Ron Lin

staff reporter, LA Times

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California fully reopens on June 15, which means vaccinated residents can ditch their masks in most places. But not necessarily the workplace — yet.

California has another set of masking rules, even though it’s fully reopening next week

California fully reopens on June 15, which means vaccinated residents can ditch their masks in most places. But not necessarily the workplace — yet.

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Today’s magnitude 4.2 earthquake in the San Fernando Valley wasn’t quite   “the big one” that many Angelenos have been bracing for.

How California can prep for a big earthquake: Lessons from New Zealand

Today’s magnitude 4.2 earthquake in the San Fernando Valley wasn’t quite “the big one” that many Angelenos have been bracing for.

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Two young women died this weekend at a rave at the Fairplex in Pomona. County supervisors suspect overdoses from MDMA or Ecstasy.

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Two young women died this weekend at a rave at the Fairplex in Pomona. County supervisors suspect overdoses from MDMA or Ecstasy.

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