In a unanimous vote in December, councilmember Nury Martinez was elected LA City Council president, becoming the first Latina in the role.
Feb. 26from Greater LA
Governor Gavin Newsom delivered his annual State of the State speech today. A lot of it focused on fighting homelessness.
Feb. 19from Greater LA
Until last month, Helen Harlan lived in a five-bedroom house in Highland Park with 24 roommates.
Feb. 18from Greater LA
Gwendolyn Lang, an 80-year-old widow, lived with two of her adult sons. At the time, the bank foreclosed on her home.
In December, we brought you a story about XOTX-Tropico Nursery, an exotic plant store in West Hollywood.
Movie villains may want to blow up the planet. But they have great taste in architecture.
Feb. 4from Design and Architecture
City Councilman Jose Huizar held a press conference on Monday about his 4-year-old plan to revamp downtown’s Pershing Square.
Feb. 4from Greater LA
The state of California wants cities in the southland to build 1.3 million new housing units in the next 10 years.
Feb. 3from Greater LA
This Tuesday through Thursday, Los Angeles County will conduct its annual “point in time” count of people experiencing homelessness around the region. We get the basics.
Jan. 21from Greater LA
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