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A front of cold, low-pressure air moving in from the northwest may help clear out some of the wildfire smoke that has been smothering the region.

State Laws, Politics & Policy

SB 1383 requires employers with five or more workers to offer 12 weeks of unpaid time off to bond with a child or care for a relative starting Jan. 1.

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As wildfires rage in the West and hurricanes pummel the Gulf Coast during a pandemic, disaster aid has been forced to evolve, for better or worse.

Disneyland, Knott’s Berry Farm and other California theme parks have been shut for six months. An unusual set of circumstances in Orange County has led three mayors to demand a change.

Yes, it’s that time of year again. Here’s how and where to get a flu shot in Los Angeles and around California.

All along the West Coast, health facilities are reporting an influx of patients with breathing problems. Is it smoke inhalation or symptoms of COVID-19?

The city’s report looked at hotels in L.A. that received taxpayer assistance or were built on city land. None of them took part in Project Roomkey.

A ransomware attack at the Newhall School District over the weekend has put online learning on hold for roughly 6,000 students.

The shutdown of the Foster Farms plant this week due to coronavirus deaths exposes lapses in one of the most dangerous workplace sectors.

The iconic Monterey Bay Aquarium has been closed since March because of the pandemic, forcing major cutbacks. Still, the animals must be cared for.

The COVID-19 pandemic has pushed the California DMV to expand online services such as title transfers, registrations and driver’s license renewals, reducing the need for people to wait in person at a field office.

It’s hard to predict what may happen when California’s primary schools reopen. But when it comes to the state’s youngest students, data are more robust and reassuring.


Housing & Homelessness

The activist group Ground Game LA complains that a recent court hearing involving the L.A. City Council violated California’s open meeting law.

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