Los Angeles

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Facebook demands LAPD end social media surveillance and use of fake accounts
Company’s letter to LA police chief comes after the Guardian revealed that the department partnered with a tech firm that enables undercover spying

Johana Bhuiyan and Sam Levin

18, Nov, 2021 @10:43 PM

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Backlogged LA port struggles to implement 24/7 schedules: ‘We’ve had very few takers’
Promise of round-the-clock operations remains unfulfilled but fines for containers left at docks are helping to clear the way

Guardian staff and agencies

17, Nov, 2021 @4:16 PM

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Exclusive: LAPD partnered with tech firm that enables secretive online spying
Records show LA police trialed social media surveillance tech from Voyager Labs, which claims its software can predict crimes and help monitor private messages

Sam Levin and Johana Bhuiyan

17, Nov, 2021 @11:00 AM

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Revealed: the software that studies your Facebook friends to predict who may commit a crime
Voyager, which pitches its tech to police, has suggested indicators such as Instagram usernames that show Arab pride can signal inclination towards extremism

Johana Bhuiyan and Sam Levin with graphics by Alvin Chang

17, Nov, 2021 @11:00 AM

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The #FreeBritney movement finds its moment: ‘All the hard work was worth it’
From being called conspiracy theorists to working on legislation to reform conservatorships in California, organizers are realizing their power

Dani Anguiano in Los Angeles

14, Nov, 2021 @9:00 AM

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LA has imposed one of the US’s strictest vaccine mandates. Will it prevent a Covid surge?
Stringent proof-of-vaccine measures are an attempt to prevent the ‘incalculable loss’ of lives that struck the area last winter

Maanvi Singh

13, Nov, 2021 @4:28 PM

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Britney Spears’s conservatorship terminated after nearly 14 years
Musician regains independence after legal arrangement denied her right to make key life decisions

Sam Levin in Los Angeles

12, Nov, 2021 @11:11 PM

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Olympic gold medalist Sunisa Lee says she was pepper-sprayed in racist attack
The gymnast was waiting for an Uber in Los Angeles with friends when a car sped by and passengers yelled anti-Asian slurs

Maya Yang

12, Nov, 2021 @2:18 PM

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Hearing could restore Britney Spears’s independence after nearly 14 years
Judge’s decision could cancel arrangement that has controlled singer’s career, finances and personal life

Sam Levin in Los Angeles

12, Nov, 2021 @9:00 AM

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Nalleli Cobo: the young activist who led her LA neighbourhood against big oil
After forcing the closure of an oilwell that was making her family and community sick, Cobo seemed about to become a household name – but then she fell seriously ill

Nina Lakhani

10, Nov, 2021 @10:00 AM

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Dean Stockwell obituary
American screen star who began his career as a child actor and went on to find fame in Quantum Leap and Blue Velvet

Ryan Gilbey

09, Nov, 2021 @3:37 PM

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Revealed: how LAPD targeted Nipsey Hussle’s street corner and store
Police sent patrols to stop people around The Marathon Clothing store, records show, as Hussle’s brother tells the Guardian: ‘Everybody would get harassed’

Sam Levin in Los Angeles

07, Nov, 2021 @11:00 AM

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