Liam Dillon

covers California state politics and policy for the Los Angeles Times

Staff Writer for the LA Times

Liam Dillon on KCRW

The Santa Ana winds are dying down, but fires throughout the state continue to rage. Many Californians are still without electricity as utilities preemptively shut off power.

The link between California’s housing crisis and catastrophic wildfires

The Santa Ana winds are dying down, but fires throughout the state continue to rage. Many Californians are still without electricity as utilities preemptively shut off power.

from Press Play with Madeleine Brand

Real estate developers have had a huge influence on New York state lawmakers for decades.

New York just passed sweeping protections for renters, while rent control measures died in California

Real estate developers have had a huge influence on New York state lawmakers for decades.

from Press Play with Madeleine Brand

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

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The Cave Fire sparked in Santa Barbara on Monday, and residents have been ordered to evacuate as it spreads. Fires are the norm in California, as well as Australia.

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The Cave Fire continues to burn in the mountains above Santa Barbara.

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The Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program faces a big test before the Supreme Court on Tuesday.

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Donald Trump took office with more generals in his cabinet than any previous president. It didn’t take long for all to resign or be fired.

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