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As Californians are ordered to stay at home to decrease coronavirus spread, some are making pacts with small groups of friends.
California's 420,000 farmworkers are working through the crisis. But language barriers and a lack of communication on the coronavirus put many at risk.
Coronavirus outbreaks are occurring in nursing homes at terrifying speed. The elderly are among the most vulnerable to the deadly new pathogen.
As L.A. officials battle the coronavirus pandemic, a corruption scandal has fueled mistrust in City Hall.
Under coronavirus threat, hospitals across L.A. County have tightened visitor policies in maternity wards.
Homeless outreach workers serve as the eyes and ears on L.A.'s streets, a role that has become even more important during the coronavirus pandemic.
Coronavirus: As deaths across California rose, state prisons release inmate in bid to reduce spread
Family members fear for Los Angeles retirees trapped aboard the cruise ship Zaandam, which is sailing to Florida, where authorities are skeptical of welcoming ill passengers.
Not wanting to expose their families to coronavirus, a trio of frontline doctors moved out of their homes.
A man working out in his driveway because his gym in closed.
Coronavirus testing is an essential part of slowing the spread. From swab to result, follow along with one very sick patient's test.
In a preliminary ruling, a judge said that the city of L.A. seizing large items from homeless people is not a workable policy.
It's not enough to make up for a dry winter, but the precipitation outlook for early April looks promising
New California rules governing state water exports from the Sacramento-San Joaquin Delta triggered threats of lawsuits and complaints from both sides.
Hundreds of cannabis entrepreneurs rushed to apply in September, but the process was criticized after some applicants were able to apply minutes early.
Health workers tested 131 patients who came to LAC-USC Medical Center in mid-March with mild flu symptoms. Seven were infected with the novel coronavirus.
In the first case on skid row, an employee of the Union Rescue Mission tested positive for the novel coronavirus. He is being treated at USC Medical Center.
Up to now, federal officials have urged the healthy not to wear masks. But that guidance may be changing.
Coronavirus: Santa Rosa police detective dies
Because of the coronavirus outbreak, state public schools are unlikely to reopen, state schools Supt. Tony Thurmond said Tuesday.
A Bay Area hospital desperately need supplies, including masks
Riverside County plans to open its third coronavirus drive-through testing site
The warm weather may make it tempting to congregate outdoors, but L.A. County is asking residents to stay home to avoid spreading the coronavirus.
Most Orange County cities have confirmed coronavirus cases. Here are the latest numbers.
Amid the coronavirus crisis, the L.A. County Board of Supervisors unanimously votes to remove the sheriff as the head of emergency operations.
As coronavirus spreads, California prisons plan to release 3,500 inmates early.
Coronavirus: Bay Area limits size of funerals, shuts down most construction projects with expanded stay-at-home order.
L.A. County officials confirm 10 new coronavirus-related deaths — and say a healthcare worker has died — as the number of cases surges past 3,000.
About 20% of COVID-19 patients were hospitalized as of Tuesday, and of those, half were in intensive care, health officials said.
Staying home was somewhat slow to catch on in California, but now travel is way down -- mostly. A new social distancing scoreboard grades each county.
After L.A. County flip-flops on whether gun stores are essential businesses, the sheriff of Riverside County rolls out the welcome mat to gun buyers.
Workers furloughed from Pasadena's St. Andrew Catholic Church said the move has left them feeling abandoned and angry.
The economic toll of the COVID-19 pandemic has spurred a record surge in the number of people applying to CalFresh, the state's food stamp program.
At a Tuesday meeting, officials warned that the death toll in the county could increase if social distancing measures aren't taken seriously.
Coronavirus: Here is the latest list of L.A. County communities with cases
Los Angeles Police Chief Michel Moore says residents should expect coronavirus restrictions on movement to remain in place for weeks as cases rise.
A 69-year-old man who spent roughly two months in the Orange County Jail in Santa Ana before he died at a hospital Sunday tested negative for the coronavirus, sheriff's officials said.
A Bay Area mother who conspired to fix her daughters' test scores and buy a coach's endorsement, is sentenced to seven months in prison in the college admissions scandal.
Coronavirus: NYPD has been devastated by outbreak. Can LAPD avoid that fate?
The meal service was suspended Monday after a kitchen worker was tested for COVID-19. The new offerings are provided by outside vendors.
About 15,000 LAUSD high school students are absent online after the coronavirus forced campus shutdowns and a move to online learning.
Elders and caregivers both need help during the coronavirus pandemic. Here are some tips, as well information of how the stimulus bill affects seniors.
Coronavirus: Gov. Newsom has been steadfast in contending that his stay-at-home order should be enforced through persuasion, not punishment
A pandemic that may last weeks or months could turn temporary shutdowns of local museums into permanent closures.
The coronavirus continues to spread rapidly in the Bay Area and Seattle, but so far at a rate slower than in the country's other hot spots such as New York, New Jersey, Michigan and Louisiana.
California desperately tries to help hospitals as coronavirus spreads.
Managers say they're adding more social distancing measures to ensure safe shopping amid coronavirus outbreak.
With campuses closed due to the pandemic, LAUSD is struggling with distance learning. Only two-thirds of high school students are participating daily.
With the coronavirus crisis forcing Californians lose paychecks, here's a guide for renters and homeowners worried about paying their rent or mortgage.
Trying to balance the needs of courts with public safety, California judicial leaders issued a decision Saturday that has frustrated both prosecutors and public defenders.
Mayor Eric Garcetti on Monday announced a freeze on rent hikes for hundreds of thousands of rent-controlled apartments during the coronavirus outbreak.
Experts say California will likely continue to see a surge in new cases and deaths in the coming weeks but hope that social distancing makes a difference.
An inmate and four people who work in the L.A. County jails have tested positive for COVID-19.
Coronavirus: Hospitalizations have doubled from 746 to 1,432 in California over last three days
Coronavirus: Bay Area extends shelter-in-place order through at least May 1
Orange County now has 464 confirmed coronavirus infections, as case counts continue their steady rise.
Residents at nursing homes are among the most vulnerable populations to coronavirus.
Where have people tested positive for the coronavirus in Orange County? Here's the latest city-by-city breakdown of confirmed COVID-19 cases.
Gov. Gavin Newsom made a major announcement on healthcare workers Monday amid fight against the coronavirus.
The Los Angeles Police Department is taking the temperatures of its officers as they arrive for their shifts to try to stem the spread of the virus.
The death underscores what medical experts have been warning: Even young adults can be vulnerable to COVID-19.
Some L.A. staging and event-production firms have, in a matter of days, remade their companies to build a first line of defense against the coronavirus.
The Mexican immigrant, who arrived in the 1950s, was 'possibly one of the best organizers that I have ever known, male or female,' an activist noted.
Ventura County's latest numbers include three additional deaths related to COVID-19 and cases totaling 109.
The coronavirus outbreak has added even more stress to the state's already deep affordable housing problems.
Preparing for an onslaught of trash contaminated by the coronavirus, medical waste haulers seek special exemptions.
Coronavirus tests pile up at labs, extending wait times for results
A kitchen employee may have tested positive for COVID-19. Meals are expected to resume later in the week, district officials say.
Susana Garcia, 52, became the first Kern County resident whose death was attributed to the coronavirus.
San Bernardino County had recorded 111 cases of the coronavirus infection and three deaths linked to it as of Monday morning.
Ridership on California's largest transit system has fallen by more than half during the coronavirus outbreak as life in Los Angeles County has all but ground to a halt, officials say.
The county now has 2,100 total confirmed cases, including more than 300 reported on Sunday. More cases and deaths were reported across California, with officials warning the numbers will surge in the coming weeks.
Day laborers in Los Angeles County are struggling to find work because of the recent rains and the coronavirus pandemic.
Steph Cha doesn't expect much in the way of good crime fiction to spring from the coronavirus outbreak.
Coronavirus: A lack of cleaning supplies — and space — is rattling Los Angeles County jail inmates who fear the spread of the virus
Gov. Newsom declared dispensaries "essential," saying the health benefits of keeping them open outweigh the risks. Opponents call it reckless.
We all know this instinctively, but it's human nature during dangerous times not to acknowledge the truth and to question it, especially for elders in reasonably good health for our age.
Mercy accepting first patients
The replica ship was modeled after the vessel made famous in the book "Two Years Before the Mast."
L.A. County records five new coronavirus deaths; total cases top 2,100
Franklin, 67, was convicted in 2016 of killing nine women and a teenage girl from 1985 to 2007.
Orange County communities with coronavirus cases. There are more than 400 cases and four deaths.
Coronavirus: Case sweep a nursing home. 12 infected, one dead
In a Long Beach distillery, a masked skeleton crew churns out hand sanitizer for first responders.
Edward Howard saw hygiene as a civil rights issue and a matter of treating homeless people with dignity.
Coronavirus: Surfer hit with $1,000 citation for ignoring beach closure, warning by lifeguards, police
Coronavirus: Here is the latest list of L.A. County communities with cofirmed cases
Seth Davis and his seizure alert dog Poppy led a difficult existence to begin with. Then they got stranded at LAX when his wallet was stolen during a layover on Christmas Eve. They've been living there ever since. Then the coronavirus hit.
Amid the coronavirus outbreak, Gov. Gavin Newsom said the U.S. government sent L.A. County broken ventilators, so a Silicon Valley company is fixing them.
So far, 22 people who work for the Los Angeles Police Department have tested positive for the coronavirus.
As the pandemic took off, an emergency room doctor and Army pal planned to quickly produce a cheap ventilator. But their altruism ran into a cold hard reality - capitalism.
In the Bay Area, one public health officer has been infected with COVID-19. Others are feuding, and one issued an emotional public warning that peers have criticized.
With gyms, public parks, restaurants and other places closed, homeless people are having a hard time finding places to clean up maintain basic hygiene.
The winter of 2019-20 was one of the warmest on record in the lower 48 states
Nora Escalante, 58, is originally from Cabañas, El Salvador. In the mid-1980s, while machine guns and rifles thundered, she immigrated to the United States.
Orange County reported 321 cases of coronavirus infection Friday, up from 256 Thursday and 95 the previous weekend.
Coronavirus: Police used choppers and cruiser to keep people off beaches, trails
The state is also working to fix 170 ventilators that arrived "not working" from the federal government, Gov. Newsom said.
Reality show star Kim Kardashian West, who has embraced prison reform as a pet cause, praised Newsom's action on twitter.
Coronavirus: Orange County cases jump to 403 with 4 deaths
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