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She Built a Bustling Business Providing Cremations for Less, but Nothing Prepared Her for COVID-19

South L.A.-bred entrepreneur LaRuth Wright was entrusted with the remains of an untold number of loved ones during the height of the pandemic, writer Rex Weiner's mother among them
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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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An Untimely Death Moves Through a Family Like Wildfire

As the news broadcast images of a newly charred world, writer Susan Heeger waded through devastation within her own family
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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
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Chadwick Boseman Was the Right Actor for Every Role He Took—and Always Right When We Needed Him to Be

Whether he was Jackie Robinson or the King of Wakanda, the late actor always brought gravitas and irresistible magnetism to the screen

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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A Year After Nipsey’s Hussle’s Murder, the Crowds Have Faded but the Grief Hasn’t

A photographer looks back at a community in mourning
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Hollywood Heir Jason Davis, Grandson of Mogul Marvin Davis, Is Dead at 35

The early aughts gossip site fixture who struggled with addiction passed away in Los Angeles
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Extreme Heat and Dehydration Killed a Hiker in Malibu on Labor Day

Five other hikers were airlifted to be treated for heat exhaustion and dehydration after they ran out of water

The Complicated Case of the Colorado Street Bridge

Pasadena is struggling to end suicides from the span without diminishing its historic beauty