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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Postwar Chinatown, Changed By Federal Immigration Law

Postwar Chinatown, Changed By Federal Immigration Law

1965 Immigration changed the shaped of postwar Chinatown in Los Angeles and across the country.
How Los Angeles Began to Put its Smoggy Days Behind

How Los Angeles Began to Put its Smoggy Days Behind

If you think smog in Los Angeles is bad now, imagine how suffocating it was before the Clean Air Act of 1970.
Laws That Shaped L.A.: How the California Environmental Quality Act Allows Anyone to Thwart Development

Laws That Shaped L.A.: How the California Environmental Quality Act Allows Anyone to Thwart Development

CEQA was designed to protect the environment, but what adverse effects does it have?
Laws That Shaped L.A.: Los Angeles and the First Amendment

Laws That Shaped L.A.: Los Angeles and the First Amendment

How has the First Amendment shaped the never-ending quest to freely express ideas in Los Angeles?
Laws That Shaped L.A.: How Bunker Hill Lost its Victorians

Laws That Shaped L.A.: How Bunker Hill Lost its Victorians

How did all the grand mansions of Bunker Hill get demolished? Blame a 1949 law that pushed forward the agenda of "redevelopment."
Laws That Shaped L.A.: Why is the Los Angeles Skyline So Bland?

Laws That Shaped L.A.: Why is the Los Angeles Skyline So Bland?

Why does Los Angeles possess such a flat, drab and stunted skyline? Blame a line of text inserted in 1974 into the Los Angeles Municipal Code.
Laws That Shaped L.A.: Why Los Angeles Isn't a Beach Town

Laws That Shaped L.A.: Why Los Angeles Isn't a Beach Town

Jeremy Rosenberg's new column spotlights regulations that have played a significant role in the development of contemporary Los Angeles. First up: Laws of the Indies.
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