Inglewood City Council to vote on shrinking area for possible Clippers arena
August 15, 2017 - 9:36am
Inglewood’s City Council will vote Tuesday on a revised deal with a Clippers-controlled company to shrink the four-block area where the team could build an arena so residences and a church aren’t displaced. To read the entire LATimes.com article click here
L.A. gives green light for eminent domain to clear out Manchester Square
August 10, 2017 - 10:25am
Year after year, Manchester Square has slowly become a ghost town in the shadow of Los Angeles International Airport. Houses and apartments have gradually been razed or boarded up. Empty lots surround the scattered buildings that remain. Homeless people pitch tents along its streets, under the roar of airplanes. To read the entire LATimes.com article click here
Inside Inglewood stadium's massive model center, where the cars, fans and video board come to life
August 7, 2017 - 10:50am
The future of professional football in Los Angeles is tucked away on the fourth floor of a glass-encased office building near the 405 Freeway in Playa Vista.
Two white doors slide open like the entrance to an amusement park ride. In a darkened room, visitors face a floor-to-ceiling video wall that offers better resolution than an IMAX movie. Between dizzying aerial views of the region and thumping music, the pitch unfolds to be part of the $2.6-billion stadium Rams owner Stan Kroenke is building in Inglewood. To read the entire LATimes.com article click here
The most anticipated transit projects opening in time for the 2028 LA Olympics
August 4, 2017 - 2:05pm
If Los Angeles hosts the 2028 Olympic games, visitors from around the world will find that they can ride the train to LAX, hop aboard the subway to Urban Light, and cruise straight from Santa Monica to East Los Angeles via light rail. Flush with cash from Measure M, the voter-approved half-cent sales tax, Metro will expand the transit network so much during the next decade that Los Angeles may very well boast the nation’s second most extensive rail system—second only to New York. To read the entire LA.Curbed.com article click here.
Los Angeles makes deal to host 2028 Summer Olympics
July 31, 2017 - 10:32am
Los Angeles has reached an agreement with Olympic leaders on terms that will pave the way for hosting the Summer Games in 2028 instead of 2024, according to a source close to the negotiation. Read full article here.
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