Mark Lacter

Business Writer, LA Observed

Guest

Writer on business at LA Observed, contributing writer at Los Angeles magazine and business analyst for public radio station KPCC in Pasadena, California; former editor of Los Angeles Business Journal

Mark Lacter on KCRW

Barnes & Noble  is one of the big chains that have pushed
independent bookstores out of many neighborhoods. But Barnes & Noble tries to be different, with author readings and other…

Encino Residents Fight to Save Local Barnes & Noble

Barnes & Noble is one of the big chains that have pushed independent bookstores out of many neighborhoods. But Barnes & Noble tries to be different, with author readings and other…

from Which Way, L.A.?

Ben Bernanke says the recession is finally over, at least from what he calls "a technical perspective."  The UCLA Anderson quarterly forecast says a  turnaround has begun  in Southern…

California Economy Improving, but Still Waiting for Jobs

Ben Bernanke says the recession is finally over, at least from what he calls "a technical perspective."  The UCLA Anderson quarterly forecast says a turnaround has begun in Southern…

from Which Way, L.A.?

After Congress  failed to pass  the much-compromised  Wall Street rescue  today, the Dow took its  biggest single point-drop  in history—777 points.

California Legislators Split over Bailout Package

After Congress failed to pass the much-compromised Wall Street rescue today, the Dow took its biggest single point-drop in history—777 points.

from Which Way, L.A.?

More from KCRW

Josh Barro and the Left, Right & Center panel discuss the Chauvin verdict, the Biden administration’s immigration policy and the effort to recall California Governor Gavin Newsom

from Left, Right & Center

CEO Ari Emanuel tried to take his company Endeavor public in the fall of 2019.

from Hollywood Breakdown

Redlining and other forms of discrimination have turned LA’s Black and Brown neighborhoods into “urban heat islands” that are especially vulnerable to climate change.

from To the Point

In East Hollywood, a parking lot has been turned into LA’s first government-run homeless encampment.

from Greater LA

Many people in LA and across the nation have long called for significant changes to policing and public safety. But that can mean different things to different people.

from Greater LA

Tonight we go to demonstrations and scenes around the state, as host Brian Watt of KQED helps us hear how our neighbors are processing the news.

“Instead of incentivizing more destructive behavior by developing more fossil fuels, we incentivize more helpful behavior: making it easier to purchase electric vehicles, for example,…

from KCRW Features

State Senator Steven Bradford's bill would create a misconduct review panel that could strip officers of their badges.

from KCRW Features

Californians reacted quickly to the news that former Minneapolis police officer Derek Chauvin was found guilty on all three counts related to the death of George Floyd.

from KCRW Features