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Housing and Urban Planning

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  • New LA Weekly editor named as Drex Heikes departs

     
    LA Weekly editor Drex Heikes announced Monday he would step down, and the Phoenix-based company that publishes the paper quickly named his replacement: Sarah Fenske, who has been editor of the Weekly’s sister publication in St. Louis. Heikes, who...
  • Friday's Highlights: 'Great Performances' on PBS

     
    Friday's Highlights: 'Great Performances' on PBS...
  • $1.2-million golden parachute [Ted Rall cartoon]

     
    A Ted Rall cartoon looks at the case of Rudolf Montiel, an executive who was hired and then fired by the L.A. Housing Authority and walked away with $1.2 million....
  • Embattled L.A. housing agency's interim chief steps down

     
    The head of Los Angeles’ embattled housing authority stepped down Thursday, following a firestorm of controversy over spending practices on meals, travel and other activities. Ken Simmons, the interim president and chief executive of the agency,...
  • Steve Lopez: Albert Pujols' $254 million is about buying a championship

     
    Steve Lopez: Albert Pujols' $254 million is about buying wins....
  • L.A. Council members call for more control over housing authority

     
    Frustrated by reports of lavish spending and a high-priced employee payout, three members of the L.A. City Council called Tuesday for direct oversight of the beleaguered Housing Authority of the City of Los Angeles, saying state and federal law should...
  • Mayor recommends interim chief for L.A. housing authority

     
    Los Angeles Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa called Monday for one of his department heads to temporarily take over management of the city's beleaguered housing authority. In a letter to his appointees on the seven-member housing authority board, Villaraigosa...
  • Council District 15: Watts and Not-Watts

     
    Watts: The portion of L.A.'s Council District 15 usually described as Watts consists of two distinct parts. There is the actual Watts, and there is the Not-Watts....
  • Council District 15: Buscaino and the council cop bloc

     
    If he's elected to the Los Angeles City Council on Jan. 17, Joe Buscaino would expand the current cop bloc to four members. On a council of 15, that's a surprising number of reserve and retired LAPD officers, especially in......
  • Council District 15: How to judge the winner

     
    Whoever is elected to the City Council in the Jan. 17 special election will have to run again in about 18 months. LAPD officer Joe Buscaino and state Assemblyman Warren Furutani are competing to fill the vacancy left by Janice......
  • Council District 15: The candidates on the Housing Authority

     
    How does a voter, or an editorial board, judge the quality of a candidate? Raising issues and asking the candidates to talk about them is important, of course. But I've often found it more enlightening to ask candidates about issues......