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Why Are We Waiting Like This?

‘I feel like we are all captive actors in the absurdist play “Waiting for Godot.” We are illogically sitting around, waiting for a vaccine to arrive. But a vaccine may be months away or even longer, and there is no assurance that it will be quickly deployable or even very effective.’

Hey, Mayor, We Bent That Curve

‘Our political leaders know about running an economy as much as those guys on “Tiger King” know about Verdi opera.’

Newsom Outlines Broad Plan to Resume Work

Gov. Gavin Newsom on Tuesday outlined a cautious plan to reopen the virtually shuttered California economy in phases in the coming weeks as COVID-19 cases stabilize.

It’s Just What the Doctor Ordered

Dr. Patrick Soon-Shiong appears to be the ideal owner for Los Angeles Times.

At Least One County Supe Gets It

‘Before you imperil thousands of businesses and crush a million dreams, shouldn’t you be pretty sure of what you’re doing?’

Wealth Managers Advise Anxious Clients to Hang Tight

Shocking plunges in the stock markets in recent weeks have prompted frantic calls from investors to their wealth managers.

Yay for Modern ‘Telephone Booth’

Modern phone booths make sense.

But if We Build It, They May Come

Impact of a sports stadium in Warner Center.

Give Homeless Money, Not a Unit

It’s outrageous that the average cost to build a city-subsidized apartment for the homeless has climbed to $559,000 with highest per-unit cost now at $746,000.

How Prop 5 May Bring Back Kids

I live in one of those very suburban neighborhoods that was built for kids.

Uncovering Little Gems Among Us

Small growing companies point to strength of Valley economy.

Taking Flight in Burbank

Hollywood Burbank Airport – to renovate, or not to renovate?

Why Not Flip Retail to Residential?

I wasn’t surprised by last week’s announcement that the Sears store in the Janss Marketplace in Thousand Oaks will soon close.

VNY: Now Ready for Takeoff

Van Nuys Airport takes off with the business world’s increasing use of private jets.

Post-Midterm Magic for Investors

You’ve heard that if a National Football Conference team wins the Super Bowl in January, it’ll be a bull market that year? Or that when hemlines rise, so do stock prices? Superstitions like those are pretty stupid.

City-owned Bank? It’s a Bad Idea

Think of the record of management by the city of Los Angeles.

Homelessness a Huge Problem for Valley Businesses

The homelessness problem locally ranks as a 10 on a scale of 1 to 10, and the business community in the San Fernando Valley strongly supports the city’s proposal to put temporary homeless shelters in in each council district.

Was That an Error at the Stadium?

‘We may look back on this moment as an opportunity that was lost.’

Why We Shouldn’t Disband BIDs

It’s dispiriting to see business improvement districts attacked by an academic group in league with a homeless advocate.

Bullet Train Losing Business Folks

Do you know what really was deflating when California’s High-Speed Rail Authority issued its latest report a few weeks ago?