An Oscar statue stands covered in plastic at the entrance to the Dolby Theatre as preparations continue for the 88th Academy Awards in Hollywood, Los Angeles, California. The Oscars will be presented on Sunday
Protester pauses by a glass memorial on the spot where Charly Leundeu Keunang, 43, was shot by police on skid row, during a march to commemorate the more than 617 people they say have been killed by law enforcement in LA County since 2000
People frolic beside the Pacific Amusement Park as the sun sets on Santa Monica beach, California. The pier, which will soon celebrate its 100th year, has been the setting for films such as The Sting, Forrest Gump and Iron Man.
A firefighter monitors a flare up of the Springs Fire at Point Mugu State Park on Friday morning. A wind-driven wild fire raging along the California coast north of Los Angeles prompted the evacuation of hundreds of homes and a university campus on Thursday as flames engulfed several farm buildings and recreational vehicles near threatened neighbourhoods.