This is a fact: you cannot meet necessary living expenses on $9 per hour, the current minimum wage in Los Angeles. This past Labor Day, the holiday that pays tribute to the labor movement that achieved social and economic improvements for workers and their families, Mayor Eric Garcetti announced a plan to raise the city’s minimum wage to $13.25 per hour over the next three years. More »

For more than two years, in an attempt that would’ve made the Simpsons proud, the city of Beverly Hills has argued that L.A. Metro should scrap the Purple Line extension, a Westside-to-downtown subway extension that will run underneath Wilshire Boulevard in favor of a comprehensive, above-ground monorail system, citing faulty scientific research and a lack of demand. More »

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