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2019 YEAR IN REVIEW: Homeless crisis dominates year’s top stories

LOS ANGELES — Elected officials at the local, county and state levels struggled to deal with homelessness and rent control during 2019, while also trying to figure out how to cope with the state’s legalization of the recreational use of marijuana and an increase in the use of e-cigarettes, which was creating its own health Read More…

Columnists Earl Ofari Hutchinson Opinion

Knocking down L.A.’s outrageous rents

THE HUTCHINSON REPORT Los Angeles, Inglewood, Santa Monica, Culver City, West Hollywood and a few other cities locally have some kind of rent cap measure in place.  Now the state has stepped into the rent battle enacting its version of a rent cap. There are lots of caveats and qualifiers in these measures, but at Read More…

Community Culver City Edition Local News News

Culver City council limits rent increases

CULVER CITY — After a five-hour discussion on the topic, Culver City approved a temporary rent control measure, joining a handful of other Southland cities that have hardened tenant protections as the state grapples with an affordability crisis. The City Council voted 4 to 1 to limit annual increases to 3% on buildings built on Read More…