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New Ten Thousand Villages store opens in San Pedro, selling fair...

The nonprofit, which is headquartered in Akron, Pennsylvania, sells fair trade products sourced from over a hundred artisan groups worldwide, in an effort to provide sustainable income for disadvantaged communities.

LA County plans to purchase Long Beach Holiday Inn to house...

If approved, the state would provide the majority of the funding necessary to buy the property, $17.5 million, with the county providing matching funds of $4 million.

On the Job: The lonely mornings of a hotel barista in...

Working anywhere during a global pandemic feels far from normal, no less at a hotel that’s lacking the one thing hotels are all about: guests.

Lakewood, Stonewood and Los Cerritos malls move toward full re-opening

The Lakewood Center, the Stonewood Center in Downey and the Los Cerritos Center will be reopening their indoor spaces on Wednesday.

Strong tech sector, infrastructure investments will aid South Bay economic recovery

In many ways, Cal State Dominguez Hills’ 2020 South Bay Economic Forecast and Industry Outlook paints as grim a picture as any economic analysis of the current situation. But there are glimmers of hope that have led the university’s economic expert to feel more confident in the region’s economic future.

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