Los Angeles

The ongoing efforts to reform street vending laws in Los Angeles gained national media attention recently. Can local officials find a way to overcome controversy and complexity to legalize street vending this year?
11 hours ago   Salon
A proposed ordinance currently making its way through City Hall in Los Angeles would provide a new form of enforcement for crimes such as barking dogs, loud parties, and littering—which often go unenforced under the current penal system.
Aug 28, 2014   Los Angeles Daily News
A new study confirmed that the average Los Angeles renter allocates 47 percent of their paycheck towards rent.
Aug 22, 2014   KPCC
Parking guru Donald Shoup discusses how the city of Los Angeles can fix its roughly 4,300 miles of sidewalk that require some degree of repair, for free.
Aug 21, 2014   Los Angeles Times
A recent article explains how, and why, small lot subdivisions get built in Los Angeles. Also, the city has recently updated a procedural glitch to make permitting easier for small lot projects.
Aug 20, 2014   Urban Land Magazine
Inspired by a park system proposal by Frederick Law Olmsted from 1930 to build a network of parks and open space throughout the city, a coalition of advocates is reviving the idea of connecting people and parks throughout Los Angeles.
Aug 19, 2014   Next City
Advocates for a more multi-modal lifestyle in Los Angeles have achieved tremendous successes in the last decade. But ongoing bike lane controversies shows there's still a long way to go.
Aug 18, 2014   Citymetric
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With average summer temperatures expected to reach a sweltering 89.83 degrees Fahrenheit b Blog Post
Aug 14, 2014   By Maayan Dembo
The 1.6 mile stretch of Sunset Boulevard in the city West Hollywood is destined for more than $600 million in developments planned or already being built, mostly composed of luxury hotels and condominiums.
Aug 6, 2014   Bloomberg
The construction boom in Downtown Los Angeles has had the unintended, and largely unregulated, consequence of closing access to sidewalks. The practice might be illegal under federal law.
Aug 4, 2014   Los Angeles Times
A California Court of Appeal wades into the history of driving laws to determine if a drunken cyclist who maimed a jogger can be charged with reckless driving. The cyclist was not charged with drunken driving. Not all laws are applied the same.
Jul 28, 2014   San Francisco Chronicle