Financial Exec Questions if Black Bank Matters; Zócalo Chair Gets Boot, Board Members Bolt; Villanueva Goes Trumpy, Too; Clarity in Santa Clarita

Irvine-based Steven Sugarman has stumbled on timing and tone in relation to events unfolding around his hostile takeover bid for Broadway Federal, the largest …

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 …

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 …

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 …

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 …

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 …

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 …