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How Rep. Joaquin Castro emerged as a dogged voice for increasing diversity in U.S. media

A congressman from the Mexican American south of Texas might sound like an unlikely champion for inclusion in Hollywood, the glittery industry half a country away. The Times had an extended conversation with Castro about his advocacy for the issue, edited here for space and clarity. I don't think any industry is off-limits.

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How Rep. Joaquin Castro emerged as a dogged voice for increasing diversity in U.S. media

Letters to the Editor: Will Taix restaurant be flattened by the 'affordable housing' lie?

But let's be honest: The assertion that affordable housing is the core reason we need to say goodbye to Taix and other memorable sites is simply a lie. Affordable housing? For whom? Millionaires? The reality is that the rents in the new development will be beyond the income of those we think of as needing "affordable" housing.

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Letters to the Editor: Will Taix restaurant be flattened by the 'affordable housing' lie?

Man found shot to death in his car in South Los Angeles

An unidentified man was found shot to death in his car in a South Los Angeles neighborhood early Saturday, police said. The man was found in his vehicle about 9:35 a.m. in the 6700 block of 8th Avenue, between West 67th and 68th streets near Hyde Park, said LAPD spokesman Mike Lopez.

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Man found shot to death in his car in South Los Angeles

Officials end search for Catalina ferry passenger who went overboard; 'Don't give up on him,' sister says

The search for a man who went overboard on a Catalina Island passenger ship off Long Beach was called off Friday night, authorities said. The Los Angeles County Fire Department received a call shortly before 6 p.m. Thursday about a man who had either fallen from or jumped off the Catalina Express when it was about three miles off the coast.

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Officials end search for Catalina ferry passenger who went overboard; 'Don't give up on him,' sister says

Preliminary injunction granted restricting L.A. County Sheriff's Department use of force at protests

A federal judge has granted a preliminary injunction limiting the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department's use of projectiles and chemical agents at protests, finding that it has indiscriminately fired them at peaceful protesters, legal observers and journalists. Gee found that the group of 13 plaintiffs — including protesters injured at marches against police violence last summer — had submitted “overwhelming evidence” showing that at five demonstrations in August and September, deputies had used force on protesters, legal observers and journalists “who were not committing any crime,” with the exception of not following dispersal orders on two occasions.

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Preliminary injunction granted restricting L.A. County Sheriff's Department use of force at protests

US airline industry rebounds as 2m travel for first time since March 2020

The airline industry’s recovery from the pandemic passed a milestone as more than 2 million people streamed through US airport security checkpoints on Friday for the first time since early March 2020. The Transportation Security Administration announced on Saturday that 2.03 million travelers were screened at airport checkpoints on Friday.

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US airline industry rebounds as 2m travel for first time since March 2020

Lopez: The homeless situation in Venice is complicated. But that's no excuse for inaction

“Anybody who’s not angry at what they’re seeing on the streets is just dead inside,” he said. “I walk down the street and my blood boils.” Nobody should be living outside, Bonin told me at the start of our conversation, addressing criticism from those who think he’s content to have unlimited numbers of homeless people bed down at the beach, in parks or parking lots.

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Lopez: The homeless situation in Venice is complicated. But that's no excuse for inaction

How do we hold on to new freedoms as California reopens?

Instead, I approach it with some trepidation — no doubt in part due to undissipated fear I built up during the pandemic's darkest days. Even for the ones who never believed we really had a pandemic at all, who refused to wear masks to help protect all of us as our case numbers soared and our emergency rooms filled up.

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How do we hold on to new freedoms as California reopens?

What does a chef have on hand for emergencies? We asked L.A.'s food people

It’s an hour after a big earthquake and you’re stuck without power, on the side of the road or somewhere far from home. Help won’t arrive for at least a couple of days, but you’ve got your earthquake kit.

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What does a chef have on hand for emergencies? We asked L.A.'s food people

Letters to the Editor: Sheriff Villanueva is trying to aid Venice's homeless. City Hall should help him

The sheriff's next step is to require the occupants to move to locations where they are not taking land from the public. Fortunately, there are such places. The city of Los Angeles owns two large parcels of vacant land around LAX. The sheriff and the city should require the homeless people in Venice to move their tents to these locations after the city does basic ground preparation and installment of facilities for water, sanitation and lighting.

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Letters to the Editor: Sheriff Villanueva is trying to aid Venice's homeless. City Hall should help him

L.A. city attorney won't charge 179 protesters, journalists arrested in Echo Park

Los Angeles City Atty. Mike Feuer will not file criminal charges against 179 protesters, journalists and legal observers who were arrested for failing to disperse from an Echo Park protest in March, his office confirmed Friday. "Free speech and peaceful protest are fundamental to our democracy," Feuer said in a statement.

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L.A. city attorney won't charge 179 protesters, journalists arrested in Echo Park

3 L.A. County residents among latest winners in $50,000 COVID-19 vaccine lottery

Fifteen Californians will soon be $50,000 richer — courtesy of a shot in the arm and the luck of the draw. "This includes you or it doesn’t," Newsom said. "You'll make that decision for yourself. I would highly encourage, if you’re on the fence, to go out and get vaccinated before Tuesday."

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3 L.A. County residents among latest winners in $50,000 COVID-19 vaccine lottery

Recall fever strikes California as angry voters take on politicians in large numbers

After nearly 20 years on the Ventura County Board of Supervisors, Linda Parks thought her last political campaign was behind her. But Parks, a Republican-turned-political-independent who will be termed out of office at the end of next year, has once again found herself suiting up for political battle.

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Recall fever strikes California as angry voters take on politicians in large numbers

Apple's Podcasts Subscriptions to launch on 15 June

Will launch paid-for podcasts service in 170 countries and territories around the world. On 15 June - that's as soon as next Tuesday - Apple will launch Podcasts Subscriptions. This new service make it possible to pay for ad-free and exclusive podcasts in 170 countries and territories around the world.

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Apple's Podcasts Subscriptions to launch on 15 June

Robert Durst hospitalized, judge says, forcing another stay in long-delayed murder trial

Robert Durst, a multimillionaire real estate heir and defendant in a labyrinthine, closely watched murder trial, was hospitalized Thursday morning for an unspecified health issue, forcing another setback in the long-delayed proceeding. Los Angeles Superior Court Judge Mark E. Windham, who is presiding over the trial, said Durst was sent to a hospital in the Los Angeles County jail system for “some incident this morning involving his health.”

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Robert Durst hospitalized, judge says, forcing another stay in long-delayed murder trial

Who can stop wearing masks, and where: California's COVID reopening rules explained

Here is what you need to know: General rules The unvaccinated Unvaccinated individuals, on the other hand, will still be required to mask up in public indoor settings — including restaurants when not eating or drinking, retail stores and movie theaters. The honor system The duty of determining who is vaccinated and who is not will fall to individual business or venue owners.

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Who can stop wearing masks, and where: California's COVID reopening rules explained

Riz Ahmed wants to end Hollywood's misrepresentation of Muslims. Here's how

Riz Ahmed, the British- Pakistani star of Amazon's Oscar-winning film "Sound of Metal," has long been disturbed by Hollywood's depiction of Muslims as terrorists. So he and and a group of activists are launching a series of initiatives aimed at combating stereotypes on screen and hiring more Muslim creators.

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Riz Ahmed wants to end Hollywood's misrepresentation of Muslims. Here's how

Ceramics studio offers hope for formerly incarcerated people — while setting local tables

It’s not the official brand name of the glaze but, rather, a title that employees gave it in recognition of the project’s mission. Dominique Perkins, one of the studio’s co-founders, laughs when she says, “We can’t give away the actual glaze name; it’s a secret.”

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Ceramics studio offers hope for formerly incarcerated people — while setting local tables

'It's intolerable': How Councilman Mike Bonin plans to fix Venice's homelessness crisis

This interview has been edited for length and clarity. LAT: We've been talking to people you know over the past two or three weeks and we've been hearing a sense of anticipation that something's coming. Are you planning something like the cleanup at Echo Park Lake?

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'It's intolerable': How Councilman Mike Bonin plans to fix Venice's homelessness crisis

Katie Hill fights to make revenge porn a federal crime and ponders another run for office

The 33-year-old is now channeling her energy and using her infamy to try to ensure that what happened to her does not happen to others, by making the nonconsensual dissemination of intimate pictures a federal crime. “It hasn't been easy. I think I’m somebody who has to kind of latch on to a cause ... or a purpose.

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Katie Hill fights to make revenge porn a federal crime and ponders another run for office