On “LA Times Today,” Los Angeles City Council member Nury Martinez faced pressure to resign over racially charged remarks she made in an October 2021 recorded conversation.

And Iran’s protesters step up their defiance as a potential showdown looms.

Plus, California says the beaver can be a superhero in fighting climate change, and LA Times columnist Steve Lopez talks about retirement and his upcoming book.

Also, how will the Dodgers fare in the playoffs? And why people roam the aisles of Target stores as a form of self-care.