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The town of Yamhill, Oregon used to launch a family into the middle class. Now many residents have died from alcoholism, drug abuse, and obesity.

The town of Yamhill, Oregon used to launch a family into the middle class. Now many residents have died from alcoholism, drug abuse, and obesity. Yamhill and other struggling towns nationwide are the subject of the new book, “Tightrope: Americans Reaching for Hope.”

from Press Play with Madeleine Brand

America's mental health crisis hidden behind bars

Overcrowding, understaffing and poor treatment for inmates with mental health issues held in Los Angeles jails underscore growing failures in America's mental health and justice systems.

‘Miles Davis: Birth of the Cool’ tells the musician’s life story

Miles Davis’ music was a soundtrack to the black experience in America, even as he struggled with relationships, addiction, and health.

UCSB students remember 50th anniversary of Isla Vista’s Bank of America burning

On February 25, 1970, young protestors stormed the Bank of America building in the UCSB-adjacent community of Isla Vista and set it on fire.

New US citizens tackle voting

At a recent citizenship ceremony at the LA Convention Center, 5,000 people from all over the world became new citizens. That means 5,000 new potential voters.

It’s been nearly a month since Lakers star Kobe Bryant, his daughter Gianna, and seven other people died in a helicopter crash in Calabasas.  The family picked today, February 24…

from Greater LA

You may be afraid of flying, public speaking or the coronavirus, but one of the most dangerous things you can do is get into your car every day.

from Greater LA

This year, L.A. replaced the traditional polling place with revamped voting centers. There aren’t as many locations, but voters can go to any of them.

from Greater LA

Starting this week, immigrants who rely on public benefits -- like Medicare, food stamps or public housing -- could be denied a path to permanent residency and ultimately citizenship. …

from Greater LA

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Super Tuesday is a week from today, and there’s a lot of focus on the Democratic primary election.

Is LA District Attorney Jackie Lacey progressive enough to be reelected?

Super Tuesday is a week from today, and there’s a lot of focus on the Democratic primary election.

The CDC is warning Americans to prepare for the coronavirus. They say it’s not a question of “if,” but “when” the virus spreads to communities here.

CDC: Coronavirus will spread to US. How worried should we be?

The CDC is warning Americans to prepare for the coronavirus. They say it’s not a question of “if,” but “when” the virus spreads to communities here.

Jeff Garlin has had a four-decade comedy career. He’s been candid about his struggle with weight and food addiction.

‘Curb Your Enthusiasm’ comedian Jeff Garlin on being mistaken for Harvey Weinstein

Jeff Garlin has had a four-decade comedy career. He’s been candid about his struggle with weight and food addiction.

This week, color plays a vital role in paintings, ikebana, and indigenous pigments.

Art Insider Feb. 25: Migrants in watercolor, an ikebana master, and bold portraits

This week, color plays a vital role in paintings, ikebana, and indigenous pigments.

Just a few years ago, reality TV was in a major slump. Now the genre is experiencing a revival, thanks in part to innovative programs on Netflix.

What Netflix gets right about reality TV

Just a few years ago, reality TV was in a major slump. Now the genre is experiencing a revival, thanks in part to innovative programs on Netflix.

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Coming up: Learn about the Afro-Latin homes and culture in early Los Angeles; see Elizabeth Gahan's embellished photos capturing the soul of LA architecture; mingle with ceramics by…

5 design things to do Feb 27 - Mar 4

Coming up: Learn about the Afro-Latin homes and culture in early Los Angeles; see Elizabeth Gahan's embellished photos capturing the soul of LA architecture; mingle with ceramics by…

Universal’s “   The Hunt   ” is a violent political satire produced by horror kingpin Jason Blum.   
  The movie was originally set to be released last September, but in the wake of…

Replay: Damon Lindelof on unexpected troubles for ‘The Hunt’

Universal’s “ The Hunt ” is a violent political satire produced by horror kingpin Jason Blum.  The movie was originally set to be released last September, but in the wake of…

from The Business

The jury in Harvey Weinstein’s criminal trial is in day four of deliberations. The seven men and five women who make up the jury appear to be methodical.

Hollywood news banter: Harvey Weinstein jury deliberates

The jury in Harvey Weinstein’s criminal trial is in day four of deliberations. The seven men and five women who make up the jury appear to be methodical.

from The Business

Twelve jurors found Hollywood producer Harvey Weinstein guilty on two counts: criminal sexual assault in the first degree and rape in the third degree.

Harvey Weinstein in jail following guilty verdict

Twelve jurors found Hollywood producer Harvey Weinstein guilty on two counts: criminal sexual assault in the first degree and rape in the third degree.

from The Business

“   Sonic the Hedgehog   ” opened big at the box office over Presidents Day weekend.

Dealing with ‘Terminator: Dark Fate’ and ‘Sonic’ online blowback

“ Sonic the Hedgehog ” opened big at the box office over Presidents Day weekend.

from The Business

Thousands of Angelenos gathered at the Staples Center for a memorial honoring Kobe Bryant, his daughter Gianna, and seven others who died in January’s helicopter crash.

Beyonce, Shaq, Michael Jordan and others honor Kobe Bryant at Staples Center

Thousands of Angelenos gathered at the Staples Center for a memorial honoring Kobe Bryant, his daughter Gianna, and seven others who died in January’s helicopter crash.

from Press Play with Madeleine Brand

Without more research we could be under-utilizing the benefits of cannabis or over using the drug and causing additional problems.  There’s only one way to find out, and that’s with…

There is so much we don’t know about cannabis

Without more research we could be under-utilizing the benefits of cannabis or over using the drug and causing additional problems.  There’s only one way to find out, and that’s with…

from Second Opinion

Jonathon Sawyer will tell you that the acidic nature of vinegar gives it a special ability to open our senses and make our taste buds more receptive to other tastes, something he…

Fermenting on vinegar with a flavor evangelist

Jonathon Sawyer will tell you that the acidic nature of vinegar gives it a special ability to open our senses and make our taste buds more receptive to other tastes, something he…

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L.A. Times restaurant critic Patricia Escarcega dives into lomo saltado and tiraditos with a Japanese spin at   Yapa in Little Tokyo  .

Yapa in Little Tokyo: Peruvian food plus Japanese technique

L.A. Times restaurant critic Patricia Escarcega dives into lomo saltado and tiraditos with a Japanese spin at Yapa in Little Tokyo .

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