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How To Take A Time-Traveling Tour Of Historic LA Without Getting On A Bus/DeLorean

How To Take A Time-Traveling Tour Of Historic LA Without Getting On A Bus/DeLorean

Tour buses take the curious around the city, diving into what makes Los Angeles tick, excavating the history just under the surface. So what happens when the pandemic makes going on a tour bus with a bunch of strangers not a thing anymore?, which has given tours of the L.A. area since 2007, shut down in early March. It was before L.A. and the state more broadly. Now they're back — online — providing digital presentations that hope to recapture just a little of what made Esotouric special.THE SHUTDOWN"We didn't know what to do," Esotouric co-owner and operator Kim Cooper told LAist. "We were...

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WATCH: LAist's 5 Keys For Your Voter Game Plan

WATCH: LAist's 5 Keys For Your Voter Game Plan

1) Check your voter registration status and watch your mailbox2) Seal your ballot in the official envelope and remember to sign the outside. don't forget your signature3) There's more than one way to cast that ballot.4) Track your ballot and make sure it's counted5) You can still vote in personIf you have any questions about the voting process, or want to help shape our election coverage, contact our at LAist.com.© 2003-2020 . All rights reserved.& .

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These Parents Are Suing Los Angeles Unified Over Its Approach To Distance Learning

These Parents Are Suing Los Angeles Unified Over Its Approach To Distance Learning

Our news is free on LAist. To make sure you get our coverage:. To support our non-profit public service journalism:Get our daily newsletters for the latest on COVID-19 and other top local headlines.andFOR MORE OF OUR COVERAGE OF LAUSD AND DISTANCE LEARNING:© 2003-2020 . All rights reserved.& .

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Do We Need Police To Curb LA's Traffic Violence? Some Cities Are Saving Lives Without Them

Do We Need Police To Curb LA's Traffic Violence? Some Cities Are Saving Lives Without Them

By Ryan Fonseca  TWITTER  FACEBOOKAre the police effective?Are the streets safer?Do alternative methods work?What's the current thinking in L.A.?RACISM AND TRAFFIC STOPSSign up for our daily newsletter to receive the latest on local politics, food, culture and the absurdities of L.A. life.HOW DO POLICE FEEL ABOUT REDUCING THOSE ROLES?"When Mike Bonin was running for re-election he said we didn't have enough police officers in his District, he pleaded for more; when he wanted to improve traffic safety, he got rid of vehicle lanes until a recall was organized against him, now he's...

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Disney Calls On Newsom To Let Disneyland Reopen, Explains COVID-19 Safety Plans

Disney Calls On Newsom To Let Disneyland Reopen, Explains COVID-19 Safety Plans

Here's your daily audio briefing (updated weekdays):THE L.A. REPORT IS BROUGHT TO YOU BYCOLLEGE ADMISSIONSREAD THE FULL AUDIT:AUDITOR'S RECOMMENDATIONSIn response to the audit, UC President Michael V. Drake said in a statement:"I take the findings and recommendations very seriously and will do all I can to prevent inappropriate admissions at UC. I have zero tolerance in matters of compromised integrity."The University will swiftly address the concerns the State Auditor raised. Furthermore, individuals involved in improper activities will be disciplined appropriately."He said the university...

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Debunking Sheriff Villanueva's False Or Misleading Claims About The Arrest Of KPCC/LAist's Josie Huang

Debunking Sheriff Villanueva's False Or Misleading Claims About The Arrest Of KPCC/LAist's Josie Huang

Our news is free on LAist. To make sure you get our coverage:. To support our non-profit public service journalism:1. IDENTIFYING AS A JOURNALISTVILLANUEVA (on KTLA): Well, the problem is [deputies] were not aware that [Huang] was a working reporter, and she's yelling 'KPCC, KPCC', but unfortunately, it's not a household name.2. ALLEGED INTERFERENCE IN AN ARRESTVILLANUEVA (on KTLA): The point is, she was told to keep a safe distance and she refused the deputies' instructions. So she ends up getting arrested for [Penal Code] 148 [obstructing justice].3. CREDENTIALSVILLANUEVA (on KTLA): The...

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What We'll Lose If The Mt. Wilson Observatory Burns

What We'll Lose If The Mt. Wilson Observatory Burns

Our news is free on LAist. To make sure you get our coverage:. To support our non-profit public service journalism:The is within 500 ft of the Mt. Wilson Observatory & crews are in place ready to receive the fire. Strategic firing is taking place in the south where air operations are strengthening dozerlines. Crews are working a spot fire that crossed Hwy 2 near Buckhorn.— Angeles_NF (@Angeles_NF)Get our daily newsletters for the latest on COVID-19 and other top local headlines.andHISTORICAL IMPORTANCECULTURAL IMPORTANCEA particularly important opportunity in today's world.© 2003-2020 . All...

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Lights, Camera, No Action: Insurance Woes Beset Entertainment Industry Workers

Lights, Camera, No Action: Insurance Woes Beset Entertainment Industry Workers

By Michelle Andrews | Kaiser Health NewsBefore the coronavirus pandemic shut down the entertainment industry in March, had a steady flow of day jobs in film and television, including work on "Hunters" and "Blue Bloods." But when theaters, movies and TV shows stopped production, not only did Farber lose his acting income, he also stopped accruing the hours and earnings he needed to qualify for health insurance through his labor union, SAG-AFTRA.Without the acting jobs, his insurance would be ending this month."This is an unbelievable situation," said Farber, 65, a survivor of pancreatic...

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LA County Schools Are Making Plans To Reopen Campuses For Small Groups

LA County Schools Are Making Plans To Reopen Campuses For Small Groups

,FOR MORE OF OUR REPORTING ON THE REOPENING OF SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA SCHOOLS:© 2003-2020 . All rights reserved.& .

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Photos: Yellow Skies And Murky Road Conditions In Angeles Foothills

Photos: Yellow Skies And Murky Road Conditions In Angeles Foothills

An unsettling yellow-brown fog has steadily crept over L.A.'s skies this week, banketing the city in a smoky haze, as wildfires continue to burn across the state.Apocalyptic hues and falling ash are most visible in the neighborhoods dotting the foothills of Angeles National Forest. Those areas are dangerously close to the , which has been burning for six days, expanding toRoughly the last 12 hours as seen from Mt. Wilson Observatory, courtesy of— Brian Frank (@frankreporting)The fire is now inside the city limits of Monrovia, and multiple areas are under evacuation orders.People asking why...

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Mis Ángeles: Why Filling Out That Census Form Is So Important For Angelenos — And Outreach Is Critical

Mis Ángeles: Why Filling Out That Census Form Is So Important For Angelenos — And Outreach Is Critical

Our news is free on LAist. To make sure you get our coverage:. To support our non-profit public service journalism:MORE FROM ERICK GALINDO:© 2003-2020 . All rights reserved.& .

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Mulholland, PCH, Arroyo Parkway: LA, What's Your Favorite Street To Drive And Why?

Mulholland, PCH, Arroyo Parkway: LA, What's Your Favorite Street To Drive And Why?

Our news is free on LAist. To make sure you get our coverage:. To support our non-profit public service journalism:LOCKWOOD VALLEY DRIVEPCH BETWEEN SEAL BEACH & HUNTINGTON BEACHView this post on InstagramA post shared by (@okarol) on Mar 9, 2019 at 7:49pm PST</ARROYO PARKWAYDavid in Pasadena:View this post on InstagramA post shared by (@arnzar) on Dec 26, 2019 at 5:01pm PST134 FREEWAYView this post on InstagramA post shared by (@honda_grom_lifestyle_) on Aug 9, 2020 at 2:19pm PDTHAWTHORNE BOULEVARDView this post on InstagramA post shared by (@javelin_tea) on May 31, 2018 at 9:42am PDTUS...

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New Round Of Unemployment Benefits Excludes Many Young CA Workers

New Round Of Unemployment Benefits Excludes Many Young CA Workers

'WHERE IS THE LOGIC?''I CAN'T EVEN GET A JOB AS A CASHIER'🚨Our news is free on LAist. To make sure you get our coverage:. To support our nonprofit public service journalism:© 2003-2020 . All rights reserved.& .

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Little Has Changed When It Comes To Who Is Making — And Starring — In Hollywood Films

Little Has Changed When It Comes To Who Is Making — And Starring — In Hollywood Films

Our news is free on LAist. To make sure you get our coverage:. To support our non-profit public service journalism:THE NUMBERS DON'T LIESHAKING UP THE POWERBROKERSIT'S NOT MUCH BETTER BEHIND THE LENSWE LOVE TO ANSWER YOUR QUESTIONS© 2003-2020 . All rights reserved.& .

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How To Weigh Evacuation Options With Both Wildfires And COVID At Your Door

How To Weigh Evacuation Options With Both Wildfires And COVID At Your Door

By Jenny Gold | CaliforniaHealthlineAs the smoke thickened near her home in Santa Cruz, California, last week, Amanda Smith kept asking herself the same questions: Should we leave? And where would we go?The wildfire evacuation zone, at the time, ended a few blocks from her house. But she worried about what the air quality — which had reached the second-highest warning level, purple for "very unhealthy" — would do to her children's lungs. Her 4-year-old twins had spent time in the neonatal intensive care unit; one was later diagnosed with asthma, and last year was hospitalized with...

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Bobcat Fire Prompts Evacuation At Mt. Wilson Observatory

Bobcat Fire Prompts Evacuation At Mt. Wilson Observatory

Here's your daily audio briefing (updated weekdays):THE L.A. REPORT IS BROUGHT TO YOU BYWildfire- Day 3: Crews are continuing to work along the east side of Oak Glen Rd. with water drops and strike teams providing structure defense.— SB County Fire (@SBCOUNTYFIRE)Evacuation Order Map. Red Cross reception center at Yucaipa Community Center— Yucaipa Police (@YucaipaPD)EXTREME Fire behavior on the created a fire whirl.— socalfirephoto.com (@SoCalFirePhoto)THE BASICSEVACUATIONSMandatory:Voluntary:EVACUATION CENTERROAD CLOSURES:HOW WE’RE REPORTING ON THISFIRE RESOURCESYOUR QUESTIONS OR IDEAS—...

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More Than Half Of U.S. Firefighters Battling Wildfires Are In California

More Than Half Of U.S. Firefighters Battling Wildfires Are In California

Here's your daily audio briefing (updated weekdays):THE L.A. REPORT IS BROUGHT TO YOU BYWildfiresUnder extreme weather conditions, significant fire growth has broken the records as 2 of the lightning complexes have made CA's Top 20 Largest Wildfire List. As of today, the is now the 7th largest fire in CA history and the is the 10th— CAL FIRE (@CAL_FIRE)Our news is free on LAist. To make sure you get our coverage: . To support our non-profit public service journalism:— Jacob MargolisCAMPAIGN FINANCE“Our news is free on LAist. To make sure you get our coverage: . To support our non-profit...

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Want To Help Out Staffing A Polling Place In Southern California? Here’s What You Need To Know

Want To Help Out Staffing A Polling Place In Southern California? Here’s What You Need To Know

Here's your daily audio briefing (updated weekdays):THE L.A. REPORT IS BROUGHT TO YOU BYWIldfiresThis post is no longer being updated.Firefighters made "good progress" on the El Dorado Fire Monday, according to fire officials, as they worked to divert the fire's path away from homes in the San Bernardino National Forest.THE BASICSEVACUATIONSMandatory:Voluntary:EVACUATION CENTERROAD CLOSURESCAUSEThe fire was started Saturday by a pyrotechnic device at a gender reveal party in Yucaipa. The family behind the party tried to put out the fire, called 911 and cooperated with authorities.Cal Fire...

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What Local Postal Workers Say About The Trump Administration's Postal Service Cutbacks

What Local Postal Workers Say About The Trump Administration's Postal Service Cutbacks

Our news is free on LAist. To make sure you get our coverage:. To support our non-profit public service journalism:Get our daily newsletters for the latest on COVID-19 and other top local headlines.andWHAT ARE POSTAL WORKERS SEEING?WHY IS THIS HAPPENING?RELATED STORYWE LOVE TO ANSWER YOUR QUESTIONS© 2003-2020 . All rights reserved.& .

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Hollywood Was Supposed To Be A Christian Utopia Free From Alcohol, Gambling And Prostitution. How'd That Work Out?

Hollywood Was Supposed To Be A Christian Utopia Free From Alcohol, Gambling And Prostitution. How'd That Work Out?

Our news is free on LAist. To make sure you get our coverage:. To support our non-profit public service journalism:WE LOVE TO ANSWER YOUR QUESTIONS© 2003-2020 . All rights reserved.& .

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LA's First Sunset Of 2020 Was Beautiful, And Here Are The Photos To Prove It

LA's First Sunset Of 2020 Was Beautiful, And Here Are The Photos To Prove It

View this post on InstagramA post shared by (@stevenjay) on Jan 2, 2020 at 9:55am PSTLA's first sunset of 2020 was... just... 🤯😍😭— Elizabeth Robinson (@eeelizzzabeth)anybody else in catch this gorgeous sunset?— zenith (@zenith_gamer)Sunset in Los Angeles. January 1, 2020— Sharon E. Farb (@FarbThink)Last night in Los Angeles. What a sunset to start the new year.— neal bharadwaj (@nealkb)A beautiful sunset to start off the new year!— Debbie La Torre (@deblatorre)Our colleagues also couldn't resist snapping a few photos.© 2003-2020 . All rights reserved.& .

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Pasadena Police Fatally Shoot Man After A Traffic Stop

Pasadena Police Fatally Shoot Man After A Traffic Stop

Here's your daily audio briefing (updated weekdays):THE L.A. REPORT IS BROUGHT TO YOU BYCORONAVIRUS: K-12 EDUCATIONTESTING, CONTACT TRACING AND RESEARCH‘THE HEALTH CRISIS IS BECOMING AN EDUCATION CRISIS’HOW OFTEN WILL STUDENTS AND STAFF BE TESTED?WHO’S PERFORMING THE RESEARCH AND TESTING?— Kyle StokesL.A.: CoronavirusMORE ON CORONAVIRUS:Our news is free on LAist. To make sure you get our coverage: To support our non-profit public service journalism:— Jessica P. OgilviePasadena fatal shootingBut friends and family who gathered at the site of the shooting Sunday morning said the victim was...

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With BCD Tofu House, Hee Sook Lee Built More Than A Restaurant Empire — She Created A Cultural Phenomenon

With BCD Tofu House, Hee Sook Lee Built More Than A Restaurant Empire — She Created A Cultural Phenomenon

Our news is free on LAist. To make sure you get our coverage:. To support our non-profit public service journalism:View this post on InstagramA post shared by (@bcdtofuhouse) on Jan 6, 2020 at 2:26pm PSTWE LOVE TO ANSWER YOUR QUESTIONS© 2003-2020 . All rights reserved.& .

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How To Survive The Heat In LA: Hacks And Tips For Staying Cool Without Air Conditioning

How To Survive The Heat In LA: Hacks And Tips For Staying Cool Without Air Conditioning

This story was originally published in July 2019, when things were just as hot, but a lot less insane i.e. there wasn't a deadly virus that forced most indoor areas to close. Consequently, this story has been updated to reflect our current nightmare. Cheers!| |Los Angeles is hot , as we delve deeper into the summer season. Even if temperatures don't always reach triple digits, the heat can still take its toll. We have tips to stay cool and protect against heat-related illnesses, and we've also collected maps and .Below you'll find practical advice from health officials, updated local...

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Mis Ángeles: Why A Trip To The Dentist Can Be Especially Expensive In Communities Hardest Hit By COVID-19 And Unemployment

Mis Ángeles: Why A Trip To The Dentist Can Be Especially Expensive In Communities Hardest Hit By COVID-19 And Unemployment

Our news is free on LAist. To make sure you get our coverage:. To support our non-profit public service journalism:THE DENTAL RACE GAPCOVERAGE FOR THE UNDEREMPLOYEDWHY IS THE DENTIST SO EXPENSIVE?MORE FROM ERICK GALINDO:© 2003-2020 . All rights reserved.& .

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