamond weighing more than 1,000 carats, which could be the third-largest mined in history, has been discovered in Botswana.

The U.N. General Assembly approved a resolution Friday calling for an arms embargo on Myanmar and the restoration of its democratic transition.

President Biden is marking another milestone in his quest to bring the COVID-19 pandemic under control.


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