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L.A. Restricts Restaurants, Retailers to Control Coronavirus

L.A. Mayor Eric Garcetti has mandated temporary restrictions for retail businesses within the City of Los Angeles to help prevent the spread of coronavirus.

Grocery Stores, Pharmacies Adjust to Coronavirus Boom

While most of the Valley region’s retail sector has temporarily shut down amid the coronavirus outbreak, grocery stores are busier than ever as throngs of shoppers stock up in preparation for days or weeks spent at home in self-quarantine.

Princess Ship Quarantined for Coronavirus Outbreak

Princess Cruises has quarantined its Diamond Princess ship in the port of Yokohama, Japan, after Japanese officials found several guests tested positive for Coronavirus.

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Coronavirus Cases on Diamond Princess Climb to 135

Princess Cruises on Monday confirmed an additional 65 people on the quarantined Diamond Princess cruise ship in Yokohama, Japan have tested positive for Coronavirus, bringing the total number of cases onboard to 135.

Chef Merito Hires Ad Agency for Cook-at-Home Campaign

Chef Merito Inc., a Van Nuys manufacturer and distributor of spices and seasonings, has hired L.A. marketing agency Sensis to create a branding campaign targeting Latinx consumers.

Santa Clarita Business Owners Released from Quarantined Princess Ship

The owners of a Santa Clarita radio station were among hundreds of passengers released this weekend from the quarantined Diamond Princess cruise ship, on which hundreds of cases of the coronavirus have been confirmed.

Princess, Cunard Delay 2021 Sailings

Carnival Corp. has delayed a return to sea for its Princess and Cunard cruise lines, cancelling several sailings scheduled for 2021 as the coronavirus pandemic rages on.

Stein Mart Hires Great American Group for Liquidation

Great American Group in Woodland Hills is one of five liquidation companies managing the going-out-of-business sales for discount department store chain Stein Mart.

Ralphs Extends Hero Pay, Accepts SNAP

Grocery chain Ralphs has extended its “hero pay” for hourly employees as the coronavirus outbreak persists in Southern California.

Black Angus Trims Open Locations

20 restaurants temporarily shut due to coronavirus.

Black Angus Steakhouse has temporarily shuttered more than half its restaurants across the Western U.S. due to the coronavirus and resulting business restrictions.

Teledyne Sensors for Diagnosis of COVID-19

A subsidiary of Teledyne Technologies Inc. is manufacturing image sensors called charged coupled devices, or CCDs, for use in COVID-19 diagnostic tools.

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Goodwill to Promote Job Services

Corporations step up in response to pandemic.

As the Los Angeles area faces an existential unemployment crisis in the wake of the coronavirus pandemic, Goodwill Southern California is launching a marketing campaign to promote its employment services.

Cheesecake Factory Settles for Misreporting Pandemic’s Impact

The Securities and Exchange Commission has settled charges against Cheesecake Factory Inc. for misreporting the impact of the coronavirus on its business operations and finances.

Branded Entertainment Reports Record Revenue

Branded Entertainment Network closed 2018 with its highest annual revenue ever, up 52 percent from its 2017 performance, the company announced Tuesday.

Poms & Associates Rebrands with TV Ads

While most businesses have focused solely on surviving COVID-19, insurance brokerage Poms & Associates has launched a rebranding campaign.

Universal Studios to Reopen Shops, Restaurants as State Loosens Theme Park Guidelines

Universal Studios Hollywood theme park will reopen shops and restaurants on weekends at its Universal City campus beginning March 12, while state regulations promise the reopening of all theme parks at limited capacity as soon as April 1.

Layoffs Coming in Hotel, Restaurant Industries

The coronavirus pandemic has curbed travel as people shelter in place, resulting in a nightmarish situation for hotels and their employees.

Newsom Signs Bills to Support Small Business

California Gov. Gavin Newsom has signed into law three bills that will offer support for small businesses and construction projects affected by the coronavirus.

L.A. County Closes ‘Nonessential’ Businesses

Los Angeles County and city officials released emergency orders to close nonessential businesses and keep residents in their homes to prevent the spread of coronavirus.

Cheesecake Factory Won't Pay April Rent

Cheesecake Factory Inc. has notified its landlords that it won’t pay rent on April 1 due to financial complications stemming from the coronavirus outbreak.

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