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  • L.A. to pay $1.75 million for legal bills in Hollywood zoning fight

    L.A. to pay $1.75 million for legal bills in Hollywood zoning fight
    The Los Angeles City Council voted Wednesday to pay $1.75 million for the legal fees of three groups that succeeded in striking down a new zoning and development plan for Hollywood. On a 12-0 vote, council members agreed to pay the legal bills of the La...
  • Most Americans pessimistic about the housing market, survey says

    Most Americans pessimistic about the housing market, survey says
    Seven years after the housing crash began, most people remain deeply dour about the state of the nation’s housing market. A new survey out this week from the MacArthur Foundation found that 70% of Americans still feel a housing crisis remains...
  • Los Angeles officials propose tougher foreclosure registry

    Los Angeles officials propose tougher foreclosure registry
    Los Angeles officials unveiled new recommendations Tuesday to toughen and make smarter use of the city's foreclosure registry program. Calling the 4-year-old registry well intentioned but “flawed” and “ineffective,” City...
  • City Council's political trump card raises abuse of power accusations

    City Council's political trump card raises abuse of power accusations
    When Los Angeles rewrote its City Charter in the '90s, the City Council was dealt a political trump card intended to keep decisions by a wide array of citizen commissions in check. Using authority granted them to review and overturn decisions made by...
  • Beatrice A. Schwartz, real estate broker

    Beatrice A. Schwartz, real estate broker
    Beatrice A. Schwartz, a retired real estate broker and volunteer, died May 22 of complications from dementia at Milford Manor Nursing Home. She was 96. The daughter of Romanian immigrants, Beatrice Albin was born in Chicago and moved with her parents...
  • Police seek man who stabbed 2 children in Brooklyn elevator, 1 dead

    Police seek man who stabbed 2 children in Brooklyn elevator, 1 dead
    Prince Joshua Avitto would have been 7 years old this month, but instead of celebrating, his family will mourn the child who along with a playmate was stabbed in a Brooklyn elevator by a knife-wielding suspect still on the loose, police said. Avitto,...
  • Hampton/Newport News prevention program receives grant

    Hampton/Newport News prevention program receives grant
    The state's department of Behavioral Health and Developmental Services, DBHDS, has awarded $134,000 to help prevent substance abuse in communities across the state. The Hampton-Newport News Community Services Board was among 10 receiving funds. "It'...
  • Setting Times stories to music: From Nancy Sinatra to Arctic Monkeys

    Setting Times stories to music: From Nancy Sinatra to Arctic Monkeys
    Sometimes I think of the Great Reads as a kind of camera: zooming in for a lingering close-up of a person or a place, panning away to capture the surrounding scene. I love it when the stories reveal through showing, not telling. A photographer named...
  • Can L.A. handle a revitalized river?

    Can L.A. handle a revitalized river?
    Your article on revitalizing a lengthy stretch of the Los Angeles River made it sound as if a bunch of kids had just found a vacant lot on the block. ("Big plans, and concerns, surround L.A. River's revitalization," May 24) The environmentalists want to...
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  • Jerry R. Engelman, real estate broker

    Jerry R. Engelman, real estate broker
    Jerry R. Engelman, a retired real estate broker who specialized in ground rents, died May 8 of heart failure at his Pikesville home. He was 70. The son of Paul Engelman, a real estate broker, and Doris Engelman, a homemaker, Jerry Ronald Engelman was...