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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
Shoppers who hit the stores bright and early on Black Friday might have been smart to buy now rather than later — and not just because of door-busting deals.
Grocers are pulling romaine lettuce from their shelves. Salad spots are taking it off the menu. And California farmers are destroying crops.
The Board of Supervisors heard from fire officials and residents about the response to the Woolsey Fire on Tuesday. At times, the meeting was tense.
While Disney allies appear to have won a firm majority on Anaheim’s city council, voters were split on a living wage measure that seeks to target Disneyland.
State Sen. Ed Hernandez and businesswoman Eleni Kounalakis are both Democrats who agree on many issues. But there's a big gap in their campaign fundraising.
Ideas include shutting off their water and power, padlocking their doors, stepping up fines for their employees and creating a new building code inspection team.
A new state law puts an end to the requirement that low-income and homeless housing developers obtain a "letter of acknowledgement" from local council members.
The initiative would raise wages to $18 an hour by 2022 for employers receiving subsidies from the city. But Anaheim's city attorney says Disneyland isn't covered.
Married couples can transfer ownership of their homes and not trigger a costly reassessment. But some same-sex couples have not been getting that benefit.
The '90s rap mogul was originally facing murder after running over two men with his truck, killing one of them, and fleeing the scene in Jan. 2015.
Workers in the case say they were paid as little as $5.50 an hour to provide round-the-clock care for elderly and disabled patients in their homes.
Garcetti toured Aerojet Rocketdyne's manufacturing facility. He met with workers building rockets that have taken NASA to the moon, and could one day power a manned mission to Mars.
Wheels are on the list of $200 billion worth of Chinese goods subject to new 10 percent tariffs. That's bad news for Fullerton-based Ultra Wheel.
Despite efforts to crack down on illegal pot businesses, many shops in LA remain open. Now, the city is considering turning off their water and power.
Gender pay equity advocates say California has strong policies in place, such as the state’s paid family leave law.