Many of us were dismayed when the L.A. Times began to cut back on its editorial staff and pages a few years ago. Personally, I missed the separate LAT real estate section and the
blog, especially when the editor was the outstanding Peter Viles. I turned to Calculated Risk and Gretchen Morgenson of the New York Times for my real estate and business news. Caveat: while I don’t have a really sophisticated understanding of all things finance, I do try to keep up with the news, especially about banking, lending and real estate. L.A. Land
But regular business columnists David Lazarus and Michael Hiltzik have changed my mind about the quality of the L.A. Times’ business reporting. Both are outstanding writers and produce business news columns that are informative, topical and easy to follow for us regular folks. I’ll never give up reading NYT’s Gretchen, and this isn't a smackdown, but Lazarus and Hiltzik make reading the
Times biz section an educational pleasure once again. L.A.