| Feb 24, 2014
| 11:27 AM
SAN FRANCISCO -- State Sen. Mark Leno announced legislation Monday that would modify state law in order to dissuade real estate speculators in San Francisco from displacing long-term tenants from rent-controlled units.
The proposed changes to the...
| Jun 23, 2014
| 6:51 PM
The panel that determines how much landlords can raise costs of the city's 1 million rent-stabilized apartments approved a historic low increase of 1% for the next fiscal year, but in a raucous meeting Monday, it did not give tenants the rent freeze...
| Jun 24, 2014
| 3:48 PM
The developers of a $135-million shopping center near the famed Huntington Beach Pier face an unusual challenge — how to embrace the city's proud identity as Surf City without descending into surfing kitsch.
Sure, they hope to attract tourists...
| Jun 25, 2014
| 6:13 PM
Costa Mesa city planners voted this week to recommend stricter standards for long-term occupancies at nearly all city motels, a move that affordable housing advocates warned will harm those who rely on the properties as a last stop before homelessness....
| Jun 25, 2014
| 6:39 PM
To create a buffer between industrial buildings in the San Fernando Road corridor and the recently-approved Tropico Apartments, the City Council this week unanimously OK’d changing the zoning of 10 properties near the 220-unit mixed-use...
| Apr 28, 2014
| 9:26 AM
Los Angeles City Council President Herb Wesson called Monday for a third-party independent review to determine whether Clippers owner Donald Sterling violated any nondiscrimination laws as part of his tenure with the team.
In a letter to NBA...
| Apr 29, 2014
Re "Pressure mounts on Sterling," April 28
I don't know what is more offensive: Donald Sterling's racist views, or his companion's pursuit of a relationship with a man almost 60 years her senior.
Neither person's behavior is surprising. A privileged,...
| Jun 12, 2014
| 10:21 PM
Foreclosure cases were filed against almost 2,800 Chicago apartment buildings with 7,700 units last year, the smallest number since the housing crisis began and a sign of the residential market's stabilization.
The more than 30 percent decrease in...
| Jun 15, 2014
The housing crisis caused thousands of renters to worry about their living arrangements as their apartment buildings went into foreclosure. But another worry may be their credit reports.
In 2008, Illinois passed a law ordering that post-foreclosure-...
| Jun 16, 2014
| 5:30 AM
It's been 27 years since the last train rumbled into Santa Monica's Bergamot Station. For the last two decades, the former rail depot has enjoyed a second life as an arts complex, with its corrugated steel rail-yard warehouses repurposed as homes for...
| Jun 16, 2014
| 10:03 PM
In the middle of the night, when most Americans are sound asleep, their lights and appliances off, a power hog is wide awake and running at nearly full throttle: the boxes that operate their cable or satellite television service.
The seemingly innocuous...