• California hotels laying off thousands amid coronavirus pandemic

    California hotels laying off thousands amid coronavirus pandemic
    The nation’s hotel industry has lost nearly 3.4 million direct and indirect jobs amid the coronavirus outbreak, and California is taking the heaviest hit, an industry group reports.
    State-by-state data from the American Hotel & Lodging Association shows plummeting occupancy rates have cost the state 125,454 direct jobs and a total of 414,069 jobs when vendors, supply-chain workers and related job creation are added to the mix.
    Florida ranked second with an overall loss of 305,146 jobs,
  • La Mirada pair rallies Facebook army to make 500+ masks to help hospitals battle coronavirus

    La Mirada pair rallies Facebook army to make 500+ masks to help hospitals battle coronavirus
    LA MIRADA — The thread of the idea came from Mallory Morgan’s mom, Rebecca.
    She was watching a news story on nurses — faced with a critical shortage of face masks in the midst of a pandemic — who were making masks for doctors.
    Rebecca, a pharmaceutical representative who loves to sew, had already seen the need across Southern California: The region was on the cusp of a public catastrophe, threatened by a respiratory disease that had already sickened hundreds of thousands
  • Fighting coronavirus one hand-sewn mask at a time: La Mirada pair — and army of Facebook-connected volunteers

    Fighting coronavirus one hand-sewn mask at a time: La Mirada pair — and army of Facebook-connected volunteers
    LA MIRADA — The thread of the idea came from Mallory Morgan’s mom, Rebecca.
    She was watching a news story on nurses — faced with a critical shortage of face masks in the midst of a pandemic — who were making masks for doctors.
    Rebecca, a pharmaceutical representative who loves to sew, had already seen the need across Southern California: The region was on the cusp of a public catastrophe, threatened by a respiratory disease that had already sickened hundreds of thousands
  • Coronavirus cases: Orange County total is now 152, with no reported deaths

    Coronavirus cases: Orange County total is now 152, with no reported deaths
    Orange County has identified 152 confirmed cases of the coronavirus as of Tuesday, March 24, an increase of 27 cases since the previous day.
    Officials have said the rise is expected, as the county has obtained more test kits and private labs are now testing. The virus has also begun to spread unrelated to travel.
    Statewide, there are now 2,102 positive cases and 40 deaths related to COVID-19, the respiratory disease caused by the virus, according to a state Department of Public Health news relea
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  • Universal Studios Hollywood extends its closure into mid-April due to coronavirus

    Universal Studios Hollywood extends its closure into mid-April due to coronavirus
    Universal Studios Hollywood has announced that it has extended its closure through April 19 due to the continued global spread of COVID-19.
    The new date also applies to Universal Orlando Resort in Florida as theme park management continues to respond to the ever-changing conditions and makes the health and safety of its guests and team members a top priority, a statement sent via email from Universal Studios Hollywood on Tuesday read in brief.
    “We will continue to monitor the situation and
  • #TitansGive fundraiser brings in almost $240,000 in 24 hours to support student success

    #TitansGive fundraiser brings in almost $240,000 in 24 hours to support student success
    #TitansGive, the 24-hour Cal State Fullerton fundraising event including a number of giving challenges and sponsored matches, raised $239,139 for support of student success from donors in 30 states and five countries, organizers said.
    The event kicked off It Takes a Titan, CSUF’s first comprehensive philanthropic campaign. The five-year, $200 million initiative prioritizes investments in academic innovation, student empowerment, campus transformation and community enrichment.
    Organizers po
  • Alexander: Why a delayed Olympics benefits the athletes

    Alexander: Why a delayed Olympics benefits the athletes
    In light of the International Olympic Committee finally doing the right thing Tuesday by pushing the Tokyo Olympics back a year to 2021, let’s let Brenda Martinez describe why the world’s athletes were insistent on a postponement.
    “There’s just too much of a risk for people,” she said. “And I think a lot of athletes are just stressing out way too much, and that takes away from their training.”
    Martinez, 32, is a world-class middle-distance runner from Ra
  • CSUF arts students to share how they’re coping in coronavirus era through video contest

    CSUF arts students to share how they’re coping in coronavirus era through video contest
    Dale Merrill will never forget the distress students were expressing.
    “They were emailing me and pleading with me. They would come and get their stuff and they would start to cry,” the Cal State Fullerton College of the Arts dean said about having to tell students that all spring productions — art, dance, music and theater — were canceled.
    “It’s really hard on them. It’s harder on them than we realize,” Merrill said.
    With the new emphasis on virtua
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  • Coronavirus fallout: 17 California metros at severe economic risk

    Coronavirus fallout: 17 California metros at severe economic risk
    California has 17 metropolitans among 100 regional economies at the greatest risk of severe damage from coronavirus fallout.
    Moody’s Analytics looked at medical, demographic and economic stats to see how 403 U.S. metros compare in terms of potential economic sensitivity to what is expected to be a huge national economic slowdown due to business limitations designed to stem the pandemic’s spread.
    California had three metros in the Top 10. The metro at most risk was Kahului-Wailuku-Lah
  • Playa del Rey woman’s recovery offers hope for coronavirus victims

    Playa del Rey woman’s recovery offers hope for coronavirus victims
    Normally, the 405 Freeway would have been packed with bumper-to-bumper traffic late on a Friday afternoon, but there nothing but miles and miles of empty asphalt in front of Stacey Cochrane as she made the brisk 45-minute trip earlier this month from her Playa del Rey home to Huntington Beach.She had already notified concierge physician Dr. Matthew Abinante of her COVID-19-like symptoms — a low-grade fever, body aches and tightness in her chest — and was driving to his office for con
  • OUSD cancels classes through early May

    OUSD cancels classes through early May
    The Orange Unified School District has canceled class-room instruction through early May, it was decided in a district meeting today.
    Classes would resume May 11.
    This furthers doubt that CIF-Southern Section spring sports playoffs and championships could be held this school year without pushing playoff dates deep into late May or early June.
    CIF-SS swimming and diving prelims are May 4-9.
    CIF-SS team sports playoffs are scheduled to begin May 2 in boys volleyball, May 4 in softball and May 5 in
  • Orange Unified School District extends school, sports shutdown until May 11 because of coronavirus crisis

    Orange Unified School District extends school, sports shutdown until May 11 because of coronavirus crisis
    The Orange Unified School District on Tuesday canceled class-room instruction and all athletic activities until May 11 because of the coronavirus crisis.
    The district, which includes Canyon, El Modena, Orange and Villa Park high schools, had initially planned to be closed until Monday, March 30.
    The move to be closed an additional six weeks adds to the growing doubt that the CIF Southern Section spring sports playoffs and championships could be held this school year without pushing playoff dates
  • Orange, Irvine school districts extend school, sports shutdowns until May because of coronavirus crisis

    Orange, Irvine school districts extend school, sports shutdowns until May because of coronavirus crisis
    Support our high school sports coverage by becoming a digital subscriber. Subscribe nowThe Orange Unified School District and Irvine Unified School District both added several weeks to their school closures Tuesday because of the coronavirus crisis, which means several more weeks that the high school spring sports will be shut down.
    The Orange Unified district, which includes Canyon, El Modena, Orange and Villa Park high schools, had initially planned to be closed until Monday, March 30. I
  • Are all the gun stores in L.A. County closing? Vague sheriff’s order leaves some confusion

    Are all the gun stores in L.A. County closing? Vague sheriff’s order leaves some confusion
    Los Angeles County’s sheriff is urging all gun stores, including some that have seen surging sales and lines of customers out their doors amid the coronavirus outbreak, to close this week if they haven’t already.
    In an interview with Fox 11 on Monday, Sheriff Alex Villaneuva deemed gun stores “non-essential” under a county order issued last week. The Board of Supervisors, in its order, said all businesses, except grocery stores and restaurants that offered take out, were
  • Fullerton residents donate masks, gloves to help St. Jude battle coronavirus

    Fullerton residents donate masks, gloves to help St. Jude battle coronavirus
    When Fullerton residents recently started asking how they could help their local hospital, St. Jude Medical Center, to prepare for an anticipated surge of patients with the coronavirus, a donation drive was born.
    Starting Monday, March 23, and continuing at least the rest of this week, the hospital is putting out bins where residents and businesses with extra supplies of surgical masks and gloves, goggles, face shields and disinfecting wipes can drive up, drop the items off and be on their way.
  • Fullerton rallies to help St. Jude Medical Center fight coronavirus with mask, glove donations

    Fullerton rallies to help St. Jude Medical Center fight coronavirus with mask, glove donations
    When Fullerton residents recently started asking how they could help their local hospital, St. Jude Medical Center, to prepare for an anticipated surge of patients with the coronavirus, a donation drive was born.
    Starting Monday, March 23, and continuing at least the rest of this week, the hospital is putting out bins where residents and businesses with extra supplies of surgical masks and gloves, goggles, face shields and disinfecting wipes can drive up, drop the items off and be on their way.
  • Chargers update Bolt logo, unveiling new uniforms soon

    Chargers update Bolt logo, unveiling new uniforms soon
    An NFL franchise from Los Angeles unveiled a new logo for the second consecutive day.
    The Chargers introduced Tuesday an update to their “Bolt” logo and a new logotype in advance of their first season playing at SoFi Stadium in Inglewood.
    The Chargers also announced they will unveil new uniforms in less than a month.
    Check back soon for more updates.
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  • Jimmy Buffett launches Cabin Fever Virtual Tour for fans to watch concerts at home

    Jimmy Buffett launches Cabin Fever Virtual Tour for fans to watch concerts at home
    Coronavirus may have temporarily put a stop to live events, but Jimmy Buffett still wants fans to have a little fun.
    Break out the blender or head to your favorite local restaurant for some margaritas-to-go and join Buffett and fellow Parrotheads during his Spring 2020 Cabin Fever Virtual Tour from the comfort and safety of your own home.
    Starting Wednesday, March 25, every Wednesday and Saturday at 8 p.m. PST Buffett will be re-broadcasting shows from his live archives via margaritaville.tv or
  • Tony-winning playwright Terrence McNally dies of coronavirus at 81

    Tony-winning playwright Terrence McNally dies of coronavirus at 81
    NEW YORK — Terrence McNally, one of America’s great playwrights whose prolific career included winning Tony Awards for the plays “Love! Valour! Compassion!” and “Master Class” and the musicals “Ragtime” and “Kiss of the Spider Woman,” has died of complications from the coronavirus. He was 81.
    McNally died Tuesday at Sarasota Memorial Hospital in Sarasota, Florida, according to representative Matt Polk. McNally was a lung cancer survivor
  • Congress fiddles over how much pork to pack into stimulus package

    Congress fiddles over how much pork to pack into stimulus package
    Over the last week, congressional plans to deliver cash payments to Americans and assistance to businesses morphed into partisan mudslinging and an opportunity for special interests to use this moment to advance their interests.
    From a limited-government perspective, there is a reasonable case for providing aid to Americans unable to work and businesses unable to operate because of government orders. But what’s been happening in Washington, D.C. is the sort of dysfunction that has long cha
  • Some beaches stay open, others shut down – why coastal closures are varying during coronavirus response

    Some beaches stay open, others shut down – why coastal closures are varying during coronavirus response
    In Seal Beach and Laguna Beach, you’ll be ushered off the sand, possibly even fined, by authorities looking to distance people from each other to curb the coronavirus spread.
    At California State Parks beaches throughout Southern California and stretches of coast managed by Los Angeles County, you won’t be able to access parking spots in most lots, but as of Tuesday morning, the beaches were still be open to people who can walk, jog or ride bikes into the area.
    In Huntington Beach, Se
  • Some beaches stay open, others close — why closures vary during coronavirus response

    Some beaches stay open, others close — why closures vary during coronavirus response
    In Seal Beach and Laguna Beach, you’ll be ushered off the sand, possibly even fined, by authorities looking to distance people from each other to curb the coronavirus spread.
    At California State Parks beaches throughout Southern California and stretches of coast managed by Los Angeles County, you won’t be able to access parking spots in most lots, but as of Tuesday morning, the beaches were still be open to people who can walk, jog or ride bikes into the area.
    In Huntington Beach, Ma
  • Coronavirus outbreak exposes the unsustainability of California’s status quo

    Coronavirus outbreak exposes the unsustainability of California’s status quo
    The coronavirus outbreak, and the resulting economic fallout, should push all of us to look more critically at the status quo here in California.
    With the UCLA Anderson Forecast determining that the country is now in a recession, an assessment echoed by Bank of America, and that California will be hit harder than the rest of the country, it’s time we reflect on what we’ve allowed to happen in our state.
    While we hope state and local governments are successful in their response to the
  • Laguna Woods grocers and restaurants offer delivery, special hours for seniors

    Laguna Woods grocers and restaurants offer delivery, special hours for seniors
    As the spread of the coronavirus continues to change the daily lives of Laguna Woods Village residents, businesses, restaurants, pharmacies and others are stepping up to help.
    “We are doing our part to help those in the Village get what they need so they don’t have to go out and mingle where young people or others are congregated,” said Tony Hibbard, manager of 19 Restaurant at the Laguna Woods golf course.
    “We’re delivering, too, and offering curbside service at di
  • Trump hopes country will be reopened by Easter amid coronavirus outbreak

    Trump hopes country will be reopened by Easter amid coronavirus outbreak
    By ZEKE MILLER and DARLENE SUPERVILLE
    WASHINGTON — With lives and the economy hanging in the balance, President Donald Trump said Tuesday he is hoping the country will be reopened by Easter, as he weighs how to refine nationwide social-distancing guidelines to put some workers back on the job amid the coronavirus outbreak.
    As many public health officials call for stricter, not looser restrictions on public interactions, Trump said he was already looking toward easing the advisories that ha
  • Can Trump be president indefinitely? Ask the lawyer

    Can Trump be president indefinitely? Ask the lawyer
    Q: President Trump has suggested he could be “president for life.” Are there restrictions on how long someone can be president?
    -M.G., Lomita
    Ron Sokol
    A: President Franklin Delano Roosevelt served into a fourth term. It was an unusual time, one of depression and war. Two years after FDR died, Congress passed the 22nd Amendment to the United States Constitution, limiting presidents to two terms. The amendment was ratified in 1951, and is applicable today.
    Q: There’s contro
  • 16,000 meals and counting: South county gives out free lunch during coronavirus shutdown

    16,000 meals and counting: South county gives out free lunch during coronavirus shutdown
    The Capistrano Unified School District handed out 16,000 free meals during the first week of the coronavirus shut down and plans on continuing handing out lunches and breakfasts at select school sites as needed.
    Carl Hankey K-8 in Mission Viejo was added this week, making seven sites throughout South County where anyone under the age of 18 can grab a meal — so long as they are in a vehicle and accompanied by the minors, even if they are not students in the district.
    “We’ll cont
  • What’s happening in the radio ratings?

    What’s happening in the radio ratings?
    KOST (103.5 FM) continued settling down back to normal after its traditional holiday boost, but it still managed to dominate the Los Angeles ratings released last week. For the month of February, the adult top-40 station earned a 5.7 rating, down from 6.5 in January and 13.7 during the holiday season, but a half-point above second-place KRTH (101.1 FM)’s 5.2.
    KFI (640 AM was the top-rated talk station as usual, and the top-rated AM station in town, earning a 3.8 share at tied for 7th place
  • Cal State Long Beach reports 2 students test positive for coronavirus

    Cal State Long Beach reports 2 students test positive for coronavirus
    Two Cal State Long Beach students tested positive for the novel coronavirus, officials announced Tuesday, March 24.
    Those students are in self-isolation off-campus, according to Dr. Kimberly Fodran, the university’s co-director of Student Health Services.
    Related linksLong Beach reports first death from coronavirus, 21 total cases
    Dignity Health offering free virtual care visits for those with coronavirus symptoms
    Long Beach considers renter eviction protection amid coronavirus pandemic
    Gr
  • Orange County girls water polo player of the year: Laguna Beach’s Emma Lineback

    Orange County girls water polo player of the year: Laguna Beach’s Emma Lineback
    Support our high school sports coverage by becoming a digital subscriber. Subscribe nowLaguna Beach’s Emma Lineback is the Orange County girls water polo player of the year for 2019-20. (Photo courtesy of Laguna Beach High water polo)
    Laguna Beach’s, Emma Lineback, foreground, battles Newport Harbor’s, Morgan Netherton,duringgirls water polo semifinals in the CIF-SS Division 1 semifinals of the CIF-SS girls water polo playoffs.
    (Photos by Karen Tapia, Contributing Photographer
  • All-Orange County girls water polo: First Team, Second Team and Third Team

    All-Orange County girls water polo: First Team, Second Team and Third Team
    Support our high school sports coverage by becoming a digital subscriber. Subscribe nowThe Orange County Register’s All-County girls water polo teams for the 2019-20 season:
    FIRST TEAM
    Emma Lineback, Laguna Beach, Jr.
    The Register’s Player of the Year.
    Malia Allen, Foothill, Sr.
    The left-handed attacker, who is bound for UCLA, helped the Knights reach their first CIF-SS Division 1 final since 2016. The All-CIF selection earned all-tournament honors at the Irvine Southern California
  • Orange County girls water polo coach of the year: Rosary’s Rory Bevins

    Orange County girls water polo coach of the year: Rosary’s Rory Bevins
    Support our high school sports coverage by becoming a digital subscriber. Subscribe nowRosary Academy girls water polo coach Rory Bevins saw championship qualities in his players.
    They were highly motivated. They excelled at a style of play that matched their strengths and could answer one of the challenges of the CIF-Southern Section playoffs. And they were united.
    Under Bevins’ leadership, the Royals’ best qualities realized their potential this season.
    Rosary reemerged on the gir
  • Jesse Eisenberg plays mime and war hero Marcel Marceau in ‘Resistance’ and has another film out the same day

    Jesse Eisenberg plays mime and war hero Marcel Marceau in ‘Resistance’ and has another film out the same day
    When Jesse Eisenberg calls to talk about his two new movies, “Resistance” and “Vivarium,” he laughs and is quick to agree that the two films would make for a truly bizarre double feature.
    In the World War II drama “Resistance,” Eisenberg plays the famed French mime Marcel Marceau as a young man working with the underground resistance against the Nazis who occupied his country.
    In “Vivarium,” he plays Tom opposite Imogen Poots as his girlfriend Gemm
  • Jesse Eisenberg plays Marcel Marceau in ‘Resistance’ and home buyer in ‘Vivarium’

    Jesse Eisenberg plays Marcel Marceau in ‘Resistance’ and home buyer in ‘Vivarium’
    When Jesse Eisenberg calls to talk about his two new movies, “Resistance” and “Vivarium,” he laughs and is quick to agree that the two films would make for a truly bizarre double feature.
    In the World War II drama “Resistance,” Eisenberg plays the famed French mime Marcel Marceau as a young man working with the underground resistance against the Nazis who occupied his country.
    In “Vivarium,” he plays Tom opposite Imogen Poots as his girlfriend Gemm
  • How USC football is continuing some workouts amid coronavirus quarantine

    How USC football is continuing some workouts amid coronavirus quarantine
    This wasn’t exactly the spring that USC football had in mind.
    The Trojans had just one spring practice, the beginning of implementing a new defense and a new physicality, before concerns about the spread of COVID-19 led to USC and the Pac-12 to suspend all team activities, including football practices, as part of social distancing.
    Now, most of the team has gone home for spring and is not allowed back on USC’s campus. So the Trojans have had to get creative with how they work out in
  • How to play at Southern California casinos virtually amid the coronavirus pandemic

    How to play at Southern California casinos virtually amid the coronavirus pandemic
    If you’re bummed because you can’t visit the casinos — as those in Southern California have closed due to the novel coronavirus — you can still have some of the casino-related fun from the comfort of your home by using your smartphone.
    Many of the casinos boast apps, and while you can’t actually gamble on them, many of them let you play online games for points or virtual currency. Here’s a list of the apps and what you can do on them.Fantasy Springs: This app
  • Child actor Hannah Marks grew up to write and star in ‘Banana Split.’ Oh, and she directs now, too

    Child actor Hannah Marks grew up to write and star in ‘Banana Split.’ Oh, and she directs now, too
    Hannah Marks turned 24 while directing her first feature film – though she says she looked even younger than that.
    “So definitely, in the first few days, people did not realize I was one of the directors,” Marks, who is now 26, says of “After Everything,” the 2018 release she co-wrote and co-directed with Joey Power.
    “Like, there were a few days of people asking me to get them coffee and stuff, and I was like, ‘I can’t; I’m busy. I gotta dire
  • The top 10 moments from UCLA’s 2019-20 sports year

    The top 10 moments from UCLA’s 2019-20 sports year
    UCLA did not get the chance to defend its national titles in softball and beach volleyball. Neither basketball team got the opportunity to test itself in their respective NCAA tournaments. While the NCAA and Pac-12 cancellations brought on by the coronavirus public health concern led to disappointment for so many student-athletes, there were still a lot of memorable, breathing-taking and program-defining moments for the Bruins during the 2019-20 academic year.
    Here are the top 10 moments from UC
  • Home-bound due to coronavirus, people are chalking hope on sidewalks

    Home-bound due to coronavirus, people are chalking hope on sidewalks
    All over the region, people have discovered a way to help one another battle a new sense of isolation in this coronavirus pandemic as people social distance with a simple and universal antidote: Chalk.
    Reassuring messages abound on sidewalks and driveways: You matter. You will be OK. This too shall pass.
    Dogs like Abel may not need reminders to be happy, but humans do — especially during the coronavirus crisis. Seal Beach residents Kimberly Freely and her children created this sidewalk art
  • Coronavirus: Seal Beach closes beaches, parks, athletic courts

    Coronavirus: Seal Beach closes beaches, parks, athletic courts
    Beaches, playgrounds, city parks and athletic courts in Seal Beach were ordered closed by City Manager Jill Ingram in an attempt to stem the spread of the coronavirus.
    The following areas will be closed to the public under Ingram’s order issued Monday:
    — All beaches, including Surfside Beach
    — Beach parking lots
    — Playgrounds/tot lots
    — All city parks, including basketball courts, tennis courts, volleyball courts and picnic areas
    — Arbor Dog Park
    — Gum G
  • How much of a risk does the coronavirus pose to children?

    How much of a risk does the coronavirus pose to children?
    Data on the novel coronavirus currently has shown very few cases of serious illness or death in children and young adults, but experts say that doesn’t mean they’re immune or will not become infected.
    Indications so far are that older people – those over 65 and especially over 85 – and people with other health conditions, such as those that affect the heart and lungs, are most likely to have severe or fatal illness due to the coronavirus. However, not as much is known abo
  • With new $1 million live shark tank, Ocean Institute is struggling amid coronavirus shutdown

    With new $1 million live shark tank, Ocean Institute is struggling amid coronavirus shutdown
    Just days before a $1 million new live shark exhibit was to be unveiled, the Ocean Institute is shut down and staff is struggling to feed the 1,100 critters in its tanks and aquariums.
    Like other places that have had to close, the nonprofit that’s been operating in Dana Point Harbor for 42 years is being affected by the spread of coronavirus.
    The new shark exhibit, which features horn sharks and rays, was planned to open March 18. It was expected to have congressional and county recognitio
  • Ocean Institute, with new shark tank, struggles amid coronavirus shutdown

    Ocean Institute, with new shark tank, struggles amid coronavirus shutdown
    Just days before a $1 million new live shark exhibit was to be unveiled, the Ocean Institute is shut down and staff is struggling to feed the 1,100 critters in its tanks and aquariums.
    Like other places that have had to close, the nonprofit that’s been operating in Dana Point Harbor for 42 years is being affected by the spread of coronavirus.
    The new shark exhibit, which features horn sharks and rays, was planned to open March 18. It was expected to have congressional and county recognitio
  • Tokyo Olympic Games postponed to 2021

    Tokyo Olympic Games postponed to 2021
    The International Olympic Committee and Tokyo organizers, under increasing global pressure, have postponed the Tokyo Olympic Games to 2021, marking the first time in 80 years that a Games will not take place as scheduled.
    “In the present circumstances and based on the information provided by the WHO today, the IOC President and the Prime Minister of Japan have concluded that the Games of the XXXII Olympiad in Tokyo must be rescheduled to a date beyond 2020 but not later than summer 2021, t
  • Stocks up over 5% amid building hopes for U.S. coronavirus stimulus

    Stocks up over 5% amid building hopes for U.S. coronavirus stimulus
    NEW YORK — Stocks around the world rallied Tuesday amid expectations that Congress is nearing a deal to pump nearly $2 trillion of aid into the coronavirus-ravaged economy.
    Top congressional and White House officials said they expect to reach an agreement Tuesday, though some issues remain. Investors have been frustrated waiting for the U.S. government to do what it can to help the economy, which is increasingly shutting down by the day, after the Federal Reserve has done nearly all it can
  • Stocks surge 7% on building hopes for U.S. coronavirus stimulus

    Stocks surge 7% on building hopes for U.S. coronavirus stimulus
    By STAN CHOE and DAMIAN J. TROISE
    NEW YORK —  Stocks on Wall Street joined a worldwide rally Tuesday as optimism rose, for one morning at least, that government officials and central banks are unleashing enough aid to ease the economic pain caused by the coronavirus outbreak.
    The S&P 500 surged more than 6%, and the Dow jumped nearly 1,400 points in morning trading as a wave of buying interrupted what has been a brutal month of nearly nonstop selling. Depite the rally, invest
  • Congress closing in on nearly $2 trillion coronavirus aid package

    Congress closing in on nearly $2 trillion coronavirus aid package
    By LISA MASCARO, ANDREW TAYLOR and JONATHAN LEMIRE
    WASHINGTON — Top congressional and White House officials say they expect to reach a deal Tuesday on a nearly $2 trillion measure aimed at easing the economic damage inflicted by the coronavirus pandemic.
    Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin and Senate Democratic leader Chuck Schumer said they had spoken by phone with President Donald Trump during the long night of negotiations. While the two sides have resolved many issues in the sweeping pac
  • Disneyland might be closed, but there’s plenty of work left to do

    Disneyland might be closed, but there’s plenty of work left to do
    Disneyland, the theme park, might be closed, but Disneyland, the business, certainly isn’t. For the people who chart the direction of the nation’s theme parks, the next few weeks might be the most important in the industry’s history.
    As many theme parks push their planned reopening dates from April into May, business and creative managers must be thinking about how customers will react when the parks do reopen. I don’t think that there is any question that fans will want
  • Man struck and critically injured in Fullerton

    Man struck and critically injured in Fullerton
    A man in his 50s was struck by a vehicle and critically injured in Fullerton, police said.
    The crash took place about 8 p.m. Monday at Commonwealth Avenue and Pomona Street, Fullerton police Lt. John Radus said.
    “The victim was not in a crosswalk when he was hit,” Radus said. “He was in the middle of the street.”
    Paramedics transported the man to UCI Medical Center in Orange in critical condition.
    The driver remained at the scene and cooperated with police. No drugs or al
  • 2 critically injured by vehicle while crossing Santa Ana street

    2 critically injured by vehicle while crossing Santa Ana street
    A man and a woman were critically injured while crossing a street in Santa Ana after getting hit by a driver who remained at the scene, a police commander said.
    The crash took place about 11:35 p.m. Monday at Flower and First streets, Santa Ana police Cmdr. Andrew Alvarez said.
    The victims suffered major head trauma and were taken to a hospital.
    It doesn’t appear that drugs or alcohol were involved in the crash, Alvarez said.
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