$4 Million Question on Homeless Program; Ueberroth Still a Sport; Primer-Time for OC Mural; No Staples in Grand Magazine; Hicks Will Take Licks; Assessing EE

I’ll continue to question elected officials about the inexplicably favorable lease rate the City of LA will pay for space for a homeless shelter on Paloma Street … and the status of a $2 million gift from a developer to the office of 1st District City Councilmember Gil Cedillo … …

Counterfeiting in Mix on Paloma; 206 Open Acres in Santa Clarita Valley; Overlooked in OC Office Market; Friends Give Hebrew Lesson; Long Beach Fish Story; Buchan’s Portfolio

Add a case of counterfeiting to the incident of money laundering tied to the landlord in line to receive an inexplicably favorable lease rate for a portion of a warehouse the City of Los Angeles plans to convert into a homeless shelter. Questions about the background of Moiz Kaboud cropped up in …

Reason to Wonder: Will Soon-Shiong Stick With LA Times?; What Sotheby’s Price Might Say; UCI’s Cup Runneth Over; Frankie Goes to Canada

Los Angeles Times Executive Editor Norman Pearlstine aimed for the funny bone in his keynote address to the LA chapter of the Society of Professional Journalists at the group’s annual Distinguished Journalists Award. He might have hit the heart of a larger matter. Pearlstine Pearlstine earned chuckles with a jab …