Los Angeles Times

Andrew Khouri

Writer

Andrew Khouri covers the housing market for the Los Angeles Times. Before coming to The Times he wrote about commercial real estate for the San Fernando Valley Business Journal. He holds a master’s degree in journalism from the University of Southern California’s Annenberg School for Communication and Journalism and graduated from the University of San Diego with a degree in history. 

Recent Articles

  • Target to open two smaller-format stores in L.A.

    Target to open two smaller-format stores in L.A.

    Target Corp. is opening two smaller-format stores in Los Angeles, part of an expansion in urban markets across the country. In recent years, the Minneapolis retailer and other big-box companies have expanded their offerings in urban locations, in an effort to serve city dwellers who previously...

  • Southern California home prices inch down in September

    Southern California home prices inch down in September

    Southern California home prices dipped slightly in September from a month earlier, as the housing market entered a traditionally slower season. The region's median price -- the point where half of homes sold for more and half for less -- fell 0.7% from August, to $435,000 last month, real estate...

  • Insurance start-up Oscar seeks to shake up healthcare through its app

    Insurance start-up Oscar seeks to shake up healthcare through its app

    Imagine you can't sleep, so you grab your cellphone, open an app, type in "insomnia" and browse a list of specialists. Then you make an appointment with a doctor who the app says has a record of not just being the cheapest but also treating patients of your age and gender. Maybe then you fall back...

  • Batteries to power O.C. office buildings

    Batteries to power O.C. office buildings

    Orange County's largest landlord is installing battery-powered energy systems at more than a dozen office buildings as part of a state initiative to combat global warming and rebuild capacity lost when the San Onofre nuclear power plant was shut down. Irvine Co. plans to install the systems — which...

  • With merger closed, home builders Standard Pacific and Ryland to cut jobs

    With merger closed, home builders Standard Pacific and Ryland to cut jobs

    Southern California home builders Standard Pacific Corp. and Ryland Group Inc. expect to lay off about 10% of their newly combined workforce after the companies' $5.2-billion merger closed Thursday. The new firm, CalAtlantic Group Inc., will lay off the workers in the coming months because of overlapping...

  • Will self-serve beer render bartenders obsolete?

    Will self-serve beer render bartenders obsolete?

    Your next draft may be pulled not by a bartender — but by you. A small but growing number of gastropubs and fast-casual restaurants are going self-serve, installing systems that enable drinkers to draw their own taps, similar to the soda fountain at McDonald's but far more sophisticated. Establishments...

  • L.A. and O.C. home prices jump, Case-Shiller says

    L.A. and O.C. home prices jump, Case-Shiller says

    Home prices in Los Angeles and Orange counties posted strong gains in July, rising 6.1% from a year earlier, according to a closely tracked gauge released Tuesday. That was larger than the 4.7% increase seen nationally, the Standard & Poor's/Case-Shiller index showed. Compared with June's figures,...

  • Grocery chain Haggen is leaving California, Nevada and Arizona

    Grocery chain Haggen is leaving California, Nevada and Arizona

    Haggen Inc. is leaving California after a dramatic expansion gone wrong forced the grocery chain to file for bankruptcy protection this month. The Bellingham, Wash., company said Thursday that it is closing all its stores in the state as part of a larger exit of its Pacific Southwest holdings,...

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