LA Observed

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The week's top stories in LA media, politics and culture.

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Warner Music just moved its employees to a new home in an old factory building in the Arts District.

Friends, family and fans continue to mourn the loss of rapper Nipsey Hussle, who was shot and killed over the weekend outside his clothing store in South Los Angeles.

The L.A. County Coroner’s Office has concluded that a man who died at the home of a prominent Democratic donor in West Hollywood overdosed on crystal meth.

Before former Governor Jerry Brown left office, last year, he put his pen to a couple, new transparency laws.  Both have to do with public access to internal police investigations and…

Think of Santa Monica and there are a number of things that come to mind: an idyllic, beachside setting; a tech-saturated economy; a bastion of liberal politics.

Those who cast their ballot in the LA Unified School Board election at a local school or church likely did so for the last time.

It’s the team that’s had to deal with a geography and identity crisis for years, with some of the most supportive fans in Major League Baseball. The L.A.

A landmark bill signed by then-Governor Brown last year is intended to make records of police misconduct available to the public.

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The Pac-12 conference has decided to postpone all sporting events for the rest of the year. That means no soccer, no volleyball, and no football.

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A new poll by the Pew Research Center finds that barely a quarter of Americans who identify as Hispanic or Latino have even heard of the word Latinx.

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Some people are calling Netflix's "Indian Matchmaking" binge-worthy, while others call it offensive.

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The Pac-12 conference has decided to postpone all sporting events for the rest of the year. That means no soccer, volleyball or football.

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However, moving forward, HBM will continue as an independent production, and no longer be distributed through the KCRW feed.

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LA Unified’s new school year will start again on August 18. All K-12 classes will be all virtual for the nearly 800,000 students.

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California’s long history of mass incarceration may have finally reached an inflection point.

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The pandemic is cutting a swath through the region’s restaurants — high-end, low-end, and everything in-between.

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