Photos capture California as the state fully reopens

A man in a black apron gives a seated man a trim
Jacket Rashad, a street barber, gives Karim Mejia Mawema, a food vendor, a haircut on Degnan Boulevard on June 15, 2021, in Leimert Park. The community is excited for the reopening and is preparing for a huge Juneteenth block party.
(Jason Armond / Los Angeles Times)
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Mask on, mask off.

It’s now a choice for many.

New state guideline say that fully vaccinated people are no longer required to wear masks in most public settings, such as stores, restaurants, gyms, movie theaters and family entertainment centers — bowling alleys, arcades, trampoline parks, ice skating rinks and the like.

A person is considered fully vaccinated two weeks after receiving their second dose of the Pfizer-BioNTech or Moderna vaccines, or two weeks after receiving their only dose of the Johnson & Johnson vaccine.

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Here’s a look around the Southland.

A woman in a Dodgers shirt raises her arms
Alice Maldonado of Los Angeles reacts as she enters Dodgers Stadium for reopening night in Los Angeles.
(Gina Ferazzi / Los Angeles Times)
A woman, right, carries a cake as a man, center, and another woman gesture while holding microphones
“Everything” organizers Allison Goldberg, left, Esteban Gast and Lauren Katz celebrate “highlight” birthdays from 2020 during an evening party.
(Myung J. Chun / Los Angeles Times)
Three adults and a child cheer as they look up from a restaurant table
From left, Asela Mariott, Shiquita Sargent, Tobias Blackmon, 6, and Dominique Whitfield watch a UEFA Euro 2020 soccer match between France and Germany at Legends Sports Bar in Belmont Shore, Long Beach, on June 15, 2021.
(Christina House / Los Angeles Times)
A woman in a hat wearing a green cropped top and white skirt stands with surf in background
Ayerim Herrera, 18, of Riverside, poses for photos under the Huntington Beach pier on June 15, 2021.
(Gary Coronado / Los Angeles Times)
Sunrise over hills and a lone cyclist in silhouette
The sun rises as a cyclist rides along a trail inside the Santa Fe Dam Recreation area in Irwindale on June 15, 2021. California rescinded most mask rules for vaccinated people and ended capacity limitations on businesses and venues.
(Irfan Khan / Los Angeles Times)

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A woman has her picture taken in a train station
A maskless Saphhira has her photo taken by an Amtrak employee Tuesday after arriving from San Diego to Union Station on the first day that California is fully reopened.
(Genaro Molina / Los Angeles Times)
People enjoy a slide at Six Flags Hurricane Harbor water park in Valencia during the first day of California reopening.
(Wally Skalij/Los Angeles Times)
A man bends down onto his pet goat
Joe McMenimen and his nubian goat, Tom Brady, in Hollywood on June 15. Joe McMenimen said he lost his apartment during the pandemic and he is now living in a bus in Hollywood with his goat.
(Francine Orr / Los Angeles Times)
Gov. Gavin Newsom juggles numbered balls
Gov. Gavin Newsom juggles numbered balls after a press conference Tuesday at Universal Studios Hollywood in Universal City. Newsom drew 10 winners to receive $1.5 million each as part of the final cash prize drawing in the state’s “Vax for the Win” program.
(Jay L. Clendenin / Los Angeles Times)
Riders on a roller coaster
People ride the Full Throttle roller coaster at Six Flags Magic Mountain in Valencia during the first day of California reopening.
(Wally Skalij / Los Angeles Times)
A campus security guard hugs a new graduate
Campus security guard Bobbie Young, left, cries as she hugs student Anastacia Nwosu, 18, following the Marco Antonio Firebaugh High School graduation ceremony.
(Francine Orr / Los Angeles Times)
A life guard keeps watch on the crowd of people on Tuesday, June 15, 2021 in Huntington Beach
A life guard keeps watch on the crowd of people on Tuesday in Huntington Beach.
(Gary Coronado/Los Angeles Times)
Tobias Blackmon, 6, plays with bubbles on Second Street in Belmont Shore on Tuesday, June 15, 2021.
Tobias Blackmon, 6, plays with bubbles on Second Street in Belmont Shore on Tuesday, June 15, 2021.
(Christina House/Los Angeles Times)
A mother and daughter laugh together
Lilliana Saldana laughs after having her picture taken in her new dress by her daughter Lilli Saldana, 7, in Grand Park on June 15.
(Genaro Molina / Los Angeles Times)
Shoppers at South Coast Plaza in Costa Mesa on Tuesday, June 15, 2021.
Shoppers at South Coast Plaza in Costa Mesa on Tuesday, June 15, 2021.
(Christina House/Los Angeles Times)

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A packed bar at La Cita in downtown Los Angeles on Friday, June 18, as patrons celebrated the reopening of Los Angeles.
A packed bar at La Cita in downtown Los Angeles on Friday, June 18 as patrons celebrated the reopening of Los Angeles.
(Myung J. Chun/Los Angeles Times)
Two people hug
Norm Langer, right, owner of Langer’s Delicatessen-Restaurant, hugs LAPD Assistant Chief Beatrice Girmala at the reopening of the restaurant.
(Irfan Khan / Los Angeles Times)
Gov. Gavin Newsom alongside Shrek and Troll-doll characters
Gov. Gavin Newsom, alongside Shrek and Troll-doll characters, before a press conference at Universal Studios on June 15.
(Jay L. Clendenin / Los Angeles Times)
Two people talk in front of a large neon sign
Kat Orozco with her boyfriend, Mark Aviv, during lunch at the Grand Central Market on June 15. “I’m still surprised that a lot of people are wearing masks,” Aviv said.
(Genaro Molina / Los Angeles Times)
A person splashes at the end of a waterslide ride
The splashy end of a waterslide ride at Six Flags Hurricane Harbor in Valencia on June 15.
(Wally Skalij / Los Angeles Times)
People walk through an outdoor shopping area
There were many mask-wearers as people packed Universal City Walk on June 15.
(Jay L. Clendenin / Los Angeles Times)
Ellis Cabie, 2, helps her mom pick out fruit at the Farmers Market in Irvine Regional Park on Tuesday.
(Gary Coronado/Los Angeles Times)
A small child plays in a public water fountain
Selena Guerena, 2, runs through the fountain at Universal City Walk on June 15.
(Jay L. Clendenin / Los Angeles Times)
People take a selfie
Los Angeles County Supervisor Hilda Solis poses for a selfie with health officials and essential workers at an event to observe the reopening of L.A. County at the Music Center Plaza on June 15.
(Genaro Molina / Los Angeles Times)
Two people talk and laugh at a restaurant
Norm Langer, left, owner of Langer’s Delicatessen-Restaurant, chats with City Atty. Mike Feuer at the reopening of the restaurant on June 15.
(Irfan Khan / Los Angeles Times)

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The dance floor at the Sound Nightclub in Hollywood
The dance floor at the Sound Nightclub in Hollywood was filled to capacity on Saturday night, following 15 months of total shutdown.
(Myung J. Chun/Los Angeles Times)
Tyrese Gibson and Vin Diesel joke around at the "F9" premiere at TCL Chinese Theatre
Tyrese Gibson and Vin Diesel joke around at the “F9" premiere at TCL Chinese Theatre on Friday, June 18, 2021. The premiere marks a long-awaited return of movies to the theaters.
(Myung J. Chun/Los Angeles Times)
Dancing is back at La Cita in downtown Los Angeles on Friday, June 18, 2021
Dancing is back at La Cita in downtown Los Angeles on Friday, June 18, 2021.
(Myung J. Chun/Los Angeles Times)

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