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It was conceived as a way to make sure low-income students didn't miss out on L.A.'s burgeoning tech boom, but as Sam Blake reports, LA-tech.org has pivoted. It's now focused on raising funds for two local nonprofits — Homeboy Industries and iFoster — providing basic necessities to the city's disadvantaged youth.

Senior Reporter Tami Abdollah digs into beloved restaurant Musso & Frank's lawsuit against its insurer for not covering costs during the pandemic closure. Other small restaurants are watching it as a harbinger of similar cases.

Also, time is running out to sign up for our virtual startup pitch showcase, featuring three startups and two VCs from L.A.'s gaming industry. The event is free, but space is limited!

From Finding Internships to Filling Basic Needs

LA-Tech.org was conceived as a way to provide low-income students a way into the city's booming tech industry. Instead, it's launching this month to raise funds for two basic needs: food and internet access during the pandemic. Read more >>

Musso & Frank's Kept Its Staff. Now It's a Small Biz Harbinger 

In March, Musso & Frank's Grill was forced to temporarily close for the first time in over100 years. Now, a lawsuit it filed is being closely watched by small-businesses throughout L.A. as a harbinger of what could happen to their own insurance claims. Read more >>

WATCH: SpaceX Launch Sets a Rocket Record

SpaceX launched 60 more Starlink broadband internet satellites into orbit Wednesday. The Falcon 9 rocket is now the most-launched U.S. rocket still in use. Read more and watch the launch >>

Join Us Tomorrow For a Startup Pitch Showcase on Gaming

Join us tomorrow at 11:00 a.m. PST for a dot.LA Virtual Pitch Showcase focused on gaming. Founding entrepreneurs from Artie, Squab Gaming and RCT Studio will be pitching to Griffin Gaming Partners' Peter Levin and March Capital Partners' Gregory Milken.

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