Los Angeles

Los Angeles (i/lɒs ˈænəls/ loss AN-jə-ləs or loss AN-jə-liss) (Spanish for "The Angels"), officially the City of Los Angeles and often known by its initials L.A., is the second-largest city in the United States after New York City, the most populous city in the state of California, and the county seat of Los Angeles County.

Situated in Southern California, Los Angeles is known for its mediterranean climate, ethnic diversity, sprawling metropolis, and as a major center of the American entertainment industry. Los Angeles lies in a large coastal basin surrounded on three sides by mountains reaching up to and over 10,000 feet (3,000 m).

Historically home to the Chumash and Tongva, Los Angeles was claimed by Juan Rodríguez Cabrillo for Spain in 1542 along with the rest of what would become Alta California. The city was officially founded on September 4, 1781, by Spanish governor Felipe de Neve. It became a part of Mexico in 1821 following the Mexican War of Independence. In 1848, at the end of the Mexican–American War, Los Angeles and the rest of California were purchased as part of the Treaty of Guadalupe Hidalgo, thereby becoming part of the United States. Los Angeles was incorporated as a municipality on April 4, 1850, five months before California achieved statehood. The city experienced rapid growth with the discovery of oil.

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Newsletter: The unique challenges faced by families with young children during a pandemic

The Los Angeles Times 14 Aug 2020
14, and I’m writing from Los Angeles ... You may occasionally receive promotional content from the Los Angeles Times ... “Got kids under 5? Try these coronavirus-quarantine school resources for parents” in the Los Angeles Times] ... “Union vote highlights coronavirus crisis for California’s home day-care providers” in the Los Angeles Times] ... Los Angeles Times....
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Have we mentioned how good ‘Watchmen’ is yet? One more time won’t hurt

The Los Angeles Times 14 Aug 2020
You may occasionally receive promotional content from the Los Angeles Times ... I’m Glenn Whipp, awards columnist for the Los Angeles Times and host of The Envelope’s Friday newsletter ... (Christina House / Los Angeles Times) ... Enjoying this newsletter? Consider subscribing to the Los Angeles Times....
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Summer heat wave pushes into Southern California

The Press Enterprise 14 Aug 2020
In Los Angeles County, Sweet said, there is a heat advisory in effect from 11 a.m ... Los Angeles County residents seeking refuge from the heat can head to cooling centers in El Monte, Burbank, Glendale, Los Angeles, Sherman Oaks, San Fernando and at certain county parks and libraries....
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California becomes first state to pass 600,000 coronavirus cases

The Los Angeles Times 14 Aug 2020
In Los Angeles County, the effective transmission rate of the coronavirus is now about 0.86 — meaning that every one infected person passes the virus to an average of 0.86 other people ... “While our gains might feel slow and our future remains fragile, our success over the last three weeks is real,” Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti said Wednesday....
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Fear and empathy at LA funeral home serving Black families

Times Union 14 Aug 2020
LOS ANGELES (AP) — When people began dying from the coronavirus in the United States, for a few weeks funeral home owner Candy Boyd declined to receive the remains of such patients ... And the communities her funeral home serves, Black people and others of color in South Los Angeles, were clearly being hard hit....
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LA sheriff probes deputy-gang claim, seeks to punish dozens

Lebanon Express 14 Aug 2020
LOS ANGELES (AP) — The Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department said Thursday it has launched a “comprehensive investigation” into allegations that a renegade group of deputies calling themselves The Executioners have taken control of the department's Compton station through threats, intimidation and harassment....
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Dodger Stadium to be used as polling site in November

Orange County Register 14 Aug 2020
LOS ANGELES >> The Dodgers hope to be using Dodger Stadium deep into October this year ... Any registered voter in Los ... The Dodger Stadium parking lot has also been used as a coronavirus testing site over the past weeks, making it the largest testing site in Los Angeles County....
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Letters to the Editor: Defunding police isn’t about money; it’s about dismantling a racist system

The Los Angeles Times 14 Aug 2020
Defunding the Los Angeles Police Department is not just about budgets ... I’m a lifelong liberal Democrat, but it troubles me deeply to see the Los Angeles Times give front-page credibility to Black Lives Matter’s push to defund the police ... Joseph Gius, Los Angeles ... You may occasionally receive promotional content from the Los Angeles Times....
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Police arrest 2 suspected of killing Long Beach man in 2018

Press Telegram 14 Aug 2020
He was booked on suspicion of murder and was being held at the Los Angeles County Jail on $2 million bail ... The case was expected to be presented to the Los Angeles County District Attorney’s Office early next week for filing consideration, police said ... Hells Angels president with pending murder case denied release from jail....
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California on the cusp of reining in COVID-19 surge, data show

Hastings Tribune 14 Aug 2020
LOS ANGELES — Six weeks after California began reclosing swaths of the economy, there is cautious optimism that coronavirus transmission is heading downward, officials say ... "While our gains might feel slow and our future remains fragile, our success over the last three weeks is real," Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti said Wednesday....
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Evacuations lifted for Ranch fire burning near Azusa after blaze threatens hillside homes

The Los Angeles Times 14 Aug 2020
near North San Gabriel Canyon Road and North Ranch Road, according to Los Angeles County Fire Department spokeswoman Leslie Lua ... The explosive growth of the Lake fire in Los Angeles County has raised worries about the fall fire season ... You may occasionally receive promotional content from the Los Angeles Times....
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‘We Need More Support’: LAUSD Superintendent Austin Beutner Talks Unique Challenges Posed By Pandemic

CBS Sports 14 Aug 2020
LOS ANGELES (CBSLA) — In the final week before the 2020 school year begins, laptops and textbooks were being distributed as teachers and students prepared for a virtual fall semester and Los Angeles Unified School District Superintendent Austin Beutner talked about the challenges facing the district....
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Brush fire in West Covina is moving toward homes, officials say

The Los Angeles Times 14 Aug 2020
The Los Angeles County Fire Department was alerted to the fire at 2.25 pm, according to spokeswoman Leslie Lua ... receive promotional content from the Los Angeles Times....

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