| Oct 2, 2013
| 7:39 PM
Getting Johnie's Coffee Shop named a historic landmark in Los Angeles was supposed to be easy as pie.
In April, the Los Angeles Conservancy nominated the Googie-style diner at the northwest corner of Wilshire Boulevard and South Fairfax Avenue for the...
| Sep 24, 2013
| 8:24 PM
When Los Angeles officials approved plans for a 39-story luxury residential tower in Century City, they declared the site suitable for development without a review of underground earthquake faults.
Not long after, the Metropolitan Transportation...
| Sep 27, 2013
| 5:39 PM
It was troubling to learn recently that three large-scale construction projects in Hollywood may sit closer to the active Hollywood earthquake fault than developers estimated when they submitted environmental reports to city officials. In all three cases,...
| Sep 30, 2013
| 2:35 PM
The chaos surrounding the Grand Avenue redevelopment may turn out to be a good thing — at least for Frank Gehry and quite possibly for the project as a whole.
Los Angeles County Supervisor Gloria Molina and the Grand Avenue Authority surprised...
| Jul 19, 2013
| 7:43 PM
For years, Cheryl McDonald has been her family's financial rock, always willing to give financial support. In terms of retirement, however, being the rock has weighed her down.
"I have been the primary income producer and the primary holder of assets,"...
| Jun 23, 2013
Has a last-minute travel emergency left you frustrated with logistics such as ground transportation or airport navigation? Do you stress about storm updates when traveling by car? Perhaps an unexpected flight delay has left you stranded and bored. Take...
| May 23, 2013
| 1:36 PM
The Metropolitan Transportation Authority on Thursday approved $80 million for an underground train station in Leimert Park Village along the Crenshaw Line, ending two years of uncertainty over the station's future.
The motion, sponsored by L.A....
| May 24, 2013
| 5:21 PM
South Los Angeles residents gathered Friday to celebrate a future that many thought would never happen.
At a park in tree-lined Leimert Park Village, dozens of community members cheered their victory: approval for a light-rail station on the Crenshaw...
| May 15, 2013
| 11:51 AM
Proclaiming July 10 as "710 Day" in the city, Alhambra reaffirmed its support for a controversial tunnel that would connect the Long Beach and Foothill freeways. “We as a city want to raise awareness that now is the time [the 710 freeway] can be...
| Apr 25, 2013
| 2:57 PM
After a vigorous debate Thursday, the board of the Metropolitan Transportation Authority temporarily suspended the monthly fee that Los Angeles County residents pay on devices required to use new toll lanes.
Metro's board of directors voted 7 to 4 to...
| Mar 31, 2013
| 5:00 AM
A minority of voters living in a daisy chain of small, suburban and relatively upscale enclaves around the county's outer rim were largely responsible for last fall's razor thin defeat of a $90-billion transit tax that received lopsided ballot box...