13.6 C
Saturday, September 23, 2023
HomeUSThe Week in Photos: Snow, rain and striking teacher aides disrupt L.A....

The Week in Photos: Snow, rain and striking teacher aides disrupt L.A. and LAPD goes on a ‘watch list.’


Hello, and welcome to this week’s selection of the best picture stories.

Above, after a record wet winter, snowpack in the southern Sierra reaches all-time record levels. How deep is that?


The big news this week was that it came and went without incident, as politics goes. The anticipated “PROTEST”, as called for by Donald Trump over the weekend, did not materialize. I don’t arrest her either. The former president is in Florida, awaiting the possibility of criminal charges in New York. And if they arrest him, he wants protests.

Steam from an exhaust vent on the east front of the US Capitol complex partially obscures the dome on Tuesday. Security has been increased in New York City, at Mar-a-Lago in West Palm Beach, Florida, and in Washington, DC, due to the possibility of protests called by former President Trump, in response to a possible impeachment. for the money paid to a porn actress to keep quiet.

(Kent Nishimura/Los Angeles Times)


A three-day general strike by the Los Angeles Unified School District that shut down Los Angeles public schools ended Thursday, with a tentative deal. The mass walkout brought together hundreds of LAUSD “essential workers”—the bus drivers, custodians, front gate supervisors, and intrepid lunch ladies—to join wet and cold pickets across the city. while Mayor Karen Bass mediated the negotiation.

As parents struggled to care for their children missing three days of school, the disruption affected not only the educational needs of the students but also their nutritional needs.

A man sits in the driver's seat of a school bus, holding the steering wheel, partially lit by the sun.

School bus driver John Lewis pulls up at the Gardena bus yard at the end of the day on March 17. Lewis has been driving buses for the school district for 34 years, a job that now earns him $34 an hour. The median salary for the Local 99 unit that includes bus drivers, janitors and food service workers is $31,825.

(Gina Ferazzi/Los Angeles Times)

A man raises his fist while holding a picket sign that reads "On strike.  For our students," while in the middle of a crowd.

Teachers, SEIU workers and their supporters demonstrate outside LAUSD headquarters in downtown Los Angeles on Wednesday.

(Brian van der Brug / Los Angeles Times)

A woman reaches out from the driver's seat to grab a small plastic bag of foot supplies from a person standing outside.

Martha Virgen of El Sereno picks up three days’ worth of meals for her granddaughter at a Grab & Go site at the El Sereno Recreation Center Tuesday, as a massive three-day LAUSD strike affected not only the children’s education but their needs as well. nutritional.

(Allen J. Schaben/Los Angeles Times)


In an attempt to increase police accountability, a watchdog group has created a “first of its kind” website, Watch the Watchers, with names and photos of every LAPD police officer. The public records release also accidentally included photos of undercover officers.

Now three LAPD officers are suing the owner of another site, killercops.com, who they say offered them a “reward.”

In a head-and-shoulders frame, a police officer reaches out to adjust his police cap, which protects his eyes.

In this file photo, a Los Angeles police recruit adjusts his hat as he prepares for a badge ceremony at the LAPD Elysian Park training academy in Los Angeles.

(Brian van der Brug / Los Angeles Times)


The latest storm to hit California was one of the wildest on record, featuring a bomb cyclone and flooding. At least five people have died. A California town was submerged in floodwaters, but residents feared what would happen if they fled. Some say the flooding in Pajaro could have been prevented and that racism and neglect could be why it has long languished in the shadow of nearby Watsonville. After the flood, in Pájaro, children and adolescents continue to be displaced.

Record storms achieved further unexpected damage when floodwaters undermined a section of the aqueduct in the Owens Valley, threatening a Los Angeles water lifeline.

Vehicles are submerged in flood waters near the horizon, while a highway with a stop sign disappears into the water.

Vehicles sit submerged in weekend floodwaters on 56th Avenue near Central Valley Highway 43, a few miles north of Allensworth, California, where residents fortified the levee protecting their neighborhood.

(Robert Gauthier/Los Angeles Times)

In one photo, a boy plunges a stick into a puddle on the street.  In another photo, four workers stand on the edge of a sinkhole.

Left, Carey Rocha plunges a stick into a small puddle along Salinas Road in Pájaro, California, a week after flooding devastated the area. Rocha and her family defied evacuation orders and stayed in her apartment. On the right, a storm drainage channel collapsed between rows of condominiums at Coyote Village in La Habra, California.

(Robert Gauthier; Irfan Khan / Los Angeles Times)


As other parts of the state bore the brunt of this week’s storms, a small but powerful tornado ripped parts of a Montebello building and sent debris flying.

An aerial view of a building with part of the roof missing, exposing the interior, and a nearby parking lot with rubble.

The roof of the Royal Paper Box Co. in Montebello and nearby cars were damaged by Wednesday’s tornado.

(Allen J. Schaben/Los Angeles Times)

Workers remove broken glass from inside a window and there is an imprint made by flying debris on the wall next to the window.

Workers remove broken glass from a window in the NASA Services Building after flying debris was broken by the small tornado in Montebello on Wednesday.

(Allen J. Schaben/Los Angeles Times)


Thanks to rainfall in parts of (formerly) dry California, farmland is used to absorb stormwater and replenish depleted groundwater, as overpumping has been depleting aquifers in California’s Central Valley for long. time. On Friday, Yolo County’s now-green Dunnigan Hills became the backdrop for Gov. Gavin Newsom’s announcement to roll back California’s most severe drought restrictions.

An aerial view of flooded farmland, with the sun setting on the horizon.

In Yolo County, near the city of Dunnigan, officials from the state Department of Water Resources are working with farmers on a project to recharge underground reserves. Water is allowed to seep into the ground to replenish aquifers, while also providing habitat for shorebirds and other threatened birds.

(Carolyn Cole/Los Angeles Times)


This week marks the 20th anniversary of the US military’s Operation Shock and Awe, which sparked the violent eight-year war in Iraq. Although the conflict officially ended in 2011, today, 20 years later, “it still weighs heavily on the Iraqis whose lives were destroyed and a Middle East that remains in turmoil, along with Americans reeling from the moral and humanitarian disaster it became and the balance of power it became. forged in Washington.”

An older girl hugs a younger one, another stands nearby, all crying.  A boy on the right covers her face with both hands.

An Iraqi family mourns the return home of three relatives shot by US Marines on April 9, 2003 in Baghdad. The murdered men did not stop their car upon hearing a command in English.

(Carolyn Cole/Los Angeles Times)


I wonder what Angelenos think about the start of Mayor Karen Bass’s term? Los Angeles strongly approves of the mayor, but remains skeptical of the homelessness solution, as homeless people are abruptly moved from hotel to hotel.

A tent, surrounded by garbage, stands on the sidewalk.  Behind a large spray-painted sign reads "Mayor."

A tent, belonging to a homeless person, is set up on the sidewalk inside the 2nd Street Tunnel in downtown Los Angeles.

(Brian van der Brug / Los Angeles Times)


As with any endeavor, “One step at a time, just one step at a time” works best. More than 20,000 participants took to the streets Sunday for the 2023 Los Angeles Marathon, hitting the pavement in some of the city’s most iconic neighborhoods, including Chinatown, Hollywood and Beverly Hills.

Five men run down a street.  His skin shines with sweat.

The leading pack of elite runners race past Walt Disney Concert Hall during the 38th Los Angeles Marathon on Sunday in downtown Los Angeles.

(Dania Maxwell/Los Angeles Times)


Finally, Southern California can look forward to a mostly dry and sunny weekend for outdoor play.

Two small figures standing on dark rocky ground are outlined against a sky of heavy, fluffy clouds.

Passing rain clouds enhance an already dramatic landscape at the Vasquez Rocks Natural Area in Agua Dulce, California.

(Myung J. Chun / Los Angeles Times)


The author of what'snew2day.com is dedicated to keeping you up-to-date on the latest news and information.

Latest stories