• June 27, 2020



    California officials are cracking down on scofflaw businesses and putting the brakes on reopening as coronavirus cases and hospitalizations spike.

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    Quarantine can still be fun — or at least interesting. Plant your own victory garden. Try your hand at your own home repair. Or take up this increasingly popular sport. If none of that sparks your interest, there is always the internet.

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    Parks and other facilities are reopening in California, including pickleball courts. Here’s what pickleball is, how to play and where to find equipment.


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    Gaspar Gomez, 51, died of COVID-19 in April. He is the first known day laborer to have died from the disease. This is his story.

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    A growing number of professors in China have been punished for ‘improper speech.’ Some are reported by students, harking back to the Cultural Revolution.

    The man behind the ‘I [Heart] New York’ logo and New York magazine’s pop-psychedelic punch in the 1960s shaped how we use symbols.


    Through archival footage, husband Patton Oswalt and her own words, the late Michelle McNamara’s legacy lives on in “I’ll Be Gone in the Dark.”

    Milton Glaser, designer of iconic ‘I [heart] NY’ logo and Bob Dylan silhouette poster, dies on 91st birthday.

    Singer Justin Bieber has filed a $20-million defamation lawsuit against two Twitter accounts that accused him of sexual assault in 2014 and 2015.

    “Pop, Lock & Drop It” rapper Huey was fatally shot late Thursday night in his Missouri hometown, and another man was wounded, police said Friday.

    More than 100 family and friends of former Santa Margarita High and USC offensive lineman Max Tuerk celebrated his life Saturday with a paddle out in Dana Point.

    Phil Krueger, an assistant coach on USC’s 1967 national champion team and later part of the Tampa Bay Buccaneers’ first coaching staff, dies at 90.

    Andrew Toles, who last played for the Dodgers in 2018 and is on the restricted list, was arrested behind Key West (Fla.) Airport late Monday night.

    In a major border wall ruling, the 9th Circuit Court of Appeals says the Trump administration broke the law using defense funds for wall construction.

    The president called for the arrest of protesters involved in the attempt to pull down the statue of Andrew Jackson and also tweeted that he had signed an executive order to protect monuments, memorials and statues.

    Monuments honoring figures from Belgium’s colonial era are coming under scrutiny in that country and elsewhere.

    The Jalisco New Generation cartel, one of Mexico’s most powerful criminal groups, is blamed for the early-morning ambush on Paseo de la Reforma.


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