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Metro to deck Wilshire at La Brea for 22 weekends

Metro to deck Wilshire at La Brea for 22 weekends

| January 28, 2016 | 0 Comments

At a meeting jointly sponsored by Councilman David E. Ryu and Metro, held at Los Angeles High School on Jan. 21, no final decision was announced to resolve the La Brea “decking” controversy. However, indications pointed to a 22-weekend approach. Before an audience of approximately 80 neighborhood stakeholders, Metro’s construction relations manager, Kasey Shuda, oversaw […]

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Ninety years of zoning debates show no signs of ending

Ninety years of zoning debates show no signs of ending

| January 28, 2016 | 0 Comments

Councilman Thomas D. Shepard went to jail The debate over land use and zoning in Los Angeles is as old as many of the city’s neighborhoods. The Aug. 28, 1925, front page of the “Larchmont Post” (framed on a wall in the offices of the Larchmont Chronicle) boasts the headline, “Zoning of Wilshire will be […]

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Petition for construction moratorium moves forward

Petition for construction moratorium moves forward

| January 28, 2016 | 0 Comments

The Los Angeles City Clerk’s office announced last month that it had approved for circulation the anti-development initiative sponsored by the California nonprofit 501(c)3 charitable organization, AIDS Healthcare Foundation. Jill Stewart, campaign director for the Coalition to Preserve L.A. (CPLA)—the political campaign in support of the “Neighborhood Integrity Initiative”—says her group has already begun gathering […]

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Several shops set to close, relocate, according to LBA

Several shops set to close, relocate, according to LBA

| January 28, 2016 | 0 Comments

Update: Pickett Fences announced that the store, being pushed out of the Larchmont Village Plaza, will move across the street to the former Alternative Apparel space at 219 N. Larchmont Blvd. See more information on the Pickett Fences Facebook page here. Several stores on Larchmont are closing or relocating, according to reports from a board […]

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Mansionization, infamous loopholes back on table

Mansionization, infamous loopholes back on table

| December 31, 2015 | 0 Comments

Some realtors, developers and even homeowners don’t see a problem with McMansions. But most Angelenos would probably rather not live next to one. Like horses and all-night parties, McMansions don’t belong in an urban setting, according to nomoremcmansionsinlosangeles.org advocate Shelley Wagers. A city law passed back in 2008 was supposed to stop the infiltration of […]

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Traffic data to be told at January 21 subway meeting

Traffic data to be told at January 21 subway meeting

| December 31, 2015 | 0 Comments

Traffic data for a proposed 22-weekend work schedule and a seven-week alternative for installing the La Brea station decking for Metro’s Purple Line will be discussed at a community meeting Thurs., Jan. 21. The meeting is at Los Angeles High School, 4650 W. Olympic Blvd., in the Corwin Theatre, from 6 to 8 p.m. The […]

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