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Pasadena Chamber of Commerce's Paul Little Applauds LA's Minimum Wage Law

Peter Dreier | Posted 11.25.2015 | Los Angeles
Peter Dreier

Last summer, the LA City Council adopted a law to establish a citywide minimum wage. As a result, LA's minimum wage will be $10.50 an hour starting in January and will increase gradually to $15 an hour by 2020. After that, it will increase annually by the rate of inflation.

Let's Turn Pasadena Into The City Of Raises

Peter Dreier | Posted 11.19.2015 | Politics
Peter Dreier

Raising the minimum wage is both an economic and a moral issue. The economics are clear: Gradually raising the minimum wage to $15 over five years will lift families out of poverty, improve the local economy, and help students overcome obstacles to success in school.

Does Your Beer Make You Look Snooty?

HuffPost Live | Chris Branch | Posted 03.04.2015 | Taste

When does a love for beer become sort of polarizing?

Yepoka Yeebo

Coping With Chicago's Foreclosure 'War Zones'

HuffingtonPost.com | Yepoka Yeebo | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

Bryan Esenberg's job is to tend the graveyard of Chicago's housing boom. Esenberg works for a local nonprofit that steps in to prevent abandoned b...