2022 isn’t over yet, but we’ve all aged over a year in California. Dealing with drought, a “triple epidemic” and racism at LA City Hall has been quite demoralizing. We also mourned the passing of the most famous cougar in LA history. Rest in peace, P-22.
But all is not terrible.
While P-22 may not be with us anymore, we can all celebrate another LA celebrity of the reptilian variety: Reggie the Alligator, who is still going strong at the Los Angeles Zoo. Additionally, a number of great books by famous authors like Celeste Ng and Rachel Aviv have been published this year, and the LA Times has hosted many memorable book club events with some of these talented writers. And while the COVID-19 pandemic isn’t over yet, museums and galleries are getting back on track with exhibits highlighting gender equity and climate change.
Each of these topics is covered in our lists below, which include the most notable events of the year. We hope you find some solace in an inspiring book recommendation or piece of art, or if you’re a lover of little creatures, consider one man’s mission to fight to end the world. ban on ferrets in California.
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