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Undocumented workers who lost restaurant jobs struggle to get relief

Feb 18, 2021
We hear from one line cook who lost his job when the pandemic hit and has since been unable to find another restaurant job.
Perhaps no group is more in need than restaurant workers. Many of them are undocumented, and were left out of CARES Act relief.
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An ICU nurse describes the exhaustion of working on COVID's front lines

Jan 29, 2021
In a recent survey of health care workers, 93% said they were experiencing elevated levels of stress.
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The challenges of opening a restaurant during a pandemic

Dec 24, 2020
For one LA restaurateur, it was a significant investment at a risky time, but starting a business in his old neighborhood meant a lot to him.
Restaurateur Gabriel Paredes and his staff transformed the parking lot behind the restaurant into an outdoor dining space with wood walls and multiple levels.
Richard Hozack

California pot delivery businesses face digital disruption

Oct 22, 2018
New tech startup shrinks already tight margins for door-to-door marijuana services.
A Los Angeles billboard advertising the marijuana delivery service Eaze.
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California pot delivery businesses face digital disruption

Oct 22, 2018
New tech startup shrinks already tight margins for door-to-door marijuana services.
A Los Angeles billboard advertising the marijuana delivery service Eaze.
Mario Tama/Getty Images

California desert town Adelanto plans its future around pot

May 25, 2017
City officials see weed as the answer to the community's financial woes.
In the area now dubbed The Green Zone, land is being cleared for massive marijuana grow warehouses.
David Weinberg

Mr. Fries Man reveals a world of home chef entrepreneurs

Nov 8, 2016
This was the first time I’d ever bought french fries from a guy in a parking lot. And I had a lot of questions.
Craig Batiste — Mr. Fries Man — is part of an underground community of African-American home chefs in and around South Los Angeles who use Instagram to sell home cooked meals directly to customers.
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Straight out of a changed Compton, 27 years later

Aug 12, 2015
The city would like to distance itself from the violent portrayal in a new biopic.

Google will prioritize mobile-friendly sites

Apr 20, 2015
The change takes effect Tuesday, reordering search results.

New Proposed Rules for Retirement Investments

Apr 15, 2015
Federal regulators are proposing new rules to protect retirement savings. As part of Obama’s stated plan to bolster the middle class, the Labor Department proposed changes to the Employee Retirement Income Security Act. The rules are designed to protect retirees from investment brokers who put their own financial interests above their clients and eliminate conflicts […]