Steve Lopez

columnist for the LA Times

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Columnist for the Los Angeles Times and author of The Soloist

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LA Times Columnist Steve Lopez writes that Los Angeles has become “one giant trash receptacle.” The waste on the streets have fueled a growing rat infestation.

LA is turning into a giant landfill

LA Times Columnist Steve Lopez writes that Los Angeles has become “one giant trash receptacle.” The waste on the streets have fueled a growing rat infestation.

from Press Play with Madeleine Brand

There are about 15,000 children in L.A.’s public schools who are homeless. At Telfair Elementary in Pacoima, a quarter of students are homeless.

Why Telfair Elementary has more homeless kids than any other school in LAUSD

There are about 15,000 children in L.A.’s public schools who are homeless. At Telfair Elementary in Pacoima, a quarter of students are homeless.

from Press Play with Madeleine Brand

On the east side of the Colorado Street bridge in Pasadena, there’s a sign that says “There is hope,” along with a crisis hotline number.

Officials tackle suicides at Pasadena's Colorado Street bridge

On the east side of the Colorado Street bridge in Pasadena, there’s a sign that says “There is hope,” along with a crisis hotline number.

from Press Play with Madeleine Brand

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Schools rightfully closed campuses during the coronavirus pandemic, but that lost class time should be made up.

from Zócalo's Connecting California

LAUSD is suspending classes as of March 16 for at least two weeks.

from Press Play with Madeleine Brand

The “ Women’s Weekend Film Challenge ” brings together women professionals to create a movie within 78 hours. Their ages range from the early 20s to mid-60s.

from Greater LA

Amid the novel coronavirus spreading, stocks are plunging, an infected cruise ship is docking, and people are stocking up on toilet paper.

from Greater LA

Due to coronavirus, many people are working from home and practicing social distancing. This can be good for public health, but in some cases, people might be taking it too far.

from KCRW Features

Mayor Eric Garcetti has closed restaurants and bars around LA. There are exceptions for food take-out, drive-thru and delivery.

from Greater LA

When everyone is at home and practicing safe social distancing, how is the government going to count each person for the 2020 Census? Hear how the U.S.

from Greater LA

As coronavirus fears and social distancing spread, Los Angeles became a ghost town over the weekend.

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California has more in common with Mexico City than Washington, D.C.

from Zócalo's Connecting California