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With COVID-19 precautions in place, USC will hold 14 graduation ceremonies in seven days for the classes of 2020 and 2021 at the Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum, which last hosted USC’s commencement in 1950.

Have you noticed? Every weekend, caravans of lowriders and custom cars are cruising and hopping in a resurgent ritual. Van Nuys Boulevard is one of the city’s oldest sites of this resilient SoCal obsession.

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.

California’s Highway 1 near Big Sur is open again after a January storm washed away 150 feet of road in January. Recent photos showcase the roadway’s scenic beauty.

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.

Thanks in part to the COVID-19 pandemic, a wildlife center in Huntington Beach is swamped with 500 ducklings — and more are on the way.

This Malibu photographer captures images of great white sharks along the Southern California coast, many just feet from unknowing swimmers and surfers.

``'The Happiest Place on Earth’ is a lot happier today than it’s been in more than a year as Disneyland reopens with limited capacity.


Photos from the Vax Live concert this past Sunday where 20,000 people attended. Performers included Jennifer Lopez, Foo Fighters, Selena Gomez, J. Balvin, H.E.R, Prince Harry and Meghan

At Sundance in 2020, The Times invited young “Minari” star Alan Kim into its photo studio. Now he’s in the Golden Globes and Oscars races.

A gallery of 2020 celebrity portraits by the Los Angeles Times photo staff includes Leonardo DiCaprio, Brad Pitt, Jennifer Aniston and more ...


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Here’s what it looks like inside a facility for unaccompanied migrant children

The Long Beach Convention Center is preparing to open as a temporary facility for unaccompanied migrant children.

Kristin Smart case: Images from the investigation and arrest of Paul Flores

The arrest comes nearly 25 years after Smart vanished while walking back to her dorm at Cal Poly San Luis Obispo.

Photos: Tears and cheers after more than a year as LAUSD resumes in-class instruction

In-person classes have begun at L.A. schools, starting with the youngest students, who will be followed over the coming days by other grades.

Photos: Arguments, fights and arrests at White Lives Matter rally near the Huntington Beach pier

Several hundred people gathered in the plaza area at the base of the Huntington Beach Pier on Sunday to demonstrate against the so-called White Lives Matter rally.

Latino areas devastated by COVID-19 are reopening slowly, with caution and fear about future

Even with California on schedule to fully reopen in June, Whittier Boulevard business owners fear their customers will not return.

High school revisited: Students reflect on their year away from campus

High school students recall their year at home as they prepare to return to campus for the first time since the pandemic began.

After a year of COVID, in-person Easter services return

Easter services amid the COVID-19 pandemic.

Photos: U.S. Capitol Police officer killed in vehicle attack; suspect shot dead

A car slammed into a security barricade near the Capitol, killing one police officer and injuring another. The knife-wielding driver was fatally shot.

Photos: Investigation underway in Orange after the third U.S. mass shooting in two weeks

Investigators are working to determine the motive for a mass shooting inside an Orange business complex that left four people dead.

Celebrating Women Photographers: Carolyn Cole

The Los Angeles Times honors Women’s History Month by highlighting the work of female staff photographers.

Celebrating Women Photographers: Dania Maxwell

The Los Angeles Times honors Women’s History Month by highlighting the work of female staff photographers.