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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
By many measures, California's economy is doing great. But nearly one in five Californians — or roughly 7.5 million residents — still live in poverty.
We're now more than eight months into California's legalization of recreational marijuana. But there are still illegal pot shops all over Los Angeles.
Homelessness touches every part of Los Angeles County. But the problems aren't the same in every city.
California doesn't define homelessness as a protected class in the workplace.
In recent weeks, it looked like Bird could have been banned from its hometown. But on Thursday, Santa Monica decided to let Bird stay.
China is the Port of LA's biggest trading partner. And some local tech startups — including electric scooter company Bird — rely on Chinese imports.
Families of four earning up to $116,300 could qualify for a zero-interest, deferred loan of up to $60,000. But the money could 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.
Wednesday was move-in day for USC students. This year, 10 students moved into housing that has never been offered before: housing specifically for veterans.
State cannabis regulators have proposed a new rule that would allow pot delivery anywhere in California — even in cities with local bans.
Can interest rates be so high that they're illegal? The California Supreme Court said yes, in connection with a case involving Orange County lender CashCall.
City council members had put a measure on the November ballot asking voters if they wanted to raise local pot taxes by another one percent. But now it's gone.
Federal data shows first-time buyers in California increasingly rely on family for help.
The new requirements come in the wake of scandals involving Wells Fargo, which currently handles most of the city's deposits.
Proponents say it'll help communities targeted in the War on Drugs. But legal pot shop owners have said existing taxes are already too high.