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Los Angeles is America’s new coronavirus hot spot. Urban sprawl might’ve played a role.

Los Angeles is America’s new coronavirus hot spot. Urban sprawl might’ve played a role.

In the early, uncertain days of the pandemic, city life was under attack. A Twitter cohort of self-appointed pundits began declaring that a middle-class migration was nigh, that Americans were rapidly leaving urban centers for sprawling suburban and rural areas. News outlets ran op-eds that seemed to bolster these claims, from writers who assumed that…
Los Angeles Police Were Filmed Beating Protestors At A #BlockGarcetti Demonstration

Los Angeles Police Were Filmed Beating Protestors At A #BlockGarcetti Demonstration

Protestors have been gathering peacefully outside of Garcetti’s home over the last 13 days during what’s been dubbed the “Block Garcetti” protests. Over the course of the demonstrations, they have been chanting in both large and small non-violent groups in opposition of the mayor's historically dangerous track record. Garcetti, who was a co-chair of President-elect…
A Week In Los Angeles, CA, On A $71,000 Salary

A Week In Los Angeles, CA, On A $71,000 Salary

Occupation: Communications ManagerIndustry: Higher EducationAge: 27Location: Los Angeles, CASalary: $71,000Net Worth: $23,000 (this reflects my HYSA, Roth IRA, 403b, and car minus debt)Debt: $40,838Paycheck Amount (1x/month): $4,060Pronouns: She/herMonthly ExpensesRent: $0 for now. I moved in with my parents in March when I started working from home, but I'm planning to move out in a month…
A Week In Los Angeles, CA, On $15.50 An Hour

A Week In Los Angeles, CA, On $15.50 An Hour

Occupation: CheesemongerIndustry: ServiceAge: 32Location: Los Angeles, CASalary: $15.50 + tips + side hustles (photography, dog-sitting) + unemployment (just during the pandemic since I'm currently only working 14 hours a week)Net Worth: $2,000 in savings + IRA + used car (which probably isn't worth much). I have no debt and I rent.Debt: $0Paycheck Amount (Biweekly): Approx.…
Los Angeles Police Shot A Black Man Over 20 Times For An Alleged Bicycle Violation

Los Angeles Police Shot A Black Man Over 20 Times For An Alleged Bicycle...

Immediately following Kizzee’s death, protesters gathered at the scene and hundreds marched to the police station in solidarity, chanting “Say his name” and “No justice, no peace.” According to protesters, the police left Kizzee’s body on the ground for hours afterward, and those at the scene, including the LA chapter of Black Lives Matter, were…
A Week In Los Angeles, CA, On A $76,000 Salary

A Week In Los Angeles, CA, On A $76,000 Salary

Occupation: Communications DirectorIndustry: Non-ProfitAge: 30Location: Los AngelesSalary: $76,000 + ~$4,000 bonus and ~$1,200 side hustlePaycheck Amount (Biweekly): $2,019 Gender: Cis WomanMonthly ExpensesRent: $1,263 (I live with my plants)Student Loans: $569 (I'm on an IBR plan and owe $80,000. I have 60 payments remaining before I can apply for PSLF.)Savings: ~$400 (I have $17,500 in a…
A Week In Los Angeles, CA, On A $72,000 Salary

A Week In Los Angeles, CA, On A $72,000 Salary

7:30 p.m. — I got my last tax document today, so I run my stuff through TurboTax and H&R Block to determine where I get the best deal and H&R Block is the winner. Pausing on tax work, I have a bowl of leftover chicken korma and rice I got delivered a few days ago.…
A Week In Los Angeles, CA On A $125,000 Salary

A Week In Los Angeles, CA On A $125,000 Salary

1:30 p.m. — Since I got paid today (yay!), I continue watching Maisel while balancing my budget and paying bills. I've been putting Christmas gifts primarily on my Amazon credit card to build up my points, so I make a payment there ($850). Everything else was accounted for in my monthly expenses. I text my…
A Week In Los Angeles, CA,

A Week In Los Angeles, CA,

5 p.m. — Phew, I need some fresh air. I step outside into my aunt's lush backyard garden where the sun is shining, pace around, and take a few deep breaths. I check my recent matches and see a message from F., who's asking what I'm doing tonight. I'm exhausted but bored, so I agree…
29Rooms “Expand Your Reality” Is Coming Back To Los Angeles

29Rooms “Expand Your Reality” Is Coming Back To Los Angeles

One thing that isn't changing: 29Rooms Expand Your Reality will bring together a mosaic of local, art, entertainment, politics, and style creatives to design interactive and unexpected rooms for the audience. Don't miss your chance to experience this unique event, test your limits and Expand Your Reality.

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