Oct. 20, 2020


In announcing the findings of its investigation, the NTSB recommended sweeping changes to small vessel oversight by the U.S. Coast Guard.

Officials stressed that the disease can strike any age group and that personal decisions on adhering to prevention measures will dictate when the county can further lift restrictions on businesses and public facilities.

California health officials will devote additional resources to curb coronavirus transmission rates in Riverside, L.A. and San Bernardino counties.

A Navy pilot ejected from a jet before it crashed during a training flight in eastern Kern County, sparking a fire that was quickly extinguished.

Disneyland, Knott’s Berry Farm and other large California theme parks won’t open immediately under protocols.

State Republicans say their ballot drop box program has followed all regulations and accuse Democratic officials of partisan retaliation.

If a ballot can’t be preserved, officials will work to alert voters who need to resubmit their votes using the contact information printed on the mail-in envelope.

Protesters filed a civil suit in a March incident in which Los Angeles County Dist. Atty. Jackie Lacey’s husband, David, is accused of aiming a firearm at them.

A $100-million donation from the Jay Pritzker Foundation will provide scholarships and emergency financial aid to state’s community college students.

“Hello America” host Nish Kumar plays “a pointless complex quest” to show how the American voting system is like a bad game of Dungeons & Dragons.

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How to celebrate Halloween

With Halloween around the corner, the coronavirus remains the scariest nightmare of all. Many of the traditional events in Southern California have been canceled. But here is what you can do: Decorate your home. Carve a hand-picked pumpkin. Bake a roasted pumpkin loaf topped with spiced bread crumbs. Take a spooky driving tour of L.A.

Can we safely celebrate Halloween this year, in the midst of a pandemic? Gatherings aren’t safe, and do you really want your children knocking at doors, begging for candy and grabbing from the same bowl? Americans stuck at home have plenty of time to come up with some creative — and safe — solutions.


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The Los Angeles Dodgers meet the Tampa Bay Rays in the 2020 MLB World Series. Los Angeles Times reporter Jorge Castillo chats with columnists Bill Plaschke and Dylan Hernandez about the series, who has the advantage and who wins it all.


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“GLOW” stars Sunita Mani, Sydelle Noel, Britney Young, Shakira Barrera, Kia Stevens and Ellen Wong called on Netflix for better representation on the hit show.

Netflix subscriptions surged as the COVID-19 pandemic hit, but growth is slowing as businesses reopen and competition from streaming rivals rises.

Reese Witherspoon, Luke Wilson, Selma Blair, Jennifer Coolidge and other “Legally Blonde” stars are reuniting 19 years after the film hit theaters.

The U.S. has experienced about 300,000 ‘excess deaths’ since the coronavirus came to America, and two-thirds of them can be attributed to COVID-19, the CDC says.

Biden holds a narrow lead in the nation’s perennial swing state, where early voting has started. Winning it would all but seal victory over Trump.

Sweden has banned Chinese telecoms groups Huawei and ZTE from its 5G networks because of what it calls Beijing’s spying and ‘theft of technology.’


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