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Venice Councilman Mike Bonin Wants to Change the Narrative Around Homelessness

The outspoken official talks about the homelessness crisis, mental illness, and his own ”brush” with living on the streets of L.A.
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L.A. Will Finally Start Enforcing its Airbnb Rules—Here’s What You Need to Know

The city’s new Home-Sharing Ordinance went into effect in July, but enforcement starts November 1
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Business Interests Just Spent a Record-Breaking Pile of Dough Lobbying City Agencies

Developers and other big-money entities dropped $18.1 million in the second quarter alone
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Council President Herb Wesson Reportedly Advocated for a Developer as his Son Enjoyed Cheap Rent

If it turns out the two things are related, it could be ethical hot water for Wesson
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L.A.’s Last Artist Colony Appears Set for Displacement on November 1

Santa Fe Art Colony has provided homes and studios to artists for decades. Under a new owner, residents are bracing for rent hikes of up to $3,000 per month.
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When a South L.A. Family Lost Their Footing, Steve Mnuchin’s Bank Gobbled Up Their Slice of the American Dream

A new book examines the "modern-day robber barons" who benefitted from the housing market collapse—Trump and his inner circle included
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Crimes Against the Homeless Have Risen, and Advocates Are Searching for Answers

Several recent incidents have L.A.'s homeless on edge, and recently released LAPD stats appear to justify their anxieties
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As Ace Hotels Turn 20, a Look Back at One of the Best-Known Brands in Travel

How a group of friends with no hospitality experience ended up changing what we expect from hotels
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Why Didn’t the Landlord Lobby Fight California’s New Statewide Rent Control Law?

The California Apartment Association is anticipating "indirect political benefits" from the tenant protections
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An Audit Lays Out What’s Gone Wrong with L.A.’s Homeless Housing Measure

The city controller’s office examines how voter-approved Proposition HHH became a historic debacle in the making