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Housing and Urban Planning

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  • A Housing Works dynamo smooths out the bumpy road for homeless

    A Housing Works dynamo smooths out the bumpy road for homeless
    It's a short ride from L.A.'s skid row to Hollywood, but throw in a detour and a few bumps and the journey can take six months, as it did for my friend Nathaniel Ayers. The Juilliard-trained musician had been ensconced in the same downtown apartment for...
  • Young players on the Watts Bears are part of a larger team effort

    Young players on the Watts Bears are part of a larger team effort
    The Watts Bears might be the only football team in the Pop Warner league run by men with guns and badges. The squad of 7-, 8- and 9-year-olds is drawn from housing projects in Watts and coached by officers from the Los Angeles Police Department. For...
  • DNA evidence leads to arrest in 1987 killing

    DNA evidence leads to arrest in 1987 killing
    A former professional boxer was arrested Wednesday on suspicion of murder in the 1987 slaying of his manager, Los Angeles police said. An LAPD-FBI fugitive task force took Exum Speight, 50, into custody at his San Fernando home Wednesday morning, a...
  • Sequester's cuts will endure because of budget war

    Sequester's cuts will endure because of budget war
    There's an ancient adage that in war, truth is the first casualty. The war being waged over the federal budget, mostly by Republicans fighting with themselves, is a perfect example. The biggest untruth may be that by pressing their demands the...
  • Trayvon Martin's brother, mother testify about more than words

    Trayvon Martin's brother, mother testify about more than words
    I don’t get the feeling that Trayvon Martin’s big brother, Jahvaris Fulton, was called to the witness stand Friday morning in Sanford, Fla., because the prosecution wanted the jury to hear his opinion about whose voice was screaming for help...
  • L.A. Now Live: $12.5 million for victims of racial harassment?

    L.A. Now Live: $12.5 million for victims of racial harassment?
    U.S. Department of Justice officials have demanded that Los Angeles County, Lancaster and Palmdale pay a total of $12.5 million to residents who the federal government found were victims of harassment and intimidation in the Antelope Valley. Times...
  • U.S. orders $12.5-million payment to victims of racial harassment

    U.S. orders $12.5-million payment to victims of racial harassment
    Los Angeles County, Lancaster and Palmdale should pay $12.5 million to residents who the federal government says were victims of harassment and intimidation in the Antelope Valley, the U.S. Justice Department said. The demand coincides with last week'...
  • Bad at math? Maybe you should pass on a subprime mortgage

    Bad at math? Maybe you should pass on a subprime mortgage
    Can you figure out how much a $300 sofa would cost during a half-price sale? If five people share the winning numbers for a lottery with a $2-million prize, can you calculate how much money will wind up in each winner’s pocket? If questions like...
  • Review: Radiant, self-deluded life, experienced 'In the Flesh'

    Review: Radiant, self-deluded life, experienced 'In the Flesh'
    We are so far into our modern infatuation with the zombie apocalypse that it was only a matter of time before a chronicle of the next step emerged. "In the Flesh," which premieres Thursday on BBC America, opens in a rehabilitation center where those...
  • MOCA's 'A New Sculpturalism' faces uncertain future without Gehry

    MOCA's 'A New Sculpturalism' faces uncertain future without Gehry
    Frank Gehry has pulled out of a major architecture exhibition set to open June 2 at the Museum of Contemporary Art, a move that could force the show to find a new venue or face the prospect of being canceled altogether. The exhibition, "A New...
  • Eric Garcetti for mayor

    Eric Garcetti for mayor
    Studying the top five mayoral contenders before the March primary, The Times selected Eric Garcetti as the candidate most likely to rise to the occasion and lead Los Angeles into a successful future. Now the runoff between Garcetti and Wendy Greuel is...