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California to reopen 25 DMV field offices on Friday after they were shut down amid coronavirus
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California to reopen 25 DMV field offices on Friday after they were shut down amid coronavirus

Six weeks after closing field offices to the public because of the coronavirus, the California Department of Motor Vehicles will reopen 25...

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Newsom unveils rules governing how quickly California communities can reopen businesses
News 3 weeks ago
Newsom unveils rules governing how quickly California communities can reopen businesses

Gov. Gavin Newsom announced new coronavirus safeguards and protocols for retail stores and workplaces eligible to reopen Friday and in the weeks...

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California tops 2,500 coronavirus deaths as fears of second wave temper reopening efforts
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California tops 2,500 coronavirus deaths as fears of second wave temper reopening efforts

Los Angeles County health officials on Thursday announced 51 news coronavirus-linked fatalities, pushing California's death toll past 2,500. The...

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California reopening begins Friday: Here is what it will look like
News 3 weeks ago
California reopening begins Friday: Here is what it will look like

California will begin the first steps in easing stay-at-home orders Friday. The latest changes in Gov. Gavin Newsom's four-stage plan to gradually...

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Just in time for Mother's Day, L.A. flower shops reopen after coronavirus shutdown
News 3 weeks ago
Just in time for Mother's Day, L.A. flower shops reopen after coronavirus shutdown

Hugging your mom on Mother's Day may be out of the question, but praising her with flowers this weekend just got a bit easier. Flower shops across...

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New law allows tenants to sue landlords over violating L.A. restrictions on evictions
News 3 weeks ago
New law allows tenants to sue landlords over violating L.A. restrictions on evictions

L.A. tenants will soon have the right to sue landlords who violate restrictions the city has put in place during the coronavirus crisis....

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'If they stare, fine.' Adults use kiddie pools as quarantine meets L.A. heat
News 3 weeks ago
'If they stare, fine.' Adults use kiddie pools as quarantine meets L.A. heat

Sofia Gonzalez was always too shy to sunbathe on the terrace behind her North Hollywood home, a postage-stamp patio in a condo ringed by rear...

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These businesses can open in L.A. County beginning Friday
News 3 weeks ago
These businesses can open in L.A. County beginning Friday

It's not much, but Los Angeles County announced the very first steps in easing stay-at-home rules that have slowed the spread of coronavirus. While...

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Ventura County moves toward a phased reopening of some businesses by week's end
News 3 weeks ago
Ventura County moves toward a phased reopening of some businesses by week's end

Businesses such as bookstores, clothing stores, florists and sporting goods stores will be available to open up shop for curbside pickup....

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California DMV offices could reopen this month, but with coronavirus changes
News 3 weeks ago
California DMV offices could reopen this month, but with coronavirus changes

The head of the California Department of Motor Vehicles said Tuesday he hopes to begin reopening field offices this month as the agency improves...

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After coronavirus outbreak at Ralphs in Hollywood, chain will test all workers
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After coronavirus outbreak at Ralphs in Hollywood, chain will test all workers

Amid an outbreak at one of its stores in Southern California, the largest U. S. grocery chain has announced it will provide free coronavirus...

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Cities are opening streets to pedestrians during the pandemic. L.A. officials say it's risky
News 4 weeks ago
Cities are opening streets to pedestrians during the pandemic. L.A. officials say it's risky

Last week, the Del Rey Neighborhood Council shared some big news: Starting the next day, traffic would be restricted on about a dozen residential...

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On GoFundMe in the time of coronavirus: pleas in the dark for money for food and rent
News 4 weeks ago
On GoFundMe in the time of coronavirus: pleas in the dark for money for food and rent

They are cries in the dark, on GoFundMe, to strangers. Pleas for any aid, even $1, to help pay the rent or fill an empty fridge. Hello, I wanted to...

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Marin and UCSF differ on whether isolated Bolinas can be declared free of coronavirus
News 1 month ago
Marin and UCSF differ on whether isolated Bolinas can be declared free of coronavirus

No one in the reclusive seaside town of Bolinas tested positive for the coronavirus during an unusual privately funded project, Marin County health...

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Six renegade visions for LACMA. Protest group announces winners of design competition
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Six renegade visions for LACMA. Protest group announces winners of design competition

Designs by six architectural teams from around the world - including Los Angeles' Paul Murdoch Architects and Coop Himmelb(l)au, the Austrian firm...

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Building dense cities was California’s cure for the housing crisis. Then came the coronavirus
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Building dense cities was California’s cure for the housing crisis. Then came the coronavirus

For more than a decade, California lawmakers have pushed with increasing urgency to build more housing near transit stops and job centers. Density,...

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Chicano Park 50 years later: Coronavirus delays celebration but historic moment still matters
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Chicano Park 50 years later: Coronavirus delays celebration but historic moment still matters

A college student watched as construction crews and machinery descended on a parched piece of land under the eastern end of the San Diego-Coronado...

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L.A. council members balk at broader ban on evictions amid coronavirus, citing legal worries
News 1 month ago
L.A. council members balk at broader ban on evictions amid coronavirus, citing legal worries

The Los Angeles City Council balked Wednesday at imposing a ban on evictions that goes farther than the restrictions it has already passed, voting...

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Amoeba Music will begin construction on new location in 'next week or so,' says owner
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Amoeba Music will begin construction on new location in 'next week or so,' says owner

Earlier this week, indie retailing powerhouse Amoeba Music announced the creation of a GoFundMe page as a way to offset costs associated with the...

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California acknowledges more than 850 coronavirus cases in assisted-living facilities
News 1 month ago
California acknowledges more than 850 coronavirus cases in assisted-living facilities

More than 850 residents and staff in assisted-living facilities in California have tested positive for the coronavirus, according to data released...

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L.A. County now requires residents to wear face coverings. Here are the details
News 1 month ago
L.A. County now requires residents to wear face coverings. Here are the details

Los Angeles County's new requirement on wearing face coverings went into effect Wednesday night. Here's a look at how that new law works, as well...

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Coronavirus spreads among workers at California state agencies, striking 'panic' in employees
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Coronavirus spreads among workers at California state agencies, striking 'panic' in employees

Two weeks after the California Department of Motor Vehicles closed its field offices to the public in response to the COVID-19 pandemic, the agency...

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Three sisters set aside a dressmaking rivalry to kick coronavirus butt
News 1 month ago
Three sisters set aside a dressmaking rivalry to kick coronavirus butt

For years, the Cerpas sisters engaged in friendly competition. All three ran their own dress shops, the eldest from her home in Corona and the two...

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Podcast: Why this Solana Beach project cost more than $1 million per apartment to build
News 1 month ago
Podcast: Why this Solana Beach project cost more than $1 million per apartment to build

California's housing crisis is being driven by a shortage of affordable homes - a situation made all the more difficult to remedy because of the...

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Renters hit by coronavirus are eligible for new eviction protections in L.A. County
News 1 month ago
Renters hit by coronavirus are eligible for new eviction protections in L.A. County

Renters living in unincorporated Los Angeles County now have new tools to prevent eviction following a vote by the Board of Supervisors in response...

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In rural San Bernardino County, officials work to slow the spread of coronavirus in small towns
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In rural San Bernardino County, officials work to slow the spread of coronavirus in small towns

As a San Bernardino County supervisor, Dawn Rowe serves communities from high up in the snow-capped San Bernardino Mountains to the edges of the...

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Remember the hot-pink ‘emoji house’? It sold for $1.55 million in Manhattan Beach
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Remember the hot-pink ‘emoji house’? It sold for $1.55 million in Manhattan Beach

The hot-pink house adorned with two giant emojis that roiled a Manhattan Beach neighborhood last year has changed hands. The two-bedroom, two...

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95% of L.A. supports stay-at-home orders, poll finds. But for how long?
News 1 month ago
95% of L.A. supports stay-at-home orders, poll finds. But for how long?

Los Angeles County officials have said the stay-at-home order aimed at slowing the spread of coronavirus will stay in place until at least May 15 -...

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Government complacency is 'a giant sin': Imperial Beach was ready to act
News 1 month ago
Government complacency is 'a giant sin': Imperial Beach was ready to act

The Sun and Sea Manor, an assisted living facility for people with dementia and Alzheimer's, hit a roadblock when ordering medical equipment...

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Pillowcase masks and trash-bag gowns. The bleak, deadly reality in California nursing homes
News 1 month ago
Pillowcase masks and trash-bag gowns. The bleak, deadly reality in California nursing homes

The masks are long gone, replaced by face covers fashioned from pillowcases. Cleaning supplies are dwindling. And when Maria Cecilia Lim, a...

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