On “LA Times Today,” hundreds of new laws just went into effect in California. And some could make a big difference in your life.

Plus, a homeless man moves into a castle — an actual Scottish castle thanks to a law that some in California are trying to get.

Also, the Oscar campaigns are underway. We have our early predictions for the Academy Awards.

And a fantastical amusement park opens in LA where the attractions were dreamed up by famous artists such as David Hockney and Salvador Dali.