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A new low-fare airline, Avelo, launches from Hollywood Burbank Airport with 11 routes. Its CEO explains why this is a great time to debut.


This week saw the famous Hearst estate — a trophy property with ties to JFK and “The Godfather” — relist for $89.75 million, more than $100 million shy of its original price tag.

Villa Firenze, a nearly 10-acre estate in Beverly Park, recently sold at auction for $51 million, the most ever paid for a home at an auction.

Confused about filing taxes this year? You’re not alone. Here’s a guide to get you started.

A nurse practitioner who provided psychiatric care for the late YouTube star and actress Stevie Ryan allegedly engaged in an inappropriate, boundary-crossing relationship with her, according to a legal proceeding.

Some businesses cut hours, services and staff, or closed altogether. But many have survived beyond their expectations.

Muslim Advocates’ lawsuit claims Facebook officials broke a consumer-protection law by falsely promising the company would remove content that ran afoul of its moderation standards.

The billionaire Facebook investor and Trump backer is a bitcoin investor, but he’s also worried China is using it to destroy the dollar.

The U.S. House Oversight and Reform subcommittee on economic and consumer policy said YouTube does not do enough to protect kids from material that could harm them.

A coalition of bookshops, pharmacies, hardware stores and grocers is attempting to ramp up the pressure on the world’s largest web retailer.

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Convention centers in California are eager to reopen. But it may be a while before visitors are ready to return in large numbers.

June 15 is the targeted reopening date California officials unveiled, as the number of COVID-19 cases continues to fall and more people are getting vaccinated.

After more than a year of coronavirus-related closures, California has a reopening date: June 15. Here are the basics.

Small businesses

The pandemic seemed to spell doom for small businesses, which play an outsize role in the American economy and in strengthening communities. But some research and data show encouraging signs — and emerging winners and losers.

Small businesses remember last year’s federal loan efforts as difficult, confusing and unfair. The new round of funding is supposed to be better.

The lucky among California’s small businesses have cobbled together loans and grants to get through the pandemic so far. But that money has dried up, and “you can only take on so much debt.”

Cruise the coolest pads and businesses in Palm Springs, home to more Midcentury Modern homes and businesses than anywhere else on the planet.

Developer Ricardo Pagan vows the pandemic won’t halt plans to build Angels Landing in downtown L.A., with condos, apartments, hotels, restaurants and possibly a school.

Actor Michael Rapaport just sold his modern Hancock Park home of five years for $3.57 million, $600,000 more than he paid in 2016.

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Kim Godwin, a CBS News executive since 2007, will become the first Black woman to run a broadcast network news operation as president of ABC News.


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