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LAist's Guide To The Most Fashionable Face Masks in LA

LAist's Guide To The Most Fashionable Face Masks in LA

Buy local. Stay safe. It's a win-win for all.

With UC Application Deadlines Looming, Students Face A Holiday Weekend Writing College Admission Essays

With UC Application Deadlines Looming, Students Face A Holiday Weekend Writing College Admission Essays

Essays are just one of many factors considered on a college application. But learning to write them can be a skill for life.

'It Was His Passion' -- The Rustic Cabin Destroyed By The Bobcat Fire

'It Was His Passion' -- The Rustic Cabin Destroyed By The Bobcat Fire

The Bobcat Fire burned 17 of the 81 primitive recreational cabins in Big Santa Anita Canyon, destroying homes that contained generations of family memories. Some families will face a challenge to rebuild.

Where Unhoused People Saw Freedom, Their Venice Neighbors Saw A 'War Zone'

Where Unhoused People Saw Freedom, Their Venice Neighbors Saw A 'War Zone'

After months of pressure from homeowners, the city decided to offer motel vouchers to about 100 unhoused angelenos camped in tents along Penmar Golf Course. But it's unclear if this will be a long-term solution for anyone.

LA County Wants To Move From Locking Up Juveniles To A 'Care-First' Approach

LA County Wants To Move From Locking Up Juveniles To A 'Care-First' Approach

Instead of holding young offenders in the county's two juvenile halls and six probation camps, the board agreed to explore how it could place them in "more of a home-like setting."

Biden Picks A Cuban-American LA Attorney To Reverse Trump's Hard-Line Immigration Policies

Biden Picks A Cuban-American LA Attorney To Reverse Trump's Hard-Line Immigration Policies

The President-elect says he will nominate Alejandro Mayorkas for DHS Secretary.

How Will A Biden Administration Tackle Immigration After Four Years Of Trump?

How Will A Biden Administration Tackle Immigration After Four Years Of Trump?

Will President-elect Joe Biden go beyond rolling back the Trump administration's controversial immigration policies, and commit to pushing immigration reform legislation?

LA Coroner Uses Rare Inquest to Probe Deputy's Killing of Andres Guardado

LA Coroner Uses Rare Inquest to Probe Deputy's Killing of Andres Guardado

A sheriff's deputy shot the 18-year-old five times in the back in June. The inquest, the first in nearly 40 years, won't affect any potential criminal or civil cases.

International Student Enrollment Drop Is A Big Financial Drain On Colleges And Universities

International Student Enrollment Drop Is A Big Financial Drain On Colleges And Universities

Southern California colleges and universities have come to rely on financially on international students.

Internet Notoriety Strikes Venice Boutique's Mural of Top Women Democrats

Internet Notoriety Strikes Venice Boutique's Mural of Top Women Democrats

A viral tweet sent visitors to a Venice boutique searching for a quirky mural featuring Kamala Harris, Elizabeth Warren, Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez and others.

'White' Without The Privilege: An Arab American's Quest To Be Counted 

'White' Without The Privilege: An Arab American's Quest To Be Counted 

Soon after arriving in the U.S. from Saudi Arabia, he learned he was expected to check "white" for racial identity in the census. But amid the anti-Arab hate that followed the 9/11 attacks, he quickly realized that his "white" label came without the privilege. 

Eight Months Later, COVID-19 'Brain Fog' Continues For One LA Artist

Eight Months Later, COVID-19 'Brain Fog' Continues For One LA Artist

Some people who caught the coronavirus early in the pandemic are still struggling with medical issues several months later.

Can A Biden Administration Influence The 2020 Census? It Depends

Can A Biden Administration Influence The 2020 Census? It Depends

If the U.S. Census Bureau takes extra time to process census responses, results could come out after the incoming president's inauguration.

Los Angeles Assembly Members Defend Maui Trip During COVID Pandemic

Los Angeles Assembly Members Defend Maui Trip During COVID Pandemic

Legislator Wendy Carrillo (D-Los Angeles), a member of the Assembly Health Committee, explains and defends her travel, as does Blanca Rubio (D-Baldwin Park).

Racism 101 Asked And Answered:

Racism 101 Asked And Answered: "What's The Deal With The Word 'Cholo'?"

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, "What's the deal with the term 'cholo?' How did it evolve, and who is allowed to say it?"

Three-Quarters Of A Million Californians Are At Risk Of Losing Unemployment Benefits Next Month

Three-Quarters Of A Million Californians Are At Risk Of Losing Unemployment Benefits Next Month

New research predicts that nearly 750,000 Californians could fall off the "unemployment cliff" at the end of December.

As Decision Nears, Palmdale Competes With Dozens Of Communities To Host Space Command Headquarters

As Decision Nears, Palmdale Competes With Dozens Of Communities To Host Space Command Headquarters

Some call the Antelope Valley "Aerospace Valley," and Palmdale boasts a rich history with air and spacecraft.

Where To Get Help With Utility Bills Now (And Maybe $500 From LADWP)

Where To Get Help With Utility Bills Now (And Maybe $500 From LADWP)

LADWP is offering $500 to low-income households to help with utility and other bills, while other non-city utilities are ramping up debt forgiveness programs.

California Is Reshaping Its Child Care And Early Education Programs -- Here's How You Can Weigh In 

California Is Reshaping Its Child Care And Early Education Programs -- Here's How You Can Weigh In 

California leaders will unveil a much-anticipated Master Plan For Early Learning and Care in December. There's still a chance for you to weigh in. 

 'They Watch Us Closely': Black Students Describe Patterns Of Racial Profiling By USC Police

'They Watch Us Closely': Black Students Describe Patterns Of Racial Profiling By USC Police

USC's Beacon Project spoke to 19 current and former students about their interactions in recent years with the university's Department of Public Safety. The students and alumni argue these interactions highlight a pattern of racial profiling by the department.

Patient Shot By Sheriff's Deputy Inside Harbor-UCLA Has Died, Family Says 

Patient Shot By Sheriff's Deputy Inside Harbor-UCLA Has Died, Family Says 

Family of Nicholas Burgos say he died Nov. 1 after being shot multiple times by a Sheriff's Deputy while he was experiencing a psychiatric crisis.

Homeless Families Who Occupied Vacant El Sereno Homes Will Now Move Into Them Legally

Homeless Families Who Occupied Vacant El Sereno Homes Will Now Move Into Them Legally

The properties will be used as transitional housing by the city for up to three years. Activists say they're seeking a more permanent solution.

Some LAPD Officers Take Aim at Chief Moore Over Black Lives Matter Protests

Some LAPD Officers Take Aim at Chief Moore Over Black Lives Matter Protests

According to a survey conducted by the union representing LAPD officers, many officers were unhappy with Chief Michel Moore's leadership during the local protests for racial justice earlier this year.

Black And Latino Leaders Push Newsom To Pick A Woman Of Color To Succeed Kamala Harris In Senate

Black And Latino Leaders Push Newsom To Pick A Woman Of Color To Succeed Kamala Harris In Senate

Democratic groups are lobbying to maintain or expand their representation in a Senate dominated by white men.

In LA, Biden Election Victory Encourages DACA Recipients Who've Felt Under Siege

In LA, Biden Election Victory Encourages DACA Recipients Who've Felt Under Siege

The election of President-elect Joe Biden felt like a "consolation prize" to some in the DACA community, but young immigrants in the program are hopeful that his administration will offer a brighter alternative to the last four years.

Congressman Adam Schiff Says Democrats Still 'Have A Lot Of Work To Do' Post-Election

Congressman Adam Schiff Says Democrats Still 'Have A Lot Of Work To Do' Post-Election

The Congressman weighs in Democratic losses in Orange County and the difficult road ahead for President Elect Joe Biden.

From 'Go Back To Your Country' To A Vice President-Elect Who Shares My Grandmother's Name

From 'Go Back To Your Country' To A Vice President-Elect Who Shares My Grandmother's Name

An American of Indian descent reflects on hate and hope: the hate that generations of her family have experienced -- and, as the mother of three girls, the hope that she has for their future.

Sheriff Calls Coroner's Inquest About Andres Guardado A 'Circus Stunt'

Sheriff Calls Coroner's Inquest About Andres Guardado A 'Circus Stunt'

The sheriff also dismissed the County Board of Supervisors' decision earlier this week to explore the legal options for removing or impeaching him, calling it "a power grab."

What Do We Do With LA's Junipero Serra Statues?

What Do We Do With LA's Junipero Serra Statues?

As statues of the Franciscan friar come down, Southern California grapples with reframing the European-centric "California story."

Angelenos On President-Elect Biden's Transition Team

Angelenos On President-Elect Biden's Transition Team

Here is a select list of Angelenos who have been invited to serve in the incoming Biden administration.

California Voters Rejected Prop 15. What Now For Property Tax Reform?

California Voters Rejected Prop 15. What Now For Property Tax Reform?

Prop 13 has been called the "third rail" of California politics. Reformers came close to chipping away at it this election, but voters narrowly upheld it.

The Government Received More Incomplete Census Forms This Year Than A Decade Ago

The Government Received More Incomplete Census Forms This Year Than A Decade Ago

Research suggests that some respondents approached the 2020 Census with fear and distrust --worried that their information could be used against them.

How Nithya Raman And Other Progressive Campaigns Beat The LA Establishment -- And What's Next

How Nithya Raman And Other Progressive Campaigns Beat The LA Establishment -- And What's Next

Progressive political power is growing in traditionally center-left L.A.

A 95-Year-Old Veteran Remembers Fighting WWII In The Pacific -- And Racism At Home

A 95-Year-Old Veteran Remembers Fighting WWII In The Pacific -- And Racism At Home

President Roosevelt opened all branches of the military to Black troops in 1941, but for African-American service members like Luther Hendricks, racism still was prevalent.

Gascón Vows To Review More Police Shootings In Emotional Meeting With Relatives

Gascón Vows To Review More Police Shootings In Emotional Meeting With Relatives

The DA-elect's first official public meeting was organized by Black Lives Matter-LA.

What A Vice President Kamala Harris Means For California

What A Vice President Kamala Harris Means For California

The Golden State will gain a strong ally in the White House and new national influence with a Californian as Joe Biden's second-in-command.

For Immigrant Kids, Alex Trebek Was Like A Welcoming 'Uncle' 

For Immigrant Kids, Alex Trebek Was Like A Welcoming 'Uncle' 

Tributes poured in Sunday from immigrants who learned English from watching the warm and wry host.

Some Federal Scientists, Miserable Under Trump, Cautiously Optimistic About A Biden Future 

Some Federal Scientists, Miserable Under Trump, Cautiously Optimistic About A Biden Future 

Federal scientists who say the Trump administration's anti-science stance made it hard for them to to do their job are cautiously optimistic about what a Biden presidency might bring.

Biden Wins Presidency, According To AP, Edging Trump In Turbulent Race

Biden Wins Presidency, According To AP, Edging Trump In Turbulent Race

Former Vice President Joe Biden has been elected the 46th president of the United States, narrowly emerging victorious from a contentious White House campaign that stretched days past election night. The Associated Press called the race for Biden on Saturday when it said that Pennsylvania's 20 electoral votes put him over the 270-vote threshold needed to win the Electoral College.

Child Care Can Help LA Families Financially Survive The Pandemic, But It's Still Unavailable For Many 

Child Care Can Help LA Families Financially Survive The Pandemic, But It's Still Unavailable For Many 

Three reasons: many early education programs are located on shuttered school campuses, staff themselves are struggling to find child care and public health guidelines limit class sizes to prevent the spread of COVID-19.

George Gascón Ousts LA District Attorney Jackie Lacey

George Gascón Ousts LA District Attorney Jackie Lacey

Incumbent District Attorney Jackie Lacey has conceded. Gascon promises a more compassionate D.A.'s office under his leadership.

Gascón Ouster Of Lacey In DA Race A Huge Win For Criminal Justice Reformers

Gascón Ouster Of Lacey In DA Race A Huge Win For Criminal Justice Reformers

The former career cop says the justice system is deeply flawed and plagued by deep racial disparities.

My Mom Was A Black Entrepreneur. I Never Thought About It, Until Now

My Mom Was A Black Entrepreneur. I Never Thought About It, Until Now

Facing wage discrimination at the clothing store where she worked as a tailor, his mother decided to quit and strike out on her own. Working out of her basement, she built a clothing business that lasted more than three decades.   

Corporations Don't Like A Law? Just Pay Millions For A Ballot Measure

Corporations Don't Like A Law? Just Pay Millions For A Ballot Measure

Asking voters to repeal or overhaul a law passed by the Democratic-controlled Legislature is becoming a common strategy for corporations financially threatened by progressive policies coming out of Sacramento.

Measure J Appears To Pass As Part Of LA County's Criminal Justice Reform Wave

Measure J Appears To Pass As Part Of LA County's Criminal Justice Reform Wave

As of Wednesday night, approval of Measure J outnumbered opposition by more than 400,000 votes. A little more than half-a-million vote-by-mail ballots remain to be counted, but it's highly unlikely to change the outcome.

Activists Hit The Streets Of Downtown LA To Celebrate Jackie Lacey's Potential Defeat, And Protest Trump's Claims Of Victory

Activists Hit The Streets Of Downtown LA To Celebrate Jackie Lacey's Potential Defeat, And Protest Trump's Claims Of Victory

"We've been here for more than three years chanting 'Jackie Lacey must go!' Today we're celebrating that Jackie Lacey will go in very short order."

Latino Voters Of Diverse Backgrounds Were Influential For Both Presidential Candidates

Latino Voters Of Diverse Backgrounds Were Influential For Both Presidential Candidates

Latino voters helped Trump hold Florida and helped Biden flip Arizona, proof that this diverse and growing group of voters has increasing influence nationwide. Their growth is fueled by young people in states like California, Arizona and Texas.

Paola Ramos Wants You To Pay Attention To The Latino Vote

Paola Ramos Wants You To Pay Attention To The Latino Vote

Repeat after us: The Latino voting block is not a monolith.

Voting Ends, Counting Begins: What We Know So Far About State And Local Election Results

Voting Ends, Counting Begins: What We Know So Far About State And Local Election Results

Some races will be called, but the final outcome of many, including the presidential contest, may not be clear tonight.

Here's What Record Early Returns Mean For California's Vote Tally

Here's What Record Early Returns Mean For California's Vote Tally

You can expect to know pretty quickly after California polls close how record early voters are breaking for the presidential election and the propositions.

What To Expect When You're Expecting Today's Election Results

What To Expect When You're Expecting Today's Election Results

Most results for this election, whether local or national, aren't going to be definitively called today. 

Newsom Stresses Need For New Federal Coronavirus Aid

Newsom Stresses Need For New Federal Coronavirus Aid

The governor said California can't pay for its own testing if federal funding runs out in January.

What We Know So Far About How Many SoCal Voters Are Turning Out For The 2020 Election

What We Know So Far About How Many SoCal Voters Are Turning Out For The 2020 Election

Do sky-high early voting numbers mean we'll see record turnout in 2020?

LA's Latinos Mark El Día De Los Muertos In 'A Nightmare Year' Of Loss

LA's Latinos Mark El Día De Los Muertos In 'A Nightmare Year' Of Loss

The message of honoring the dead is especially poignant this year.

LA Justice: Why The D.A.'s Race Between Lacey And Gascón Matters

LA Justice: Why The D.A.'s Race Between Lacey And Gascón Matters

The race between incumbent District Attorney Jackie Lacey and challenger George Gascón has been called a referendum on the criminal justice system in Los Angeles. Boiled down, the race asks: How broken is the system?

How Many SoCal Voters Will Turn Out In 2020?

How Many SoCal Voters Will Turn Out In 2020?

Do sky-high early voting numbers mean we'll see record turnout in 2020? They're certainly a good sign, but thanks to California's voter-friendly laws, it takes weeks to know for sure.

'You Can Only Choose One': A Biracial American Explores His Filipino-Russian Roots -- And Explains Why He Won't Check Just One Box

'You Can Only Choose One': A Biracial American Explores His Filipino-Russian Roots -- And Explains Why He Won't Check Just One Box

Growing up as the son of a Filipino immigrant dad and Russian American mom, Mark Moya felt equally attached to both cultures. He still does. Lately, he's been thinking more about their immigrant legacy and how it shaped him, especially after losing his dad earlier this year to COVID-19.

Fact Check: App-Based Companies Pushing Prop. 22 Say Drivers Will Get Health Benefits. Will They?

Fact Check: App-Based Companies Pushing Prop. 22 Say Drivers Will Get Health Benefits. Will They?

Ride-sharing and delivery services such as Uber, Lyft, DoorDash and Instacart are bankrolling California's Proposition 22, which would keep their drivers classified as independent contractors, not employees. But health benefits? That's something of a stretch.

Photos: Not Even 2020 Could Kill Halloween

Photos: Not Even 2020 Could Kill Halloween

A visual look at how Southern Californians are celebrating Halloween.

New Cal State Chancellor Emphasizes Mexican American Heritage To Connect With Campus Communities

New Cal State Chancellor Emphasizes Mexican American Heritage To Connect With Campus Communities

"Latino" is also an accurate description of Joseph Castro's heritage -- but it doesn't resonate as much for this son of the San Joaquin Valley.

Hit Financially By COVID-19, American Legion Posts Innovate To Survive

Hit Financially By COVID-19, American Legion Posts Innovate To Survive

American Legion posts across the country serve as a community hub for veterans and their families. But the pandemic has put the future of many posts in jeopardy.

'Dude, I'm Done': When Politics Tears Families And Friendships Apart

'Dude, I'm Done': When Politics Tears Families And Friendships Apart

If you find yourself fighting with a friend over politics, or frustrated and furious with your nearest and dearest over who they're supporting for president, you're hardly alone.

Photos: What It Looks Like In LA When The Dodgers Win The World Series

Photos: What It Looks Like In LA When The Dodgers Win The World Series

Dodgers fans take to the streets to celebrate the team's first World Series Win since 1988.

How Are Young Angelenos Voting? It's Complicated.

How Are Young Angelenos Voting? It's Complicated.

Why are YOU voting? And what are the conversations you are having with your family about this election?

This Is Now The Most Negative LAUSD Race Ever. Let's Fact-Check Some Of The Ads.

This Is Now The Most Negative LAUSD Race Ever. Let's Fact-Check Some Of The Ads.

The biggest target: Scott Schmerelson, an incumbent school board member aiming to keep his West Valley seat.

Racism 101 Provides A

Racism 101 Provides A "Starter Kit" To Facilitate Conversations Around Race

Racism 101 gives Angelenos the opportunity to ask tough questions about race -- and facilitate their own talks with our conversation "starter kit."

Wildfires, COVID and AB5: The Issues Lighting Up the 25th District Congressional Race

Wildfires, COVID and AB5: The Issues Lighting Up the 25th District Congressional Race

Republican Congressman Mike Garcia won the seat in May. Now he's facing a rematch challenge from Democratic Assembly member Christy Smith.

Even With Video, Experts Disagree On The Shooting Of Anthony McClain

Even With Video, Experts Disagree On The Shooting Of Anthony McClain

We asked three use-of-force experts to review the video of McClain's shooting. Two said it seemed justified; one felt it may not have been.

Wildlife Crossing Update: A Look At Plans For The Massive Bridge To Span 101 Freeway

Wildlife Crossing Update: A Look At Plans For The Massive Bridge To Span 101 Freeway

The 101 Wildlife Crossing will be the world's largest and most urban.

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