How to New L.A.: Your handbook for day-to-day living in Los Angeles

UP IS DOWN. Day is night. High is low. Left is mustard. This is the world right now. Angelenos are facing a protracted pandemic, a reckoning over racial inequity, and a smog of mixed signals about how to exist safely. These guides were created to help you navigate the day-to-day in L.A. as it changes (sometimes literally) minute-by-minute.

reopen

L.A.'S REOPENING PROCESS started slow but began to accelerate at a speed that can best be described as absolutely bananas.

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.

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.

The 5 Most Important Things To Know About The Outside World

The 5 Most Important Things To Know About The Outside World

or: How I Learned To Start Worrying And Love The Couch

react

WE ARE ALL, in one way or another, sitting alone in a parked car staring into the void and meditating to the Frozen soundtrack. Hold tight to that zen, because it’s time for action. Sometimes scary action.

What To Do If You Have It, Might Have It, Or Were Possibly Exposed To The Coronavirus

What To Do If You Have It, Might Have It, Or Were Possibly Exposed To The Coronavirus

In a nutshell: lay low, pay attention to your body, and notify people.

An FBI Hostage Negotiator Tells Us How To Talk To People About Masks

An FBI Hostage Negotiator Tells Us How To Talk To People About Masks

Not an Onion article. Actual high-conflict resolution tactics for dealing with anti-maskers.

relief

THERE'S A DEADLY VIRUS running amok, coupled with a traumatic upheaval of daily life, strobe-lit by a monumental reckoning hundreds of years in the making. No one feels fine, but support is out there. We put together resources to help you find it.

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.

Need Some Mental Health Support? Start Here

Need Some Mental Health Support? Start Here

Extreme grief and isolation are extremely real threats to your health. Experts worry the next pandemic will be a mental health one.

reinvent

IT'S TIME TO REBOOT. The system is down and it's been down a long time. Global contagion. Militarized police. Entrenched racism. Old voting systems. Here's what's being done to change things, and what you need to know to get involved.

Policing Los Angeles: The Forces At Work And The Scope Of Their Power

Policing Los Angeles: The Forces At Work And The Scope Of Their Power

There's LAPD and LASD -- and 45 more(!) police departments operating in Los Angeles County.

Here's What We Know About LA's New Civil Rights Department

Here's What We Know About LA's New Civil Rights Department

A violation of the Civil and Human Rights Ordinance can mean a fine of $250,000.

How Voting Will Work For The 2020 Election

How Voting Will Work For The 2020 Election

For starters, you're automatically getting a mail-in ballot.

respite

PLEASE ENJOY THIS mirthy selection of low-risk activities and diversions to keep your sense of humor limber, your spirit of adventure twinkling, and that reservoir of joy well-hydrated. These muscles may have atrophied in the past few months, but they're going to be crucial going forward.

How To Find Cheap Thrills Without Leaving Your Sofa

How To Find Cheap Thrills Without Leaving Your Sofa

Here, let us help take your mind off the horribleness outside.

Put Down The Sourdough Starter And Be Your Own Chef With These LA Cookbooks

Put Down The Sourdough Starter And Be Your Own Chef With These LA Cookbooks

We've compiled a list of essential cookbooks for the modern Angeleno.

remember

NARRATIVES ARE VULNERABLE, memories are permeable, and sometimes gaslighting happens at the highest levels. But facts don't fracture. Do not forget where you've been these past few months. It will help you get where you are going.

When The City Got Loud

When The City Got Loud

Los Angeles yelled itself awake as thousands marched to condemn police brutality, and demand accountability, racial equity, and meaningful change. Here's what it looks like when the L.A. has something to say.

When The City Was Silent

When The City Was Silent

Especially at the pandemic's start, Los Angeles looked wildly different -- like scenes straight out of a post apocalyptic film.

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