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Nimby or not: One battle to house the homeless

Kyle Grillot
| In this multi-part series, we take an inside look at one battle in the crusade to get California's more than 90,000 unsheltered residents off the streets.

Santa Monica decides against a hard cap on electric scooters

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Electric scooters have quickly become a popular way to get around in Santa Monica. The city was the first to get scooters from Silicon Beach startup Bird. And now, Santa Monica has decided to take a light touch on regulating them.

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Here's what's new in LA mayor's proposed budget

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After a promise of big new spending on homelessness, Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti has released his proposed $9.9 billion budget for the upcoming fiscal year.

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Are you missing out on 'free money'?

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Gov. Jerry Brown has declared this week California Earned Income Tax Credit Awareness Week. Many who are eligible don't know about the program.

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LA Times journalists vote to unionize amid turmoil

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LA Times journalists vote to unionize as the paper's publisher, Ross Levinsohn, faces allegations of past "frat house behavior", and inappropriate conduct.

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Coastal Commission tells Laguna Beach to loosen up on Airbnb

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The Coastal Commission has a mandate to preserve and expand access to the coast and it sees short-term rentals as a key, lower-cost lodging option for visitors.

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Plan to legalize LA street vending moves forward

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The L.A. City Council will be reviewing recommendations to legalize street vending, with possible prohibitions in busy areas like the Hollywood Walk of Fame.

Property values are rising faster in El Segundo than anywhere else in LA County

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You can thank (or blame) tech companies, who have driven a nearly 12 percent increase in values over the past year.

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