Sep. 26, 2020


The Angeles National Forest division chief described an infernal scene of smoke and heat as he and more than 100 firefighters worked to save the famed site.

At least several thousand people are expected in Portland, Ore., on Saturday for a right-wing rally in support of President Trump and his “law and order” reelection campaign.

The letter was one of 64 cases identified in a state audit on UC’s admission policies in which applicants were admitted using factors like connections to donors, staff and alumni.

If AB 3216 passes, anyone who lost their jobs at hotels, airports and private clubs during this pandemic and any future ‘state of emergency’ can get their position back based on seniority — assuming their place of employment survives.

Amy Coney Barrett, President Trump’s nominee to fill Ruth Bader Ginsburg’s seat on the Supreme Court, is a hero to many judicial conservatives.

The arch-conservative judge would cement a 6-3 conservative majority on the Supreme Court — one that might very well overturn Roe vs. Wade.

Red flag warnings were issued from Saturday night through early Monday as hot and windy conditions raise concerns about new blazes.

Questions loom after a homeless Black man was killed by sheriff’s deputies who stopped him for jaywalking.

The Los Angeles Public Library’s buildings remain COVID-closed. But in the pandemic, librarians’ creativity has blossomed online and many new doors for patrons have opened.

This year, L.A. County will break its record for homeless deaths. Sylvia Maglia, a troubled soul who lived on the streets of Granada Hills, is one of the dead.

Clayton Kershaw is once again having a memorable regular season, and he’ll get another chance to prove he can help the Dodgers win a World Series.

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Despite the pandemic, Southern California home prices are at record levels. In Beverly Hills, John Legend and Chrissy Teigen just paid $17.5 million for this mansion, and a huge two-acre lot just fetched $39.1 million. Elsewhere, we take a look at Pasadena’s priciest (and cheapest) homes. Want more real estate news? Sign up for our newsletter.

Kathy Griffin, Patricia Heaton and Gary Sinise are among this week’s real estate movers and shakers.


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‘The Great British Baking Show’ is back on Netflix for its 11th season to offer us a sweet escape from the misery of 2020.

Prince’s landmark “Sign O’ the Times” has been reissued as a box set. Critics Mikael Wood, Daphne Brooks, Naima Cochrane and Michaelangelo Matos on its legacy.

Actress Drew Barrymore reunited with ex-husband Tom Green on her talk show Friday after not speaking to him face to face for about 15 years.

The Angels received a break when the Astros lost earlier Friday, but they couldn’t hold the Dodgers in check and lost 9-5.

Cam Akers will not play against Buffalo because of a rib injury, but Rams running back combo Malcolm Brown and Darrell Henderson are ready to go.

Paul Pettit, a prep baseball standout in the 1940s who struck out 27 batters in a single game before signing a record deal with the Pirates, dies at 88.

A Louisiana state trooper who died in a car crash hours after being told he would be fired for his role in a Black man’s death was buried with honors.

Christopher Vialva, 40, was convicted of killing an Iowa couple visiting Texas when he was 19.

Missouri Sen. Josh Hawley sayd he won’t vote for a Supreme Court nominee unless she opposes Roe vs. Wade.