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21 hours ago
The optics of public transit suffered over the weekend, as a few transit agencies have been commandeered by police and even shut down entirely with little or no notice, stranding protesters and essential workers alike.
New York Daily News
3 days ago
A photo series showcases the disruptive effect the pandemic has had on the U.S. auto industry.
Los Angeles Times
6 days ago
A busy corridor, popular with bike and scooter riders, is gaining a new protected bike lane in Los Angeles.
Urbanize Los Angeles
6 days ago
Heretofore, the question was never if, but when, the nation's most populous state would reach 40 million.
CALmatters
May 14, 2020, 12pm PDT
Where have all the venues gone?
Los Angeles Times
May 13, 2020, 10am PDT
Jones Lang LaSalle (JLL) International Director Carl Muhlstein offers his outlook for what lies ahead in real estate and shares insight on the political tug-of-war between landlords and renters in the struggle for relief and protection.
The Planning Report
May 7, 2020, 12pm PDT
Street vendors gathered in front of the Los Angeles County Department of Public Works in a May Day action to their make demands heard.
Streetsblog Los Angeles
May 7, 2020, 11am PDT
California was the first state to require all residents to submit to a stay-at-home order, and it appears that Gov. Gavin Newsom wants to ensure it's not the last one to relax that order, regardless of whether it meets the federal guidelines.
Los Angeles Times
April 30, 2020, 9am PDT
Los Angeles renters are facing challenges in coming up with rent payments as unemployment rates continue to rise. As a result, police are responding to significantly more calls about conflicts between landlords and tenants.
Crosstown
April 29, 2020, 9am PDT
In the 1960s-70s, a group of artists called the Compton Communicative Arts Academy renovated buildings across Compton and transformed vernacular, underutilized structures into venues for and objects of art.
KCET Artbound
April 28, 2020, 10am PDT
A trendy new Downtown Los Angels skyscraper would be home to a 160-room hotel and 319 condominium units if an Australian developer moves forward with plans.
Los Angeles Times
April 27, 2020, 11am PDT
Miguel Santana, former chief administrative officer for the city of Los Angeles during the Great Recession, comments on the realities revenue-starved city budgets.
The Planning Report
Blog post
April 23, 2020, 8am PDT
Some progress, but not nearly enough, has been reported as California and its cities scramble to procure temporary shelters to house homeless people during the pandemic.
James Brasuell
April 21, 2020, 9am PDT
The Crenshaw/LAX line, under construction in Los Angeles and passing through the city of Inglewood to connect the Expo and Green lines, was originally scheduled to open in 2019.
Los Angeles Times
April 9, 2020, 11am PDT
Los Angeles Department of City Planning Director Vince Bertoni shares the status of the planning department and the daily challenges of providing public-facing service and community meetings under social distancing orders.
The Planning Report
April 2, 2020, 9am PDT
The city of Beverly Hills, long an opponent of the project, is now taking advantage of a lack of car traffic to drastically speed up construction on the Purple Line subway extension.
Streetsblog LA
March 31, 2020, 6am PDT
The densest city in the country is struggling with the rapid spread of the virus, and close proximity is likely a primary factor.
The New York Times
Feature
March 26, 2020, 6am PDT
Cities, states, and the federal government are trying to prevent a repeat of 2008 while still facing the challenges of inequality and poverty that grew out of the previous recession.
James Brasuell
March 25, 2020, 11am PDT
Legislation to stop construction of McMansions is being undermined by a zoning loophole.
Curbed Los Angeles
March 25, 2020, 9am PDT
Too many people have been seeking normalcy on parks and on trails. This isn’t a normal time.
The Philadelphia Inquirer