LA Times: Essential California News

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About this app

Get the trustworthy news you need everywhere you go with the Los Angeles Times app.

Receive instant access to our award-winning journalism, breaking news, politics, the best in food, entertainment, events and more for Southern California and the world.

Updated with a new design, the L.A. Times app gives you the option of browsing our digital content or paging through the eNewspaper. Our content includes in-depth coverage of Los Angeles, California and the West; exclusive narrative storytelling such as “Column One”; revitalized reporting on the latest in food and dining; a unique take on politics and the 2020 campaign; comprehensive coverage of the arts, pop culture and the entertainment industry; on and off-season reporting on L.A.’s home teams and major sports events. New tools include “My Library,” to save your own reading list, and a video section to access the latest short documentaries and other videos.

Download the Android app to experience our new digital publishing platform.

• Top News: Scan a curated feed of the most important news as it happens
• Push notifications: Get the latest news from our newsroom as soon as stories break
• Video section: Enjoy exclusive video
• My Library: View saved must-read and view recent activity
• Share content easily with Twitter, Facebook, or email

• Download the app to enjoy a select number of stories each month. For full access, try a free month of Unlimited Digital Access to the app, the Los Angeles Times website, and our eNewspaper; then it's only $15.99 a month.
• Any unused portion of a free trial period will be forfeited when a subscription is purchased, where applicable.
• Subscriptions automatically renews each month unless auto-renew is turned off within your Account Settings and submitted at least 24-hours before the end of the billing period.
• Your Google Play account will be charged $15.99 for renewal within 24-hours prior to the end of the current period.
• If you’re a current digital subscriber, sign in with your email address and password to get unlimited access to the app’s content. If you are a current print subscriber, activate your account at to get unlimited app access before you sign in to the app.
• You can read our Privacy Policy here:
• You can read our Terms of Service
• CA Notice of Collection -
• Do Not Sell My Info -
• Questions about your subscription can be directed to Customer Service: 213-347-5300.


If you ever have questions about how the app works, want to provide helpful feedback, or experience crashes or freezes after installing an update, please contact us at A quick email to our support team helps our developers identify and resolve issues faster.
Updated on
Mar 7, 2022

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Ratings and reviews

3.65K reviews
Peter Halverson
April 24, 2022
Frustrating to use. As a paying subscriber I want to use the enewspaper, which reproduces the layout of the print edition. However... If I touch the screen over an article it jumps to that particular article. Once that happens, going back to the enewspaper format has problems. The enewspaper loses count of which page it's on. I.e., it will indicate it is showing the 1st page but actually display the 2nd page. The 1st page is then innaccessible.
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Ilya Haykinson
March 16, 2022
As a subscriber, I'm sad to see this app being so broken when it matters most. The app sends a breaking news notification, you tap on it.... and then wait up to 20 seconds on a modern phone. When the app shows up, a good chunk of the time it thinks you are not a subscriber, claims you are out of articles, and redirects you to the homepage to find the article that brought you there on your own. I'm unsubscribing, due to this app's poor behavior making it feel useless.
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Derek Frank
February 11, 2022
The news is fine -- although I would prefer more weekly delivery options for digital only. The deal breaker is still having ads even though I pay for a subscription. This is absolutely not acceptable. Period. Companies seem to think the problem is targeted ads vs non-targeted ads and "protecting user data". No! The problem is advertising itself when I already pay with my wallet! This is entirely user hostile and exactly why LA Times has such high turnover for digital subscriptions.
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