Los Angeles

September 7, 2012 - 4:14 PM
In an ambitious effort to create additional open space in the Los Angeles city limits, Los Angeles Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa launched the 50 Parks Initiative at 49th Street Park in South Los Angeles. The initiative will add more than 170 acres of new park space to Los Angeles, and could increase the Read More

Launch of 50 Parks Initiative could increase value of Los Angeles real estate

In an ambitious effort to create additional open space in the Los Angeles city limits, Los Angeles Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa launched the 50 Parks Initiative at 49th Street Park in South Los Angeles.

September 6, 2012 - 5:45 PM
After three Burbank residents filed a lawsuit, a preliminary injunction issued by a Los Angeles Superior Court judge last week halted construction of a Wal-Mart Supercenter in the southern California city. The lawsuit could force Burbank to prove that the addition of a Wal-Mart will not cause substantial Read More

Wal-Mart continues Los Angeles expansion in the wake of Burbank legal challenge

After three Burbank residents filed a lawsuit, a preliminary injunction issued by a Los Angeles Superior Court judge last week halted construction of a Wal-Mart Supercenter in the southern California city.

September 6, 2012 - 5:27 PM
According to a study released by a senior economist at the University of California, Los Angeles's Anderson Forecast and the UCLA Ziman Center for Real Estate, the Los Angeles housing economy is in the process of rebounding after $7 trillion of wealth was lost during a six-year decline. Homeownership Read More

Report: Housing recovery in Los Angeles is underway

According to a study released by a senior economist at University of California, Los Angeles's Anderson Forecast and the UCLA Ziman Center for Real Estate, the Los Angeles housing economy is in the process of rebounding after $7 trillion of wealth was lost during a six-year decline.

September 6, 2012 - 5:16 PM
According to a new report conducted by researchers at University of California, Berkeley, and University of California, Los Angeles, California homes with "green labels" are selling at higher prices than homes that don't. Researchers conducted an economic analysis of 1.6 million homes built and Read More

Report: California homes that meet environmental standards sell for 9 percent more

According to a new report conducted by researchers at University of California, Berkeley, and University of California, Los Angeles, California homes with "green labels" are selling at higher prices than homes that don't.

September 5, 2012 - 1:13 PM
California Governor Jerry Brown signed a bill that officially designates the Los Angeles river as an actual river rather than a flood control channel. Los Angeles County is now required to treat it as such, and the river will be accessible to the public starting January 1, 2013. The bill states that " Read More
September 4, 2012 - 4:46 PM
Over the past three years, Los Angeles has established the necessary foundation to become the next hub for technology innovation, bypassing Silicon Valley as a dominant region for technology-based startups. Forbes reports that in 2012, more venture capital investments have been made in Los Angeles than in Read More

Value of real estate poised to increase as Los Angeles emerges as the next Silicon Valley

Over the past three years, Los Angeles has established the necessary foundation to become the next hub for technology innovation, approaching the status of Silicon Valley as a dominant region for technology-based startups.

August 31, 2012 - 2:51 PM
The eastside neighborhood of Los Angeles known as the Arts District will soon receive its first community market containing fresh produce, meats, seafood, dairy and daily necessities. Urban Radish is slated to open in the first quarter of 2013, and will be located in an 8,200-square-foot repurposed metal Read More

First market to open in the Los Angeles Arts District

Urbanites have been gravitating toward smaller, locally-owned grocery stores instead of major grocery chains in search of a personal shopping experience focused on sustainable living.

August 31, 2012 - 2:48 PM
Community activists have teamed with Southern California guerrilla gardener Scott Bunnell to create new gardens in the blighted Skid Row neighborhood of downtown Los Angeles. Residents or prospective residents who have green thumbs may find these new additions add a bit more of an incentive to buy real Read More

Community activists use guerrilla gardening to bring new life to Skid Row

Community activists have teamed with Southern California guerrilla gardener Scott Bunnell to create new gardens in the blighted Skid Row neighborhood of downtown Los Angeles.

August 30, 2012 - 4:17 PM
Spring State Park, a new downtown Los Angeles parklet located between 4th and 5th Streets, has entered its second phase of construction. City officials and local business leaders celebrated the addition of the $8.7 million park space during a ground-breaking ceremony, and hope the 0.71-acre park attracts new Read More
August 30, 2012 - 4:11 PM
Residents have filed a lawsuit to compel Los Angeles to enforce development conditions on construction of new homes for sale in Los Angeles in the Laurel Canyon neighborhood. The conditions required the developer to dedicate part of the project to protection of an ancient wildlife corridor and the lawsuit Read More

Laurel Canyon residents file lawsuit to save ancient wildlife corridor

Residents have filed a lawsuit to compel Los Angeles to enforce development conditions on construction of new homes for sale in Los Angeles in the Laurel Canyon neighborhood.

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