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  • L.A. pushed to review quake-vulnerable apartment buildings

    L.A. pushed to review quake-vulnerable apartment buildings
    Seismic experts and engineers have long warned that a certain type of wood-framed building is particularly vulnerable to collapse during a major earthquake, because the first story cannot support the weight of the upper stories. During Southern...
  • Proposal to list buildings vulnerable to earthquakes sparks debate

    Proposal to list buildings vulnerable to earthquakes sparks debate
    A Los Angeles councilman's call for the city to consider creating an inventory of thousands of so-called soft-story apartments that could collapse during a major earthquake is already generating debate. This first-of-its-kind list would apply to...
  • Los Angeles moves to lift decade-old ban on public murals

    Los Angeles moves to lift decade-old ban on public murals
    Artists predicted a renaissance of public muraling across Los Angeles as the City Council votedĀ 13-2 Wednesday to lift a decade-long ban on the large outdoor artworks. "We owe it to our next generation to reclaim our legacy as a mural capital of the...
  • Proposal for walkway over downtown L.A. homeless camp stirs debate

    Proposal for walkway over downtown L.A. homeless camp stirs debate
    A well-known developer in downtown Los Angeles is fighting to erect a pedestrian bridge between two apartment buildings, saying it would protect future residents from a nearby homeless encampment. Geoffrey H. Palmer, whose company is known for the...
  • Downtown developer gets its pedestrian bridge, but not without a fight

    Downtown developer gets its pedestrian bridge, but not without a fight
    When a developer wanted to build another massive apartment complex in downtown Los Angeles connected by a pedestrian bridge, the Central Area Planning Commission — urged on by a city planner — said no. GH Palmer Associates is building a 526-...
  • High-density housing doesn't have to lack a grand design

     High-density housing doesn't have to lack a grand design
    Not that many years ago, if you drove east toward downtown Los Angeles on Sunset Boulevard, you came to BBQ King at Figueroa Street. It looked more like an auto repair shop than a restaurant, and the food wasn't the best I've ever had. But the joint had...
  • L.A. City Council moves ahead with $8.1-billion budget, tax cuts

    L.A. City Council moves ahead with $8.1-billion budget, tax cuts
    The Los Angeles City Council approved an $8.1-billion budget Wednesday, offering modest service increases while taking the first step toward carrying out Mayor Eric Garcetti’s four-year plan for cutting business taxes. Council members voted to...
  • Garcetti's budget, with tax trims and service hikes, gets council's OK

     Garcetti's budget, with tax trims and service hikes, gets council's OK
    The Los Angeles City Council approved Mayor Eric Garcetti's $8.1-billion budget Wednesday, offering modest service increases while taking the first step toward carrying out his four-year plan for cutting business taxes. Council members voted to draft an...
  • John Mayer, Imagine Dragons to headline L.A. Made in America

    John Mayer, Imagine Dragons to headline L.A. Made in America
    Imagine Dragons and John Mayer will headline the first L.A. edition of Jay Z’s the Budweiser Made in America festival. Juanes, Afrojack and Steve Aoki will also anchor the two-day festival, which will take over downtown’s Grand Park and...
  • New high-rise on Broadway would be one of tallest in Southland

    It's been generations since a high-rise building had its debut on Broadway in downtown Los Angeles, but the skyline is finally in for a dramatic change. A local developer hopes to transform a homely corner of the city's famed commercial corridor early...
  • Bid to hike L.A. minimum wage gets pair of powerful backers

    Bid to hike L.A. minimum wage gets pair of powerful backers
    The debate on whether Los Angeles hotel workers should be paid at least $15.37 an hour opened last week with some less-than-expected allies for a "living wage" and some questions from City Council members about whether the proposal goes too far, or not...