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It’s a big week for art in Los Angeles. The city will be hosting six art fairs.

from Press Play with Madeleine Brand

The State of California has filed a first-of-its-kind lawsuit against the city.

from KCRW Features

Gavin Newsom delivered his first State of the State address today.

Takeaways from Gov. Newsom’s first State of the State

Gavin Newsom delivered his first State of the State address today.

from Press Play with Madeleine Brand

Volunteers with L.A.'s annual homeless count are looking for children living in shelters and on the streets.

How many babies are homeless? No one knows

Volunteers with L.A.'s annual homeless count are looking for children living in shelters and on the streets.

from KCRW Features

What if former Starbucks CEO Howard Schultz runs for president as an independent, and then none of the three candidates reached the 270 electoral college threshold to win?

Gov. Newsom sues Huntington Beach for not creating enough affordable housing

What if former Starbucks CEO Howard Schultz runs for president as an independent, and then none of the three candidates reached the 270 electoral college threshold to win?

from Press Play with Madeleine Brand

Planners are calling Minneapolis the most radical city in America, after a vote to allow duplexes and triplexes to be built on lots previously zoned for only single-family homes.

A radical act of rezoning; UK prepares for Brexit

Planners are calling Minneapolis the most radical city in America, after a vote to allow duplexes and triplexes to be built on lots previously zoned for only single-family homes.

from Design and Architecture

Is Minneapolis the most radical city in America right now?

Minneapolis is upzoning, and LA should pay attention

Is Minneapolis the most radical city in America right now?

from Design and Architecture

Gov. Gavin Newsom wants L.A. and other cities to build more housing, and he’s using a carrot and stick approach. The carrot: $500 million to cities that reach their goals.

Gov. Newsom’s budget punishes cities for not building new housing

Gov. Gavin Newsom wants L.A. and other cities to build more housing, and he’s using a carrot and stick approach. The carrot: $500 million to cities that reach their goals.

from Press Play with Madeleine Brand

The state’s new governor, Gavin Newsom, called for a “California for all” in his inauguration speech this week.

A “Marshall Plan” for homelessness

The state’s new governor, Gavin Newsom, called for a “California for all” in his inauguration speech this week.

from Design and Architecture

Approximately 50,000 people are experiencing homelessness in and around L.A., according to the latest count by the Los Angeles Homeless Services Authority.

Homelessness strains compassion for some Los Angeles residents

Approximately 50,000 people are experiencing homelessness in and around L.A., according to the latest count by the Los Angeles Homeless Services Authority.

from Press Play with Madeleine Brand

On this Christmas Day, many of us will be at home with loved ones. But what kind of home exactly?

Home in LA, from the tent to the gigamansion

On this Christmas Day, many of us will be at home with loved ones. But what kind of home exactly?

from Design and Architecture

The Gilded Age of the late 19th century produced vast estates, built by powerful families and inspired by the châteaux and mansions of Europe.

Gigamansions and the new Gilded Age

The Gilded Age of the late 19th century produced vast estates, built by powerful families and inspired by the châteaux and mansions of Europe.

from Design and Architecture

Since its founding LA has been selling lifestyle and better living.

Lessons for affordable housing from the modern dome tent

Since its founding LA has been selling lifestyle and better living.

from Design and Architecture

State officials say we’re about 3.5 million homes short of what we need. Lacking supply and high demand is what’s driving up housing prices in cities like LA.

A new push to build more housing near transit in California

State officials say we’re about 3.5 million homes short of what we need. Lacking supply and high demand is what’s driving up housing prices in cities like LA.

from Press Play with Madeleine Brand

If you live in Malibu you live with the knowledge that your life and home run the risk of fire.

Malibu after the fires: tin roofs, concrete structures and tiny homes?

If you live in Malibu you live with the knowledge that your life and home run the risk of fire.

from Design and Architecture

There are about 15,000 children in L.A.’s public schools who are homeless. At Telfair Elementary in Pacoima, a quarter of students are homeless.

Why Telfair Elementary has more homeless kids than any other school in LAUSD

There are about 15,000 children in L.A.’s public schools who are homeless. At Telfair Elementary in Pacoima, a quarter of students are homeless.

from Press Play with Madeleine Brand

Construction cranes are omnipresent in downtown LA. But a couple of upcoming projects really have people talking.

Downtown to get another Frank Gehry project and maybe a Jenga-like tower

Construction cranes are omnipresent in downtown LA. But a couple of upcoming projects really have people talking.

from Design and Architecture

Can the TOMS Shoes model of buy a pair, gift one to a shoeless person, be applied to houses?

Buy a condo, gift a house

Can the TOMS Shoes model of buy a pair, gift one to a shoeless person, be applied to houses?

from Design and Architecture

Some seniors struggling to make the rent in Los Angeles have turned to living with strangers.

LA seniors find housing solution with home share program

Some seniors struggling to make the rent in Los Angeles have turned to living with strangers.

Maybe you’ve stayed at a hostel while traveling.

At Podshare, living communally without privacy

Maybe you’ve stayed at a hostel while traveling.

from Design and Architecture