Los Angeles will raise its minimum wage incrementally to $15 an hour by 2020. But with an inadequate supply of new housing, will this new spending power simply enable landlords to charge more? Some economists say yes.
May 28, 2015   KPCC
To the chagrin of many Orange County transportation leaders, two express lanes will be added to each direction on a 14-mile stretch of the 405 (San Diego) Freeway, one through conversion, and a general purpose lane funded in part by Measure M added.
May 3, 2015   KPCC
The liberal, affluent enclave of Santa Monica is infamous for its controversies over growth policy. A proposed Zoning Ordinance Update (ZOU), currently under consideration by the City Council, has struck a nerve.
Apr 17, 2015   KPCC
A city known for its love of the automobile has been building out its bike network in recent years. The question remains: Is it enough?
Apr 16, 2015   KPCC
A labor group is taking on the impact of short-term rentals on the housing market in one of the most expensive cities in the country. The debate is contentious, with numbers flying both ways, and also critical for the economic health of cities.
Mar 16, 2015   KPCC
Sharon McNary reports on a proposed development in the Chinatown neighborhood of Los Angeles that predates, and could thus avoid, the guidelines put forward by one of the most progressive plans in the city—the Cornfield Arroyo Specific Plan.
Feb 13, 2015   KPCC
The Los Angeles media has recently turned their attention to housing, in a city ranked by some measures as the least affordable market in the country.
Jan 13, 2015   KPCC
A blighted abandoned rail corridor through South Los Angeles received funding to plan a rail to trail conversion. Can residents compel officials to complete the sorely needed open space facility?
Oct 29, 2014   KPCC
A new study confirmed that the average Los Angeles renter allocates 47 percent of their paycheck towards rent.
Aug 22, 2014   KPCC
Advocates and citizens in Boyle Heights, a historic and predominantly Latino neighborhood on the Eastside of Los Angeles, are hoping for more than economic development from the city's Great Streets initiative.
Jun 18, 2014   KPCC
The decision to decommission the San Onofre power plant came in June 2013, after a radiation leak shut down the plant in January 2012. The process of decommissioning the plant, however, might take decades.
May 7, 2014   KPCC