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California allows theme parks to reopen, but Disney and Universal may not return until next summer

California allows theme parks to reopen, but Disney and Universal may not return until next summer

California theme parks closed in mid-March as the COVID-19 pandemic forced business across the U.S. to shutter their operations and society to adjust to the ‘new normal.’ By BRADY MACDONALD  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 […]

New health equity metric will help decide counties’ tier in pandemic tracking system

New health equity metric will help decide counties’ tier in pandemic tracking system

By IAN WHEELER  Starting next week, Orange County and others around California will have to show they’re paying close attention to neighborhoods that have been hit harder than others by the coronavirus pandemic. That’s the goal of the state Department of Public Health’s new health equity metric, a third test that will decide in which of […]

Newsom: Announcement coming ‘very, very shortly’ on reopening California theme parks

Newsom: Announcement coming ‘very, very shortly’ on reopening California theme parks

By BRADY MACDONALD | [email protected] | Newsom commented on his plans to issue guidelines for reopening amusement parks during a press conference on Wednesday, Sept. 16. Gov. Gavin Newsom said Wednesday an announcement will be coming “very, very shortly” on issuing COVID-19 guidelines that would allow California theme parks to safely reopen after more than six months of coronavirus […]

Leaving California: These places will pay you to move there

Leaving California: These places will pay you to move there

By PATRICK MAY | Orange County Register It’s the talk of the town these days: With a booming job market pushing real-estate prices through the roof, jamming freeways and making the most quotidian of tasks seem downright wearisome, a lot of California residents are either heading for the exits or are already gone. Consider the San Jose […]

Southern California builders, swamped with unsold homes, cut construction to 3-year low

Southern California builders, swamped with unsold homes, cut construction to 3-year low

By JONATHAN LANSNER  Southern California builders, stuck with the largest supply of unsold homes in seven years, have slashed construction to the slowest pace since 2016. First-quarter data from MetroStudy shows 3,750 new homes went unsold in the four counties covered by the Southern California News Group — an increase of 688 units in a year […]