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L.A. Hot Dog Landmark Pink’s Has Temporarily Closed Due to the Pandemic

After an employee contracted COVID-19, owners decided to shut down until the surge subsides
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What We’ve Learned During the Pandemic

During the COVID-19 crisis, people have taken up everything from cooking to raising chickens, but the lessons we’ve gleaned are bigger than the skills themselves
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The State Is Supposed to Be Collecting Data About COVID in the LGBTQ Community. Where Is It?

Three months after his COVID-tracking bill was signed into law, California State Senator Scott Wiener says he's frustrated by a lack of action
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A New Rideshare Option Is Coming to L.A.—and It Employs Its Drivers

Texas-based Alto is positioning itself as a safer—and, yes, pricier—alternative to Uber and Lyft

The Pandemic Is Making L.A.’s Recycling Problem Much, Much Worse

COVID-related home deliveries are adding mountains of waste to L.A.’s already-stressed recycling infrastructure
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L.A. Officials Weigh a Curfew Amid a Weekend Surge in COVID Cases

More restrictions could be on the way as people let down their guards, gather, and spread the virus
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We Need to Flatten the Curve of Despair

Isolation can be deadly, but our lack of connection well predates the COVID-19 crisis

With Public Schools Closed Until at Least January, Superintendent Austin Beutner Lashes Out

LAUSD's top exec questions the region's progress in combating COVID-19, saying students’ futures are being imperiled
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How Quickly Will L.A.’s Booming Coffee Shop Culture Bounce Back?

It’s been months since people have been able to congregate in the city’s go-to gathering spots, but local coffee entrepreneurs are confident the ”coffice” will soon be more essential than ever
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Will Angelenos Still Go Costume Crazy for a COVID-19 Halloween?

Halloween parties and trick-or-treating are off, but local costume shops are betting the virus won't stop people from dressing up