Both Los Angeles and San Francisco struggle with restrictive land use regulations that raise the costs and completion times of housing projects. That same red tape is now hobbling projects aimed at helping alleviate homelessness.
After San Francisco approved a similar ban, teen smoking rates increased.
"It’s OK that our babies may not have learned all their times tables," says Cecily Myart-Cruz. "They learned resilience."
Eighteen months into the pandemic, news outlets are still selling sensationalism and burying context
Los Angeles County is largely vaccinated. This is a punitive, authoritarian performance.
Citing Rising COVID-19 Cases, L.A. County Reimposes a General Mask Mandate and Threatens Additional Restrictions
Requiring inoculated people to wear masks does not seem like a sensible or effective response, and it could deter vaccination.
Federal Judge David O. Carter says Los Angeles' “inaction" is "so egregious, and the state so nonfunctional" that it's likely "in violation of the Equal Protection Clause."
Cruel NIMBYism hides in call for historic preservation.
Growing criticism of big-city progressive D.A.s George Gascón and Chesa Boudin underscores the importance of distinguishing necessary reform from simply failing to enforce the rule of law.
Cops Receive Qualified Immunity for Coercing a 13-Year-Old Into Confessing to a Murder He Didn't Commit
The boy was sentenced to 25 years' imprisonment.
How Axl Rose reflected a country desperate but unwilling to move on from a worn-out postwar consensus on national identity, gender roles, and global hegemony.
In the Face of Arrests, City Barricades, and Revoked Permits, This California Saloon Fights for Its Right To Reopen
For months, the owners of Tin Horn Flats have refused to comply with restrictions on their business.
L.A. teachers win $500 childcare concession, though New York union still holding firm on anti-scientific 2-case rule.
Freezing rents at existing affordable housing will eliminate developers' incentive to build more of it.
The plan will shift $25 million away from school police and into support services for black students.
L.A.'s Reformist D.A. Promised To Eliminate Hate Crime Enhancements—Until Progressive Activists Gave Him a Call
Some progressives are for criminal justice reform only when it's convenient.
Restaurant owners speak out about the "crippling" order, which will last at least three weeks.
By arbitrarily foreclosing relatively safe social and recreational options, politicians encourage defiance, resentment, and riskier substitutes.
Tensions are high over the weekend shooting of two deputies.
Public health authorities are cracking down on a holiday activity where the age group least at risk of COVID-19 walks around outside wearing masks.
Abolishing fares could lead to even more federal aid for L.A. Metro, which has already received a $861.9 million bailout this year.
Was the L.A. District Attorney's Husband Acting in Self-Defense When He Threatened to Shoot Protesters on His Porch?
David Lacey faces three misdemeanor assault charges that hinge on whether he reasonably believed he and his wife were in danger.
Los Angeles Will Shut Off People's Utilities For Hosting Parties, Not For Failing To Pay Their Utility Bills
Mayor Eric Garcetti's plan to shut off utility service to violators of bans on private gatherings poses grave civil liberties and due process concerns.
Police Agencies in New York and Los Angeles Drag Their Feet over Body Camera Footage and Misconduct Records
Efforts to force sunlight into police conduct have been thwarted by noncompliance.
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Mayors are imposing curfews and governors are deploying the National Guard in response to anti-police-abuse protests.
Evidence that the virus is much less deadly than people feared weakens the case for maintaining lockdowns.
The tests indicate that the number of infections in the county is around 40 times as high as the number of confirmed cases.
First, they didn't have grocery permits. Now they are not allowed to take any walk-ins.
"You cannot just decide you want to sell groceries," said Barbara Ferrer, the director of L.A. County Public Health.
The mandates would be retroactive, potentially punishing businesses for violating rules they did not even know existed.
District Attorney Jackie Lacey faces re-election today against a tough field calling for more criminal justice reforms.
Gil Cedillo, city councilmember, has introduced a motion asking the city to study its options for seizing the 124-unit Hillside Villa.
High permit fees and unprepared bureaucrats get in the way of delicious street tacos and bacon dogs.
In the midst of a housing crisis, L.A. politicians have decided to limit their own incentives to allow more housing construction.
Los Angeles County saw disease outbreaks and 1,000 homeless deaths last year.
The Los Angeles Department of Transportation's data-sharing requirements for dockless mobility companies have been criticized for invading users' privacy and violating state law.
Los Angeles is spending $600,000 per unit on building affordable and supportive housing for homeless residents.
Chicago, Los Angeles, and New York City all have some easily identifiable management problems.
The AIDS Healthcare Foundation is suing to prevent Amoeba Music's Hollywood location from becoming a 200-unit apartment building.