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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.
LA Sanitation launches Green Ribbon Council
June 28, 2017 - 11:44am

Los Angeles Sanitation (LA Sanitation) and the city of Los Angeles have launched the Green Ribbon Council for the city’s new citywide commercial and multifamily waste and recycling collection program, recycLA. Read full article here.

Downtown LA streetcar opening may be pushed to 2021
June 27, 2017 - 2:34pm

Plans for a Downtown Los Angeles streetcar are still chugging along, but perhaps not as quickly as prospective riders might have hoped. Read full article here.

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.