Milken Tracks Covid-19; Ollyball Loses, Gains, Helps; No Honor Among City Hall Thieves; Downtown News’ “Death” Exaggerated; Harvard Hits Soon-Shiong

A new website from the Santa Monica-based Milken Institute will track efforts around the world to develop therapies for the coronavirus that causes Covid-19. You …

Useful Site, Silver Lining for Starters; Doti Throws Down on Viral Econometrics; Red Flag on LA Times; Star Turn for Schatz; Time’s Up for Barrack?

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Who Wins on Ahmanson-LACMA Split? OCMA’s Family Tie; Roybal’s Legacy; Huizar’s Timeline; Questions in Coachella; About OC Black Chamber

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Nonprofit Draws Blanks on Homeless Programs; Timing Notable as FivePoint Taps Willie; New Tower for Century City?; Green Street Gets Newsy; Gloves Off on B’Way

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Sugarman’s Hostile Bid for Broadway Federal Counts Villaraigosa as Front Man, Ranges From OC to LA to DC, Points to Law of Collapsing Niches

Take this as an initial view on an overlooked story that could provide a window into matters ranging from the roles of 1 percenters in …

City of Hope Pitches Big Tent, Common Ground; LAHSA Lags; Cedillo Shrinks; Skid Row Switch; From Oscar Knockoffs to Brentwood Teardown

The team-building and sense of community that Duarte-based City of Hope is inspiring with its campaign to build a $1 billion center of cancer research …

Garcetti’s Gauge: Below Par on Common Sense, Above Law on Public Records; Aston Martin, Oceanwide Updates; Hill’s Thrill Ride & More

Last week’s item calling the Los Angeles Homeless Services Authority (LAHSA) into question about a homeless shelter billed as part of its recent 24-hour winter-weather …

What Oceanwide Deal Says About DTLA; Looks Like LAHSA Is Lying; OC Auto Watch; VA’s $2B Valuation in Westwood

It was two months ago that this column brought word of the unfinished and stalled Oceanwide Plaza development in Downtown Los Angeles going on the …

Mark Calendar on Fate of LA Times; City of Hope Gains Traction in OC; Will City Hall Staffer Step Up? Ponti Bros Offer Bargain

This week brings a turn of the lunar calendar—and a prediction for the Year of the Rat: The LA Times will either go up for …