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  • Gary Squier dies at 61; L.A.'s first housing director

    Gary Squier dies at 61; L.A.'s first housing director
    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,...
  • Boyle Heights man charged with murder in double slaying

     
    Prosecutors charged a Boyle Heights man Thursday with capital murder for allegedly killing his brother and a family friend....
  • Ex-L.A. housing official sentenced to 51 months in fraud scheme

     
    A former construction official with the Los Angeles housing authority has been sentenced to 51 months in federal prison for conspiring with his two brothers to steal more than $500,000 from the city agency....
  • Head of L.A. Housing Authority board resigns

     
    The head of the commission that oversees the city’s housing authority has stepped down after serving only a little more than a year on the job, Los Angeles Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa’s office announced Tuesday. Mitchell Kamin said he...
  • Audit: L.A. housing authority plagued by bad financial management

     
    Los Angeles’ housing authority, which runs on about $1 billion a year in taxpayer funds, is plagued by bad financial management that exposes it to “questionable practices and poor decisions,” according to an audit released Thursday by...
  • Lancaster sues county housing agency over legal fees

     
    City of Lancaster: Officials in Lancaster said Tuesday that they are suing the Housing Authority of the County of Los Angeles in an effort to recoup almost $400,000 that the city has spent to defend itself in legal battles over a now-defunct program it...
  • San Francisco stops conversion of rentals to student housing

     
    San Francisco lawmakers Tuesday voted to bar the conversion of rental housing to student-only units -- part of a larger strategy to push universities and colleges to develop new accommodations for the tens of thousands of recruits they lure yearly.......
  • Villaraigosa picks ex-Obama official as deputy mayor for housing

     
    A former general manager of the L.A. Housing Department who left the city to work in the Obama administration will return to serve as Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa’s deputy mayor for housing....
  • Fraud allegations, eviction threats color Vernon elections

     
    Vernon’s first competitive elections in years took more bizarre twists this week when the L.A. County registrar's office announced that it would uphold disputed ballots that city officials had ruled were fraudulently cast and the city moved to evict...
  • FBI arrests former L.A. housing authority official

     
    A former construction official with the Los Angeles housing authority was apprehended in Guatemala and brought back to the U.S. to face federal corruption charges, officials said....
  • L.A. budget official warns of major cuts if Congress fails to act

     
    The top budget official at Los Angeles City Hall warned Thursday that the city could lose up to $115 million in federal grants if Congress fails to stave off automatic across-the-board budget cuts scheduled for March 1. In a report......