‘THE REEF’ GETS ANOTHER APPROVAL

‘THE REEF’ GETS ANOTHER APPROVAL

Controversial plans to construct two high-rise towers, a hotel, and lots of restaurants and shops on two city blocks in South Los Angeles cleared an important hurdle Tuesday, winning unanimous support from the city’s Planning and Land Use Committee.

In endorsing the project, the committee rejected two appeals that had been filed against it over its size and lack of affordable housing. The plans now move to the City Council for final approval.

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FRANK GEHRY SUNSET STRIP PROJECT GETS APPROVAL FROM LA CITY COUNCIL

FRANK GEHRY SUNSET STRIP PROJECT GETS APPROVAL FROM LA CITY COUNCIL

A big residential and commercial complex designed by Frank Gehry for the eastern end of the Sunset Strip got the final approval it needed Monday from the Los Angeles City Council.

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CALIFORNIA BALLOT PROPOSITIONS – NOVEMBER 2016

CALIFORNIA BALLOT PROPOSITIONS – NOVEMBER 2016

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There are 17 statewide ballot propositions on the California ballot for the November 8, 2016, election. The following is a voter guide for politically conservative voters on the propositions. We have also given our positions on the LA County Measures, the City of LA Measures, the City of Beverly Hills Measure, and the Beverly Hills Unified School District Measure.

If you would like to download the list to take with you to the polling place, you can download it here.

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SANTA MONICA LUXURY HOTEL STARTS CONSTRUCTION

SANTA MONICA LUXURY HOTEL STARTS CONSTRUCTION

Construction has begun on a 271-room luxury hotel and retail complex on Wilshire Boulevard and 7th Street in Santa Monica, according to the Kor Group, the real estate investment and management group developing the property.

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CALIFORNIA’S “BOOM” ABOUT TO GO BUST

CALIFORNIA’S “BOOM” ABOUT TO GO BUST

By Joel Kotkin

As its economy started to recover in 2010, progressives began to hail California as a kind of Scandinavia on the Pacific — a place where liberal programs also produce prosperity. The state’s recovery has won plaudits from such respected figures as The American Prospect’s Harold Meyerson and the New York Times’ Paul Krugman.
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HUGE PROJECT WITH TWO 58-STORY TOWERS PLANNED FOR ARTS DISTRICT

HUGE PROJECT WITH TWO 58-STORY TOWERS PLANNED FOR ARTS DISTRICT

Last year, Irvine-based developer SunCal dropped $130 million on a 14.6-acre property bordered by Sixth, Alameda, Mill, and Wholesale streets in the Arts District, and now, we finally know what’s planned for this enormous parcel. Developers have shared with Curbed renderings and plans for a massive multi-use complex that includes two, 58-story towers, rental units and condos, office space, retail, and a school; the site is currently home to two warehouses mainly used by food distributors.
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