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San Francisco shut down early in the pandemic and later limited reopening. Now the city is the first urban center in California where the risk of infection is rated as minimal.

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“We cannot tolerate behavior outside of school that places our faculty, staff, and students at increased risk of COVID transmission or exposure,” the school’s principal said.

Of the 3,600 new coronavirus infections reported in L.A. County on Thursday, officials said roughly 2,000 were from a backlog of tests.

About 35 adults between the ages of 18 to 55 will be tested as part of the first phase of the hAd5-COVID-19 clinical trial. This is the first COVID vaccine trial at Hoag.

County officials have made it easier for elementary schools to reopen for their youngest students under waivers, dropping a requirement to show union support.

Yolo County, trying to avoid sliding back into the purple tier of California’s color-coded reopening scale, issues new guidelines.

At first, columnist Sandy Banks was offended after a man yelled at her to put on a mask, but getting to know him, she came to understand his point of view.

In suits nationwide, students say they aren’t getting what they paid for; universities counter that they are doing their best amid a crisis.

The coronavirus outbreak has indelibly imprinted itself on life in Los Angeles — down to the composition of trash washing up on its beaches.

Thousands of patients in L.A. County’s public hospital system face long, sometimes deadly waits to see specialists, a Times investigation has found. The system serves primarily the region’s poorest and most vulnerable residents.


Housing & Homelessness

Several L.A. City Council members support a push for a new law forbidding homeless people from setting up camps near the city’s new bridge shelters.

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