Aug. 11, 2020


The disastrous situation unfolding at California’s oldest prison is shaping up to be the latest of several cautionary tales of how many people must get infected before ‘herd immunity’ might be achieved.

For more than six weeks, a group of protesters have camped out across from L.A. City Hall, forming a protest community that has grown into a constant symbol of calls for police reform.

Even with budget cuts, police spending in Los Angeles will reach about $3 billion a year. How did the LAPD come to consume to much of the city’s ‘unrestricted’ money?

Early on a Thursday morning in February, two men in suits rapped on the door of the South Los Angeles apartment that Gadseel Quiñonez shares with his little brother.

The union representing Los Angeles police officers is criticizing Mayor Eric Garcetti’s plan to shut off water and power at “party houses,” saying officers should be focused on the rising number of shootings instead.

The incident occurred around 12:30 a.m. Tuesday when an unknown assailant opened fire in the gathering, authorities said.

Ten other human West Nile virus cases have been confirmed statewide in 2020, eight in Stanislaus County, and the others in L.A. and Madera counties.

In a video of the incident, a woman can be heard telling deputies she called 911 to report that the teens were being chased by a man with a knife.

Life inside the NBA’s closed environment in Orlando means constant surveillance and medical checks. And sometimes wine. Lots and lots of wine.

Google is adding California’s earthquake early warning system as part of its Android operating system for mobile phones.

Customer service has declined amid the pandemic. It’s time for companies to recognize that treating customers better is good business.

Student-led protests are calling for curbs on King Maha Vajiralongkorn’s wealth and power, openly defying laws against insulting the monarchy.


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Going to college in a pandemic

What will the academic year look like for college students? Campuses are preparing for a variety of scenarios from remote learning to in-person instruction. If students live in dorms, they will play an active role in keeping campuses COVID-free. For those who want to take a gap year without traveling the globe, plenty of domestic opportunities await.

Last school year, you might have spent weeknights in a study room with poor circulation, surrounded by friends as you crammed for exams.

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At 82, Jerry West doesn’t try to hide the cracks in a fabled life. “I wish I would have done something really important in my life.”

Kyle Kuzma hits a three-pointer with less than a second remaining to push the Lakers to a 124-121 win over the Nuggets, snapping L.A.'s losing streak.

Dustin May’s immense potential was on display on Monday in the Dodgers’ 2-1 loss to the San Diego Padres.

It took six months or so to get to 10 million cases after the coronavirus first appeared in central China late last year. It took just over six weeks for that number to double.

Hong Kong residents are buying up copies of the Apple Daily newspaper in support of press freedom after its owner, Jimmy Lai, was arrested.

The resignation comes as public anger is mounting against the ruling elite, blamed for the chronic mismanagement and corruption that is believed to be behind the explosion in a Beirut Port warehouse.

A rare wind storm with power similar to an inland hurricane swept across the Midwest Monday, leaving tens of thousands of homes without power.


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