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Literary voices: 'Hope' is about second chances

Jan 17, 2013
It's been four years since Barack Obama used 'hope' in his presidential campaign message. Author and journalist Héctor Tobar talks about how he sees hope where he lives.
Posted In: writing, hope, los angeles

And the Oscar goes to...the economy

Jan 10, 2013
The Oscar nominations kick into gear spending on everything from catering to car services, boosting the economy of Los Angeles and beyond.
Posted In: Oscars, los angeles, hollywood

Gun buyback program underway in Los Angeles

Dec 26, 2012
Angelenos traded in automatic weapons and handguns in exchange for $100-$200 grocery gift cards at a buyback event. The mayor says they've picked up over 10,000 weapons. But gun owners aren't giving up all their firearms.
Posted In: guns, gun buyback, los angeles, Antonio Villaraigosa

Port of L.A. strike comes to a close

Dec 5, 2012
A deal has been reached to end an eight day strike at the ports of Los Angeles and Long Beach, which handle almost half of all the cargo that arrives by sea in this country.
Posted In: port of Long Beach, los angeles, import export, ports

California port strikes not affecting retailers... yet

Dec 3, 2012
Today, huge container ships are anchored off-shore from southern California today, waiting to get into the ports of Los Angeles and Long Beach. It's the seventh day of a strike that has crippled the busiest port complex in the country.
Posted In: ports, los angeles

What trends are on display at the L.A. Auto Show?

Nov 30, 2012
The opening of the L.A. auto show comes at an interesting time; the market for cars in the U.S. has rebounded even as the broader economic recovery continues at a painfully slow pace.
Posted In: Auto, los angeles, carmakers, recovery, electric cars

Prolonged California port strike could affect retailers

Nov 30, 2012
Unionized clerical workers who staff the ports of Los Angeles and Long Beach have entered the fourth day of their strike. If the dispute continues, the ripple effects could soon be felt across the country.
Posted In: los angeles, strike, ports, shipping

NHL hurt by second big lockout in a decade

Nov 20, 2012
Players and owners are expected to meet this morning to try and bring an end to the 66-day-old National Hockey League lockout. If they don't work things out and there's no season, it would be another setback for a sport that's still feeling the impact of a canceled season eight years ago.
Posted In: NHL, los angeles, L.A. Kings, Sports

Can a city make money on art?

Nov 1, 2012
Last year's months-long Pacific Standard Time arts event brought almost two million visitors to the city and pumped $280 million into Southern California.
Posted In: art, los angeles, california

Cities cut taxes in bid to raise revenues

Oct 24, 2012
Los Angeles is one of many cities to offer tax breaks and financial incentives to attract new businesses.
Posted In: tax incentive, los angeles, tax breaks

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