Local Areas Outpacing City in Homeless Surge

Los Angeles City Council District 4 (CD4) outpaced the city in homeless population gains, according to data released in May by the Los Angeles Homeless Services Authority. The district, which includes the communities of...

Warriors Headed to National Tournament

Two Wilshire Warriors PONY League baseball teams are headed to New York this summer, one at the end of July and one in mid-August, where they will compete in the annual Tournament of Champions...

New Budget Targets Homelessness & Infrastructure

Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti’s $9.2 billion city budget for fiscal year 2017-2017 and which the city council approved on May 18th, includes new funding from two critical measures approved by voters last November...

The Whispers in the Willows

In a sprawling, old house just south of Koreatown, a new immersive theater piece unfolds. A mere 18 audience members at a time are invited to have dinner with the Willows, a peculiar family...

Garcetti’s Gondola Fizzling?

BEACHWOOD CANYON—Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti’s idea for a gondola to shuttle tourists directly to the Hollywood Sign made big waves in local press in May, but since then, the idea appears to have...

City Finds Flaws in Trading Density for Affordable Housing

The issue of developers including affordable housing units in their projects in exchange for what some local residents feel are oversized, out-of-character-with-the-area luxury condos and apartments, has been front and center in the news...

Park Access at Beachwood Closed

GRIFFITH PARK—The city of Los Angeles closed a popular access point to Griffith Park April 18th. City officials closed access at the Beachwood Canyon Trailhead after a Los Angeles Superior Court judge ruled in...

Pot Hole Funding De-Prioritzed

Council Committee votes to use its share of Measure M to reduce traffic-related deaths With the city expected to reap 10s of millions of dollars annually for transportation projects expected through a recently voter-approved sales...

Living in Cars Yes, Legal Now

In response to the city’s growing homeless and affordable housing crises, city officials’ new law, which allows the homeless to live in cars, vans or motor homes during the day and overnight in specified...