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Matthew Polamalu was spending 1.5 hours each day commuting back and forth to community college along Southern California’s congested freeways when he decided he’d had enough. He sat down at his...

By a significant margin, a majority of Californians want the state Legislature to force local governments to build more housing. They're in for a disappointment.

The head of the chief developers' group is increasingly pessimistic that they can cut a deal with unions to kickstart home building in California—although both sides are still talking.

Updated May 30, 2019  California tenants just scored a rare victory in the state Capitol—emphasis on the rare. A high-profile bill passed by the state Assembly would impose a “rent-gouging...

On this emergency episode of "Gimme Shelter: The California Housing Crisis Podcast," CALmatters'  Matt Levin and the Los Angeles Times' Liam Dillon discuss why SB 50 failed, and what it…

The sudden demise of the year’s most controversial state housing bill was celebrated by some and bemoaned by others. But very few—supporters, opponents, and even the author himself—can claim to…

Inside the Capitol’s corridors and pro-development quarters around the state, the California Environmental Quality Act is increasingly disparaged as a villain in the state’s housing crisis. But the act’s environmentalist…

Michael Weinstein, rent-control advocate and president of the Los Angeles-based AIDS Healthcare Foundation, had a rough time in Sacramento last week.

A growing number of California seniors are building "in-law units" or "granny flats," and having their adult children move into their backyards—or vice-versa.

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