A new normal in L.A. on first day of school: Later start times, relaxed COVID rules A new normal in L.A. on first day of school: Later start times, relaxed COVID rules

Monday is Day 1 for L.A. Unified, the nation's second-largest school system, as the school year begins across California.

August 15, 2022, 14:00
'I was in shock': California rents are spiking — and in places you might not expect 'I was in shock': California rents are spiking — and in places you might not expect

In California, a new report shows the most expensive cities for renters weren't in Los Angeles or San Francisco.

August 15, 2022, 14:00
His website skewers Stockton politicians and agencies. Then one gave him a cushy job His website skewers Stockton politicians and agencies. Then one gave him a cushy job

Stockton's 209 Times portrays itself as an independent news site. Critics call it a blunt tool for the political ambitions of its owner.

August 15, 2022, 14:00
A big studio complex is planned for downtown L.A.'s Arts District A big studio complex is planned for downtown L.A.'s Arts District

Irvine developer East End Capital's studio could inject some street life into a part of the Arts District that retains much of its historic use an industrial center.

August 15, 2022, 14:00
Newsom's Sacramento-San Joaquin River Delta plan makes more sense. But it's still a 'water grab' Newsom's Sacramento-San Joaquin River Delta plan makes more sense. But it's still a 'water grab'

Gov. Gavin Newsom's single-tunnel proposal is more respectful of the estuary's farms, habitat, boating and communities, columnist George Skelton writes.

August 15, 2022, 14:00
In the ashes of a devastating Sierra fire, a flower farm blooms In the ashes of a devastating Sierra fire, a flower farm blooms

Kjessie Essue wanted to bring beauty to her piece of Northern California in the wake of last year's blazes. But would people care about blossoms?

August 15, 2022, 14:00
Funding problems threaten L.A. Cityride program that helps pay seniors' cab fare Funding problems threaten L.A. Cityride program that helps pay seniors' cab fare

Unfunded for five months over a bureaucratic snafu, the contractors that run Cityride warn that they can't go on without payments.

August 15, 2022, 14:00
An Irvine doctor feared his dermatologist wife was poisoning him. So he set up hidden cameras An Irvine doctor feared his dermatologist wife was poisoning him. So he set up hidden cameras

Jack Chen alleges that video shows his wife, Yue 'Emily' Yu, spiking his drink with Drano. Yu denies the allegations, calling them defamatory.

August 15, 2022, 14:00
Tensions grow over lack of a water deal for the shrinking Colorado River Tensions grow over lack of a water deal for the shrinking Colorado River

Two months ago, federal officials told states that depend on the Colorado River to make plans for major cuts. Negotiations have yet to produce a deal.

August 15, 2022, 14:00
As L.A. schools return, should monkeypox be a concern for students, staff? As L.A. schools return, should monkeypox be a concern for students, staff?

At least 2 cases of monkeypox are confirmed in L.A. County children, but health officials say the risk for kids remains low, including in school.

August 15, 2022, 17:03