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LA Just Launched America’s Largest Free Ride Experience

Photo: Brian van der Brug/Los Angeles Times via Getty Images In March 2020, Los Angeles transit agency Metro stopped collecting fares for its buses as a COVID-19 safety measure. Over the next 22 months, Metro scrapped fares for anyone who wanted to continue using its buses wherever they wanted to go (as long as they […]

Members of Parliament shot an autistic man, then the justice system terrorized him. There is a better way.

Lawyer Austin Dove speaks at a press conference in April on the shooting of Isaias Cervantes by sheriff’s deputies at his Cudahy home on March 31. (Brian van der Brug / Los Angeles Times) Isaias Cervantes had become restless and started pushing his mother. Autistic and deaf, suffering from anxiety and possibly intellectual disability, the […]

California labor laws of 2022 include higher minimum wage and more

An explosion of COVID-19 infections at large businesses such as supermarket chains, meat packers, fast food outlets and warehouses has highlighted the weak penalties in California’s worker safety laws. And the Cal / OSHA workplace safety agency, with one inspector for every 103,000 workers, said it was understaffed to visit 80 percent of sites where […]

Drakeo the Ruler slaughter: feuds, security under surveillance

On Saturday night, just after Al Green finished serenading tens of thousands of fans at the Once Upon a Time in LA festival with classic love songs like “Let’s Stay Together” and “Love and Happiness”, rapper Drakeo the Ruler has been brazenly ambushed. behind the scenes and stabbed in the neck. The incident occurred as […]

Francis celebrates his 85th birthday and becomes one of the oldest popes in history

ROME – Pope Francis celebrated his 85th birthday on Friday, a milestone made even more remarkable given the COVID-19 pandemic, his intestinal surgery during the summer and the weight of history: his predecessor, Benedict XVI, took his retirement at that age, and the last pontiff to have lived longer was Leo XIII over a century […]

Crime rises on trains and buses in LA as COVID eases

While waiting for a subway train in Hollywood, Maritza Mancilla sheltered behind the escalator bringing passengers into the subway lit by fluorescent lamps. She wanted to see the newcomers before they could see her. The 55-year-old woman, who uses public transport to get to her job as a cleaner, has seen fights break out on […]

Crime on trains and buses rises as pandemic abates

While waiting for a subway train in Hollywood, Maritza Mancilla sheltered behind the escalator bringing passengers into the subway lit by fluorescent lamps. She wanted to see the newcomers before they could see her. The 55-year-old woman, who uses public transport to get to her job as a cleaner, has seen fights break out on […]

Annoyed by dust pollution, authorities around Mono Lake call on Los Angeles to stop water diversions

Passing clouds provide a striking backdrop to the exposed tuff towers along the shore of Mono Lake. (Brian van der Brug / Los Angeles Times) For those who live near the brackish shores of Mono Lake in California, October can be a dreadful month. This is when turbulent winds scour Mono’s exposed lake bed, or […]

Mono Lake is a source of fine powder air pollution

Lee Vining, California – For those who live near the brackish shores of Mono Lake in California, October can be a dreadful month. That’s when turbulent winds scour Mono’s exposed lake bed, or “tub ring,” and toss clouds of fine dust that blanket homes, ranch lands, and scenic trails. For 50 years, the vast lake […]

Ridley-Thomas charges add to uncertainty at LA city hall

In a town where the mayor is halfway there, a former city councilor has been sentenced to jail and another is awaiting trial, the indictment of City Councilor Mark Ridley-Thomas has dealt another blow to the stability of the government of the city of Los Angeles. Mayor Eric Garcetti is still awaiting a confirmation hearing […]

Biden to restore Bear Ears, Grand Staircase-Escalante National Monuments to original boundaries – CBS Denver

WASHINGTON (AP) – President Joe Biden will restore two sprawling national monuments in Utah that have been at the center of a long-standing dispute over public lands, and a separate marine conservation area in New England that was recently used for commercial fishing . The environmental protections of the three monuments had been removed by […]

Residents support city of Central Valley amid drought in California

STRATFORD, Calif .– Ramon Chavez was 7 years old in Culiacán, Mexico when his parents told him they were going to the United States. He thought he was going to Disneyland. They ended up in Stratford. Chavez spent his childhood and adolescence running in the small farming town in the Central Valley and swim with […]

COVID outbreaks in Los Angeles police, firefighters: the numbers

Hello and welcome to Essential California bulletin. It is Tuesday September 28. I am Justin Ray. A revealing new report reveals reluctance to vaccinate among those charged with ensuring public safety. Los Angeles County health officials have identified hundreds of coronavirus outbreaks in police and fire departments since the start of the pandemic. They have […]

Hiltzik: COVID vaccination mandates and the quitting myth

It’s no secret that the pandemic has been a rich breeding ground for infectious nonsense of all kinds. Get ready for a whole new genre. We are talking about reports of massive resignations caused by vaccination warrants. These are starting to spread in the press and social networks. For the most part, there is less […]

Bill to revoke police certification for gross misconduct approved by legislature

California has put in place some of the strongest legal protections for law enforcement officers in the country over the decades. This is why a Danville policeman accused of falsely shooting a man in 2018 was able to stay in the street, only to kill again earlier this year. And that’s why officers who are […]

LA cut police budget, then put $ 47 million in overtime on the city’s “credit card”

LAPD agents at the headquarters of the city center department. (Brian van der Brug / Los Angeles Times) Faced with massive protests against the murder of George Floyd, Los Angeles City Council took dramatic and symbolic action last year, cutting $ 150 million from the Police Department’s budget and promising to put that money into […]

FDA Fully Approves Pfizer’s COVID Vaccine / Can Employers Mandate Vaccinations? / CDC urges COVID vaccines during pregnancy / B Street Theater full season

Update requiredTo play audio, update the browser or Flash plugin. Nurse Nicole Chang celebrates after receiving one of the first injections of the Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 vaccine at Ronald Reagan UCLA Medical Center on Wednesday, December 16, 2020 in Westwood, California. Brian van der Brug / Los Angeles Times via AP, Pool We learn how the […]

Southern California drought worsens, with Ventura County in worst category

An aerial view of Lake Casitas near Ojai in Ventura County shows a receding waterline on June 22. (Brian van der Brug / Los Angeles Times) As sweltering drought conditions continue to worsen across California, Ventura and other counties in southern California have gone from “extreme” to “exceptional” drought conditions, according to the US Drought […]

Rams, Chargers will require fans to wear masks during games

The Los Angeles Rams and Los Angeles Chargers will continue to enforce COVID-19 protocols in 2021. All fans attending Chargers or Rams games in 2021 will be required to wear masks when seated at SoFi Stadium, except whether they eat or drink, the Rams said Tuesday. . The teams will adopt the policy after the […]

COVID has hit an LA Black-owned business, but a bike store has sprouted

In April 2020, during the first days of the pandemic shutdown, Kellie Hart found herself anxious to get out of the house. A former athlete who played college basketball, she craved activity. A social butterfly, she missed going out with friends and meeting people. To alleviate these desires, she created a bicycle club. Over a […]

U.S. bill seeks to recognize native tribe of Mono Lake basin

They were expert hunters, gatherers and basket makers who lived for thousands of years on a trade route over the Sierra Nevada connecting them to the rest of California. The modern history of the people of Mono Kutzadika Paiute Lake is told primarily through economic hardship, displacement, and a 150-year struggle for federal recognition as […]

LA agrees to pay 4 LAPD agents $ 30,000 each for disputed “blue flu” claims

LOS ANGELES – The city of Los Angeles this week agreed to pay $ 30,000 each to four LAPD agents who alleged in state court that they were unfairly punished for participating in protest action against the “Blue flu” last summer. The four officers claimed they had legitimate reasons to call the sick over the […]

Essential California: New Attorney General Focuses On Golden State

Hello and welcome to Essential California bulletin. This is Monday May 24. My name is Priscella Vega and I write from Long Beach. After a year marked by civil and political unrest triggered by the murder of George Floyd, the new California prosecutor. General Rob Bonta has announced a series of initiatives to help tackle […]

Boyle Heights Armenian Church experiences post-pandemic revival: ‘This is our home’

Usher Antoine Soumakian takes parishioners’ temperatures as they show up for Sunday service at Our Lady Queen of Martyrs Church, an Armenian church in Boyle Heights. (Brian van der Brug / Los Angeles Times) On the outskirts of Boyle Heights, a remnant of the neighborhood’s historic Armenian past is experiencing a revival. Devotees come from […]

Armenian Church benefits from post-COVID revival in Boyle Heights

On the outskirts of Boyle Heights, a remnant of the neighborhood’s historic Armenian past is experiencing a revival. Devotees come from as far away as Simi Valley and Cerritos to pray at Our Lady Queen of the Martyrs, a church once considered the center of Armenian Catholic life in Los Angeles. Founded in 1952, the […]

Need weekend plans? Desert crater hike or scavenger hunt

By Rachel SchnalzerDesign and illustrations by Jade Cuevas Hello, adventurers. This week, before I get to an otherworldly crater in the desert and a retro glacier, I’d like to ask you a few questions. What do you look for in a travel newsletter? Unusual travel ideas and / or longer and more immersive readings? How […]

The shooter in the murderous Los Angeles rampage had an arsenal of weapons at home, sources say

A man who engaged in a shootout in Los Angeles on Tuesday died after exchanging gunfire with police on 91 Freeway in Fullerton. (Robert Gauthier / Los Angeles Times) An armed man who engaged in a shootout in Los Angeles on Tuesday – killing two people and injuring two others – had an arsenal of […]

LAPD fatally kills suspected gunman who killed 2 people, including a newlywed, in seemingly random madness: cops

Los Angeles Police fatally injured a man they claim led a violent shootout in the downtown area of ​​the city, where he allegedly shot several people and killed two, before leading the officers in a chase by car for several hours, officials said recently. The suspect, described only as a man in his late 40s […]

LAPD officials slam Oscar celebrities for anti-law rhetoric at police-monitored event

The stars at Sunday’s star-studded Oscars took aim at law enforcement as they stepped onto the podium for an event protected by personnel from the Los Angeles Police Department (LAPD), among other agencies. Now union officials are criticizing the big names in Hollywood for their own “contribution to the glorification of guns, drugs and crime,” […]

Oscar ceremony at Union Station disrupts COVID testing site

While people like Glenn Close, Daniel Kaluuya and Zendaya were quietly escorted to Union Station on Sunday for the 93rd Academy Awards, a different kind of procession was taking place around the corner: Angelenos struggled to find a COVID-testing site. 19 that had been moved from the front of the transit station to the back […]

The best travel spots in California to celebrate Earth Day 2021

By Rachel SchnalzerDesign and illustrations by Jade Cuevas Hello, fellow travelers, and happy Earth Day 2021. Over the past year, record numbers of people have found solace in nature, from America’s vast system of national parks to the comfort of their backyard or neighborhood. In this edition of Escapes, you will find several adventures that […]

Why did the White Lives Matter Huntington Beach gathering fail?

When white nationalists did not come out in threatening numbers on Sunday at a rally in Huntington Beach, many counter-protesters saw it as a victory. “We won the day,” Los Angeles activist Najee Ali said hours after the protest began. “They won’t show up. They are vastly outnumbered. The community of Huntington Beach won. Yet […]

Tension between rival protesters at Huntington Beach rally

On Sunday, a crowd of White Lives Matter protesters and anti-racist counter-protesters filled the streets near Huntington Beach Pier, but quickly dispersed after police declared a gathering illegal amid more clashes. and more hostile between supporters of Donald Trump, those who displayed allegiance to white supremacist groups and their opponents. Several hundred people gathered in […]

Tiger Woods did not receive preferential treatment after the crash

There was an obvious question raised by the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s statement that Tiger Woods’ car crash in February was caused by excessive speeding. Why didn’t Woods get a speeding ticket or reckless driving ticket if he was driving almost twice as fast as the allowed speed on the twisty road where he lost […]

Essential California: Why the Vaccine Honor System Matters

Hello and welcome to Essential California bulletin. This is Wednesday March 17th, and I write from Los Angeles. Bulletin The stories that shape California Stay up to date with our Essential California newsletter, sent six days a week. Enter e-mail address Sign me up You may occasionally receive promotional content from the Los Angeles Times. […]

A century-old fight for tribal recognition simmers on Mono Lake in the eastern Sierra Nevada

View from Black Point on the north shore of Mono Lake on February 4 in Lee Vining, California. The north shore of the lake was a site of Native American massacres in the 1800s. (Brian van der Brug / Los Angeles Times) In a feverish quest for wealth, white ranchers and gold miners began flocking […]

A century-old fight for tribal recognition is brewing

In a feverish quest for wealth, white ranchers and gold miners began flocking to the remote Mono Lake basin east of Yosemite in the 1850s, seizing the ancestral lands of the Native Americans that had existed there ever since. time immemorial. For the members of the Mono Lake Kutzadika Paiute tribe, it was an attack […]

Latinx Files: As 2020 draws to a close, a time for reflection and hope

At this time tomorrow, 2020 will be gone. Congratulations, you have succeeded! No kidding, you should feel a sense of pride and accomplishment for having endured a global pandemic, economic uncertainty, and a racial calculation that dates back to the 1960s. You’ve faced the loneliness that comes from doing the right thing. You were separated […]

Essential California: Understanding the Regional Stay-at-Home Order

Hello and welcome to Essential California bulletin. It is Friday 4 December, and I write from Los Angeles. Bulletin The stories that shape California Stay up to date with our Essential California newsletter, sent six days a week. Enter e-mail address Sign me up You may occasionally receive promotional content from the Los Angeles Times. […]

Illegal campfires sparking fear of California wildfires

Big Bear Lake, CA – As darkness recently fell over a campsite in a well-hidden valley in the San Bernardino Mountains, the soft click of a laptop keyboard on a portable picnic table was joined by the sound of footsteps stomping on the undergrowth as two US Rangers walked forward and said, in turn, “Hi.” […]

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