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  • The downside of upscale growth

    By Bill Boyarsky

    October 25, 2007 | 8:00 pm

    I've been following the Los Angeles housing story for a few months because of its special relevance to the Jewish community.

    It has been a story of skirmishes, of threatened apartment houses, of new high rises and old buildings converted into expensive lofts and even of profound...

  • Can Pasadena become a ‘city of justice?’

    By Peter Dreier

    October 18, 2007 | 8:00 pm

    I sometimes wonder what the Prophet Isaiah would think about Pasadena.

    It was Isaiah whose words we just read this past Yom Kippur.

    God, speaking through Isaiah, says, "Do you think the fast that I demand this day is to bow down your head like a bulrush? No! The fast I demand is...

  • City Voice: Will condo threat inspire unity among seniors?

    By Bill Boyarsky

    April 26, 2007 | 8:00 pm

    More than 25 years ago, Los Angeles' senior Jewish renters joined with young progressives and persuaded a reluctant city government to adopt rent control.


    With condos rapidly replacing apartment units, a new crisis in affordable rentals confronts Los Angeles. But is this...
  • Valley Is No Longer a Remote Outpost

    By Nancy Sokoler Steiner

    July 15, 2004 | 8:00 pm

    I've lived in two of the country's most ridiculed locales. I was born in New Jersey, the punch line of stand-up comics everywhere. Adding insult to injury, my family moved to the San Fernando Valley in the early '70s. At that time, the Valley was perceived as the end of the earth --...

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