Why this professional artist enlisted the help of public school students

California's most racially isolated schools, in one map

This preschool dream is a nightmare for some neighbors

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Artist leads 200 students in painting masterclass

Environment & Science

SoCal fires strain power and water systems

California sues EPA alleging failure to enforce smog rules

Trump orders largest national monument reduction in US history

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Supervisors approve big dig at Devil's Gate Dam


Creek Fire: 70 percent contained, all evacuations have been lifted

Rye Fire rises to 50 percent containment, 5,460 homes still threatened

Skirball Fire reaches 50 percent containment as residents head home

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Thomas Fire grows to 143,000 acres; some evacuation orders lifted

Arts & Entertainment

'Bombshell' Hedy Lamarr's brilliance was discounted for decades

'Girls of the Golden West' speaks uncensored truths about the Gold Rush era

Adults can get Type 1 diabetes, too

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Photographer Danny Lyon, a visual voice of the disempowered


New drugs could prevent migraine headaches for some people

What we've learned treating people with HIV can make care better for us all

Health risks to farmworkers increase as workforce ages

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Hepatitis A 'outbreak' has hit LA County, health director says


Rep. Trent Franks to resign from Congress after asking staffers about surrogacy

De Leon to make way for next state Senate leader

Sen. Al Franken will resign amid sexual harassment allegations

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California Assemblyman Matt Dababneh resigns after bathroom sex assault claim

Business & Economy

One of LA's best places to be a pot entrepreneurs is...

He was prosecuted for selling weed. Now he wants to be the McDonald's of pot

With Aetna deal, CVS looks to turn stores into health care hubs

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Clearing ruins launches new phase in California fire cleanup

US & World

US Rep. John Conyers resigns from Congress

Facebook launches parent-controlled Messenger app for kids

Fact check: Trump's pledge to restore 'Merry Christmas' to the White House

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Astros get first ever Series victory at home

Crime & Justice

Los Angeles chases a growing mass of sex cases

Arrest warrant issued for undocumented immigrant acquitted in Steinle murder trial

Trump: 'Disgraceful verdict' in pier shooting

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Attorneys filing Vegas shooting lawsuits in LA with 450 plaintiffs