business columnist for the Los Angeles Times
David Lazarus is a consumer columnist for the Los Angeles Times and KTLA, Channel 5.
If you read the LA Times, a recent op-ed headline may have gotten your attention: “ Hi, I’m David. I’m a drug addict.
Sep. 10from Greater LA
Last week Equifax agreed to pay as much as $700 million to consumers. It was their penance for exposing the data of 147 million people to hackers in 2017.
Aug. 1from Press Play with Madeleine Brand
Three-quarters of American adults need glasses. A new pair can cost hundreds of dollars- part of a $100 billion industry. We learn how eyewear companies are manipulating the market.
Mar. 22, 2019from Press Play with Madeleine Brand
This week: Three galleries team up to honor an L.A.-based fiber artist; a downtown gallery features a Memphis Design legend; a group show celebrates modern surrealism; and the costs of…
Jan. 14from Arts & Culture Stories
Billie Eilish’s rise to fame has put the spotlight on her eastside Los Angeles roots.
Jan. 23from Zócalo's Connecting California
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Dec. 23from Press Play with Madeleine Brand
N atural gas isn’t as healthy as producers maintain, and it’s health impacts aren’t just on humans.
Jan. 12from Second Opinion
In the past five years, rents in Ventura and Santa Barbara Counties have increased by 27%, while median wages have only grown by 8%, according to a new housing report released by the…
Dec. 17from KCRW Features
In a perverse way, California’s booms are harder on its people than its busts.
Jan. 16from Zócalo's Connecting California
A big church may fit best in a small city like Visalia.
Dec. 19from Zócalo's Connecting California
T he film took home the top prize for Best Ensemble.
Jan. 22from KCRW Features
The BLVD is a pint-sized, unassuming dive bar in Boyle Heights that hosts rap battles every other Friday. The last winner of the rap battles took home $1000 cash.
Jan. 13from Greater LA