Ben Bergman

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Six things you need to know about the possible Hollywood writers strike

Apr 21, 2017
TV and movie writers are fed up with declining pay as media companies make huge profits.
The last writers strike that ended in 2008 took 100 days to resolve. It's considered a foregone conclusion that most of the 12,000 or so Guild members will authorize a strike this time around if a new deal isn't reached.
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Why Porter Ranch real estate is selling despite the recent gas leak

Apr 17, 2017
Toll Brothers builders didn't have to offer discounts on its pricey homes on the outskirts of Los Angeles, about a mile from the leak site.
When complete, this Toll Brothers development in Porter Ranch, California, will feature 3,400 homes and condos.
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Why a trade war would be particularly bad for California

Jun 6, 2016
As California's voters turn out for Tuesday's primary, a trade war worries many.
Almonds grow on a tree located in Firebaugh, California. Forty percent of produce from California farmers gets sold overseas.
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Lights, camera, helicopter, open house!

Sep 1, 2015
Some L.A. realtors resort to Hollywood-worthy productions to sell a house.

Why NFL teams should think twice about coming to LA

Apr 22, 2015
In the NFL, having a team in a big city is not necessarily better.

Are pro sports teams economic winners for cities?

Mar 19, 2015
A baseball team has about the same economic impact as a midsize department store.

As unions decline, dockworkers still have clout

Feb 23, 2015
Their union has the power to shut down all 29 ports on the West Coast.

The accidental origin of the $15 minimum-wage movement

Jan 30, 2015
Push to unionize workers in tiny town outside Seattle ignites a national cause.

Big college football donors pay for access, even glory

Aug 15, 2014
Now you too and run out onto the field... for about $1,500.

Bobbleheadmania hits Dodger Stadium

Jun 20, 2014
What really brings baseball fans to the stadium? Free giveaways.

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