June 22, 2024
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For love and money: Valentine’s Day offers a welcome boost for pandemic-battered businesses


Jean-Michel and Jill-Marie Carré at Chocolats Du Calibressan, their shop in Carpinteria. Demand for chocolates has been strong this Valentine's season. (Eric Isaacs photo) Chocolates and flowers have long been a staple of Valentine’s Day, and though the COVID-19 pandemic has changed a lot of social norms over the past year, that tradition is not…


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