Sep. 21, 2020


The new figures, obtained by The Times, reveal for the first time how commonly the technology is used in the department, which for years has provided vague and contradictory information about use.

California transplants now find themselves victims of an exodus that has driven up housing costs in states that are burning: Oregon, Idaho and Washington.

‘Schitt’s Creek’ set Emmy records while ‘Watchmen’ and ‘Succession’ helped lead HBO to a dominant night in a surreal evening that demonstrated how to pull off an awards show during a pandemic.

In Monday’s Season 18 premiere, the host apologized for the misconduct allegations that dogged her show all summer.

In new guidance, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention says the coronavirus spreads mainly through respiratory aerosols, small particles that apparently can remain suspended in the air and inhaled.

New survey finds three-fourths of families have experienced a loss of income since March and more than one-third of students don’t have a quiet place to study.

Last month’s explosion in Lebanon has underscored fears near the Port of L.A., where residents worry that hefty tanks storing butane could catalyze a deadly disaster.

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K-12 schools in Los Angeles are not allowed to be open at the moment. Yet many schools have reopened anyway, either by outsourcing their facilities to established providers like the Y, or by rebranding as day camps, which are license-exempt and virtually unregulated in California.

The Luxe Rodeo Drive is the first L.A.-area luxury hotel to go out of business because of the pandemic. An unusually high loan delinquency rate may mean more hotel closures are likely to follow.

Make your mail-in ballot count

Don’t pay attention to the unsubstantiated claims: Mail-in voting is reliable (even during a pandemic) and extremely popular in California. But don’t wait until the last minute — missing the deadline was the main reason for ballots being tossed out in the 2016 election. Here’severything else you need to know about voting in L.A. County.

We need a 2020 version of the special commission that resolved the disputed election of 1876.


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An Emmy broadcast that was actually... good?

Weary TV critics Lorraine Ali and Robert Lloyd stayed up past deadline to break down why the stay-at-home awards show was a winner.

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In the ring, they were gods. Now, they rely on street food vending to survive.
MEXICO CITY, FEDERAL DISTRICT - AUGUST 16: Customers order and wait for their order at Crepas El Mana in La Lagunilla neighborhood on Sunday, Aug. 16, 2020 in Mexico City, Federal District. Mexican luchador Joel Bernal Galicia, 54, known as "Olimpico," works with his wife of 14-years Leticia Vazquez Rojano, at their crepes stand they started over eight years ago. Hundreds of professional wrestlers now find themselves searching for other work since Lucha Libre matches are on hold due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Many have turned to selling food. (Gary Coronado / Los Angeles Times)

In the months since the coronavirus struck and wrestling arenas were closed, many Mexican wrestlers rely on street food vending to make a living.

Prep basketball players in Flint, Mich., discuss the importance of the game in their lives and their perspective on the upcoming season.


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Family and collaborators discuss the making of Tom Petty’s 1994 solo album ‘Wildflowers,’ which is being reissued as a box set with dozens of unreleased tracks.

In “More Than a Woman,” the British writer once known for snark and controversy copes with everything from maintenance sex to her child’s eating disorder.

BTS, the K-pop boy band, started the week off right with a Tiny Desk home concert for NPR and news about a “Dynamite” video for “Fortnite.”

Sales of “Forrest Gump” really took off after Tom Hanks portrayed the title character in a movie that won six Oscars.

Chargers defensive end Joey Bosa says the team’s struggle to keep Patrick Mahomes in the pocket ultimately hurt their chances of winning Sunday.

Darious Williams intercepted a pass in the end zone intended for Eagles receiver J.J. Arcega-Whiteside in the third quarter Sunday to keep the Rams’ lead.

With Mookie Betts and Chris Taylor out of the starting lineup, the Dodgers offense couldn’t muster enough offense to back starter Tony Gonsolin.

The plan favored by the legislators is one that virtually everyone acknowledges would be highly difficult to integrate or enforce.

The U.S. Space Force has set up a squadron in Qatar, the newly formed service’s first foreign deployment.

Protests by tens of thousands of Belarusians against President Alexander Lukashenko, whom they accuse of rigging his recent re-election, have entered their seventh week.

After a six-year legal battle, an Israeli court has approved the extradition of a former teacher wanted in Australia on charges of child sex abuse.


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