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The Author Of 'The Three Mothers' Reflects On Her Own Motherhood

The Author Of 'The Three Mothers' Reflects On Her Own Motherhood

"Being an advocate means not only standing for somebody but standing and learning about experiences for yourself," says Anna Malaika Tubbs.

What Constitutes A Hate Crime in California? Here Are The Basics

What Constitutes A Hate Crime in California? Here Are The Basics

The increase in attacks against Asian Americans has forced us to think about hate crimes and incidents. How do we differentiate between the two?

'We Can Come Together': LA Events Recognizing Black Maternal Health

'We Can Come Together': LA Events Recognizing Black Maternal Health

Get to know your pelvic floor, meet some doulas and learn to cook for breastfeeding moms- just a few of the options during Black Maternal Health Week 2021. 

Today Is The First Day Back At School For Some Of LAUSD's Youngest Students. Here's What We're Seeing

Today Is The First Day Back At School For Some Of LAUSD's Youngest Students. Here's What We're Seeing

Scenes from kindergarten and elementary schools, as some students return to the physical classroom for the first time, after over a year of distanced at-home learning.

Johnson & Johnson Vaccine And Blood Clots: What You Need To Know

Johnson & Johnson Vaccine And Blood Clots: What You Need To Know

Following federal guidance, the city and county of L.A.. will pause the use of the Johnson & Johnson vaccine, after reports that six women who got the vaccine developed blood clots afterward.

Where To Get Financial Assistance, Food And More During The Coronavirus Crisis

Where To Get Financial Assistance, Food And More During The Coronavirus Crisis

Here's a list of places that are offering financial assistance, food aid, rent relief, debt relief and more. We regularly update it.

Preparing To Go Back To Preschool In A Pandemic: 'Fun, But In A Different Way' 

Preparing To Go Back To Preschool In A Pandemic: 'Fun, But In A Different Way' 

How one LAUSD early education teacher puts it as some of the youngest students begin returning to classrooms: "We are still going to have fun, but in a different way."

Many Firefighters Are Still Declining The Vaccine As A Brutal Fire Season Looms

Many Firefighters Are Still Declining The Vaccine As A Brutal Fire Season Looms

How one firefighting agency is using peer pressure to convince firefighters to get vaccinated.

'I Thought I Would Be Safer Here': Trying To Find Shelter From Anti-Asian Hate

'I Thought I Would Be Safer Here': Trying To Find Shelter From Anti-Asian Hate

As anti-Asian hate began rising during the pandemic, she began feeling less safe in her old neighborhood. She moved to Koreatown, seeking security among other Asian Americans. But nowhere, really, feels safe. 

LA Health Director Says The Next Six Weeks Are Critical

LA Health Director Says The Next Six Weeks Are Critical

For more than a year, Barbara Ferrer has been the face of COVID-19 restrictions in L.A. She needs you to listen now more than ever.

If You Owe Back Rent In LA, Try This Program

If You Owe Back Rent In LA, Try This Program

Money is available through state and local initiatives. See if you qualify for these rental assistance programs.

Long Beach Convention Center Will Shelter Up To 1,000 Migrant Children. Here's What You Need To Know

Long Beach Convention Center Will Shelter Up To 1,000 Migrant Children. Here's What You Need To Know

The Long Beach City Council has approved a plan to convert the Long Beach Convention Center into a temporary shelter for up to 1,000 unaccompanied migrant children.

For This Hospice Nurse, The COVID-19 Shot Came Too Late

For This Hospice Nurse, The COVID-19 Shot Came Too Late

Antonio Espinoza ministered to terminally ill patients. He tested positive for COVID-19 five days after getting his first dose of the vaccine. He died a few weeks later.

California Plans To Remove Restrictions June 15, Ending COVID-19 Tier System -- But Masks Still Required

California Plans To Remove Restrictions June 15, Ending COVID-19 Tier System -- But Masks Still Required

Mandatory ongoing mask wearing will remain. That's dependent on case numbers and hospitalizations remaining low, as well as vaccinations being available for all adults.

Preliminary Magnitude 4.0 Earthquake Jolts LA SoCal Awake

Preliminary Magnitude 4.0 Earthquake Jolts LA SoCal Awake

The quake had an epicenter at Hollywood Park a few blocks from the intersection of W. Century and Crenshaw boulevards.

Black Lives Matter LA Protest Images Recognized By Smithsonian Magazine

Black Lives Matter LA Protest Images Recognized By Smithsonian Magazine

Matt Stasi said he could feel the urgency of the community coming through the lens as he captured the images on the streets last summer.

Zola's Story: 'What Am I?' I'm Just A Pretty Little Girl

Zola's Story: 'What Am I?' I'm Just A Pretty Little Girl

Asked to make a "persona doll" and write its story for a college course years ago, Leilani Burrell-White drew from her experience as a biracial child in the early 1960s. 

Photos: In-Person Baseball Returns to Southern California

Photos: In-Person Baseball Returns to Southern California

In-person baseball returns to Angel Stadium.

Faculty, Students Brace For Financial Fallout From USC's $1 Billion Sexual Abuse Settlement

Faculty, Students Brace For Financial Fallout From USC's $1 Billion Sexual Abuse Settlement

USC president: education will be protected. Expert: students will end up paying the university's sexual abuse settlement in the long run.

The Collective Trauma of Anti-Asian Hate: We Talk to 5 Mental Health Experts

The Collective Trauma of Anti-Asian Hate: We Talk to 5 Mental Health Experts

Experts offer tips for guarding mental health during a heartbreaking time.

Rising Demand For Child Care Rests On Providers Getting Vaccinated. How's That Going?

Rising Demand For Child Care Rests On Providers Getting Vaccinated. How's That Going?

About 100,000 L.A. County child care providers have been eligible for the vaccine for weeks, but getting an appointment can be a challenge and some are undecided about whether to get a shot at all.

Orange Mass Shooting: What We Know So Far

Orange Mass Shooting: What We Know So Far

No information was available on the business, the victims, the suspect or the motivation behind the fatal shooting.

Is A Fourth Coronavirus Wave Coming For California?

Is A Fourth Coronavirus Wave Coming For California?

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California's Dry Weather Is Bad News For Wildfires And Water Supply

California's Dry Weather Is Bad News For Wildfires And Water Supply

This year everything's already so dry that our landscapes are just about ready to burn in Southern California.

Waiting For Justice: Defendants Locked Up For Years Awaiting Trials, Sentencing

Waiting For Justice: Defendants Locked Up For Years Awaiting Trials, Sentencing

A troubling backlog of cases existed even before the pandemic. Now COVID-19 has pushed the problem to a crisis point.

You Are Eligible For A COVID-19 Vaccine in California. Now What?

You Are Eligible For A COVID-19 Vaccine in California. Now What?

Here's what you need to know to make your vaccine game plan.

More LA County Businesses -- Including Bars -- Will Reopen As Region Enters Orange Tier

More LA County Businesses -- Including Bars -- Will Reopen As Region Enters Orange Tier

L.A. County will soon be out of the red and into the orange tier of the state's coronavirus reopening framework.

How A Landmark State Supreme Court Ruling Changes How Bail Works in California

How A Landmark State Supreme Court Ruling Changes How Bail Works in California

Getting out of jail just got a whole lot easier, and affordable, thanks to the California Supreme.

'Enough Is Enough.' Scenes From Saturday's 'Stop Asian Hate' March In LA's Koreatown

'Enough Is Enough.' Scenes From Saturday's 'Stop Asian Hate' March In LA's Koreatown

Hundreds of people turned out in Koreatown on Saturday to make a statement against anti-Asian racism.

Activists Blast City For Secretive And Heavy Handed Homeless Eviction At Echo Park Lake

Activists Blast City For Secretive And Heavy Handed Homeless Eviction At Echo Park Lake

'For this to happen the way that it did, it was really shocking,' said one activist. But Mayor Garcetti defended the operation, saying police were needed to ensure things went smoothly.

What To Make Of The Past Week's Spike in LAPD Shootings?

What To Make Of The Past Week's Spike in LAPD Shootings?

Critics see more proof of officers too willing to use deadly force; a use of force expert doesn't think the cluster is significant.

Need A Job? Certified Nursing Assistants Are In High Demand In SoCal

Need A Job? Certified Nursing Assistants Are In High Demand In SoCal

Wages start low but you can educate yourself to higher pay.

LA Metro Boosts Police Contracts While Calling For Funding To Rethink Public Safety

LA Metro Boosts Police Contracts While Calling For Funding To Rethink Public Safety

L.A. Metro leaders say they want to move faster to implement alternatives to armed policing on the system, but also say they've been forced to give more money to law enforcement agencies this year to address "out of control" contract spending.

Everything We Know About LAUSD's Plan To Reopen Schools In April

Everything We Know About LAUSD's Plan To Reopen Schools In April

Can students keep their teachers? Where will they eat? These questions -- and more -- answered as LAUSD campuses prepare to reopen.

'It Just Breaks My Heart': Pandemic Tales Of Business Loss, Survival In Burbank's Magnolia Park

'It Just Breaks My Heart': Pandemic Tales Of Business Loss, Survival In Burbank's Magnolia Park

Small stores in Burbank's Magnolia Park had been struggling with steeper rents for years. Then the pandemic hit.

Don't Turn My Community Into COVID-19 'Trauma Porn'

Don't Turn My Community Into COVID-19 'Trauma Porn'

Latinos in L.A. have suffered disproportionately in the pandemic. For one young doctor treating critically ill patients in a COVID-19 hotspot, seeing media images of sick and dying members of his community has made the pain worse.

'Go Back To China!' What It Feels Like To Be On The Receiving End Of Hate

'Go Back To China!' What It Feels Like To Be On The Receiving End Of Hate

"Why don't you go back to China!" The words from the stranger came fast and unexpectedly, in a public place. And no one came to help.  

Police Investigate Racist Letters Sent to Asian-Run Businesses

Police Investigate Racist Letters Sent to Asian-Run Businesses

The letter is laced with expletives and Asian slurs and stereotypes. Authorities are urging recipients to contact local law enforcement.

It's Back! Bioluminescent Algae Glows Again Off Southern California's Coast

It's Back! Bioluminescent Algae Glows Again Off Southern California's Coast

Glow-in-the-dark plankton make unpredictable appearances in our waters, but create a dazzling light show when pounded by the waves. Researchers says it's a defense mechanism.

Ask LAist: Are The Lower COVID-19 Case Numbers Due To Less Testing?

Ask LAist: Are The Lower COVID-19 Case Numbers Due To Less Testing?

You asked, and we took your questions to experts. Here's what we learned.

LA Parking Tickets Are Back After A Pandemic Hiatus. Here's What You Need To Know.

LA Parking Tickets Are Back After A Pandemic Hiatus. Here's What You Need To Know.

As COVID-19 cases go down, parking enforcement goes up.

No, The Tuskegee Study Is Not the Top Reason Some Black Americans Question the COVID-19 Vaccine

No, The Tuskegee Study Is Not the Top Reason Some Black Americans Question the COVID-19 Vaccine

Black Americans aren't referencing the Tuskegee syphilis study as to why they aren't inclined to vaccinate -- it's overall mistrust.

Echo Park Lake Encampment: Protesters Clash With LAPD As A Deadline To Leave The Park Is Issued

Echo Park Lake Encampment: Protesters Clash With LAPD As A Deadline To Leave The Park Is Issued

L.A. City Councilman Mitch O'Farrell said the city 'has started the process of closing Echo Park, beginning with numerous intersections and freeway ramps around the facility. They are now closed to vehicular and pedestrian traffic to protect public safety while crews begin the installation of the fence around the park.'

Protesters At Echo Park Confront LAPD Over Plans To Clear Encampment Of Unhoused Residents

Protesters At Echo Park Confront LAPD Over Plans To Clear Encampment Of Unhoused Residents

Residents of the tent community at Echo Park Lake and allies are protesting plans by the city to close the park and clear the longstanding homeless encampment.

 Distributing COVID Vaccines to Unhoused Angelenos Poses Unique Challenges

Distributing COVID Vaccines to Unhoused Angelenos Poses Unique Challenges

Los Angeles County public health officials have started administering COVID vaccines to the tens of thousands of people experiencing homelessness in the city, with the help of local nonprofits and service providers. But complex logistics and a lingering distrust of public officials is making it a challenge.

How LA County Will Treat More People With Mental Illness Outside Of Jail

How LA County Will Treat More People With Mental Illness Outside Of Jail

The money will mean 200 additional beds for a county program that diverts people facing felony charges out of jail and into 'community based settings.'

More LA Sheriff's Officials Accused of Misconduct in 'Banditos' Deputy Gang Lawsuit

More LA Sheriff's Officials Accused of Misconduct in 'Banditos' Deputy Gang Lawsuit

Dozens of L.A. County Sheriff's officials were added Monday as named defendants in a lawsuit alleging the existence of a 'criminal gang' of deputies called the Banditos at the department's East L.A. Station.

Amoeba Records Reopens April 1. Here's What To Expect

Amoeba Records Reopens April 1. Here's What To Expect

Vinyl lovers, start your turntables.

To Protect Dad, This LA Family Enrolled In COVID-19 Vaccine Trials

To Protect Dad, This LA Family Enrolled In COVID-19 Vaccine Trials

As a double transplant recipient who's dealt with organ rejection and a heart attack, Mark Deetjen was at high risk of getting seriously ill from COVID-19. To try to protect him, his wife and two kids signed up for vaccine trials.

Some LAUSD Campuses Will Reopen Early, But Most Parents Hesitant To Send Students Back

Some LAUSD Campuses Will Reopen Early, But Most Parents Hesitant To Send Students Back

A handful of LAUSD campuses will begin reopening the week of April 12.

A Tale Of Two Vigils: The San Gabriel Valley Responds to Atlanta Shootings

A Tale Of Two Vigils: The San Gabriel Valley Responds to Atlanta Shootings

Vigils in San Gabriel and Alhambra underscored divides over how to respond to the rise in anti-Asian violence.

A Latino 'Gringo' On Straddling Two Cultures, Never Enough Of Either

A Latino 'Gringo' On Straddling Two Cultures, Never Enough Of Either

"The story of how I found myself in this sometimes awkward position as a 'gringo' who really isn't one is, in many ways, the story of 20th century America."

 L.A. County Vaccine I.D. Rules Are So Flexible, Few Get Turned Away

L.A. County Vaccine I.D. Rules Are So Flexible, Few Get Turned Away

Of the tens of thousands of people that L.A. County is vaccinating at its five drive-through mega-pods and a few walk-up clinics, only a handful are turned away for lack of documentation.

SoCal Politicians Help Guide First Congressional Hearing On Anti-Asian Violence In Three Decades

SoCal Politicians Help Guide First Congressional Hearing On Anti-Asian Violence In Three Decades

Those testifying included Democrats Judy Chu and Ted Lieu and Republicans Young Kim and Michelle Steel. 

Community Colleges Have Lost A Lot Of Students During The Pandemic. Here's How One Campus Has Kept Theirs

Community Colleges Have Lost A Lot Of Students During The Pandemic. Here's How One Campus Has Kept Theirs

As community college enrollment has dropped around California, one local campus has taken a 'customer service' approach to retaining students and encouraging new ones to enroll.

'Highly Unusual For A DA': Gascón Touts His Push To Cut Prison Sentences

'Highly Unusual For A DA': Gascón Touts His Push To Cut Prison Sentences

The DA says in his first three months on the job, his prosecutors have sought so many fewer sentencing enhancements that defendants who are convicted will spend at least a combined 8,000 fewer years behind bars.

'It Was Murder' -- Family Of East L.A. Man Killed By Sheriff's Deputies Plans To Sue

'It Was Murder' -- Family Of East L.A. Man Killed By Sheriff's Deputies Plans To Sue

The Sheriff's Department said deputies shot and killed David Ordaz, Jr. as he charged at them with a knife. A bystander's video does not clearly show that's what happened.

Your Guide To Paying Taxes On California Unemployment Benefits

Your Guide To Paying Taxes On California Unemployment Benefits

Paying your taxes is one ritual the pandemic hasn't disrupted. If you lost work and collected unemployment benefits last year, here's how to file.

Atlanta Deadly Spa Shootings Leave Local Asian American Community 'Shook To The Core'

Atlanta Deadly Spa Shootings Leave Local Asian American Community 'Shook To The Core'

Authorities are still investigating what happened and why. With reports of hate crimes against Asian Americans rising sharply over the last year, the attack prompted a strong and emotional response.

The 5 Most Popular LA Neighborhoods for Homebuyers in 2021

The 5 Most Popular LA Neighborhoods for Homebuyers in 2021
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(Photo by Jennifer Pyle on Unsplash) Local residents are purchasing Los Angeles homes in droves, pushing the prices in the market to new heights. Historically low mortgage rates this year make it appealing for first-time buyers and experienced homeowners...

Eight People Shot To Death At Atlanta Massage Parlors; Man Arrested

Eight People Shot To Death At Atlanta Massage Parlors; Man Arrested

Authorities said many of the victims appeared to be women of Asian descent.

Speed Cameras In LA? A New Bill Would Allow CA Cities To Explore The Technology

Speed Cameras In LA? A New Bill Would Allow CA Cities To Explore The Technology

State and local leaders call speed cameras a 'proven tool' to reduce speeding and save lives.

Peter Hardin To Run As A 'Progressive

Peter Hardin To Run As A 'Progressive" Against OC DA Todd Spitzer

A former Marine who served in Afghanistan and then was a deputy DA and Special U.S. Attorney, Hardin said he's running because of "a vacuum of leadership" that has led to "a sea of outrageous scandals." While calling himself a progressive, he stops short of promising the kind of sweeping reforms instituted by L.A. DA George Gascón.

Vaccine Talks: Getting My Father Vaccinated Before He Gets COVID-19 Again

Vaccine Talks: Getting My Father Vaccinated Before He Gets COVID-19 Again

This is part of a series of conversations that Cal State Northridge students had with loved ones about COVID-19 vaccinations.

Fatal Deputy Shooting Highlights The Need To Stop Using Police For Mental Health Crises

Fatal Deputy Shooting Highlights The Need To Stop Using Police For Mental Health Crises

Deputies opened fire when a man charged at them with the knife.

This South LA Man Committed A Small-Time Street Robbery. 36 Years Later, He's Still In Prison

This South LA Man Committed A Small-Time Street Robbery. 36 Years Later, He's Still In Prison

Reginald Wheeler was charged with kidnapping because he forced a man to walk about 100 feet before robbing him of his watch and $14. That got Wheeler a sentence of eight years to life. Now he's hoping to qualify for DA George Gascón's review of past sentences.

Hundreds in LA Rally Against Asian Attacks, Call For Solidarity

Hundreds in LA Rally Against Asian Attacks, Call For Solidarity

But solutions for protecting seniors varied from starting foot patrols in Chinatown to fighting gentrification.

Business Leaders Are Overjoyed By Eased Restrictions, But Reopening Could Take Time

Business Leaders Are Overjoyed By Eased Restrictions, But Reopening Could Take Time

Many museums will need weeks to re-hire staff and check safety protocols.

Vaccine Eligibility Widened In California On March 15. Here's How LA's Handling It

Vaccine Eligibility Widened In California On March 15. Here's How LA's Handling It

Millions more Californians are eligible for the free COVID-19 vaccine. We break down what that means for LA.

Indoor Dining Will Return To LA Restaurants On Monday -- With These Restrictions

Indoor Dining Will Return To LA Restaurants On Monday -- With These Restrictions

Restaurants can only host indoor dining at 25% capacity, space tables 8 feet apart and seat no more than 6 people at a table.

California's New Guidelines Allow Bars and Breweries To Open Sooner Than Expected

California's New Guidelines Allow Bars and Breweries To Open Sooner Than Expected

Breweries, wineries and distilleries that don't serve food can finally open their doors...pending some tier shifts.

As Community Rallies '#JusticeForMoniqueMunoz,' Teen Could Be Charged With Manslaughter. What We Know

As Community Rallies '#JusticeForMoniqueMunoz,' Teen Could Be Charged With Manslaughter. What We Know

Police say the teen driver was speeding in a Lamborghini SUV when he crashed into Monique Muñoz's car, killing her. He'd been recently cited for unsafe driving.

George Floyd's Family And Minneapolis Reach $27 Million Settlement

George Floyd's Family And Minneapolis Reach $27 Million Settlement

The city of Minneapolis has reached a $27 million civil settlement with the family of George Floyd, the Black man whose death in police custody last May sparked a wave of protests across the country and the world.

LAUSD Could Reopen Its Doors In April -- But Which Parents Will Send Their Kids Back?

LAUSD Could Reopen Its Doors In April -- But Which Parents Will Send Their Kids Back?

COVID-19 cases and deaths from L.A.'s especially bad winter surge ravaged many of the neighborhoods LAUSD schools serve. How many families will send their kids back?

LA County Restaurants, Museums, Gyms (And Others) Could Reopen Indoor Operations Monday

LA County Restaurants, Museums, Gyms (And Others) Could Reopen Indoor Operations Monday

The exact date depends on when the state reaches its goal of administering 2 million vaccines in communities hardest-hit by the virus.

Life Beneath Hollywood's 'Bamboo Ceiling'

Life Beneath Hollywood's 'Bamboo Ceiling'

For an Asian American working in the film industry, "What good is a seat at the table if you have no voice?"

LA County Expands Vaccine Eligibility To Janitors, Transportation Workers

LA County Expands Vaccine Eligibility To Janitors, Transportation Workers

While the county is expanding eligibility to more people, supply still remains limited, which means it may take a while to find an available appointment, Public Health Director Barbara Ferrer said.

'This Craziness Is Real': In The San Gabriel Valley, Anti-Asian Violence Creates Fears Of Targeting

'This Craziness Is Real': In The San Gabriel Valley, Anti-Asian Violence Creates Fears Of Targeting

A recent case in Temple City is being investigated as a hate incident.

Charter Schools Offer Quality Public Education--for Free

Charter Schools Offer Quality Public Education--for Free
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Julian Covarrubias attended charter public schools from third grade on--Magnolia Science Academy (MSA) 7 - Northridge for elementary, and MSA 2 - Valley for middle and high school. He says the consistency in his relationships were important to him,...

Going Back To School Might Cause Anxiety For A Lot Of Kids. Here's How You Can Help

Going Back To School Might Cause Anxiety For A Lot Of Kids. Here's How You Can Help

Parents of elementary schoolers should be on the lookout for signs of anxiety and grief as younger kids start going back into classrooms.

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