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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.

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.

As Palmdale Grapples With A Hanging Death, Locals Recall The Area's Racist History

Neo-Nazis and skinheads lurk, and for a time, L.A. County housing officials and Sheriff's deputies systematically discriminated against Black people in Section 8 housing.

Officials Walk Back Initial Call Of 'Likely Suicide' In Palmdale Hanging

The L.A. County coroner now says he needs to look at the case "a little more deeply and carefully."

Activists Call For A Ban on LAPD 'Less-than-Lethal' Weapons At Protests

During the protests "we had numerous, numerous folks who were hit in the back as they were retreating, or in the shins, and on the neck," said a member of the National Lawyers Guild.

Everyone's Imposing Curfews. But Do They Work?

Law enforcement says curfews are necessary to keep people safe. Experts say curfews could do more harm than good.

More Than Two-Thirds Of The Military Supports Transgender Servicemembers, Study Finds

The UCLA study shows broad support among servicemembers for transgender people in the military. But the military still bans transgender people from enlisting.

The Coronavirus Has Torn Through Terminal Island Prison. Families Want Answers.

Terminal Island is overcrowded and has lots of inmates who need medical care. But families and a lawsuit say prison officials have made things worse.

Overwhelmed By Need, LA Veterans' Support Groups Try To Stay Afloat

We talk to veterans about their challenges as they seek support through Zoom meetings.

Throwing A Spotlight On Women Prison Inmates' Coronavirus Fears

"Women are still considered second-class citizens, and when we become incarcerated, we're forgotten," says an advocate.

First State Prison Inmate Dies of COVID-19

So far, 122 inmates and 89 employees have tested positive for the coronavirus in California state prisons.

Fighting Coronavirus, State Prisons Seek To Disable Inmates' Sleep Apnea Machines

The state says CPAP machines could spread COVID-19. But sick inmates -- and an expert -- say that risk doesn't outweigh the fact that they need the machine to survive.

The Navy Hospital Ship Mercy Has Few Patients; Now Some Crew Have Coronavirus

It's treated only a few dozen patients since its arrival. And now more than a half dozen crew members have tested positive for COVID-19.

'Hollywood Squares On The Screen' As Coronavirus Forces Courts' Move To Remote Hearings

The move is an attempt to balance the demands of justice with the need to keep everyone safe from COVID-19.

'I Don't Want to Feel Like A Sitting Duck.' COVID-19 Stokes Fear Inside A California Prison

Inmates at a prison near Bakersfield worry the virus could spread among them "like wildfire."

Inmates' Families Struggle With COVID-19 Suspension Of Jail Visits

The suspension prevents a mother and father from making the 230-mile drive to see their son in Avenal State Prison, and keeps a woman from visiting her cousin - who has schizophrenia - in Men's Central Jail.

Los Angeles District Attorney: What The Results Tell Us So Far

The race has attracted national attention; a progressive tide has swept reformists into office in DA races across the country, and L.A. County -- home to the largest prosecutor's office in the U.S. -- is the biggest prize so far.

DA Jackie Lacey Says Her Husband's Sorry For Pulling Gun On Protesters

An early morning knock on the door at Lacey's home led to a brief standoff in which her husband pointed a gun at a protester and threatened to shoot her. The DA later said her husband was "profoundly sorry."

Two Candidates Say LA Is Ready For A Progressive DA

George Gascon and Rachel Rossi hope to ride a wave of progressive candidates who have won district attorney elections around the country.

LA DA Jackie Lacey Runs For A 3rd Term As A 'Reasonable Reformer'

She touts her support of bail reform and mental health diversion, while taking heat for pursuing the death penalty and almost never prosecuting cops who shoot civilians.

Race for LA District Attorney: Key Takeaways From A Contentious -- And Disrupted -- Debate

George Gascon and Rachel Rossi staked out positions to the left of incumbent DA Jackie Lacey, who argued both of her challengers are unqualified.

L.A. County Sheriff's Department Unveils New Body Camera Policy

Deputies would be required to turn on their cameras during any interaction with the public.

Grief Is Common Among Military Vets -- But Rarely Recognized

UC Irvine conducted one of the first studies on grief among those who served in the military.

A Year After The Woolsey Fire, This Malibu Day Laborer Still Struggles to Find Work

Nearly 500 homes in Malibu were destroyed. With none rebuilt, there's less to do.

Sandalwood Fire: Anger About What Was Lost. Some Homes Are 'Just A Pile Of Ash'

One couple was at work when the fire broke out. They watched their house burn on TV. Their babysitter fled with their two young children with just minutes to spare.

Saddleridge Fire: Beloved Park Ranger Who Died Of Heart Attack Remembered For Compassion For Homeless People

Albert Torres spent 40 years as a park ranger. Friends say he revolutionized the way law enforcement interacted with people living in parks.

Coast Guard May Change Sleeping Rules After The Conception Fire

The Coast Guard may require two people, rather than one, to be awake at night, and it may ban the practice of letting two people sleep in one bed.

'Ghost Guns' Are Becoming A Big Problem In California. Here's Why

Criminals are thwarting the state's strict gun laws by assembling guns without serial numbers.

Here's What LA's Representatives Say They're Doing To Prevent Mass Shootings

A lot of you reached out to tell us that you wanted to know what your political leaders are doing to address gun violence. Well, ask and we shall deliver.

The Story Of LA Is Not Celebrities And Newsmakers

There's not an exact science to good journalism. But when I set out to work on a story, I'm always going to stop at the gas stations. The supermarket. The bus stop. Because I want to see the way everyone moves in the world, and what they do there.

Video Released By LA Sheriff Captures Deputies Firing More Than 30 Rounds In Fatal Shooting of Ryan Twyman

The video shows Twyman started driving the car in reverse after one deputy opened the rear passenger door. After viewing the video Twyman's father said he was "of the clear ... opinion that my son was murdered."

Emily Elena Dugdale, Criminal Justice Reporter

My focus this year is investigating institutional racism in the Antelope Valley.

Shocking LA Ad Campaign Offers Fake Insurance For Gun Violence. 14 Teens Are Behind It

The campaign, called "Louder Than Guns," grew out of frustration over what the high school students see as normalization of gun violence across the U.S.

How We Vote In LA Is About To Change. Here's How To Make Your Opinion Known

Your neighborhood polling place might close. Here's how L.A. County voters can prepare for upcoming changes that will start during the March 2020 presidential primary election.

LA County Sues Trucking Company It Alleges Leaked Lead And Arsenic Throughout California

The lawsuit claims contaminants like lead and arsenic leaked from battery casings transported by Wiley Sanders Truck Lines.

LA Foster Kids Will Get Free Smartphones Starting in June

About 33 thousand foster youth are eligible for the new pilot program.

LA County Is Putting Even More Restrictions On Smoking (And Toking)

Pretty soon, you won't be able to smoke anything...pretty much anywhere.

How A 1970s TV Show About LA Paramedics Inspired An EMS Transformation Across The Country

L.A. has been a pioneer in EMS care for decades -- on TV and in real life.

Hey LA, The Worst Time To Drive In The Rain Is Probably Not When You Think

Researchers combed through three years of traffic and weather data to find out.

Long Beach Might Build An Aerial Tramway To Take You Across The Waterfront

The tram could connect tourist hotspots like the Queen Mary to the Long Beach waterfront.

$5M To Former Arroyo HS Student Who Was Sexually Abused By A Convicted Pedophile Teacher

The science teacher was transferred to Arroyo after he pleaded guilty in 2004 to a battery charge after he was caught fondling freshman students at Mountain View High School.

You're Probably Driving Over Ice Age Fossils Right Now

In recent months, paleontologists working with the Metro Purple Line Extension have found hundreds of ancient fossils.

Plastic Straws Will Soon Disappear From Your Favorite LA Restaurants

Slurp your last drops because starting in April, most spots will only be able provide disposable plastic straws on request.

The Best Dog In The World (Aside From Yours, Of Course) Is Right Here In Southern California

King, a sleek, wire fox terrier, won last week's Westminster Kennel Club Dog Show at Madison Square Garden.

Pepper Spray Is Used Too Often To 'Subdue Youth' In LA's Juvenile Justice System

Use of the chemical is up over 300 percent in one location.

LA's Special Education Teachers Are Speaking Out About Contract Shortcomings

They say important parts of the contract haven't changed significantly in nearly four decades

Inglewood Says Goodbye To One Of The First Black Marines

Luke Leo House Jr. was a 94-year-old WWII veteran and, as a member of the Montford Point Marines, one of the first black men to serve in the Corps.

What LAUSD Teachers Think About The New Contract

Some aren't happy with the outcome. Others are glad to be back in the classroom.

Volunteers Are Cleaning Joshua Tree Since The Government Can't

There's over 150 pit toilets in the park. Someone has to clean them while the government is shut down.

Here's How These Folks Built A Rose Parade Float The Old School Way

There's nothing corporate about this float.

Anaheim Is Opening A 200-Bed Homeless Shelter In Time For The Holidays, But Will People Go?

Some local homeless people say they'd rather stay on the street.

Students Are Outraged Over A Racist Test Question At Cal State Long Beach

The test asked students to pick the racial group that is least likely to do graffiti.

Eastside Car Wash Workers Win Historic Settlement

The more than $1 million dollar settlement could see payouts as big as $40,000 for victims.

With Rain Forecast, Residents In Woolsey Fire Burn Zone Prep For Possible Mudslides

With rain in the forecast, homes that survived the fires could now be exposed to mudslides and debris flows.

What Happens To The Maids And Gardeners Of Malibu When The Houses Are Gone

"I need the money, I need to keep working. To be honest, I don't know what to do," said one day laborer.

These Photos Showcase The Grim Remains Of Paramount Pictures' Legendary Western Set

Paramount Ranch burned to the ground on Friday in the Woolsey Fire. Here's what's left.

The Exciting Life Of A Snail-Mail Ballot -- And The Weary Workers Who Gut Them

We took a trip to HQ to check out the ballot counting process.