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Isolation, Impostor Syndrome, Snail Mail: Why Fewer High School Seniors Are Applying For College Financial Aid

Isolation, Impostor Syndrome, Snail Mail: Why Fewer High School Seniors Are Applying For College Financial Aid

And the problem is worst among low-income students and students of color.

COVID-19 Rehab? How An LA Hospital Is Helping Hard-Hit Patients Recover From Longterm Effects Of The Coronavirus

COVID-19 Rehab? How An LA Hospital Is Helping Hard-Hit Patients Recover From Longterm Effects Of The Coronavirus

The staff at L.A. County's public rehabilitation hospital are helping mostly Latino patients recover the basic functions of daily life robbed from them during weeks or months of critical Covid illness.

LA's COVID-19 Case Numbers Have Dropped 90%

LA's COVID-19 Case Numbers Have Dropped 90%

Officials also estimate that about 1 in 730 Angelenos are currently infected with the virus; that's a big improvement from last week when it was about 1 in 460.

LAUSD To Offer In-Person Services Next Week And Targets April For More Reopenings

LAUSD To Offer In-Person Services Next Week And Targets April For More Reopenings

After a hiatus, LAUSD plans to offer in-person specialized services next week, with tentative plans for reopening elementary schools by April 9 -- if teachers get vaccinated.

Newsom: 1.4 Million COVID-19 Vaccine Doses Coming To California This Week

Newsom: 1.4 Million COVID-19 Vaccine Doses Coming To California This Week

The supply of vaccine available is still behind demand and capacity.

California GOP Leaders Push Newsom Recall And Tout Congressional Wins At State Republican Convention

California GOP Leaders Push Newsom Recall And Tout Congressional Wins At State Republican Convention

An effort to censure a GOP congressman who voted to impeach President Trump was quickly silenced.

Racism 101: Enough With The 'Angry Black Woman' Stereotypes. Let's Talk About Tone Policing

Racism 101: Enough With The 'Angry Black Woman' Stereotypes. Let's Talk About Tone Policing

Largely seen as a way to put aggrieved people back in their place, the harm tone policing does by dismissing real grievances that aren't delivered in the "right" way is real. Racism 101 participants Donna and Carene talk to each other about what tone policing means to them, where they see it occur in their lives and how it affects them.

Biden's Immigration Reform Bill Could Change Everything... Or Not Pass At All. Here's What You Need To Know.

Biden's Immigration Reform Bill Could Change Everything... Or Not Pass At All. Here's What You Need To Know.

We asked some immigration experts about the big takeaways. Here's what they had to say.

Capitol Insurrection: Who Joined The Mob And Why? Here's A Look

Capitol Insurrection: Who Joined The Mob And Why? Here's A Look

The government has now identified more than 240 suspects in the Jan. 6 rioting, which ended with five people dead, including a U.S. Capitol Police officer.

Cundinas, Food Sales, Fundraisers: How Some Latinos Are Trying To Avoid Debt

Cundinas, Food Sales, Fundraisers: How Some Latinos Are Trying To Avoid Debt

Food sales, money pools and fundraising campaigns have been a lifesaver for many families affected by the pandemic.

'What Are You?' 'Are You Adopted?' A Biracial Black Woman Gets Real About The Questions People Have The Nerve To Ask

'What Are You?' 'Are You Adopted?' A Biracial Black Woman Gets Real About The Questions People Have The Nerve To Ask

The things you hear when people can't pinpoint your race -- and insist on asking questions or making assumptions -- can run the gamut from mildly amusing to downright horrifying.

'EDD Is Failing California.' Residents Fight Financial Distress As Unemployment Agency Troubles Continue

'EDD Is Failing California.' Residents Fight Financial Distress As Unemployment Agency Troubles Continue

Asia Vargas lost her job early in the pandemic. Nearly a year later, the Orange County single mom still hasn't received a dime from the state's embattled unemployment agency.

Long Beach Schools Push Back Elementary School Reopenings To Late March

Long Beach Schools Push Back Elementary School Reopenings To Late March

Hybrid in-person instruction for LBUSD students up to fifth grade will resume on March 29, according to an LBUSD presentation.

TV Pilot Club | Kick It With Us To Revisit The Very First 'Fresh Prince' Episode

TV Pilot Club | Kick It With Us To Revisit The Very First 'Fresh Prince' Episode

On March 9, we're heading to Bel-Air. Whistle for a cab on our RSVP page and we'll remind you when the time has come to join the discussion.

NASA's Perseverance Rover Is Landing On Mars Today. Watch It Here

NASA's Perseverance Rover Is Landing On Mars Today. Watch It Here

Witness NASA's rover touch down on the Red Planet.

Who Are 'Climate Coaches' LAUSD Plans To Hire In Place Of Cops?

Who Are 'Climate Coaches' LAUSD Plans To Hire In Place Of Cops?

LAUSD will use some of the money saved from cutting aone-hird of the district's police officers to pay for 'climate coaches' to mediate disputes on school campuses.

California Child Care Spaces Have Been Disappearing For Years. The Pandemic Is Making It Even Harder To Survive

California Child Care Spaces Have Been Disappearing For Years. The Pandemic Is Making It Even Harder To Survive

More than 3,000 California child care providers have permanently shut down during the pandemic, but that's not the only thing we have to worry about.

West Hollywood Is Creating A Pedestrian-Only Zone On A Busy Road By Banning Cars

West Hollywood Is Creating A Pedestrian-Only Zone On A Busy Road By Banning Cars

Less than a quarter-mile of the high-traffic Robertson Boulevard will be closed to cars for 32 hours over the weekend. City staff will study the program and could decide to expand it.

LA County Is Eligible To Reopen Schools. But LAUSD Teachers' Union Wants Vaccines, Fewer COVID-19 Cases

LA County Is Eligible To Reopen Schools. But LAUSD Teachers' Union Wants Vaccines, Fewer COVID-19 Cases

For the first time since the pandemic started, L.A. County has met the state's threshold for reopening elementary school campuses.

Conception Dive Boat Captain Pleads Not Guilty To 'Seaman's Manslaughter' Charges

Conception Dive Boat Captain Pleads Not Guilty To 'Seaman's Manslaughter' Charges

Federal prosecutors say he failed to properly train his crew on fire safety, and did not post a roving night watch.

A 2014 State Audit Took Aim At Sexual Violence On College Campuses. Here's What's Changed And What Hasn't  

A 2014 State Audit Took Aim At Sexual Violence On College Campuses. Here's What's Changed And What Hasn't  

The State Auditor's recommendations included overhauls to employee and student training on sexual violence and more transparency on efforts to prevent incidents.

Racism 101 Asked And Answered: Just Because It's A Microaggression Doesn't Mean It's A Small Problem

Racism 101 Asked And Answered: Just Because It's A Microaggression Doesn't Mean It's A Small Problem

We solicited your awkward, silly and tough-to-ask questions about race as part of Racism 101. Now we're sharing the answers from our project panelists.

School Police Budget Cut Is Back On The LAUSD Board Agenda After Months Of Delays

School Police Budget Cut Is Back On The LAUSD Board Agenda After Months Of Delays

School board members are finally set to discuss how to cut 35% of the LAUSD school police budget -- and where to reinvest that money.

Photos: Valentine's Day At The Los Angeles Flower District

Photos: Valentine's Day At The Los Angeles Flower District

We went out to see what Valentine's Day looked like this year in the Los Angeles Flower District.

Your Guide To The March 2 Special Election For LA's 30th District State Senate Seat

Your Guide To The March 2 Special Election For LA's 30th District State Senate Seat

Ballots are already in the mail to all registered voters. In-person voting starts Feb. 20. The last day to cast a ballot is March 2nd.

Racism 101 Asked And Answered: Combating Systemic Racism In Higher Education

Racism 101 Asked And Answered: Combating Systemic Racism In Higher Education

We solicited your awkward, silly and tough-to-ask questions about race as part of Racism 101. Now we're sharing the answers from our project panelists.

Reading While Black, And Other Ways To Court Trouble

Reading While Black, And Other Ways To Court Trouble

When you're young, male, and Black, you learn that sometimes, situations involving the police can instantly turn dangerous. Even if all you're doing is reading a book on the lawn.

Southern California COVID-19 Strain Has Spread To Different Parts Of The US, World

Southern California COVID-19 Strain Has Spread To Different Parts Of The US, World

A strain of COVID-19 that was first reported here in Los Angeles has been detected in other parts of the country and around the world, according to new research from Cedars-Sinai Medical Center.

Britney Spears' Conservatorship Case Is Complicated. Here's What You Need To Know.

Britney Spears' Conservatorship Case Is Complicated. Here's What You Need To Know.

A new documentary about the #FreeBritney movement is generating renewed support for the popstar.

Why One Group Eligible For Vaccination Is Struggling For Access

Why One Group Eligible For Vaccination Is Struggling For Access

Parents and caregivers of people with disabilities in California are supposed to be at the front of the line for the COVID-19 vaccine. But many are facing roadblocks once they get to vaccination sites.

Where (And Why) LA Metro Is Exploring 'Congestion Pricing' (AKA Making You Pay To Use Certain Roads)

Where (And Why) LA Metro Is Exploring 'Congestion Pricing' (AKA Making You Pay To Use Certain Roads)

Metro officials say charging drivers to travel on certain roads at certain times would reduce congestion by incentivizing commuters to seek alternative travel options.

This Money-Saving Tip Saves LA Homebuyers Thousands

This Money-Saving Tip Saves LA Homebuyers Thousands
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Homebuyers in Los Angeles often spend years saving to purchase the home of their dreams. But after amassing enough to pay for the down payment and coming up with closing costs, buyers don't always feel like they got a...

Long Beach's Vaccine Gamble Is Paying Off For Frontline Workers

Long Beach's Vaccine Gamble Is Paying Off For Frontline Workers

City officials decided to vaccinate as many people as possible with a first dose rather than hold back vaccines for second shots.

City Of LA Has Some First Dose Vaccine Appointments Available This Week

City Of LA Has Some First Dose Vaccine Appointments Available This Week

We don't know how long they'll last, but we think you should know.

What Does It Mean To Be Black In LA?

What Does It Mean To Be Black In LA?

An LAist reader quotes Earl Sweatshirt in a new essay about the duality of being a Black man in LA: "Too Black for the white kids and too white for the Blacks.

Who Will Gov. Newsom Pick For The Next California Attorney General? Here's A Look At Top Contenders

Who Will Gov. Newsom Pick For The Next California Attorney General? Here's A Look At Top Contenders

California's next attorney general will likely turn the focus inward.

'A Real Prospect Of Sanctions': Behind A Judge's Ruling Against Part Of The DA's Sentencing Policy

'A Real Prospect Of Sanctions': Behind A Judge's Ruling Against Part Of The DA's Sentencing Policy

A judge says the DA is violating state law and creating an ethical dilemma for prosecutors by requiring them to seek the dismissal of most sentencing enhancements in current cases.

Alhambra Teachers Say They Need Vaccines To Safely Return To The Classroom

Alhambra Teachers Say They Need Vaccines To Safely Return To The Classroom

Local educators are pushing back on Governor Newsom's assertion that schools can reopen without vaccinating all teachers.

USC Gould School of Law Offers Non-Attorneys an Online Legal Education

USC Gould School of Law Offers Non-Attorneys an Online Legal Education
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(Chris Shinn) As a career human resources executive, Sonia Miranda, 43, felt like she needed a legal education--but not quite a law degree. As USC's director of human resources for Auxiliary Services, she's what you might consider "law adjacent,"...

Racism 101 Asked And Answered: Why Is Racism Portrayed Mostly As A Problem Between Black And White People?

Racism 101 Asked And Answered: Why Is Racism Portrayed Mostly As A Problem Between Black And White People?

We solicited your awkward, silly and tough-to-ask questions about race as part of Racism 101. Now we're sharing the answers from our project panelists. This time, we're answering, "When will we stop portraying racism as something that primarily happens between white and Black people?"

Reparations And Reinvestment: Contemplating The Proverbial '40 Acres And A Mule' Today

Reparations And Reinvestment: Contemplating The Proverbial '40 Acres And A Mule' Today

Brandi Carter reflects on what reparations for Black Americans could look like now, a modern-day take on the fabled 40 acres and a mule that were given to some slaves during the Civil War. "It's not just about righting a centuries-old wrong. It's about reinvestment in our country to create the level playing field that everyone deserved from the start."

Frustrated Federal Judge Confronts LA Officials About Inaction On Homelessness Crisis

Frustrated Federal Judge Confronts LA Officials About Inaction On Homelessness Crisis

U.S. District Judge David Carter has issued scathing critiques of Los Angeles County's progress in getting people off the street.

One Year After COVID-19 Arrived In Los Angeles, It Finally Got Me

One Year After COVID-19 Arrived In Los Angeles, It Finally Got Me

We thought we were doing everything right. Our brush with COVID-19 brought with it some valuable lessons.

Don't wait to start your MBA journey. Applications are still open for the 2021 intake at many leading business schools!

Don't wait to start your MBA journey. Applications are still open for the 2021 intake at many leading business schools!
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During uncertain times, an MBA may be your safest bet for long-term career success. Get exclusive access to business schools and hear first-hand why now is the right time for an MBA. Here is what you'll gain by attending...

What LA Child Care Providers Need to Know About Getting the COVID-19 Vaccine

What LA Child Care Providers Need to Know About Getting the COVID-19 Vaccine

Child care providers are next on the eligibility list to receive COVID-19 vaccines in Los Angeles County, Orange County and Pasadena. But there's still a lot of uncertainty about procedures.

Ask LAist: How Do I Volunteer At A Vaccination Site?

Ask LAist: How Do I Volunteer At A Vaccination Site?

You don't have to be a medical professional to help.

How Community Land Trusts Could Make LA More Affordable

How Community Land Trusts Could Make LA More Affordable

By buying up homes and turning them over to community ownership, these nonprofit organizations aim to relieve the city's sky-high housing costs.

Inside One Prosecutor's Revolt Against DA Gascón's Criminal Justice Agenda

Inside One Prosecutor's Revolt Against DA Gascón's Criminal Justice Agenda

DA George Gascón has directed his prosecutors to seek the dismissal of additional charges that can add many years to a defendant's sentence, arguing that they drive mass incarceration of mostly Black and brown men. But some prosecutors are resisting his order; we watch this play out in a double murder case.

These Black Midwives Opened A South LA Facility With The Goal Of 'Empowered' Births

These Black Midwives Opened A South LA Facility With The Goal Of 'Empowered' Births

Kindred Space LA is part of an effort to reverse decades of health disparities for women of color at their new community funded birthing center.

Can A Republican Be Governor Again In California? Kevin Faulconer Will Try To Carve Arnold-esque Path

Can A Republican Be Governor Again In California? Kevin Faulconer Will Try To Carve Arnold-esque Path

Pledging to usher in a 'California comeback,' former Faulconer jumped headlong into that unknown on Monday night. Can a Republican win statewide office here again?

Landlords: PATH LeaseUp Provides Stable Tenants at Market Rates

Landlords: PATH LeaseUp Provides Stable Tenants at Market Rates
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(logoboom - stock.adobe.com) It's natural for a landlord to want to get market rate for their vacant unit--after all, they're running businesses. But there's a way to do that while at the same time, being part of the solution...

5 Key Questions About Newsom's Head-Scratching Choice Of Blue Shield To Lead Vaccination Push

5 Key Questions About Newsom's Head-Scratching Choice Of Blue Shield To Lead Vaccination Push

Gov. Gavin Newsom's surprising choice of Blue Shield to lead the state's COVID vaccination effort raised questions about the role politics played in the decision -- and whether the insurer is up to the task.

Moderna Increases COVID-19 Vaccine Shipments While Pfizer Lags Behind

Moderna Increases COVID-19 Vaccine Shipments While Pfizer Lags Behind

Each company is responsible for supplying the U.S. government with 100 million doses of the vaccine by March 31.

California's COVID Vaccine Plan: Speed Over Equity?

California's COVID Vaccine Plan: Speed Over Equity?

As disparities emerge in California's vaccine rollout, many fear that low-income communities and essential workers are being pushed to the end of the line.

The Sheriff Vs. The Judge: The Fight Over COVID-19 Conditions in OC's Jails

The Sheriff Vs. The Judge: The Fight Over COVID-19 Conditions in OC's Jails

The ACLU sued over "abysmal" conditions in the jails. A judge told Sheriff Don Barnes to come up with a plan to release several hundred more inmates to fight the virus. The sheriff said he can't without putting the community at "substantial risk."

Frontline Jobs With A Living Wage In LA? Yep. Here Are 10

Frontline Jobs With A Living Wage In LA? Yep. Here Are 10

A recent report from the Center for a Competitive Workforce identified 10 promising jobs in the Los Angeles area that require more than a high school diploma but not necessarily a bachelor's degree.

Combating Misinformation When A Loved One Is Caught In A Web Of Conspiracies

Combating Misinformation When A Loved One Is Caught In A Web Of Conspiracies

The recent attack on the U.S. Capitol is a reminder of the potentially deadly impact of disinformation that is spreading online. Experts say there are several possible strategies for dealing with it.

Can The US Keep COVID Variants In Check? Here's What It Takes

Can The US Keep COVID Variants In Check? Here's What It Takes

The U.S. has fumbled almost every step of its public health response in its battle against COVID-19. Experts say that must change if we're going to outflank the variants emerging as the virus continues to mutate.

A Chicana's Ongoing Journey To Leave White Supremacy Behind 

A Chicana's Ongoing Journey To Leave White Supremacy Behind 

As a light-skinned Mexican American in the entertainment industry, Sam Varela was aware of her privilege. She often felt "like I 'made the cut' due to my white skin" when getting hired. Lately, she's been thinking about how it all connects to white supremacy.

'We Had Fantastic Grapes And No One To Eat Them': How A Venice Middle School Is Helping Its Neighbors

'We Had Fantastic Grapes And No One To Eat Them': How A Venice Middle School Is Helping Its Neighbors

With students stuck at home, a school garden is shifting gears to provide for families in need.

South LA Filmmaker Gregory 'G Bone' Everett, Director Of  '41st And Central,' Dies From COVID-19

South LA Filmmaker Gregory 'G Bone' Everett, Director Of '41st And Central,' Dies From COVID-19

Everett is best known for his documentary 41st & Central: The Untold Story of the L.A. Chapter of the Black Panther Party. He was the son of a member of the Black Panthers himself.

15 Months After A 4-Year-Old Girl Was Killed In This LA Crosswalk, The City Adds Upgrades

15 Months After A 4-Year-Old Girl Was Killed In This LA Crosswalk, The City Adds Upgrades

Alessa Fajardo's family and local safety advocates had been calling for improvements since the young girl was killed by a driver while walking to school in 2019.

LA Sheriff's Deputy Who Shot Fred Williams Refuses To Testify In Coroner's Inquest

LA Sheriff's Deputy Who Shot Fred Williams Refuses To Testify In Coroner's Inquest

The still-unidentified deputy refused to testify, citing his Fifth Amendment right against self-incrimination. His partner also took the Fifth. Two detectives on the case said they would not testify because doing so could compromise their investigation.

SoCal Parents of Littles: How Has Your Child's Behavior Changed During The Pandemic?

SoCal Parents of Littles: How Has Your Child's Behavior Changed During The Pandemic?

Kids who don't have all the words to express their frustrations tend to act out instead. If you're a parent or caregiver of a kid 5 and under, we want to hear about your experiences. 

How To Get The Second Dose Of The COVID Vaccine In Southern California

How To Get The Second Dose Of The COVID Vaccine In Southern California

If you managed to get the first dose, here's your guide to making sure you complete the series.

California Lawmakers Extend Eviction Protections and Launch Program To Help With Unpaid Rent

California Lawmakers Extend Eviction Protections and Launch Program To Help With Unpaid Rent

The legislation meant to stop a tide of evictions comes just days before California's previous eviction protections were set to expire. 

Bank Of America Says It Lost 'Hundreds Of Millions' On California's Unemployment Fiasco

Bank Of America Says It Lost 'Hundreds Of Millions' On California's Unemployment Fiasco

A senior Bank of America executive says the bank lost "hundreds of millions" of dollars as it scrambled to address unemployment fraud.

Unpaid Water Bills Top $1 Billion In California

Unpaid Water Bills Top $1 Billion In California

One in eight California households is late on water bills. They could face shutoffs when Gov. Gavin Newsom ends the state of emergency.

Over 100 Pedestrians Are Killed By Drivers In LA Every Year. Here's What We Found

Over 100 Pedestrians Are Killed By Drivers In LA Every Year. Here's What We Found

Not even a life-altering pandemic affected the number of people killed by drivers on L.A. streets. In fact, collisions were more deadly last year.

'We're Still Here!': Three Women Reflect On Increased Demands Of Motherhood In A Pandemic

'We're Still Here!': Three Women Reflect On Increased Demands Of Motherhood In A Pandemic

The stress and strain on working mothers isn't talked about widely anymore, in the midst of the pandemic's mounting death toll, society's racial reckoning and PTSD from the recent election. Here, three L.A. mothers share their stories.

California Activates Statewide 'MyTurn' Vaccine Clearinghouse Website

California Activates Statewide 'MyTurn' Vaccine Clearinghouse Website

Until now, there was no single government site where all Californians could go for information on vaccinations. People can register there, but in most cases they can't sign up for appointments yet.

Former L.A. City Councilman Mitch Englander Sentenced To 14 Months For Obstructing FBI Corruption Probe

Former L.A. City Councilman Mitch Englander Sentenced To 14 Months For Obstructing FBI Corruption Probe

'I hurt the very people I love the most,' Englander said. 'I apologize to the community, my former constituents, and most of all I apologize to my family, my wife and my daughters.'

Death In A Crosswalk: The Killing Of A 4-Year-Old Shows LA's Failure To Stop Traffic Violence

Death In A Crosswalk: The Killing Of A 4-Year-Old Shows LA's Failure To Stop Traffic Violence

In October 2019, Alessa Fajardo was killed by a driver while walking to her preschool. Her family is still waiting for the driver to be held accountable -- and for the city of Los Angeles to make their neighborhood streets safer.

Did The LA Sheriff's Department Systematically Violate People's Rights? The State Wants To Know

Did The LA Sheriff's Department Systematically Violate People's Rights? The State Wants To Know

"Credible reports" of excessive force, retaliation and other misconduct prompted the wide-ranging civil rights investigation by the California Department of Justice.

'The Separate And Unequal Health System' Highlighted By COVID-19

'The Separate And Unequal Health System' Highlighted By COVID-19

A South Los Angeles hospital has long provided for an underserved community where private insurance is scarce and chronic illnesses can flourish. And then came a devastating coronavirus surge.

Claiming My Dignity On A San Fernando Valley Street

Claiming My Dignity On A San Fernando Valley Street

A self-described "Black Valley Girl" pledges to prioritize her dignity after feeling forced to explain herself to a suspicious neighbor. "I don't owe it to anyone to make them feel safe."

How L.A.'s Hospitals Were Able To Avoid 'Last Resort' Medicine

How L.A.'s Hospitals Were Able To Avoid 'Last Resort' Medicine

There's been a slight decline in the number of people hospitalized since early January, and the state health department brought in additional staff and made it easier to discharge patients who could go to nursing homes.

With Trump's Exit, Angelenos Breathe A Sigh Of Relief --  And Prepare To Hold Biden Accountable

With Trump's Exit, Angelenos Breathe A Sigh Of Relief -- And Prepare To Hold Biden Accountable

"[Trump's] presidency only deepened America's social ills -- what we were already experiencing," said Umar Hakim Dey, board chair of L.A. Voice.

Biden Suspends Deportations, Stops 'Remain In Mexico' Policy

Biden Suspends Deportations, Stops 'Remain In Mexico' Policy

Under the new administration, the Department of Homeland Security looks set to roll back several Trump-era immigration policies and to establish a path to citizenship for immigrants.

Here's Why Getting A Coronavirus Vaccine In LA County Is So Hard

Here's Why Getting A Coronavirus Vaccine In LA County Is So Hard

L.A. County doesn't have enough doses for everyone who is eligible.

Gangs? Cliques? Subgroups? Call Them What You Will -- There've Been 18 (Yes, 18) In The LA Sheriff's Department

Gangs? Cliques? Subgroups? Call Them What You Will -- There've Been 18 (Yes, 18) In The LA Sheriff's Department

The report identified 11 "deputy gangs" and seven "subgroups." Some have tattoos, hand signals, and rituals that are similar to a criminal street gang, it said.

Photos: Joe Biden Is Now The 46th President Of The United States

Photos: Joe Biden Is Now The 46th President Of The United States

Photos from the inauguration of Joe Biden and Kamala Harris.

Poet Amanda Gorman's Journey From LA To Inauguration: 'The Way She Sees The World Is Amazing'

Poet Amanda Gorman's Journey From LA To Inauguration: 'The Way She Sees The World Is Amazing'

The author of the poem "The Hill We Climb," recited today at President Biden's inauguration, got her start at WriteGirl, an L.A.-based non-profit that helps teen girls hone writing skills.

'The Hill We Climb': Watch Poet Amanda Gorman Recite Her Poem At Biden's Inauguration

'The Hill We Climb': Watch Poet Amanda Gorman Recite Her Poem At Biden's Inauguration

The 22-year-old composed a poem, "The Hill We Climb," that acknowledges the recent insurrection attempt, but turns resolutely toward hope. "The new dawn blooms," she writes.

Trump Pardons Steve Bannon, Lil Wayne In Final Clemency Flurry

Trump Pardons Steve Bannon, Lil Wayne In Final Clemency Flurry

The lengthy list of 73 pardons and 70 commutations landed after midnight.

Biden's Inauguration Is Going To Look Very Different. Here's What To Know

Biden's Inauguration Is Going To Look Very Different. Here's What To Know

There will be no throngs of people massed beneath a platform at the Capitol. Also absent will be President Trump, who's skipping town early.

'History Has Its Eyes On Us.' LA Poet Amanda Gorman Seeks Right Words For Inauguration

'History Has Its Eyes On Us.' LA Poet Amanda Gorman Seeks Right Words For Inauguration

At 22 years old, the Los Angeles native will become the youngest poet in recent memory to deliver a poem at a presidential inauguration.

In South LA, Gang Intervention Workers Are Trying To Slow A Dramatic Spike In Gun Violence -- And They're Asking For Help

In South LA, Gang Intervention Workers Are Trying To Slow A Dramatic Spike In Gun Violence -- And They're Asking For Help

The LAPD blames gang conflicts for fueling the worst spate of violence in more than 10 years.

How The Capitol Siege Rewrote Lesson Plans In LA Schools

How The Capitol Siege Rewrote Lesson Plans In LA Schools

The tumult in Washington has teachers and students asking questions about civics education and the business of being an American.

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