Daniel Miller

Daniel Miller


Reporter at the Los Angeles Times. Writer and host of "Larger Than Life," a documentary podcast out now. DMs are open. daniel.miller@latimes.com

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I was floored by Erik Sydow's poignant obituary for his sister Karen. I shared it here and thousands were moved too. I wondered if he knew. So I called him. He was stunned by the overwhelming support. But more than anything, he wanted to tell me about her:

Happy Masks' $24 face covering became a must-have for parents amid increased COVID-19 anxiety this back-to-school season, leading to a sales frenzy. For the L.A. couple that created the masks, big business meant big problems, too. Here's what happened:

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To learn how Happy Masks tweaked its business model on the fly to keep its 100k+ customers happy, and for details of its compelling origin story — the masks were borne out of the SARS epidemic — check out our story, an @latimes  subscriber exclusive:

Now that the recall is over, things can return to normal.

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Remarkable obituary in today’s paper.

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It’s called The One. The mansion, yours for $225 million, is the biggest in L.A. With a movie theater and moat, it’s an emblem of the city’s asymmetrical excess. And its story is one obsession. And trouble — lots of it. 🖌 by @ldarmiento , 📷 by @alschaben :

A brother’s obituary for his “Special Sister” moved millions of people last month. Karen had cerebral palsy and spoke only three words. One was “Donalds,” because she loved McDonald’s. The company found out and wanted to honor her. I’m in West Hills to check out its fundraiser.

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There's the Mason-Dixon line and the 38th parallel. But what about the dividing line where Giants love gives way to Dodgers mania? Turns out it's at a bar that's 233 miles south of Oracle Park and 236 miles north of Dodger Stadium, reports @marialaganga :

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Look at Dr. Phil's house. (It's for sale for $5.75 million.)

“She emerged as an apparition from clouds of tear gas as federal agents fired pepper balls at angry protesters in the early Saturday darkness.” @ReadOregonian  on the “Naked Athena” of Portland, with a photo by @killendaveor  the : @Oregonian 

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Drive-in movie theaters are seeing a surge in business amid the coronavirus pandemic. Patrons say it’s a rare way to get out of the house for some safe fun. I visited a drive-in yesterday to talk to moviegoers — here’s the story (photos by @WallySkalij ):

Latest on Tiger Woods: His injuries included a shattered ankle and two leg fractures, one of which was compound, according to a source familiar with his treatment. "Lucky to be alive," the L.A. County sheriff says. From @latimes  team covering the crash:

These LNU Lightning Complex Fire photos by the @AP 's Noah Berger are terrifying. Here's the @latimes  story on the fires raging in Northern California:

Here are the Thursday front pages of the Los Angeles Times, New York Times, Washington Post and Wall Street Journal.

Breaking: Disneyland will close. Here's the statement from the Walt Disney Co.

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