In the summer of 2019, James* and his girlfriend packed their two dogs and all of their belongings into a car, and left their home state for a new life in Santa Cruz, California. James was about to embark on a PhD in social sciences. It had been almost impossible to find a place. For … Continue reading A University Reimagined: UC Santa Cruz and the Fight for COLA
Downtown Los Angeles is seeing something of a Renaissance these days. From the revived Clifton’s Cafeteria to the reopened Angels Flight Railway, it seems you can’t swing a dead cat without hitting some throwback to the Raymond Chandler era. At present, a plan to return streetcars to the historic core is receiving serious consideration by … Continue reading Getting the Low-Down on Business Improvement Districts: A Q&A with BID Watchdog Adrian Riskin
6 February, 2019 In the 2002 sci-fi film Minority Report, a police pre-crimes unit uses technology to predict and stop crimes before they happen. Take Tom Cruise out of the equation and you’ve got the present-day Los Angeles Police Department.