Dec. 2, 2020


Britain becomes the first country to approve a fully tested COVID-19 vaccine, but its show of national pride raises EU hackles.

Mayor Eric Garcetti said 4,000 food service workers will get a one-time $800 stipend to help with the losses suffered by the industry during the pandemic.

Los Angeles faces a projected budget deficit expected to reach or exceed $600 million. Last month, the police union declined to return to the bargaining table, saying city leaders should look elsewhere for cuts.

The city order prohibits gatherings of people outside immediate households, with some exceptions such as religious services and protests.

A judge on Wednesday ordered Los Angeles County public health officials to show scientific evidence justifying the outdoor dining ban imposed last week amid soaring coronavirus cases.

The bill includes $228 billion for ‘paycheck protection’ subsidies for hard-hit businesses. It would revive a special jobless benefit.

In his final days, President Trump weighs pardons as he rages against the election that cost him a second term.

Rafer Johnson’s medals were a testament to his extraordinary athletic talent, but his work testified to his extraordinary generosity, writes columnist Helene Elliott.

The Promenade 2035 project will replace a shuttered shopping mall in Warner Center with a new “downtown district” featuring a supermarket, public plazas, high-density housing and a 10,000-seat sports and entertainment venue.

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Flexing that green thumb

There are still a few events — socially distanced, of course — for plant lovers to enjoy in Southern California this season. However, if you’d rather stay home, we recommend investing in these humidity-loving houseplants or these hanging plants. We also support curling up on the couch with “Full Bloom, a “Great British Baking Show”-esque series about floral arrangements, and, of course, our gift guide, which includes recommendations for plant fans.

Delight the gardening fans in your life with our plants gift guide featuring clogs, gloves, planters, and other helpful resources.


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“Selena: The Series” turns the focus to the men behind her — creating a self-serving, controlled narrative that fails to illuminate the late singer herself.

There is still an awards season. And, as always, The Times will be right there to capture all of it, from those living in the spotlight to those working backstage on ‘The Envelope’ podcast.

With ‘Rival Peak,’ Facebook is launching a television experiment that’s betting on video games as appointment viewing with Tamagotchi-style loyalty.

LeBron James has agreed to a two-year, $85-million contract extension with the Lakers, who could see him become the NBA’s all-time leading scorer in 2022-23.

José Iglesias, a strong fielder who batted .373 in 2020 for the Baltimore Orioles, was acquired by the Angels on the day they nontendered closer Hansel Robles.

The Dodgers acquired former All-Star closer Corey Knebel from the Milwaukee Brewers and tendered contracts on several players.

Nearly half a million students — including some with COVID-19 — will take a grueling all-day college entrance exam.

House Oversight Committee threatens legal action after documents show census results will be late and potentially flawed.

Eddie Benton-Banai, one of the founders of the American Indian Movement organization that was formed partly in response to alleged police brutality against Indigenous people, has died.

A leading conservation agency is warning that climate change is increasingly damaging the U.N.’s most cherished heritage sites.

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