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Councilmember seeks Silver Lake, Echo Park building restrictions

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| Los Angeles Councilmember Mitch O'Farrell is proposing stricter building regulations for parts of Silver Lake and Echo Park, both part of his district.

Bill would block CA landlords from threatening tenants with deportation

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A bill from Assemblymember David Chiu, D-San Francisco, would bar landlords from making threats against tenants using their undocumented immigration status.

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'Bad' loans dog homeowners years after housing crisis

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More than half of today's foreclosures originated with loans made in the heady years before the housing bubble burst, according to RealtyTrac's Daren Blomquist.

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Scientists document vanishing trees, greenery from LA area

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Trees and other greenery in the single-family neighborhoods of the Los Angeles area fell between 14 and 55 percent between 2000 and 2009.

LA considers tenant harassment crackdown

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Housing advocates say landlords are pressuring tenants to move out through different means, including by refusing to make repairs.

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LA affordable housing fee called 'a freight train'

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Mayor Eric Garcetti urged the City Council in his State of the City speech to impose a fee on developers for affordable housing. But not all in the city are on board.

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14,000 affordable rentals could vanish from LA County

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The below-market rental units could be converted to market-rate apartments, according to one projection. The county will consider how to keep them affordable.

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CA lawmakers try again to tackle affordable housing

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The Legislature takes up 130 housing bills this session — a testament, leaders say, to the seriousness of the state's housing crisis. But will they get passed?

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