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The Oakland warehouse fire claimed at least three dozen lives this weekend.

Oakland 'Ghost Ship' fire: what happened and what's next

The Oakland warehouse fire claimed at least three dozen lives this weekend.

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Vice President Kamala Harris visited Central America this week. She told would-be migrants in Guatemala “do not come” (to the U.S.), which drew criticism from progressive democrats.

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LA City Councilman Joe Buscaino is running to replace Mayor Eric Garcetti, and he held his first official campaign event on Monday along the Venice Beach boardwalk.

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Joe Mathews says that focusing on the state budget, when it appears in good shape, obscures California’s systemic failures.

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Political fallout is mounting as LA grapples with how to house its many residents living on the streets.

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Josiah Citrin, the Michelin-starred force behind Mélisse and Citrin in Santa Monica, lost his 23-year-old son Augie to an opioid overdose in December.

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How California is revolutionizing homeless housing — and why it might not last.

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Last month, LA saw its first major fire of what’s expected to be a devastating season.

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Josh Barro and Ken White discuss Michael Flynn’s talk of a coup, Trump’s wish for reinstatement, and Little RICO.

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"I do think we're going a little fast. There's still about 35% of the adult population that is not vaccinated, and that, of course, includes all children under the age of 12.

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