NEWS ARCHIVE


  • 'Gimme Shelter': What to expect in California housing in 2022
    How will the California housing market change and how will state and local officials respond to continuing affordable housing challenges in 2022. Read More
  • Beverly Hills mansion of Microsoft co-founder Paul Allen sells for $45 million
    In Beverly Hills Post Office, a lavish compound owned by late Microsoft Corp. co-founder Paul Allen has sold for $45 million. Read More
  • Newsom's latest housing fix: More Californians living downtown
    The governor's new budget blueprint includes $2 billion to cut commute times and keep people closer to their "daily destinations." Read More
  • Your boss wants you back in the office despite COVID. Here's why
    Employers delay office return dates. Some employees say they don't ever want to work in an office again. Read More
  • Wilshire Boulevard Temple's new event space is daring — and trapped inside its own head
    A stuporstructure? OMA's first major building in L.A. has seductive moments plus drive-by appeal. So why is Shohei Shigematsu's design so hard to love? Read More
  • Roku doubles down on L.A. as it makes big programming push
    As popularity for the ad-supported Roku Channel has grown, San Jose-based Roku more than doubled its staff in Santa Monica last year. Read More
  • Diddy sells his Toluca Lake mansion for $6.5 million
    Rapper Sean Combs has sold his Toluca Lake home of 13 years for $6.513 million in the neighborhood's priciest sale in months. Read More
  • Editorial: If state leaders want affordable housing, they have to stop bungling attempts to fund it
    It's beyond exasperating that a state Senate bill to create a housing agency to fund affordable housing did not get passed last year. Read More
  • Judge pauses California luxury development over wildfire evacuation concerns
    A court has ruled that Lake County failed to properly analyze how a Guenoc Valley development would affect evacuation routes in times of wildfire. Read More
  • Column: Moldy walls, cold stoves and broken elevators: This is life at Chinatown's Cathay Manor
    For residents of a building that was one of Chinatown's most significant political accomplishments, conditions have never been worse. Read More
  • A tiny home transforms this Santa Monica backyard into a WFH retreat
    This eco-friendly ADU is a simple solution to limited space: It's just 320 square feet. The result? A WFH retreat that also houses guests when needed. Read More
  • Actor Michael York eyes $7 million for scenic spot in Hollywood Hills
    'Austin Powers' actor Michael York is asking $7 million for a Hollywood Hills home that he's owned since 1976. Read More
  • Shonda Rhimes sells Hancock Park compound for record $21 million
    Shonda Rhimes has set a record in Hancock Park, selling her 99-year-old remodeled mansion for $21 million. Read More
  • A rare look inside Bernard Judge's 1970s experimental Tree House, shaped by ecology
    In 1977, The Times described Bernard Judge's Los Angeles 'Tree House' as 'a lark of a house.' In the wake of the architect's death we visit the unusual home. Read More
  • The Weeknd is selling his Westwood penthouse for $22.5 million
    Grammy-winning pop star The Weeknd is shopping his full-story penthouse in Westwood around for $22.5 million. Read More
  • Tyra Banks flips yet another home in Pacific Palisades
    Tyra Banks just sold her fifth Pacific Palisades home in four years, unloading the boxy architectural abode for her full asking price of $7.895 million. Read More
  • California adopts drought rules outlawing water wasting, with fines of up to $500
    California's latest drought rules prohibit running sprinklers after rain or overwatering that sends runoff coursing into city streets. Read More
  • California has a new COVID mortgage relief program. Here's how to get help
    The state is launching its long-awaited mortgage relief program to help homeowners facing COVID-related money troubles. Here are the rules. Read More
  • Massage chair mogul sells Brentwood fortress for $56.55 million
    Brentwood's real estate market ended 2021 with a bang when businessman Matt Wollman sold his fortress-like villa in Mandeville Canyon for $56.55 million. Read More
  • Paul Allen's Enchanted Hill, prized piece of Beverly Crest land, sells for $65 million
    In Beverly Crest, a 120-acre estate owned by late Microsoft Corp. co-founder Paul Allen once listed for $150 million, has sold for $65 million. Read More
  • L.A. has a new plan for creating more housing. An AIDS nonprofit wants it thrown out
    L.A.'s Plan to House LA set a goal of nearly half a million new housing units by October 2029. Foes have warned it will cause displacement. Read More
  • Even in a hot market, L.A. won't allow rent hikes for most tenants until 2023
    As part of its COVID-19 rules, the city of Los Angeles is prohibiting rent increases for tenants in rent-controlled buildings. Elsewhere rents have gone up by double digits in recent months. Read More
  • Camila Cabello gets $4.3 million for burglarized villa in Hollywood Hills
    After her Hollywood Hills villa was broken into in March, 'Cinderella' star Camila Cabello has sold the home for $4.3 million. Read More
  • Mohamed Hadid's infamous Bel-Air estate is auctioned off for $5 million
    Mohamed Hadid's code-violating mega-mansion in Bel-Air, which a judge ordered to be torn down, has sold at auction for $5 million. Read More
  • In-N-Out heiress Lynsi Snyder sells Bradbury mega-mansion for $16.25 million
    In one of Bradbury's priciest sales ever, In-N-Out owner and heiress Lynsi Snyder has unloaded her palatial estate for $16.25 million. Read More
  • From sacred to profane: A brief history of Southern California's hot springs
    The geology that cursed Southern California with earthquakes also blessed it with restorative hot springs. Read More
  • 'The One' heads for February auction. But Nile Niami hatches a crypto counterplan
    Developer Nile Niami proposes using "The One" to back cryptocurrency as he fights to head off a February auction of his Bel-Air mega-mansion. Read More
  • Santa Monica's message to people evicted long ago for the 10 Freeway: Come home
    Santa Monica is pushing a program among the first of its kind to offer affordable housing to families and their descendants who were displaced by the construction of Interstate 10. Read More
  • 'Gimme Shelter': What happens when a millennial buys a house
    Former "Gimme Shelter" co-host Matt Levin re-joins the podcast to talk about why he bought a house in Sacramento earlier this year. Read More
  • Spotify unveils sprawling podcast hub in downtown L.A.
    Spotify opens a downtown L.A. campus with 18 podcast studios as it expands its audio and video programming. Read More
  • In Southern California, a slight slowdown in the housing market still means record prices
    Home prices in the six-county region rose nearly 16% in November to another monthly record, a median of $693,500, according to real estate firm DQNews. Read More
  • Tourists are back: L.A. hotel bookings reach 100% of their pre-pandemic levels
    L.A. hotel bookings in October and November are back to 2019 levels, well above the national average. Read More
  • What $600,000 buys in 6 L.A. County communities
    Here's a look at what $600,000 buys in six communities scattered across L.A. County. Read More
  • Clash of the kitchens: California leads the way in a new climate battleground
    California sparked a national push to ban gas lines into homes. Its success hinges on persuading home cooks the gas stove is obsolete. Read More
  • Tax proposed on L.A. property sales over $5 million to fund homeless housing
    Housing advocates, labor unions and progressive activists want voters to approve a tax on property sales to fund homeless housing in Los Angeles. Read More
  • The year of the party tent: What the age of COVID taught us about architecture in 2021
    The humble party tent is wildly flexible in COVID times. It offers access to fresh air, showed us forgotten spaces and reveals ways we could better deploy urban space. Read More
  • 'Spotlight' producer Michael Sugar shoots for $6.3 million in Dana Point
    Film and TV producer Michael Sugar is asking $6.3 million for a Dana Point home he purchased earlier this year for $5.1 million. Read More
  • Pharrell Williams drops price of Hollywood Hills compound to $10 million
    After unloading a mega-mansion last year, Grammy-winning artist Pharrell Williams is shopping around his Hollywood Hills home for $10 million. Read More
  • In Malibu, a $40-million home rises from Suzanne Somers' empty land
    A Malibu lot that once held Suzanne Somers' beach cottage until it burned down in 2007 now holds a brand-new home that's on the market for $40 million. Read More
  • Take a trip through the magnificent department stores of old L.A.
    Long before so many people did their shopping online, Los Angeles' department stores -- Bullock's, Robinson's, May Company, Hamburger's and more -- were the place to be. Read More
  • California proposes big changes to rooftop solar incentives
    Solar companies are furious, saying the changes will harm the market for clean energy. Read More
  • Proposed state law seeks to ban freeway expansions in underserved communities
    A California legislator has proposed blocking state funding and permits for freeway expansions in poor and polluted neighborhoods. Read More
  • NBA's Chandler Parsons passes Hollywood Hills perch for $8 million
    NBA veteran Chandler Parsons has sold his scenic home above the Sunset Strip for $8 million, or $1.225 million more than he paid in 2019. Read More
  • High-profile home flipper deprived tenants of water, California attorney general says
    Atty. Gen. Rob Bonta and the Redondo Beach-based company reached a $3.5 million settlement over illegal eviction allegations, which the company denies Read More
  • Dom DeLuise's Pacific Palisades ranch sells for $6.49 million
    The Pacific Palisades ranch of late actor Dom DeLuise — which he bought for $103,000 in 1968 — just sold for $6.49 million. Read More
  • 'A parallel Hollywood story': How L.A.'s oil boom shaped the city we know today
    Although the movie business certainly played a role in Los Angeles' development during the 20th century, the oil industry also spurred the growth of what's now the second-largest city in the United States. Read More
  • Are you a first-time home buyer in Southern California? We want to hear from you
    If you recently became a first time home buyer — or are planning to buy a home for the first time — The Times would like to hear from you. Read More
  • Jim Belushi unloads Brentwood villa for $30 million
    Four years and eight listings later, actor-turned-cannabis farmer Jim Belushi has sold his Brentwood estate for $30 million. Read More
  • UC San Diego is selling the coastal home of famed oceanographer Walter Munk
    Seven years after famed oceanographer Walter Munk donated his La Jolla home to UC San Diego, the school is putting it up for sale at $5.5 million. Read More
  • 60 years after being taken for abandoned L.A. freeway, homes may get new life
    City and state officials unveiled a plan Friday to acquire 77 parcels from the California Department of Transportation and build affordable housing and parks in El Sereno where the 710 Freeway was once supposed to go. Read More
  • Publishing heiress asks $43 million for Bel-Air trophy estate
    After buying a $48.67-million mansion this year, billionaire publishing heiress Taylor Thomson is asking $43 million for her Bel-Air estate. Read More
  • Tyra Banks tries to sell her fifth Pacific Palisades home for $7.895 million
    Supermodel and TV host Tyra Banks is looking to sell her fifth home in Pacific Palisades, listing the contemporary residence for $7.895 million. Read More
  • Facing housing crisis, L.A. voters back duplexes in single-family neighborhoods
    A majority of Los Angeles County voters back a new state law that allows for duplexes in most single-family-home neighborhoods, a Los Angeles Times and Los Angeles Business Council poll finds. Read More
  • USC's new hire Lincoln Riley needs a house. What's on the market for a top football coach?
    Norman, Okla., real estate is much different from Southern California's. What can Lincoln Riley, USC's new coach, buy on a multimillion-dollar budget? Read More
  • Environmental group and Tejon Ranch agree on plan to build 19,300 zero-emission homes
    An agreement to build 19,300 zero-emission homes at Tejon Ranch ends a two-decade battle over the planned development near the Tehachapi Mountains. Read More
  • 'The One' could go up for auction in January. Come with $250 million
    The owner of the largest modern home in America tells a bankruptcy court it plans to have a high-end auction house sell the Bel-Air property. Read More
  • ViacomCBS reaches deal to sell Studio City lot for $1.85 billion
    Hackman Capital Partners announced it's buying CBS' Radford studio lot, home to "Seinfeld," "The Mary Tyler Moore Show" and "Parks and Recreation." Read More
  • Some California cities try to blunt new duplex law with restrictions on new developments
    Some cities in California want to put restrictions on a new law that aims to increase development in single-family home neighborhoods. Read More
  • L.A.'s port could have been in Santa Monica. Here's how San Pedro won out
    When you think about it, it doesn't make much sense for 1890s L.A. to put its port all the way in San Pedro. This is the story of how that came to be — and not the competing alternative, Santa Monica. Read More
  • 'Modern Family' creator Steve Levitan sells Malibu beach house for $14 million
    TV producer Steve Levitan has nearly tripled his money in Malibu, selling a beach house for $14.17 million that he bought two decades ago for $5.4 million. Read More
  • Dolph Lundgren's Hollywood Hills home sells for $3.71 million
    In Hollywood Hills, action star Dolph Lundgren just sold his modern home of three years for $3.71 million. Read More
  • Henry Rollins is selling his industrial compound in Hollywood Hills
    In Nichols Canyon, singer Henry Rollins is shopping around his hyper-masculine home of 13 years for $3.9 million. Read More
  • Matt Damon unloads Pacific Palisades mansion for $18 million
    In Pacific Palisades, Oscar-winning actor Matt Damon has sold his architectural mansion to Warner Bros. CEO Ann Sarnoff for $18 million. Read More
  • Column: Wells Fargo found another way to abuse customers. Then I called them on it
    Wells Fargo had found a way to charge some of its customers $30 to transfer funds from one division of the bank to another when paying off a mortgage. Read More
  • An eco-friendly dome built into the Topanga hills seeks $1.6 million
    In the hills of Topanga, an eco-friendly dome built into the rocky landscape is on the market for $1.6 million. Read More
  • California holds 70% of the country's priciest ZIP Codes for home buyers
    California maintains its reign as the most expensive state in the U.S. for home buyers, with 89 of the nation's 127 priciest ZIP Codes, a new study finds. Read More
  • 'It's still not easy': SoCal home-buying frenzy cools — a bit
    Southern California's housing market has slowed ever so slightly, but it remains ultracompetitive. Prices in October were up 14% from a year earlier. Read More
  • Billy Bob Thornton sells his leafy retreat in Brentwood for $3.6 million
    After eight years in Brentwood, Oscar-winning actor Billy Bob Thornton has sold his traditional-style spot in Mandeville Canyon for $3.6 million. Read More
  • 'Gimme Shelter': Why modern freeway construction is still taking homes in Black and Latino areas
    A Los Angeles Times investigation reveals that more than 200,000 people have lost their homes to freeway construction over the last three decades. Read More
  • Way better than a parking lot: Smart reuse revives Julia Morgan's Herald Examiner building
    An Apple store redo of Tower Theatre and the renovated William Randolph Hearst Herald Examiner building bring Broadway's historic architecture back from the brink. Read More
  • Parks and green spaces are vital for neighborhoods, so why aren't there more?
    We know parks are not equitably distributed across L.A. What's the hold-up on building more?   Read More
  • Producer Joel Silver wants $75 million for pink Brentwood mega-mansion
    Blockbuster producer Joel Silver is seeking a blockbuster sale in Brentwood, listing his Mexican modernist mansion for $75 million. Read More
  • Amenities go wild at luxe apartments: Music studios, rooftop dog parks, bed making by app
    Competition for tenants willing to pay top dollar has apartment owners in something of an amenities arms race, reaching new heights of pampering. Read More
  • How we reported the story on highway displacements
    To report on people who have lost their homes because of highway projects in the modern era, The Times analyzed data submitted by states to the Federal Highway Administration each year since 1991. Read More
  • The racist history of America's interstate highway boom
    Construction of the U.S. Interstate Highway System tore through the nation's urban areas with freeways that, through intention and indifference, carved up Black communities Read More
  • Liberace's former townhouse above the Sunset Strip is listed for $3.4 million
    Just above the Sunset Strip, a Hollywood Regency-style townhouse owned by Liberace in the 1970s is on the market for $3.4 million. Read More
  • After break-in, Camila Cabello is selling her Hollywood Hills villa for $4 million
    Singer-songwriter Camila Cabello is asking $4 million for her Hollywood Hills villa where there was a break-in earlier this year. Read More
  • Jason Oppenheim pays $7 million for Newport Beach mansion, announces 'Selling Sunset' spinoff
    'Selling Sunset' star Jason Oppenheim just dropped $7 million on a home in Orange County, where he's filming a spinoff series titled "Selling the OC." Read More
  • They live rent-free on San Francisco Bay. But now their 'floating homeless encampment' faces extinction
    Iconoclastic boat dwellers have long lived illegally and rent-free in the sightline of some of America's priciest real estate, but now authorities in Marin County want them gone. Read More
  • Holcomb Valley Ranch, a 377-acre nature resort near Big Bear, seeks $12 million
    The nature resort north of Big Bear Lake is by far the biggest property currently available around the mountain city and also the most expensive. Read More
  • What L.A. County's median home price — $795,000 — buys in six areas
    Take a look at what L.A. County's median home price of $795,000 buys in areas such as Monterey Park, Vermont Square and Tarzana. Read More
  • In Pioneertown, an Old West-themed vineyard is up for grabs at $2 million
    A five-acre compound complete with a 2,000-square-foot home and 700-vine vineyard has surfaced for sale in Pioneertown for $2 million. Read More
  • Famed Universal Studios lot will add soundstages as film and TV production surges
    NBCUniversal plans for a major development at its famed Universal Studios lot, adding more soundstages as media companies race to satisfy the content boom. Read More
  • Longtime 'Good Day L.A.' host Jillian Barberie lists Tarzana retreat for $2.5 million
    Former 'Good Day L.A.' host Jillian Barberie is asking $2.5 million for her Tarzana retreat designed by 'Flipping Out' star Jeff Lewis. Read More
  • Hilary Swank wants $10.5 million for her Pacific Palisades villa
    After moving her family to Colorado during the pandemic, Oscar-winning actress Hilary Swank is asking $10.5 million for her villa in the Palisades. Read More
  • Column: This 'cost recovery fee' seems more like double dipping
    Brinks Home Security charges customers an extra $1.97 a month for network services that the company's $46.60 base price already covers. Read More
  • Should California make solar more expensive? Inside the climate justice battle
    Clean energy activists and utility giants are duking it out over the future of rooftop solar. Read More
  • Chargers reveal plans to build headquarters and training facility in El Segundo
    The Chargers have an agreement to construct a headquarters and training facility in El Segundo. It is expected to be completed in the spring of 2024. Read More
  • Billionaire Marc Andreessen buys Malibu mansion for $177 million, a California record
    In the priciest home sale in California history, billionaire Marc Andreessen has paid $177 million for the Malibu home of fashion mogul Serge Azria. Read More
  • Ariana Grande sells her Bird Streets perch for $14 million
    Pop star Ariana Grande just sold her scenic Bird Streets home for $14 million just a year after she bought it for $13.7 million. Read More
  • Fight over 'The One' mega-mansion heads to Bankruptcy Court
    An auction of the Bel-Air mansion known as The One is called off after the limited liability company that owns it files for bankruptcy protection. Read More
  • Buck the system: In Italy, old towns eager for new blood sell homes for about $1
    As the COVID-19 pandemic changes working patterns, rural Italian towns are offering cut-price homes to lure new residents. Even Americans are buying. Read More
  • Ben Simmons is selling his mansion outside Philadelphia for $5 million
    After requesting a trade from the Philadelphia 76ers, star point guard Ben Simmons has listed his custom New Jersey home for $5 million. Read More
  • California, New York fight over shrinking low-income housing aid in Democrats' bill
    Because of differences in the way low-income housing is addressed state by state, proposed cuts have set off a West Coast-East Coast tug of war. Read More
  • Chargers star Joey Bosa buys house on the water in hometown Fort Lauderdale
    NFL star Joey Bosa just dropped $5.85 million on a waterfront house in his hometown of Fort Lauderdale, Fla. Read More