Articles in the “news” category

Vandalism Is Latest Hit For Tenants Fearing Eviction In Pandemic

Vandalism Is Latest Hit For Tenants Fearing Eviction In Pandemic

Tenants at the six-unit apartment complex on the edge of Chinatown have been fighting to stay in their building, which has changed owners three times in the last year.

Mis Ángeles: They Raised $1 Million in COVID-19 Relief To Help LA's Indigenous Communities. Here's Why It's Not Nearly Enough

Mis Ángeles: They Raised $1 Million in COVID-19 Relief To Help LA's Indigenous Communities. Here's Why It's Not Nearly Enough

One in three indigenous Meso-Americans living in Los Angeles has experienced coronavirus or knows someone close to them that has, according to a group that serves local indigenous communities.

A Child Care Center Followed The COVID Safety Guidelines. It Still Had An Outbreak

A Child Care Center Followed The COVID Safety Guidelines. It Still Had An Outbreak

There are relatively few cases of the coronavirus linked to L.A. child care centers, but the data is inconsistent and there's been at least one outbreak at a center here that says it followed safety guidelines.

A Step-By-Step Guide To Getting The Most Money Possible From Your Unemployment Benefits In California

A Step-By-Step Guide To Getting The Most Money Possible From Your Unemployment Benefits In California

This is not a drill. Changing rules. Changing payments. Changing qualifications. And millions of people trying to figure out a system that was inscrutable to begin with.

'We Don't Hire Colored Girls': After A Job Rejection In 1956, A Young LA Telephone Operator Began Kicking Down Doors

'We Don't Hire Colored Girls': After A Job Rejection In 1956, A Young LA Telephone Operator Began Kicking Down Doors

She'd been hired over the phone. All was well until she came in, and her new employer saw she was Black. Here's how having one door closed in her face put her on the path toward a lifetime of kicking other doors down.

Do You Care for Kids Ages 5 and Under? We Want Your Help

Do You Care for Kids Ages 5 and Under? We Want Your Help

Our newsroom is seeking caregivers and educators in Southern California to document what it's like to care for others' kids during a pandemic.

Once Again, The State Has Dinged LAUSD Over Its $1 Billion Plan For Helping High-Need Students

Once Again, The State Has Dinged LAUSD Over Its $1 Billion Plan For Helping High-Need Students

The state says LAUSD wasn't clear on how it planned to spend $1 billion in funds targeted to low-income students, English-language learners and foster kids.

'The Burnout Is Here': Firefighters Struggle As COVID Takes A Toll

'The Burnout Is Here': Firefighters Struggle As COVID Takes A Toll

A Cal Fire Battalion Chief in Riverside talks about how, like the rest of us, his firefighters are struggling with unrelenting disasters.

Residents Of LA's Ritzy Hillside Neighborhoods Say 'Party Houses' Proliferate During Coronavirus

Residents Of LA's Ritzy Hillside Neighborhoods Say 'Party Houses' Proliferate During Coronavirus

District 4 Councilman David Ryu introduced a motion Wednesday that aims to "crack down" on rowdy COVID-19 parties in Los Angeles. 

Pandemic Portraits: A Celebrity Photographer Documents Masked Angelenos

Pandemic Portraits: A Celebrity Photographer Documents Masked Angelenos

Dozens of Angelenos showed up to a Los Feliz driveway to have their masked portrait taken in a DIY pandemic photoshoot.

Will Burbank Voters Weigh In On Rent Control? A Judge Will Decide

Will Burbank Voters Weigh In On Rent Control? A Judge Will Decide

A proposed rent control ballot measure has been met with waves of resistance from Burbank's elected officials.

'It's Going To Be A Herculean Task': Shortened Census Time Stresses Hard-To-Count LA

'It's Going To Be A Herculean Task': Shortened Census Time Stresses Hard-To-Count LA

The U.S. Census Bureau has announced it will complete the 2020 census count a month earlier than planned, with the new deadline to end door-knocking and self-response set for September 30, instead of Oct. 31. In-person canvassing doesn't even start in L.A. County until August 11. 

LA County Health Officials Won't Grant School Reopening Waivers Until COVID Rate Drops

LA County Health Officials Won't Grant School Reopening Waivers Until COVID Rate Drops

But for now, health officials in Los Angeles County will not consider these requests.

L.A. County Voters Will Decide Whether To Divert Over $110 Million From Sheriff's Department To Community Investment Programs

L.A. County Voters Will Decide Whether To Divert Over $110 Million From Sheriff's Department To Community Investment Programs

If voters give the green-light, this could mean reallocating $360-$496 million from other budget priorities, including a $110 million cut to the Sheriff's budget.

A Small City Wants To Unload A Leaky Water System, But Regulators Say Not So Fast

A Small City Wants To Unload A Leaky Water System, But Regulators Say Not So Fast

Bellflower wanted to sell its aging water system and it found a willing buyer, but the state says the price is so high it will burden consumers far outside Bellflower.

After Deal With Teachers Union, LAUSD Students Can Expect (Some) Live Lessons Every Day

After Deal With Teachers Union, LAUSD Students Can Expect (Some) Live Lessons Every Day

The deal aims to put LAUSD in compliance with California's new distance learning law.

South LA's Cleanup Protests: 'Don't Wait For Anybody To Tell You When To Do It'

South LA's Cleanup Protests: 'Don't Wait For Anybody To Tell You When To Do It'

Angelenos from all over gathered again in a Watts strip mall parking lot to protest -- weed wackers and leaf blowers in hand -- by cleaning up Central Avenue.

The Apple Fire -- And Coronavirus -- Leaves Some Evacuees Scrambling For Shelter

The Apple Fire -- And Coronavirus -- Leaves Some Evacuees Scrambling For Shelter

Social distancing requirements means the American Red Cross can't provide cots at the local high school.

Garcetti Gets A House Call From Protesters Demanding Protection For Renters

Garcetti Gets A House Call From Protesters Demanding Protection For Renters

Three people were arrested as the nearly-three hour protest was breaking up.

Election Experts Say Trump Draws False Contrast Between Absentee And Mail-In Voting

Election Experts Say Trump Draws False Contrast Between Absentee And Mail-In Voting

An "I Voted" sticker is included in a mail-in ballot package. (ROBYN BECK/AFP/Getty Images) By Chris Nichols/Capital Public Radio President Donald Trump on Thursday repeated what election experts across the United States say is a false distinction between "absentee"...

Mis Ángeles: Why Those Who Died In El Paso Will Remain With Us Forever

Mis Ángeles: Why Those Who Died In El Paso Will Remain With Us Forever

"I wonder if they ever imagined that they would be with us forever...as we try and will a true portrait of America into existence."

Immigrant Advocates Say Federal Dismantling Of DACA Not A Done Deal

Immigrant Advocates Say Federal Dismantling Of DACA Not A Done Deal

The Trump Administration has said it won't approve new DACA applications and makes the case for dismantling the program weeks after a Supreme Court ruling in DACA's favor.

Pressure Mounts On California's Unemployment Office As Hundreds Of Thousands Wait For Benefits

Pressure Mounts On California's Unemployment Office As Hundreds Of Thousands Wait For Benefits

The director of California's Employment Development Department says they've been swamped, processing more than twice as many claims during the coronavirus pandemic as they did at the height of the Great Recession.

Census Door Knocking Cut A Month Short Amid Pressure To Finish Count

Census Door Knocking Cut A Month Short Amid Pressure To Finish Count

NPR has confirmed the Census Bureau will end door knocking at unresponsive homes on Sept. 30, amid growing concerns the White House is pressuring the bureau to stop counting soon. That could lead to a major undercount of people of color.

Living On A Razor's Edge During The Pandemic, Community Clinics Are Urging Census Turnout

Living On A Razor's Edge During The Pandemic, Community Clinics Are Urging Census Turnout

As the pandemic continues to curb in-person census outreach, community clinics are working to boost census response numbers to help the communities they serve -- and their future.

'Dear Racist': How Rage-Writing Turned To Rage-Drawing For An Artist Who's Fed Up With Anti-Asian Hate

'Dear Racist': How Rage-Writing Turned To Rage-Drawing For An Artist Who's Fed Up With Anti-Asian Hate

I began writing this illustrated letter as a way to shed my fear of the person who racially insulted my children. By the end, I remembered that racists are the ones who are truly afraid.

Why So Many LAUSD Charter Schools Ended Up With Coronavirus Relief Loans For Small Businesses

Why So Many LAUSD Charter Schools Ended Up With Coronavirus Relief Loans For Small Businesses

LAUSD charter schools have received at least $73.6 million in Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) loans.

A 4.2 Magnitude Earthquake Jolted LA. Here's What We Know So Far

A 4.2 Magnitude Earthquake Jolted LA. Here's What We Know So Far

It was centered in the northern San Fernando Valley city of Pacoima -- just west of the 210 Freeway -- and struck at 4:29 a.m, according to the U.S. Geological Survey.

LA City Council Raises Fines For Littering PPE

LA City Council Raises Fines For Littering PPE

The motion targets potentially contaminated masks and gloves being discarded in public spaces, like streets and waterways

As Coronavirus Surges in California, National Guard Soldiers Fill Staffing Gaps

As Coronavirus Surges in California, National Guard Soldiers Fill Staffing Gaps

With overwhelmed health departments calling for help, National Guard soldiers get unusual assignments running COVID19 testing sites and assisting nursing homes.

Could California Step Up To Replace Expiring Federal Unemployment Benefits?

Could California Step Up To Replace Expiring Federal Unemployment Benefits?

An extra $600 per week in federal benefits has been a lifeline for out-of-work Californians. Now it's going away. Here's what state lawmakers plan to do about it.

Is It Safe Out There?

Is It Safe Out There?

If you're getting mixed signals and confusing messages it's because of the mixed signals and confusing messages. See more at "How To (New) LA" -- our special edition series of practical guides for navigating Los Angeles.

What's Open, And What Are The Rules?

What's Open, And What Are The Rules?

California's reopening rollercoaster belongs in a 1980s New Jersey theme park. See more at "How To (New) LA" -- a special edition series of practical guides for navigating Los Angeles.

How To (New) LA: Practical Guides For Navigating The Day-To-Day As It Changes Minute-By-Minute

How To (New) LA: Practical Guides For Navigating The Day-To-Day As It Changes Minute-By-Minute

Up is down. Day is night. High is low. Left is mustard. This is the world right now. Hundreds of news briefings, thousands of audience questions, and an entire newsroom of reporting has gone into this special edition of our L.A. handbook series.

'They're Only Going To Cause More Harm': The Push To Remove Police From Mental Health Crisis Calls

'They're Only Going To Cause More Harm': The Push To Remove Police From Mental Health Crisis Calls

Several activists and lawmakers want to remove the police from most mental health crisis situations. Some in law enforcement feel the same way.

LA Is Still Trying To Get 90,000 Trees Planted By Next Year

LA Is Still Trying To Get 90,000 Trees Planted By Next Year

Trees can beautify neighborhoods, improve air quality and help control heat. But can the city plant enough to meet its own Green New Deal goal?

The LAPD Is Doubling Down On A Community Policing Program. Why Some Activists Are Opposed

The LAPD Is Doubling Down On A Community Policing Program. Why Some Activists Are Opposed

The Community Safety Partnership program is becoming a formal bureau. Activists who want to defund law enforcement say the LAPD can't police its way out of these problems.

California Child Care Providers Unionize: 'It's Time To Demand What We Deserve'

California Child Care Providers Unionize: 'It's Time To Demand What We Deserve'

Of the 9,340 ballots returned to Child Care Providers United, 97% favored representation by the union.

Less-Lethal Weapons Blind, Maim and Kill. Victims Say Enough Is Enough

Less-Lethal Weapons Blind, Maim and Kill. Victims Say Enough Is Enough

For years, activists and civil libertarians worldwide have urged police to ban less-lethal projectiles from use for crowd control.

Black Lives Matter Protesters Gather At LA Federal Building In Solidarity With Portland

Black Lives Matter Protesters Gather At LA Federal Building In Solidarity With Portland

Protesters led by Black Lives Matter took to the streets of Westwood Sunday to protest the federal police response in Portland, Ore.

Dodgers Are At Home, But The 'Hood Is Quiet

Dodgers Are At Home, But The 'Hood Is Quiet

Foot traffic is sorely missed by businesses on Sunset Boulevard on Dodgers' first day game.

Facing New School Year, Officials Ponder Waiver Process For Elementary Schools

Facing New School Year, Officials Ponder Waiver Process For Elementary Schools

The waivers are only available for schools that get approval from local health officers.

Hundreds Of Thousands Are Behind On Rent. Why Won't Politicians Cancel It?

Hundreds Of Thousands Are Behind On Rent. Why Won't Politicians Cancel It?

With so many unemployed, and government assistance disappearing, there's fears of a looming "eviction tsunami."

Asian Americans Face Disproportionate Economic Insecurity Amid Pandemic, And Racism Plays A Role

Asian Americans Face Disproportionate Economic Insecurity Amid Pandemic, And Racism Plays A Role

A new report from UCLA shows that more Asian Americans have lost jobs and businesses compared to white Americans in the COVID-19 crisis.

Brown and Blue: A Mexican American Police Family Tries To Reconcile 'Who We Once Were, Who We Now Are, And Who We Want To Be'

Brown and Blue: A Mexican American Police Family Tries To Reconcile 'Who We Once Were, Who We Now Are, And Who We Want To Be'

She and her husband grew up in a neighborhood where they and their peers, as children of Mexican immigrants, were the ones profiled by white LAPD officers. His response was to join the force, to represent his community. Now, decades later with two grown daughters, they find themselves navigating some difficult conversations.

How 'Power Islands' Could Help Keep The Lights On During Shutoffs

How 'Power Islands' Could Help Keep The Lights On During Shutoffs

When Southern California Edison shuts off the power to keep its lines from starting fires, microgrids that power self-contained homes and business could keep the lights on.

California's National Parks Could Be Getting Millions In Much Needed Help

California's National Parks Could Be Getting Millions In Much Needed Help

As part of the Great American Outdoors Act, our parks could receive some much needed upgrades over the next five years, and even more land could become public.

A Look At The Factors At Play In One Of LA's Hard-To-Count Census Areas

A Look At The Factors At Play In One Of LA's Hard-To-Count Census Areas

Census undercounts have been a big issue in L.A. County for decades -- there's even a 14-point list of reasons. In Cudahy, one mother's life is at the intersection of at least seven of these.

Southern California Could Lose Two Congressional Seats After 2020 Census

Southern California Could Lose Two Congressional Seats After 2020 Census

In addition to an L.A.-area district that could be lost, a second district on the boundary between Orange and San Diego counties is looking vulnerable, according to a new study from Claremont McKenna College.

Why Did Police Shoot An LAist Reporter With A Foam Round In Long Beach?

Why Did Police Shoot An LAist Reporter With A Foam Round In Long Beach?

The incident drew international attention, but for weeks the circumstances have been unclear. Now, Long Beach Police have provided an explanation.

Essay: Pop. Impact. Run. What Happened When Long Beach Police Shot Our Reporter With Foam Round

Essay: Pop. Impact. Run. What Happened When Long Beach Police Shot Our Reporter With Foam Round

The projectile bullet hit the bottom of my throat, rattled my body, my mind, my family, and my sense of 'what now?'

What Anti-Racism Efforts Could Look Like On Cal State Campuses

What Anti-Racism Efforts Could Look Like On Cal State Campuses

The union representing faculty at the state's largest university system wants to see changes that include requiring students to take an ethnic studies course, defunding campus police, and offering free tuition to Black and Indigenous students.

With No Final Say, Trump Wants To Change Who Counts For Dividing Up Congress' Seats

With No Final Say, Trump Wants To Change Who Counts For Dividing Up Congress' Seats

A White House official said the "action will clarify that illegal aliens are not to be included for the purpose of apportionment of Representatives following the 2020 Census."

Alley Dogs And Other Portraits

Alley Dogs And Other Portraits

In this last installment of a three-part series, Bumdog Torres chronicles his development as a photographer living on the streets of Los Angeles.

 For California Child Care Workers, Inequality Is Baked Into The System

For California Child Care Workers, Inequality Is Baked Into The System

California child care providers could be on the verge of getting help in their fight for higher wages. This week, balloting is wrapping up in a month-long vote to unionize child care workers.

Protesters Demand Justice For Mely Corado, Trader Joe's Employee Killed By LAPD

Protesters Demand Justice For Mely Corado, Trader Joe's Employee Killed By LAPD

Nearly two years after Mely Corado was killed in a police shootout at the Trader Joe's in Silver Lake where she worked, protesters marched through the neighborhood in her memory while calling on the LAPD to be held accountable.

At Outdoor Town Hall, Angelenos Picture A World Of Non-Violent 911 Encounters Without LAPD

At Outdoor Town Hall, Angelenos Picture A World Of Non-Violent 911 Encounters Without LAPD

More than 200 people showed up to recommend ways for City Hall to change how law enforcement interacts with the public.

That Time John Lewis Was The Biggest Superhero At Comic-Con

That Time John Lewis Was The Biggest Superhero At Comic-Con

John Lewis at Comic-Con 2016 with collaborators Nate Powell (L) and Andrew Aydin. Our news is free on LAist. To make sure you get our coverage: Sign up for our daily newsletters. To support our non-profit public service journalism:...

FBI Will Review Fatal Shooting Of Andrés Guardado By L.A. Sheriff's Deputy

FBI Will Review Fatal Shooting Of Andrés Guardado By L.A. Sheriff's Deputy

he FBI said Friday it will review the death of Andrés Guardado, the 18-year-old man who was shot and killed by a Los Angeles County sheriff's deputy on June 18.

SoCal Catholic Schools Will Remain Online For Now

SoCal Catholic Schools Will Remain Online For Now

The Archdiocese of Los Angeles announced today that its Catholic schools throughout Los Angeles, Ventura and Santa Barbara counties will open the 2020-21 school year with distance learning due to the new state requirements for resuming in-person instruction.

Harvest Rock Church Files Federal Lawsuit Against Newsom's Church Ban

Harvest Rock Church Files Federal Lawsuit Against Newsom's Church Ban

Pasadena-based Harvest Rock Church and Harvest International Ministry Inc. allege in a federal civil complaint against Governor Newsom saying his temporary ban on church services violates the right to religious freedom clause of the First Amendment, and the "cherished liberties for which so many have fought and died."

Under Newsom's Order, There's No Telling How Long K-12 Campuses In Southern California Will Stay Shut

Under Newsom's Order, There's No Telling How Long K-12 Campuses In Southern California Will Stay Shut

Los Angeles, Orange, San Bernardino and Riverside counties are all on the state's coronavirus monitoring list. No in-person learning will be allowed in K-12 schools until their cleared.

An Education In Becoming Whole Again: How My College Experience Taught Me To Love My Blackness

An Education In Becoming Whole Again: How My College Experience Taught Me To Love My Blackness

Brandi Tanille Carter apprehensively left her home Los Angeles to go to a college she had never seen in a state she'd never visited. But it's here she learned to embrace her Blackness, and it's this experience which allowed her to return home to L.A. empowered.

Mis Ángeles: When The Chaos Hits A New Level With The Kids In The Car

Mis Ángeles: When The Chaos Hits A New Level With The Kids In The Car

I felt so angry and helpless. I had a million thoughts running through me. Some were more violent than others. But the biggest, most important one was, 'What am I going to do about these kids?'

FBI Hostage Negotiator On How To Talk To Strangers About Masks

FBI Hostage Negotiator On How To Talk To Strangers About Masks

Every day there seems to be another story about a confrontation over wearing masks in public. To find out how best to navigate these situations we sought the advice of an expert at handling high-conflict situations.

A CHP Officer Harassed 21 Women, Agency Fired 'Bad Apple' But Didn't Pursue Criminal Charges

A CHP Officer Harassed 21 Women, Agency Fired 'Bad Apple' But Didn't Pursue Criminal Charges

KQED has uncovered the story of one L.A.-based CHP officer who propositioned and otherwise harassed at least 21 women he met during routine vehicle verification appointments.

Look Up! You Might See A Gorgeous Comet Over SoCal This Week

Look Up! You Might See A Gorgeous Comet Over SoCal This Week

Nothing like looking up at a 4.6 billion-year-old disintegrating ball of ice and dust to help put life on Earth in perspective.

Pacific Islander Death Rate From Covid Still The Worst In LA County (Though Not As High As Originally Thought)

Pacific Islander Death Rate From Covid Still The Worst In LA County (Though Not As High As Originally Thought)

Pacific Islanders face higher risks of infection because many work in the service sector and live in multi-generational homes.

With Federal Unemployment Boost Ending, Some Freelancers Wonder If They Have A Future In LA

With Federal Unemployment Boost Ending, Some Freelancers Wonder If They Have A Future In LA

An extra $600 per week in unemployment benefits expires at the end of July, and it's unclear whether it'll be renewed.

Why LA Is Shifting Its COVID-19 Testing Strategy From Free-For-All To Targeted Access

Why LA Is Shifting Its COVID-19 Testing Strategy From Free-For-All To Targeted Access

"Our obligation first and foremost is to meet the needs of those who need a test before those who want one."

New Year's Rose Parade Is Canceled. That Means No Pre-Parade Campouts, Floats Or Bands

New Year's Rose Parade Is Canceled. That Means No Pre-Parade Campouts, Floats Or Bands

A panel of health experts told parade organizers the pandemic wouldn't have subsided enough in time to host hundreds of thousands of spectators on the streets of Pasadena.

LA Wants To Quickly House 15,000 Homeless People. How?

LA Wants To Quickly House 15,000 Homeless People. How?

Even though L.A. moved fewer than a quarter of that number into hotels through Project Roomkey, it still wants to house 15,000 ASAP.

As Coronavirus Surges, LAUSD Will Not Reopen Campuses For Start Of Next School Year

As Coronavirus Surges, LAUSD Will Not Reopen Campuses For Start Of Next School Year

Classes will resume in "distance learning" mode -- and it's still not clear when campuses might reopen.

Fire Official Says San Gabriel Mission Fire Apparently Started In Choir Loft. Arson Is A Possible Cause

Fire Official Says San Gabriel Mission Fire Apparently Started In Choir Loft. Arson Is A Possible Cause

Archbishop Jose Gomez declined to discuss an arson possibility, saying the investigation had just started.

LA Teachers' Union Overwhelmingly Votes Against Reopening Schools

LA Teachers' Union Overwhelmingly Votes Against Reopening Schools

With coronavirus cases rising, UTLA wants LA Unified School District campuses to remain closed during the fall semester.

Protesters Have New Demands After Andrés Guardado's Autopsy Is Released

Protesters Have New Demands After Andrés Guardado's Autopsy Is Released

Protesters are calling for he arrest of the deputy who fatally shot Andrés Guerrero and for Sheriff Alex Villanueva to resign.

Dov Charney's New Company Ordered To Close After Coronavirus Outbreak Infects More Than 300 Workers

Dov Charney's New Company Ordered To Close After Coronavirus Outbreak Infects More Than 300 Workers

The company repeatedly violated orders from the Los Angeles Department of Public Health.

Confused About Whether To Get A Coronavirus Test? Here's What You Need To Know

Confused About Whether To Get A Coronavirus Test? Here's What You Need To Know

L.A. County's guidelines on who should get tested have changed in the last week, to prioritize the most vulnerable and hardest-hit communities.

Mis Ángeles: Bless Me, Rudolfo Anaya 

Mis Ángeles: Bless Me, Rudolfo Anaya 

How the late Mexican American writer's seminal novel "Bless Me, Ultima" changed the way I saw myself. 

'It's Heartbreaking': Waiting Out Coronavirus From Inside A Locked Psychiatric Facility

'It's Heartbreaking': Waiting Out Coronavirus From Inside A Locked Psychiatric Facility

It's not just families with loved ones in nursing homes who haven't been able to visit during the pandemic.

My Life In Public Spaces: How My Race Colors The Way In Which The World Reacts To Me

My Life In Public Spaces: How My Race Colors The Way In Which The World Reacts To Me

My interactions with race -- as is the case for my students -- are valuable, and I'm reminded that they require serious reflection and mindful application. Not only in my personal experience in Los Angeles as a Korean American and an immigrant, but in relation to other minority groups; after all, it is a shared history.

The US Isn't Slowing COVID-19. These SoCal Clinics Mimic A Country That Has

The US Isn't Slowing COVID-19. These SoCal Clinics Mimic A Country That Has

Orange County health clinics for Asian immigrants have adopted a COVID-19 innovation from South Korea, which has flattened its curve.

In LA County, Most Coronavirus Bailout Loans Went To Westside Businesses 

In LA County, Most Coronavirus Bailout Loans Went To Westside Businesses 

The areas that got the most loans are the wealthiest and whitest. They also have the most businesses.

Settlement Finally Reached In Devil's Gate Dam

Settlement Finally Reached In Devil's Gate Dam "Big Dig" Lawsuit

Environmentalists sued L.A. County over the scope of its plans to remove sediment from behind Devil's Gate Dam in Pasadena, a structure that protects communities from flooding along the Arroyo Seco

Police Use Force On Black Angelenos At Dramatically Higher Rates, Data Shows

Police Use Force On Black Angelenos At Dramatically Higher Rates, Data Shows

Police in Los Angeles County and across California use force on Black people far out of their proportion of the population, according to a KPCC/LAist analysis.

One Way to Address LA's Racial Inequality? Build More Parks in Communities of Color

One Way to Address LA's Racial Inequality? Build More Parks in Communities of Color

Many of the city's best parks are located in predominantly white neighborhoods.

What It Really Means To Amplify Black Voices

What It Really Means To Amplify Black Voices

When the voice of Black America is too loud for any newsroom to ignore, Take Two producer Austin Cross explains what it means to truly amplify Black voices.

With Big Budget Cuts At 4-Year Schools, Will Students Flock To Less Expensive Community Colleges?

With Big Budget Cuts At 4-Year Schools, Will Students Flock To Less Expensive Community Colleges?

Community college administrators are tapping into reserves to protect student services. They hope those measures will stabilize enrollment.

They Got The Memos, But LA Cops Still Aren't Wearing Masks

They Got The Memos, But LA Cops Still Aren't Wearing Masks

People have taken to social media to show maskless LAPD officers and L.A. County sheriff's deputies.

July 5 Protests And Rallies: Where & When

July 5 Protests And Rallies: Where & When

A protest by Indigenous people in support of Black Lives Matters took place near Plaza Olvera on Independence Day. (Sharon McNary/LAist) Protests and rallies continue over this Independence Day weekend. Here's what we know for today: MID-WILSHIRE: yoga for...

Which California Campgrounds Are Open This Summer?

Which California Campgrounds Are Open This Summer?

Camping might be one of the best activities for social distancing.

Mis Ángeles: Vanessa Guillen Should Be A Household Name In Everyone's Home

Mis Ángeles: Vanessa Guillen Should Be A Household Name In Everyone's Home

Like concerns over COVID-19 and arguments about police brutality, the missing Latina U.S. soldier has sat with my family at breakfast, lunch and dinner. But not with most of America. Would it be different if she were white?

How Strict Should Schools Be About Masks? In Orange County, The Question's Part Of The Reopening Debate

How Strict Should Schools Be About Masks? In Orange County, The Question's Part Of The Reopening Debate

The OC Board of Education says requiring students to don masks or socially distance would be "unacceptable."

Raising A Black Boy In America When You're Neither Black Nor American

Raising A Black Boy In America When You're Neither Black Nor American

Earlier than expected, my wife and I had to give my 6-year-old son "the talk" about what it means to be Black in America. Except I'm neither Black nor American.

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