358 entries

Category: Economy

Housing Center Stage at Eastside Debate

Candidates vying for the 14th district council seat in Los Angeles took part in a forum focused on hot button issues such as housing and gentrification, legalization of street venders, immigration, sidewalk repair, city services like trash pick up.
categories BusinessCity AffairsEconomyFamily/Inter-generational NewsNeighborhoodsPolitics

Why Not in Monterey Park?

City council candidates discuss economic development at forums.
categories BusinessCity AffairsEconomyNeighborhoodsPolitics

LAUSD Attendance Drop Could Cost $100 Million

The Los Angeles Unified School District (LAUSD) reported a 3.6 percent drop in student attendance during the first semester, a number that could cost it more than $100 million in state funding.
categories City AffairsEconomyEducationFinance

CSU Trustees Approve Policy Allowing Students to Vote on “Success Fees”

The California State University Board of Trustees on Wednesday, Jan. 28, approved a requirement that allows students to vote on changes to “success fees.”
categories EconomyEducationFinanceYouth

Gas Prices Forecast to Rise, as Summer Approaches

Southern California drivers can rest easy knowing gas prices will stay comparatively low for the year, but will likely rise from current levels as the summer months approach, according to an assessment from GasBuddy.com.
categories EconomyFinance

A Small Business Solution to Shrinking Workforce — Hire Seniors

As competition heats up for reliable, experienced workers small businesses should stop ignoring one source of potential employees--older Americans.
categories BusinessEconomyFamily/Inter-generational News

Bell Gardens Has Yet to Address Water Rates

It will not stop the bleeding, but a new service contract approved Monday by the Bell Gardens City Council is expected to improve operation of the city-owned water system while reducing costs at the chronically deficit-plagued system by $10,000 a year.
categories City AffairsEconomy

Gov. Jerry Brown’s Budget Adds to Schools, Healthcare

California Governor Jerry Brown on Friday, Jan. 9, released a proposed 2015-16 state budget, which calls for $113.3 billion in general fund spending.
categories EconomyEducationHealthPolitics

Gov. Brown’s Budget Not Specific About Medi-Cal Spending For DACA

Health care advocates are heartened by Gov. Brown's 2016 budget, but disappointed by his "smoke and mirrors" approach to offering Medi-Cal to those who will get deportation relief from President Obama's recent Executive Action.
categories EconomyHealthImmigrationPolitics

LA Breaks Tourism Record with 43.4 M Visitors in 2014

For the fourth consecutive year, the city hit record-breaking tourism with 43.4 million visitors in 2014.
categories BusinessCity AffairsEconomy
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