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David Weinberg

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David Weinberg is a reporter for KCRW and former staff reporter at Marketplace. Before that, David freelanced for Marketplace from New Orleans and St. Louis, and worked odd jobs in Seattle, Alaska, Mexico and New York.  He lives in Los Angeles with his wife and dog. He also hosts the podcast "Random Tape."

Latest Stories from David (256)

California pot delivery businesses face digital disruption

by David Weinberg 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

by David Weinberg 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

by David Weinberg 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.
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Mr. Fries Man reveals a world of home chef entrepreneurs

by David Weinberg 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

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

Google will prioritize mobile-friendly sites

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

New Proposed Rules for Retirement Investments

by David Weinberg 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…

A warning on the bond market

by David Weinberg Apr 14, 2015
Fed expressed concerns that "flash crash" could become more common

Designing watch apps that won't drive you nuts

by David Weinberg Apr 10, 2015
Apps on a smartwatch will provide less information
Water: The high price of cheap

One way to ration water: raise the price

by David Weinberg Apr 7, 2015
New limits on water usage could raise prices to four times their current rate.