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  • Gentrifying L.A. without displacing the poor: Lessons from S.F.'s Tenderloin

    Gentrifying L.A. without displacing the poor: Lessons from S.F.'s Tenderloin
    Los Angeles may be replacing New York City as the gentrification capital of the United States. The national media seem positively obsessed with the transformation of once little-known communities like Highland Park; gentrification battles in Boyle Heights, Pico-Union and Echo Park hearken back to the 1950s ouster of Latino families at Chavez Ravine for the building of Dodger Stadium; and on skid row, homeless encampments and single-room occupancy hotels clash with the agendas of downtown development.
  • In L.A., thirsting for a decent bar culture

    In L.A., thirsting for a decent bar culture
    London has pubs. Munich has beer halls. Houston has outdoor honky-tonks. Denver has brewpubs. The drinking scene in Los Angeles is less easy to characterize. Like so much else in this city, it's diffuse, fragmented and characterized by extremes: There are...

    Foreclosures surge in Southern California, but for how long?

    Foreclosures surge in Southern California, but for how long?
    Foreclosures in Southern California hit their highest level in two years in January, according to new data out Thursday. But market-watchers say it's more a matter of lenders clearing their books than a new wave of bad loans. The number of homes...

    Da Vinci fire follow-up: Good urbanism not just architecture and bars

    Da Vinci fire follow-up: Good urbanism not just architecture and bars
    Federal investigators have concluded that the massive downtown Los Angeles fire that consumed much of the Da Vinci apartment complex was arson, as The Times reported earlier this week. Which means that the Da Vinci and its developer, G.H. Palmer...

    Reader feedback November 22: Examining politicians' gifts, Lincoln Park complex in Hampton almost vacant

    Examining politicians' gifts Virginia sets no limits on who can give how much to politicians but requires elected officials to disclose all gifts of more than $50. This year, in the wake of the scandal over gifts and loans to former Gov. Bob McDonnell...