Ben Bergman

Ben Bergman appears in the following:

Businesses, Workers Confused By LA County's Minimum Wage Hike

Thursday, August 20, 2015

LA County Board of Supervisors approved a $15 minimum wage for unincorporated areas. But half of county residents live in areas with a lower wage due to the number of cities that make up the county.


Silicon Beach: Tech Entrepreneurs Flock Downstream To LA

Tuesday, August 11, 2015

Los Angeles is drawing tech entrepreneurs who are attracted to the beaches, the somewhat lower housing costs and the proximity to the movie industry.


California's Drought Makes It Rain Big Bucks For Local Businesses

Tuesday, May 26, 2015

"Every crisis is an opportunity." That's exactly how some entrepreneurs are looking at California's worsening drought; the drier it gets, the more their business thrives.


Los Angeles City Council Passes $15 Minimum Wage

Wednesday, May 20, 2015

The Los Angeles City Council has passed a $15 minimum wage, which will be phased in over the next several years. The move is upsetting a number of small businesses, especially restaurants.


Unions Have Pushed The $15 Minimum Wage, But Few Members Will Benefit

Tuesday, February 10, 2015

Most union members won't benefit from a higher minimum wage because they already earn far more than that. With membership declining, some union leaders fear collective bargaining is dead.


Home, Food Or Health Care: A Choice Many Renters Can't Afford

Sunday, June 15, 2014

As of 2012, rentals made up 35 percent of American households. Their numbers are growing, but the demand isn't easing rental rates. Many renters now pay more than 50 percent of their income on rent.


Time Warner, DirecTV Squabble Over Dodgers TV Network

Tuesday, May 13, 2014

The Dodgers launched a network to carry their games. But a dispute over broadcast fees and whether the network should be offered ala carte has kept it dark in 70 percent of the Los Angeles market.


Who's Crazy Enough To Start A Newspaper In 2014? Ask LA Register

Thursday, April 17, 2014

The Los Angeles Register is a newspaper that just launched this week. Despite dropping newspaper sales, Ben Bergman of KPCC reports that the publisher thinks there's still an audience for print.


Is It Ethical? Universities Pay Newspaper For Coverage

Friday, June 21, 2013

The Orange County Register in Southern California recently started devoting weekly sections to local universities, after the paper approached the schools to fund the sections. Critics say it's a breach of ethics, while supporters say journalism needs to find new ways to pay for itself.


Coachella's Hometown Aims To Cash In On Fest's Rising Tide

Thursday, April 18, 2013

The highest-grossing music festival in the world happens in a city struggling to stay afloat.


Iraqi Refugees Find Hard Times In California

Monday, March 25, 2013

Since the U.S. opened its doors to Iraqi refugees in 2007, more have ended up in California than any other state โ€” nearly 20,000. They're facing big challenges once they arrive. In addition to the language barrier, many have trouble adapting to living in California because they suffer from depression or PTSD.


Shhhh! (Facebook Is About To Go Public)

Tuesday, May 08, 2012

It's known as the quiet period โ€” the SEC-mandated time before an initial public offering when a company's top officials have to avoid anything close to hype. And with Facebook's IPO expected next week, CEO Mark Zuckerberg and his colleagues are pretty much staying mum.


It's A Good Time To Be An L.A. Clippers 'Superfan'

Tuesday, January 31, 2012

The Lakers have Jack Nicholson. Los Angeles' other NBA team has "Clipper Darrell." He has missed only one home game in the past nine years and shows up in full Clippers gear to taunt the other team. Now that his team is no longer second fiddle in Los Angeles, Clipper Darrell is in his element.