Liam Dillon

covers California state politics and policy for the Los Angeles Times

Staff Writer for the LA Times

Liam Dillon on KCRW

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

Prop 10 would allow cities in California to enact stricter rent control laws. The campaign to defeat Prop 10 has raised nearly $75 million.

Why big real estate companies are spending millions to defeat Prop 10

Prop 10 would allow cities in California to enact stricter rent control laws. The campaign to defeat Prop 10 has raised nearly $75 million.

from Press Play with Madeleine Brand

More from KCRW

Next week marks the end of the holy month of Ramadan, a time of prayer and reflection for roughly half a million Muslims living in Southern California.

from Greater LA

Hundreds of thousands of folks in the LGBTQ community will party and parade in West Hollywood in the name of equality this weekend.

from Greater LA

The United Methodist Church is facing a possible split over the issue of same-sex marriage and LGBTQ clergy.

from Greater LA

The daughter of Mexican migrant field workers is now an engineer at Pasadena's Jet Propulsion Laboratory. She dreams of being an astronaut and visiting Mars.

from Greater LA

Jet aircraft contribute 2% of all greenhouse gases--raising challenging questions.  Is there a moral obligation to travel less? What are the alternatives to going by plane?

from To the Point

A new documentary celebrates the explosion of popular music coming out Laurel Canyon in the mid-1960s, as folk went electric.

from Greater LA

Even if it’s expedited.

from LRC Presents: All the President's Lawyers

Federal immigration authorities drop off busloads of Central American migrants daily in San Bernardino and the Coachella Valley, where a local church is picking up the slack.

from Greater LA

Formative years in China taught the author why it’s essential to question authority.

from Zócalo's Connecting California