The Los Angeles Times

August 28, 2008, 11am PDT
An ordinance passed in L.A. that limited the amount of time taco trucks could be parked in one location has been overturned. However, many expect it to come back in a different form.
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August 20, 2008, 2pm PDT
In Fullerton, CA, a dense new mixed-use building is facing criticism from neighbors and residents. 'All of a sudden we get one of these mixed-use buildings, [and] it's like a fort got dropped out of the sky,' says one neighbor.
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August 12, 2008, 9am PDT
Upkeep and Water Consumption Prompt Reviews of the Esthetics of Faux Turf
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August 1, 2008, 8am PDT
<p>An online "time bank" has opened in Los Angeles, allowing members to barter services with each other.</p>
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July 27, 2008, 7am PDT
<p>After more than three hours of public comment and debate at Thursday's MTA Board meeting, the Board of Directors approved placing a half-cent sales tax on the November ballot, pending approval of a companion Assembly bill.</p>
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July 24, 2008, 5am PDT
<p>A proposal to ban any new fast-food restaurants in South Los Angeles for one year has received unanimous approval from a city committee, and will head next to city council for approval. Concerns have been raised about what qualifies as "fast food".</p>
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July 22, 2008, 8am PDT
<p>Yet another unforeseen consequence of high gasoline prices and less driving: the gas tax-funded federal highway trust fund is being depleted, putting states' highway project funding in danger.</p>
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July 10, 2008, 1pm PDT
<p>Long considered the source of California's fiscal and land use woes, Proposition 13, passed by voters in 1978, limits increases in property tax. However, it may prove to be an 'economic stabilizer' during the current housing slump.</p>
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July 10, 2008, 10am PDT
<p>The number of retirement communities is growing rapidly. Author Andrew D. Blechman warns about the social cost of age-segregation.</p>
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July 9, 2008, 6am PDT
<p>Officials in Los Angeles have renamed the former "South Central" to remove the stigma of riots in the 1990's. But some business owners and residents say that's had a greater negative consequence than keeping the old name would have.</p>
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July 9, 2008, 5am PDT
<p>Southern Californians, facing some of the worst gas prices in the country, are experimenting with taking public transit, as these personal stories from the Los Angeles Times attest.</p>
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July 8, 2008, 9am PDT
<p>Joel Kotkin once again leaps to the defense of the suburbs as a choice, and says that urbanists who are hoping that Americans will rush back into the cities are sadly mistaken.</p>
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June 27, 2008, 7am PDT
<p>Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa's half-cent increase in the county's sales tax would create $30-$40 billion for transportation projects over the next 30 years, and could go before voters in November.</p>
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June 21, 2008, 9am PDT
<p>This commentary from the <em>Los Angeles Times</em> calls for creation of a central park for the city, made by putting a "cap" over a section of freeway.</p>
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June 15, 2008, 9am PDT
<p>Despite the housing downturn, houses in excess of 20,000 square feet are still being built by the very wealthy — with no sign of a slowdown.</p>
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June 5, 2008, 2pm PDT
<p>The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers has made final a decision that says much of the Los Angeles River is not navigable, and is therefore not a river. It will retain some Clean Water Act protection, but developing on its watershed may become easier.</p>
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June 4, 2008, 10am PDT
<p>William Fulton reflects on the lasting impact of L.A. developer Robert Maguire III on the city.</p>
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June 3, 2008, 9am PDT
<p>A draft decision by the Army Corps of Engineers says that because a boat cannot navigate its waters, the L.A. River doesn't qualify as a river. Environmentalists are outraged, as hundreds of square miles of watershed are at risk of losing protection.</p>
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May 29, 2008, 10am PDT
<p>New research from the Brookings Institution claims that Los Angeles has the second smallest carbon footprint of big American cities -- a finding that contains a few caveats.</p>
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May 21, 2008, 5am PDT
<p>The video website YouTube is home to a growing number of clips that document traffic conditions in cities around the world.</p>
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