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Connor McDonald surfed at night under a full moon in Encinitas. CreditDonald Miralle for The New York Times

• A subculture of surfers dots coastlines from San Diego to Sydney after sunset. Visibility is just one of the perils. Why do it? [The New York Times]

Ann Coulter rejected an offer to reschedule her speech at U.C. Berkeley after it had been canceled over safety concerns. [The New York Times]

• A Beverly Hills couple was accused of masterminding a sprawling medical-insurance scheme. [Orange County Register]

• An examination revealed “a sequence of questionable decisions and missteps” in the Lake Oroville crisis. [The Associated Press]


Construction laborers worked to demolish a home in Los Angeles. CreditMario Anzuoni/Reuters

• In Los Angeles’s construction force, immigrants have gained jobs, unions have withered and pay has sunk. [Los Angeles Times]

• Watch out. Rattlesnake sightings are way up in Southern California. [Los Angeles Times]

• Tahoe got so much snow that Squaw Valley ski resort is considering staying open all summer. [Bloomberg]

• A Los Angeles matchmaking service connects people based on their mutual affection for cannabis. [The New York Times]


Demonstrators at San Francisco International Airport protested an executive order signed by President Trump that restricted immigration in January. CreditJim Wilson/The New York Times

Silicon Valley companies are offering workers paid time off to protest President Trump. [The Washington Post]

• An oral history of the 1969 Santa Barbara oil spill that helped shape the modern environmental movement. [Pacific Standard]

• The Central Valley dominated a ranking of the most polluted American cities. [Quartz]


A Korean marcher in “Let It Fall: L.A. 1982-1992.” CreditLincoln Square Productions

• Our critic can’t recommend this enough: John Ridley’s wrenching documentary about the Los Angeles riots. [The New York Times]

• Another documentary on the Grateful Dead inspires a newfound appreciation of the band’s indelible stamp on the culture. [Opinion | Los Angeles Times]