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Beloved Pasadena Bookstore Vroman’s Needs Help Weathering the Pandemic

The past few months have been the toughest in the store's 126-year history
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Local Students Are Making Sure the Tiniest Angelenos Are Safe from COVID-19

Tiffany Chang and her cousin Christie Huang developed a bitty face shield for newborns in local hospitals
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Researchers Think the Coronavirus May Have Been in L.A. Well Before the First Case Was Ever Reported

In the months leading up to the pandemic, UCLA medical facilities saw an uptick in patients complaining of a cough
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Urine Luck. Products to Help You Pee on the Go Are Proliferating During the Pandemic

From silicone funnels to glorified poop buckets, these public restroom alternatives aim to ease people's anxieties about venturing out into the world
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Being Immunocompromised During a Pandemic Was Scary Enough. Then Public Safety Became Politicized

People with weakened immune systems have to look to their communities to keep them healthy, and that's been more complicated than ever
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L.A. Hot Dog Landmark Pink’s Is Reopening After Almost 5 Months

"It'll be the original Pink's experience ... except with Plexiglass"
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When Comedian Laurie Kilmartin’s Mom Was Dying of COVID-19, She Tweeted Her Way Through the Pain

Kilmartin's funny, raw dispatches illuminated the bizarre experience of losing someone to a pandemic
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How L.A.’s Gymgoers Are Weighing the Pandemic Risk—and How Gyms Are Keeping Them Safe

A rising COVID-19 case count and outbreak scares haven't kept people away from the city's reopened gyms
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A Local Taqueria Shuts Down Because Patrons Are Having Tantrums Over the Mask Mandate

Two Hugo's Tacos locations have temporarily shuttered because maskless customers are harassing employees
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Can L.A.’s Farmers Markets Make Physical Distancing Work?

After a busy weekend in Brentwood, Mayor Garcetti suspends markets until a plan is in place