If you’re looking to jump start your holiday weekend, you may want to load up the kids Friday and visit the L.A. County Fair in Pomona, the largest in the country. The fair first opened 90 years ago in a beet and barley field
On its final day in session this year, California’s Legislature on Friday sent Gov. Jerry Brown a package of cost-cutting changes to the state’s pension systems that would require workers to pay more toward their benefits, raise the retirement age for new employees and plug loopholes that inflate monthly payments
On this Labor Day, one of L.A.’s largest industries is experiencing something of a jobs boom. After losing many jobs to China and Latin America over the past 20 years, the garment industry is now bringing clothing assembly jobs back. It’s responding to the demands of a faster paced fashion industry and a renewed interest in clothing made in the USA.
In 2010, living conditions had become so poor that dozens of tenants moved out of the Boyle Hotel to make way for a $24-million renovation. Now dozens are living in redone units.
It’s no 4th of July, but Labor Day comes with its own traditions. Here, scenes from commutes, fresh-water surfs, and amusement parks.