The Week in Photos: ‘Everything Everywhere’ Wins Oscars; drugs invade LA Metro

Hello and welcome to this week’s selection of the best picture stories.

On Sunday, “Everything Everywhere” topped this year’s Oscars, winning seven Oscars, including awards for lead actress Michelle Yeoh, and supporting categories for actor Ke Huy Quan and Jamie Lee Curtis. Browse the full list of winners and see exclusive behind-the-scenes photos.

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

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

(Myung J. Chun/Los Angeles Times)

A group of people in a party hug while one holds an Oscar statue.

Director Daniel Roher and Yulia Navalnaya, the wife of imprisoned Russian opposition leader Alexei Navalny, kiss after ‘Navalny’ won the Oscar for documentary feature film.

(Robert Gauthier/Los Angeles Times)


By the time the Red Line Metro train pulled into the Wilshire/Western station, a man inside was bent over and almost motionless, his mind gone in a daze of fentanyl. Fearful of continuing to encounter the “horror” of fatal drug overdoses and crime on subway trains, Los Angeles commuters flee.

In the top image, a young man smokes a substance on an aluminum foil.  And below, a man sits on a subway bench as the train arrives

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

(Wally Skalij/Los Angeles Times)


“Don’t walk too fast…let them see you.” In this California prison, inmates are in the spotlight as they graduate as alcohol and drug counselors.

A man with tattoos on his face and hands looks at the camera as he adjusts his black graduation cap.

Richard Teer, 46, in his cap and robe, 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 that plans to shut down Los Angeles public schools is set to begin Tuesday.

A vertical diptych depicting, at the top, people dressed mostly in red at a gathering, and at the bottom, a wide view of a crowd.

Top: Sylvia Garcia, second from left, of Bassett Street Elementary School, walks with fellow teachers and other LA Unified employees during a rally in Grand Park in downtown Los Angeles, Wednesday evening. 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, filling the park so full that loudspeakers couldn’t even reach attendees more than a block away.

(Francine Orr/Los Angeles Times)


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

A man, holding a red heart-shaped lollipop, emerges from the entrance of a red tent.

Phil Guarneri sits at the opening of his tent pitched on a sidewalk behind the Academy Museum of Motion Pictures in February, waiting for a bus to transport him to a motel as part of Mayor Karen’s ‘Inside Safe’ initiative Bass.

(Irfan Khan/Los Angeles Times)


“We have learned that the devil is not somewhere underground – he has walked among us.” Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky spoke about Russian atrocities in Bucha. The bereaved Ukrainian town is crying out for justice. Find out why the UN might not be offering 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 young boy.

Left: Each flag represents a fallen Ukrainian soldier. Right: Parishioners take part in a church service in Bucha, Ukraine, on the anniversary of Russia’s large-scale invasion of the country.

(Pete Kiehart / For The Time)

Two men stand in a large hole and hold a red coffin which is 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 the Bucha cemetery on April 22, 2022. The three had been shot dead by Russians on March 7. , as they tried to flee Bucha.

(Carolyn Cole/Los Angeles Times)


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

Four inmates in maroon uniforms sit on bolsters and each talks to a telephone mounted on the wall behind them.

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

(Kent Nishimura/Los Angeles Times)

Two inmates sit in the center of a prison block and play chess.  A television is mounted on the railing of the second floor of the cellular 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, cycles and drives with his parrots. Chan the Birdman wants LA to love macaws as much as she 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 his six hyacinth macaws, the largest parrots in the world, which fly with him along the San Gabriel River Trail in Azusa. Alongside left is her dog Dede, a Jack Russell terrier.

(Mel Melcon/Los Angeles Times)


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

Yurok Tribal Police Chief Greg O'Rourke stands on a highway bridge surrounded by mostly pine forest

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

(Gina Ferazzi/Los Angeles Times)

A dilapidated motorhome near a road surrounded by forests.

A dilapidated motorhome sits above the Klamath River at the furthest corner of Yurok’s reserve called End of Road, near where Emmilee Risling was last seen before disappearing.

(Gina Ferazzi/Los Angeles Times)


The buildings of a housing association for the homeless are in ruins. Intervention on city plans. / IRFA



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

Photos: California bruised by destructive floods, evacuations

SoCal sees record rainfall as storm drives flooding, evacuations and power outages in NorCal

After homes flood in Tulare County, decision to pave creek for new homes blamed / GINA

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

Sog’s slog continues: forecast calls for even more rain through March

Allen’s video

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

Dramatic drone photos show where the earth gave way beneath cliffside residences in San Clemente/SCHABEN

Photos: Balanced on the edge of a landslide, the house is knocked over by the demolition crew

schaben / GIF landslide demolition?


Flush with rain, California plans to replenish drought-depleted groundwater with flood waters / RECENT RAIN

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

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