Theresa Lin-Cheng, 50, wears a tinted visor she calls her “welder’s helmet” and applies sunblock whenever she goes outside. (Béatrice de Géa / LAT)
An estimated 16.3 million Americans ride all-terrain vehicles. In 2003, 125,000 kids were hurt in accidents involving ATVs. (Annie Wells / LAT)
A young fisherman at Echo Park Lake. (Luis Sinco / LAT)
Safe to sip?
Backcountry water has gotten a bad rap for spreading giardia. Now tests suggest it’s not the water that is making people sick. (Stephen Osman / LAT)
A rip current stirs up sand, causing brown water, as lifeguards make a rescue at Zuma Beach. (Nick Steers / Los Angeles County Fire Department)