Oct. 20, 2020

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A deadly fire engulfed the Conception dive boat because its owner failed to have effective oversight of the vessel and did not operate a required roving patrol that could have detected the fire earlier and saved lives, the National Transportation Safety Board said Tuesday.

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.

COVID-19 hasn’t quite changed everything: In elections for the Board of Education, it’s still charter school advocates facing off against the teachers union. The stakes are high.

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.

Steve Martin, George Takei, Barbra Streisand and others are sending love to fellow actor Jeff Bridges, who has been diagnosed with lymphoma.

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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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Tickets to see the Dodgers play the Tampa Bay Rays in the World Series at Globe Life Field aren’t cheap — and have to be purchased in groups of four.

Alec Anderson has taken over at right tackle in UCLA training camp after Jake Burton transferred to Baylor in late August.

Many MLB teams embrace analytics for innovation and cost efficiency, but few have enjoyed the sustained success of the American League champion Rays.

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.’

The so-called challenge study aims to help researchers determine the smallest level of coronavirus exposure needed to cause COVID-19.

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