LA businesses begin to reopen

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Amorette Brooms turned her boutique clothing store, Queen, into a pop-up flower shop for the Mother’s Day weekend. Photo by Jerome Campbell.

Last weekend was the first glimpse of LA’s new normal. Under phase two of Governor Gavin Newsom’s reopening plan for California, several non-essential businesses — including clothing stores, bookshops, and sporting goods stores — were allowed to serve customers. Some formerly-closed state parks also welcomed hikers. As the state slowly reopens, people are cautiously rediscovering their routines.