How a stained glass business is holding up in a shaky economy

Jul 9, 2020
A family business that's endured for five generations figures out new ways to stay relevant.
Stained glass artwork hangs at Judson Studios in South Pasadena, California.
Bennett Purser/Marketplace

LA pledges to move money out of policing and into other social programs

The proposed cuts amount to at most 8% of the LAPD's $1.86 billion budget.
Los Angeles is the first big city to propose cutting police budgets after protests.
Josh Edelson/AFP via Getty Images

Los Angeles businesses feel sting of COVID-19 travel restrictions

Mar 5, 2020
The city welcomed more than 1 million visitors from China in 2019.
A woman wears a face mask at Los Angeles International Airport (LAX) on March 2, 2020.
Frederic J. Brown/AFP via Getty Images

Meet Rocio, 24, construction worker

Feb 18, 2020
The Bureau of Labor Statistics would categorize Rocio’s job most broadly as “natural resources, construction and maintenance occupations.” One in 10 workers work jobs in that category.
Ben Hethcoat

LA mayor on homelessness, infrastructure and deciding not to run in 2020

Dec 23, 2019
How is the nation's second-largest city thinking about its two biggest problems?
Eric Garcetti has been LA Mayor for the past six years. Above, "Marketplace" host Kai Ryssdal and Garcetti chat in the official mayor's residence, the Getty House.
Daisy Palacios/Marketplace

One Californian pie shop's place in the global economy

Oct 28, 2019
From doing business in Japan, to concerns about NAFTA and the trade war in China, this American company has its eye trained on the bigger picture.
Bridget Bodnar/Marketplace

How Los Angeles Football Club became one of the hottest tickets in LA

Oct 24, 2019
Five years ago, LAFC had an eight-person fan club. Now, the team sells out each home game.
Fans of Los Angeles FC cheer during the first half of a game between the Seattle Sounders and the Los Angeles FC at Banc of California Stadium on April 21, 2019
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Making the perfect tortilla

Sep 23, 2019
At this LA-based tortilleria, there's only one way to make a tortilla: with organic corn.
Rick Ortega, left, and Omar Ahmed are the owners of Kernel of Truth Organics.
Steven Byeon/Marketplace

L.A. diners pay up for glow-in-the-dark noodles

Aug 8, 2019
Temporary restaurants offer novel experiences to attract new clientele.
Photo courtesy of Dashboard

Bringing fresh food to an L.A. food desert, one produce box at a time

Jul 17, 2019
South Central resident Olympia Auset was sick of taking the bus two hours to buy fresh produce. So, she started selling fresh produce herself.
South LA resident Olympia Auset started a produce stand three years ago and now wants to expand into a physical store.
John F. Peters