Doug Smith

Los Angeles Times

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Senior writer for the Los Angeles Times.

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With tens of thousands of homeless people still living on the streets during the pandemic, the city and county of LA are under increasing pressure to house them to prevent further…

LA officials can't agree on how to shelter homeless people living near freeways

With tens of thousands of homeless people still living on the streets during the pandemic, the city and county of LA are under increasing pressure to house them to prevent further…

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Despite the Big One certainly being on the way, California has fallen way behind on the mapping of earthquake faults to prevent new building in the wrong places.

Can LA Survive the Next Big Earthquake?

Despite the Big One certainly being on the way, California has fallen way behind on the mapping of earthquake faults to prevent new building in the wrong places.

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California on Monday recorded its highest number of new cases since the pandemic began — more than 13,000 .

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A UCLA study found that around 449,000 renters in LA County were unemployed because of COVID-19 and had no income to pay their rent.

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Since July, Grace Community Church has been locked in a legal fight with LA County over whether or not they have a constitutional right to meet, in person and without masks or social…

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Josh Barro speaks with Michael Brendan Dougherty, Jamelle Bouie and Megan McArdle about the president testing positive for the coronavirus, the first presidential debate and more.

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For the last seven months, Los Angeles County malls have been mostly closed due to COVID-19. But on Wednesday, October 7, i ndoor shopping malls were allowed to reopen at 25% capacity.

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In California, more than 4.5 million voters have already returned their mail-in ballots. Over a third of those ballots are from voters ages 65 and up. According to Dr.

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Child care facilities were deemed essential in the early days of the pandemic. Yet many of them closed as parents pulled children out when stay-at-home orders came.

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White House physician Doctor Sean Conley told the press on Sunday that Trump needed supplemental oxygen twice, and that he was given dexamethasone, a steroid typically used to treat…

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Josh Barro, Tim Carney and Christine Emba talk about President Trump and Republicans denying the election results and the promise of the coronavirus vaccine.

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