June 2, 2023


Ports Labor Battle

Southern California dockworkers shut down the Los Angeles and Long Beach ports after contract talks deteriorated in recent days.

Pride Protests

Outside Saticoy Elementary School in North Hollywood, parents protesting a Pride Day assembly clashed with police and counterprotesters supporting LGBTQ+ rights and education.


The ‘wealth defense industry’ — a network of accountants and consultants tasked with helping the rich stay rich — is responsible for homeowners avoiding L.A.’s ‘mansion tax.’

After the showdown

In a speech from the Oval Office, President Biden emphasized his willingness to compromise with Republicans and celebrated the passage of a bipartisan bill to suspend the debt ceiling.

Referendum Rules

Republicans and Democrats are in rare agreement over a proposal pushed by labor unions to reform the state’s century-old process for ballot referendums.

Political Identity

Once expected to lose, Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan managed to parlay nationalism to win a historic third term after 20 years in power.

For Your Mind

Meditation is not just about sitting still. Monks from Hacienda Heights’ Hsi Lai Temple show us different ways to maintain a meditative state while carrying on everyday activities.

Dodgers Dugout

Clayton Kershaw has spoken out against the Dodgers’ invitation to the Sisters of Perpetual Indulgence. Houston Mitchell questions if it will sway his free agency decision.


Editors’ Pick

Jacarandas are pretty, but there are other L.A. trees to love: deodar cedar, coast live oak, Moreton Bay fig and more. Here’s how to spot and appreciate them.



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