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Tourists are paddle boarding and frolicking in one of Earth's driest locations after record rains

businessinsider.com Death Valley National Park in February 2024. DAVID SWANSON/Getty Images Record rainstorms have hit California's Death Valley National Park, replenishing Lake Manly. The…

Striking hotel workers reach contract agreements with 5 more hotels in months-long fight

latimes.com Southern California hotel workers, including these picketing outside Hyatt Andaz West Hollywood in July, have been staging intermittent strikes for months. Five more…

Work begins on transformative condo and hotel development in Beverly Hills

latimes.com A rendering of One Beverly Hills, a nearly $5-billion complex under construction at Wilshire and Santa Monica boulevards in Beverly Hills. Construction has begun on One…

Budget cuts to Mars Sample Return mission prompt hundreds of layoffs at JPL

latimes.com The mission control room at the Jet Propulsion Laboratory in La Cañada Flintridge. Budget cuts have forced the lab to reduce its workforce by about 8%. NASA’s Jet Propulsion…

Does insurance cover flooding and mudslides?

latimes.com This week’s rain is turning streets into creeks and hillsides into mudslides. Homeowners across Southern California are facing major damage to their homes as a result — and…

Restaurant workers wanted to unionize at this L.A. hotel. Now the restaurants are closing

latimes.com The entrance to the Hotel Figueroa on South Figueroa Street in downtown. Six days after restaurant workers at a hip downtown hotel filed cards to organize a union, the…

Striking hotel workers were hit by metal ball bearings, union says

latimes.com Hotel workers picket outside the DoubleTree by Hilton on Monday. They walked off the job as negotiations stalled between Unite Here Local 11 and Aimbridge Hospitality. The…

Column: California's most improbable water project rebrands itself as a crusader for environmental justice

latimes.com Cadiz Inc. has been trying to get a water project approved despite doubts about its financing, its water rights and its influence-peddling. Under new management, it now says…

Macy's Simi Valley to close along with four other stores; 3.5% of workforce to be cut

latimes.com Macy’s is planning to close five stores, including the Simi Valley Town Center location. A different location in Southern California is pictured here. Macy’s is closing five…

Malls have rebounded thanks to an unlikely source: Gen Z

latimes.com Shopper Ashley Sanchez, center, poses for pictures with bags of merchandise at the Ontario Mills Mall in Oct. 2023. Gen Z hasn’t crossed over into the metaverse just yet.…

Pasadena's historic Vroman's bookstore up for sale, along with Book Soup

latimes.com Vroman’s Bookstore in Pasadena has been under ownership of the same family for more than a century. Joel Sheldon, who is turning 80, is its current owner. The owner of…

U.S. strikes Yemen: Are L.A., Long Beach ports ready for cargo surge?

latimes.com The port of Los Angeles, shown here, and Long Beach could see more freight business as shippers seek new routes away from problems at the Suez Canal and the Panama Canal.…

Nearly half of SoCal hotels involved in local strike have reached tentative deals with workers

latimes.com On July 3 hotel workers protested outside the Fairmont Miramar Hotel in Santa Monica. Strikes at some 60 properties across Southern California have rolled out in waves since…

How bad is inflation for California? We're already paying a more than 35% premium to live here

latimes.com Apart from Hawaii, many studies rank California as first or second among the states with the highest cost of living, with housing being a major factor. A small uptick in the…

Two men charged in dozens of massage parlor robberies in Southern California

latimes.com Two men who are believed to have targeted dozens of massage parlors in a string of robberies were charged in federal court on Tuesday. Lucky Health Therapy was one of the…

CordCutters News editor in chief Cheng departs

talkingbiznews.com Roger Cheng, editor in chief of CordCutters News, which covers streaming, has left as part of a shift to YouTube content. He joined CordCutters News in July 2024.…

Olivia Rodrigo Guts Tour: The Full 22-Song Setlist From Opening Night

variety.com The opening night performance of Olivia Rodrigo‘s Guts Tour is history, and fans eager to know if their favorites made the setlist now have some idea what to expect as the…

Cyberattack leaves patients facing the choice to pay

cnn.com As a cyberattack continues to disrupt insurance processing at pharmacies across the United States, people like Mara Furlich are facing a stark choice: Pay, at least…

THE COFFEE BEAN & TEA LEAF® BRAND OPENS NEW LOCATION IN SANTA MONICA, CA

benzinga.com Global Coffee and Tea Leader Continues to Grow its Footprint LOS ANGELES, Feb. 23, 2024 /PRNewswire/ -- brand, the iconic Southern California favorite, serving premium…

Billy Strings, Molly Tuttle & Golden Highway Win at 2024 International Folk Music Awards: Full Winners List

billboard.com Less than three weeks after winning the Grammy for best bluegrass album for City of Gold, Molly Tuttle & Golden Highway won album of the year for that same Nonesuch release…

Backstory of disputed 'Hotel California' lyrics pages 'just felt thin,' ex-auction exec tells court

apnews.com The explanation given for the source of 13 pages of drafts of lyrics to the Eagles' “Hotel California” raised red flags to a prominent auction house, a former executive…

Food truck rip-off? Supplier denies claims he exploited 'campesinos'

latimes.com Guitars flutter, an accordion wheezes and a singer unwinds the triumphant tale of Fernando Ochoa Jauregui, a Modesto-area builder of food trucks and trailers. “He still…

If Regulators Don't 'Block Road,' Driverless Cars Will Transform

city-journal.org Lilia Salazar, 95, has lived in her house in Long Beach, California, since 1953. To Lilia, suburban homeownership represented the achievement of the American dream. In her…

Q4 2023 Earnings Call Transcript

finance.yahoo.com Good morning, and welcome to the Nikola Corporation Fourth Quarter and Full Year 2023 Earnings and Business Update Call. [Operator instructions] As a reminder, this…

He Started a Side Hustle in His Parents' Basement and Won Big on Richard Branson's TV Show. The Business Saw Over $650 Million in Annual Revenue Last Year

entrepreneur.com This Side Hustle Spotlight Q&A features Shawn Nelson, founder and CEO of furniture manufacturer Lovesac. The company saw annual revenue over $650 million in the fiscal year…

Rivian employees have to wait overnight to hear if they're being laid off. HR experts say the tactic has few benefits

businessinsider.com Rivian Founder & CEO RJ Scaringe. Kimberly White On Wednesday, Rivian announced it would be cutting 10% of its workforce. However, employees have to wait until Thursday to…

Billy Strings, Molly Tuttle Win Top Honors at International Folk Awards, as Tracy Chapman Gets Lifetime Achievement Honor

variety.com Billy Strings, the group Molly Tuttle and Golden Highway, and Iris DeMent won top competitive honors at the International Folk Music Awards, handed out in a ceremony…

Found in Translation: Thao Nguyen’s World of Art

thewrap.com Found in Translation Talent agent Thao Nguyen’s whole world is art, both at home with her personal collection and at CAA where she cultivates artists in pop culture. by Eli…

Bernstein departs Reuters for Berkeleyside

talkingbiznews.com Reuters journalist Sharon Bernstein has left the news service after 11 years to become interim managing editor of Berkeleyside, a nonprofit news organization. She has been a…

Union Pacific to invest $3.4 billion to revamp railroad safety

aol.com Railroad operator Union Pacific said on Wednesday it plans to invest $3.4 billion this year to support safer operations, renew assets and increase capacity. "We invest to…

Mudslides shut down California highway amid atmospheric river

newsweek.com Amid a new storm bringing mudslides and flooding, officials have shut down parts of the Pacific Coast highway as most of Southern California is under extreme rainfall and…

Mullen Automotive Provides Timeline Update on US Customs and Border Protection Ruling for Class 1 EV Cargo Vans

benzinga.com BREA, Calif., Feb. 21, 2024 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- via IBN -- MULN ("Mullen" or the "Company"), an emerging electric vehicle ("EV") manufacturer, today announces an update on…

41-year-old spent $1,000 to launch her Amazon side hustle

cnbc.com Jenny Woo, 42, brought in more than $1.71 million in 2023 revenue by selling EQ card games on Amazon. Jenny Woo came up with her seven-figure side hustle in a classroom. She…

Satellite images show "firehose" atmospheric river aimed at California

newsweek.com A "firehose" atmospheric river ripping through the state of California has been captured in space imagery. The satellite imagery released by the Cooperative Institute for…

The Inland Empire's once-unstoppable warehousing industry falls into a slump

latimes.com Mauricio Perez, 33, a UPS truck driver who has been at the company for 15 years, has seen the effects of the logistics industry’s rise and fall on the Inland Empire. For…

Southern California shopping center closed following reports of explosion

apnews.com A Southern California shopping center was closed Tuesday afternoon following reports of an explosion, officials said. Multiple law enforcement agencies, including bomb…

Where is homeownership highest in California?

siliconvalley.com California may be a tough spot to buy a home – but don’t tell that to house hunters in the Inland Empire. When my trusty spreadsheet looked at homeownership data from the…

Fiserv and Genesis Bank Provide POS Technology to Small Businesses

pymnts.com Genesis Bank and Fiserv have formed a new partnership aimed at supporting small businesses in low-to-moderate income (LMI) neighborhoods. The collaboration seeks to build…

ANGEL CITY FOOTBALL CLUB ANNOUNCES PACSUN AS NEWEST TEAM LEVEL PARTNER

benzinga.com LOS ANGELES, Feb. 20, 2024 /PRNewswire/ -- Angel City Football Club (ACFC) welcomes Pacsun as its latest Team Level Partner today. This collaboration marks a significant…

Meet the Canadian company keeping online gamblers in line

theglobeandmail.com When Anna Sainsbury and David Briggs first started dating in 2009, they bonded over a shared—if nerdy—fascination for consumer protection. They’d met in the gaming industry,…

Roads wash away as millions of Californians face risk of flooding

newsweek.com Flood watches and advisories are in place for a large swathe of California as another atmospheric river storm brings heavy rain and strong winds to the state. Coastal parts…

Southern California map shows cities atmospheric river will hit hardest

newsweek.com A map shared by the National Weather Service (NWS) office in San Diego shows which Southern California cities will get hit hardest by the ongoing atmospheric river.…

California food waste recycling struggles to keep up

siliconvalley.com By Amy Taxin | The Associated Press Two years after California launched an effort to keep organic waste out of landfills, the state is so far behind on getting food…

A device being tested in Southern California is like Roomba for cleaning the water

siliconvalley.com Think of it like the Roomba that vacuums floors in a home – but this one cleans up the water. For the past few weeks, a futuristic-looking contraption has been cruising…

Almost Entire Population Of California Under Weather Alerts Amid Atmospheric River Pounding

zerohedge.com Almost Entire Population Of California Under Weather Alerts Amid Atmospheric River Pounding Nearly the entire population of California is under weather alerts on Presidents'…

California braces for another potentially destructive winter storm

pbs.org The latest in a series of wet winter storms gained strength in California early Monday, with forecasters warning of possible flooding, hail, strong winds and even brief…

California has big plans to turn organic waste into fuel but it’s far behind on its food recycling programs because people won’t separate their trash

fortune.com Two years after California launched an effort to keep organic waste out of landfills, the state is so far behind on getting food recycling programs up and running that it’s…

Californians under flood alert as another atmospheric river closes in

axios.com The U.S. West Coast faces another round of heavy rainfall and snow this week, as another atmospheric river began slamming California on Sunday — bringing with it the threat…

California is forging ahead with food waste recycling. But is it too much, too fast?

abcnews.go.com Two years after California launched an effort to keep organic waste out of landfills, the state is behind on getting food recycling programs up and running California is…

Flood and snow warning for millions as California braces for storm

newsweek.com Warnings are in effect for parts of California as the state braces for another storm that is expected to bring heavy rain and threaten more flooding and mudslides. The…

‘Paradigm Shift’ Series Explores The Possibility Of Extraterrestrial Presence

deadline.com Paradigm Shift with Stephen Bassett, a veteran UAP/ET Disclosure advocate, has debuted on the UNIFYD TV Streaming Network. The six-part series presents a diverse array of…

So much media consumption isn't real

simonowens.substack.com Image licensed from Getty Images Welcome! I'm Simon Owens and this is my media industry newsletter. You can subscribe by clicking on this handy little button: Subscribe now…

Thousands of California homeowners can cut their property tax bill. Here's how

latimes.com California homeowners can reduce their assessments by $7,000 by claiming a homeowners exemption, but almost a third in Los Angeles County do not. With property tax bills as…

These are the CVS MinuteClinics that will close around Los Angeles

latimes.com Retail drugstore chain CVS said it will close 25 of its in-store MinuteClinic locations in Greater Los Angeles by Feb. 25. Those locations are spread throughout Southern…

Column: Elon Musk is suing to stop the government from enforcing labor laws. The Supreme Court might agree with him

latimes.com Elon Musk at SpaceX headquarters in Hawthorne: No fan of government regulations, but you knew that. Few business leaders have taken to heart more than Elon Musk the old…

Fontana's Black mayor is cracking down on Latino street vendors. Both sides allege racism

latimes.com At meeting after meeting, activists, social justice groups and residents took their turn at the lectern in the Fontana City Council chambers in the fall to sound off against…

Randy Sparks, Founder of the New Christy Minstrels, Dies at 90

nytimes.com Mr. Sparks was already well known as a singer, songwriter and actor in Southern California when he drew together nine other musicians in 1961 to form the group, which took…

Grandson awaits inheritance but worries about lease renewal, ability to buy home

siliconvalley.com Question: Regarding your October 28, 2023, column titled “Son wants to know if parents should sell now or wait for ‘top dollar’ ” on The Mercury News and East Bay Times…

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