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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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Kieran Wright has been spending his pandemic creating small scale replicas of LA’s most historic and quintessential businesses.

from Greater LA

Videoconferencing can make you feel socially, emotionally, and physically fatigued. That’s according to Jeremy Bailenson of Stanford University’s Virtual Human Interaction Lab.

from Press Play with Madeleine Brand

At a greenhouse in La Jolla, California, scientists are trying to harness the carbon-sucking power of plants to clean up the atmosphere.

from Greater LA

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For the first time in the school’s history, Ulysses S. Grant High School in Valley Glen won the Academic Decathlon for the Los Angeles Unified School District.

LA’s top academic decathletes prepare for state championship — from their bedrooms

For the first time in the school’s history, Ulysses S. Grant High School in Valley Glen won the Academic Decathlon for the Los Angeles Unified School District.

from Greater LA

David Lynch Theater Presents: Weather Report for February 26, 2021.

David Lynch Theater Presents: Weather Report for February 26, 2021

David Lynch Theater Presents: Weather Report for February 26, 2021.

In a special Scheer Intelligence from a March 2019 conversation, Robert Scheer talks with his lifelong friend and legendary poet Lawrence Ferlinghetti, who passed recently in San…

In conversation with Lawrence Ferlinghetti

In a special Scheer Intelligence from a March 2019 conversation, Robert Scheer talks with his lifelong friend and legendary poet Lawrence Ferlinghetti, who passed recently in San…

from Scheer Intelligence

LA County reached 20,000 COVID-19 deaths this week.

Cemetery workers reflect on 20,000 COVID deaths in LA

LA County reached 20,000 COVID-19 deaths this week.

from Greater LA

Actress and author Annabelle Gurwitch thought after she sent her kid to college, she’d be coasting into her golden years, taking Zumba classes and enjoying the extra “me time.”

Annabelle Gurwitch: Being human means ‘Calamity R Us,’ and it’s important to laugh about it

Actress and author Annabelle Gurwitch thought after she sent her kid to college, she’d be coasting into her golden years, taking Zumba classes and enjoying the extra “me time.”

from Press Play with Madeleine Brand

Among a certain set, Joan Didion stands as California’s purest homegrown literary voice. But Didion left the state long ago and her most seminal works are decades old.

“Didion reminds me of when I’m really dark and the way that I think about the world.”

Among a certain set, Joan Didion stands as California’s purest homegrown literary voice. But Didion left the state long ago and her most seminal works are decades old.

from Zócalo's Connecting California

“Zoom fatigue” is a generic term for feeling drained after sitting in front of any kind of video conference for much of the day.

Science behind ‘Zoom fatigue’

“Zoom fatigue” is a generic term for feeling drained after sitting in front of any kind of video conference for much of the day.

from Press Play with Madeleine Brand

David Lynch Theater Presents: Weather Report for February 25, 2021.

David Lynch Theater Presents: Weather Report for February 25, 2021

David Lynch Theater Presents: Weather Report for February 25, 2021.