Hard times are getting even harder for retailers and manufacturers in California.
From the glittery confines of Los Angeles to the cradle of technology in Silicon Valley, jobs are disappearing, retail vacancies are up, home values are down, mall upgrades are on hold and consumer confidence has been staggered. Few, if any, sectors are being spared and there will be no quick recovery, executives and economists said.
Steve Aoki held a presentation, a runway show and outdoor concert for his men's line Dim Mak. Here's a look from his spring 2018 collection, which was titled "Paradise Found." #wwdfashion #wwdmens (📷: George Chinsee)
"It's really hard sometimes. I think I have a reputation for being really tough and aggressive and pushy but I really am a very shy person who wants to be liked, and that's the conflict constantly. There's something that takes hold - I want people to like me, I don't want to be mean - but if I see something that just cries out to be answered, I go for it," says renowned NBC News correspondent Andrea Mitchell. (📷: @axeldupeux)