| Dec 28, 2013
| 2:55 PM
Assemblyman Mike Gatto (D-Silver Lake) is giving the ordinary Joe — and Jane — an opportunity to help craft legislation without having to run for office.
Gatto, whose district includes Glendale, Burbank, La Caņada Flintridge and Montrose, has...
| Dec 31, 2013
| 4:33 PM
According to the U.S. Small Business Administration, California is home to more than 3.5 million small businesses, which employ more than 37% of all workers in the state. These hard-working and dedicated individuals are the backbone of our local economy,...
| Jan 3, 2014
| 10:10 AM
Towson's Greene Turtle restaurant on Thursday unveiled its new rooftop "Turtle Shell" bar, an $890,000 addition, which caused a stir when proposed six months ago because of the public loans approved to help fund the project.
"We're hoping not only to...
| Jan 6, 2014
| 5:36 PM
Tax credits for the film and cybersecurity industries could expand as part of the legislative session that starts Wednesday.
Gov. Martin O'Malley is interested in adding money to the programs, said aides, who declined to provide details. The governor...
| Jan 9, 2014
| 6:00 AM
I find it hard to believe that we are still debating the need for an increase in the federal minimum wage ("Time to raise stagnant minimum wage," Jan. 6). How much more evidence do we need that minimum wage workers are barely able to support themselves,...
| Jan 9, 2014
| 8:34 AM
WINDSOR — The year 2003 must have seemed like a disaster for Stephen McKay at the time.
First, the tent at SummerWind performing arts center, which he led, collapsed during a snowstorm in the off-season. The organization set up a dramatic and...
| Jan 11, 2014
| 12:18 PM
Consumers know Jos. A. Bank Clothiers for deals such as buy-one-get-two men's suits, but to residents of Hampstead, it's the good corporate citizen that spared the town as Black & Decker withered.
Now the northern Carroll County town faces the prospect...
| Jan 14, 2014
Imagine the Dodgers have just won the pennant and are going to play the Yankees in the World Series. But the rules have changed: All games will be played in Yankee Stadium. And there are new umpires, hired and paid by the Yankees. With rules like that,...
| Jan 13, 2014
| 3:23 PM
Gov. Dannel P. Malloy's economic development program is a valid topic for critical discussion, but not the way Tom Foley is doing it.
In a Jan. 2 press release, the Republican gubernatorial hopeful blasted the state Department of Economic and...
| Jan 14, 2014
| 7:46 PM
A federal appeals court swept aside government regulations designed to ensure equal access to the Internet, raising the prospects of higher fees for consumers and more barriers for start-ups seeking to compete online.
The decision Tuesday could allow...
| Jan 15, 2014
| 11:52 AM
President Obama intends to nominate Maria Contreras-Sweet, the founder of a Latino-owned community bank in Los Angeles and a former state Cabinet secretary, to head the Small Business Administration. Contreras-Sweet, who is highly regarded in the L.A....