Did DTLA Just Peak? OC Gathers Around Cancer Care; Garcetti Goes Ghost; GOP Women Aim to Reclaim; Guzman Swaps LB Port Duties for Costa Mesa Job

There’s one item about midway through this column that addresses the ongoing erosion of the public trust in Los Angeles. Federal agents emphasized the point as this piece was being prepared for publication, extending an ongoing probe to the LA City Attorney’s office and Los Angeles Department of Water and …

Fresh Face, Focus in LA County Race; K-Town’s Mural Deal; Knock Brings Boost for Pimco; Chapman’s A+; McDonnell’s Coaching Tree & More

There’s an update on the Paloma Street deal that brings an odor of scandal to the City of LA’s plans for a homeless shelter Downtown farther down in this week’s column, along with some notes on various other sources of stink at City Hall. Some other news on local politics …

Homeless Shelter Landlord’s Record Includes Money Laundering; Capital & Main Meets Irvine Ranch; Paseo for LA Plaza; Astani’s Big Vision

The landlord in line to receive what looks to be an inexplicably favorable lease rate for a portion of a property the City of Los Angeles plans to convert into a homeless shelter paid more than $500,000 to settle prior money laundering charges, according to federal, state and city documents …

Santana’s Fair Piece of Work; Garcetti Can Analyze This; Huizar’s Omission; OC Does Milken; Zocalo Delivers X 2

More reason to wonder and worry about some fast and loose dealings with the public purse for programs to address homelessness – and we’ll get to that in short order. First some good news that comes from Pomona but recalls better days at LA City Hall. Chalk up a win …

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 …

Office Tea Leaves: Will Hulu Leave SM?; Bird in Santa Ana; Stewart Observes; LA Media’s NY State of Mind; LB’s Happy Blues; Mural Message

Plenty to ponder from the panel that took center stage at AIR CRE’s So Cal Market Trends & Forecast on January 23 at the L.A. Grand Hotel Downtown … KNX 1070’s Frank Mottek moderated the talk for the member-owned commercial real estate network’s 26th annual event, with a panel of …