Tom Petruno

Freelance Journalist


I'm a former financial columnist for the Los Angeles Times (1990-2011), now an independent investor, writer and consultant. Love LA -- esp. when it rains.

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Mayor @ericgarcetti: Can we get back the money L.A. spent on fancy inlaid/painted crosswalks and use it to fill potholes?
The joy of jury duty, L.A. County version: Woman sitting in back of me in waiting room has been talking non-stop for 2 hours. For real.
L.A. investment bank Moelis prices IPO at $25, below expectations.…
Classic First-World Easter problem: There are way too many white (pineapple-flavored) jellybeans in this Brach's bag of 'beans.
Calif's well-off are stunned by new tax bills ...… ... but Salesforce sinks even deeper roots:…
Another victim of the Great Recession: More small private colleges face death spiral as enrollment drops.…
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