Los Angeles County has reported more than 400,000 COVID cases since Jan. 1

Another 40,000-plus cases of COVID-19 were reported in Los Angeles County Friday as the easily transmitted Omicron variant of the virus continued to make its impact felt, particularly in hospitals, where patient numbers continue to rise. Since Jan. 1, the county has reported more than 400,000 new COVID-19 cases.

'Hamilton' at Pantages Theatre to resume Feb. 9

After cancellations prompted by COVID-19 infections within the production, the hit musical "Hamilton" will resume performances Feb. 9 at the Hollywood Pantages Theatre, but the show's troubled run will end March 20.

Los Angeles charity tackles food insecurity

For every medium Vegan Hero Pizza purchased, Fresh Brothers will donate 10% back to Support & Feed, a non-profit founded by Maggie Baird, mother of Billie Eilish, during the pandemic to support vegan small businesses while addressing food insecurity.

OC child under 5 dies from COVID, hospitalizations spike

A child under five years old has become the latest victim of the COVID-19 pandemic in Orange County, as the omicron variant has led to one of the largest hospitalization spikes the county has seen since the onset of the pandemic.