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Zillow offers cash for SoCal real estate, Tejon Ranch housing development, Dear LA




Tejon Ranch, 270,000 acres of sprawling private land 70 miles north of L.A., is seen in a stock photo. L.A. County Supervisors on Tuesday approved building 20,000 houses on a portion of the ranch toward the top of the Grapevine.
Tejon Ranch, 270,000 acres of sprawling private land 70 miles north of L.A., is seen in a stock photo. L.A. County Supervisors on Tuesday approved building 20,000 houses on a portion of the ranch toward the top of the Grapevine.
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We check in with hotel workers to find out why they are striking at some of L.A.'s more high-end properties. Plus, we look at why the real estate website, Zillow, is offering cash to buy homes in Southern California. And, we speak with the author of Dear L.A.

New Airbnb regulations

City Council member Mike Bonin tells us about the new regulations on Airbnb rentals in L.A. passed by the council Tuesday. The new regulations go into effect next July and will limit what units hosts can rent out and for how long.

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Zillow now offers cash for homes in Riverside and San Bernardino

The real estate website, Zillow.com, is expanding its instant offers program to Riverside and San Bernardino. Through the program, Zillow buys homes directly from owners, allowing them to select their own closing dates.

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The future of Tejon Ranch

With the L.A. County supervisors set to approve the Tejon Ranch development in the exurbs at the northern end of the county, we look at how sustainable these far-out communities are. The Tejon Ranch homes will be built in a hot, dry, fire-prone area, far from the city center and jobs and so there are questions about where its power and water will come from and whether the cost of the community wipes out any savings from buying a house that far out.

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Dear L.A.

In letters, diary entries, postcards and other writings, Angelenos have been telling the city's story for centuries. And now they're collected in a new book. Dear L.A. is a literary love letter to Los Angeles.

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