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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.
California's Secretary of State put his family in a Burbank hotel about six weeks ago.
The proprietors of Traveler's Bookcase on West 3rd Street announced to customers via email that they are in the process of shutting down. The closing clearance sale begins today and...
When I talked to Los Angeles City Councilman Jose Huizar, I got the feeling that the city may be moving away from its punitive approach to homelessness and toward something more humane and practical.
Wendy Greuel with Bill Clinton at Langer's Deli during the 2013 mayoral campaign. Photo: Gary Leonard. Eric Garcetti and Wendy Greuel were City Hall allies, and I believe friends, before...
When the first storms thrown our way by El Niño were bearing down last week, the Los Angeles-based staff writer for the New Yorker, Dana Goodyear, went out and gave...
“No one should expect the problem to be solved overnight,” cautioned former Los Angeles County Supervisor Zev Yaroslavsky when I asked him about the latest and most promising aid proposal.
On the third try, SpaceX brings back the Falcon 9 and lands it on a pad at Cape Canaveral. Video inside.
The family-owned store that opened in 1957 was sold just five months ago. Lots of other changes coming to Westwood Village soon.
NPR series looks at aerospace jobs and the garment industry.
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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No casting hereOr email, apparently. Signs on the vacant National Register of Historic Places-listed Security-First bank building 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.
First day of 2017Mt. Wilson cam. Always on, sometimes dark.
Melrose StreetscapeUkrainian Orthodox Church of St Vladimir, Melrose Avenue.
Merry LA ChristmasA home in Mar Vista really gets into the lawn decorations. Photo by Judy Graeme.
Media streetscapeBuzzFeed offices on Beverly Boulevard.
Art FridayThe day after Thanksgiving was jumping at LACMA.
Oldest remaining McDonald'sLakewood Boulevard in Downey.
StreetscapeOlvera Street store display.
Spiders at NHMLASpider exhibit at the Natural History Museum.
StreetscapeWhittier Boulevard in East Los Angeles.
Hennessey + IngallsNow Downtown in the Arts District.
StreetscapeColyton Street in the Arts District.
Palm weedAnother beautiful LA palm tree, this one in Boyle Heights.
Code 7 in Sherman OaksHow about a little LA crime history with your meal. Backstory
StreetscapeCrossing 7th Street at Broadway on a Saturday.