| Aug 20, 2013
| 9:19 PM
Seismic experts and engineers have long warned that a certain type of wood-framed building is particularly vulnerable to collapse during a major earthquake, because the first story cannot support the weight of the upper stories.
| Aug 21, 2013
| 12:01 PM
A Los Angeles councilman's call for the city to consider creating an inventory of thousands of so-called soft-story apartments that could collapse during a major earthquake is already generating debate.
This first-of-its-kind list would apply to...
| Jul 30, 2013
| 5:28 PM
You booked the flight, you reserved the hotel room and the rental car and maybe you even figured out your meal. You're set. No surprises, right? Maybe not.
As we too often find out when traveling these days, the cost of the trip is not necessarily the...
| Jul 17, 2013
| 6:29 PM
Two decades ago, One Wilshire was just another fading office tower losing its white-collar tenants to splashy new skyscrapers nearby. Today the unassuming high-rise is one of the most valuable in the city, having sold for a record $437.5 million.
| Jul 12, 2013
| 10:39 PM
Traditional Southern California supermarkets, already facing growing competition from leviathan discounters such as Wal-Mart and Target, are now catching blows on another flank as markets catering to environmentally conscious foodies proffer local fare in...
| Jul 3, 2013
| 5:32 PM
A man who served 16 years in prison for a triple-murder arson walked out of jail Wednesday afternoon, weeping, hugging family members and telling reporters he just wanted to see the sun.
George Souliotes, 72, who had been sentenced to life without...
| Jul 5, 2013
| 9:06 PM
Question: My family and I moved to our apartment two years ago. We have paid our full rent on time, every month. Last week, the apartment manager said the ownership has a new policy that requires me to give her my Social Security number. She said if I...
| Jun 29, 2013
| 9:07 AM
When lawyers for the city of Los Angeles took Deutsche Bank to court two years ago, they decried the world’s-fourth largest bank as among the city’s worst slumlords and sought hundreds of millions of dollars in penalties and restitution.
| Jun 19, 2013
| 2:45 PM
SAN FRANCISCO -- A software engineer and his real estate agent wife who terrorized their tenants in a twisted attempt to force them to move are back after fleeing to Italy, and each has accepted a four-year prison sentence and two strikes rather than face...
| Dec 13, 2012
| 6:14 PM
Santa Monica residents protesting the eviction of dozens of trailer park tenants won a victory Tuesday when the City Council voted to rescind its previous approval of a massive development agreement. In an unusual move, the council, with two new......
| Jan 10, 2013
| 5:43 PM
Owners of Santa Monica’s Village Trailer park have filed a lawsuit against the city after the City Council reversed course on plans to replace the park with a massive mixed-use development. In court papers filed this week, owners of the......