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Legislators should  focus on SCA 2, not  on SB 9, SB 10 and their like

Legislators should focus on SCA 2, not on SB 9, SB 10 and their like

| July 1, 2021 | 0 Comments

I agree with our columnist Marilyn Wells (The NIMBY Diaries, Page 10 of Section 2) that affordable housing needs to be built. However, the many current, developer-backed bills in Sacramento (such as SB 9 and SB 10) absolutely do not achieve that. Those and most other “housing” bills in the legislature are written by, and […]

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Wall Street “housing” bills

Wall Street “housing” bills

| June 3, 2021 | 0 Comments

Local residents should continue being wary of the so-called “housing” bills being proposed in Sacramento. State Senate Bills 9 and 10 are moving through the legislature. These are just the latest versions of the previously-defeated SB 827, SB 50, and SB 1120. Background: tinyurl.com/2bhxvwhh The lobbyists for Wall Street investors and for developers, builders, and brokers […]

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‘Run, Forrest, run!’ — or is it Stan and Seb?

‘Run, Forrest, run!’ — or is it Stan and Seb?

| June 3, 2021 | 0 Comments

What is it with Forrest Gump and running? In May, our local neighborhoods welcomed not one, but two, self-described Gump-like men who were either embarking upon, or just completing, runs across America (on foot!). I met the first on a cool morning in the parking lot of our own Pan Pacific Park Recreation Center (exterior […]

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Dinosaur Ball unveiled green sauropod, welcomed hundreds

Dinosaur Ball unveiled green sauropod, welcomed hundreds

| June 3, 2021 | 0 Comments

This year’s Dinosaur Ball will go down in history — many millions of years of history. More than $900,000 was raised at the Natural History Museums of Los Angeles County (NHM) biennial event to support its online resources and education programs. The virtual event on May 15, with the theme “Opening New Doors,” welcomed 330 […]

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Encampment fire on Third Street chars wall

Encampment fire on Third Street chars wall

| June 3, 2021 | 0 Comments

A fire of unknown origin broke out at a tent encampment on Third Street last Saturday night, May 29. The blaze was on the southeast corner of Detroit St. at 5724 W. Third St. The four-story office building involved is adjacent to the CVS Pharmacy on the southwest corner of La Brea Ave., and the […]

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New GWNC directors elect new slate of officers

New GWNC directors elect new slate of officers

| April 29, 2021 | 0 Comments

The new Board of Directors of the local Greater Wilshire Neighborhood Council (GWNC) elected new officers on April 14. President is Conrad Starr, Sycamore Square. Vice president is Charles D’Atri, Larchmont Village Neighborhood. Jennifer DeVore, Hancock Park, is secretary, and Patti Carroll, Ridgewood – Wilton – St. Andrews Square, was re-elected as treasurer. The Los […]

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