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L.A. School District Superintendent Keeps Job... For Now

(Photo via SOTT)

Sophia Li
Web Producer

While business and civic leaders still support Deasy, board members and union workers are not fans.

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Working Three Jobs And Still Not Saving

Sergio Sanjuro spends 30 hours a week driving passengers for Uber. (Yingzhi Yang/Neon Tommy)

Yingzhi Yang
Staff Reporter

A 25-year-old works day and night only to make ends meet.

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Coroner's Gift Shop Takes On Life Of Its Own

The beach towel is the L.A. County Coroner's office most popular item. (Emily Goldberg/Neon Tommy)

Emily Goldberg
Staff Reporter

Surprising demand for Coroner's Office merchandise spawned a gift shop, now three times its original size.

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Old Beverly Hills Tobacco Shop Survives Despite Changing Social Landscape

(Signe Okkels Larsen/Neon Tommy)

Signe Okkels Larsen
Staff Reporter

What is business like for a tobacco shop in 2014?

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The 5 Strangest Art Pieces LACMA Has To Offer

(Olivia Niland/Neon Tommy)

Olivia Niland
Staff Reporter

No LA museum is complete without a little weirdness.

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A Minimum Wage Increase Triggers Tough Decisions

Karim Kurdi, 33, an owner of the Mar Vista Ranch Market greets customers at his store.

Olga Grigoryants
Contributor

This small store owner supports a raising the minimum wage, even if it may threaten his business.

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Raising The Minimum Wage Won't Sink L.A. Businesses

Tom Kaplan Hugos

Allie Farinacci
Contributor
Raising the minimum wage will not be as harmful as you think, say two small businesses in Atwater Village. 
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Minimum Wage Plan Tastes Bitter To Café Demitasse

Cafe Demitasse (Daina Beth Solomon/Neon Tommy)

Paying higher wages could threaten Bobak Roshan's business, already burdened by fees and taxes.

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