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Empty chairs now adorn Little Saigon, the Orange County nail salon capital of the U.S., as pandemic restrictions left countless manicurists out of work.

Maria Luz Lopez sold houseplants out of her car in the 1980s, trying to support her three young children. But when she got fined for selling on the street she took the advice of the officer who cited her, bought a vacant lot in South Park and created Avalon Nursery & Ceramics, South Los Angeles’ only enduring nursery.

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.”

Confusion over WhatsApp’s new privacy policy has highlighted Facebook’s challenge in convincing users that the company takes their privacy seriously.

Activists see a double standard in social media companies’ response to the Capitol attack and their tolerance for violent rhetoric abroad.

Joe Biden’s transition team flipped the switch on a new Twitter account for the president-elect on Thursday night, while clashing with the social media company over its decision to deny the incoming administration millions of existing White House followers.

By updating motor vehicle safety standards, the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration hopes to speed development of automated driving technology that could save lives.

Many teachers, grocers and even some hospital employees are wary of the COVID-19 vaccine and don’t want it. The question of mandatory vaccine requirements by employers is complicated.

The new stimulus bill passed by Congress includes $25 billion in rental relief for struggling tenants, $2.6 billion of which is coming to California. Can I apply?

A growing number of restaurants nationwide are opening for indoor dining in defiance of strict COVID-19 regulations in their states, saying they are targeted unfairly and are barely getting by.

Salam International is in the business of death. For the last 12 months, body bags have made life hectic for the Laguna Hills supplier. COVID-19 has been “good for our business, but it’s not good for the community,” owner Abdul Salam said. “Record earnings, yes, but the emotional toll is more.”

The jump in health insurance sign-ups through Covered California reflects how people have lost their jobs — and employer-sponsored health coverage — during the pandemic.

‘The Daily Show’ host Trevor Noah and ‘CSI’ actor David Berman are among the celebrities wheeling and dealing in the real estate market.

Former NBA star Dwyane Wade and actress Gabrielle Union just relisted their Mediterranean mansion in Sherman Oaks for $6 million.

The COVID pandemic hurt the office leasing business, which in Los Angeles County had a tougher year in 2020 than during the worst of the Great Recession.

Marlon Jackson’s former home in Encino, where the Jackson 5 recorded music, just sold for $3.45 million.

In his hometown of Jacksonville, former NFL quarterback Tim Tebow has sold his waterfront home for $1.4 million — the same price he paid in 2014.

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