Ben Bergman

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Horses Have Continued To Die As New Season Begins At Santa Anita Park

Monday, October 21, 2019

The Santa Anita race track near Los Angeles is preparing for the high profile Breeders' Cup next month. But horse deaths have continued this season, despite government investigations.


After Numerous Foul Ball Fan Injuries, Baseball Reconsiders Protective Netting

Saturday, July 13, 2019

In 2018, all 30 MLB teams extended their netting over stadium dugouts. The protective measure has not done enough to safeguard fans from dangerous foul ball injuries.


Major League Baseball Players Call For More Safety Measures After Foul Balls Hit Fans

Tuesday, July 09, 2019

A number of Major League Baseball fans have been injured foul balls this season. That's led to calls for more extensive safety netting, but the league has not acted yet.


As Endeavor Talent Agency Prepares To Go Public, Investors Are Wary

Thursday, July 04, 2019

Legendary talent agent Ari Emanuel's company, Endeavor, is preparing for an IPO, just as the Writers Guild of America membership has fired all its agents.


Crowds Linger On The Slopes With Cheaper Ski Pass — But Locals Aren't Happy

Saturday, April 06, 2019

Though Ikon, a multiresort ski pass, has been embraced by for its low prices, many locals gripe that they are making mountains too crowded.


For Job Retraining Programs To Work, People Need To Show Up

Tuesday, July 04, 2017

Retraining workers who've lost jobs is tough. If the program isn't good, workers may get trained for jobs that no longer exist. And even when the training is good, it's hard to get people to show up.


Los Angeles, Paris Bid For 2024 Olympics

Thursday, June 08, 2017

Paris and Los Angeles are vying to host the 2024 Summer Olympic Games. The recommendation will be announced Friday, but many are expecting a twist that involves the 2028 games.


It's Not Just Hollywood Writers Who Lose Out During A Strike

Sunday, April 30, 2017

Hollywood writers will go on strike Tuesday if negotiations with producers fail. That would seriously hurt the blue-collar workers who make up most of the jobs in TV and film production.


The Voice Of Vin Scully: LA Dodgers Announcer Calls His Final Game

Sunday, October 02, 2016

The broadcaster will call his last baseball game today, capping a 67-year career as the voice of the Los Angeles Dodgers. The game is in San Francisco, against the Giants, the team's oldest rival.


In California, Curbing Trade Might Have Its Trade-Offs

Wednesday, August 31, 2016

What would happen to the U.S. economy if the next president sparked a trade war and the flow of goods was cut off? One place to look for an answer: California.


Would Another LA Olympics Be As Successful As The '84 Games?

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.


Build It And Fans Will Come: Is There A Market For Two LA Football Teams?

Saturday, January 16, 2016

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St. Louis Rams To Pack Up And Move To Los Angeles

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.


NFL Considers Bringing Football Back To Los Angeles

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...


Support Grows For 'Los Angeles Times' To Return To Local Ownership

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 ...


Drought Turns Spotlight On Future Of California Farms

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...


Downtown LA Becomes A Popular Place To Buy A Condo

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.


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.