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SeaWorld was the first to welcome them. But a state public health spokesperson confirmed that if fully vaccinated against COVID-19, people living outside California can attend. Disneyland and Universal Studios aren’t ready yet.


Peloton’s Tread+ treadmill has been blamed for the death of one child and injuries to dozens more. The company says it won’t recall the machine.

Fashion designer Sue Wong switched to designing a home for her latest project, and the 1920s villa near Griffith Park just listed for $6.2 million.

The region’s median home price rose 15% in March, extending a pandemic-fueled housing boom. In L.A. County, the median price rose 17% to $750,000.

The HFPA has come under pressure for not having any Black members as well as allegations of ethical and financial lapses raised in a Times investigation.

The ArcLight Hollywood with its Cinerama Dome means a great deal to Hollywood the neighborhood. Here’s hoping for a rescue that saves it but doesn’t try to reinvent something that works.

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

The social network’s crackdown on posts that may incite violence raises the question of why it doesn’t do more to discourage abuse all the time.

The consumer electronics giant rolls out a slew of new and upgraded products to compete with offerings from the likes of Samsung, Amazon and Google.

After losing an election at an Amazon warehouse in Alabama, the Retail, Wholesale and Department Store Union has filed a complaint with the NLRB.

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Officials moved the lone remaining occupant of the category, Merced County, into the less-stringent red tier after reexamining the region’s data.

The COVID-19 study’s results may be too late for U.S. travelers. Delta will start selling middle seats again May 1, and the nation’s other airlines already do.

The lone remaining denizen of the purple tier is Merced County after Inyo County advanced to the less-restrictive red tier Tuesday.

Tycoon Goodwin Gaw, owner of the Hollywood Roosevelt Hotel, is asking $21.5 million for a Wallace Neff-designed estate in San Marino.

Vice Media cofounder Shane Smith just sold his pedigreed estate in Pacific Palisades for $48.67 million, an all-time record for the coastal community.

Eric Reid, the NFL veteran who knelt in protest alongside Colin Kaepernick during the U.S. national anthem, is selling his New Jersey home for $1.85 million.

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Creator+ is a new California startup that aims to finance films by social media creators and distribute them on its platform.

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Here are some resources and suggested actions to support another person during such a difficult time. Also: Why you shouldn’t take a pension lump sum.

How and when can you get tickets to Disneyland, Universal Studios Hollywood, Six Flags Magic Mountain and Knott’s Berry Farm? Will all the rides be available? What’s different?

If you’re feeling the springtime itch to go look at open houses, first of all, we’re sorry about the sticker shock. But here’s a primer the hodgepodge of home styles you’ll see around Southern California.

If you lost your job or had your hours cut in the last 18 months, you may be able to rejoin the company’s health plan for free through September. Don’t wait for a notice from the employer.

COBRA, the federal program that allows people who have lost their jobs to continue paying for their former employer’s healthcare plan, is free through Sept. 30.

Extras don’t get film credits or lines. But they can get union wages, meals and perks — such as getting to read novels or work on their side gigs while on the job.

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

The IRS promises to refund taxes that early filers paid on the first $10,200 of unemployment benefits earned last year. The money may not show up until summer.

Employers should let workers know that mental health is a priority and make people feel safe discussing it, experts say. Workers can push for improvement too.

The California Policy Lab says a stimulus gap may be between 2.2 million Californians and payments that are owed to them. Up to $5.7 billion may be unclaimed. To get your share, you probably need to file a tax return.

COVID-induced remote working pushed planners to consult virtually. Many charge by the hour. Here’s how to find a fee-only certified financial planner.

Here’s what workers are now entitled to under the 2021 COVID-19 Supplemental Paid Sick Leave requirement — and what employers’ obligations are.

A reader wants to set up accounts for offspring averaging at least 7% return a year. Spoiler: Stocks. Also, Roth IRA intricacies.


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