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L.A. restaurants push for tips to count toward minimum wage April 19, 2015 - L.A. Times

The battle over boosting the minimum wage in Los Angeles has turned to the dollar bills tucked under an empty coffee cup, the spare change dropped into tip jars and the hasty calculations jotted down on meal tabs.

Essential California: Drought relief, former cop flees, life on the Los Angeles River March 20, 2015 - Los Angeles Times

Business vs. labor: Increasing the city’s minimum wage would either be the best thing or worst thing to ever happen to Los Angeles.

Exclusive: Cost to earthquake-proof L.A.’s crumbling pipe system? $15 billion March 20, 2015 - The Los Angeles Times

Mayor Eric Garcetti's call to strengthen Los Angeles' water system — one pillar of his ambitious plan to ready the city for a major earthquake — would cost as much as $15 billion and require decades of work, Department of Water and Power engineers estimate.

Minimum Wage in Los Angeles: Impact Study Shows Benefits of Higher Pay Outweigh Costs March 20, 2015 - International Business Times

The benefits of raising the minimum wage in Los Angeles “largely outweigh” the costs, according to a report commissioned by the city to examine a potential pay hike for low-income workers.

Study Finds Raising the Minimum Wage Has More Benefits Than Drawbacks March 20, 2015 - MyFoxLa.com

A proposal to raise the minimum wage in Los Angeles to as high as $15.25 per hour by 2019 would have more benefits than drawbacks and increase the wages of about 600,000 workers, according to a newly released UC Berkeley report commissioned by the city of Los Angeles.

Berkley Releases Wage Report March 20, 2015 - Politico.com

The Los Angeles Daily News reports on a minimum wage study from the University of California Berkeley commissioned by the city of Los Angeles. 

UC Berkley Study: $15.25 Minimum Wage Would Raise Quality of Life for 600K Angelenos March 19, 2015 - CBS Los Angeles

A proposal to hike the minimum wage in Los Angeles to $15.25 per hour by 2019 would have more benefits than drawbacks, according to UC Berkeley report.

Hiking Los Angeles minimum wage will do more good than bad, UC Berkley study finds March 19, 2015 - Contra Costa Times

A proposal to raise the minimum wage in Los Angeles to as high as $15.25 per hour by 2019 would have more benefits than drawbacks, and increase the wages of about 600,000 workers, according to a newly released UC Berkeley report commissioned by the city of Los Angeles.

Council Sets Hearing on Minimum Wage Hike March 19, 2015 - EGP

UC Berkeley’s study of a proposal to raise the minimum wage in Los Angeles is expected to be released this week, ahead of four public hearings on the issue being hosted over the next month by a City Council committee.

City Study Backs Wage Hike; Biz, Labor Release Dueling Studies March 19, 2015 - Los Angeles Business Journal

Hiking L.A.’s minimum wage would bring more benefits than costs to both Los Angeles and the region, according to a long-awaited and controversial study released Thursday afternoon.

Raising the minimum age in LA: 3 studies on the impact March 19, 2015 - KPCC

Thursday was a data dump at Los Angeles City Hall as three studies on raising the minimum wage hit the desks of policy makers.

Hiking Los Angeles minimum wage will do more good than bad, UC Berkley study find March 19, 2015 - Daily Breeze

A proposal to raise the minimum wage in Los Angeles to as high as $15.25 per hour by 2019 would have more benefits than drawbacks and increase the wages of about 600,000 workers, according to a newly released UC Berkeley report commissioned by the city of Los Angeles.

Minimum Wage in Los Angeles: Impact Study Shows Benefits of Higher Pay Outweigh Costs March 19, 2015 - KFL AM

A proposal to raise the minimum wage in Los Angeles  to as high as $15.25 per hour by 2019 would have more benefits than drawbacks,  and increase the wages of about 600,000 workers, according to a newly released  UC Berkeley report commissioned by the city of Los Angeles.


Higher Minimum Wage Benefits Outweigh Drawbacks: Study March 19, 2015 - NBC 4 Los Angeles

A proposal to raise the minimum wage in Los Angeles to as high as $15.25 per hour by 2019 would have more benefits than drawbacks and increase the wages of about 600,000 workers, according to a newly released UC Berkeley report commissioned by the city of Los Angeles.

 

Cost of Los Angeles Minimum Wage Increase: Upwards of 140,000 LOST Jobs March 19, 2015 - California Political Review

Want to make sure the poor get poorer? You make sure they can never have a job. That is what the Chamber of Commerce study shows...

Hiking Los Angeles minimum wage will do more good than bad, UC Berkley study finds March 19, 2015 - Los Angeles Daily News

A proposal to raise the minimum wage in Los Angeles to as high as $15.25 per hour by 2019 would have more benefits than drawbacks and increase the wages of about 600,000 workers, according to a newly released UC Berkeley report commissioned by the city of Los Angeles.

Three studies of L.A. minimum wage boosts reach different conclusions March 19, 2015 - The Los Angeles Times

Would boosting L.A.'s minimum wage to $13.25 or $15.25 an hour pump up the city's economy — or deflate it?

Raising the minimum wage debated at L.A. City Council committee hearing March 24, 2015 - Daily Breeze

Economists sparred Tuesday over the effects of a proposal to raise the minimum wage to as high as $15.25 per hour in Los Angeles during a city council committee hearing on Tuesday attended by hundreds of business people and activists.

Push To Increase Minimum Wage on LA City Council Table March 24, 2015 - NBC 4 Los Angeles

A push, backed by Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti and a majority of Los Angeles County supervisors, to increase the minimum wage in Los Angeles will be considered during a committee hearing Tuesday.

City leaders study impact of raising minimum wage to $15.25 March 24, 2015 - MyNewsLA.com

A Los Angeles city panel will consider a trio of economic studies into the effects of a proposal to raise the minimum wage in Los Angeles to as high as $15.25 per hour by 2019.

LA City Council committee considers impact of raising minimum wage March 25, 2015 - KPCC

The Los Angeles City Council's Economic Development Committee held its first public hearing Tuesday on raising the citywide minimum wage.

County, cities near LA consider raising minimum wage March 25, 2015 - KPCC

A Los Angeles City Council committee will hold a public hearing in Watts tonight to talk about a proposal to raise the minimum wage to as high as $15.25 per hour by 2019.

LA Considers raising minimum wage to as high as $15.25 by 2019 March 26, 2015 - WestsideToday.com

A Los Angeles City Council committee will hold a public hearing in Watts tonight to talk about a proposal to raise the minimum wage to as high as $15.25 per hour by 2019.

Innovation: Finding help from above in the city of angels March 26, 2015 - The New Zealand Herald

Look no further than Los Angeles, the fastest-growing region for innovation within the United States and a case study for the development of a fast moving high-tech economy.

Public Hearing in Watts to Discuss Wage Hike Thursday March 26, 2015 - MyNewsLA.com

A Los Angeles City Council committee will hold a public hearing in Watts Thursday night to talk about a proposal to raise the minimum wage to as high as $15.25 per hour by 2019.

Los Angeles County to study minimum wage increase March 31, 2015 - Los Angeles Daily News

Following in the footsteps of the city, the Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors Tuesday commissioned a study on the impacts of raising the minimum wage.

Los Angeles County to study minimum wage increase March 31, 2015 - Whittier Daily News

Following in the footsteps of the city, the Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors Tuesday commissioned a study on the impacts of raising the minimum wage.

California Struggles with Educational Cross-Sector Data Sharing March 31, 2015 - Center for Digital Education

Data-sharing is an important aspect of educational partnerships that follow students across educational systems -- but it's also very challenging, according to a recent California State University, Sacramento (CSUS) report.

Los Angeles County to study minimum wage increase March 31, 2015 - Press-Telegram

Following in the footsteps of the city, the Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors Tuesday commissioned a study on the impacts of raising the minimum wage.

Los Angeles County to study minimum wage increase March 31, 2015 - Press-Telegram

Following in the footsteps of the city, the Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors Tuesday commissioned a study on the impacts of raising the minimum wage.

Los Angeles County to study minimum wage increase March 31, 2015 - Daily Breeze

Following in the footsteps of the city, the Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors Tuesday commissioned a study on the impacts of raising the minimum wage.

LA County Officials Commission Study On Impact Of Minimum Wage Hike March 31, 2015 - CBS Los Angeles

The Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors followed in the footsteps of city officials Tuesday in calling for a study on how raising the minimum wage would impact the local economy.

Moving Beyond Gangs and 'Gladiator School' March 31, 2015 - Huffington Post

The date is April 9, 2014. It's 12 noon, and I'm coming home.

AT&T Invests $2 Billion in Los Angeles Infrastructure Over Last Three Years March 31, 2015 - Examiner

Detailing their progress implementing their Velocity IP plan (VIP) for future network upgrades, AT&T declared over $2 billion was spent upgrading wired and wireless connectivity in Los Angeles over the last three years.

LA County Supervisors vote to study raising the minimum wage April 1, 2015 - 89.3 KPCC

Following a process started by the city of Los Angeles, the L.A. County Board of Supervisors voted unanimously Tuesday to study the impacts of raising the minimum wage for county employees and workers in businesses located in the unincorporated areas.

UC Berkeley faculty present study on potential impact of higher minimum wage in LA March 28, 2015 - The Daily Californian

On Tuesday, several UC Berkeley researchers and faculty members presented to the Los Angeles City Council a study on the prospective impact of raising the minimum wage in L.A.

LA County Board of Supervisors to discuss impacts of raising minimum wage March 30, 2015 - San Marino Tribune

Following in the footsteps of the city, the Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors will consider commissioning a study of the impacts of raising the minimum wage on Tuesday.

AT&T Invests More Than $2 Billion Over Three-Year Period To Enhance Local Network In Greater Los Angeles Area March 30, 2015 - Consumer Electronics Net

AT&T has invested more than $2 billionin its best-in-class wireless and wired networks in the greater Los Angeles area between 2012 through 2014, driving a wide range of upgrades to enhance reliability, coverage, speed and performance for residents and business customers.

County considers raising minimum wage April 2, 2015 - EGPNews.com

Following in the footsteps of the city, the Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors Tuesday commissioned a study on the impacts of raising the minimum wage.

Report: LA minimum wage increase would be ‘economic stimulus’ April 3, 2015 - Rhrealitycheck.org

The Los Angeles City Council is considering a proposal to raise the sprawling city’s minimum wage to $15.25 an hour, joining a handful of cities across the country taking steps to ensure the financial stability of some of their lowest-income residents.

Bittersweet Fruit: El Monte’s Berry Strike of 1933 April 7, 2015 - KCET.org

The El Monte Berry Strike of 1933 was one of the largest organized labor strikes to challenge the agricultural industry of Southern California in 1933. 

Some charities fear L.A. wage could hurt their own efforts for workers April 8, 2015 - LA Times

The nonprofit group Chrysalis provides work to those who struggle to get hired elsewhere — people who've lived on the streets, lack skills and education or are saddled with a prison record.

LA mayor envisions greener, more walkable city in the future April 8, 2015 - The Bismark Tribuine

Los Angeles, known for its cars, smog and sprawl, wants to reinvent itself as the home of electric vehicles, solar panels and bicycle paths.

A New Council Formed to Analyze California’s Tax Reform Proposals April 24, 2015 - UCR Today

Imran Angelov Farooq, director of UC Riverside’s Center for Economic Development & Innovation, has been appointed to a new Council of Economic Advisors for California’s Chief Financial Officer, Controller Betty T. Yee.

Top 50 Most Powerful in L.A. Sports: Casey Wasserman rises to top of L.A. sports scene April 24, 2015 - Los Angeles Daily News

Casey Wasserman lunches with the Clintons on occasion.

April 15 Forum on Diversity, Equity, and Excellence in Higher Education To Be Co-Sponsored by Association of American Colleges and Universities and Los Angeles Area Chamber of Commerce April 8, 2015 - Association of American Colleges and Universities

The Association of American Colleges and Universities and the Los Angeles Area Chamber of Commerce will co-sponsor a forum on April 15th as part of AAC&U’s Centennial Year exploration of on equity and inclusive excellence in higher education.

Nonprofit Board Competing Values April 8, 2015 - Nonprofit Board Crisis

It may sometimes feel like being nonprofit and looking for outcomes to support selected constituents is just not enough.

Some charities fear L.A. wage could hurt their own efforts for workers April 8, 2015 - L.A. Times

The nonprofit group Chrysalis provides work to those who struggle to get hired elsewhere — people who've lived on the streets, lack skills and education or are saddled with a prison record.

LA Mayor Envisions Greener, More Walkable City in the Future April 9, 2015 - Product Design & Development

Los Angeles, known for its cars, smog and sprawl, wants to reinvent itself as the home of electric vehicles, solar panels and bicycle paths.

Diversity, Equity, and Excellence: College Learning and America's Unmet Promise April 15, 2015 - Association of American Colleges & Universities

“Students of color and students from low-income families will soon form the majority of the nation’s college-eligible learners. Their fortunes will shape—for better or worse—America’s economic and global future. These students are democracy’s hope and America’s future.  They need and deserve the advantages of a horizon-expanding higher education. They need and deserve a twenty-first-century liberal education.”
Carol Geary Schneider, President of AAC&U

Business, Labor Reports Not On Same Wage Page March 23, 2015 - Los Angeles Business Journal

When local business and labor groups came out with their respective studies on the impacts of hiking L.A.’s minimum wage last week, the fact that they came to different conclusions – business oppos- ing and labor supporting – was not surprising. 

LA County considers minimum wage hike April 2, 2015 - NFIB.com

The L.A. County Board of Supervisors is considering increasing its minimum wage. The Board voted unanimously Tuesday to approve a study of the implications of such an increase.

‘The State We’re In: California Leading the Nation?’ April 15, 2015 - CSUF News

President Mildred García served as a panelist at a Wednesday, April 15, forum on "Diversity, Equity and Excellence: College Learning and America's Unmet Promise," sponsored by the Association of American Colleges & Universities and the Los Angeles Area Chamber of Commerce.

All in favor of raising the minimum wage, start marching April 14, 2015 - Los Angeles Magazine

Advocates in favor of raising the minimum wage will take to the streets Wednesday in cities across the country. 

From small farming to urban agriculture: El Monte and subsistence homesteading April 14, 2015 - KCET

"People want to get outdoors ... and the small farms home gives them that opportunity," Ross H. Gast told an audience of San Diegans in 1933. 

LA Plans to go green April 9, 2015 - News24.com

Los Angeles, known for its cars, smog and sprawl, wants to reinvent itself as the home of electric vehicles, solar panels and bicycle paths.

Best Career Advice: Find a Need and Fill It April 20, 2015 - HuffingtonPost.com

After seven decades as a successful entrepreneur, I would like to pass on what has been the most valuable piece of career advice I've ever come across. 

L.A. restaurants seize opportunity to push for a tip credit April 21, 2015 - RestaurantBusinessOnline.com

The battle over boosting the minimum wage in Los Angeles has turned to the dollar bills tucked under an empty coffee cup, the spare change dropped into tip jars and the hasty calculations jotted down on meal tabs.

26 alumni return to CSUDH to teach during Professor for a Day April 21, 2015 - Csudhnews.com

Influential civic leaders, heads of industry, artists, professors and law enforcement personnel: these are just some of the 26 California State University, Dominguez Hills (CSUDH) alumni who returned to campus April 16 to share with students details about their professional careers during the second annual Professor for a Day.

CA Controller launches expert panel to analyze tax reform proposals April 23, 2015 - PlacerCountyOnline.com

With momentum building for comprehensive tax reform in California, State Controller Betty T. Yee today appointed a Council of Economic Advisors to assess the impact of proposals across the spectrum of taxpayer constituencies.

Activists outnumber business owners at L.A. County minimum wage forums April 28, 2015 - Los Angeles Times

At the first three in a series of forums for small businesses to weigh in on the effects of raising the minimum wage in unincorporated areas of Los Angeles County, business owners were significantly outnumbered by activists advocating for the increase.

New report puts more momentum behind LA minimum wage hike April 30, 2015 - KPCC

Two economists, hired by the city of Los Angeles to analyze the findings of three recent minimum wage studies, concluded that the city would likely benefit from a $13.25 per hour minimum wage hike.

Women in Los Angeles wrap up Fast for $14 call for citywide wage hike April 30, 2015 - Free Speech Radio News

A group of women who had been camping out during daylight hours in front of Los Angeles City Hall ended a 15-day fast today with a bread breaking ceremony.

California State Senator Tom Berryhill Says Legislature Deals Another Blow to Main Street May 1, 2015 - Goldrushcam.com

 Senator Tom Berryhill (R-Twain Harte) announces the defeat of Senate Bill 389 (SB 389), his legislation to modernize the California Environmental Quality Act. SB 389 was rejected late Wednesday in the Senate Environmental Quality Committee on a party line vote.

Minimum Wage Debate L.A. Style May 1, 2015 - Fox&Hounds

What if three different studies on the effects of a minimum wage increase in Los Angeles each came up with a different conclusion — who do you trust?

InBody Wins World Trade Week Award May 4, 2015 - WFXG

 InBody USA has been selected to be the recipient of the 2015 Foreign Direct Investment Award. 

InBody Wins World Trade Week Award May 4, 2015 - www.BizJournals.com

 InBody USA has been selected to be the recipient of the 2015 Foreign Direct Investment Award.

L.A. lawmakers consider creating a unit to crack down on wage theft May 5, 2015 - Los Angeles Times

As Los Angeles lawmakers considers hiking the citywide minimum wage to $13.25 or $15.25, they are pushing to create a new city office that could crack down on employers who break those wage rules.

LA City Council committee recommends launching a new office to patrol ‘wage theft’ May 6, 2015 - KPCC

The L.A. City Council's Economic Development Committee approved a set of recommendations Tuesday to create a new city "Office of Labor Standards," which would enforce local wage laws, including any future increases to the minimum wage.  

Garcetti Signs Agreement to Fund Storm Water Treatment Project May 7, 2015 - Los Angeles Business Journal

Trying to address both the drought and the cleanup of Santa Monica Bay, Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti signed an agreement on Thursday finalizing an estimated $40 million storm water treatment project to clean polluted runoff from Los Angeles International Airport before it runs into the bay.

Los Angeles is (Almost) Halfway to Ending Homelessness for Veterans May 7, 2015 - Care2.com

In January the Department of Veterans of affairs settled a lawsuit brought on behalf of ten homeless veterans in Los Angeles.

Labonge Insiders are at War in District 4 Council Race Between Carolyn Ramsay and David Ryu May 7, 2015 - Los Angeles Weekly

At a recent meeting of the Los Feliz Improvement Association, City Council District 4 representative Tom LaBonge was given a hero’s farewell. 

Councilman Proposes Lower Increased Minimum Wage For Some Businesses May 8, 2015 - Los Angeles Daily News

City Councilman Paul Krekorian today called for a plan that boosts the minimum wage of workers at large businesses to $12 per hour by 2017 -- less than the $13.25 per hour by the same year supported by Mayor Eric Garcetti.

L.A. councilman floating compromise plan on minimum wage hikes May 8, 2015 - Los Angeles Times

Los Angeles City Council member is floating a compromise plan on boosting the minimum wage, one that would increase hourly pay to $15.25 more gradually than other proposals being studied at City Hall.

3 Easy Steps to Advance Women in Technology May 12, 2015 - Business2Community.com

It’s quite obvious that a gender gap exists between women and men in the tech startup world. An article featured on TechCrunch noted that, “Of the 1090 startups that raised Series A rounds in 2014, approximately 10 percent were founded by women.
Read more at http://www.business2community.com/leadership/3-easy-steps-advance-women-technology-01225126#cv407ZM7t0lHpYKb.99

Keeping Southern California competitive as gateway for world trade: Guest commentary May 12, 2015 - Los Angeles Daily News

Not a lot of people understand trade and how it affects their lives. When put simply, trade is an exchange of goods — I’m trading you my money for a product.

Keeping Southern California competitive as gateway for world trade: Guest commentary May 12, 2015 - Los Angeles Daily News

Not a lot of people understand trade and how it affects their lives. When put simply, trade is an exchange of goods — I’m trading you my money for a product.

Keeping Southern California competitive as gateway for world trade: Guest commentary May 12, 2015 - The San Bernadino Sun

Not a lot of people understand trade and how it affects their lives. When put simply, trade is an exchange of goods — I’m trading you my money for a product.

Paid leave requirement could be left out of L.A. minimum wage plan May 15, 2015 - MyNewsLA.com

A proposal to require employers to provide as many as 12 days of paid leave to workers could be left out of a plan to raise the minimum wage to $15 per hour, amid mounting outcry over the provision’s late inclusion in the wage plan.

Los Angeles minimum wage plan wins council panel's backing: $15 by 2020 May 14, 2015 - LA Times

key group of Los Angeles lawmakers on Wednesday endorsed a hotly contested plan to raise the citywide minimum wage to $15 by 2020, up from the current $9 an hour.

L.A. Minimum Wage to Hit $15 in 2020 May 14, 2015 - Breitbart.com

On Wednesday, a Los Angeles City Council committee, determined to expedite the process of driving businesses out of state, endorsed a proposal raising the citywide minimum wage from its current $9 an hour to $15 an hour by 2020.

Independent groups step up spending in L.A. City Council race May 12, 2015 - Los Angeles Times

In his bid to win a Los Angeles City Council seat, candidate David Ryu swore off accepting campaign money from local developers, people who buy land for construction projects that require city approval.

Homelessness in Los Angeles: Down for the Count? May 13, 2015 - Huffington Post

The recent homeless count in Los Angeles revealed that homelessness increased by 16 percent from 2013 to the present; the unsheltered homeless population has nearly tripled. 

Los Angeles minimum wage plan wins council panel’s backing: $15 by 2020 May 14, 2015 - Los Angeles Times

key group of Los Angeles lawmakers on Wednesday endorsed a hotly contested plan to raise the citywide minimum wage to $15 by 2020, up from the current $9 an hour.

Business Groups Lambaste Proposal for Paid Time Off May 15, 2015 - San Fernando Valley Business Journal

The minimum wage hike proposal approved by an L.A. City Council committee this week might require employers to pay minimum wage workers for time off.

Paid leave proposal could be left out of L.A. Council’s minimum wage plan May 15, 2015 - Los Angeles Daily News

A proposal to require employers to provide as many as 12 days of paid leave to workers could be left out of a plan to raise the minimum wage to $15 per hour, amid mounting outcry over the provision’s late inclusion in the wage plan.

Paid leave proposal could be left out of L.A. Council’s minimum wage plan May 15, 2015 - Los Angeles Daily News

A proposal to require employers to provide as many as 12 days of paid leave to workers could be left out of a plan to raise the minimum wage to $15 per hour, amid mounting outcry over the provision’s late inclusion in the wage plan.

Plan to raise LA’s minimum wage heads to council for decision May 15, 2015 - KPCC Airtalk

The proposal to raise LA’s minimum wage to $15 by 2020, from its current $9 dollars an hour is closer to becoming a reality.

As Homelessness Spikes, Downtown Remains the Epicenter of the Problem May 15, 2015 - LADowntownNews.com

The announcement last week that homelessness in the county has risen 12% in the past two years drew equal amounts of consternation and outrage. Almost lost in the analysis was the revelation that the council district that includes Skid Row holds one out of every four homeless individuals in the city.

L.A. CITY COUNCIL APPROVES $15 MINIMUM WAGE BY 2020 May 19, 2015 - LAWeekly

The L.A. City Council voted 14-1 today to increase the city's minimum wage to $15 by 2020. Councilman Mitch Englander, the council's only Republican, was the sole "no" vote. The measure now goes to Mayor Eric Garcetti, who said he will sign it.

500,000 workers in Los Angeles just got a 66% pay raise May 19, 2015 - Fusion.net

Los Angeles city council voted today to raise the city’s minimum wage to $15 by 2020.

Los Angeles Raises Minimum Wage To $15 An Hour May 19, 2015 - LAist.com

The Los Angeles City Council voted today to raise the minimum wage to $15 per hour by 2021. Right now Angelenos scraping by on minimum wage are making $9 an hour.

Bloomberg.com May 19, 2015 - Los Angeles Votes for $15 Minimum Wage May Spread to Other Cities

Los Angeles is set to become the largest American metropolis to raise its minimum wage to $15 an hour, in a decision its top labor official said should inspire other large U.S. cities to follow suit.

Minimum wage: Council approves $15 hourly rate for Los Angeles May 19, 2015 - KPCC Airtalk

The Los Angeles City Council approved a proposal Tuesday that calls for raising the city’s minimum wage to $15 an hour by 2020. 

L.A. to boost minimum wage to $15 May 19, 2015 - USA Today

Los Angeles lawmakers Tuesday voted to boost the minimum wage to $15 an hour by 2020, the largest city to try to help its lowest-paid workers.

Los Angeles passes minimum wage increase that reaches $15 by 2020 May 19, 2015 - LA Daily News

Los Angeles lawmakers voted Tuesday to hike the citywide minimum wage to $15 by 2020, passing a sweeping plan designed to address poverty even as questions lingered about potential layoffs and store closures.

Los Angeles gives preliminary approval to $15 minimum wage May 19, 2015 - Kdal610.com

The Los Angeles City Council voted on Tuesday to increase the minimum wage in the nation's second-largest city to $15 an hour by 2020 from the current $9, in a victory for labor and community groups that have pushed for similar pay hikes in several U.S. municipalities.

Los Angeles gives preliminary approval to $15 minimum wage May 19, 2015 - Las Vegas Review Journal

The Los Angeles City Council voted on Tuesday to increase the minimum wage in the nation’s second-largest city to $15 an hour by 2020 from the current $9, in a victory for labor and community groups that have pushed for similar pay hikes in several U.S. municipalities.

Los Angeles Votes to Raise Minimum Wage to $15 May 19, 2015 - Huffington Post

Los Angeles on Tuesday became the biggest U.S. city to raise its minimum wage to $15 an hour.

The End of ‘Ending Homelessness’ in LA May 19, 2015 - CityWatchLA.com

Last week, the 2015 Homeless Count numbers were finally released publicly. It confirmed what we already knew to be true- Homelessness is up by 12% in Los Angeles County.

L.A.’s Wage Will Rise May 19, 2015 - Los Angeles Business Journal

The Los Angeles City Council on Tuesday voted 14-1 to support creating a citywide minimum wage, which will rise from the current statewide minimum of $9 an hour today to $15 an hour over the next five years.

BuzzFeed.com May 19, 2015 - Los Angeles to Boost Minimum Wage to $15 an Hour

The Los Angeles City Council on Tuesday paved the way for raising the minimum wage in the nation’s second-largest city to $15 an hour by 2020, representing a huge victory for those trying to boost the lower end of the pay scale in their fight against poverty.

Plan to Raise Minimum Wage Approved by Los Angeles City Council May 19, 2015 - ABC7

The Los Angeles City Council has voted in favor of raising the minimum wage over the next five years to reach $15 an hour by 2020 for larger employers.

Los Angeles Lifts Its Minimum Wage to $15 Per Hour May 19, 2015 - New York Times

The nation’s second-largest city voted Tuesday to increase its minimum wage from $9 an hour to $15 an hour by 2020, in what is perhaps the most significant victory so far for labor groups and their allies who are engaged in a national push to raise the minimum wage.

Los Angeles gives preliminary approval to $15 minimum wage May 19, 2015 - Reuters

The Los Angeles City Council voted on Tuesday to increase the minimum wage in the nation's second-largest city to $15 an hour by 2020 from the current $9, in a victory for labor and community groups that have pushed for similar pay hikes in several U.S. municipalities.

Los Angeles Raises its Minimum Wage to $15 an Hour May 20, 2015 - NBCBayArea.com

The Los Angeles City Council has voted 14-1 on Tuesday to increase the city’s minimum wage from $9 to $15 an hour by 2020.

LA to gradually hike minimum wage to $15 by 2020; already weak growth prospects just got worse May 20, 2015 - eWallstreeter.com

In yet another triumph of stupidity over common sense, a triumph that is sure to cost jobs, slow growth, and encourage more robotic replacement of workers, Los Angeles' Minimum Wage on Track to go up to $15 by 2020.

Valley Business Interests Rebuffed by Voters May 20, 2015 - San Fernando Valley Business Journals

Valley business interests got what you might call the political equivalent of a kiss from their sister in Tuesday’s District 4 L.A. City Council election.

Los Angeles raises minimum wage to $15 May 20, 2015 - Washington Examiner

The Los Angeles City Council voted Tuesday to approve a plan to increase its gradually increase minimum wage to $15 an hour by July 2020. Currently, the minimum wage is $9 an hour, slated to increase to $10 an hour in January.

Los Angeles Votes for Minimum Wage Increase to $15 Per Hour by 2020; Final Approval Pending May 20, 2015 - The Latino Post

The Los Angeles City Council has not finalized its decision yet, but it seems that minimum-wage workers can count on an increase in their paycheck by 2020 as the labor community pushes for pay hikes in several municipalities.

Los Angeles to raise minimum wage up to $15 by 2020 May 20, 2015 - DehlieDailyNews.com

One of the main backers of the proposal, City Councilman Curren Price Jr.,before the vote said, "We are embarking upon, I think, the most progressive minimum wage policy anywhere in the country."

Los Angeles Approval of $15 Minimum Wage May Spread to Other Cities May 20, 2015 - Newsmax.com

Los Angeles is set to become the largest American metropolis to raise its minimum wage to $15 an hour, in a decision its top labor official said should inspire other large U.S. cities to follow suit.

Ryu Tops Business-Backed Ramsay in Council Race May 20, 2015 - Los Angeles Business Journal

In Tuesday’s District 4 L.A. City Council election, political newcomer David Ryu beat Carolyn Ramsay, the candidate backed by most business organizations, in the race to replace Councilman Tom LaBonge, according to provisional results released Wednesday.

How Does Los Angeles’ Minimum Wage Hike to $15 Affect You May 20, 2015 - GoBankingRates.com

On Tuesday, the Los Angeles City Council voted 14-1 to raise the minimum wage from $9 to $15 by 2020. Los Angeles is the nation’s second-largest city, with 50 percent of the current workforce reportedly earning less than $15 an hour, reports the New York Times.

Raising minimum wage in L.A. a poor way to reduce poverty May 20, 2015 - OC Register

Los Angeles has approved increasing the city’s minimum wage by 67 percent – to $15 an hour – by 2020, but advocates of using minimum wage increases to alleviate poverty should be careful what they wish for.

David Ryu Rides a Neighborhood Revlot to L.A. City Hall May 20, 2015 - LAWeekly

David Ryu was elected to the L.A. City Council on Tuesday, riding a tide of anti-development anger to a surprise win over Councilman Tom LaBonge's hand-picked successor.

Los Angeles Approves $15 an Hour Minimum Wage May 20, 2015 - Theblogismine.com

The Los Angeles City Council decided to raise the minimum wage in Los Angeles to $15 an hour by 2020 from the current $9.

Los Angeles to get $15 hourly minimum wage by 2020 May 20, 2015 - Mashable.com

The Los Angeles City Council has voted to raise the minimum wage in the city to $15 an hour by 2020, making it the largest city in the nation to do so.

Poor way to cut poverty May 20, 2015 - OC Register

Los Angeles has approved increasing the city's minimum wage by 67 percent – to $15 an hour – by 2020, but advocates of using minimum wage increases to alleviate poverty should be careful what they wish for.

L.A. firms see peril in tying minimum wage increases to inflation May 21, 2015 - LA Times

little-debated provision of the Los Angeles minimum wage hike — future increases tied to inflation — may produce its most profound and controversial consequences over the long term.

How Will Business React to L.A. Minimum Wage Boost? May 21, 2015 - FoxandHoundsdaily.com

The Los Angeles City Council tentatively voted to increase the city’s minimum wage to $15 an hour by 2020.

Los Angeles workers to enjoy wage hike May 21, 2015 - NorthernCalifornian.com

The Los Angeles City Council recently voted in favor a proposal to hike minimum wage to $15 per hour over the next five years. The decision is expected to benefit as many as 800,000 workers in the city.

Los Angeles Hikes Minimum Wage but Gives Small Nonprofits a Break May 21, 2015 - NonProfitQuarterly.com

The Los Angeles City Council on Tuesday voted to raise the city’s minimum wage to $15 an hour, joining a trend and making the nation’s second-largest city a leader in the movement to boost the stagnating pay of low-wage workers.

Second annual '710 Day' in Alhambra aims to 'Close the gap!' July 11, 2014 - Alhambra Source

City leadership backs a proposed 4.5-mile tunnel extending the 710 Freeway in Alhambra to the 210 Freeway in Pasadena.

L.A. Area Chamber President & CEO Gary Toebben July 13, 2014 - Zocalo Public Square

Personal interview with President and CEO of the L.A. Chamber of Commerce Gary Toebben.

L.A. activists plan $15-minimum-wage ballot measure July 14, 2014 - L.A. Times

$15 minimum wage advocates argue that existing wages are too low for workers and their families to thrive.

Early Learning Advocates Respond to the First Five Years Fund poll July 22, 2014 - KMPH FOX 26

Poll finds that 71 percent of respondents support increasing preschool programming for low and moderate income families.

Viewpoints: A plan to prevent copper pollution in waterways is fatally flawed July 19, 2014 - Sacramento Bee

The State Water Resources Control Board could take up the Los Angeles Regional Water Quality Control Board’s recommendation for the maximum level of copper particulates allowed in Marina del Rey.


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Five Questions with Gary Toebben, L.A. Area Chamber of Commerce president and CEO July 18, 2014 - Los Angeles Register

President and CEO of the L.A. Area Chamber of Commerce Gary Toebben talks about the economy, traffic and significant political races. 

First Lady Lauds Los Angeles Mayor’s Homeless Vets Initiative July 16, 2014 - American Forces Press Service

First Lady Michelle Obama praised Mayor Eric Garcetti for taking on the challenge of assisting transitioning veterans through employment and support resources.

Los Angeles finds summer jobs for 10,000 youth July 8, 2014 - Daily Breeze

Mayor Eric Garcetti thanked local business leaders for helping Los Angeles again find summer jobs for the city’s youth.

L.A. leaders focusing on groundwater treatment in bond discussions July 7, 2014 - L.A. Times

Los Angeles leaders are focused on preserving groundwater treatment funds in bond discussions.

Tipoff: LA 2020 Commission frustrated by inaction July 6, 2014 - Los Angeles Daily News

Containing 13 recommendations on how the city can be improved, the “Time for Action” report from the LA 2020 Commission has faced little response from City Council.

Southern view of twin tunnels plan July 2, 2014 - The Record

Here's a real shocker: The movers and shakers down Los Angeles' way are very much in favor of the twin tunnels plan.

Lift veil of secrecy from ports negotiations: Guest commentary July 1, 2014 - Los Angeles Daily News

The deadline for reaching agreement on a new labor contract governing America’s 29 West Coast ports passes at 5 p.m. Tuesday, and the scant amount of insight or information on the future status of a new contract worries many.

L.A. councilmen push for ordinance to crack down on wage theft June 24, 2014 - L.A. Times

Two Los Angeles City Council members began a push Tuesday for a new city ordinance that would crack down on businesses that cheat workers of their pay.

Report: Latinos overrepresented as crime victims and in justice system June 25, 2014 - Los Angeles Daily News

Latinos are significantly overrepresented not only in the state’s courts, jails and prisons but also as victims of crime.

L.A. City Council to vote on bolstering foreclosure registry June 25, 2014 - L.A. Times

L.A. City Council hopes to strengthen its foreclosure registry by increasing fees on banks.

Job applications put ex-offenders in tight box June 24, 2014 - Aljazeera America

States and cities across the country are enacting laws to ban the prior-conviction box on job applications — a movement that has picked up momentum this decade.

Over minimum-wage plan for L.A. hotels, reservations linger: Editorial June 18, 2014 - Daily Breeze

The L.A. City Council has proposed nearly doubling the pay of workers at large, non-union hotels to $15.37 an hour.

Ambassadors, Mayor, and Business Community welcome Etihad Airways to Los Angeles June 12, 2014 - Zawaya

Planned non-stop flights between LAX and Abu Dhabi International Airport brings out L.A. business and political community in celebration.

L.A. panel takes key step toward wage boost for hotel workers June 10, 2014 - L.A. Times

Today, Los Angeles lawmakers asked staff to prepare an ordinance boosting the minimum wage for hotel workers.

Downtown Nonprofits Get Walmart Donations June 9, 2014 - Downtown News

Walmart donated to several Downtown LA non-profits including the LA Chamber.

L.A. Area Chamber Led Delegation Called on State Leadership to Prioritize Job Growth, Transportation Investments and Securing a Reliable Water Supply May 18, 2014 - Insurance News Net

The L.A. Chamber led a delegation of 100 local business and civic leaders on lobbying trip to advocate on issues vital to the Southern California region.

Proposal to Attract High-Quality Teachers Advances May 4, 2014 - SCV News

Chamber backed bill to help the State attract quality teachers advances in California legislature.

JPMorgan Chase gives $10 million to LA job training programs April 21, 2014 - 89.3 KPCC

JP Morgan Chase plans to give $10 million to LA jobs programs, including $300,000 for the LA Chamber.

Garcetti Releases $8.1 Billion Budget Proposal April 18, 2014 - KFI AM 640

Mayor Garcetti releases $8.1 billion budget proposal with goal of lowering business receipt tax.

Los Angeles city leaders say transparency, collaboration needed to improve city April 9, 2014 - Los Angeles Daily News

Three months after a panel of city leaders painted Los Angeles as a municipality in decline, it has come up with a series of recommendations to make the region more transparent and accessible.

L.A. backs overhaul of trash collection for businesses and apartments April 1, 2014 - L.A. Times

The L.A. City Council voted in favor of a controversial plan to overhaul the trash collection system in an effort to reduce waste.

L.A. Area Chamber Endorses Shriver in Supes Race March 27, 2014 - Los Angeles Business Journal

The Los Angeles Area Chamber of Commerce endorses Bobby Shriver in County Supervisor race.

Report recommends L.A. sales-tax hike to fund street repairs March 18, 2014 - L.A. Times

One year after Los Angeles Voters rejected a sales tax increase, the City Council is looking at trying again - this time by tying the money to the repair of the city's deteriorating network of streets.

AT&T Invested $1.95 Billion In Greater Los Angeles Since 2011 March 6, 2014 - Droid Report

AT&T shows continued commitment to the Greater Los Angeles Area.

Bid to hike L.A. minimum wage gets pair of powerful backers March 1, 2014 - Los Angeles Times

As the L.A. City Council examines the 'living wage' issue, philanthropist Eli Broad and developer Rick Caruso say they support a higher minimum wage.

Los Angeles moves forward with fracking ban February 28, 2014 - Los Angeles Daily News

Facing complaints from South Los Angeles residents living near oil fields, the Los Angeles City Council moved Friday to place a moratorium on fracking and other drilling methods, a move opposed by oil companies

Bill aims to weed out fraudulent farmers market vendors February 23, 2014 - Los Angeles Times

Business leaders praisedemergency drought legislation, unveiled last week by Gov. Jerry Brown and top Democratic lawmakers. But the $687-million package, they stress, is only part of the solution to the state's water woes.

New face of career technical education and why legislative support matters February 18, 2014 - California Economic Summit

Encourage legislators to prioritize funding for workforce programs to close our skills gap and improve job opportunities for all.

UPS SoCal President Noel Massie looks to get economy shipshape as chairman of Los Angeles Area Chamber of Commerce. February 3, 2014 - Los Angeles Business Journal

Interview: UPS exec Noel Massie looks to get L.A.’s economy moving as the new chairman of the Los Angeles Area Chamber of Commerce.

Hotels Seek Say on Worker Pay February 3, 2014 - Los Angeles Business Journal

Minimum – wage increase seemed like done deal

Garcetti joins call to give $15 minimum wage to some hotel workers January 24, 2014 - Los Angeles Times

Mayor Eric Garcetti has joined the ranks of supporters of a sharp rise in the minimum wage for workers at large hotels in Los Angeles.

$250-million grant program launched to link learning and careers January 21, 2014 - Los Angeles Times

California officials Tuesday opened applications for a $250-million grant program to help students connect their academic learning with careers, marking the nation’s largest effort of its kind, officials said.

Obama picks Maria Contreras-Sweet to head SBA January 14, 2014 - The Washington Post

President Obama on Wednesday plans to nominate Maria Contreras-Sweet, the founder and board chairman of a Latino-owned community bank in Los Angeles, as the head of the Small Business Association, according to a White House official.

L.A. expected to soon debate raising minimum wage for hotel workers January 13, 2014 - Los Angeles Times

Los Angeles could soon take the national lead in dramatically raising the minimum wage — with members of the City Council expected to propose that large hotels be required to pay roughly $15 an hour to their workers.

Cal State L.A. president hopes to raise profile of campus January 1, 2014 - Los Angeles Times

Cal State L.A. aims for spotlight with degrees from both UCLA and USC, William Covino is well aware of the prestige of those higher education heavy-hitters.

Affordable Care Act: Reform concerns some business owners September 21, 2013 - Los Angeles Daily Journal

For businesses, uncertainty, perhaps opportunity

Reform of CEQA requires compromise August 25, 2013 - Los Angeles Times

Reform of environmental law requires compromise

Los Angeles prepares for the 2015 Special Olympics July 20, 2013 - Pasadena Star-News

L.A. scrambling to find financial support for 2015 World Games

SBA makes 17,000 more businesses eligible for assistance June 25, 2013 - Los Angeles Times

The federal government is making 17,000 more employers eligible for assistance from the Small Business Administration.

Forging Links to Los Angeles June 24, 2013 - Los Angeles Business Journal

L.A. Area Chamber launches technology center, Bixel Exchange.

New site reveals earnings of community college grads June 22, 2013 - Woodland Daily Democrat

California's community colleges have published the median earnings of graduates who went straight into the workforce after earning a certificate or associate degree.

Small Business Development Center at Long Beach City College receives 'Excellence and Innovation' award June 18, 2013 - Long Beach Business Journal

Small Business Development Center at Long Beach City College receives 'Excellence and Innovation' award

Development center for tech start-ups launches in Los Angeles June 13, 2013 - Los Angeles Times

A resource for tech start-ups launches in L.A.

City Eyes Planning, Building and Safety Merger by 2014 May 30, 2013 - Los Angeles Downtown News

Consolidation, delayed by six months, will happen under Garcetti's watch

Los Angeles' $7.7 billion spending plan approved May 28, 2013 - Los Angeles Daily News

A $7.7 billion Los Angeles city budget that restores some basic services while beginning to change the development permitting process received unanimous approval on Wednesday from the City Council.

Antonio Villaraigosa's Quest for Wall Street, Washington and Wealth May 23, 2013 - LA Weekly

L.A. Mayor with baggage seeks job

Garcetti, Greuel debate leadership April 22, 2013 - Los Angeles Times

Cadidates focus on the influence of union campaign funding and allegations of an 'ethics violation.'

Officials Seek Merger of Planning, Building and Safety April 8, 2013 - Los Angeles Downtown News

Major Restructuring Sought to Streamline Development Process

L.A. business group wants answers from Greuel on pensions March 19, 2013 - Los Angeles Times

A Los Angeles business group that endorsed Wendy Greuel called on her to explan her statements about pensions

L.A. Chamber of Commerce seeks meeting with Greuel March 19, 2013 - L.A. Daily News The Sausage Factory blog

The meeting will resolve the Chamber's concerns on Wendy Greuel's position on pension reform

L.A. Mayoral Candidates Receive Endorsements March 19, 2013 - CBS News

Both Eric Garcetti and Wendy Greuel received big endorsements from local groups

A New Rail Yard Is Proposed at the LA Ports March 18, 2013 - 89.3 KCRW

The L.A. City Harbor Commission approved a new cargo facility

Angelenos storm Capitol Hill for annual LA Chamber lobbying trip March 13, 2013 - 89.3 KPCC

More than 150 business and political leaders from Los Angeles joint in the annual D.C. lobbying trip

LCalifornia needs financing mechanism for affordable homes March 13, 2013 - Los Angeles Daily News

California must create new tools to provide affordable homes to workers and their families

L.A. County Federation of Labor signals support for Wendy Greuel in mayor's race March 12, 2013 - Los Angeles Daily News

Los Angeles County Federation of Labor voted to endorse Wendy Greuel over Eric Garcetti in the race

Storm drain fee may be scrapped March 11, 2013 - Los Angeles Daily News

Two supervisors said the Department of Public Works should not procceed with the storm drain fee proposal

Federation of Labor helps four win L.A. City Council seats March 6, 2013 - Los Angeles Times

Organized labor sent four candidates to the Los Angeles City Council

L.A. mayor's race: could Greuel's union support backfire in contest with Garcetti? March 6, 2013 - Los Angeles Times

Wendy Greuel won the support of Service Employees International Union

Sacramento veterans dominate L.A. City Council races March 6, 2013 - Los Angeles Times

The primary election results raised the possiblity that half of the council's 15 searts could be held by ex-Sacramento veterans

L.A. Voters Reject Sales Tax, Send Two Into Mayor Runoff March 6, 2013 - Bloomberg

Los Angeles voters' rejection of the measure suggests that California may be weary

Gov. Brown sends out robocall for Gilbert Cedillo's City Council bid March 4, 2013 - Los Angeles Times

A robocall recorded by Gov. Jerry Brown went out to 25,000 voters

Is Measure A right for Los Angeles? February 27, 2013 - AirTalk 89.3 KPCC

Measure A to increase sales tax aims at helping make up for an anticipated $216 million deficit

Mayer Brown LLP attorney awarded civic medal of honor February 22, 2013 - Los Angeles Daily Journal

The Los Angeles Area Chamber of Commerce honored Mayer Brown LLP's Michael "Mickey" Kantor

Massive mixed-use project in Hollywood clears a hurdle February 19, 2013 - Los Angeles Times

The city's planning department approved a proposal for two skyscrapers flanking the iconic Capitol Records Tower

Villaraigosa endorses former Assemblyman Cedillo in council race February 15, 2013 - Los Angeles Times

Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa endorsed Gil Cedillo for a seat on the City Council

L.A. Chamber of Commerce backs Wendy Greuel for mayor February 12, 2013 - Los Angeles Times

The Los Angeles Area Chamber of Commerce backed mayoral candidate Wendy Greuel in the race to replace Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa

LA Area Chamber of Commerce endorses Wendy Greuel for mayor February 12, 2013 - 89.3 KPCC

Wendy Greuel added another significant endorsement from the Los Angeles Area Chamber of Commerce

Environmentalists and unions band together to fight CEQA changes February 6, 2013 - Los Angeles Times

A fight to overhaul California's landmark environmental law

Los Angeles Area Chamber of Commerce backs sales tax increase January 31, 2013 - 89.3 KPCC

A measure to increase the City of L.A. sales tax was endorsed by the Chamber

Linked learning comes of age in California with new pilot programs January 29, 2013 - EdSource

The California Department of Education selected 63 officers to pilot "linked learning" program

State Budget a Positive Step for Education January 23, 2013 - Fox & Hounds

Gov. Jerry Brown's new proposal increases budget on education

High Tech Road Show delegates visit Los Angeles to explore innovation and technology infrastructure January 16, 2013 - AMEInfo.com

A senior level of delegation of over 25 Arab government and business leaders visited Los Angeles

De Ocampo receives backing of Los Angeles Area Chamber of Commerce January 11, 2013 - Asian Journal

The Los Angeles Area Chamber of Commerce endorsed Alex Cruz De Ocampo for City Council in the 13th district

Gary Toebben and Jamie P. Merisotis: L.A.'s economy depends on higher education January 10, 2013 - L.A. Daily News

Education is poised to decide L.A.'s economic future  

The New Year, Brought to You By the Los Angeles Area Chamber of Commerce December 28, 2012 - The Huffington Post

A look back in history from the L.A. Area Chamber's archives

Downtown property owners fight MTA subway tunnel plans December 15, 2012 - Los Angeles Times

As the MTA moves closer to starting construction on a subway tunnel

Cash for College Convention helps students find financial aid opportunities October 3, 2012 - KABC-TV

Cash-strapped students can learn the ins and outs of how to pay for college

L.A. City Council backs pension cuts for new workers September 25, 2012 - Los Angeles Times

Despite raucous protests and threats of a lawsuit from labor unions

Some business groups on the sidelines in California tax debate September 15, 2011 - The Sacramento Bee

In January, Gov. Jerry Brown traveled to Irvine to meet with members of the

L.A. Chamber doles out college scholarships July 17, 2012 - Los Angeles Times

Wilson High School graduate Audrey Lopez has long dreamed of

MTA to vote on indefinite extension of half-percent sales tax for transportation June 19, 2012 - Daily News

A new debate over how to pay for billions in regional rail and highway projects kicks off

Los Angeles Chamber receives summer jobs grant from Walmart Foundation June 13, 2012 - Daily Breeze

The Los Angeles Area Chamber of Commerce announced Wednesday that it received an $800,000 grant

Proposed tweak to term limits makes eminent sense May 10, 2012 - Los Angeles Times

Proposition 28 proposes a tiny tweak in legislative term limits

Bernard C. Parks and Jan Perry: Redistricting is hurting the progress we've made April 29, 2012 - Daily News

AS we observe the 20-year anniversary of the 1992 riots

Riots20: Stories from the LA Riots April 23, 2012 - 89.3 KPCC

Over the last few months, KPCC has been talking with Angelenos

Villaraigosa's legacy rides on transit plan April 18, 2012 - Los Angeles Times

Los Angeles Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa's bid to indefinitely extend a transportation

L.A. leaders back revised bullet-train business plan April 3, 2012 - Los Angeles Times

Several Los Angeles leaders backed a revised business plan

Chinatown residents speak out in support of Walmart March 22, 2012 - KPCC

Walmart wants to put what it calls a "Neighborhood Market"

Ordinance Would Ban Chinatown Wal-Mart March 21, 2012 - Los Angeles Business Journal

City Councilman Ed Reyes is proposing to block retail chains from moving into

Plan to End Chronic Homelessness Touts Progress February 24, 2012 - Los Angeles Downtown News

In late 2010, a group of business leaders from the Los Angeles Area Chamber

Jerry Brown talks taxes, pensions at L.A. Chamber of Commerce January 26, 2012 - Los Angeles Times

Gov. Jerry Brown on Thursday urged 1,500 Los Angeles political and business leaders

20 more Customs officers coming to LAX to speed up traveler processing January 19, 2012 - Daily News

U.S. Customs and Border Protection will deploy 20 more officers over the next year

Mayor says Asia trip pays off by bringing business to L.A. December 15, 2011 - Contra Costa Times

Depicting himself as "salesman in chief" for Los Angeles, Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa

Villaraigosa says Asia trip will bring jobs, investment December 15, 2011 - Los Angeles Times

Just back from an 11-day trade mission to China, Japan and South Korea

L.A. council votes to exempt mutual fund firms from business tax November 16, 2011 - Los Angeles Times

The Los Angeles City Council took more steps Wednesday to chip away at the city's business tax

City Controller Greuel releases report card for Los Angeles departments September 8, 2011 - 89.3 KPCC

City Controller Wendy Greuel released a report card today

California lawmakers try to head off Amazon sales tax referendum August 26, 2011 - Los Angeles Times

State lawmakers escalated their war with Amazon.com Inc.

Business Groups' Frustration Grows on Regulatory Reform August 15, 2011 - Capital Public Radio

State lawmakers return to Sacramento Monday after their summer recess, and hundreds of bills remain

Rick Perry assembles top California donors for campaign August 15, 2011 - Los Angeles Times

An invitation has just landed in the in-boxes of California conservatives

Elise Buik, Blair H. Taylor and Gary L. Toebben: With AB 114, more students will be left behind August 2, 2011 - Daily News

If Assembly Bill 114 were part of the math section of California's high school exit exam, most legislators

Door Opens for Major Reform of School Finance June 3, 2011 - San Jose Mercury News

In a notable display of bipartisan support, the state Assembly

Report Puts Premium on People Skills May 26, 2011 - San Jose Mercury News

When making hiring decisions, many companies appear

Business Groups Lay Out Path to Budget Deal May 12, 2011 - San Jose Mercury News

Gov. Jerry Brown and Republicans in the Legislature got a new, golden opportunity Wednesday

Mapping a Way Out of Budget Mess May 11, 2011 - Merced Sun-Star

A coalition of California business groups has offered a reasonable outline

Burlington Northern Santa Fe Chairman and CEO Matthew Rose May 9, 2011 - NBC Los Angeles

The man behind the largest railroad in the nation, BNSF railway, Matthew Rose

Times Updates and Expands Value-Added Ratings for Los Angeles Elementary School Teachers May 7, 2011 - Los Angeles Times

The Los Angeles Times on Sunday is releasing a major update to its elementary school teacher ratings

Villaraigosa Should Push for Development Reform May 6, 2011 - Los Angeles Downtown News

Last fall, the Los Angeles development community pricked up its ears when several key city players rolled out a new effort to streamline permitting

Area Officials Meeting in Washington May 3, 2011 - Contra Costa Times

A delegation of city, county and school officials, along with members of the Los Angeles Area Chamber of Commerce, met Tuesday with top

Fairfax Opens Economic Development Office in Los Angeles May 1, 2011 - The Washington Post

The Fairfax County Economic Development Authority has opened an office in Los Angeles to lure companies to the Washington region

Cracking the Code April 29, 2011 - Los Angeles Downtown News

Everyone knows that getting a construction project approved in Los Angeles is a difficult and often maddening task.

Green Energy Mandate Lifts Effort to Reform CEQA Rules April 27, 2011 - Daily Journal

The Los Angeles Area Chamber of Commerce claims projects will stall without action

LA Labor, Business Groups Come Out Against Vernon Dissolution April 26, 2011 - The Sacramento Bee

Two powerful Los Angeles groups are turning thumbs down on legislation to dissolve the tiny city of Vernon that is being pushed

Will DWP’s New General Manager Fit the Bill? April 25, 2011 - Los Angeles Business Journal

The announcement by the Los Angeles Department of Water and Power’s new general manager, Ron Nichols, that he is reducing DWP’s budget