What Happens When Two NFL Teams Come To Town? Inglewood California is About To Find Out
July 24, 2017 - 4:13pm
A few years ago, Inglewood nearly went bankrupt. But the "City of Champions" is on the upswing and faces its next wave of change as home to the new NFL stadium housing both the Rams and the Chargers. That stadium and the surrounding development it attracts could be a boon for the city, but could also bring new challenges. To read the entire Bisnow.com article click here.
Forum owners sue Inglewood over efforts to lure Clippers
July 21, 2017 - 3:29pm
The owner of the Forum, the famous Southern California concert and sports arena, has filed a claim for damages against the city of Inglewood for quietly entering into a deal to possibly build a new Los Angeles Clippers arena just down the street. To read the entire LATimes.com article click here.
L.A.'s Highest-Increasing Home Values Are Along Metro's Crenshaw Line
July 19, 2017 - 5:10pm
Between January 2014 and April of this year, three of the fastest-rising home values anywhere in L.A. were in Baldwin Village/Crenshaw (No. 1), Leimert Park (No. 3) and Hyde Park (No. 4). What do all three neighborhoods have in common? They're historically African-American, historically in the lower 20 percent of average income brackets and, perhaps most important, will be home to stations on the Crenshaw/LAX Line when it opens in two years. To read the entire LAWeekly.com article click here.
5 Major Changes Coming to L.A.
July 17, 2017 - 10:24am
At 470 square miles, the City of Los Angeles is big enough to fit five Seattles within its borders. Tasked with helping to lend some shape and order to that vast tract of land as it grows ever more crowded is the planning department. Vince Bertoni city planner director for the city of Los Angeles discusses 5 major changes coming to Los Angeles within the next 5 to 10 years, naturally a lot of the rethinking revolves around transportation. To read the entire LAMag.com article click here.
L.A.'s Mexican American cultural center begins to blossom after a rocky start
July 17, 2017 - 10:02am
There was a time when children of Mexican descent were slapped if they spoke Spanish in school. As Toni Gomez walked through an exhibit at La Plaza de Cultura y Artes on a recent afternoon, she saw a reference to Malabar Street Elementary in Boyle Heights — and remembered that her mother, Ines, was once one of those students. To read the entire LATimes.com article click here
City Provides Resources for Residents During Waste Collection and Recycling Transition
July 13, 2017 - 11:31am
About 80,000 Angelenos were able to take advantage of the city’s new solid waste, recycling and food recovery program, dubbed recycLA July 1 as city officials are helping residents transition from a “currently unregulated system to one that is dependable and sustainable,” they said. Since this is a mass transitioning of resources, they said, they want to be sure to be available to answer any questions or address any concerns that residents may have. Read full article here.
IOC to Award Olympics to LA and Paris, Simultaneously
July 11, 2017 - 9:52am
The International Olympic Committee on Tuesday solidified an unusual plan to award the 2024 and 2028 Summer Olympics at the same time in September, with one to be hosted by Paris and the other by Los Angeles. To read the entire NYTimes.com article click here.
LA Seeks Faster Streetcar Funding
July 7, 2017 - 9:52am
After years of grappling with fluctuating cost estimates and a persistent funding shortfall, advocates for the downtown Los Angeles streetcar scored a toehold last fall: $200 million for the project, to be paid through revenue from a new sales tax. To read the entire LATimes.com article click here.
Metro Construction May Uncover Hundreds More Fossils at La Brea
July 6, 2017 - 9:49am
Scientists at the La Brea Tar Pits are contending with a host of historical treasures as the LA Metro moves forward with construction of the Purple Line. Read full article here.
State bill could provide $98M in funding for the LA River
June 28, 2017 - 2:13pm
The California State Legislature approved a budget bill Monday that, if approved by Governor Jerry Brown, would provide $98 million in funding for projects along the LA River. The money will be divvied up evenly and distributed to the Santa Monica Mountains Conservancy and the San Gabriel and Lower Los Angeles Rivers and Mountains Conservancy. The two state-run organizations oversee wildlife protection, education, and recreation along the upper and lower portions of the river. To read the entire LA.Curbed.com article click here