Santa Monica Has Made a Mess of Investigating Last Spring’s Public Safety Disaster

Thousands of dollars were spent on a report on what went wrong the day looters ransacked the city, but it never saw the light of day
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Trump’s Last-Minute Pardon of a College Scandal Dad Has ‘Supporters’ Scratching Their Heads

USC trustee Tom Barrack and billionaire businessman Sean Parker were named in Robert Zangrillo's pardon—but both say they weren't involved
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How Did the Vaccine Rollout Become Such a Wreck?

From federal failures to local blunders, a look at where things stand, what went wrong, and why change may be a ways off

LAPD Reports a Sharp Increase in Violent Crime. So What’s Behind It?

There's no consensus, but analysts have some theories
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Read Amanda Gorman’s Inauguration Poem, ‘The Hill We Climb’

The 22-year-old L.A. native captured the national moment in her new work

2021 Presidential Inauguration: Ceremony Video and Celebration Schedule

Welcome Joe Biden and Kamala Harris to the White House
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From Gaga’s Gown to V.P. Kamala’s Coat, the Inauguration Was a Feast for the Eyes

And a special shoutout for Bernie Sanders's handmade mittens
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Madam Vice President: Kamala Harris Becomes History-Making V.P.

“While I may be the first woman in this office, I won’t be the last”
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L.A. County Temporarily Lifts Limit on Cremations Because So Many People Are Dying

As COVID-19 causes the county's death rate to double, the body that oversees the region's air quality had to make concessions for crematoriums
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What Could L.A.’s Dramatic Budget Shortfall Mean for Angelenos?

From a drop in street improvements to a shrunken City Attorney's office, here's the visible impact the COVID crisis could have