Los Angeles Times

Kerry Cavanaugh

Writer

Kerry Cavanaugh is an editorial writer covering City Hall and local politics. Prior to joining the board, she was a public radio producer on KCRW’s “To the Point” and “Which Way, L.A.” Before that, she spent a decade at the L.A. Daily News, where she covered L.A. and California politics, budget and environmental issues, and wrote a twice-a-week front-page column on local government issues. She’s a graduate of New York University and Columbia Journalism School. 

Recent Articles

  • President Obama cares about L.A.'s housing crisis too

    President Obama cares about L.A.'s housing crisis too

    The slow-growth, anti-development sentiment sweeping Los Angeles isn’t just a problem for struggling renters and wannabe homeowners. It’s a threat to the national economy.  So says the Obama administration, which released a paper Monday calling on cities to loosen restrictions on new development....

  • L.A. is A-OK with taxing illegal Airbnb rentals

    L.A. is A-OK with taxing illegal Airbnb rentals

    Earlier this year, the city of Los Angeles stopped letting illegal medical marijuana dispensaries sign up to pay businesses taxes because, well, they’re unlawful and, as City Councilwoman Nury Martinez explained, “We shouldn’t be making money off of illegal businesses.” This week, however, the...

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