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

  • 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,...

  • Where every new home comes with lightning-fast fiber-optic cable

    Where every new home comes with lightning-fast fiber-optic cable

    When home buyers move into the Park Place development in Ontario they will be able to download a movie in less than six seconds and a photo in the blink of an eye. And they won't have to search for an Internet provider to wire their homes with fiber-optic cable. It's being built right into the...

  • Home sales, price up in Southern California last month, report shows

    Home sales, price up in Southern California last month, report shows

    Southern California's housing market continued its upward climb in August, with both home prices and sales rising compared to a year earlier, according to a report released Wednesday. The figures from real estate data provider CoreLogic also sustained a trend evident for most of the year: slowing...

  • Chalupas and beer? Taco Bell to serve alcohol at new Cantina restaurants

    Chalupas and beer? Taco Bell to serve alcohol at new Cantina restaurants

    Taco Bell wants to give you a little buzz with your burrito, with its plans to open “cantinas” as it tries to compete with a host of new, fast-growing casual eateries.The Irvine company said Tuesday that the restaurants, in urban locations, will serve alcohol and have open kitchens, digital menu...

  • China's slowing growth cause for concern at ports, trade economist says

    China's slowing growth cause for concern at ports, trade economist says

    Trade with China helped build the ports of Los Angeles and Long Beach into an economic powerhouse in recent decades. The flow of goods across the Pacific supports well-paying jobs on the docks and has turned the Inland Empire into an epicenter of warehousing. But China's economic growth is slowing...

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