A Rant about Income Inequality, Small Businesses, and the Need for Radical Solutions

  Lately, I’ve been on a mission to find resources to replenish LURN’s Semi’a Fund, a low interest loan fund that caters to street vendors and other low-income entrepreneurs who do not qualify for capital from nonprofit lenders or banks. It’s been a bit challenging and I’ve learned a lot about how capital flows (or … Continued


Our Position on Measure S

  On March 7th, voters will decide whether or not we should build more housing in Los Angeles. As we’re sure many of you know, Measure S (formerly the “Neighborhood Integrity Initiative”) is a proposed measure that would impose a TWO YEAR moratorium on any new developments, which are not 100% affordable housing and require … Continued


Thoughts on the #BodegaStrike: The Power of Organized Micro-Entrepreneurs

  Yesterday, thousands of Yemeni bodega owners took to the streets of New York City to demand an end to the travel ban imposed by the President against legal visitors from 7 Middle Eastern countries. These business owners, many of whom probably run their shops on their own, made a choice to lose a full day … Continued


We’re #1!

  Los Angeles – we did it! We’re number one…in traffic -__- According to this Los Angeles Times article, we earned this top spot by spending 81 hours, per person (in 2015), in traffic. But, before you start celebrating by listening to “We Are the Champions,” presumably from the inside of your car because you’re … Continued