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Where America’s Graying Population Lives

The U.S. population has changed substantially in the last half century, growing by nearly 63 percent. Perhaps the two most prominent demographic changes over the past 50 years relate to age. In 1968, the baby boom had just ended, and the oldest members of its cohort were only 22 years old. As baby boomers age, the […]

Hot housing market: home buyers are spending more than expected

Home buyers are busting budgets — and in some cases selling things they love — to snag their dream houses. A third of home buyers blew through the upper limit of what they planned to spend, topping that cap by an average $16,510, according to a survey of 1,214 Americans who purchased a house within the […]

High Housing Costs Are Driving Californians Out in Droves

Most of those who leave make less than $50,000 a year; many work important low-skill jobs Angelenos and San Franciscans know their housing is insanely expensive, but California on the whole has some of the most expensive housing in the US, and that’s driving many poor and middle-class Californians out, says a new report from Beacon Economics […]

Malibu Home Sale Sets LA County Record For Most Expensive

In the most expensive home sale ever for Los Angeles County, the priciest home on Malibu’s famous Billionaire’s Beach has found a buyer. Hotelier Peter Morton has an agreement in place to sell his oceanfront property in Malibu’s Carbon Beach, better known as Billionaire’s Beach, to natural gas billionaire Michael S. Smith and his wife, […]

Trying to stay sharp? STANDUP!

If you want to take a good stroll down memory lane, new research suggests you’d better get out of that chair more often. In a first-of-its-kind study, researchers have found that in people middle-aged and older, a brain structure that is key to learning and memory is plumpest in those who spend the most time […]

Lead paint: California ballot measure would hit taxpayers, not paint companies, with bill for cleanup

In a campaign that critics are calling one of the most brazen examples in recent years of corporations trying to saddle taxpayers with the bill for cleaning up pollution, three large paint companies are sponsoring a $2 billion statewide ballot measure to clean up lead paint contamination that courts have ruled is the manufacturers’ responsibility. In […]

After nearly six years of rising home prices, what’s next?

Will 2018 be the seventh year home prices go up? Or the year the market stalls? Will this be the year that tenants get the upper hand over landlords? Or will rent hikes just keep coming? In other words, will the seller’s market of the past 69 months continue in 2018? We interviewed 10 economists […]

Empty Housing Promises?

Villaraigosa and Newsom want to build more houses in California than ever before. Experts see the candidates’ goal as an empty promise Two of California’s leading candidates for governor say they’re going to end the housing shortage, a driver of the state’s affordability crisis. Lt. Gov. Gavin Newsom and former Los Angeles Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa […]

People Don’t Actually Know Themselves Very Well…

People Don’t Actually Know Themselves Very Well Chances are, your coworkers are better at rating some parts of your personality than you are. When Donald Trump tweeted that he was a “very stable genius,” he was accused of lacking self-awareness by journalists and comedians. But the truth is that no one has perfect self-awareness—you probably believe more than […]

Texting While Walking? Montclair, Ca. will start issuing $100 fines in August 2018.

Are we so distracted that we can’t look out for our own safety? Texting is one of the most common forms of communication with friends. It’s the best way to stay in touch with people outside of social media, but the hard part is when people constantly text even when completing their daily errands. Walking […]