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L.A. County sees over 2,000 new coronavirus cases daily due to Delta variant
As the highly contagious Delta variant continues to spread mostly among the unvaccinated, COVID hospitalizations in L.A. County are on the increase.
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Austin Beutner's tenure as L.A. schools chief marked more by crisis than academic gains
First a teachers strike, then the pandemic. Beutner led the district through history-making emergencies that commandeered his three years at the helm.
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Telehealth leapt forward with COVID-19. Who was left behind?
The rise of telehealth during the COVID-19 pandemic raised concerns about perpetuating unequal access to care, partly due to the 'digital divide.'
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U.S. Coast Guard suspends search for missing fisherman off Seal Beach
The 35-year-old man was last seen about 2 a.m. Saturday aboard the fishing boat Sea Queen II anchored in the area of the two beaches, authorities said.
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Man arrested after suspected early-morning kidnapping in West Hollywood
Fernando Diaz, 50, was charged with felony kidnapping. He was released Saturday on $100,000 bail, according to sheriff's department records.
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L.A. County reports more than 2,600 new daily coronavirus cases, continuing surge
The highly contagious Delta variant continues to spread in Los Angeles County as officials caution of a new surge.
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Rodney Alcala, serial killer who appeared on 'Dating Game,' dies in prison
He was convicted by an Orange County jury of killing four women and a 12-year-old girl in California after his DNA matched evidence in each of the cases.
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Rancho Cucamonga pastor accused of sexually abusing girl
Puredi Hillary, 67, was was arrested this week on suspicion sexual abuse of a minor and lewd and lascivious acts with a child under 14.
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After police killing of a Zapotec man in Salinas, questions about a language barrier
The fatal police shooting in Salinas of a Zapotec man who was holding a BB gun has Indigenous advocacy groups concerned that language barriers were a factor in the encounter.
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As noxious fumes sicken residents, anger grows about Hyperion plant sewage discharge
The city of L.A. will reimburse El Segundo residents for air conditioners if they stay in their homes, or hotel vouchers if they would rather leave.
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Column: Fired from her hotel housekeeping job after getting COVID, she never lost faith
Margarita Santos worked as a haircutter and seamstress, but ached for her old housekeeping job that she was fired from after getting COVID-19
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Anatomy of a monster: How the Dixie fire became California's biggest of the year
The conditions that paved the way for the Dixie fire's growth are becoming more common
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Ready for their shot as the Delta variant surges, vaccine procrastinators answer the question: Why the long wait?
Guillermo Cozar waited months to get his vaccine because, he reasoned, he'd already had COVID last fall and didn't think he would get sick again.
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Ed Buck's defense accused of 'despicable victim shaming' in fatal meth overdose trial
A prosecutor accused West Hollywood suspect Ed Buck's defense of 'despicable victim shaming' as the case goes to the jury for deliberations.
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Remains of missing Westside woman identified
Dental records were used in the positive identification of skeletal remains belonging to missing 32-year-old Kolby Story.
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Thousands of Central Valley farmers may lose access to surface water amid worsening drought
An emergency drought regulation might keep some water rights holders from diverting surface water in the Sacramento-San Joaquin Delta watershed.
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U.S. prosecutors move to drop cases against Chinese researchers
A federal judge on Friday granted a motion by prosecutors to dismiss charges against a cancer researcher who had been accused of lying about her alleged membership in the Chinese military on a visa application to work UC Davis. Prosecutors are seeking dismissals in four similar cases.
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L.A. County exceeds 3,000 daily coronavirus cases as surge worsens
L.A. County hit 3,000 new coronavirus cases Friday as the surge fueled by the Delta variant worsened.
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