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A peaceful moment at Bea Flowers on La Brea (Chava Sanchez/LAist)
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The new normal might be staying home and Zooming instead of congregating IRL, but people are coming up with creative ways to adapt — and in some cases, to keep their businesses open at the same time. Bars are bringing happy hour to the drinking masses. The Grammy Museum is streaming free shows with artists like Billie Eilish and Brandi Carlile, and other local museums are offering virtual exhibits and tours.

All these digital offerings will come in even handier in the wake of Gov. Gavin Newsom’s decision to close down state parking lots as a way to “help you help yourself” when it comes to social distancing.

Mil gracias, Governor.

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Here are some very L.A. photo galleries:

  • Knott's Berry Farm is best known as a theme park, but this year marks the 100th of its humble beginning as an actual berry farm. We pulled together some rarely-seen photos from that time.
  • Hugh Holland spent three years documenting the birth of L.A.’s skateboarding culture in the 1970’s. These are some of his most iconic shots.

And now, your moment of Zen:

That's more like it. The Santa Monica Pier on Monday.

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