Southern California

LOS ANGELES, CALIFORNIA - SEPTEMBER 20: In an aerial view, shipping containers and container ships are seen at the Port of Los Angeles on September 20, 2021 near Los Angeles, California. Amid nationwide record-high demand for imported goods and supply chain issues, the twin ports of Los Angeles and Long Beach are currently seeing unprecedented congestion. On September 17, there were a record total of 147 ships, 95 of which were container ships, in the twin ports, which move about 40 percent of all cargo containers entering the U.S. (Photo by Mario Tama/Getty Images)

Cargo ship backlog worsens at ports of L.A., Long Beach

Southern California faces a worsening backlog of cargo ships in the ports of Los Angeles and Long Beach. According to reports on Thursday, at least 65 cargo ships are anchored outside the Port of L.A., waiting to offload their cargo. This is almost twice as many ships as just one month ago.

DOVER, DELAWARE - AUGUST 29: In this handout photo provided by the U.S. Air Force, a U.S. Marine Corps carry team transfers the remains of Marine Corps Cpl. Daegan W. Page of Omaha, Nebraska, Aug. 29, 2021 at Dover Air Force Base, Delaware. Page was assigned to 2nd Battalion, 1st Marine Regiment, 1st Marine Division, I Marine Expeditionary Force, Camp Pendleton, California. (Photo by Jason Minto/U.S. Air Force via Getty Images)

Friends and family celebrate Cpl. Daegan Page’s life

One of the 13 service members killed in a suicide blast during the U.S. withdrawal from Afghanistan has been laid to rest. The 23-year-old Marine was laid to rest on Friday, surrounded by family and friends who gathered in Omaha to honor the life of Cpl. Daegan.

A students adjusts her facemask at St. Joseph Catholic School in La Puente, California on November 16, 2020, where pre-kindergarten to Second Grade students in need of special services returned to the classroom today for in-person instruction. - The campus is the second Catholic school in Los Angeles County to receive a waiver approval to reopen as the coronavirus pandemic rages on. The US surpassed 11 million coronavirus cases Sunday, adding one million new cases in less than a week, according to a tally by Johns Hopkins University. (Photo by Frederic J. BROWN / AFP) (Photo by FREDERIC J. BROWN/AFP via Getty Images)

L.A. school district takes heat for vaccine mandate

The Los Angeles Unified School District announced it’s requiring COVID vaccines for students aged 12 and up. On Thursday, the nation’s second largest school district unveiled they would be following the Biden administration’s footsteps, approving a COVID vaccine mandate.