Terry Miller

The Ups and Downs of Reopening America
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The Ups and Downs of Reopening America

By Terry Miller In the rush to open up the country from COVID-19 lockdowns, counties, states and the federal government are at loggerheads as to who can do what, when, where and how. If this past Memorial Day weekend is any gauge, the art of social distancing is history. Thousands flouted the health and safety…

Al Fresco Dining Options Being Considered In Area Cities
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Al Fresco Dining Options Being Considered In Area Cities

By Terry Miller The massive economic effect of COVID-19 has been acutely arduous on restaurants which were already financially fraught before the pandemic caused a shutdown of watering holes and eateries. Initially, many restaurants tapped into the take-out and delivery options only to find out that this was not sustainable, especially if third party delivery…

The Restaurant Business Remains Challenging as Newsom Sets New Rules to Open
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The Restaurant Business Remains Challenging as Newsom Sets New Rules to Open

Modification of mandates could help reopen restaurants for dining in By Terry Miller Tuesday’s state press conference in Sacramento was soberly optimistic, to paraphrase Governor Gavin Newsom. He announced modifications to the statewide stay-at-home order to allow more businesses in California to reopen, including dine-in restaurants, shopping malls and offices. Stressing that 70 percent of…

Arcadia Politics Becomes Ever More Confusing
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Arcadia Politics Becomes Ever More Confusing

Arcadia is often seen as a serene, quite city with some beautiful homes, an award-winning school district, a world class horse racing track as well as the ever-popular Los  Angeles County Arboretum. However, few see — especially now during the pandemic —the political calculations that happen in the city. Arcadia residents tell us they are…

Virtual Reality – The New Normal
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Virtual Reality – The New Normal

By Terry Miller “Amidst the COVID-19 outbreak, people across the globe are being urged to work from home in an attempt to stop the spread of the virus. We have to re-think how we communicate with our colleagues to ensure continued performance and, importantly, morale,” this, according to Forbes. It’s odd to think that only 57…

Horse Racing Supporters Call for Santa Anita to Open
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Horse Racing Supporters Call for Santa Anita to Open

The Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors and the L.A. County health department are reviewing a proposal from Santa Anita to resume “spectator-less” live racing. Live racing provides the financial support for the wellbeing of horses and the workers who take care of them. On March 27, 2020 based on a complaint, live racing was…

Small Businesses Are Casualties of Corona Crisis
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Small Businesses Are Casualties of Corona Crisis

By Terry Miller The new sign below the entrance to Old Town Monrovia, albeit a bit cliché, says it all. We are in this together and never before has the element of neighbor helping neighbor been more critical. There are thousands of small businesses in the United States that have been forced to shut their…

Despite Skyrocketing Consumption, Local News Struggles to Survive
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Despite Skyrocketing Consumption, Local News Struggles to Survive

Newspapers, up and down the state of California say they have become collateral damage from the state’s effort to rein in the gig economy. Combine that with drastic drops in advertising revenue, especially in smaller community newspapers; ever-increasing cost of printing and circulation costs, and the massive impact social media, and the internet in general,…

Face Time
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Face Time

People are finally wearing facemasks in public By Terry Miller Apple indeed has proved to be a little ahead of the curve, especially with their application known as FaceTime. Little did Tim Cook realize, however, just how important its name would become. From the beginning, the pandemic we know as COVID-19 has worried the world….

Open…Open…Open
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Open…Open…Open

President wants to reopen economy by May 1, health professionals say it’s too early By Terry Miller While there are many indications that social distancing is working as scientists had hoped in mitigating the spread of COVID-19, the question remains, “How will America ever get back to normal after the shuttering of businesses across the…

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