Aug. 12, 2020

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The traditional pageantry of such a major moment in a presidential campaign was jettisoned for a tightly controlled event, constrained by the COVID-19 pandemic.

Ethnic solidarity with Kamala Harris, the daughter of an Indian immigrant, could draw votes and donations for the Democratic ticket.

Calling Joe Biden’s choice of Sen. Kamala Harris the “safe” move diminishes both the triumph and the challenge of the first Black female vice presidential candidate.

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While hospitalizations rates decline, deaths are increasing and officials warn that Californians need to continue following safety protocols to prevent another wave of infections.

The governor’s defense of his administration’s recovery efforts, including the work of a 108-member all-star economic task force, came as the state released updated figures on COVID-19 infections that reflect numbers from a massive backlog of cases that were unreported because of a computerized data system failure.

Ventura County judge refuses to close Godspeak Calvary Chapel in Newbury Park and find its pastor in contempt of court for holding indoor services.

L.A. Times sports columnist Bill Plaschke talks about experiencing COVID-19. Yes, he says, it’s really as bad as you’ve heard.

The assistance is available to residents who live outside of the city of Los Angeles, with much of the money being directed to specific zip codes identified as especially in need of relief.

A California man who spent 25 years in prison for a 1994 killing had his murder conviction dismissed Wednesday because the court said he didn’t receive a fair trial.

President Trump is promising voters he will replace the Affordable Care Act, forge a new Iran nuclear deal, end the payroll tax and achieve other ambitious goals within weeks if reelected. His ability to deliver on them is close to zero.

The L.A. financier whose tip exposed William “Rick” Singer’s college admissions scam is sentenced to one year in prison for securities fraud.

Naason Joaquin Garcia, leader of La Luz Del Mundo, is charged with raping young members of his church. Prosecutors have begun to make their case in court.

Santa Barbara-area real estate sources believe Meghan Markle and Prince Harry were the buyers of a $14.65-million Montecito estate that sold off-market in June.

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POC and nature

Meet the plant power couple in Koreatown who sell fresh plant-core merch and use their platform to uplift and advocate for POC in the plant world. When COVID-19 hit L.A., Amorette Brooms reinvented her boutique as a houseplants shop and saved her business.

Mo Jackson wanted to share their love of camping with other people of color. They started BIPOC Camping Kits with that in mind

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For swaths of the U.S. with concentrated Chinese populations, WeChat is a way of life. President Trump’s executive order banning the app could upend that.

After seeing the impact of the coronavirus on Filipino healthcare workers, Tenzing and Zubin Carvalho came to the rescue and donated 12,500 face shields to nursing homes, schools and hospitals.

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Foul-mouthed Sirius radio host Howard Stern has ‘come out of the closet’ as a massive fan of the teen franchise ‘The Kissing Booth.’

After fighting through what her friend Sia calls a “real breakdown,” a resilient Katy Perry is set to deliver her first child and a new album, “Smile.”

Tim and Fred Williams have gone viral with their reaction video to Phil Collins’ “In the Air Tonight.” And no, they never listened to the song beforehand.

UCLA coach Mick Cronin and USC coach Andy Enfield have tossed around ideas on what the 2020-2021 college basketball season could look like including a bubble concept and May Madness tournament.

The Dodgers broke their two-game losing streak with a 6-0 win over the San Diego Padres on Wednesday at Dodger Stadium.

The Clippers clinched the second-best record in the Western Conference with a 124-111 win against the Denver Nuggets.

The NBA playoffs will take place this year in the Orlando, Fla., bubble without the presence of one of the league’s most devoted fans, James Goldstein.

Democratic Sen. Kamala Harris is the first woman of color on a major presidential ticket. Americans of color have been celebrating, analyzing and critiquing her elevation.

Lawmakers are near agreement on how to revamp the Paycheck Protection Program. But it may not be enough to help small businesses shut out of previous rounds of the government loans.

The British economy shrank by a fifth in the second quarter, marking the deepest coronavirus-related slump among the world’s seven leading economies.

British Transport Police say three people died and six were injured after a passenger train derailed in northeastern Scotland amid stormy weather.

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