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  • Low-wage workers pay the price of nickel-and-diming by employers

    Low-wage workers pay the price of nickel-and-diming by employers
    The continuing push for higher minimum wages across the country has much to recommend it, but the campaign shouldn't keep us from recognizing a truly insidious practice that impoverishes low-wage workers all the more. It's known as wage theft.
  • L.A. County food-truck safety program leaves a bad taste in the mouth

    L.A. County food-truck safety program leaves a bad taste in the mouth
    If you've eaten from a food truck or cart in Los Angeles County, chew on this: About 40% of the roughly 3,200 food trucks and carts cooking up meals in the area have never been inspected in the field by health officials since letter grades were...

    Blacked out of watching Dodgers on TV

    Blacked out of watching Dodgers on TV
    My whopper of a journey ended in a Burger King, in front of a darkened TV screen hanging in a corner obscured by a tall guy eating a bag of fries. The Dodgers game had just ended, and I had missed it. All of it. Every pitch, every hit, every Vin. My...

    Another surgery — while knee-deep in the insurance swamp

    Another surgery — while knee-deep in the insurance swamp
    Andrew Fabella, are you out there? Please report to post-op at Keck Hospital of USC early Monday morning. I'm coming back to have the other knee done. That's right, folks, I'm kicking off the new year by getting a partial right knee replacement...

    They're living with cancer and little else

    They're living with cancer and little else
    So you think you've got it bad this holiday season? Here's a story that will put things in perspective for you, no matter how grim your job prospects or how invisible your shrinking retirement fund. The other day, at their invitation, I met Kerry Himmel,...