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Pressure will be heavy on Mayor Eric Garcetti and County supervisors board chairman Mark Ridley-Thomas to show much more progress with the so-far insoluble housing-homeless problem.
Homelessness is an emergency, says Councilman Mike Bonin, and requires a response equal to what the federal disaster agency does when a hurricane strikes
The first batch of homeless housing to be built by last year's $1.2 billion bond is to be scattered around Los Angeles instead of being concentrated in Skid Row.
Ai Weiwei, the Chinese dissident and artist, has added his very personal perspective on the global refugee crisis.
Broad chooses the New York Times for announcement that he wants to spend more time with his family and "catch up on my reading."
Failing to plan is planning to fail. Don't hurry home. Be grateful you made the effort.
The total jumped 23 percent over last year despite many more homeless people being moved into housing. So it could have been even worse.
A homeless encampment appears under a freeway or in a park near you. You’re a public spirited Angeleno. Who do you call?
"As Mayor, there’s no issue I spend more time on," Garcetti says in his annual state of the city speech.
After the surprising victory of Measure H, county and city officials and non-profit organizations are planning to move quickly to put its money to work.
It’s something of a miracle that Measure H, the Los Angeles County tax increase to improve services for the homeless, may be near voter approval.
Trump's orders to block refugees and travelers from Muslim countries - even U.S. legal residents - caught Homeland Security by surprise. Protesters and lawyers flooded the airport.
Hard to imagine a bigger change to the infrastructure and environment of the Westside.
The mega airport is such a vital and vulnerable piece of our infrastructure that it employs two anti-terrorism experts with top-secret clearances.
Steve Lopez has written a lovely column on his friend, the Skid Row organizer and housing advocate and co-founder of the LAMP Community.
Joint attention to the homeless issue will be on the same day as 70+ Bay Area news organizations focus their coverage on the problem.
Offices and retail in the older buildings, while it looks like the 1970s corporate side will be razed for apartments.
Big sale starts today then the Brand Boulevard shop will move online.
He becomes the second largest shareholder, vice chairman of the board, and Michael Ferro's defense against a takeover by Gannett.
The Los Angeles Business Journal's annual exercise of estimating net worth has again tabbed Patrick Soon-Shiong as number one. Here are the top 10.
Early-rising onlookers and photographer Gary Leonard observed ET-94 as it came around the breakwater this morning and was offloaded.
The Chronicle, KQED and 28 other media outlets will do stories the same day to push for a solution.
Bob Hope has been a dumb name for an airport for 12 years. So they are going with Hollywood Burbank (again.)
After sale of the real estate, the net cost for buying the OC Register and Riverside's Press-Enterprise is just $15.8 million.
ET-94 towers 15 stories high and will be displayed at the California Science Center.
"David got bored with Los Angeles a long time ago,” says Tina Brown.
The Belmont Shore booksellers have been in business together for 23 years in different locations.
Mark Lacter and LA Biz ObservedMark Lacter created the LA Biz Observed blog in 2006 and posted until his death on Nov. 13, 2013. His 10,000-plus posts are archived here.
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Sign from LA's pastSign from an old Love's BBQ restaurant at the Valley Relics Museum in Chatsworth.
Visiting her old ballet costumesMelissa Barak at LACMA Chagall exhibit with the artist's memorable designs.
Engine Co. 17Inside the long-closed Arts District fire station on Santa Fe Avenue.
Barnsdall ParkUnder the trees.
Inside Hollyhock HousePhoto taking was allowed for one weekend. So we did.
June 6, 1968The body of Robert F. Kennedy leaves Good Samaritan hospital. More pics
Palm weeds of Santa SusanaOak trees, sandstone ridges and fan palms? Ugh. More
Streetscape: Melvil StreetWall on Industry Cafe and Jazz in Culver City. Bigger
No casting (or emial)Former Security-First bank on Wilshire near LaBrea.
Streetscape: Myers St.Railroad siding beside the river in Boyle Heights, looking downstream toward the 4th Street bridge. Bigger.
Chinatown queueThe line on a Sunday at Far East Plaza for Howling Ray's chicken.
First raptor of 2017Veronique de Turenne at her Here in Malibu blog.