Local life amid the pandemic — in pictures

What a difference a month makes.

Before terms such as “social distancing” and “stay at home” became a way of life all over the country roughly a month ago, it wouldn’t have seemed possible that the Huntington Beach Pier would close, Newport Beach’s Fashion Island would resemble a ghost town and every restaurant would be strictly to-go.

But that and much more is what the coronavirus pandemic has wrought. Here are some local scenes of the new “normal.”

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