Business & Economy

The meteoric rise of cannabis is thanks to a close relationship between the industry, its lobbyists, and local political leaders.

from Greater LA

Many businesses in California are required to shut down again, including beauty salons. Rosey Ibarra owns Social Salon Suites in Glendale.

from Press Play with Madeleine Brand

Rules are in place for Hollywood to begin production again. Actors are being asked to apply their own makeup. Cast and crew can expect to get tested at least once a week.

The ups and downs of shooting a TV show now

Rules are in place for Hollywood to begin production again. Actors are being asked to apply their own makeup. Cast and crew can expect to get tested at least once a week.

from Press Play with Madeleine Brand

LA is rolling out the largest coronavirus-related rental assistance program in the country this week.

New LA program gives rent relief. But tenants must be fast and lucky to get it

LA is rolling out the largest coronavirus-related rental assistance program in the country this week.

from Greater LA

LA County Supervisor Mark Ridley-Thomas talks about whether businesses must shut down again, getting Angelenos to comply with safety orders, and balancing public health with economic…

COVID cases, hospitalizations and deaths are rising in LA. What the Board of Supervisors plans to do

LA County Supervisor Mark Ridley-Thomas talks about whether businesses must shut down again, getting Angelenos to comply with safety orders, and balancing public health with economic…

from Press Play with Madeleine Brand

NBC is preparing to launch its new streaming service Peacock on July 15. A slate of shows and movies will be aimed at casual viewers.

Hollywood news banter: Peacock prepares for launch, CBS fires showrunner Peter Lenkov

NBC is preparing to launch its new streaming service Peacock on July 15. A slate of shows and movies will be aimed at casual viewers.

from The Business

Chewbox  , founded by Chef Roy Choi and Kim Gaston, is a food delivery service focused on healthy, chef-driven meals and job opportunities for underserved communities.

'There’s a Watts in every major city,’ says Chewbox CEO Kim Gaston

Chewbox , founded by Chef Roy Choi and Kim Gaston, is a food delivery service focused on healthy, chef-driven meals and job opportunities for underserved communities.

from Good Food

Many people don’t want to board planes for COVID-19 safety reasons, and they’re concerned about hotels and Airbnbs. They're turning to camping instead, and RV sales are exploding.

RV sales are up as people try to make something of a summer lost to COVID

Many people don’t want to board planes for COVID-19 safety reasons, and they’re concerned about hotels and Airbnbs. They're turning to camping instead, and RV sales are exploding.

from Press Play with Madeleine Brand

The Supreme Court wrapped up its term today by handing a big blow to President Trump.

Supreme Court hands a big blow to Trump, says he must hand over his tax returns

The Supreme Court wrapped up its term today by handing a big blow to President Trump.

from Press Play with Madeleine Brand

The Los Angeles City Council has come under ramped-up scrutiny following ongoing protests for racial justice.

City Councilman David Ryu and his challenger Nithya Raman on future of LAPD

The Los Angeles City Council has come under ramped-up scrutiny following ongoing protests for racial justice.

from KCRW Features

As bars and restaurants reopened for dine-in service in June, hundreds of front-of-the-house workers bore the brunt of a new workplace.

Face shields, verbal abuse and persistent danger. Restaurant workers share their reopening stories

As bars and restaurants reopened for dine-in service in June, hundreds of front-of-the-house workers bore the brunt of a new workplace.

from Greater LA

Last week, the food editor at the LA Times, Peter Meehan, resigned amid accusations of creating a toxic workplace culture.

The state of food journalism and Peter Meehan’s resignation from LA Times

Last week, the food editor at the LA Times, Peter Meehan, resigned amid accusations of creating a toxic workplace culture.

from Greater LA

More than    17 million Americans    traveled to Europe in 2018, according to the U.S. Commerce Department’s National Travel and Tourism Office.

How banning US travelers affects Europe’s tourism industry

More than 17 million Americans traveled to Europe in 2018, according to the U.S. Commerce Department’s National Travel and Tourism Office.

from Press Play with Madeleine Brand

On average, the net worth of white families in the U.S. is nearly 10 times that of Black families.

Moving money into Black banks won’t fix economic inequality, says professor

On average, the net worth of white families in the U.S. is nearly 10 times that of Black families.

from Press Play with Madeleine Brand

Cannabis dispensaries are an essential business that have remained open through the pandemic.

How LA weed regulators are trying to help people of color get dispensary licenses

Cannabis dispensaries are an essential business that have remained open through the pandemic.

from Greater LA

Many small businesses have sought loans from the government’s Paycheck Protection Program (PPP). More than $500 billion in loans have been granted to qualifying businesses.

Federal PPP loan recipients include Yeezy, Jelly Belly, and other businesses

Many small businesses have sought loans from the government’s Paycheck Protection Program (PPP). More than $500 billion in loans have been granted to qualifying businesses.

from Press Play with Madeleine Brand

As coronavirus cases continue to rise, there’s no telling when live music performances will come back.

What happened to the live music industry after the COVID pandemic hit

As coronavirus cases continue to rise, there’s no telling when live music performances will come back.

from Greater LA

Many summer activities are not happening due to coronavirus, and it’s unclear when or if kids will return to school.

‘Everyone is pulling their hair out.’ Working parents struggle during COVID

Many summer activities are not happening due to coronavirus, and it’s unclear when or if kids will return to school.

from Press Play with Madeleine Brand

The coronavirus has caused unemployment to skyrocket across the county to more than 20%. Along with that rising number?

South LA volunteer group delivers groceries to communities of color

The coronavirus has caused unemployment to skyrocket across the county to more than 20%. Along with that rising number?

from Greater LA

Ahead of the Fourth of July weekend, Governor Gavin Newsom ordered that dining rooms in 19 counties must close again. The closures will last at least three weeks.

The see-saw of opening and closing, and what the means for restaurants

Ahead of the Fourth of July weekend, Governor Gavin Newsom ordered that dining rooms in 19 counties must close again. The closures will last at least three weeks.

from Press Play with Madeleine Brand