Los Angeles

August 30, 2012 - 4:00 PM
In response to increases in drug use, violence and human waste in Pershing Square, Los Angeles has created a task force to deal with problems officials claim stem from the presence of Occupy L.A. members in the park. The task force calls for heightened police surveillance and frequent cleanups of the park Read More

Task force created to increase patrols and cleanups at Pershing Square

In response to increases in drug use, violence and human waste in Pershing Square, Los Angeles has created a task force to deal with problems officials claim stem from the presence of Occupy L.A. members in the park.

August 30, 2012 - 3:56 PM
For the first time since 1975, Los Angeles County updated and approved its Bicycle Master Plan, which calls for the addition of approximately 831 miles of new bike paths. The plan calls for more than $330 million in funding to be spent over 20 years on improving access and bicycle transit safety in Los Read More
August 30, 2012 - 3:38 PM
A 1.74-acre parking lot at 2nd and San Pedro Streets will soon be developed into a $100 million retail and residential complex, and demonstrates that the area's real estate options are on the rise. The modern design of the new complex will also provide a different architectural style to the neighborhood Read More

Premium apartment complex slated for development in Little Tokyo

A 1.74-acre parking lot at 2nd and San Pedro Streets will soon be developed into a $100 million retail and residential complex, and demonstrates that the area's real estate options are on the rise.

August 29, 2012 - 2:00 PM
A signature downtown mural at Broadway and 4th is being digitally scanned, saved and then removed in order to make way for restoration of the 100-year-old building's facade. Ultimately, new technology will allow the painting to be restored by the original artist before it is "returned" to a Read More

Signature downtown Los Angeles mural relocates to make way for renovation

A signature downtown mural at Broadway and 4th is being digitally scanned, saved and then removed in order to make way for restoration of the 100-year-old building's facade

August 29, 2012 - 1:47 PM
The first fast electric car charger positioned made its debut earlier this month in Los Angeles' Arts District. The new charging station joins 10 standard chargers presented in a parking lot at Mateo and Jesse streets. The chargers are available to all electric car owners passing through the area, and Read More
August 29, 2012 - 1:31 PM
Grand Park opened with much fanfare last month as one of the biggest new parcels of open space in Los Angeles. Designed to attract a mix of tourists, downtown office workers and urban dwellers, the park's location between City Hall and Disney Hall puts it at the hub of the downtown district. According to Read More
August 28, 2012 - 3:59 PM
According to the latest study released by the Urban Land Institute, the Smoky Hollow district in El Segundo is poised to become an enclave of alternative office buildings and workshops. The fate of the aging industrial district has been tied to aerospace, its major industry, and city officials hope that Read More

Revitalization of Smoky Hollow district in El Segundo gains momentum

According to the latest study released by the Urban Land Institute, the Smoky Hollow district in El Segundo is poised to become an enclave of alternative office buildings and workshops.

August 28, 2012 - 3:56 PM
Great City Attractions proposes to spend $12 million on building a 20-story high observation wheel at the end of Windward Avenue in Venice Beach. The ride would be a sophisticated alternative to a carnival-style Ferris wheels, and feature 42 air-conditioned cabins, each capable of accommodating eight people Read More

Venice Beach ferris wheel proposal sparks local backlash

Great City Attractions proposes to spend $12 million on building a 20-story high observation wheel at the end of Windward Avenue in Venice Beach.

August 28, 2012 - 3:47 PM
Demand for real estate in Los Angeles, CA led to strong sales throughout this spring and summer, but the market is expected to cool down this fall. Although home sales typically pick up in the summer months, the best season to purchase real estate ultimately depends on the buyer's intentions going into Read More
August 27, 2012 - 2:42 PM
The Wall Street Journal reports that MPG Office Trust Inc., the largest office landlord in downtown Los Angeles, is considering itself to the highest bidder in an outright sale. MPG owns Wells Fargo Tower, U.S. Bank Tower, and other notable downtown high-rises; however, because it has considerably downsized Read More

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