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Controversial California Housing Bill SB 50 Is Back—with Some Big Changes

A new version of pro-development SB 50 gives more control to local municipalities, but many critics remain skeptical of its effects

Will L.A. Housing Activists Launch an Oakland-Style Movement?

The story of four homeless Bay Area moms occupying a vacant house has inspired some Angelenos to consider more radical solutions to the housing crisis
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Fake Explosive Devices Were Found at the Site of a Controversial Homeless Shelter

The discovery of a facsimile bomb in Venice on Thursday prompted street closures and evacuations
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The Supreme Court Declines to Hear Controversial Sidewalk Sleeping Case

The highest court in the land won't consider a ruling regarding whether cities can cite the homeless for sleeping outside
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California Will Fare Better Than the Rest of the U.S. When the Economy Slows in 2020

But L.A. could suffer its own unique economic pain in the coming years
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Homeless People’s Right to Sleep on Sidewalks Could Soon be Challenged in the Supreme Court

Boise v. Martin has big implications for homeless policy in L.A. and other western cities
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Coastal Counties Could See a Lot More Growth Under a New State Plan

New goals set by the Southern California Association of Governments would push L.A. to build 810,000 units by 2029
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Homeless Yale Grad Whose Story Made News Is Off the Streets with the Help of an Old Acquaintance

Shawn Pleasants says he wants to use his raised profile to advocate for a resource center for L.A.'s unhoused
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Will Doing Away with Parking Minimums Be Good for DTLA?

The idea is to make development cheaper and encourage people to use greener modes of transport—but will that be the case?
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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