By Tibby Rothman and Jill Stewart Mitch Handsone Jerry Brown goes after Community Redevelopment Agencies. Do they have bigger guns?In a move that California Gov. Jerry Brown might see as L.A.'s "let them eat cake" moment, the city's Community Redevelopment Agency has set aside $5.5 million i ... More >>
San Fernando Valley Assemblyman Felipe Fuentes takes Sacramento bill-peddling to a new low
W Hotel, short walk from "blighted" block UPDATE: At 12:53 pm: Why can't they be honest at City Hall? The City Council delayed their vote under public pressure, and blamed Obama. See below. UPDATE: More amazing sleaze regarding today's upcoming vote explained at CityWatch, below.Updates with ... More >>
PHOTO BY TED SOQUIThe Avenue 26 project from the original story, which Mayor Villaraigosa called a model for family housingThe Weekly's cover story for March 6 -- "Black Lung Lofts," by Patrick Range McDonald -- revealed that the City of Los Angeles was allowing developers to build family hou ... More >>
Grant Palmer photography via LA Weekly's Flickr poolFollowing a story in the Los Angeles Times about a decades-long saga to redevelop a swath of property in South Los Angeles, Reason magazine online this week argues that the city is "leading the nation in vacant lots." Yeah, Mayor Antonio Vil ... More >>
L.A. City Councilman Tom LaBongeFriends of Atwater Village sounded the alarm on Sunday, with the neighborhood activist group writing on its news blog that L.A. City Councilman Tom LaBonge's controversial and "long-time dream" to redevelop a section of the community may finally come true. Mo ... More >>
Villaraigosa and his boys pushed out the one woman who topped them all
Rich entities siphon taxpayer money while real communities struggle
Is DOJ probing the Alexandria? Or is it a ruse by the powerful to slime the powerless?
Council members Perry and Cardenas pressured the CRA to hand Ruben Islas public money. But a federal judge called it like it was.
A community thrown into shadow and vistas of the Hollywood sign could be destroyed
Quietly, the city attorney is targeting Hollywoods historic preservation protections
While real L.A. goes begging, City Hall pours millions into a plastic promenade
On the passings of Marvin Braude and Bill Robertson
Hollywood church sells part of its soul for a shelter
Tim Watkins on spawning a renaissance in Watts
A new building will benefit everybody but the people who live there. So what else is new?
Riot-scarred Vermont Avenue finally gets a big development, but some say it’s the wrong kind
The name Vignali receded into L.A. history after the “Pardongate” scandal of 2001, but questions remain about drug-dealing son Carlos and his real estate magnate father, Horacio, who just might be pulling the strings in the remaking of downtown L.A.
Back to the first act for L.A. Theatre Center
What does it mean when we send our theater companies packing?
Over the past 50 years, the city has tried repeatedly to turn Grand Avenue into the living, breathing heart of downtown, and has failed miserably. Now, a public-private group led by Eli Broad is trying again with the emphasis on private
Gateway to Hollywood stuck in bureaucratic and financial limbo
How the living-wage coalition is remaking L.A.
The fight over a vacant lot in South L.A., where many rooms rent by the hour
Miguel Contreras and the New Los Angeles
Art and commerce clash in the NoHo Arts District about auto-body shops
The battle over the future of L.A.’s Skid Row
A progressive for L.A.’s redevelopment agency
The secretive and expensive road to L.A. football
L.A.’s future is fine without football
We have the vision of the one, we need the vision of the other
Holiday showtime hits City Hall
Maybe it makes sense to expand L.A.’s Board of Supervisors
Less irascibility, more courtesy would be welcome when the public speaks at City Hall
An interminable time-out at Santa Barbara Plaza
So far from City Hall, so close to the Harbor Department
Sacramento’s latest stick-it-to-L.A. bill tempts writers
Can the city’s bad-boy agency ever learn to do good?
Can David Malmuth’s “urban destination entertainment center” save the Boulevard?
A new labor-left alliance scrambles L.A.'s growth politics - and creates middle-income jobs in a city where they're vanishing
Ridley-Thomas fumes as Johnson passes on Coliseum
Is Ira Yellin killing the market in order to save it?