| Aug 29, 2013
| 10:24 AM
Nearly three dozen members of the Rollin' 30s Harlem Crips were in custody Thursday morning on federal and state charges after early-morning raids by hundreds of LAPD officers and FBI agents across South Los Angeles, officials said.
The arrests on gang,...
| Aug 9, 2013
| 10:18 PM
You may not have noticed, but the entire United States Congress sleazed out of town at the beginning of August for a five-week vacation, leaving much of the economy in a shambles.
Let's take stock. The economy grew in the second quarter at a pitiful...
| Aug 13, 2013
| 4:57 PM
There may be a new glitch in Richmond’s strategy to bring mortgage relief to residents using the city's eminent domain powers.
The federal government has raised concerns that participating homeowners may not be eligible to refinance into the kinds...
| Jul 28, 2013
| 4:10 PM
Leaders of six L.A. County cities will meet on Monday with U.S. Rep. Maxine Waters (D-Los Angeles) to discuss the effects of cuts in federal housing funds.
The cuts were brought on by the so-called "sequester": automatic reductions in federal spending...
| Jul 18, 2013
| 5:00 AM
The federal Fair Housing Act was passed 45 years ago, just one week after the assassination of Martin Luther King Jr. Initially the law prohibited discrimination on the basis of race, color, national origin or religion. Over the decades, it has been...
| Jan 12, 2013
| 5:23 PM
Los Angeles mayoral candidate Wendy Greuel made a play for African American voters Saturday, rolling out a list of endorsements from black leaders and invoking the memory of Mayor Tom Bradley at the opening of her campaign office on Crenshaw Boulevard....
| May 21, 2013
| 5:10 AM
During separate video interviews with the Los Angeles Times last month, candidates for L.A. mayor Eric Garcetti and Wendy Greuel responded to questions from individual voters.
Among them is Mollie Lowrey, who asked: What will the candidates do to help...
| Dec 14, 2012
| 8:47 PM
Gary Squier, who became the first housing director for the city of Los Angeles in 1990 and faced a formidable housing challenge in the aftermath of the Northridge earthquake, died Dec. 4 at his Santa Monica home. He was 61.
The cause was lung cancer,...
| Apr 26, 2013
| 7:54 PM
Dear Liz: My husband and I are recovering from a job loss four years ago. We used up all our savings and home equity. My husband is now employed, but we are struggling to keep ahead even with a salary of about $100,000. I was a stay-at-home mom for the...
| Dec 9, 2013
One day Derrik Smith was soaring as an orientation manager for a pizza place in Osceola. The next day, the chain unexpectedly converted to franchises and jettisoned Smith and others like so much excess ballast.
Without warning or a fiscal parachute,...
| Dec 6, 2013
| 4:45 PM
The federal government announced Friday it’s lowering home loan limits in South Florida and across the country next year.
For borrowers in Palm Beach and Broward counties, the maximum loan amount backed by the Federal Housing Administration will...