Free money for all? Garcetti hopes guaranteed income test brings big change

“The pandemic showed us what is possible,” said Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti, whose latest budget included a $24 million guaranteed income program to give 2,000 poor families $1,000 per month. “… | Continue reading | 2 days ago

Unlike Florida, California leaves the safety of high-rises in owners’ hands

Would a reinspection regimen for aging towers be prudent in the Golden State? “Who’s going to pay for it?” asks one expert. | Continue reading | 6 days ago

Tom Morey: Boogie Board turns 50

It has been five decades since Tom Morey created the Boogie Board and gatherings are planned around the world to pay tribute to the innovation enjoyed by millions. | Continue reading | 18 days ago

No evidence of a California Exodus, UC study finds

Middle-class Californians making incomes between $50,000 and $100,000 are the most concerned about the state of California today as well as its future, and there is a gap between the percentage of … | Continue reading | 19 days ago

Some used vehicles now cost more than original new-car sticker price

When it was new, the window sticker price on a typical 2019 Toyota Tacoma SR double cab pickup was just under $29,000. Two years later, dealers are paying almost $1,000 more than that to buy the sa… | Continue reading | 1 month ago

First-time homebuyers are getting outbid by big companies

Buyers find it hard to compete with investors who don’t need home inspections, appraisal contingencies or a mortgage. | Continue reading | 3 months ago

No screaming on California roller coasters and thrill rides, state guidelines

A roller coaster tradition as old as thrill rides themselves could go silent in California: Screaming. | Continue reading | 4 months ago

California lags far behind other states in Covid-19 vaccination rates

Less than a third of the state’s current allocation of vaccines have been administered, placing California near the bottom of the list nationwide. Gov. Gavin Newsom is trying to step up the p… | Continue reading | 6 months ago

Unofficial ballot drop boxes popping up throughout the state worry elections officials

Promoting such boxes — which have been found in Los Angeles, Orange and Fresno counties — could be a felony. | Continue reading | 9 months ago

Promoting such boxes — which have been found in Los Angeles, Orange and Fresno counties — could be a felony. | Continue reading | 9 months ago

Disney to lay off 28,000 theme park employees

Disney parks boss Josh D’Amaro announced the layoffs on Tuesday, Sept. 29 in a statement and a letter to cast members, Disney parlance for employees. | Continue reading | 10 months ago

Globally, air travel is down more than 85% from a year ago

The four largest U.S. airlines lost a combined $10 billion from April through June. | Continue reading | 11 months ago

Police Become the Real Looters

It’s obvious that action to ban this practice — this professional looting — is needed to protect vulnerable communities and stop facilitating injustices. | Continue reading | 1 year ago

Instead of restricting all Americans, reopen society and protect the vulnerable

Policymakers should direct their ammunition toward protecting high-risk groups, not long-weekend beachgoers. | Continue reading | 1 year ago

High Court to decide if police can enter your home and steal from you

Courts should uphold the Constitution, not create ways for government officials to get around it. | Continue reading | 1 year ago

Man arrested trying to quarantine on private Disney island

Florida deputies arrested a man who had been living out his quarantine on a shuttered Disney World island, telling authorities it felt like a “tropical paradise.” | Continue reading | 1 year ago

Gov. Newsom should suspend Assembly Bill 5 amid coronavirus

The state should suspend any law that makes it even more difficult for Californians to pay their bills during this difficult time. | Continue reading | 1 year ago

How Disney pulled off the technical feats in Mickey and Minnie’s Runaway Railway

The new Mickey and Minnie’s Runaway Railway officially debuted March 4 at Disney’s Hollywood Studios in Florida and opens in Mickey’s Toontown at Disneyland in 2022. | Continue reading | 1 year ago

USC eliminates tuition for families earning less than $80k

In an effort to widen access for more middle and low-income students, USC will eliminate tuition for families earning $80,000 or less annually and will no longer consider home equity in financial a… | Continue reading | 1 year ago

Cal Tech wins $1.1B patent infringement case against Apple, Broadcom

Apple was ordered to pay $838 million, while Broadcom was ordered to pay $270 million, according to lawyers for CalTech. | Continue reading | 1 year ago

8 years and $1B later, California’s computer upgrade is not doing its job

State auditor issues a blistering report on the state’s Fi$Cal system, which critics say cannot even produce a simple line-by-line accounting of expenditures. | Continue reading | 1 year ago

Bubble Watch: On a global scale, California housing is simply “overvalued”

UBS found that housing affordability challenges in major cities worldwide are cooling price inflation, despite ultra-cheap mortgage rates. | Continue reading | 1 year ago

California No. 1 in U.S. in poverty and No. 1 in declines in poverty

Since 2011, 1.64 million fewer Californians were living on poverty incomes. That’s 60 times larger than Texas’ 27,000 poverty drop over these seven years. | Continue reading | 1 year ago

What if JFK’s dream had come to fruition?

President John F. Kennedy was a staunch advocate for the development of the energy, water and other resources of this nation. At the forefront of his advocacy was the North American Water and Power… | Continue reading | 1 year ago

Boomer Socialism vs. Millenial Neoliberalism

If millennials wish to be better than the boomers, they should not imitate them. | Continue reading | 2 years ago

Why the rent control issue won’t go away in California any year soon

Southern Californians renters will pay landlords an estimated $47.8 billion in 2018 — up $2.6 billion in a year. | Continue reading | 2 years ago

Don't let computers make decisions for us

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The question is not how to handle a surge of new Californians, but how to prevent a greater exodus and perhaps even de-population. | Continue reading | 2 years ago

Amazon partners with community colleges, high schools to offer cloud certificate

A cloud-computing certificate will soon be available through 19 community colleges and several high schools in Los Angeles County. | Continue reading | 2 years ago

Home-equity loans back at pre-recession levels

Lenders are making home-equity loans these deals at a pace last seen as the bubble was bursting a decade ago. | Continue reading | 3 years ago

California to become first U.S. state mandating solar on new homes

California is about to become the only state in the nation mandating that virtually every new home have solar panels by 2020. | Continue reading | 3 years ago