'It's a No-Brainer': NYC and SF Tech Workers Move to LA for Sun, Space and Cheaper Rent During the Pandemic

More than a dozen professionals interviewed by dot.LA suddenly found themselves untethered to offices during the pandemic and decided to abandon their cramped apartments in emptied out New York and San Francisco to finally realize their dream of living by the beach. They cited a mix of personal and professional reasons for moving – a growing tech scene, relatively more affordable housing, and the ability to live a better lifestyle.

The trouble with retraining laid off workers

One of the few issues Democrats and Republicans agree on these days is that the U.S. needs to do a better job retraining laid off workers. Last month, the White House held a "workforce development week" to highlight the issue. "[W]e're constantly hearing from CEOs that they have job openings but they don't have workers with the skill set they need to fill those jobs," Ivanka Trump said on Fox & Friends in an interview to kick off the week. But a California-sponsored program to retrain hundreds

What gas leak? Buyers in Porter Ranch snap up luxury homes

It’s no secret the Southern California real estate market is hot right now, but some may be surprised by the popularity of one particular neighborhood: Porter Ranch. Barely 18 months after a broken well caused the U.S.' worst-ever natural gas leak, homebuyers seem to be shrugging off the risks, especially people in the market for high-end properties. "I told my wife we were going to buy this house even if we had to wear a gas mask," said Gabriel Barajas as the couple toured a 5,272 square-foot

As unions decline, dockworkers still have clout

West coast dockworkers and shippers reached a tentative agreement on a new five-year contract Friday afternoon, ending months of labor strife. The effects of the standoff have been felt around the world – car assembly lines without crucial parts, billions in produce lost, and a shortage of french fries in Japan. In a time when organized labor is declining, one relatively small union, The International Longshore and Warehouse Union (ILWU) still has the power to slow down the economy.

Tennis' latest dispute: Larry Ellison's 'net' worth

Oracle CEO Larry Ellison is the fifth richest man in the world. And he hasn’t been shy about spending his fortune, estimated by Forbes to be $43 billion. He’s bought a yacht that's five stories high, his own Hawaiian island, and a tennis tournament that’s going on right now in the Southern California desert near Palm Springs. At first, the tennis world saw Ellison and his bank account as a boon. The Indian Wells, Calif., tournament was on the verge of moving to Doha or Shanghai four years ago
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