Hailey Branson-Potts, Los Angeles Times

Hailey Branson-Potts

Los Angeles Times

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Past articles by Hailey:

L.A. Pride parade celebration gets underway

The Los Angeles Pride parade, one of the nation’s oldest and biggest LGBTQ+ Pride celebrations, gets underway Sunday. → Read More

LGBTQ+ Pride celebrations have renewed importance amid conservative backlash

Amid anti-LGBTQ+ backlash, Pride events are seen as more important than ever in West Hollywood, a longtime haven for the queer community. → Read More

Rural California schools, hit hard by flood damage, dread what snowmelt could bring

For rural California schools, especially those without flood insurance, storm damage was a major hit. They dread what's next. → Read More

Copenhagen mayor to Solvang, California: Stop acting homophobic

Uproar over LGBTQ+ pride-themed banners in Solvang, a California tourist town, led to a vicious debate. → Read More

He threatened to kill his son. He was still able to purchase a gun. Now, a bereaved mother asks how

Her ex-husband was legally banned from buying a gun in California. But he did, and killed their child. How? → Read More

Massive strike shutters LAUSD as a sea of workers seeking higher wages rallies downtown

LAUSD bus drivers, custodians, teachers, classroom aides and cafeteria workers join wet, cold picket lines at shuttered schools across the district. → Read More

A round barn rises in rural America. There is grief and hope in its rafters

A self-taught architect started building a round barn after his wife died. Its beauty draws strangers off the highway in Oklahoma. → Read More

At least 5 people shot at San Pedro beach

At least five people were injured during a shooting in San Pedro. → Read More

California rural schools ask Congress for crucial funding

Four rural Northern California school superintendents went to Washington to look their legislators in the eye and tell them just how desperate they are. → Read More

Man punched high school girls playing basketball, police say

A Perris man has been arrested after a game last month when he allegedly jumped out of the stands and threw punches, then went to his car and pulled out a gun. → Read More

Man drops off human jawbone at San Bernardino police station

A man walked into a San Bernardino Police Department station and left a human jawbone on Thursday. Authorities were able to locate and identify the man. → Read More

Tesla 'spontaneously' bursts into flames on California highway

A Tesla Model S caught fire after its battery cells overheated on a California highway, authorities said. → Read More

First hate crimes, now mass shootings. For some Asian Americans, feeling safe means owning a gun

Research shows that Asian Americans, who have some of the lowest gun ownership rates in the country, have been buying more firearms in the last few years. → Read More

After mass shooting, Alhambra celebrates Lunar New Year Festival and a hometown hero

Mindful of what happened in Monterey Park a week earlier, Alhambra holds its Lunar New Year Festival and honors a hometown hero. → Read More

Riverside County sheriff's deputy is killed in shooting

Deputy Darnell Calhoun died after being rushed to a hospital, the Riverside County Sheriff's Department said. The shooting comes two weeks after another deputy was fatally shot. → Read More

Latest California storm brings new threats: 'Not out of the woods yet'

A National Weather Service meteorologist says heavier rains, strong winds and more snow for the mountains are expected Saturday. → Read More

For ultraconservatives in McCarthy's red California district, speaker drama in D.C. was welcome

Kevin McCarthy serves a reliably red California district. But conservatives voters there, who criticize him as being an establishment Republican, cheered the standoff over his House speakership. → Read More

Rose Parade kicks off with enthusiastic crowd despite rise in COVID, RSV and flu cases

The 'tripledemic' of COVID-10, RSV and flu has thinned the crowds, but the 134th Rose Parade kicked off under clear skies. → Read More

'Country has caught up with California' on same-sex marriage

Gov. Gavin Newsom and Vice President Kamala Harris were at the vanguard in pushing for marriage equality, which will soon be signed into federal law. → Read More

West Hollywood election results a mixed bag, with wins for left and center

A divisive election in West Hollywood centered on law enforcement cuts gives wins to moderates and a progressive for City Council. → Read More