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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.

Close to 50,000 Cast Their Ballots Early At Vote Centers Across LA County

Close to 50,000 Cast Their Ballots Early At Vote Centers Across LA County

Staples Center is one of 100-plus locations where Angelenos can cast ballots from now until Election Day. An additional 650 places will come online Friday.

In Orange County's Little Saigon, Vietnamese American Voters Are Courted In Closely-Watched Congressional Race

In Orange County's Little Saigon, Vietnamese American Voters Are Courted In Closely-Watched Congressional Race

Both Democrat Harley Rouda and Republican Michelle Steel recognize the Vietnamese American vote is changing and could tip the election.

How An Outsider Found Identity And Belonging In The Intangible Shared Spaces Of A Redlined City

How An Outsider Found Identity And Belonging In The Intangible Shared Spaces Of A Redlined City

Growing up Chicano and gay on the Eastside in the '60s and '70s, James Rojas often felt like an outsider. He found safe space and acceptance amid Black and Brown peers and disco music as "we blurred the L.A. redlining map and found identity, and community, in the fusion."

Unemployment Benefits Frozen Due To Being A Fraud Victim? Here's What To Do

Unemployment Benefits Frozen Due To Being A Fraud Victim? Here's What To Do

Recently, the state's unemployment department has been freezing accounts of fraud victims without warning. Here's what to do if your benefits get cut off.

WATCH: 2nd Presidential Debate With Fact Check And Analysis

WATCH: 2nd Presidential Debate With Fact Check And Analysis

President Trump and Democratic nominee Joe Biden are holding a final debate Thursday in Nashville, with Kristen Welker of NBC News moderating. Follow live updates and analysis, and watch the debate starting at 6 p.m.

Why Does California Have So Many Ballot Propositions, Anyway?

Why Does California Have So Many Ballot Propositions, Anyway?

Here's who to thank (or blame) for California's version of direct democracy.

Family Of Unarmed Man Killed By Buena Park Police Asks OC DA To Reopen Case

Family Of Unarmed Man Killed By Buena Park Police Asks OC DA To Reopen Case

DA Todd Spitzer's office ruled in June that the officers' actions were "reasonable and justified" when they shot 19-year-old David Sullivan during a traffic stop that went awry.

Why The 'Kevin Bacon' Factor Is Key To Understanding How COVID Spread In Nursing Homes

Why The 'Kevin Bacon' Factor Is Key To Understanding How COVID Spread In Nursing Homes

UCLA researchers say it's critical to identify each state's 'Kevin Bacon of nursing homes,' facilities that share workers who spread the virus.

Caltech and USC Sue Federal Government Over New Visa Restrictions

Caltech and USC Sue Federal Government Over New Visa Restrictions

Leaders in education say restrictions on hiring foreign skilled workers will undermine research and discourage international student applicants.

California Wants Statewide Panel To Review Any Covid Vaccine

California Wants Statewide Panel To Review Any Covid Vaccine

Gov. Gavin Newsom says Californians need to have confidence in a vaccine, and the state will have a review process regardless of which presidential candidate wins in November.

Weekend Rally In South LA Held To Raise Awareness of Domestic Violence in BIPOC Communities

Weekend Rally In South LA Held To Raise Awareness of Domestic Violence in BIPOC Communities

From March -- shortly after stay-at-home orders went into effect across the country -- to May, the National Domestic Violence Hotline recorded a 9% increase in calls. On Saturday, community members in South L.A. came together to advocate for resources for BIPOC survivors of domestic and sexual violence.

The Deadline To Register Online To Vote Has Now Passed, But You Can Still Do It In Person

The Deadline To Register Online To Vote Has Now Passed, But You Can Still Do It In Person

Oct. 19 is the last chance for Californians to register to vote online and still receive a ballot in the mail in time for the election. 

In Countdown To Election Day, Hundreds Take Part in Women's March Through DTLA

In Countdown To Election Day, Hundreds Take Part in Women's March Through DTLA

Hundreds marched Saturday afternoon from Pershing Square to City Hall in a special edition of the annual Women's March.

Perspectives On Artsakh From A Black Armenian Angeleno

Perspectives On Artsakh From A Black Armenian Angeleno

A Black Armenian Angelena reflects on her identity -- the discrimination she's endured because of her race and feelings of being excluded because of her ethnicity -- the legacy of the Armenian Genocide and the current conflict between Armenia and Azerbaijan.

White House Reverses Decision And OKs Wildfire Aid For California

White House Reverses Decision And OKs Wildfire Aid For California

Fires have ravaged nearly 2 million acres in California and the state has asked for federal assistance to recover from them.

What You Need To Know About Recent Protests By Armenian Americans Around LA

What You Need To Know About Recent Protests By Armenian Americans Around LA

In recent days and weeks, local Armenian Americans have rallied in support of their homeland, as a deadly conflict between Armenia and Azerbaijan stirs painful memories and fear for the future.

How Bad Will Coronavirus Be This Winter? Model Projects 170,000 More US Deaths

How Bad Will Coronavirus Be This Winter? Model Projects 170,000 More US Deaths

Cases are surging in many places around the country. As we head into winter here's what public health forecasters think we can expect.

Want A Free COVID Test? Now You Can Get One In LA County

Want A Free COVID Test? Now You Can Get One In LA County

L.A. County is shifting its COVID testing strategy.

LAUSD's COVID-19 Testing Sites Have Turned Away Symptomatic People -- But That Could Change Next Week

LAUSD's COVID-19 Testing Sites Have Turned Away Symptomatic People -- But That Could Change Next Week

LAUSD testing sites have been turning away anyone with possible COVID-19 symptoms -- but the district says that policy will change soon.

California Republicans Say Unauthorized Ballot Drop Boxes Are Legal And Vow To Continue Operating Them

California Republicans Say Unauthorized Ballot Drop Boxes Are Legal And Vow To Continue Operating Them

The state GOP says from now on, the ballot drop boxes will be indoors and attended by staff or volunteers. The Secretary of State said earlier this week they aren't legal.

'It's My Job To Continue To Push' For More Diverse Early Childhood Leadership

'It's My Job To Continue To Push' For More Diverse Early Childhood Leadership

California's early childhood workforce is mostly women of color and they are often concentrated in the lowest-paying jobs in the field.

Oversight Panel Calls For Resignation Of LA Sheriff Alex Villanueva

Oversight Panel Calls For Resignation Of LA Sheriff Alex Villanueva

It's a sign of continuing erosion of support for the sheriff who was elected in 2018.

DEBATE RECAP: Holly Mitchell And Herb Wesson Clash On Police Reform And Housing Policy

DEBATE RECAP: Holly Mitchell And Herb Wesson Clash On Police Reform And Housing Policy

The candidates for the L.A. County Board of Supervisors District 2 seat battled over the future of law enforcement accountability and how to build more affordable housing in South L.A.

LAUSD, Board of Supervisors Candidates Lay Out Plans For Early Childhood Programs

LAUSD, Board of Supervisors Candidates Lay Out Plans For Early Childhood Programs

Candidates seeking to represent the Board of Supervisors District 2 and the Board of Education's District 7 met Wednesday in a forum focused on early childhood.

The Census Is Ending. What Does The Claim That 99.9% Of Households Were Counted Really Mean?

The Census Is Ending. What Does The Claim That 99.9% Of Households Were Counted Really Mean?

A former Census Bureau director and local census advocates say the government's claim of '99.9%' completion is misleading. The decennial count is set to end Thursday.

'It Was A Moonscape': One Man Reflects On Losing Everything In The Lake Fire

'It Was A Moonscape': One Man Reflects On Losing Everything In The Lake Fire

"Part of me was saying, the firemen are there. They're in the yard. There's probably six or eight of them. They're going to save it. And then the other part of me saying, you know, you may not ever see these things again."

$15 Per Month Internet? What's The Catch?

$15 Per Month Internet? What's The Catch?

Nearly 1 million Angelenos don't have access to affordable, reliable internet service, but residents of four public housing communities will soon have service at $15 a month, with the first six months free.

A Field Guide To 2020's Super-Expensive, Bitterly Fought LAUSD School Board Elections

A Field Guide To 2020's Super-Expensive, Bitterly Fought LAUSD School Board Elections

New election date, same story -- charters versus unions, big money, and high stakes for 580,000 kids.

Supreme Court Allows Trump Administration To End Census Early

Supreme Court Allows Trump Administration To End Census Early

The latest turn in a roller coaster of a legal fight over the timeline for the count.

A Postcard From One of LA County's Newly Reopened Playgrounds 

A Postcard From One of LA County's Newly Reopened Playgrounds 

A little laughter -- and a cameo from a toddler t-rex -- to brighten your day. 

To Better Understand Prop 15, We Took A Trip To One Of California's Top Malls

To Better Understand Prop 15, We Took A Trip To One Of California's Top Malls

Prop 15 aims to raise $11.5 billion for schools and local governments by raising taxes on long-held commercial properties -- including businesses such as South Coast Plaza.

LA School Board Election 2020 Candidate Q&A: Patricia Castellanos

LA School Board Election 2020 Candidate Q&A: Patricia Castellanos

Castellanos is running to represent South L.A. and San Pedro in LAUSD Board District 7.

LA School Board Election 2020 Candidate Q&A: Tanya Ortiz Franklin

LA School Board Election 2020 Candidate Q&A: Tanya Ortiz Franklin

Ortiz Franklin is running to represent South L.A. and San Pedro in LAUSD Board District 7.

COVID Crackdowns At Work Have Saved Black And Latino Lives, LA Officials Say

COVID Crackdowns At Work Have Saved Black And Latino Lives, LA Officials Say

Strict enforcement of coronavirus protocols at factories and shops where some of the worst outbreaks have occurred has reduced the racial and ethnic disparities in COVID deaths and illness, say public health officials. They want to expand the effort by creating workplace safety councils.

New 'Racism 101' Project From LAist Aims To Facilitate Deeper Conversations

New 'Racism 101' Project From LAist Aims To Facilitate Deeper Conversations

Racism 101 is aimed at holding space for the community to safely ask questions and discuss race with us -- and with each other.

Fake Ballot Drop Boxes Have Popped Up In Southern California. They're Not Legal. (UPDATED)

Fake Ballot Drop Boxes Have Popped Up In Southern California. They're Not Legal. (UPDATED)

A spokesman for the state's Republican party defended drop boxes at churches. The Secretary of State says they're against the law.

LA School Board Election 2020 Candidate Q&A: Marilyn Koziatek

LA School Board Election 2020 Candidate Q&A: Marilyn Koziatek

Koziatek is challenging the incumbent in LAUSD Board District 3, representing the West San Fernando Valley.

LA School Board Election 2020 Candidate Q&A: Scott Schmerelson

LA School Board Election 2020 Candidate Q&A: Scott Schmerelson

Schmerelson is running to keep his seat representing the West SF Valley in LAUSD Board District 3.

What Happy LA Looks Like: Photos From The Lakers 2020 Championship Win (Before The Tactical Alert)

What Happy LA Looks Like: Photos From The Lakers 2020 Championship Win (Before The Tactical Alert)

"We needed this." -- Elated L.A. fans celebrated the Lakers NBA Championship win at Staples Center on Oct. 11 before the night descended into violence and disarray.

California Expats Are Helping Turn Texas Into A Battleground State

California Expats Are Helping Turn Texas Into A Battleground State

Pushed by the soaring cost of living, more than 700k Californians have moved there since 2008. It's part of the reason Texas has turned surprisingly purple.

Meet Crenshaw High's Kamarie Brown, LAUSD's Newest Student Board Member

Meet Crenshaw High's Kamarie Brown, LAUSD's Newest Student Board Member

Brown will serve while dealing with distance learning and taking multiple AP classes (calculus is her favorite). She wants to focus on the Student Bill of Rights and equity among schools.

Voter Game Plan: What Should I Do With Someone Else's Ballot? Or An Extra Ballot?

Voter Game Plan: What Should I Do With Someone Else's Ballot? Or An Extra Ballot?

Some voters are mistakenly receiving ballots for old roommates, or got multiple ballots in the mail. Here's what to do.

What You Need To Know About LAUSD Restarting Some In-Person Tutoring, Assessments

What You Need To Know About LAUSD Restarting Some In-Person Tutoring, Assessments

Participation is voluntary, and employees and students will have to get tested for COVID-19 first.

Poll Watchers Are Allowed In California. Here Are The Do's And Don'ts

Poll Watchers Are Allowed In California. Here Are The Do's And Don'ts

Election observers are getting more attention this year because the Trump campaign says it is recruiting "an army" of volunteers to monitor voting.

Our Heroes Got Us Into This Mess. We Have To Get Ourselves Out

Our Heroes Got Us Into This Mess. We Have To Get Ourselves Out

He grew up surrounded by the status quo: myths of good guys versus bad guys, white suburban casual racism. But when a close friend who is nonwhite was beaten by police, he was forced to challenge his assumptions.

Key Takeaways In LA DA Debate: Challenger George Gascón And Incumbent Jackie Lacey Make Their Cases

Key Takeaways In LA DA Debate: Challenger George Gascón And Incumbent Jackie Lacey Make Their Cases

The candidates to lead the largest prosecutor's office in the U.S. squared off Thursday night. Here's what they said on the issues.

LAist/KPCC Investigation 'Stuck' Honored With 2 Online Journalism Awards

LAist/KPCC Investigation 'Stuck' Honored With 2 Online Journalism Awards

The project dug deep into California's housing crisis through an investigation into landlord Mike Nijjar's sweeping rental empire.

Census Advocates Have More Time For Outreach, But Their Funding Is Almost Gone

Census Advocates Have More Time For Outreach, But Their Funding Is Almost Gone

A federal judge extended the 2020 Census through October, but local nonprofits doing census advocacy and outreach are facing shrinking staffs and budgets.

As Trump Blames 'The Chinese Virus,' These Asian American Women Won't Stand For The Racism

As Trump Blames 'The Chinese Virus,' These Asian American Women Won't Stand For The Racism

A racist incident brought Hong Lee and Esther Lim together. Now they're both speaking up for the targets of anti-Asian hate.

Vice Presidential Debate: Fact Check And Analysis

Vice Presidential Debate: Fact Check And Analysis

Who said what and what was accurate.

SoCal Playgrounds Are Reopening -- Here's Where 

SoCal Playgrounds Are Reopening -- Here's Where 

We're tracking which Southern California cities and counties have reopened their playgrounds. 

How The Pandemic Is Making Information About Wildfires More Accessible Than Ever Before

How The Pandemic Is Making Information About Wildfires More Accessible Than Ever Before

Fire agencies had already been experimenting with putting more communications online, but the pandemic pushed them to go all-in with social media and video briefings directly to the public.

Eddie Van Halen, Guitar Hero, Dies At 65

Eddie Van Halen, Guitar Hero, Dies At 65

His son wrote: "He was the best father I could ever ask for. Every moment I've shared with him on and off stage was a gift."

What We Know About President Trump's Medical Treatment

What We Know About President Trump's Medical Treatment

The president is a few days into his diagnosis with COVID-19, a novel disease that doctors are still learning how best to treat. And, medical experts say, he may still be in a danger zone.

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