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County calls for minimum wage study

LOS ANGELES — Following in the footsteps of the city, the county Board of Supervisors Tuesday commissioned a study on the impacts of raising the minimum wage. Acting on a motion by Supervisors Sheila Kuehl and Hilda Solis, the board agreed to spend up to $95,000 to have the Los Angeles Economic Development Corporation review a Read More…

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Women’s wage disparity smaller in Los Angeles, study shows

LOS ANGELES — Many women living in the city of Los Angeles earn a wage that roughly equals 84 cents for every dollar their male counterparts earn, according to a report released March 31 on the status of women in the city. According to the study prepared by Mount St. Mary’s University at the request Read More…

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Street vendors accuse LAPD of harassment

LOS ANGELES — Street vendors and their supporters staged a protest outside Los Angeles Police Department headquarters March 31, alleging a rise in harassment by police even as city leaders weigh a possible street-vendor permitting program. Two street vendors and attorneys from the Los Angeles Street Vendor Campaign also delivered a “citizen’s citation” issued to Read More…