France’s half measures against coronavirus France thought it had beaten the coronavirus. But a roaring second wave has left French leaders scrambling for solutions to avoid another painful lockdown. The French president, Emmanuel Macron, on Wednesday announced a curfew for Paris and eight other major cities. The pressure on intensive […]

Oh, how times have changed! When wristwatches — or “wristlets” as they were then known — came into vogue in the second half of the 19th century, they were delicate, bejeweled and wildly inaccurate status symbols for well-to-do women who rarely needed to know the time. The only masculine choice […]

This is not the year to keep recordings in the vault. With few live shows, canceled tours, and shuttered recording studios, artists have relied mostly on live video streams to stay in front of those who love their music. For artists prolific enough to have a backlog of recorded, unissued […]

Julie Rose Dollar was born on January 31, 1970 to Jose and Camille Garcia at the Cape Canaveral Hospital. She attended Cape View Elementary School, and at the age 12, was the youngest person to be Scuba certified in the Keys at the time. Her first job was a commercial […]

Firefighters conduct a back-burn operation along CA-168 during the Creek fire as it approaches the Shaver Lake Marina on Sunday, Sept. 6, 2020. (Kent Nishimura / Los Angeles Times) We absorb the images — the charred remains of a homeowner’s paradise, a sweeping natural vista left blackened by towers of […]

When you buy something, how do you decide whether it’s worth your money? For example, say you’re thinking about upgrading your smartphone. Do you splurge on the latest model, settle for the more affordable previous generation model or skip buying a new phone in hopes that your current one will […]

The coronavirus pandemic has brought hard times for many farmers and has imperiled food security for many millions both in the cities and the countryside. United Nations experts are holding an online conference beginning Tuesday to brainstorm ways to help alleviate hunger and prevent the problems from worsening in the […]

LONDON — Usually, at this time of year, Emma Davidson of the luxury fashion recruitment firm Denza would be looking to fill 50 jobs on behalf of her corporate clients. Right now, she’s looking to fill exactly 11 posts, and is inundated with CVs from prospective candidates, who are willing to […]

If COVID-19 and Black Lives Matter have been the dominant stories of 2020 in America so far, then cities have been the main stages on which those dramas have played out. From New York to Los Angeles, Miami to Portland, American cities have confronted the challenges of coronavirus and the […]

Today is the day! Get ready for a weekend full of convention excitement from the comfort of your own home. For the first time in its 51 year history, the ultimate event for geeks around the globe, San Diego Comic-Con (SDCC), is going online. This year’s Comic-Con@Home is the most […]

Despite the stock market doing fairly well in the last 12 months, the same cannot be said for the general economy. Several industries such as airlines, auto parts and equipment, recreation facilities, oil and gas drilling, and restaurants have taken brutal hits. However, there are also several safe stocks out […]

The 26th Los Angeles Times Festival of Books, Stories & Ideas released its lineup Tuesday for the literary celebration’s second pandemic edition. The virtual event, running April 17-23, will feature more authors (about 150) and more online events (more than 30) than October’s monthlong virtual event. Authors, moderators and guests […]

You probably didn’t realize how many words begin with the prefix “pan-” until we found ourselves living through a pan … demic. On social media, we are in a “panorama,” a “pandemonium,” a “pandemi moore,” a “panini.” Over the past year, a new lexicon has emerged online: “quarantinis” to describe […]

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