Laws That Shaped LA

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Jeremy Rosenberg is a Los Angeles-based writer, editor, and consultant whose work has appeared in various books, magazines, newspapers, and online.
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Proposition 13's Hidden Effects On the Built Environment

Proposition 13's Hidden Effects On the Built Environment

Would the built environment be much more vibrant and dynamic without Prop 13?
How Rancho Owners Lost Their Land And Why That Matters Today

How Rancho Owners Lost Their Land And Why That Matters Today

The breakup of rancho lands in Los Angeles resulted in the newfound availability of land, fueling a massive land boom for new settlers.
Proposition 13: The 'Sacred Cow' That Won't Go Away

Proposition 13: The 'Sacred Cow' That Won't Go Away

There has been few pros and many cons as a result of Proposition 13, which cut, capped and rolled back property taxes.
 How Downtown L.A. Became a Place to Live (without Parking)

How Downtown L.A. Became a Place to Live (without Parking)

A 1999 ordinance helped breathe new life into old office buildings in downtown L.A. while increasing pedestrian activity.
How World War II Era Internment Camps Changed Little Tokyo, Los Angeles and America

How World War II Era Internment Camps Changed Little Tokyo, Los Angeles and America

Executive Order 9066 altered the physical and psychological makeup of Los Angeles in ways that reverberate today.
The Roots of Sprawl: Why We Don't Live Where We Work

The Roots of Sprawl: Why We Don't Live Where We Work

Los Angeles is often derided for its endless sprawl, which can be blamed on a law that passed more than a 100 years ago.
Skid Row's Toilet Woes: Where Going to the Bathroom is Illegal

Skid Row's Toilet Woes: Where Going to the Bathroom is Illegal

Does the ordinance against urination and defecation make the city safer or more healthy for homeless people?
Under-Appreciated 1990 Immigration Law that Changed Koreatown

Under-Appreciated 1990 Immigration Law that Changed Koreatown

A 1990 law changed the nation's collective understanding of who is an immigrant and what it means to arrive in America.
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