Los Angeles is not known for its journalism. I can think of several news outlets that have been getting steadily worse for years.
But there is hope: independent newsrooms are doing some very good work.
If you are a renter or concerned about housing issues, I suggest reading Los Angeles Public Press.
Back in January, they published "How to find dirt on your landlord".
In March, they ran "How to get your landlord to fix the toilet - and generally do their job - in LA".
I'm a former property manager, and I recommend both articles to renters with crappy landlords.
In June, LAPP shared "One tenant's story of harassment, and how he got it to stop". (Did you know that the city hasn't prosecuted a single tenant harassment complaint? Your tax dollars at work, Angelenos.)
Just a few days ago, LAPP's latest investigation exposed the business of "relocating" rent-controlled tenants. Harassment, "renovations" that make units uninhabitable, and questionable "cash for keys" offers have become sickeningly common.
The public needs to know this stuff - which is, after all, the whole point of journalism in the first place. Support their work if you can.