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    1. Coronavirus: L.A. imposes more restrictions; death toll rises

      Mayor Eric Garcetti on Sunday said Los Angeles residents need to do a better job of following orders to practice social distancing, announcing the closure of city golf courses, group sports facilities and beach parking lots in Venice.

      The weekend was marked by growing alarm from public officials as many people, rather than staying close to home, packed beaches, parks, and hiking and bike trails.

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    2. Orange County declares emergency over coronavirus outbreak

      Orange County declares emergency over coronavirus outbreak

      Orange County has declared a local health emergency in response to the novel coronavirus, which has killed thousands globally, officials announced Wednesday.

      The move is largely in response to a proposal to move coronavirus patients to a facility in Costa Mesa, which has sparked a bitter court battle, Board of Supervisors Chairwoman Michelle Steel and Vice Chairman Andrew Do said at a news conference. At the center of the dispute is a proposal to use the Fairview Developmental Center as a coronavirus quarantine site, an idea that drew swift and fierce condemnation from city, county, state and federal officials representing the area.

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    3. Coronavirus in Orange County: How concerned should we be?

      Coronavirus in Orange County: How concerned should we be?

      Los Angeles and Orange County health officials are dealing with their first cases of a patient with the new strain of coronavirus. But they are stressing that there is no evidence the virus has been spread beyond the two patients.

      “The risk of local transmission remains low,” officials said. While officials were waiting to hear lab confirmation of the virus, the patient was instructed on how to reduce exposing the virus to others.

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    4. IRS moves to block California and other states from helping residents avoid new tax-deduction limit

      IRS moves to block California and other states from helping residents avoid new tax-deduction limit

      The Trump administration has delivered another blow to California.
      The Internal Revenue Service and Treasury Department on Thursday moved to block efforts by lawmakers in California and other Democratic-controlled states to help their residents avoid a new limit on state and local tax deductions.

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    5. Southern California's median home price hits a record $520,000 despite rising mortgage rates

       

      Southern California home prices in April surged 7.2% from a year earlier to reach an all-time high, a sharp increase at a time when rising mortgage rates are making an already pricey housing market even more so.

      The region's median sale price for new and resale houses and condos was $520,000, up $1,000 from the previous high set in March, according to a report released Wednesday by real estate data firm CoreLogic.

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    6. Southern California News Group asks for public support — and perhaps a shift to nonprofit status — amid cuts

      Southern California News Group asks for public support — and perhaps a shift to nonprofit status — amid cutsThe Southern California News Group, which includes the Orange County Register and Los Angeles Daily News, is pushing back against its owner, Digital First Media, calling for public support in the face of steep cuts that have hollowed out its newsrooms.

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    7. California Democrats pitch business tax hike following Trump's tax cut

      California Democrats pitch business tax hike following Trump's tax cut

      Assemblymen Kevin McCarty of Sacramento and Phil Ting of San Francisco introduced Assembly Constitutional Amendment 22 Thursday that would raise corporate taxes on California companies with revenues higher than $1 million. The state tax hike would be for an amount equivalent to half what they received from the federal tax cut.

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    8. Archie’s Ice Cream is ‘your neighborhood ice cream store that rocks’

      Archie’s Ice Cream is ‘your neighborhood ice cream store that rocks’

      What do Steven Spielberg, Leonard Nimoy and Glen Matlock of the Sex Pistols have in common?
      They’ve all eaten Archie’s Ice Cream.
      The business, headed by three brothers who live in Orange County, has become a community favorite in Tustin where the sole store is located.
      But long before that shop was opened five years ago, Archie’s earned the admiration of popular celebrities, particularly the musical elite.

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    9. Owning a home could cost more under GOP tax plan, especially if you live in L.A. - LA Times

      Owning a home could cost more under GOP tax plan, especially if you live in L.A. - LA Times

      The Republican tax plan released Thursday seeks to dramatically rewrite rules that have shaped the housing market for decades, potentially dealing a blow to California, where a shortage of housing has led to some of the highest home prices in the nation.

      Under current law, homeowners can deduct interest paid on as much as $1 million in mortgage debt. Republicans would allow that to remain for existing loans, but for new purchases, owners would be able to deduct only the interest paid on the first $500,000.

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    10. To slow deadly hepatitis outbreak, paramedics will now provide vaccinations to the homeless - LA Times

      To slow deadly hepatitis outbreak, paramedics will now provide vaccinations to the homeless - LA Times

      Paramedics are the newest troops in the fight against San Diego’s ever-growing hepatitis A outbreak.
      A letter signed this week by the director of the state Emergency Medical Services Authority temporarily expands state laws that govern paramedics, granting them emergency powers to “vaccinate at-risk populations in response to the outbreak.”

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    11. Home prices in parts of Southern California are at record highs — and keep rising - LA Times

      Home prices in parts of Southern California are at record highs — and keep rising - LA Times

      In many corners of Southern California, home prices have hit record highs. And they keep going up.
      In Los Angeles County, the median price in June jumped 7.4% from a year earlier to $569,000, surpassing the previous record set in May. In Orange County, the median was up 6.1% from 2016 and tied a record reached the previous month at $695,000.

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    12. L.A. County median home price ties record high as housing market sizzles

      L.A. County median home price ties record high as housing market sizzles

      he median home price in Los Angeles County has reached the all-time high set in 2007, a milestone that follows five years of steady recovery but comes amid renewed concerns over housing affordability.

      Home prices rose nearly 6% in April from a year earlier, hitting the $550,000 level where the median plateaued in summer 2007 before a sharp decline that bottomed out in 2012.

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    13. Bacteria infected 10 infants at UC Irvine hospital, but the public is just finding out

      Bacteria infected 10 infants at UC Irvine hospital, but the public is just finding out

      Over the course of eight months, a lethal bacteria infected 10 already critically ill infants in UC Irvine Medical Center’s neonatal intensive care unit – an outbreak that the public is only finding out about now.

      UCI doctors have not found the source of the infections – which continued even after 220 employees used antiseptic soap and ointment to eliminate bacteria on their skin and in their noses.

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    14. Southern California home prices jump again as short supply fuels bidding wars - LA Times

      Southern California home prices jump again as short supply fuels bidding wars - LA Times

      Southern California home prices jumped in February, posting the largest increase in more than a year, as buyers rushed to outbid one another for a meager selection of homes for sale.

      The six-county region’s median price for new and resale homes hit $460,000 last month, up $5,000 from January, real estate firm CoreLogic said Tuesday. The median — the point where half the homes sold for more and half for less — is now 7% higher than it was in February 2016.

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    15. Leaving for Las Vegas: California's minimum wage law leaves businesses no choice - LA Times

      Leaving for Las Vegas: California's minimum wage law leaves businesses no choice - LA Times

      After two years in business, my company now has more than 150 clients from all over the world and 18 employees. It’s what’s known as a cut-and-sew house, part of the garment industry that generates about $17 billion in annual economic activity in Los Angeles County, including $6.9 billion in payroll, according to a 2016 industry report by the California Fashion Assn. This is the epicenter of apparel design and manufacturing in the United States; domestically manufactured clothing is more expensive, but retail and wholesale customers who care about quality and working conditions have historically been willing to pay for it.

      Unfortunately, the industry is on a downward trend. Los Angeles County used to have more than 5,000 apparel factories; today, my company is one of roughly 2,000 — and  many (e.g. American Apparel) are looking for a way out. One Los Angeles Times headline ...

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    16. One solution to Southern California's housing crisis: building in tight spaces, small lots - LA Times

      One solution to Southern California's housing crisis: building in tight spaces, small lots - LA Times

      In Santa Ana, not long ago, on a tired commercial stretch west of downtown, stood a church, a burnt-out motel and something harder to see: one key to alleviating the region’s housing crisis.

      It’s on this now-graded site near the corner of 1st and Bristol streets where Olson Co. is constructing 62 residences expected to start in the low $400,000s.

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