Fine Easter Tweet; Soon-Shiong Miscast as Civic Hero?; Mazzo’s Covid-19 Link; Oaktree’s Acorns; Big News for Jewish Press

I’ll start with a Tweet from Easter/Passover week by Ann Lau, chairperson of the Chinatown-based Visual Artists Guild: “To Fellow #Christians, please do not put …

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 …

Does Feds’ Focus on Money Laundering Point to Paloma Street? Weird Times in Chinatown; LB Update; That Kohlhaas Character; DTSA’s Design

The local legacy media all but overlooked a crucial note in reports of the latest raid of LA City Hall by federal agents, who most …

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 …