There are only two cities in the world in which big wild cats freely roam.
Congratulations to L.A. Times columnist Steven Lopez as a 2018 Pulitzer Prize Finalist for his "graceful columns rich in detail that vividly illustrated how the crippling cost of housing in California is becoming an existential crisis for the state."
Chicano Moratorium Committee demonstrators outside a military recruiting office on Broadway in Los Angeles, 1969. Protestors charged that young Latinos were disproportionately dying in the Vietnam War even as grievances of injustice and discrimination continued back home.
According to the 2017 cost-of-living survey conducted by Mercer Human Resource Consulting, Los Angeles ranked 23rd among the most expensive cities in the world in which to live. Among U.S cities in the rankings, only New York City (rank 9th) and San Francisco (rank 21st) ranked higher. Other U.S. cities to rank high on the list were Chicago (rank 31st) and Honolulu (rank 35th). Some cities outside the U.S. ranking higher than Los Angeles were Hong Kong, Tokyo, Seoul, Beijing, Moscow, Tel Aviv and Dubai.