Tag: HPOZ

Proposed changes to the Mills Act spark opposition

Proposed changes to the Mills Act spark opposition

| September 1, 2022 | 0 Comments

Recently released recommendations for proposed changes to Mills Act contracts have sparked opposition throughout the preservation community and beneficiaries of Los Angeles’ premier economic incentive program for historic preservation. A recent review of the Mills Act Program by the City of Los Angeles resulted in a series of recommendations, including the controversial proposal of non-renewal […]

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Preservation paradox: YIMBYs and Brookside reuse project

Preservation paradox: YIMBYs and Brookside reuse project

| June 2, 2022 | 0 Comments

It is an annoying and unfortunate reality that the priorities and prejudices of the YIMBY (Yes In My Back Yard) movement are set in the Bay Area, and then they are brought to the statehouse by their champion State Sen. Scott Wiener of San Francisco, who recently in a tweet called for an end to […]

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On Preservation: Sacramento strikes back: with the many sons of failed SB 50

On Preservation: Sacramento strikes back: with the many sons of failed SB 50

| July 2, 2020 | 0 Comments

There is a maxim in politics that states, “Never let a good crisis go to waste,” a saying currently being amply exploited by our legislature in Sacramento. Under the cover of a global pandemic and civil unrest, once again State Sen. Scott Wiener, the maestro of failed SB 50, is trying to foist dodgy housing […]

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On Preservation: Historic preservation protects affordable neighborhoods

On Preservation: Historic preservation protects affordable neighborhoods

| April 1, 2020 | 0 Comments

Looking for things to do during the recent coronavirus pandemic lockdown that fell upon the city mid-March, I came upon the Los Angeles Conservancy’s recent study entitled “Preservation Positive Los Angeles.” The study was released at one of the final gatherings of the season, on March 5, at the 1928 Art Deco-style gem, the Trust […]

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On Preservation: Of log cabins and lost heritage in our communities

On Preservation: Of log cabins and lost heritage in our communities

| January 29, 2020 | 1 Comment

In early January, a controversy broke out between the cities of Beverly Hills and West Hollywood over the preservation of one of the unlikeliest monuments. In deciding to cash in on the flurry of development that is taking place up and down the small stretch of Robertson Blvd. in West Hollywood, between Santa Monica and […]

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On Preservation: Tragedy on Citrus tells  of loss of ‘memory,  continuity and identity’

On Preservation: Tragedy on Citrus tells of loss of ‘memory, continuity and identity’

| December 4, 2019 | 0 Comments

Few names in the recent memory of our neighborhood have fallen further into ignominy than that of Reuven Gradon, who through mendacious flattery and lies purchased the Tudor gem of a home formerly located at 361 N. Citrus Avenue and then promptly carried out its demolition. He also made the decision to forego the statutory […]

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