Business & Economy

MGM Studios has long been seen as an acquisition target in Hollywood, but a new investigation by Kim Masters suggests worldwide television chairman Mark Burnett is making any possible…

from The Business

Mark Burnett is best known for reality TV hits like “Survivor,” “The Voice,” and “The Apprentice,” which gave Donald Trump a national audience.

from Hollywood Breakdown

Since the beginning of the pandemic, rats seem to be more prominent in every major city.

Ratpocalypse: COVID pandemic is causing a rat infestation

Since the beginning of the pandemic, rats seem to be more prominent in every major city.

from Greater LA

Orange County set a record on Monday with the most reported coronavirus cases it’s ever seen in a single day.

‘Viruses don't pay attention to economies or people's wishes.’ Gustavo Arellano on OC’s COVID surge

Orange County set a record on Monday with the most reported coronavirus cases it’s ever seen in a single day.

from Greater LA

The nonprofit No Us Without You has been helping undocumented restaurant employees. They’re now serving more than 1,300 families.

Boyle Heights nonprofit feeds undocumented restaurant workers during pandemic Thanksgiving

The nonprofit No Us Without You has been helping undocumented restaurant employees. They’re now serving more than 1,300 families.

from KCRW Features

We’ve heard a lot about the impact the pandemic has had on restaurants — and the challenges of adjusting to the new curfews and health orders.

‘Tacos will prevail’: How LA’s street vendors persevere in the time of COVID

We’ve heard a lot about the impact the pandemic has had on restaurants — and the challenges of adjusting to the new curfews and health orders.

from KCRW Features

Greg Amsler says his restaurant must undergo its second round of layoffs, which means 10-15% of employees will be left, and those who previously lost their jobs used most of their…

No more outdoor dining in LA for 3 weeks. ‘This was a bit of a body blow,’ says Salt Creek Grille owner

Greg Amsler says his restaurant must undergo its second round of layoffs, which means 10-15% of employees will be left, and those who previously lost their jobs used most of their…

from Press Play with Madeleine Brand

"Under the Constitution, the government has the power that’s necessary to stop the spread of communicable disease,” says Erwin Chemerinsky, dean of UC Berkeley’s law school.

Protecting the public v. infringing on individual rights during a pandemic

"Under the Constitution, the government has the power that’s necessary to stop the spread of communicable disease,” says Erwin Chemerinsky, dean of UC Berkeley’s law school.

from Greater LA

Starting Wednesday night, LA County will require restaurants to stop outdoor dining, which local health officials have linked to an uptick in new coronavirus cases.

Why COVID fatigue makes it tough to see the virus as a common threat

Starting Wednesday night, LA County will require restaurants to stop outdoor dining, which local health officials have linked to an uptick in new coronavirus cases.

from Greater LA

The WarnerMedia streaming service HBOMax needs a breakout hit, and coming Christmas Day, it’s hoping to have one.

Hollywood news banter: ‘Wonder Woman 1984’ will go to theaters and streaming on the same day

The WarnerMedia streaming service HBOMax needs a breakout hit, and coming Christmas Day, it’s hoping to have one.

from The Business

Governor Gavin Newsom just announced a mandatory stay-at-home order for most of the state from 10 p.m. to 5 a.m. This begins Saturday and will last for one month.

New case numbers show LA doesn’t have COVID under control at all, says Supervisor Janice Hahn

Governor Gavin Newsom just announced a mandatory stay-at-home order for most of the state from 10 p.m. to 5 a.m. This begins Saturday and will last for one month.

from Press Play with Madeleine Brand

Throughout the pandemic, movie studios have struggled to decide whether to move big films to streaming services or risk putting them in theaters.

‘Wonder Woman 1984’ will land in theaters and HBOMax on Christmas Day

Throughout the pandemic, movie studios have struggled to decide whether to move big films to streaming services or risk putting them in theaters.

from Hollywood Breakdown

Before COVID-19, street vendor Heleo Leyva ran Quesadillas Tepexco, an East Hollywood food stand. But as the virus began to spread, he was forced to shut down.

Community Cookouts: How street vendors are fighting hunger in East Hollywood

Before COVID-19, street vendor Heleo Leyva ran Quesadillas Tepexco, an East Hollywood food stand. But as the virus began to spread, he was forced to shut down.

from Greater LA

If Congress doesn't compromise and pass another relief bill, a new study finds a staggering number of Americans will lose a critical financial lifeline as the pandemic worsens.

12 million to lose jobless benefits the day after Christmas unless Congress acts

If Congress doesn't compromise and pass another relief bill, a new study finds a staggering number of Americans will lose a critical financial lifeline as the pandemic worsens.

from NPR

Filmmaker Jack Henry Robbins visited small businesses in LA that are still open during the pandemic, but may not be able to stay afloat much longer.

Instagram’s ‘The Spot We Love’ highlights stories of LA’s small business owners during COVID

Filmmaker Jack Henry Robbins visited small businesses in LA that are still open during the pandemic, but may not be able to stay afloat much longer.

from Greater LA

New developments coming to the Coachella Valley are hoping to turn the desert into the region’s newest surf spot.

With wave pools on the way, the desert around Palm Springs could be SoCal’s next surf spot

New developments coming to the Coachella Valley are hoping to turn the desert into the region’s newest surf spot.

from Greater LA

LA County officials are tightening the rules on some businesses. On Tuesday, the County announced that curfews will start Friday to slow the spread of the coronavirus.

COVID curfew: Restaurants to close at 10 p.m. in LA County’s new round of pandemic business restrictions

LA County officials are tightening the rules on some businesses. On Tuesday, the County announced that curfews will start Friday to slow the spread of the coronavirus.

from KCRW Features

People have repeatedly heard that stopping the spread of COVID-19 requires wearing a face mask, staying six feet apart, and socializing only outdoors.

New COVID cases in California hit an all-time high. Here’s a fact-check on how the virus spreads

People have repeatedly heard that stopping the spread of COVID-19 requires wearing a face mask, staying six feet apart, and socializing only outdoors.

from Press Play with Madeleine Brand

Some companies have tightened up their processes and started automating tasks that were once done manually.

The 40-hour work week is increasingly obsolete and unnecessary in COVID era, says author

Some companies have tightened up their processes and started automating tasks that were once done manually.

from Press Play with Madeleine Brand

The “happiest place on earth” will be closed through the “most wonderful time of the year.”

You still can’t go to the happiest place on earth during the happiest time of year — the holidays

The “happiest place on earth” will be closed through the “most wonderful time of the year.”

from Greater LA