| May 9, 2014
Donald Bogue, a longtime sociology professor at the University of Chicago and a widely regarded demographer, studied the movement and habits of people on distant continents as well as closer to home.
Mr. Bogue, 96, died of natural causes Monday, April...
| May 13, 2014
| 3:53 PM
The Los Angeles City Council authorized a $3.7-million skid row cleanup plan Tuesday that will expand 24-hour bathroom access and expand storage to comply with a court injunction against destroying personal property homeless people keep in the streets....
| May 5, 2014
| 3:26 PM
Orange County, meet the new face of homelessness: a single mother in her 20s with two young children.
Of the estimated 12,700 homeless Orange County residents — an alarming number by itself — nearly half are young mothers struggling to care...
| May 15, 2014
| 2:45 PM
The controversy over the proposed homeless shelter in Laguna Canyon carries me back to a similar situation more than 25 years ago, when Friendship Shelter first got started.
We had been running a temporary shelter at St. Mary's Episcopal Church,...
| May 16, 2014
| 1:02 PM
The Los Angeles City Council voted Friday to let a downtown developer install a pedestrian bridge over Temple Street, which had been sought as a way to protect tenants from homeless people who live nearby.
On an 11-0 vote, the council allowed...
| 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
| 7:48 PM
The Los Angeles City Council on Friday approved a controversial downtown pedestrian bridge that a developer said was needed to protect his tenants from homeless people living nearby.
Developer Geoffrey H. Palmer sought permission to build an elevated...
| May 18, 2014
| 8:40 PM
One of the first housing projects in the country focused on female veterans facing homelessness is nearing completion on a breezy San Pedro hilltop overlooking a butterfly preserve.
Volunteers of America is spending $15 million converting family housing...
| May 19, 2014
| 5:05 PM
In 2008, California voters authorized a $900-million bond issue to shore up a state program that financed low-interest mortgages for veterans. The bonds have never been sold, however, because demand for the loans has all but evaporated. Now, a new...
| May 21, 2014
An interesting concept: Try to make one developer create vibrant pedestrian life on a downtown L.A. street that has none, and where a collection of powerful local institutions have chosen not to. ("Downtown bridge that would let tenants bypass homeless...
| May 22, 2014
| 8:00 AM
In the wake of the decision by the Los Angeles City Council to allow a controversial private pedestrian bridge over Temple Street downtown between two sections of an apartment complex under construction, I've been thinking a lot about how people walk...