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Officials Lay Into ‘Selfish’ Unvaccinated as the Delta Variant Fuels a Spike

As L.A. County sees five consecutive days of 1,000-plus cases, local leaders are stressing that getting jabbed will put a damper on the Delta variant
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UPDATE: L.A. Gyms Are Temporarily Closing Amid the Coronavirus Outbreak

Gyms and other fitness facilities are among the public places included in Mayor Garcetti's executive order

Comic-Con Has Been Canceled for the First Time in 50 Years

The move was expected, but as one comic book creator put it, "I'm letting my heart break a little today"
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The State Is Supposed to Be Collecting Data About COVID in the LGBTQ Community. Where Is It?

Three months after his COVID-tracking bill was signed into law, California State Senator Scott Wiener says he's frustrated by a lack of action
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L.A. City Councilmembers Want to Stop Coronavirus-Related Evictions Before They Start

As COVID-19 layoffs loom, Councilman Mike Bonin wants to keep people from ending up on the streets

A Historic Retirement Home for Industry Elders Has Been Hard Hit by COVID-19

Coronavirus is reportedly making life miserable at the Motion Picture Retirement Home in the Valley
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Coronavirus Has Inspired a Run on Guns in Los Angeles

Locals lining up to purchase firearms amid the coronavirus outbreak—many of them first-time buyers—have everything from the L.A. riots to 'The Walking Dead' on their minds
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The First Person to Be Cured of HIV Passes Away from Cancer

Before his death, Timothy Ray Brown, known as "the Berlin Patient," told people to keep fighting for a cure that works for everyone

Is a New COVID Variant Causing L.A.’s Explosion in Cases?

Could Southern California be experiencing a supercharged mutation of the coronavirus similar to the one ravaging Britain? At the moment, experts are skeptical
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From Hollywood to Silicon Beach, L.A. Professionals Are Using LSD to Amp Up Their Careers

Taking small amounts of psychedelic drugs—a practice known as "microdosing"—has gone mainstream