Will the LA River through Downtown ever look like this?
October 9, 2017 - 2:02pm
Splashy new renderings show what a greened-up LA River—surrounded by parks, jacaranda trees, restored marshlands, and new high-rises and mixed-use development—might look like decades from now.
The renderings were released this week by AECOM, a giant Los Angeles based engineering, engineering, design, and consulting firm, and they zero in a four-mile stretch of the river from about the southern edge of the Arts District to just north of Dodger Stadium. To read the entire LA.Curbed.com article click here
Competing Arenas Leave Inglewood Mayor Playing From Two Different Decks
October 5, 2017 - 1:20pm
Inglewood Mayor James T. Butts Jr. made a prediction on the eve of the Forum’s reopening almost four years ago. The Madison Square Garden Co. and Executive Chairman James L. Dolan had invested $100 million into transforming the arena into a world-class concert venue. Butts believed the overhauled building, complete with 17,500 red velvet seats, would reestablish the city as a leading entertainment destination after years of struggles with financial problems and crime. To read the entire LATimes.com article click here.
Times Q&A: Clippers Owner Steve Ballmer Shares His Thoughts on Chris Paul, the Inglewood Arena and More
October 3, 2017 - 5:26pm
Clippers owner Steve Ballmer is a visible presence at most of the team’s home games. He’s animated, vocal and seems to take every point personally. He doesn’t speak to the media very often, but here, in a wide-ranging interview with The Times, he addresses many of the topics that Clippers fans want to know about. To read the entire LATimes.com interview click here.
In Its Effort To Go Green, L.A. Created a Trash Monopoly That's Gouging Customers. They Need To Fix It
October 2, 2017 - 3:43pm
The city’s new environment-friendly, years-in-the-planning garbage pickup program has left the Los Angeles businesses and condo associations that rely on it with a severe case of sticker shock.
Back in 2014, when the City Council and Mayor Eric Garcetti approved the program, there was a lot of talk about the environmental benefits of the program — which are real — but little mention by city leaders that the service would cost more. To read the entire LATimes.com article click here.
Disparities in Developers' Environment Exemptions
September 27, 2017 - 10:31am
Year after year, owners of professional sports teams and developers of proposed skyscrapers have pleaded with California lawmakers to grant relief for their projects from the state’s environmental regulations. They’ve found a largely receptive audience.
“It’s a job creator,” Assemblyman Miguel Santiago (D-Los Angeles) told his colleagues while successfully pressing earlier this month for approval of his bill that could speed up an expansion of Facebook’s headquarters and the construction of twin skyscrapers in Hollywood. To read the entire LATimes.com article click here
A Quick Guide to LAX
September 20, 2017 - 4:22pm
Nearly 90 million passengers passed through Los Angeles International Airport in 2016, making it one of the busiest airports in the world. Located about an hour’s drive from Downtown in the South Bay, the airport, for now, doesn’t have a direct transit connection. That means LAX can be a gnarly headache for travelers and friends and family kind enough to pick them up and drop them off.
But navigating it can be painless—if you know how to do it right. To read the entire LA.Curbed.com article click here.
Mayor Butts Rebuilds Inglewood Through Sports, Entertainment and Development
September 7, 2017 - 2:01pm
Phenomenal things are happening in the City of Inglewood, from the L.A. Rams and the L.A. Chargers, to recent talks about the Los Angeles Clippers basketball team, and the building of a new state-of-the-art stadium. Mayor James Butts, the man behind the City of Champions, spoke with the Los Angeles Sentinel on the city’s development and Inglewood’s positive and constructive movement forward, during his leadership. To read the entire LASentinel.net article click here.
Inglewood stadium developers hope suites will transform NFL game day experience
August 29, 2017 - 11:12am
The $2.6-billion stadium NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell is fond of describing as "transformational" is slowly rising from a vast dust-colored pit in Inglewood.
Dozens of giant pillars that will support the sail-shaped structure dwarf an army of excavators, concrete mixers, cranes, dump trucks, water tankers, backhoes, pickups and ant-like workers in white hard hats. To read the entire LATimes.com article click here
Backers of a new Clippers arena in Inglewood push a last-minute plan in Sacramento
August 24, 2017 - 9:31am
Supporters of the Clippers’ proposed new arena in Inglewood are pushing for major help at the Capitol to get the project built.
Backers are seeking last-minute legislation that would give the arena a significant break under the state’s primary environmental law governing development, according to a preliminary draft of the bill obtained by the Los Angeles Times. To read the entire LATimes.com article click here
New Video Showcases LAX People Mover
August 16, 2017 - 1:56pm
This week, LAX released a new fly-through video showing the planned people mover that will connect to the Metro Crenshaw/LAX rail line. The planned $5 billion people mover project, called LAMP (Landside Modernization Access Program), will have six stations: three in the central terminal loop, and the others connecting with Metro, parking, and a consolidated rental car hub. Read the full article here.