Phase 3 of reopening California | Striking photos from around the state

Dan Collins, left, co-owner of Skyline Barber Shop in Temecula, cuts Gene Kelley's hair.
(Francine Orr / Los Angeles Times)
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 Anthony Villa, Amanda Jackson and Emily Largey at Ventura Coast Brewing Co.
Roommates Anthony Villa, left, Amanda Jackson and Emily Largey visit Ventura Coast Brewing Co. in downtown Ventura as Ventura County allows resumption of dine-in service.
(Al Seib / Los Angeles Times)

The images we see on a daily basis still seem difficult to comprehend.

High school seniors holding graduation ceremonies via Zoom in their living rooms, Dodger Stadium filled with cars — not for a game but for storage of rental cars — and a flight crew walking through Los Angeles International Airport looking ready to tackle a hazmat situation.

California is in the midst of reopening as Gov. Gavin Newsom rolls out a four-phase plan to restart the economy amid the COVID-19 pandemic.

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Here are some images from around the state that now represent the “new normal.”

Visitors share a narrow hiking path at Eaton Canyon Natural Area Park on May 24.
Visitors share a narrow hiking path at Eaton Canyon Natural Area Park in Pasadena on May 24. The overcrowding spurred officials to close the park.
(Myung J. Chun/Los Angeles Times)
A cyclist wearing a protective face covering rides through Griffith Park.
(Al Seib/Los Angeles Times)
Maricela Moreno, manager at El Tarasco in Marina del Rey, disinfects cash at the restaurant.
(Myung J. Chun/Los Angeles Times)
Rosa Pedraza cuts Robert Nunez's hair at Rosa Hair Salon in Atwater on May 26.
(Genaro Molina/Los Angeles Times)
Kenny Welch stands in front of his living structure on a 110 Freeway overpass.
Kenny Welch stands in front of his living structure on a 110 Freeway overpass during the pandemic. " I would rather fend for myself than rely on the government for shelter,” said Welch.
(Jason Armond / Los Angeles Times)

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 Anthony Villa, Amanda Jackson and Emily Largey at Ventura Coast Brewing Co.
Roomates Anthony Villa, left, Amanda Jackson and Emily Largey enjoy a visit to Ventura Coast Brewing Co. in downtown Ventura as Ventura County became the largest county in Southern California to resume dine-in service.
(Al Seib / Los Angeles Times)
At Hair Event in Fullerton, stylists cut customers' hair.
On the first day of reopening at Hair Event in Fullerton, Kristy Rana, far left, Zaharia Bala and Kylee Liu cut customers’ hair.
(Allen J. Schaben/Los Angeles Times)
Mildred "Millie" Stratton waves at a caravan of cars celebrating her 102nd birthday.
Mildred “Millie” Stratton waves to a caravan of cars led by Alhambra police officers and firefighters. The parade past her home marked her 102nd birthday.
(Allen J. Schaben / Los Angeles Times)
The flight crew for a Hainan Airlines flight, in full-body protective gear, walks through LAX.
The flight crew for a Hainan Airlines flight walks through Tom Bradley International Terminal at LAX.
(Al Seib / Los Angeles Times)

Paige Johnson takes a photo of friend Manon Guijarro at the L.A. County Museum of Art.
New Pierce College graduate Manon Guijarro has her photo taken by friend Paige Johnson at Chris Burden’s outdoor sculpture “Urban Light” at the L.A. County Museum of Art.
(Genaro Molina / Los Angeles Times)
Salesperson Mary Perez helps a customer at High Class Jewels in downtown L.A.
Mary Perez, a salesperson at High Class Jewels in downtown L.A., helps a customer in the recently reopened store.
(Mel Melcon / Los Angeles Times)
A woman walks past a building featuring Britney Spears in L.A.'s Fairfax District.
A woman, masked against COVID-19, walks past a building featuring Britney Spears in L.A.'s Fairfax District.
(Genaro Molina / Los Angeles Times)
The Rosales family treks down the rocky banks of the Santa Fe Dam in Irwindale.
The Rosales family treks down the rocky banks of Santa Fe Dam in Irwindale after spending an afternoon at the newly reopened recreation area.
(Robert Gauthier / Los Angeles Times)
Maria Morales, center, participates in virtual USC graduation from her home in Orange.
Maria Morales, center, participates in virtual USC graduation via Zoom, with brother Manny Morales, left, mom Pilar Morales and stepdad Victor Ramos, from her home in Orange.
(Brian van der Brug / Los Angeles Times)
Professional dog walker Lindsay Rojas walks Gomez, left, and Nikki in Culver City.
Professional dog walker Lindsay Rojas takes golden retrievers Gomez, left, and Nikki for a stroll along Le Bourget Avenue in Culver City.
(Mel Melcon / Los Angeles Times)

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The Thunderbirds fly over downtown L.A. May 15.
The Air Force Thunderbirds precision flying team banks over downtown Los Angeles in formation to salute healthcare workers and first responders on May 15.
(Brian van der Brug / Los Angeles Times)
Surfers Memorial at Steamer Lane in Santa Cruz.
The monument to surfers at Steamer Lane in Santa Cruz wears a coronavirus mask.
(Gary Coronado / Los Angeles Times)
A woman wearing a protective mask walks past a shuttered business in Long Beach
A woman wearing a protective mask walks past a shuttered business in Long Beach.
(Luis Sinco / Los Angeles Times)
 Thousands of rental cars are stored at Dodger Stadium
Thousands of rental cars are stored at Dodger Stadium as the health crisis has caused rentals to nosedive.
(Robert Gauthier / Los Angeles Times)
Traveling nurse Gail Cunningham, others honored in drive-by rally in Moreno Valley.
Traveling nurse Gail Cunningham, outside the emergency room entrance to Riverside University Health System in Moreno Valley, waves as residents pay tribute to medical personnel with a drive-by rally.
(Gina Ferazzi / Los Angeles Times)
Wishing Well store in Whittier
Ben, left, Julia, Luke and Ethan Brenier help their mom prepare to open the Wishing Well store in Whittier after it was closed due to coronavirus restrictions.
(Dania Maxwell / Los Angeles Times)
Huntington Beach
Some beachgoers actively use the beach while others relax on the sand, despite Gov. Gavin Newsom’s active-use-only order, in Huntington Beach.
(Allen J. Schaben/Los Angeles Times)
A security guard gets some exercise while keeping watch on the Apple Store at the Third Street Promenade in Santa Monica. As coronavirus restrictions are loosened, retail shops are allowed to reopen if they provide curbside pickup and practice social distancing.
A security guard gets some exercise while keeping watch on the Apple Store at the Third Street Promenade in Santa Monica. As coronavirus restrictions are loosened, retail shops are allowed to reopen if they provide curbside pickup and practice social distancing.
(Luis Sinco / Los Angeles Times)

South L.A. animal shelter
Christine Gamez of Fullerton returns her fostered dog, Tyson, to the South L.A. animal shelter. Gamez was emotional because she could no longer continue to foster Tyson due to her current living situation.
(Jason Armond / Los Angeles Times)

A Houston hospital isn’t just battling the coronavirus. It faces patients who, convinced they’re not infected, leave before treatment is finished.

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Janice Brown was the first patient at Desert Valley Hospital’s COVID-19 unit. And the first to be released. Neither she nor her doctors or nurses expected her to return. Within weeks, she tested positive again.

Los Angeles Times’ visual coverage of the coronavirus crisis