| May 13, 2014
| 9:00 AM
Two things jumped out at me in the article "Candidates for governor differ on economic plans" (May 10). One was the proposals by Republicans to lower taxes and state expenditures to increase over-all economic activity in the state and the statement by...
| May 13, 2014
| 12:28 PM
New strip clubs, massage parlors and other “adult entertainment” will be temporarily barred from getting city permits along four streets in Sun Valley and Van Nuys, under new rules that the Los Angeles City Council voted to draft Tuesday....
| May 22, 2014
| 9:19 PM
Los Angeles County supervisorial candidate Bobby Shriver has widened his fundraising lead over his two chief rivals to replace Zev Yaroslavsky, adding an additional $700,000 in personal funds to his campaign account and raising $332,500 more from a wide...
| Feb 25, 2014
| 10:31 AM
A new federal report estimates that 65% of small firms will pay more for employee health insurance as a result of the federal healthcare law while the remaining 35% will see premiums drop.
Those increased healthcare costs will probably be passed on to...
| Mar 5, 2014
It's not like the days when a Willie Brown or a Jesse Unruh could all but take out a lease on the Assembly speaker's offices in Sacramento. Term limits mean Toni Atkins will have to vacate the premises not much more than two years after she takes over the...
| May 4, 2014
| 6:12 AM
Although Lombard trustees won't take a final vote on video gaming until mid-June, a slim four-to-three majority expressed support for allowing liquor license holders to have up to five video gaming terminals.
President Keith Giagnorio was the tie-...
| Apr 8, 2014
| 7:48 AM
WASHINGTON -- Small-business owners were more optimistic about the economy last month and expected sales to increase as a winter marked by severe weather ended, according to survey results released Tuesday.
The confidence index from the National...
| Mar 23, 2014
The Congressional Budget Office says unemployment won't drop to 5.5% — the benchmark for "full employment" — until 2024. That implies a 15-year recovery from the Great Recession (which officially ended in June 2009, when the economy started...
| May 14, 2014
| 2:40 PM
Microlending nonprofit Kiva.org hopes to do for small-business financing in Los Angeles what Lyft has done for transportation and AirBnB has done for lodging – take it to the people.
The organization is partnering with the city of Los Angeles on...
| May 15, 2014
| 2:30 AM
By Ilyce Glink and Samuel J. Tamkin
Q: I heard you talking on the radio about limited liability companies (LLCs). I'm a CPA and thought you'd like to know that LLCs can take three different forms for tax filing. If it's a one-member LLC, it is what the...
| May 15, 2014
| 5:15 PM
Tired of the traditional format of candidate forums hosted at a church, community center or country club, members of one local group decided to take their questions for this year’s City Council candidates to a different community gathering space:...