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The Los Angeles Times takes you on a visual journey through a year in California that’s impossible to sum up in just words. Use this opportunity to recall how much we really lived through in the shadow of a deadly virus — and how it all felt.

A plan for how to solve Venice’s homeless crisis has emerged from behind-the-scenes talks among a coalition of Venice activists, city officials and deputies of the area’s city councilman.

Aiden Leos was fatally shot while riding in his mother’s car on the 55 in Orange. Two people have been arrested in the alleged road rage incident.

Earth Wind & Fire headlines a drive-in concert at the Rose Bowl to raise money and awareness in the fight against multiple sclerosis.

Still in college, Kenny Uong is one of L.A.'s foremost public transit system authorities. He memorized all the routes by the time he was 10. Now he wants to make them better.

At Backyard Squabbles, an underground fight club born in the pandemic, contenders are split between athletes with dreams and local guys with grudges.

An off-duty firefighter killed a fellow firefighter and critically wounded a captain in a shooting at Agua Dulce fire station Tuesday morning, officials said.


Our photographer got a sneak peek at the Marvel-themed Avengers Campus, the newest attraction at Disney California Adventure in Anaheim.

Samir Mansour’s bookstore was a cultural magnet for residents of the Gaza Strip until an Israeli airstrike leveled it. Now he has to start over.

Relaxed COVID-19 restrictions provided the Long Beach Opera an opportunity to create a live performance experience different from anything it has done .


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On anniversary of George Floyd’s death, L.A. rally declares, ‘Black lives matter everywhere’

The murder of George Floyd a year ago sparked protests nationwide. Angelenos gathered Tuesday to commemorate his life.

Photos: One year later, Minneapolis mourns and honors George Floyd

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Photos: Knott’s Berry Farm water park reopens to season pass holders

After being closed for more than a year because of the pandemic, Knott’s Berry Farm’s Soak City water park reopened for season pass holders Saturday.

Photos: Israel and Hamas agree to a cease-fire

A cease-fire in the Gaza Strip appeared to hold well into the morning Friday, hours after Israel and Hamas militants announced they’d join the truce.

The lowrider is back: The glorious return of cruising to the streets of L.A.

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The Hollywood Bowl is back. Here are photos of what it was like backstage

Gustavo Dudamel and the L.A. Phil will perform at the Hollywood Bowl for the first time in 18 months. Here are backstage photos from rehearsal.