April 18, 2021


‘It always felt to me like I’d fallen off a fire escape,’ says Yale graduate Shawn Pleasants, ‘and once you get on the ground, the ladder is 12 feet up in the air.’

Liliana Carrillo’s condition over the last year alarmed people in her life. She began to echo the delusion of QAnon believers.

After Adam Toledo, Daunte Wright and Caron Nazario, I’d like to think something has changed. But the many calls for police reform sound just as hollow.

While no one is calling yet for the monarchy’s abolition, some are urging that its power be shrunk, and wonder whether King Abdullah II is the right person at the helm.

Clayton Kershaw threw six shutout innings and drew a bases-loaded walk and Mookie Betts made a game-ending diving catch in a 2-0 win at San Diego.

The ArcLight Hollywood with its Cinerama Dome means a great deal to Hollywood the neighborhood. Here’s hoping for a rescue that saves it but doesn’t try to reinvent something that works.

It turns out games are uniquely tailored to explore love, romance and heartbreak. Consider “Maquette,” “Genesis Noir” and “Journey of the Broken Circle,” interactive conversations that ask players to think about love.

As they vie for the top prize on VH1’s Emmy-winning reality show, Gottmik and Symone discuss what makes L.A. — and its drag scene — so distinctive.

Latino Life

Last year, Jacob Cruz’s niece received a phone call at work: Her uncle was coming home. The news was so impossible to believe that she hung up to gather herself.

In their rush to help unaccompanied immigrant children, some critics question whether Long Beach leaders understand what they are getting themselves into.

El Salvador is known to jail women for miscarriages, stillbirths and other obstetric emergencies. An international lawsuit could bring about important change.

“Of Women and Salt,” tracking generations of Latinas, comes out of Gabriela Garcia’s family story, life experience and advocacy for migrants.

Carribean Fragoza’s “Eat the Mouth That Feeds You” is a debut story collection ripe with surrealism but grounded in the soil of Latina experience.


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Freshman quarterback Elijah Brown threw three touchdowns in the Monarchs’ 34-17 win over the Braves, helping Mater Dei lay claim as the best in the state.

Rams season-ticket holders got a chance to visit SoFi Stadium for the first time after the COVID-19 pandemic barred them from attending games last season.

Carlos Vela sustains an injury and leaves early before LAFC defeats MLS expansion team Austin FC 2-0 in the season opener for both squads.

With every All-Star player sidelined, the Lakers held off the Utah Jazz 127-115 in overtime Saturday afternoon at Staples Center.

The countries have agreed to cooperate to curb climate change, just days before President Biden hosts a virtual summit of world leaders to discuss the issue.

The imprisoned Russian opposition leader is in the third week of a hunger strike, and a doctor says his health is deteriorating rapidly.

The Cook County prosecutor implied in court last week that 13-year-old Adam Toledo was holding a handgun the instant he was fatally shot by a Chicago police officer, which video evidence disproves.

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