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Host Steve Chiotakis connects you to the people and places of Southern California.

Francesco Zimone, owner of L’Antica Pizzeria da Michele, is offering customers fresh produce, cooked meals, and pizza kits. He's also giving his staffers higher pay.

How L’Antica Pizzeria da Michele, Tesse operate under COVID-19 rules

Francesco Zimone, owner of L’Antica Pizzeria da Michele, is offering customers fresh produce, cooked meals, and pizza kits. He's also giving his staffers higher pay.

An employee of the Union Rescue became the first person on Skid Row to be diagnosed with COVID-19. He was picking up and delivering basic supplies like food and first aid equipment.

Skid Row gets its first confirmed COVID-19 case, residents worry about contagion

An employee of the Union Rescue became the first person on Skid Row to be diagnosed with COVID-19. He was picking up and delivering basic supplies like food and first aid equipment.

Painted lady butterflies are now flying from Mexico across Los Angeles, heading to the northern states and Canada.

Painted lady butterflies: Track their migration from Mexico to LA to northern states

Painted lady butterflies are now flying from Mexico across Los Angeles, heading to the northern states and Canada.

This pandemic is stressful for billions of people around the globe. Everyone deals with stress and fear differently.

Psychological stress and post-traumatic growth from COVID-19

This pandemic is stressful for billions of people around the globe. Everyone deals with stress and fear differently.

The COVID-19 pandemic has put much of life on hold. But what’s continuing are family traditions, both joyful and somber.

Turning to Zoom, people adapt funerals to social gathering restrictions

The COVID-19 pandemic has put much of life on hold. But what’s continuing are family traditions, both joyful and somber.

It’s been nearly three weeks since Governor Gavin Newsom ordered all non-essential businesses to temporarily close their doors.

What businesses count as essential during COVID-19? Equestrian facilities and private jet companies

It’s been nearly three weeks since Governor Gavin Newsom ordered all non-essential businesses to temporarily close their doors.

Proponents believe AB5 protects workers by giving them benefits. But some freelancers say they can’t get enough work because companies are preferring to use workers in other states.

COVID-19 pandemic complicates battle over AB5 and gig economy work

Proponents believe AB5 protects workers by giving them benefits. But some freelancers say they can’t get enough work because companies are preferring to use workers in other states.

Mac Mills started driving for Postmates to make ends meet. Before the pandemic, he was working as a film producer and assistant, but then sets shut down.

Delivery drivers are risking their lives to make ends meet during COVID-19 shutdown

Mac Mills started driving for Postmates to make ends meet. Before the pandemic, he was working as a film producer and assistant, but then sets shut down.

Barbara Ferrer, director of the LA County Department of Public Health, says social distancing is not done in vain.

LA is only at the start of COVID-19 and bracing for the worst, says county public health director

Barbara Ferrer, director of the LA County Department of Public Health, says social distancing is not done in vain.

Every 10 years, the federal government spends three months counting everyone living in America, and uses the data to calculate political representation and allocate federal money.

How do you count Americans for 2020 Census when they’re social distancing during coronavirus?

Every 10 years, the federal government spends three months counting everyone living in America, and uses the data to calculate political representation and allocate federal money.

Orange County has been slow with releasing data about the novel coronavirus and testing people. Like the rest of the state, it’s seeing more COVID-19 cases.

Orange County lags in releasing coronavirus info, leaves residents confused

Orange County has been slow with releasing data about the novel coronavirus and testing people. Like the rest of the state, it’s seeing more COVID-19 cases.

Two local companies are shifting their entire businesses away from regular products to fight the coronavirus.

Alcohol to hand sanitizer: SoCal companies change what they produce to fight coronavirus

Two local companies are shifting their entire businesses away from regular products to fight the coronavirus.

In this new reality of staying home and social distancing, Angelenos might be missing their trips to art galleries.

Art galleries go digital during coronavirus outbreak

In this new reality of staying home and social distancing, Angelenos might be missing their trips to art galleries.

Greg Laemmle, owner of the Laemmle chain of theaters, says his eight theaters are hurting: “We're hemorrhaging ... probably in the order of $20,000 - $30,000 a week, plus.”

Hemorrhaging up to $30,000/week. Will theaters survive coronavirus?

Greg Laemmle, owner of the Laemmle chain of theaters, says his eight theaters are hurting: “We're hemorrhaging ... probably in the order of $20,000 - $30,000 a week, plus.”

The COVID-19 outbreak has led to lost jobs for many people in LA. They may not be able to pay rent. How are they and their landlords dealing with that possibility?

Freeze rent and mortgage payments until Angelenos work again, urges Councilman David Ryu

The COVID-19 outbreak has led to lost jobs for many people in LA. They may not be able to pay rent. How are they and their landlords dealing with that possibility?

To help nurses and doctors in LA, Lulu Wang, the writer and director of the award-winning 2019 film “The Farewell,” is throwing her star power behind crowdsourcing protective…

‘The Farewell’ director Lulu Wang needs your help gathering protective gear for doctors

To help nurses and doctors in LA, Lulu Wang, the writer and director of the award-winning 2019 film “The Farewell,” is throwing her star power behind crowdsourcing protective…

Like many people, Ian Snook’s workload has slowed while he rides out the coronavirus pandemic at home.

‘We all have an obligation to help those more vulnerable’: Angeleno offers to do chores, errands for neighbors

Like many people, Ian Snook’s workload has slowed while he rides out the coronavirus pandemic at home.

During the COVID-19 pandemic, the LA community has come together to help their neighbors.

Huntington Park bakery feeds community with free bread during coronavirus outbreak

During the COVID-19 pandemic, the LA community has come together to help their neighbors.

To slow the spread of COVID-19, public officials are encouraging LA residents to stay home and to use public transit only when absolutely necessary.

LA Metro adjusts to social distancing while maintaining essential services

To slow the spread of COVID-19, public officials are encouraging LA residents to stay home and to use public transit only when absolutely necessary.

The number of people hospitalized from COVID-19 has nearly doubled in LA County since Friday.

‘We're fighting a war’: UCLA ER doctor feels unprepared for coronavirus pandemic

The number of people hospitalized from COVID-19 has nearly doubled in LA County since Friday.