The Week in Photos: ‘Everything Everywhere’ sweep up at Oscars; drugs invade L.A. Metro

The Week in Photos: ‘Everything Everywhere’ sweep up at Oscars; drugs invade L.A. Metro

Hello, and welcome to this week’s selection of top stories in pictures.

On Sunday “Everything Everywhere” dominated the Academy Awards this yearearned seven Oscars, including awards for lead actress Michelle Yeohand supporting categories for the actor Ke Huy Quan and Jamie Lee Curtis. Think about full list of winners and look exclusive photos from behind the scenes.

A woman in a white dress with long dark-brown hair, smiling and gesturing while accepting an award

Michelle Yeoh accepted the award for actress in a leading role at the 95th Academy Awards ceremony at the Dolby Theater in Hollywood on Sunday.

(Myung J. Chun / Los Angeles Times)

A group of people at night wear a hug while one holds an Oscar statuette.

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

(Robert Gauthier/Los Angeles Times)


By the time the Red Line Metro train arrived at the Wilshire/Western station, a man on board was doubled over and barely moving, his mind lost in a fentanyl stupor. Afraid to continue to face the “horror” of fatal drug overdoses and crime on Metro trains, LA commuters bail.

In the above photo a young man is smoking a substance from aluminum foil.  And below, a man sits on a bench in the subway as the train arrives

Top: Matthew Morales smokes fentanyl on the Metro subway Red Line. Above: AJ Jackson, front, prepares to smoke medicine on Feb. 28 at the MacArthur Park Metro station in Los Angeles.

(Wally Skalij/Los Angeles Times)


“Don’t walk too fast… look at them.” In this California prisoninmates step into a spotlight who end up as alcohol and drug counselors.

The man with tattoos on his face and hands looks into the camera as he adjusts 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 LAUSD teacher and staff strike planned close Los Angeles public schools is scheduled to begin on Tuesday.

A vertical diptych of, above, people wearing mostly red marching at a rally, and below, a wide view of a crowd.

Above: Sylvia Garcia, second from left, from Bassett Street Elementary School, walks with fellow teachers and other LA Unified employees during 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 a joint rally in a historic show of unity. The rally drew thousands of participants, filling so many parts of the park that loudspeakers couldn’t even reach participants more than a block away.

(Francine Orr/Los Angeles Times)


Los Angeles Mayor Karen Bass said the city will house 4,000 homeless people in his first 100 days. The mayor reaches his 100th day on Tuesday.

A man, holding a red, heart-shaped lolly pop, emerged from the entrance of a red tent.

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

(Irfan Khan/Los Angeles Times)


“We know that the devil is not somewhere underground – he walks among us.” Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky spoke about Russian atrocities in Bucha. The bereaved Ukrainian people want justice. Find out why the UN may not offer much help.

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

Left: Each flag stands for a fallen Ukrainian soldier. Right: Parishioners take part in a service in Bucha, Ukraine, on the anniversary of Russia’s massive invasion of the country.

(Pete Kiehart / For the Times)

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

Three members of the Ostrovskii family, including Viktorya, 51, Anatoli, 75, and Vyacheslav, 32, were buried together in the same grave at Bucha cemetery on April 22, 2022. All three were shot and killed by Russians on March 7, as they tried to escape from Bucha.

(Carolyn Cole/Los Angeles Times)


Gov. will announce this week. Gavin Newsom plan to change San Quentinone of the state’s most stable prisons, using a Scandinavian prison model that emphasizes rehabilitation.

Four prisoners in brown uniforms sat on bolsters and each spoke into a telephone mounted on the wall behind them.

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

(Kent Nishimura/Los Angeles Times)

Two prisoners are sitting in the middle of a prison block and playing chess.  There is a TV attached to the railing of the second floor of the cell units.

The Scandinavian prison model encourages collegiality on the theory that prisoners can learn to make better choices when they are not preoccupied with fear and violence.

(Kent Nishimura/Los Angeles Times)


He eats, sleeps, walks, bikes and drives with his parrots. Chan the Birdman likes it LA loves macaws as much as it loves dogs.

A man rides a bicycle toward 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 as his six Hyacinth macaws, the world’s largest parrots, fly with him on the San Gabriel River Trail in Azusa. Running alongside on the left is his dog Dede, a Jack Russell terrier.

(Mel Melcon/Los Angeles Times)


“We have trauma accumulated in our DNA throughout time, over generations.” In Indian country, everyone seems to know someone who is missing or killed.

Yurok Tribal Police Chief Greg O'Rourke stands on a road bridge surrounded by a pine-tree forest.

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

(Gina Ferazzi/Los Angeles Times)

A dilapidated motor home near a road surrounded by forests.

A dilapidated motor home sits above the Klamath River, in the far corner of the Yurok Reservation called End of Road, near where Emmilee Risling was last seen before she disappeared.

(Gina Ferazzi/Los Angeles Times)


The buildings of a homeless nonprofit are in disarray. Intervention in city plans. / IRFAN



California deals with raging rivers, landslides and flooded towns as storm moves through

Photos: California ravaged 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 blamed / GINA

Struck by devastating flooding, California is bracing for another atmospheric river storm / OVALLE

The sog slog continues: The forecast calls for more rain through March

Allen’s video

After massive San Clemente landslide, officials warn next storm could force more evacuations / SCHABEN

Dramatic drone images show where the ground has given way under cliffside residences in San Clemente / SCHABEN

Photos: Standing on the edge of a landslide, a house was demolished by demolition crews

schaben / landslide demolition GIF?


Red with rain, California plans to replenish depleted drought water / RECENT RAIN

Water restrictions lifted for millions in SoCal, but region still urged to conserve