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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.

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.

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 ...

As they say in Hollywood, “The show must go on,” and the Emmy pre-shows did just that despite the pandemic. Although the red carpets remained rolled up and the limos sat idle, a number of pre-shows moved forward in creative and interesting ways, teeing up to the big event.


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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: 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.

Here they come: Photos show crowds returning to Southern California tourist hot spots

L.A. Times photographers visit local tourist hot spots. Health experts say the next few weeks will be crucial for California to keep virus infection rates down.

Celebrating Women Photographers: Francine Orr

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