People of Mexican origin in California rarely tire of pointing out: "It was the border that moved, not us."
Los Angeles' vast array of zoning overlays and local zoning conditions make little difference in actual land use decisions and investments.
All Americans are indebted to the actions of Gonzalo and Felicitas Mendez, and four other Santa Ana families, who challenged segregation in local schools.
Over 60 percent of the city's geography is covered by special overlays and site-specific designations -- these are the machinery of the metaphorical sausage factory that is the Los
501(c)(3) non-profit organizations grow out of an American cultural tradition that says too much government in our community life destroys or compromises the bonds of community.
The difference between lower case 'w' "wilderness" and upper-case 'W' Wilderness can mean protection of millions of acres of land.
An overwhelming share of new residents over time will need affordable housing.
An index to all the Laws That Shaped L.A. columns from the past year, organized by subject.