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Critics Have Officially Launched an Effort to Recall L.A. DA George Gascón

A petition to oust the controversial district attorney has been approved, and signature gathering is set to begin
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Statistics Show that L.A. Hate Crimes Hit an All-Time High in April

As Biden signs an AAPI hate crime bill into law, LAPD stats published by Crosstown show a historic spike
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The Sheriff’s Department Says It Will Start Naming Deputies Who Shoot Civilians

Sheriff Alex Villanueva announced that officers' names will now be released within 30 days of an incident—but there are stipulations
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LAPD Is Investigating a Confrontation at a Sushi Spot as an Anti-Semitic Hate Crime

Witnesses say pro-Palestine protesters asked a group of men if they were Jewish before things got physical
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Echo Park Lake Is Reopening to the Public on May 26

The fences will come down and the swan boats will sail again, but not without controversy
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Trans During a Plague: The Pitfalls and Unexpected Positives of Pandemic Life

For some in L.A.’s trans and gender-nonconforming community, the COVID-19 pandemic presented an opportunity. For others, it complicated an already fraught experience
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How Workers at the DMV Got Busted for Taking Bribes from Drivers

Prosecutors say that for some Angelenos, passing their driving exam was as easy as forking over some cash
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A Faction on TikTok Has Taken an Unlikely Interest in the Menendez Brothers

The latest social-media revisionist campaign casts the notorious murderers as wrongly maligned victims of extremely bad parenting
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Recall Candidate John Cox Is Being Investigated for Bringing a Bear to San Diego

The Republican recall hopeful's beastly bid to paint himself as a tough guy has raised the eyebrows of animal activists and law enforcement
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California Will Keep Its Mask Guidelines in Place Until June 15

At least one L.A. County official urged the state to align with the CDC’s relaxed guidance, but the nation’s largest nurses’ union called for caution