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California allows theme parks to reopen, but Disney and Universal won’t return for weeks or months

California has cleared theme parks to reopen after more than seven months of coronavirus closures provided they follow newly issued COVID-19 health and safety guidelines, but Disney, Universal and other large parks won’t be able to return for weeks or months. California Health and Human Services secretary Mark Ghaly announced during a news conference on […]

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This company is building 3-D printed, small homes on existing residential properties to fight back against California’s housing shortage. Look inside a unit that was move-in ready in one week.

Summary List Placement While the world of real estate has spent the last half-a-year theorizing about the future of the office, or how in-person retail could survive a pandemic that taught grandparents how to order groceries online, one thing has stayed constant – America has a housing shortage. A California-based startup, Mighty Buildings, is 3D-printing […]

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Uber’s CEO says it will have to double prices in some cities if California voters reject its bid to avoid classifying its drivers as employees (UBER)

Summary List Placement Uber’s bid to replace California’s gig-worker law with its own proposal is in the final stretch, and the company is warning that prices could skyrocket if the measure fails in two weeks. If voters reject Proposition 22, which would provide a floating pool of benefits for gig-workers across multiple apps including Uber’s […]

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Coronavirus: San Francisco enters least-restrictive tier in California’s reopening system

San Francisco on Tuesday became the first major jurisdiction in California to advance into the state’s least-restrictive yellow reopening tier, according to the latest map from the California Department of Public Health. That would loosen state restrictions on many businesses to operate at a certain capacity, but San Francisco so far has resisted reopening to […]

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Hotline newsletter: Big Noon ratings thus far suggest the 9 a.m. kickoff could double Pac-12 audience for night games on FS1

*** The Pac-12 Hotline newsletter is published each Monday-Wednesday-Friday during the college sports season and twice-a-week in the summer. (Sign up here for a free subscription.) This edition, from Oct. 20, has been made available in archived form. Ratings Game Awaits The 2020 season begins in fitting fashion for the Pac-12, with an opener unlike any […]

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The best indoor bike trainers

Summary List Placement A quality indoor bike trainer helps you replicate the outdoor riding experience, isn’t overly loud, and is made of long-lasting and durable components. We tested a selection of indoor bike trainers and rounded up our favorites that were easy to use and set up, work with a variety of bike styles and […]

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6 free online courses from Ivy League schools to educate yourself on race and America’s long history of injustice

Summary List Placement Protests against racism and police brutality that began at the end of May after the killing of George Floyd have sparked a national conversation around race in America. Business leaders continue to pledge their commitment to usher in change, and President Donald Trump and Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden are likely to […]