After the eviction, Dominique Walker said to the press, “This house was a statement. It was a symbol of what needs to happen in Oakland. This was an absolute victory. ...
Jan. 15from Press Play with Madeleine Brand
In LA, choosing where to buy coffee is about more what that soy latte tastes like.
“I'll go to a spot where the coffee may not be that good, but the vibe is right. ... I'll just…
Jan. 14from Greater LA
California Governor Gavin Newsom unveiled his annual state budget today, which exceeds $220 billion. He wants to devote a billion of that to helping the homeless.
Jan. 10from Press Play with Madeleine Brand
What would you do for a roof over your head if you became homeless? Dominique Walker of Oakland faced that reality. Her solution was to squat in someone else’s house.
Jan. 9from Press Play with Madeleine Brand
The story of Santa Claus Lane in Carpinteria starts in typical California fashion -- with an orange juice stand.
Dec. 20from KCRW Features
As Los Angeles prepares for the 2028 Olympics, local activists are calling attention to the displacement of low-income communities in the city, blaming the Olympics as a tool of…
Dec. 17from Greater LA
“Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker” had its glitzy premiere on Monday. That’s 42 years after the original movie came out in 1977.
The Los Angeles County General Hospital was considered a state-of-the-art institution when it opened in December 1933 amid the Great Depression.
Dec. 17from Design and Architecture
So here is a fairytale for you: a house for a family with a large yard in Los Angeles for sale at around $12,000.
In the past five years, rents in Ventura and Santa Barbara Counties have increased by 27%, while median wages have only grown by 8%, according to a new housing report released by the…
Dec. 17from KCRW Features
A judge ruled that Orange County cannot arrest people for sleeping in public spaces if there are no alternatives.
Dec. 16from Greater LA
Silver Lake -- known for its lovely houses clambering the hills, hip residents and progressive politics -- is going through a big transition.
In the center of the…
Dec. 11from Greater LA
In past growth spurts in L.A., most new development sprung up on virgin land. No longer. 21st century Los Angeles is built out.
Dec. 11from Arts & Culture Stories
XOTX Tropico Nursery, founded in 1988, is a haven for endangered plant life. But now it’s endangered itself. The owner is required to vacate the nursery by December 30.
Dec. 9from Greater LA
A dramatic decision by a little-known planning agency may impact how much new housing goes up in your city.
Dec. 3from Design and Architecture
The executive director of LAHSA announced today that he'll leave the city-county agency at the end of this month. The departure is voluntary, he says.
Dec. 2from Greater LA
On Tuesday, November 12th, following several years of community meetings led by the Health Innovation Community Partnership and actions taken by Supervisor Solis, the Board of…
Nov. 21from Design and Architecture
With nearly 60,000 people homeless across LA County, it continues to be a top issue for many people.
Nov. 20from Greater LA
Two-bedroom units in Pasadena often sell for $700,000. So how could one cost $75,000? Caltrans owns it.
Trojan Shelter is a new homeless shelter in LA, where college students receive three meals a day, peer-to-peer counseling, and assistance in finding permanent housing.
Nov. 19from Greater LA