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The Edge’s 14-Year Battle to Build a Malibu Compound Comes to an End

The U2 guitarist's "environmentally devastating" plan gets the kibosh after a years-long fight
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New York Just Passed Landmark Renter Protections…Why Can’t California?

Tenants' rights activists have won some big victories in L.A., but state-level reforms continue to flop
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L.A. City Council Members Want To Put a Tax on Vacant Homes

Could an "empty housing penalty" ease the region’s housing crisis?
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How Santa Monica Is Trying to Lure People Back to the Third Street Promenade

Can fun chairs, fake grass, and communal pianos make the outdoor mall relevant again?
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Here’s What You Need To Know About Controversial Housing Bill SB 50 (Updated)

The so-called "MORE Homes Act" has been postponed, but will be eligible again in 2020
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The LACMA Redesign Faces More Pushback—This Time Over Parking

A neighborhood group has filed suit to oppose a planned parking structure
chinatown eminent domain

Should the City Use Eminent Domain to Keep Housing Affordable?

Chinatown tenants on the verge of being priced out of their apartment complex think so
Co-living los angeles

Can a Bunch of New Co-Living Complexes Ease L.A.’s Housing Crisis?

Last month, rents rose faster than they have in over a decade. At least one developer is betting that dorms for adults are the solution.

CityDig: L.A.’s Oldest Palm Tree

The fan palm guarding Exposition Park’s Figueroa Street entrance is a survivor of three replantings and a witness to more than 150 years of Los Angeles history. This is its story