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LA County will ask Supreme Court to uphold bans against sleeping on sidewalks

The vote was split, but some supervisors say they are otherwise "powerless to address camping in public places."

California Assembly passes statewide rent control bill—governor will sign

The bill will cap rent hikes at 5 percent, plus inflation.

LA County moving toward permanent rent control

The amount landlords could charge every year would change based on inflation—but never exceed 8 percent.

LA Mayor confirms he gave White House tours of homeless projects

The Trump administration is reportedly considering putting homeless people into government-backed facilities to get them off the streets of Los Angeles.

Fashion District building sells for $10M, to be redeveloped

The neighborhood is busy with redevelopment, and the new owner is already planning for mixed-use on this site.

Hollywood library converted to emergency homeless shelter for women

"This building is about second chances."

Warmer fall predicted as ‘blob’ settles off California coast

Higher nighttime temperatures are in store.

100-bed shelter would pop up next to Los Feliz’s Mulholland Memorial

Plus showers, storage, and a lounge area.

LA sued over program that’s adding denser housing near transit

Fix the City has repeatedly taken Los Angeles to court over some of its more transformative planning proposals. Now it’s targeting a development incentive program.

Governor strengthens bill for statewide rent control

AB 1482 now has support from Senate and Assembly leadership, but "tenant bills are hard, and it’s still an uphill battle."

‘There are just a heck of a lot of people getting away with this’

In the city of Los Angeles, less than 1 percent of drivers who flee a crash scene where someone was injured are eventually convicted of a felony.

Are scooters too dangerous for LA’s streets?

In Los Angeles, riders must share lanes with cars—or face a $197 fine.

Residents push for protected bike lanes on Sunset

The lanes would run from Dodger Stadium to East Hollywood.

Former planning director fined $281K for ethics violations

It’s the second largest fine ever issued by the city’s ethics commission.

Congresswoman asks LA mayor to defend laws that criminalize homelessness

The House Financial Services Committee convened in Los Angeles for a special meeting on homelessness.

County votes to cancel $1.7B contract to replace Men’s Central Jail

The board room erupted in applause after the 4-1 vote.

Disco-era roller rink popping up at Union Station this month

A retro roller skating experience is coming to LA’s historic train depot.

Kanye West in trouble for building ‘Star Wars’-inspired dome houses in Calabasas

Inspectors were tipped off by complaints about "gumdrop-shaped" dwellings.

Hackman Capital buys Manhattan Beach studios for $650M

The company also owns CBS Television City in Fairfax and Culver Studios in Culver City.

Hollywood and Highland shopping center sold

The new owners are planning a "fresh" redesign.

California rent control bill could impact 1.2 million LA homes

Assembly Bill 1482 would cap rent hikes at buildings that are not already covered by LA rent control.

LA will explore inclusionary zoning citywide

That could mean requiring residential developers to make a portion of new units in their buildings affordable to low-income renters.

Renderings revealed for $1B Clippers arena in Inglewood

The striking, metal-clad complex would rise across from the under-construction NFL stadium on Century Boulevard.

AIDS Healthcare Foundation suing to stop Amoeba tower

The store is "a cultural resource," the foundation says. Amoeba sold its property to a developer four years ago for $34 million.

Long Beach daily heat record tumbles

The temperature climbed to 96 degrees in Long Beach, a new daily record.

South LA bungalow court could be LA’s first in 70 years

At one time, it was the most common form of multifamily housing in Southern California.

Homeless advocates challenge constitutionality of sweeps, seizures

Attorneys say the city is destroying property that homeless residents "need to survive on the streets."

LA’s ban on sleeping in vehicles lapses

It reportedly won’t be enforced until at least the end of the month.

Contractor suing Metropolis megadevelopment for $9.8M

The contractor is also embroiled in a lawsuit against the developers of Oceanwide Plaza.

Whittier plans homeless shelter: ‘People will be scared to let their kids go outside’

It’s the latest community to pushback against shelters as the homeless population swells.

California rent control bill advances in Senate

AB 1482 could expand rent control in Los Angeles. "We have to recognize some people are hurting in our economy," senator says.

Two large earthquakes rattle LA

One of the largest earthquakes to strike Southern California in decades rocked Los Angeles on Friday, just a day after the region experienced another major quake.

LA’s new Airbnb rules are now in effect—here’s what you need to know

Hosts must register with the city, pay an $89 fee, and agree to other short-term rental regulations.

Head of LA’s housing authority calls HUD proposal ‘despicable’

The federal proposal to strip housing assistance for immigrant families could impact 11,000 people in the city of Los Angeles.

Downtown LA Expo Line stations closing for two months

The 7th Street/Metro Center and Pico stations shut down Saturday.

‘Stop this madness’: Valley residents trying to block bus rapid transit

It’s one of 28 projects Metro aims to complete in time for the Olympics.

Mayor announces more ‘sensitive’ approach to cleanup around homeless encampments

Under the new approach, homeless residents might also be trained and hired to clean city streets and sidewalks themselves, Garcetti says.

‘Coliving’ comes to Echo Park bungalow courts

What will happen to rent control?

Inspectors cite dozens of Skid Row businesses for ‘overflowing dumpsters,’ ‘rodent burrows’

With the homeless population growing, officials recommend adding public bathrooms countywide.