| Aug 20, 2013
| 9:19 PM
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.
| Aug 21, 2013
| 12:01 PM
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...
| Aug 28, 2013
| 1:46 PM
Artists predicted a renaissance of public muraling across Los Angeles as the City Council voted 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...
| May 15, 2014
| 6:53 PM
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...
| May 16, 2014
| 3:33 PM
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-...
| May 20, 2014
| 7:51 PM
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...
| May 21, 2014
| 4:06 PM
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...
| May 21, 2014
| 9:01 PM
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...
| May 22, 2014
| 1:12 PM
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...
| Feb 27, 2014
| 5:00 AM
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...
| Mar 1, 2014
| 6:30 PM
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...