Liam Dillon, Los Angeles Times

Liam Dillon

Los Angeles Times

Sacramento, CA, United States

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Recent:
  • Los Angeles Times
Past:
  • The Union-Tribune
  • Voice of San Diego

Recent articles by Liam:

A powerful nonprofit owns apartments for poor tenants. Why does the elevator keep failing?

The AIDS Healthcare Foundation has spent tens of millions on pro-tenant causes. Yet elderly and disabled tenants at one of its buildings complain have spent months at a time without a functioning elevator. → Read More

L.A. Mayor Karen Bass on housing and homelessness

Weeks into her tenure as Los Angeles mayor, Karen Bass talks about her focus on homelessness and affordable housing. → Read More

L.A. confirms end of COVID eviction rules, while other tenant protections remain in limbo

The L.A. City Council has voted to allow landlords to resume evictions Feb. 1. But additional planned tenant protections have not passed. → Read More

'Gimme Shelter': Why it's so hard for homeless people to get healthcare

Difficulties navigating the healthcare system are exacerbated when someone doesn't have a fixed address and is more likely to have chronic conditions. → Read More

A low for L.A. politics: Council member and activist fight as children watch in horror

Embattled L.A. City Councilmember Kevin de León remains defiant after an altercation with activists during a holiday event. → Read More

Protesters removed from incoming L.A. Councilwoman Traci Park's swearing in ceremony, video shows

Police escorted protesters Saturday from the swearing in ceremony for incoming L.A. City Councilmember Traci Park, the latest in a series of protests involving councilmembers in recent days. → Read More

Kevin de Leon fight: what happened at the Christmas gift giveaway

L.A. City Council member Kevin de Leon was involved in a fight Friday night with activist Jason Reedy. Here’s what happened at the Christmas gift giveaway where the fight took place. → Read More

'Gimme Shelter': California's wildest housing story of 2022

The 2022 Avocado of the Year goes to the Silicon Valley town of Woodside. The community tried to evade a state law that would allow the construction of duplexes by declaring itself a mountain lion habitat. → Read More

Poor housing conditions continue at L.A. apartment complex, despite 2,000 citations

Tenants at one of L.A.'s largest apartment complexes continue to live in unsafe conditions months after the city, county and landlord pledged action. → Read More

'Gimme Shelter': California housing crisis includes homeless college students

One in five California community college students, one in 10 California State University students and one in 20 University of California students are homeless, a study found. → Read More

Crude emails reveal nasty side of a California beach city’s crusade to halt growth

Bill Brand, the mayor of Redondo Beach, has amassed power on a slow-growth platform. Now, a series of emails involving him and supporters are heightening criticism about their tactics. → Read More

'Gimme Shelter': Newsom falls far short on his big housing promises

At the end of his first term in office, Gov. Gavin Newsom has not met his major promises to build a lot more homes and ease California's housing crisis. → Read More

To fix overcrowding in L.A., build more housing, mayoral candidates say

Rep. Karen Bass and developer Rick Caruso say the city needs to build more housing, and more affordable housing, cheaper and faster to fix overcrowding in Los Angeles. → Read More

They seized vacant El Sereno homes at the start of the pandemic. Now, they face eviction

In March 2020, more than a dozen families seized vacant, publicly owned homes in El Sereno and were allowed to stay. Now, some may be evicted. → Read More

Thousands of apartments may come to Santa Monica, other wealthy cities under little-known law

Developers in Santa Monica are planning 4,500 new apartments under a little-known state legal provision — and the city might not be able to stop them. → Read More

Las Vegas music festival canceled Saturday because of high winds

Organizers of the When We Were Young Festival in Las Vegas canceled performances on Saturday because of high winds. They plan to resume on Sunday. → Read More

How L.A. became the most overcrowded place in the U.S.

More homes are overcrowded in L.A. than in any other large U.S. county, a Times analysis of census data found — a situation that has endured for three decades. → Read More

A century of overcrowded homes in L.A.: How we reported it

Our story on overcrowded housing involved dozens of interviews and visits to tightly packed apartments where COVID-19 ran rampant. → Read More

Why it's so hard to fix housing overcrowding in Los Angeles

The denser homebuilding and increased public support for low-income tenants needed to fix L.A.'s housing crisis are also needed to solve overcrowding, experts say. → Read More

'Gimme Shelter': How parking lots explain California's housing crisis

A new California law eliminates minimum parking requirements for housing near mass transit. Why one parking guru says it'll be a boon for home building. → Read More