4 days ago
Mark Vallianatos argues Los Angeles is still contending with the legacy 1920 era land use restrictions built on racist, exclusionary zoning policies, the remnants of which aren't worth saving.
April 14, 2018, 11am PDT
A companion bill to the controversial SB 827, also introduced Sen. Scott Wiener (D-S.F)., could have a similar impact on housing production but hasn't gathered nearly as much attention. SB 828 makes critical changes to the state's housing supply law.
March 29, 2018, 10am PDT
The affluent county finally authorized a concrete plan to address a housing crisis, but forceful opposition from residents put them 'back to Square One.'
March 18, 2018, 9am PDT
It doesn't matter why—but how is pretty important.
March 18, 2018, 7am PDT
Despite state opposition and potential violations of California law, the Trump Administration has revived a project that was deemed impracticable only a few years ago.
March 12, 2018, 11am PDT
Christopher Hawthorne, the Los Angeles Time architecture critic whose broad role at the paper included much needed focus on streets and the public realm, has announced that he will be joining the staff at City Hall.
March 12, 2018, 9am PDT
A new report from the California Housing Partnership "revealed a wide gap between state support for homeowners and renters."
March 6, 2018, 9am PST
It's time for planners to contend with displacement by transit investment, writes Tracy Jeanne Rosenthal.
February 27, 2018, 2pm PST
Developer Samuel Leung is facing shocking counts of conspiracy, money laundering, and bribery.
February 26, 2018, 9am PST
That's how the Los Angeles Times editorial board characterized the $6 billion plan by Los Angeles Metro to widen the 710 freeway. "A waste of money," they assert. Key to the solution is how to deal with goods movement from the seaport complex.
February 24, 2018, 7am PST
According to a new study by UC Berkeley and Columbia University, local land use processes, specifically the approval process, rather than the California Environmental Quality Act, is the main impediment to housing production in California.
February 16, 2018, 11am PST
Planning for a proposal to expand truck and vehicle capacity on the I-710 Freeway in Southern California has reached a critical juncture in the process.
February 14, 2018, 1pm PST
In a region where the utility is on the "brink of financial collapse," residents face outages, boil-water advisories and bills that come with health warnings.
February 9, 2018, 8am PST
More Southern Californians are purchasing motor vehicles, particularly those who were previously transit-dependent, which largely explains the region's declining transit ridership, according to a newly released study.
February 5, 2018, 1pm PST
One legislator believes CEQA "is a key barrier to California meeting its ambitious climate change goals.”
January 29, 2018, 8am PST
Bus riders, comprising about three-quarters of Los Angeles Metro ridership, declined 21 percent since 2013, But it wasn't just bus routes—two light rail lines also lost riders.
January 23, 2018, 11am PST
If approved, a City Council motion would mark a shift in how Los Angeles deals with a rising number of homeless residents.
January 23, 2018, 8am PST
One of two initiatives to repeal last November's 12-cents per gallon gas tax increase failed to attract enough signatures by the Jan. 8 deadline. However, the other initiative has major backing and will likely appear on the Nov. 6 ballot.
January 22, 2018, 6am PST
Costs for the initial construction segment, 119 miles from Madera to just outside Bakersfield, jumped $2.8 billion in what the consultant called the "worst-case scenario," to $10.6 billion, or over $89 million per mile.
January 9, 2018, 2pm PST
The median home value in Marin County is well over a million dollars, thanks in part to the county and its residents keeping low income housing and development out.