Jessica Goodheart: We can’t afford to give money to companies that are going to hand it off to high paid executives or pad their stock dividends.
Jessica Davison: Even voters committed enough to attend a debate watch party said they felt overwhelmed by the size of the field.
Jessica Goodheart: A highly readable and timely account of the Democratic Party’s fall from power also points the way to its redemption.
Jessica Goodheart: Youth, the elderly and whole families are tumbling into homelessness at a faster rate than they can be helped onto their feet.
Jessica Goodheart: A federal program’s critics say it provides questionable benefits for low-income communities and hastens gentrification — while awarding large tax breaks to the wealthiest.
Jessica Goodheart: In the unincorporated communities of Los Angeles County, nearly a quarter of residents spend more than half of their income on housing costs.
Jessica Goodheart: L.A. voters have approved nearly $5 billion to fight homelessness. Many say this can only be a down payment on a problem that is structural in nature.
Jessica Goodheart: As cities struggle to rein in the short-term rental service, a detente in San Francisco may show the way.
Jessica Goodheart: California’s homeless crisis has been fueled by gentrification and an affordable housing shortage that is especially acute in such job-rich urban areas as Los Angeles and San Francisco.
Jessica Goodheart: Ending the shutdown won’t curtail the hiring opportunities for corporate recruiters, says one expert. It’s like divorce: Once you start thinking about leaving, the odds that it will happen go up dramatically.
Jessica Goodheart: With more money than ever to spend on homelessness, Los Angeles County offers fewer winter shelter beds than last year. Why?
Jessica Goodheart: Phillips 66, one of Gikovich’s clients, has paid her $937,500 in fees and retainers to lobby the governor’s office and state regulatory boards since 2012.
Jessica Goodheart: Most experts don’t believe that the governor-elect’s target of creating 3.5 million new units by 2025 is achievable. Still, they are energized by his bold plans.