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Friday, March 04, 2016
Los Angeles is pitching frugality in its hopes to land the winning 2024 Olympics bid. Skepticism remains by those who worry that the price tag to host an Olympics leaves the city vulnerable.
Saturday, January 16, 2016
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Wednesday, January 13, 2016
For the first time in more than two decades, pro football will be played in Los Angeles. The NFL announced the St. Louis Rams are moving for next season, and perhaps the Chargers and Raiders will too.
Monday, January 11, 2016
The NFL could announce a decision this week on whether football will return to Los Angeles. Two proposals have generated the most buzz, involving the move of existing teams to new pro...
Friday, January 01, 2016
The Boston Globe, The Washington Post and the Minneapolis Star Tribune have all been bought by billionaires. One of the country's most-read dailies, the Los Angeles Times, might join ...
Sunday, November 29, 2015
Half of all fruits, vegetables and nuts grown in the United States come from California. Despite four years of extreme drought, the state's agriculture industry is thriving for some f...
Monday, October 12, 2015
Los Angeles has been known mostly as a place to work, but the number of residents has more than tripled since 2000. Developers can't build condos fast enough while many offices sit empty.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Friday, June 21, 2013
This spring, readers of The Orange County Register in Southern California started seeing much more coverage of local universities. What they probably did not know is that the stories are paid for by the schools. Depending on whom you ask, it is either a smart way to bring in ...
Thursday, April 18, 2013
Like many California cities hit hard by the real estate crash, Indio (near Palm Springs) has been forced to make steep cutbacks to avoid bankruptcy. But unlike other cities, Indio hosts the highest-grossing music festival in the world — Coachella — which wraps up this weekend. It has made city ...
Tuesday, May 08, 2012
It's known as the quiet period — 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 e...
Tuesday, January 31, 2012
For a long time, Los Angeles has been a Lakers town, but thanks to some of the NBA's brightest young stars, it's now the perennially ridiculed Clippers who have the better record — and much of the city's attention. That's especially gratifying for one die-hard Clippers fan.
Darrell Bailey, better ...