EconomyPricey real estate prompts scammers to target senior homeowners
Amid California’s record-shattering housing prices, the state’s senior homeowners are sitting on a gold mine. That’s made them marks for con artists.
EnvironmentCalifornia isn’t built for 21st century wildfires—here’s what the state could do about that
As California grapples with an increasing possibility that once-in-a-century wildfires are becoming once-a-year occurrences, larger swaths of the state’s population will find themselves living in the crimson high-risk regions of state maps now being revised. Which presents lawmakers with a dilemma: impose costly and politically unpalatable regulations on homeowners and rip up existing infrastructure—or simply accept the risk.
HomelessnessBig city mayors to California lawmakers on homelessness: Go bold
The mayors of Los Angeles, San Diego, Oakland and Sacramento called for bold state action to remedy homelessness, including reviving an affordable housing funding source and making it easier to build shelters.
HousingWhat the election means for California’s housing crisis
All of the important housing-related results from the election, including the future of rent control and the priorities of the incoming Newsom administration.
HousingCalifornia Dream mayors’ forum on homelessness and housing
Political reporter Laurel Rosenhall moderates a conversation on housing and homelessness with Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti, San Diego Mayor Kevin Faulconer, Oakland Mayor Libby Schaaf and Sacramento Mayor Darrell Steinberg.
EconomyExplore the fate of local housing measures across California with our interactive map
California's housing crisis dominated ballots up and down the state. Here's a roundup of some of the most important local housing initiatives on the ballot, from an Airbnb ban in Lake Tahoe to efforts to rebuild the Wine Country after last year's fires.
ElectionsThe rent control initiative just lost: What’s next for renters?
With the death of California's proposition to expand rent control, perhaps the bigger question is what incentive the landlords have to compromise at all.
EconomyAs Gavin Newsom becomes governor, how he could shape California’s future—issue by issue
Now that California voters have given Gavin Newsom the job he has sought for eight years, he is about to discover that winning was the easy part. Here's his plans for California's most pressing issues.
ElectionsWhy is California’s rent-control initiative tanking so badly?
We break down the reasons Prop. 10 appears to be failing, and what lies ahead for the rent-control movement. It’s not all about the money.
HousingRent-control campaign chief says he doesn’t trust Newsom to help tenants, may be back with 2020 initiative
Lt. Gov. Gavin Newsom said he'd work toward a deal between landlords and tenant groups if Prop. 10 loses. Proponents of Prop. 10 are skeptical.