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The shift took some officials and others by surprise, coming just a few weeks after California found itself the American epicenter of the coronavirus.

California will switch to an age-based eligibility approach for COVID-19 vaccinations. Many questions remain, but it could mean people over 50 would be the next focus.

The San Francisco Bay Area won kudos for tamping down the coronavirus. Then it came roaring back. Now the region is partly reopening again.

The current school year ends June 10, and a parent group is pushing for campuses to reopen, but it depends on how quickly teachers can be vaccinated.

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The artist known as Mr. Wash re-created a lost painting for the Hammer’s ‘Made in L.A.’ biennial. Then a funny thing happened: The original turned up.

Salmon fry in California are suffering from an apparent vitamin deficiency that is threatening fish and other wildlife. But what is the cause?

Protesters condemn the attack, which police say has yielded no suspects. But critics of the church also say they feel compelled to suspend protests against a preacher who spreads hate.

President Biden’s latest executive order seeks to better track hate crimes against Asian Americans, which rose after Trump’s talk of ‘the China virus.’

Democrats hope that strong Republican denunciations of Trump after the Jan. 6 riot will translate into a conviction.

Senate GOP leader Mitch McConnell said he’s dropping a key demand and is ready to move toward a power-sharing agreement after two Democratic senators pledged they won’t vote to do away with the filibuster.

Biden’s new vaccination target comes after he and his aides faced criticism for his previously stated goal of 100 million inoculations during his first 100 days in office.

A California winter storm closed both sides of I-5 near the Grapevine and the Tehachapi Pass, as well as part of the 8 Freeway in San Diego County.

In Southern California, an area code can say a lot about a person. Are you a 310, a 213 or a 323? What does it mean if you have a 562 or an 818?

Screen icon and climate activist Jane Fonda will receive the prestigious Cecil B. DeMille Award at the 2021 Golden Globes next month.

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The final hours of Kobe Bryant’s life: An oral history

Today marks one year since Bryant, his daughter Gianna, John, Keri and Alyssa Altobelli, Sarah and Payton Chester, Christina Mauser and Ara Zobayan died in a helicopter crash in Calabasas. This is a collection of texts, radio communications, quotes and scenes from those last hours.

A look at how Kobe Bryant’s widow took to social media throughout the year to honor her husband and daughter while sharing her struggles after their deaths.

Kobe Bryant’s former teammates Robert Horry, Rick Fox, Brian Shaw and Devean George share their thoughts about what made the Lakers legend so great.

Lakers star-turned-entrepreneur Magic Johnson often is asked about Kobe Bryant, taking time to preserve his memory and celebrate a life that was cut short.

The former Lakers star-turned-executive made the draft-day trade that brought Bryant to L.A. It’s an emotional time for Jerry West.

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‘These gloves aren’t even for COVID — just for this office,’ Jimmy Fallon joked while tidying up his NBC colleague Steve Kornacki’s haphazard quarters.

One of the remaining opening-day attractions Walt Disney oversaw himself, the Jungle Cruise will return with less racially insensitive depictions of other cultures.

‘Ma Rainey’s Black Bottom’ director George C. Wolfe sees a missed opportunity between Ma (Viola Davis) and Levee (Chadwick Boseman).

Paul Audley, president of FilmLA, answers questions about Hollywood’s return to work and the organization’s own challenges.

LeBron James scores 21 of his season-high 46 points in the fourth quarter as the Lakers stay unbeaten on the road with a win over the Cleveland Cavaliers.

The Rams signed quarterback Devlin Hodges to a reserve/future contract, the team announced Monday.

A judge dismissed a lawsuit against the Angels and MLB brought by Bubba Harkins, who was fired by the team for providing sticky substances to pitchers.

MLS will open its season in April instead of its traditional March date because of coronavirus concerns, although CBA negotiations must be finalized.

After declaring three years ago that his country fulfilled it decades-long ambition to become a nuclear power, North Korean leader Kim Jong Un turned his attention to fixing an ailing economy that was undermining his pledge to better the lives of his people.

Italian Prime Minister Giuseppe Conte has resigned after a key ally yanked his support, leaving Italy rudderless at a key moment in the pandemic.

Ted Wheeler, the mayor of Portland, Ore., pepper-sprayed a man who confronted and videotaped him and a former mayor as they left a restaurant.

After a pet-less stretch during the Trump presidency, the White House now echoes with the patter of paws of President Biden’s two dogs.

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