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The World Rallies Behind Bob Odenkirk After ‘Heart-Related Incident’

The universally beloved funnyman collapsed on the set of Better Call Saul—and Hollywood is distraught
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L.A. City Council Approves a Controversial Anti-Camping Ordinance

Lawmakers are attempting to get a handle on the city's encampments by allowing case-by-case enforcement in sensitive areas, and homeless advocates are concerned
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After Narrowly Surviving the Pandemic, This Persian Restaurant Is Trying to Recapture Its ‘Before...

Maneli's Persian Cuisine in Tarzana almost became a casualty of the COVID-19 crisis, but owner Reza Ghobadi is bouncing back with encouragement from loyal customers
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Exclusive: Congressman Mike Garcia’s Brother Is a QAnon-Espousing Election Skeptic

The narrowly elected District 25 congressman has been criticized for his far-right voting record, but it appears it runs in the family
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Los Angeles Will Require City Employees to Get Vaxxed or Submit to Testing

In the wake of a similar announcement at the state level, top city officials say they're working on a plan
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Prince Harry’s Ghostwriter Has Some High-Profile Hollywood Connections

Former Los Angeles Times journalist and Pulitzer winner J.R. Moehringer has spent years writing about high-profile men 
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Morning Brief: Multiple Families Still Displaced by LAPD Fireworks Blast

Also, a battle over sidewalk planters in Los Feliz, and more
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If the Bipartisan Infrastructure Plan Fails, California and L.A. Lose Big

From erosion mitigation to a new Metro stop, here's what the state loses if a critical bill dies in the Senate
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Notorious WeHo Political Donor Ed Buck Found Guilty of All Charges

A jury decided Buck was responsible for supplying the drugs that killed two men and several other crimes
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A Research Project Zeroes in on the Instability Artists Face in L.A.

Even in a city where creatives drive the economy, the L.A. Artist Census shows the struggle is real
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A New Poll Shows the Recall Election Could Be Tight

California voters who are likely to vote in the recall in September appear to be nearly split on ousting Governor Gavin Newsom
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Britney Spears Officially Requests Her Dad’s Ouster as Conservator

In Monday court filings, the pop star requested that a CPA step in for her father in overseeing her affairs
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An Error in Judgement in the Operating Room, a Life Changed Forever

In an excerpt from his recently released book, an L.A. brain surgeon recalls the time he didn’t trust his gut and the tragedy that ensued
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Morning Brief: COVID-19 Hospitalizations Have Nearly Doubled in L.A. County

Also, likely California recall voters are close to split, and more
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A New Study Says L.A. Is the Third Worst City in the U.S. for...

The results aren't exactly a breath of fresh air for Californians
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Malibu Barbie, a California Icon, Is Turning 50

The beloved doll launched back in 1971, and Mattel is celebrating with a pop-up truck tour
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COVID Delayed Filming of ‘The Morning Show’ and Producers Want Their Insurer to Pay...

The Apple TV+ show lost big bucks during the pandemic, but its insurance company claims it's not on the hook
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Inside the Downfall of an Accused COVID Con

Keith Middlebrook lived a life of red carpets, luxury cars, and celebrity clients. But when he claimed to have invented a COVID-19 vaccine, he became the pandemic’s first federal defendant.
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Exclusive: New York Times Editor Dean Baquet Has Been Running the Gray Lady from...

The most important man in New York media has decamped to the West Coast. Not everyone's happy about that.
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Morning Brief: An Infamous California Serial Killer Dies in Prison

Also, the Delta variant's domination continues, and more
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California Slaps a SoCal Video Game Giant with a Sex Discrimination Suit

Santa Monica-based Activision Blizzard is accused of fostering an environment where women were harassed and undervalued
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Larry Elder Will Appear on the Recall Ballot—and He Already Leads the Pack

A poll shows that the conservative talk show host has a ten-point lead on the next-most-popular Republican challengers
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A Celeb Dermatologist Allegedly Threatened His Neighbors in a Homophobic Rant

Security video purports to show Dr. Alex Khadavi having a meltdown in the lobby of a WeHo condo complex
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Despite COVID and Controversy, the Tokyo Olympics Are Underway. Meet 3 SoCal Contenders

From sailing to karate, SoCal is well represented at the 2021 Olympic Games
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How California-Born Restaurants Conquered America

From Taco Bell to McDonald’s, Wienerschnitzel to IHOP, most of the food giants that took over the world were cooked up in California. A look back at the origins of the real California cuisine.
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Morning Brief: Breakthrough Cases Rise in L.A. County, but Remain Low Overall

Also, Comic-Con weekend arrives virtually, and more
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Tuition at University of California Schools Is Going Up

A plan approved by the UC Board of Regents increases tuition and fees for incoming classes at a time when many say students can't handle the burden
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Some of the Best Things to Do in L.A. This Weekend

Sunday Sessions in Grand Park, comedy at the Wiltern, and more
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What to Stream This Weekend: Sexy Beasts, Schmigadoon!, and More

A roundup of the best movies and shows available right in your living room
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COVID Closures and Cancelations Feel Like a Flashback to 2020

Restaurants shuttering. Parties canceled. Our vaxxed and relaxed summer isn't shaping up quite the way anyone hoped it would
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As COVID Explodes Among the Unvaccinated, the Unhoused Are Being Left Behind

With a vaccination rate that lags more than 20 percent behind the rest of the population, the county's homeless residents could be on a crash course with disaster as the Delta variant wreaks havoc
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The Rise of the Neighborhood Market

The pandemic may have pushed the bulk of our buying online, but communities across the city are embracing a spate of newly opened independent markets
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Does McDonald’s Shoot All Its TV Ads in a Defunct L.A. Restaurant?

Readers Ask Chris about Pacific Park, cemeteries, and more

Morning Brief: Maxine Waters Calls for the Feds to Investigate Alleged LASD Gangs

Also, L.A.'s COVID spike reaches a new high, and more
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A Shuttered Arts District Vinyl Bar Reemerges for a Summer Residency in Hollywood

In Sheep's Clothing is hosting a series of cool listening parties at NeueHouse Hollywood
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In-N-Out Is Suing an Aussie Soundalike Called In & Out

The Irvine-based burger institution wants the copycat from Down Under to knock it off on the Double (Double)
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Huntington Beach City Council Reaches Stalemate on Filling Tito’s Ortiz’s Seat

The former UFC champ left a mess in his wake when he resigned his post in June
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Artist Tristan Eaton’s 25-Year Career Has Been a Quest of Self-Discovery

Our Best of L.A. cover artist traces his journey from scrappy street artist to international muralist in a new exhibit at Long Beach Museum of Art
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L.A. Zoo Is Launching an Ambitious Plan to Conserve Wildlife—and at a Crucial Moment

Biologist Jake Owens gives us a sneak peek at the zoo's new conservation strategic plan, which tackles environmental justice, the illegal animal trade, and more
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6 L.A. Brunch Spots to Hit Up When You’re in the Mood for Something...

These restaurants are serving up something more special than basic benedicts and brunch burgers
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Updated! All of L.A.’s Outdoor Movie Nights and Pop-Up Drive-Ins

Who doesn't love movie magic under the stars?
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Morning Brief: Some Local Bars Embrace Proof of Vax for Entry

Also, Harvey Weinstein extradited to L.A., and more
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Trump’s L.A. Billionaire Buddy Arrested for Allegedly Acting as an Arab Emirates Agent

Tom Barrack, chair of the former president's inaugural committee, is being accused of lying to federal agents and obstructing justice
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As Fares Rise and Rates Plummet, California Rideshare Drivers Are Staging a Strike

At a series of protests across the state, Uber and Lyft drivers will call for the Senate to pass a piece of pro-union legislation
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Smoke from the West’s Wildfires Has Made It All the Way to NYC

A red sun gleamed over Central Park this morning as a weather system carried a little bit of the West Coast to the East Coast
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Why ‘Ghost World’ Was 20 Years Ahead of Its Time

Terry Zwigoff's 2001 cult classic about two alienated teen misfits was far more prescient than anyone gives it credit for
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From the Crime Rate to Councilman Lunches, All of the Public Info You Had...

Ever want to take a deeper look at what's going on in city politics, and where money is going and flowing? So much info is at your fingertips if you know where to look

Best of L.A. 2021: All the Best Things to Eat, Shop for, and Do

From vets to vintage shops and tacos to toy stores, Best of L.A. is back with a brand new batch of the city's finest fare
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Best of L.A. 2021: L.A.’s Most Popular Etsy Makers

Cookie cutters, ceramics, and more from crafty locals

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