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:

L.A. moves closer to ending COVID-19 eviction protections

An L.A. City Council committee signed off Wednesday on a plan that would phase out the city's COVID-19 anti-eviction rules at the end of January. → Read More

L.A. plans end to COVID-19 protections against evictions, rent hikes

Some of the nation's strongest protections against eviction and rent increases could end in January after city housing officials recommended their expiration. → Read More

'Gimme Shelter': Why L.A. struggles to provide emergency housing

New federal vouchers were supposed to make it easier to house homeless residents across the country. But despite its huge homeless population Los Angeles has struggled to put roofs over people's heads. → Read More

'Like Godzilla over my house': Residents recount terrifying moments as Oak fire rages

Here's what it's like to live in the path of Oak fire near Yosemite, California's biggest blaze of the year. → Read More

Firefighters face punishing weather conditions in battle against raging fire near Yosemite

The Oak fire near Yosemite has grown to 14,281 acres, making it California's largest blaze so far this season and prompting Gov. Gavin Newsom to declare a state of emergency for Mariposa County. → Read More

The big rent increase across California next month

Starting Aug. 1, landlords will be allowed to increase rents by as much as 10% under a state law affecting millions of tenants across California. → Read More

'Gimme Shelter': In drought, does California have enough water for lots of new homes?

California leaders are pushing lots of new home construction while at the same time warning residents about water shortages. Does that make sense? → Read More

State lawmakers aim to give L.A. a reprieve on housing deadline

State lawmakers are set to vote on a bill that aims to give Los Angeles until fall 2024 to rezone the city for a quarter-million new homes. → Read More

Coyote attacks 2-year-old girl in Fountain Valley

The coyote attack on a toddler was at least the second in recent months in Orange County. The girl is recovering from her wounds. → Read More

Multiple wildfires burn in Northern California, prompting evacuations

At least three wildfires are burning in Northern California on Thursday afternoon, prompting evacuations. → Read More

Affordable housing in California now routinely tops $1 million per apartment to build

At least seven low-income housing developments funded by the state have eclipsed more than $1 million per apartment to build in the last two years. → Read More

Foreign graduate students can't afford to live in California

Foreign graduate students struggle to live in California, making it hard for them to complete their studies and harder for the U.S. to attract and retain top talent. → Read More

'Gimme Shelter': Will Governor Newsom's big homelessness plan work?

Gov. Gavin Newsom wants to provide court-ordered treatment for homeless residents with severe mental illness. Will the idea reduce homelessness in California? → Read More

Does California have enough water for lots of new homes? Yes, experts say

California officials have increasingly strict rules on water usage during the latest drought. But they also have plans to allow for more homebuilding. Will there be enough water for new residents? → Read More

Mold, plumbing problems persist at South L.A. apartment complex as city pledges action

City and county inspectors plan to examine all 425 units in Chesapeake Apartments next month. But records show agencies have missed obvious warning signs about the property's extensive deterioration over decades. → Read More

Why do so many L.A. apartments come without fridges? Inside the chilling mystery

Why do tenants have to bring their own refrigerators to rent apartments in Los Angeles? → Read More

'Gimme Shelter': How California's top cop enforces housing laws

California Atty. Gen. Rob Bonta has cracked down on cities he says are violating state laws that encourage more housing development. → Read More

A bid to stop freeway expansions in California hits a roadblock: Organized labor

California transportation leaders want to wind down freeway widenings , but organized labor groups say road projects should continue. → Read More

'Gimme Shelter': Why mold and sewage complaints evade L.A. apartment inspectors

For years, tenants at a large South L.A. apartment complex have complained about serious health and safety problems at their apartments. But city and county inspectors haven't fixed the issues. → Read More

'Gimme Shelter': Should L.A.'s golf courses become housing?

Some state lawmakers are asking why there is enough space for golf but not more housing in Southern California. → Read More