Changing Neighborhoods & Affordability |

Venice group: Don't put homeless storage here

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| A city councilman wants to allow homeless people in Venice to store their belongings in a shuttered senior center. Some residents say it would attract crime.

Micro-lofts move in at infamous Cecil Hotel


The Cecil Hotel has long been a Los Angeles landmark because of its sordid past. Now it may become home to a new housing development.

Downtown LA punk club the Smell receives demolition notice


The all-ages music venue that nurtured bands such as No Age, Best Coast and Health is set for the wrecking ball, according to a demolition notice shared by its owner on Facebook.

Rents on the rise in Boyle Heights near 6th Street Bridge


As development from the Arts District and Downtown bleed east across the bridge, Boyle Heights residents brace for higher rents and new neighbors.

Sorry, McMansion fans. You can't have it your way


Complaints about outsized homes have been growing so the city may scale back or eliminate provisions that can lead to outsize homes.

LA kids grow up more segregated than their parents


A new study looked at 100 U.S. cities, including Los Angeles, and found that more parents are moving so their kids can attend the best schools.

Arcadia shuts the doors on 'mansionization'


A new Arcadia ordinance says homes need to comply with a floor-area ratio that would limit the size of homes based on the site of their lots.

Little Tokyo bets on basketball to bring back Japanese Americans


To revive a Japanese American neighborhood, Little Tokyo plans a basketball gym and leverages its history.