Soumya Karlamangla

health reporter at the Los Angeles Times

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With Joe Biden, the White House gets its first-ever presidential pet from a shelter. Major is the Biden family’s German Shepherd rescue.

Joe Biden’s German Shepherd will be first shelter dog in the White House

With Joe Biden, the White House gets its first-ever presidential pet from a shelter. Major is the Biden family’s German Shepherd rescue.

from Press Play with Madeleine Brand

One of the nation’s worst COVID outbreaks is in LA County, where the positivity rate over the last week is nearing 20%.

‘Outbreak didn't even bring these businesses into full compliance.’ How COVID spreads at LA workplaces

One of the nation’s worst COVID outbreaks is in LA County, where the positivity rate over the last week is nearing 20%.

from Press Play with Madeleine Brand

Barbara Ferrer, director of LA County’s Department of Public Health, fought back tears at Wednesday’s coronavirus briefing.

COVID vaccine is coming soon. A look at California’s rollout plan

Barbara Ferrer, director of LA County’s Department of Public Health, fought back tears at Wednesday’s coronavirus briefing.

from Press Play with Madeleine Brand

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Greater LA spoke with more than 10 Olympians from Southern California about those challenges, their journey, and passion for their sports. Here are highlights from their interviews.

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Koreatown’s Wi Spa is the latest battleground in the culture wars — after a video went viral suggesting a transgender patron was admitted to a women-only section of the spa.

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