The Week in Photos: Everything Everywhere Wins at the Oscars;  Drugs invade LA Metro

The Week in Photos: Everything Everywhere Wins at the Oscars; Drugs invade LA Metro

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  • March 17, 2023
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Hello and welcome to our selection of this week’s top stories in pictures.

On Sunday, “Everything Everywhere” dominated this year’s Academy Awards with seven Oscars, including awards for leading actress Michelle Yeoh and supporting categories for actors Ke Huy Quan and Jamie Lee Curtis. See the full list of winners and check out exclusive behind-the-scenes photos.

A woman in a white dress with long dark brown hair smiling and gesturing as she accepts an award

Michelle Yeoh accepts the award for Actress in a Leading Role at the 95th Annual Academy Awards on Sunday at the Dolby Theater in Hollywood.

(Myung J. Chun / Los Angeles Times)

A group of people in formal wear embrace while one holds an Oscar statue.

Director Daniel Roher and Yulia Navalnaya, wife of jailed Russian opposition leader Alexei Navalny, embrace after “Navalny” won the Oscar for documentary.

(Robert Gauthier/Los Angeles Times)


When the Red Line Metro train arrived at Wilshire/Western station, a man inside was curled up and almost motionless, his mind gone in a fentanyl sedation. Fearful of continuing to face the “horror” of deadly drug overdoses and crime on subway trains, LA commuters are hopping off.

In the picture above, a young man smokes a substance from an aluminum foil.  And below, a man sits on a subway bench as the train pulls in

Above: Matthew Morales smokes fentanyl on the Red Line subway. Above: AJ Jackson, foreground, prepares to smoke the drug February 28 at the MacArthur Park metro station in Los Angeles.

(Wally Skalij / Los Angeles Times)


“Don’t go too fast…let them see you.” In this California prison, inmates take the spotlight as alcohol and drug counselors.

A man with face and hand tattoos looks at the camera while adjusting his black graduation cap.

Richard Teer, 46, in his cap and gown, ready for the Offender Mentor Certification Program graduation ceremony at California State Prison in Lancaster.

(Irfan Khan/Los Angeles Times)


A three-day strike by LAUSD teachers and staff calling for the closure of Los Angeles public schools is scheduled to begin Tuesday.

A vertical diptych of above people dressed mostly in red march at a rally and below a wide view of a crowd.

Above: Sylvia Garcia, second from left, of Bassett Street Elementary School, walks with fellow teachers and other LA Unified staff at a rally in Grand Park in downtown Los Angeles on Wednesday night. Above: A crowd of United Teachers of Los Angeles, SEIU 99 members and supporters held the joint rally in a historic show of solidarity. The rally drew thousands of attendees and filled so much of the park that speakers couldn’t even reach attendees more than a block away.

(Francine Orr / Los Angeles Times)


Los Angeles Mayor Karen Bass says the city will shelter 4,000 homeless people in its first 100 days. The mayor reaches her 100th day on Tuesday.

A man holding a red heart-shaped lolly pop emerges from an entrance of a red tent.

Phil Guarneri sits on a sidewalk behind the Academy Museum of Motion Pictures at the opening of his tent in February, waiting for a bus to take him to a motel under the initiative of Mayor Karen Bass “Inside Safe.”

(Irfan Khan/Los Angeles Times)


“We have learned that the devil is not somewhere under the earth – he walked among us.” Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyj spoke of Russian atrocities in Bucha. The grieving Ukrainian city wants justice. Find out why the UN may not offer much help.

A diptych image: on the left, a grassy area densely covered with small Ukrainian flags;  and on the right a woman with a little boy.

Left: Each flag represents a fallen Ukrainian soldier. Right: Parishioners attend a service in Bucha, Ukraine, on the anniversary of the country’s full-scale Russian invasion.

(Pete Kiehart / For the Times)

Two men stand in a large hole and hold a red coffin that is being lowered into the grave.

Three members of the Ostrovskii family, including Viktorya (51), Anatoli (75), and Vyacheslav (32), were buried together in a single grave at Bucha Cemetery on April 22, 2022. The three had been shot dead by Russians on March 7 while attempting to flee Bucha.

(Carolyn Cole/Los Angeles Times)


Gov. Gavin Newsom this week will announce plans to transform San Quentin, one of the state’s most famous prisons, using a Scandinavian prison model that emphasizes rehabilitation.

Four inmates in brown uniforms sit on bolsters and talk to a phone mounted on the wall behind them.

Inmates talk on the phone March 9 at the Little Scandinavia unit of the Pennsylvania State Correctional Institution in Chester, Pennsylvania. The unit is designed to give prisoners a sense of autonomy over their space.

(Kent Nishimura / Los Angeles Times)

Two inmates sit in the middle of a prison block and play chess.  A television is mounted on the railing of the second floor of the cell units.

The Scandinavian prison model encourages collegiality based on the theory that inmates can learn to make better decisions if they are not overcome by fear and violence.

(Kent Nishimura / Los Angeles Times)


He eats, sleeps, walks, bikes, and rides his parrots. Chan the Birdman wants LA to love macaws as much as it loves dogs.

A man rides a bicycle towards the camera while a small dog runs to the left and five parrots fly above the man's head

Chan Quach, also known as Chan the Birdman, rides a horse while his six hyacinth macaws, the world’s largest parrots, fly with him down the San Gabriel River Trail in Azusa. His dog Dede, a Jack Russell Terrier, is walking to his left.

(Mel Melcon/Los Angeles Times)


“We have trauma that has accumulated in our DNA over time, over generations.” In Indian Country, everyone seems to know someone who has gone missing or been murdered.

The police chief of the Yurok tribe, Greg O'Rourke, stands on a road bridge mostly surrounded by a pine forest

Yurok Tribe Police Chief Greg O’Rourke stands on the bridge in Pecwan, California, where Emmilee Risling, 32, was last seen before she disappeared in Humboldt County in October 2021. According to the National Information Crime Center, 84% of Indigenous women experience some form of violence in their lifetime. Those living on reservations are killed at 10 times the national homicide rate.

(Gina Ferazzi / Los Angeles Times)

A derelict RV near a road surrounded by woods.

A derelict RV stands above the Klamath River, on the far corner of the Yurok reservation called the End of Road, near where Emmilee Risling was last seen before she disappeared.

(Gina Ferazzi / Los Angeles Times)


The buildings of a non-profit homeless shelter lie in ruins. City plans intervention. / IRFA


Storms / STAB

California faces raging rivers, rock slides, and flooded cities as the storm passes

Photos: California hit by devastating floods, evacuations

SoCal sees record rainfall as storm brings flooding, evacuations and power outages to NorCal

After flooding homes in Tulare County, decision to pave creek for new homes draws blame / GINA

Wracked by destructive flooding, California braces for another atmospheric river storm / OVALLE

The suction slog continues: forecasts for even more rain through March

Allen’s video

After the great San Clemente landslide, officials warn that the next storm could force more evacuations

Dramatic drone footage shows where land under cliff homes gave way in San Clemente/SCHABEN

Photos: Hovering on the edge of a landslide, the house is pulled down by the demolition team

scraping / landslide demolition GIF?


California is full of rain and plans to replenish drought-depleted groundwater with flooding / LAST RAIN

Water restrictions lifted for millions in SoCal, but region continues to be urged to save

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