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8020 Briar Summit Drive In Hollywood Hills

February 17, 2019

<![CDATA[.fb-comments,.fb-comments span,.fb-comments span iframe[style]min-width:100%!important;width:100%!important]]>New to the market, this amazing mid-century modern architectural designed by renowned architect Richard Dorman. The spacious residence provides classic post-and-beam design with an open floor plan and wall-to-wall windows inviting year-round indoor to outdoor living. Enjoy the stylish retro-modern aesthetic with tastefully updated interior finishes including custom quartz countertops, and sunken full wet bar. This private enclave is an ideal compound featuring two master suites, a large sparkling pool, and multiple patios in a serene, relaxing backyard set on a quiet, tree-lined cul-de-sac in the hills above Mulholland Drive. ... Read more …

Brandon Ingram Assigned To South Bay Lakers On Rehab Assignment

February 14, 2019

EL SEGUNDO – The Los Angeles Lakers have assigned forward Brandon Ingram to the South Bay Lakers on rehab assignment, it was announced today. Ingram appeared in 20 games (all starts) this season before suffering a sprained left ankle on December 5 vs. San Antonio, averaging 15.2 points, 4.0 rebounds and 2.2 assists in 30.7 minutes per game. Source: https://www.nba.com/lakers/releases/181218-brandon-ingram-assigned-south-bay-lakers-rehab-assignment

Impact Fees Are Bad, Taxes Are Good

February 11, 2019

One of the more nefarious impediments to housing construction in California, in my opinion, is the proliferation of impact fees on new development. Impact fees first became widespread in the 1980s, a consequence of Prop 13 bankrupting local governments’ ability to pay for public improvements like parks and schools. The state allowed cities and counties to start charging community district fees, also known as Mello-Roos fees, whereby each unit in a new subdivision pays a fixed amount to cover the construction of new public facilities. ... Read more …

A World Made Visible

February 7, 2019

Few artists come along who blur the lines of the aesthetic paradigms of “fine art” or “folk art” and transcend both with a truthfulness and verve that allows us to see within the mythology. Sam Doyle is such an artist. He gives us more than mere images of vivid clarity, he opens an intimate world of America’s history, a diasporic history that is still so close it haunts the present. Like Henri Rousseau, a great parallel, whose crafted images, which are just as mysterious, spoke in an oblique way to the interior of the French psyche’s colonial ambitions, Doyle’s impassioned artwork speaks to both our hearts and our minds. ... Read more …

Weekend Guide: Ben Is Dead Magazine Reunion, Cheat Day Land, Vegan Festival, Birria & More ~ GTFO LA!

January 18, 2019

It’s Friday. It’s rough out there. And here is your weekend guide, Los Angeles.  So … get the f**k out of the house! Friday, November 2 Celebrate an Underground Cultural Icon in NELA Iconinc alt magazine Ben is Dead, ran from 1988 to 1999 giving space to punk and grunge rock bands before they would go on to become mainstream, like Ethyl Meatplow, Nirvana, and Hole. It also gave a voice to Los Angeles’s rebellious youth culture at a time when it was largely ignored by most media outlets. ... Read more …

Put Jamal Khashoggi Square Outside The Saudi Consulate On Sawtelle

January 15, 2019

Google Street View of the Saudi Arabian consulate on Sawtelle. I’m usually against the naming of streets, corners and freeways in Los Angeles after people, living or dead. There’s way too much of it, for the flimsiest of reasons, by politicians who just want to win a few points with this or that group. Once in a while, it’s actually legit. For me, this may be one of those times. ... Read more …

AEG Files Plans For 850-Room Expansion Of The J.W. Marriott At L.A. Live

January 12, 2019

Just one day after a Los Angeles City Council Committee endorsed an incentive package valued at nearly $100 million, AEG has filed plans for its proposed expansion of the J.W. Marriott hotel at L.A. Live. The project, budgeted at approximately $700 million, would consist of a 40-story building featuring 850 guest rooms and 51,000 square feet of meeting space, replacing a garage and event deck at the corner of Chick Hearn Court and Georgia Street. ... Read more …

4th Quarter Lapses Cost Lakers Home Win Streak

January 9, 2019

After nearly a month with a flawless home record, the Lakers finally faltered in their own house. The Lakers’ defense collapsed in the fourth quarter, as they yielded their lead and their seven-game home winning streak with a 107-99 loss to Memphis. “Honestly, we didn’t really deserve to win tonight’s game anyways,” Lakers coach Luke Walton said, “and then they caught fire.” Clearly sick of their recent struggles, Memphis — which had lost five straight — erupted in the final period, scoring 35 points (11 more than the Lakers), while hitting a sickening 8-of-10 from 3-point distance. ... Read more …

LA Has More Buildings In High-Risk Wildfire Area Than Any Other Place In California: Report

January 6, 2019

LA has more buildings in high-risk wildfire area than any other place in California: report Other SoCal cities, including Malibu, are highly vulnerable to wildfires, data shows December 18, 2018 11:00AM Overlooking King Gillette Ranch in the Santa Monica Mountains At least 1.1 million California buildings are in a high-risk wildfire area, and there’s no greater concentration statewide than in Los Angeles. Around 114,000 structures in the city are located within the highest-risk fire zone, according to state data analyzed by the Los Angeles Times. ... Read more …

More Millennial Homebuyers? Digital Brokerage Bets On It

January 3, 2019

“Real estate has been ripe for change for a long time,” McManus said. “The days when you would walk into a real estate brokerage and ask an agent to show you around are over. A veil has been lifted, and all data for properties on the market are available online through platforms like Greendoor, Redfin, and Trulia. Now, the next step in the process is adding transparency for the buyer, and that’s what we’re trying to do. ... Read more …