Local

Creek and Rye fires almost completely contained

When the house next door turns to ash

Skirball Fire reaches 75 percent containment

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

Crime & Justice

Misconduct accusations followed top gossip editor Dylan Howard

Rancho Tehama shooter committed suicide

These police officers were assigned to help the homeless, but did they?

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Attorneys filing Vegas shooting lawsuits in LA with 450 plaintiffs

Environment & Science

China's ban on foreign waste means chaos for US recyclers

Southern California is burning. Is climate change to blame?

SoCal fires strain power and water systems

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Supervisors approve big dig at Devil's Gate Dam

Arts & Entertainment

The 'Lost Prayers' of a gay teen bullied to death

Shohei Ohtani chooses the Angels

Director Bryan Singer's on-set antics go back decades — so why does he keep getting hired?

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Photographer Danny Lyon, a visual voice of the disempowered

Health

Can your crockpot give you lead poisoning?

LA's homeless housing experiment is paying off, report finds

LA’s Skid Row finally gets more toilets and showers

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

Education

80,000 LAUSD students missed a ton of school last year

Lawsuit: California literacy policies fail many students

Why this professional artist enlisted the help of public school students

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Artist leads 200 students in painting masterclass

Business & Economy

LA City Council approves rules for recreational pot

Homeless population rises, driven by west coast affordable-housing crisis

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

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Clearing ruins launches new phase in California fire cleanup

US & World

'Beginning of a new approach': President Trump declares Jerusalem Israel's capital

#MeToo movement is Person Of The Year, 'Time' says

Russia is banned from 2018 Olympics; athletes told to compete under Olympic flag

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Astros get first ever Series victory at home

Politics

Trump signs 2-week spending bill to avoid shutdown

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

De Leon to make way for next state Senate leader

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California Assemblyman Matt Dababneh resigns after bathroom sex assault claim