| Sep 18, 2013
| 4:46 PM
A once-notorious intersection at the foot of Laurel Canyon in Hollywood is being targeted for a striking new development with high-rise apartments, street-level shops and an underground grocery store.
At the southwest corner of Sunset Boulevard at...
| Sep 18, 2013
| 8:55 AM
New housing starts were nearly flat in August compared with July, suggesting builders may be taking a breather as the housing recovery matures.
Housing starts last month reached a seasonally adjusted annual rate of 891,000 units last month, up 0.9% from...
| Sep 13, 2013
| 11:50 AM
A hotly contested Wal-Mart Neighborhood Market had its soft opening Friday in Chinatown, where it was met by some of the protesters who have fought its arrival for more than a year.
The store, located on the ground floor of the Grand Plaza building at...
| Sep 11, 2013
| 10:47 AM
Mortgage titan Fannie Mae depends on Douglas G. Duncan, its chief economist, to keep a close eye on the nation’s housing market. Duncan met with Times editors and reporters in Los Angeles this week to share his views on where the market is headed....
| Aug 23, 2013
| 5:40 PM
An Orange County man who killed a neighbor in his mobile home park because the neighbor was a sex offender was sentenced Friday to life in prison without the possibility of parole.
Robert Eugene Vasquez, 36, was convicted in June of stabbing neighbor...
| Aug 16, 2013
| 6:15 AM
Builders started housing units at a more rapid pace in July as apartment construction ramped up, new data show.
Housing starts rose 5.9% to a seasonally adjusted annual rate of 896,000, the Commerce Department said Friday. Private housing construction...
| Aug 14, 2013
| 3:27 PM
A proposal to streamline the environmental review process for development was approved by a key committee Wednesday after its author, state Senate leader Darrell Steinberg (D-Sacramento) said he is unwilling to include more dramatic changes demanded by...
| Jun 26, 2013
WASHINGTON — Nearly five years ago, the subprime meltdown triggered a huge taxpayer bailout of housing finance giants Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac.
Now a bipartisan group of senators has launched the most comprehensive effort yet to clean up the...
| Aug 7, 2013
| 5:04 PM
Dustin House and co-workers spent a recent morning in a massive hole in downtown Los Angeles where the 73-story Wilshire Grand Hotel will soon rise to become the tallest building west of the Mississippi River.
As one of the superintendents for the $1-...
| Aug 1, 2013
| 10:52 AM
Negotiations are underway for the sale of a prime 6.3-acre slab of empty land in downtown Los Angeles near the Staples Center and the L.A. Live entertainment complex.
A Shanghai-based real estate company called Greenland Holdings Group announced late...
| Jul 30, 2013
| 1:08 PM
Comedy video website Funny or Die has agreed to move into Formosa South, an office building under construction on the Lot, the former Warner Hollywood Studios in West Hollywood.
The move represents an expansion for the website created by comedian Will...