Tag: Los Angeles (Calif)

Lost Summer: How Schools Missed a Chance to Fix Remote Learning

With some combination of optimism, anxiety and wishful thinking, many educators spent their summers planning, in minute detail, how to safely reopen classrooms. Teachers stocked up on sanitation supplies as superintendents took a crash course in epidemiology and studied supply chain logistics for portable air filters. But with the pandemic now surging across a wide […]

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Why Influencers Won’t Stop Partying Anytime Soon

In late July, dozens of social media stars flocked to the Hype House, a Hollywood Hills mansion where several top TikTok creators live, for a birthday party. The décor was glittery and pink, with balloons and silver streamers strewn about. Hello Kitty strobe lights pulsed over a crowded dance floor. The scene, as portrayed on […]

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L.A. Mansion Party, Held Despite Pandemic Ban, Ends in a Shooting

What began as a party that drew a large group of people to a mansion on the famed Mulholland Drive in Los Angeles devolved into chaos and gunfire in the early hours of Tuesday morning, leaving at least three people wounded. Large gatherings in private homes are banned under Los Angeles County’s public health orders […]

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Adding a New Name to the Canon in Clay: Doyle Lane

LOS ANGELES — One afternoon in the early ’90s, the banking consultant Rudy Estrada returned to his mansion in Pasadena, Calif., to find two members of the local sheriff’s department standing over a lightly built African-American man spread-eagled on his front lawn. Mr. Estrada immediately recognized the man as his friend Doyle Lane, a mild-mannered […]

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He Videotaped the Rodney King Beating. Now, He Is Auctioning the Camera

When Rodney King was on the ground, getting kicked, hit with batons and shot with Tasers by several members of the Los Angeles Police Department in 1991, the episode was captured on video by a man who lived across the street from the attack and happened to have a new camcorder. There were police sirens, […]

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Megan Thee Stallion Gives New Details in Account of Shooting

The rapper Megan Thee Stallion gave new details on Instagram this week in her account of being shot in Los Angeles this month, saying she was struck in both feet and that “fake stories” about her injuries continued to spread online. She and the authorities have said little about what took place early on July […]

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California Is Once Again at the Center of the Coronavirus Crisis

LOS ANGELES — When everything shut down in March as the coronavirus took off in California, Canter’s Deli, a mainstay in the Fairfax District of Los Angeles, laid off dozens of employees. A few months later, it called them back to work. By then, the state appeared to have emerged from the initial virus crisis […]

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‘Total Bellas’ Refuse to Be Knocked Out by Quarantine

When Nikki and Brie Bella, twin sisters who are also reality stars and recently retired WWE champions, found out they were both pregnant last November, they were most excited about the pizookies. While working as professional athletes, pizookies — cookies baked in a cast iron pan like a pizza, of course — were off limits. […]

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Alex Trebek Is Still in the Game

One morning a few weeks ago, Alex Trebek woke up in agony, struggling to move. He had barely slept during the night, but he dragged himself out of bed and got dressed for work. A small production crew had set up a studio in his Los Angeles home so he could tape introductions to old […]

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Los Angeles Apparel Factory Shut Down After More Than 300 Coronavirus Cases

ImageDov Charney in his factory in Los Angeles, wearing one of his own masks.Credit…via Los Angeles Apparel In mid-March, as the coronavirus raged across New York, Washington State, California and New Jersey, and the crisis in personal protection equipment shortages grew, Dov Charney of Los Angeles Apparel was one of the first clothing retailers to […]

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Most Big School Districts Aren’t Ready to Reopen. Here’s Why.

As education leaders decide whether to reopen classrooms in the fall amid a raging pandemic, many are looking to a standard generally agreed upon among epidemiologists: To control community spread of the coronavirus, the average daily infection rate among those who are tested should not exceed 5 percent. But of the nation’s 10 largest school […]

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LA and San Diego Schools to Go Online-Only in The Fall

SACRAMENTO — California’s two largest public school districts said on Monday that instruction would be online-only in the fall, in the latest sign that school administrators are increasingly unwilling to risk crowding students back into classrooms until the coronavirus is fully under control. The school districts in Los Angeles and San Diego, which together enroll […]

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