Benjamin Oreskes

LA Times staff writer

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A proposed city ordinance would prohibit the repair or sale of bikes on LA streets. Will it prevent bike thefts and create more space, or criminalize unhoused people?

96% of LA bike thefts go unsolved. Will banning street sales help?

A proposed city ordinance would prohibit the repair or sale of bikes on LA streets. Will it prevent bike thefts and create more space, or criminalize unhoused people?

from Greater LA

In a vote 12-2 on Wednesday, the LA City Council agreed to allow homeless sweeps in three districts — two in the Valley and one that stretches from Watts down to the interstate to San…

54 homeless encampments are the latest targets by LA City Council for sweeps

In a vote 12-2 on Wednesday, the LA City Council agreed to allow homeless sweeps in three districts — two in the Valley and one that stretches from Watts down to the interstate to San…

from Press Play with Madeleine Brand

In March, hundreds of people protested the city’s decision to remove a homeless encampment along Echo Park Lake.

Homeless camp at Echo Park Lake was dismantled for park repairs. What happened to people living there?

In March, hundreds of people protested the city’s decision to remove a homeless encampment along Echo Park Lake.

from Press Play with Madeleine Brand

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More new moms in LA are deciding to eat their placentas. But why? And what’s the best way to do it?

from Greater LA

Homelessness is a problem as old as the state itself, and exploiting the issue to score ideological points doesn’t get anyone off the street, says Joe Mathews.

from Zócalo's Connecting California

Greater LA’s special series closely looks at changing neighborhoods across Southern California. Episode two of “Born & Razed” focuses on Oxnard.

from Greater LA

The polls may close at 8 p.m. tonight, but remember: In California elections, this is just the beginning.

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For generations, Catholic schools have represented a pathway to the middle class for immigrants. But thousands have closed, the latest in Boyle Heights.

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