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Business and Economy Reporter
The Southern California economy is strong, so why are so many people living paycheck to paycheck? I tell the stories of these Angelenos, their struggles and the many creative ways they make a living. I share information on strategies that can put people on the path to greater prosperity.
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Stories by David Wagner
California voters have approved Proposition 22, according to the Associated Press, which means the drivers for Uber, Lyft and other app-based ride hailing and delivery services will remain as independent contractors, rather than employees.
Los Angeles City Council members are considering an aggressive new plan for preserving affordable housing: Taking over apartment buildings using eminent domain.
TIC buyers must be willing to co-own property with strangers. And rent-controlled tenants may have been forced out of the buildings they're moving into.
Workers as varied as musicians and photojournalists could be affected by AB5, which took effect Jan. 1.
Some officials are looking to cities like Chicago for lessons on how to prevent people from becoming homeless in the first place.
Local representatives axed a plan to focus growth in the Inland Empire, instead favoring more housing in L.A. and Orange counties.
New Census data shows that more than 690,000 Californians moved out of state last year, compared with just over 500,000 who moved here from other states.
The days of curbside pickup for Uber, Lyft and taxi passengers at LAX are over. Passengers were not happy with the new system.
They're some of the most dreaded words in fire-prone California. By what does the term "red flag warning" actually mean?
“I've got enough. By giving it to them, it's bringing everyone up.”
Under the proposal, drivers would earn $15 in minimum hourly pay, plus another $15 to cover expenses such as gas, car insurance and maintenance.
Drivers said pay cuts from rideshare companies have left them struggling to afford L.A. rents on top of rising gas prices and necessary vehicle repairs.
Los Angeles-based Forever 21 says it will close up to 178 stores in the U.S. Analysts say clothing retail workers in L.A. may see repercussions.
Governor Gavin Newsom's task force on homelessness met Friday in Los Angeles to discuss ideas for more quickly getting people off the streets.
Cannabis business owners in Los Angeles say banning vaping products at licensed shops would push customers to black market shops.