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David Zahniser

David Zahniser covers Los Angeles City Hall for the City-County bureau. He joined the Los Angeles Times in 2007 and previously wrote on local government for the Claremont Courier, Pasadena Star-News, the Daily Breeze, the L.A. Weekly and the San Diego Union-Tribune. He is a graduate of Pomona College and lives in Los Angeles.
Amid gentrification fears, L.A. approves 725-unit apartment project in Chinatown

The project, known as College Station, has been criticized by opponents who contend that the arrival of hundreds of market-rate homes will fuel gentrification, pushing up rents in nearby apartments.

The Luxe hotel was a hot spot for fundraisers. But some L.A. politicians didn’t pay the bill

The owners of downtown L.A.'s Luxe City Center Hotel spent several years seeking city permission to build hotel and residential towers on the property. Some elected officials who held fundraisers there during that period paid their bill only after inquiries by Times reporters.

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