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South L.A. Street Could be Renamed for President Obama
June 21, 2017 - 2:16pm

Former President Barack Obama, a student at Los Angeles' Occidental College from 1979 to 1981, will likely see a segment of the CA-134 freeway renamed in his honor following a vote earlier this year by the California State Senate.  Not to be outdone, the City of Los Angeles is looking to further memorialize the nation's 44th President and his connections to the region. Read full article here.

Purple Line street closures near Wilshire/Fairfax are done
June 21, 2017 - 11:33am

Purple Line-related street closures that were expected to snarl traffic for 18 weekends near Fairfax Avenue and Wilshire Boulevard in the Miracle Mile have wrapped up five weekends early, says The Source. Read full article here.

Inglewood will vote on deal for Clippers to explore new arena
June 15, 2017 - 9:30am
As round-the-clock construction continues on the $2.6-billion stadium for the Rams and Chargers in Inglewood, the resurgent city is moving toward adding another team. Inglewood's City Council will vote Thursday on an exclusive negotiating agreement for a Clippers-controlled company to build an arena for the team, according to a copy of the document. To read the entire LATimes.com article click here.
Zero waste isn't just for hippies anymore
June 6, 2017 - 11:47am

You'd be forgiven if you mistook the place for a nightclub or a gallery. It has concrete floors, high ceilings and neon lights. And it's tucked away in Brooklyn's coolest neighborhood, Williamsburg, where alternative lifestylers, work-from-homers and celebrities pay an arm and a leg for apartments just one stop from Manhattan on the L train. To read the entire CNN.com article click here.

 

Jordan Downs redevelopment: Construction finally starts on ‘beautiful new’ apartments
June 6, 2017 - 10:04am

To the beat of the the David Starr Jordan High School drum line, city leaders and developers plunged shovels into dirt off 99th and Laurel in Watts on Monday afternoon, ceremoniously marking the start of construction to rebuild Jordan Downs. To read the entire LA.Curbed.com article click here.

Rams, Chargers reach out to LGBTQ community with sponsorship of Venice Pride
June 5, 2017 - 10:35am

The Rams and Chargers are in a so-called “Fight for L.A.,” a competition that includes wooing — and accepting — new fans from all parts of Southern California’s diverse population. Both franchises have reached out to the LGBTQ community to help sponsor this weekend’s second annual Venice Pride celebration of diversity. To read the entire LATimes.com article click here.

Monstrous tunnel-boring machine makes history at the lowest point in L.A.'s transit system
June 2, 2017 - 12:13pm

Below Walt Disney Concert Hall, down the block from the line forming outside the Broad Museum, sits the deepest point in Los Angeles’ subway system. When it’s completed, the Bunker Hill station will be in a class of its own. At 110 feet below street level, it will be the only station without escalators, instead relying on a bank of elevators to lower passengers to the platform. To read the entire LATimes.com article click here.

Pressure mounts for VW to invest in low-income communities
May 31, 2017 - 4:15pm

The California Air Resources Board has asked Volkswagen to do a better job of explaining how the automaker’s plan to spend $200 million to boost the adoption of zero-emission vehicles will benefit lower-income communities. Read full article here.

L.A. County Releases Revised Willowbrook T.O.D. Specific Plan
May 26, 2017 - 9:23am

The past several years have seen numerous improvements to the surroundings of Metro's Willowbrook/Rosa Parks Station, best highlighted by the rebirth of the MLK Community Hospital.  Los Angeles County is now looking to guide further development around the station through a new specific plan. Read full article here.

Super Bowl in Los Angeles is delayed a year; Inglewood will host in 2022
May 24, 2017 - 9:51am

Call it the Super Bowl Reshuffle. Five days after the Rams announced their Inglewood stadium would be finished in 2020, a year later than the original plan, NFL owners unanimously voted to push the Los Angeles Super Bowl back a year until February 2022. To read the entire LATimes.com article click here.