Results tagged “David Wagner”

LA Uber Drivers Organized A Boycott, One Passenger At A Time

Uber's IPO this week could make a lot of people rich, just not the drivers.

'Social Equity' Applicants Are Still Waiting For Their Cannabis Licenses

The city council voted Tuesday to begin taking applications for new pot shop licenses by early September. But many "social equity" applicants say they can't afford to keep waiting.

More Seniors In LA Are Working Into Old Age. But Not For The Reasons You Might Think

The seniors who most need to keep working often have the hardest time finding a job.

Tax Day Has Arrived. It Could Be Painful For Many Californians

The state's tax board estimates about a million California households will end up with a tax hike.

LA Wants To Stop Landlords From Rejecting Section 8 Vouchers

The housing vouchers can help prevent homelessness, but people in Los Angeles often can't find a landlord who will take them.

LA's Black Market Pot Shops Could Disappear From Weedmaps If Legal Sellers Get Their Way

A new state assembly bill aims to penalize websites that host online ads for unlicensed pot shops.

LA Will Consider Giving Retail Workers A Break From Hectic Schedules

City Council members want Los Angeles to have a "fair workweek" policy, similar to what has already been passed in some other cities.

Pasadena Workers Get Another Raise In Minimum Wage

The City Council's decision to stay the course on minimum wage increases that outpace the state's plan keeps Pasadena on track for a $15 an hour minimum by next year.

Here's What Happened When Pasadena Raised Its Minimum Wage

And what it could mean for cities throughout the state.

Hey Middle-Class Angelenos, Here's What's In Gov Newsom's Budget For You

Health insurance and higher education could become more affordable -- but probably not the cost of caring for aging family members.

SoCal Food Banks Are Getting Ready To Feed Unpaid Federal Workers

Here's how one Inland Empire church plans to help airport workers put food on the table.

Asylum Seekers Can Wait Out the Process in LA-- If Sky-High Rents Don't Push Them Out

California's high cost of living can drive migrants away from the very areas providing the most help.

Anaheim Passes A Minimum Wage Measure Targeting Disneyland

Disney allies may have taken back city council. But Anaheim's largest employer could soon end up in court over a minimum wage dispute.

The Westworld Set -- Home To Iconic Shoots For More Than 90 Years -- Has Burned Down

The set of Westworld has burned down. Filmmakers who shot at Paramount Ranch say a bit of Hollywood history was just lost.

How To Tell The Difference Between The Two Democrats Running For California Lieutenant Governor

State Senators Ed Hernandez and businesswoman Eleni Kounalakis agree on a lot of issues. Where they differ is in the amount of money flowing into their campaigns.

Anaheim's Disney Living Wage Measure Is Pitting Union Against Union

Hotel and theme park workers say they're not paid enough. But the workers who build those hotels say a ballot measure would cost them jobs.

LA Wants To Lock Illegal Pot Shop Owners Out Of Their Stores

Unlicensed pot shops are still everywhere. To shut them down, the city wants to play hardball.

LA City Council Members Just Lost A Way To Block Affordable Housing In Their Districts

A new state law has taken away one of their most powerful tools for preventing new homeless housing.

Anaheim Says The Ballot Initiative To Raise Disneyland Wages Doesn't Apply To Disneyland After All

And if it passes there could be a Disney-themed court battle over pay at the park.

Health Care, 401k ... And Help With The Mortgage? Some LA Employers Are Treating Housing As A Benefit

Many of L.A.'s fastest-growing jobs don't pay enough to cover L.A. rent. But only a few employers are offering housing help to their workers.

Car Repairs And Custom Work Might Be More Expensive Now, Because Tariffs

President Trump's new round of tariffs on Chinese goods could stick you with a higher price tag for new car parts. And they could put this SoCal company out of business.

California Still Has The Nation's Highest Poverty Rate (Blame Housing Costs)

California's overall economy may be booming. But nearly one in five Californians are still living in poverty.

How To Spot LA's Many, Many, Many Illegal Pot Shops

The city attorney is cracking down on unlicensed pot businesses, which continue to undercut the city's fledgling licensed adult-use pot shops eight months into legalization.

Thousands Of Angelenos Work While Homeless, And Many Don't Want Their Bosses To Know

California doesn't define homelessness as a protected class in the workplace.

What Trump's Trade War With China Means For LA's Economy

Everything from L.A.'s bustling ports to electric scooter startups like Bird could be affected.

Wanna Buy A House But Only Have A Moderate Income? LA Has Money To Help. But It's Gonna Go Fast.

Families of four earning up to $116,300 could qualify for a zero-interest, deferred loan of up to $75,000. But you need to act quickly.

California Homes Are Still Affordable -- With Help From Mom And Dad

Federal data shows first-time buyers in California increasingly rely on family for help.

The Minimum Wage Went Up Over The Weekend

Check your paycheck. Not all local employers have been playing by the rules.

What's In Your Weed? Starting July 1 You'll Know For Sure

You might have noticed some deep, dank discounts at the drug store. This is why.

Moving To California For Work Is Hard — Because Housing

The high cost of housing may be keeping job seekers away. Luring would-be employees to California is getting more difficult. Also difficult: getting people to stay.