Category Archives: Los Angeles

Small Businesses Are Key to Job Growth in Inner Cities

The inner city was a recurring theme in the presidential campaign. President-elect Donald Trump called inner cities “a disaster,” painting a grim picture of violence, poverty and a lack of jobs. The reality is less stark. Cities have undergone a renaissance in recent years and housing prices have risen. Yet a lack of jobs and […]

Small Businesses Are Key to Job Growth in Inner Cities

The inner city was a recurring theme in the presidential campaign. President-elect Donald Trump called inner cities “a disaster,” painting a grim picture of violence, poverty and a lack of jobs. The reality is less stark. Cities have undergone a renaissance in recent years and housing prices have risen. Yet a lack of jobs and […]

How Crowdfunding Opened Doors and Follow-on Funding for a Healthy Food Market

On a busy stretch of Southwest Los Angeles known as the El Salvador Community Corridor, the cheery green and orange facade of With Love Market & Cafe stands out like a beacon. Since it opened last spring in a neighborhood dotted with schools and auto body shops, With Love has become more than a grocery […]

Los Angeles Taps Community and Crowdfunding to Transform its Streets

Think of Los Angeles and traffic-congested streets may come to mind. Taking up 15% of the city’s land, L.A.’s streets make up, by many measures, its largest public asset. So how could this resource be transformed from a gauntlet of gridlock into a network of safe public venues where communities, culture, and greenery can flourish? […]